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.
Ashley Tracey, MS RYT