Fertility and the Moon - What's the Connection?

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The Moon’s sway over our sex life and fertility is almost universally accepted, though still full of mystery.

It’s part of a rhythm observed in the natural world, with the life force growing, plumping up, being animated at the waxing cycle, and diminishing during the waning cycle. One observable example is the burgeoning of crustaceans with eggs and sperm on the building cycle, and release at the Full Moon.

And in the mating game, we see voluptuousness busting out at the Full Moon over at the dance club. The Full Moon atmosphere of extroversion and high energy creates the moon for the love connection. And this peak of sexual ardor and rising female hormones is why more babies are born on Full Moons than any other time. It matches the Moon phase of conception exactly!

Since time began, women have watched the Moon, and its mirroring of their own menstrual cycle. This intimacy with life’s very rhythm made them the keepers of the blood mysteries. Many women have reclaimed this connection to Mother Moon, seeking to go with the flow, and not against it. And there’s a growing interest in using lunar calendars to find the peak fertile days, which often coincide with the desire for intercourse.

Dr. Jonas' Breakthrough

Back in the 1950s, a Czech doctor called Dr. Eugene Jonas, brought some of this lunar wisdom into the realm of scientific discovery.

He found out that women’s fertility peaks during the Moon phase that matches the one they were born under.

For example, if a woman was born during the dark of the Moon, her peak is the three days around that time, even if it coincides with the menstrual period. That means there are two peak periods for fertility in a month, one being the regular mid-cycle ovulation.

Quick Tips on Moon and Fertility

  • As the Moon waxes, the estrogen levels go up, which peaks at the Full Moon.
  • For women, the Full Moon is energizing and there’s less need for sleep; the radiant Moonlight makes women feel alluring and receptive to sex.
  • During the waning Moon, higher progesterone prepares the womb for the possibility of new life.
  • At the dark of the Moon, hormones are at their lowest, and there’s a need to rest and tune in psychically, so renewal can happen.
  • The Moon’s mood lighting, the charged-up physical energies and expressive emotionality of the Full Moon are some reasons why it’s a peak for sexual activity.
  • Birth rates are lower in the three-day period at the New Moon; this reflects the lowered libido and energy for sex at that time.
  • At the woman’s natal lunar phase, high stress or sexual intercourse can bring on “spontaneous ovulation.”
  • The lower birth rates at the New Moon suggests that it’s a time of lowered libido.
  • Your most fertile days are when the mid-cycle ovulation matches up with your own natal lunar phase.
  • The lunar phase can be calculated from your natal chart, by counting the degrees that the Moon is ahead of the Sun.
  • Your fertility peaks when the Moon and Sun are in that same angular relationship every month.
  • There’s evidence that a man’s sperm count reaches a peak during his lunar return – when the Moon is in the sign he was born in.
  • Dr. Jonas found that the sex of a baby was in synch with whether the Moon was in a masculine or feminine sign at the time of conception.
  • The masculine signs are Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius and Aquarius.
  • The feminine signs are Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces.
  • For your best chance at a boy baby, have sex during your fertile times when the Moon is in a masculine sign. Choose a feminine sign for a girl baby.
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