That said, here are three ways to incorporate astrology into your sex life . . . for fun and fertility.
Start with the moon
Astrology is complicated for the layperson, so use the moon’s phases as a starting point. “A full moon is the very best for fertility and abundance. A waxing moon—when the moon is growing—is also a great phase for conception,” says Alexandra Chauran, a Renton, Washington-based fortune-teller and astrologer. Chauran suggests timing intercourse to a full moon—easy advice for anyone to follow.
Consult an astrological calendar
Of course, a woman’s fertile cycle doesn’t always cooperate with the moon’s phases, in which case Chauran suggests planning intercourse around your planetary hours. In other words, let science help decide which day you’re most fertile, and then use the planets to choose the best hour for sex.
The cycle of planetary hours begins at sunrise—the beginning of a planetary day—and the hours follow a repeating pattern. The first hour after sunrise is Saturn (marriage), followed by Jupiter (abundance), Mars (masculinity, energy), Sun (growth), Venus (femininity, love), Mercury (healing), and then Moon (fertility). The cycle repeats until the next sunrise.
“When people are looking at their planetary hours, they may want to
conceive when Venus is the planetary hour or when Mars is happening in order to have the energy behind the male,” explains Chauran. Or a couple attempting IVF may want to time their transfer to when the planetary hour is in Mercury to assist with healing.
Get your birth chart done
For those who want to determine a specific window of time to maximize the chances of conception, astrologists agree: A birth chart is a necessity. To create a birth chart, an astrologist needs the exact time and place of your birth. “Once you have the ovulation cycle clearly figured out, an astrologer can tell you to the hour when you should try to conceive,” says Walther.
Walther warns that finding a reputable astrologist is key to an accurate birth chart. “If you’re not comfortable with the astrologist, it doesn’t matter how great their reputation is,” says Walther. “You have to be comfortable with them, or it’s not going to work.” Adds Christino, “Look into their affiliations and accreditations.”
The National Council for Geocosmic Research-Professional Astrologers’ Alliance (astrologersalliance.org), American Federation of Astrologers (astrologers.com), and the International Society for Astrological Research (ISARastrology.com) are all reputable affiliations.
Whether you consult an astrologist or just gaze into the sky with your loved one, using the stars and planets to time intercourse for conception can’t hurt. . . and can certainly make the whole babymaking experience a lot more romantic and fun!
* Not Her Real Name
A version of this article originally appeared in the Spring 2010 issue of Conceive.
Sex by the Stars: Astrology for Conception|
Mar 04, 2010
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