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Save for a very tiny number of people, the issue of fertility and the birth of healthy babies has always been a priority. As far as Ancient Astrology is concerned and the milieu in which it was practiced and continues to be so in today’s world, namely kings, popes, generals, aristocracy, etc, the situation is more serious there because it involves not just a single family but the whole country and, in certain cases, the whole continent. This is because, without an heir, the whole ancestry or blood line could cease to exist, which could lead to severe political and military power struggles, the cost of which is always paid by the whole people themselves.
As I have written in other articles, the ancient astrological knowledge is eternal and unchangeable. It does not matter whether 100, 1,000 or 10,000 years have passed: the people continue to have and will continue to have the same needs and desires, namely, in this particular case, the need for a partner, children, grandchildren, etc.
Take a look at the graphic below, which shows the increase of the world population over the last 2 centuries:
The question is an interesting one, namely why, despite the tremendous world population growth, some people continue to have fertility issues and difficulties with having children?
Another interesting question is why, despite the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, as a result of which many people in a certain age could not have children, and yet at the same time others who had also suffered nuclear radiation, did have healthy children?
The answers are clear to those that are well-versed in Ancient Astrology. Though the mundane context is to a large extent a defining factor, it is the natal charts/horoscopes of the individual people that make the difference. In other words, the quality and intensity of a given topic – children in this case – is so high that it is able to withstand external attacks. This is not the case with people in whose natal charts the topic of children is “hanging”, that is, they are on the verge of having children or not, and certain external factors, or their own actions, can tip the balance in the other direction.
Said in another way, there are gradations in the quality of the topic of children (and in any other topic). Again, this is what makes Ancient Astrology so difficult because it is the quality of the planetary essences that is being determined and not so much their quantity.
So, what is required so that one can astrologically answer the question whether a given man or woman will have children or not? It is the natal chart/horoscope of that individual of course. The time of birth must be accurate; the deviation may not be more than a few minutes off. If someone does not know their time of birth, the horoscope must be rectified.
The topic of children is a complex one in Ancient Astrology, and it requires that one examines the whole natal chart. Examining only the place of children and its ruler is extremely misleading and incomplete.
Moreover, and using the natural/human approach, it takes two people to create life. In other words, it is necessary to read the horoscope not only of the native in question but of his or her partner, so that it can be determined whether this couple will have one child or more children, or not at all.
As far as who the key of the two genders is in making the baby, this question is secondary. The key point here is that it is the man (male body)/Yang/the Sun that creates life, and it is the woman (female body) Yin/the Moon that bears life/the foetus and gives birth to it and that, if they want a child, one gender cannot do it without the other.
My thanks to the above website for the picture with the baby feet stepping on Earth, which symbolizes incarnating in a human body.
A given topic in question, in this case – children – will have a different quality and intensity in the life of a given native. Common sense says that if a woman has indications for strong fertility, and her partner does as well, then this couple will have children. Their number and gender is an issue I won’t deal with in this article.
In other words, the easy natal charts are not the ones that cause an astrological “headache”. Going to the other side of the spectrum, the practitioner encounters horoscopes where the indications for children are negative in each partner’s nativity, and therefore the odds of them having a child are very low to zero.
Again, logic says that most people wanting a full delineation of their natal charts fall in the middle of the spectrum of a given topic, in this case children. Said in another way, the quality and intensity of the topic of children in the majority of human beings falls into subcategories.
From the categorical yes, yes, yes (which is not part of the middle category but belongs to one end of the spectrum),
Yes rather than no
No rather than yes,
No, no, no ((which is not part of the middle category but belongs to the other end of the spectrum).
Again, keep in mind that this concerns one of the two partners. When the nativity of the other partner is delineated, the end result is subject to change, be it towards increasing the odds or towards decreasing them of having children.
I remind this because a lot of people have written to ask me (mostly women) whether they will have children, without mentioning at all whether they currently have a partner or whether they have prospects of finding one. As I said, it takes a man and a woman to make a baby.
As far as the in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure, be it for heterosexual women, for bisexual couples or for lesbian ones, this is obviously a modern method which is not mentioned in the ancient astrological textbooks. It is not my goal to criticize anyone; everyone decides according to their own system of values, as well whether they can afford it financially, to extent the IVF method is ethical.
My point is that someone could say that by trying with IVF one evades dealing with one of the partners (in this case, the male one) and it is therefore not necessary to delineate their nativity (due to anonymity and availability). The answer is that it is not that simple and it depends on angle in which this question is looked at. I have not read statistics about the success rate of in vitro fertilization, nor do I know who to trust in this respect, but the point is that not every woman by far is successful in getting pregnant with this method. The question therefore comes again: why?
In other words, many women ultimately cannot conceive with IVF even with the supposedly best and most comfortable conditions. Not only do they pay a lot of money for the procedure, but they damage their health and do not get what they yearn for.
What I mean to say is Ancient Astrology (including Jyotish and Chinese of course) has its own tools with which to increase the odds of a given woman or couple to have a baby. These tools are many times less expensive that the in vitro fertilization method.
It is about the electional branch, where a propitious moment is elected for having sexual intercourse with the goal of conceiving a child. It is even possible to heavily tip the balance in favour of the desired gender of the baby, but in this case the favourable dates and hours are reduced. Electing a propitious astrological moment to conceive gives an additional boost. It is like an external source of energy which increases the odds of the successful creation of life. That is to say that the planets and stars give their blessing during the selected time in question for the realization of the desired consequence.
Electing a propitious time with Ancient Astrology increases the odds that the in vitro fertilization procedure will be successful.
When applied by the partner couple, that is, when conceiving a child is done in the natural way and when the people in question have full control over the beginning of the action, and can therefore prepare physically, emotionally and sensually in advance, then the odds of success are not only higher, but there is no health risk to any of the partners.
To be through, electional Astrology is not a magical bullet, that is, it has its limitations. It is only after the practitioner has delineated the individual horoscopes of the couple in question and that the indications for having children fall in the middle of the spectrum, then it is not only good to make use of the blessing of the Heavens but it is highly recommended.
Not only that but because the electional branch is subordinate to the natal one, during the electional period for the conceiving of the child there must be indications for the activation of the topic of children in the individual nativities of the couple in question.
As far as women who do not have a partner or cannot afford an in vitro fertilization procedure, but would very much like to have a child, there are methods for attracting males in their lives, but I do not recommend them due to the unpredictable results, and, no, I don’t have Magic in mind/the subjugation of one’s will against their desires or knowing about it.