Apart from “When will I get a job?”, “When will I fall in love?”, and “When will my loan be approved?”, astrologers are also frequently faced with question related to pregnancy, such as “When will I get pregnant?” and “Can I get pregnant?” These questions carry a huge emotional charge and have the ability to either make a person or destroy her.
Now, although astrology alone can’t fully answer such questions – medical assistance is strongly encouraged –, what it can do is to provide a few helpful pointers. Basically, a birth chart reading offers insights referring to circumstances, whether they are favorable or not for natal potential. A few astrological factors which influence fertility and birth are outlined in the following paragraphs. It is important to mention that the male partner is obviously essential in the creation of a child, and that his chart provides useful information as well, but the factors presented further in this article focus on the woman’s chart (it comprises enough information to whether a child can and will be born).
The first factor to take into account is planetary energy. The energies which encourage conception are mainly those of Jupiter and Venus. If these two planets aspect your natal chart, they play a major role in pregnancy. Aspects from Uranus are easily observed in the case of unexpected or medically induced pregnancies (i.e. in vitro fertilization). Sometimes Pluto makes an appearance as well, representing the transformation that pregnancy brings about. Saturn and Mars forming aspects to your birth chart sometimes indicate limits or barriers to pregnancy. However, having a negative factor in the mix doesn’t mean that a person won’t have children, because it is all based on balance: if there are more positive factors than negative ones, then things can progress smoothly and successfully in terms of conception and birth.
When doing a reading for pregnancy-related question, astrologers need to focus on three main points: the Moon, the Sun, and the Fifth House. The Moon is correlated with female cycles and motherhood, and therefore, it usually occupies a central position during times of conception. The Fifth House symbolizes your own creation, so it is associated with children. The progressed Moon moving through this House announces a favorable time for conception. A pregnancy may also be positively influenced by a trine from transiting Jupiter or a conjunction from progressed Venus.
Another important thing to take into consideration is aspects to the progressed Sun, albeit not as important as in the case of the Moon. Progressed Sun in conjunction with natal Venus represents the moment when your purpose (embodied by the Sun) meets with your desire (embodied by Venus). This conjunction also symbolizes a synergy of male and female energies.
There are certain signs which are considered to be more fertile than the others. For example, Water signs are generally accepted to be the most fertile, while Libra, Taurus, and Capricorn are moderately fertile. This is, of course, a simple pointer, and not a rule cast in stone. So if your sign isn’t among the fertile ones, this doesn’t mean that you will not be able to have children.
These were just a few astrological factors which play an important role in determining pregnancy and fertility levels. Prediction is a complex process and it involves a considerable number of variables, and as such, it only provides an overview, and not an unchangeable reality.