The idea that astrology can be useful in questions of fertility is both an interesting one and a very old one. As far back as the 17th century, astrologers have attempted to answer or provide assistance to issues about fertility. For the skeptical, the first question would obviously be: how would this work? In some ways, the theory is rather simple. For hundreds of years, the signs of the zodiac have been divided very loosely into those that are fruitful (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces & sometimes Taurus), barren (Gemini, Leo & Virgo) and the rest of the signs are somewhere in between. Please note: this has nothing to do with your Sun sign. We are looking here at the sign that is on the cusp of the 5th house, which rules children. So we look at that sign and any planets placed in the 5th house. Moon in Pisces in the 5th? Very fertile. Saturn in Gemini in the 5th? Not so much.

Along with looking at the ruler of the sign on the 5th house cusp, we also look at the Moon’s sign and placement. And on top of that, we look at any close aspects to the Moon. A trine from Jupiter (abundance) would be generally favorable, while a square from Saturn (limitation) may suggest difficult.

There’s much more, of course, but the point here, is that you have to look at the entire chart. Just as importantly, you have to keep in mind that the chart factors become more important in situations when a woman is having difficulty conceiving. For instance, if a 22 year-old woman approached me for a fertility chart before they she tried to conceive I would to decline to assess the chart. Why? Because there’s no reason to. You look at the chart when there are difficulties, or there has been a history of not being able to conceive.

Please note: because of the interest around this post, I now have a separate page for the topic of astrology and fertility.