By Jade Emory
Oahu Island News, September 2001

Astrological Family Planning

Are you ready to conceive a baby? Or are you ready to avoid conception? Either way, astrology offers a valuable technique through which a woman can define a 2nd set of fertile days each month.

The 1st set of fertile days, which almost everyone knows about, occurs in the middle of the menstrual cycle, when basal temperature dips and then rises, and cervical fluid increases. The "rhythm method" of contraception is based on this cycle.

The 2nd set of fertile days is determined astrologically, when the transiting moon is at the same geometric angle to the sun as a woman's birth moon was to her birth sun.

For example, if the woman was born at the exact moment of the new moon, regardless of the actual sign of her moon, her sun-moon angle would be 0 degrees. This is her astrological fertility angle, and every month, at new moon, she would be especially fertile.

If a woman was born a week later, at 1st-quarter moon, her sun-moon angle would be 90 degrees. If she was born at exactly full moon, her fertility angle would be 180 degrees, and a week after that, at 3rd-quarter moon, the sun-moon angle would be 270 degrees.

Regardless of what is occuring in a woman's menstrual cycle, she would be fertile for 3 to 4 days every month during the return of her astrological fertility angle. I've had clients conceive the day after they finished their periods, ordinarily considered a "dry" or "safe" day, simply because for those women, it was their astrologically fertile time.

If a baby boy is desired, the time to conceive is when the transiting moon is in a fire sign (Aries, Leo or Sagittarius) or an air sign (Gemini, Libra or Aquarius).

If a girl baby is desired, the time to conceive is when the moon is in an earth sign (Taurus, Virgo or Capricorn) or a water sign (Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces).

Another fertility enhancing factor is relocation astrology, as your chart rotates when you move from the place of birth. If a woman wants to conceive, relocating to where her asteroid Ceres is emphasized would increase the likelihood of pregnancy, as Ceres governs fertility and parenting.

Oahu Island News Contributing Editor Jade Emory holds degrees in psychology and education, has taught in American and Canadian universities and has been a counselor since 1970. She may be reached at 808-429-2411 or by email at

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