Becoming Mommie: Fertility Astrology 101

By Barbara Schermer

Astrology has been called the "science of cycles." What more important cycle is there than the rhythms of a woman's body, waxing and waning with its opportunities for conceiving new life. And what can astrology contribute when conception or full-term pregnancy proves difficult. Research shows that world wide there are 90 million women and men who experience infertility problems. If you are having difficulty, astrology may help you. Using your birth chart, we find the precise times over the next twelve months that your fertility is at its peak and you are more likely to get pregnant naturally.

If, however, you are already engaged in assisted reproductive procedures (In-Vitro Fertilization, GIFT, ZIFT and other variations), astrology can still be of help. In most cases a doctor will give you a 12 to 36 hour window when a procedure (implantation) should be done. We can work with that to find the most auspicious time within that medical window. 

There will be further posts in this “Becoming Mommie” blog track, designed to inform and support you in reaching your goal—a healthy and happy baby!  I will provide several of my case studies—the women who have used these precise times and now have their babies (seven babies and counting).

Here are four simple astrological recommendations to guide you.


Guideline #1: Use the best fertility times.

There are three two-week time periods each year in which you are the most fertile (we are speaking in general but this applies to all women).

They are when the New Moons appear in the water signs of Cancer (especially), Scorpio and Pisces. Here are the next three water moon cycles (2013-2014) to take advantage of:

  • ·      November 3–17, 2013 (New Moon in Scorpio)
  • ·      March 1–6, 2014 (New Moon in Pisces)
  • ·      July 26–August 10 (New Moon in Cancer)

Mark your calendar. If you ovulate regularly and are having your ovulation during or very near these time periods, make a date with your partner or try to arrange the timing to be implanted then.


Guideline #2: If your Sun Sign is a water sign...

or you have three or more planets in water signs in your birth chart, the above dates are especially propitious for you.

The principle applies to those of you born when the Sun is in Pisces (February 19-March 20), Sun in Cancer (June 21-July 22), and Sun in Scorpio (October 24-November 22). If you know your birth chart (where the 10 planets and your rising sign are) and you have three or more planets in Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces, know that these are especially potent fertility “windows” for you to get pregnant.

Guideline #3: Use the most auspicious day of the month.

I am a Kriya yogini, in a branch of the Kriya Yoga lineage (Yogagnanda’s tradition) that uses astrology as a spiritual tool. Within Kriya Yoga it is known that the most auspicious day of any month is the fifth day after each new moon. This day represents the time of the month when the moon is growing and most robust, ideally the time to “plant a seed.” Also remember that the moon rules conception, fertility, the womb, mothers, babies, and families and their dynamics. For the next three water moon cycles that day would be:

  • ·      November 8, 2013
  • ·      March 6, 2014
  • ·      August 16

If you are ovulating within three days of those dates, again head for the bedroom. A note here: some men can feel pressure to perform. Don’t force. Rather, invite or even seduce.


Guideline #4: Avoid important decisions or tests during Mercury retrograde times.

The planet, Mercury, rules your mind and your ability to perceive and understand. Mercury goes “retrograde” three times per year for three weeks each time. Try to avoid making any important decisions concerning your fertility efforts at these times. For instance you might end up second-guessing yourself or over time become doubtful of your chosen course of action. Also try to not undergo any critical tests during these times, as sometimes the results can be ambiguous or misinterpreted. You might have to take the tests again.


Mercury retrogrades for 2011 are

  • ·      October 21–November 11, 2013
  •        February 7–March 1, 2014
  • ·      June 7–July 2
  • ·      October 5–26

Try this experiment. Write down these dates on a calendar you frequently see, and notice these times. Use these periods for romance, and let me know the results.

These timing techniques are all many couples have needed. If you want a fertility consultation specific to your own chart, with a detailed approach to any particular obstacles you might face, we can do that too. This consultation is via phone (I pay for the call) and is recorded as an MP3 file. I cannot promise a baby as the outcome, but I can promise you pinpoint accurate times in which you are most likely be successful. And, who knows, nine months later we might be doing a session to help you get to know your newborn!

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