Ready to dive into the connection between astrology and fertility? In part one of this blog series, I mentioned that looking at my birth chart gave me the foundation to make changes to my diet and start tracking my ovulation cycle alongside the lunar cycle and planetary transits. But how did I know what to look for?
Back in the day, I’m talking 2200 BC, astrology and medicine were used together. Ancient astrologers found that certain planetary points within the birth chart corresponded to an individual's overall health and wellbeing and that understanding what lies within someone's birth chart could provide helpful information that was used to heal or prevent illness.
How does this relate to fertility? One of the strongest correlations found was the connection between the Moon and a woman's ability to conceive.
The Moon in your birth chart
In astrology, the Moon represents the body-soul connection. Because the Moon is the closest to Earth, it is said to have the strongest connection to the human body and therefore to your health. The Moon is the queen, conception, and the body. 1
Each of you have the Moon in a certain sign, house, and phase at birth. Looking at these within your birth chart helps lay the foundation of your fertility profile.
For example, when looking at your Moon sign at birth we would want to see a zodiac sign that is considered to be more fertile such as a water sign (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces). If we found that your Moon was in a less fertile sign, such as Virgo, we would dive into its placement and phase to give us more details as to how we can help it out.
The Moon phases and fertility
Every month the Moon travels through eight different phases as it orbits around Earth. These phases are:
From the New Moon to the Full Moon (which typically last about 2 weeks), the Moon is gaining light (waxing) and is a period of growth. From the Full Moon to the New Moon (the following 2 weeks), the Moon is losing light (waning) and is a period of reduced growth.
When the Moon is gaining light or has more light it is said to be more fertile versus when the Moon is losing light or is dark. So we can use this information for both your birth Moon phase and the monthly cycles of the Moon.
Let’s go back to our Moon in Virgo example. Let’s say this individual was born during the Full Moon phase. This would help add some fertile energy to her less fertile Moon sign.
The fertility house in astrology
The 12 houses of the birth chart correlate to different areas of your life. When it comes to your fertility, there is one house in particular that we focus on...the 5th house. The sign, planetary ruler, and the planets that reside within this house all play a role in your fertility.
For example, if our Virgo Moon individual has Pisces on the cusp of her 5th house. This would indicate a fertile 5th house ruling sign and a beneficial 5th house ruling planet (Jupiter). She might not have any planets residing in that house, but looking to her natal Jupiter would tell us more of her fertility story.
Putting it all together
When it comes to your fertility profile it is important to look at all aspects of your birth chart, specifically the ones highlighted in this post. When working with clients, these provide the foundation to astro fertility coaching and allow me the opportunity to dive deeper into what may or may not be influencing their ability to conceive. The next step would be to look at the upcoming transits that would help that client boost their natural fertility.
This is the work I love and personally used on my own journey to conceive. It is important that I share this with others.
If you are interested in learning more about astro fertility, please email me at email@example.com as I offer individual sessions along with special astro fertility coaching programs.
love & fertile light,
1. Vettius Valens, Anthology, I. 1.
Ever wonder why for some people getting pregnant seems to be so easy and for others it may be a longer process or even take medical intervention? I know I did as soon as my husband and I started trying for a baby.
Unprotected sex = a baby right? That is what they teach us in sex education. Should be simple. Boy (or girl) were we wrong! There is sooooo much that has to line up just right for a woman to become pregnant.
Last April, my husband and I decided to pull the goalie and go for it. We tried for months, tracking ovulation and timing sex to fit within the tiny window of opportunity the app said I had. Then one day we found out we were pregnant. We were over the moon excited and ready to start the journey of parenthood. Or so we thought.
The sperm fertilizing the egg is one part, the next part is making sure the zygote implants in the right place and the uterus is able to support it. For us, that wasn’t the case. It somehow didn’t make its way to where it needed to be and we had a failed pregnancy. We were devastated and questioning what went wrong.
When talking to other women out there, I found out it is common to try for months and even more surprising, it was common to experience at least one failed pregnancy (miscarriage, ectopic, etc.) during the process. I was truly shocked. I spent 36 years of my life trying not to get pregnant because they made it sound so easy. Why is no one talking about how hard it can actually be for some women?!
When you ask doctors about trying to conceive, they give you the blanket statement of "try for six months and then if nothing happens let's start running tests". Six months?! That is a long time, especially for someone in their mid-thirties or just naturally impatient, like myself. There must be another way to find out more information about my natural ability to conceive. So, I started thinking. Could astrology give me some answers?
I had been a practicing astrologer for over three years at this point but never thought about the connection between a birth chart and fertility. Yes, I knew the Moon cycles were connected to the female menstruation cycle and certain lunar phases were more auspicious for conceiving, but that was it.
I began researching ancient astrological techniques that connected our physical body, wellness, fertility, and more to our personal astrological birth chart. I was hooked and down the rabbit hole of learning I went. When I came up for air, I felt like I had found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. I needed to test this out on myself!
So, I pulled up my birth chart and started looking at all the planetary points that corresponded to my fertility. Based on this information, I then made changes to my diet, started tracking the lunar cycle in relation to my ovulation cycle, and mapped out my most fertile transits for the next few months. I felt empowered. Like I understood what I was working with and how I could make changes that suited my body.
On November 13th 2019 just after the Full Moon and a lucky Jupiter transit, I took a pregnancy test and got a positive! It felt different. It felt good. This was the beginning of our parenthood journey.
I write this article to let you know there is more to the fertility story and it can be found in your birth chart. I will be posting part two with more information on how astrology can help you on your conception journey. AND a little something myself and fertility coach, Kate Potvin have in the works. Stay tuned…
Make sure to read part two of this blog series.
love & light,
Ashley Tracey, MS RYT