I often get questions about astrology and the moon’s cycles as it relates to baby gender. People often ask me if they’re more likely to conceive a boy or a girl baby if the moon is full or new. I will discuss my take on this in the following article.
Does The Phase Of The Moon Affect Your Baby’s Gender?: Judging from the correspondence that I get, many people seem to believe that this is a possibility. I’m certainly not an expert in astrology or the moon’s cycles, but my research on this indicated that astrologers will tell you that if you ovulate and have intercourse within 24 hours of a full moon, you’re more likely to have a baby boy. But, if you ovulate and have intercourse within 24 hours of a new moon, you’re more likely to have a baby girl.
I can see how this type of timing might be fun to try to achieve. It’s neat to have a certain time of the month to shoot for, but this seems to only work if you are lucky enough for your ovulation to occur within the 24 hour time frame around the moon’s desired phase. This is not going to be the case for many women. And, knowing what I know about what determines baby gender scientifically, it’s a bit hard for me to buy into this.
Which sperm chromosome fertilizes your egg is what ultimately determines whether you have a boy or a girl. If an X sperm is what fertilizes you egg, then you will have a girl. If it’s a Y instead, then you will conceive a boy. A man’s sperm is said to have equal amounts of these two chromosomes which is one reason that the odds of having a boy or a girl are mostly equal. It’s hard for me to believe that the moon’s phases changes this equal ratio, but I suspect that there are other things which might.
Other Things (Besides Lunar Cycles) That Can Affect Your Baby’s Sex: As you might have guessed, I tend to place more stock in science than in astrology or lunar cycles. Since we already know that your baby’s gender is dependent on whether an X or a Y fertilizes the egg, what can you do to give an advantage to the sperm chromosome that you want to be successful? You can understand the attributes that make them behave in the way that they do.
The Y or boy producing sperm are the fastest but are also the most vulnerable. These die off much more easily and quickly. Time and acid are both enemies to them. So, if you want a girl baby, this is important to you. You can conceive early and make sure that you are acidic. If you want a boy, you will need to conceive later and try to counteract this acidity issue by become more alkaline.
On the other hand, the X or girl producing sperm are stronger but also slower. Their enemy is speed. Since it’s difficult to speed them up, the best approach here if you want a girl is to prey on the boy sperm’s weakness as was discussed above. You can change whether you are acidic or alkaline through your diet or through douching.
I know that it’s fun to think about the moon’s cycles. I do understand this. There’s no reason that you can’t combine science with astrology if you like. You can monitor your ovulation cycle using ovulation predictors and can also keep on eye on your acidity with PH test strips. If everything lines up when the moon is doing what you want it to do, that’s great. But I tend to doubt that your partner’s sperm is suddenly going to be stacked with X’s or Y’s just because of the position of the moon, but this is only my personal opinion and I do admit that astrology and lunar cycles are a bit of fun. That’s why there’s no reason you can’t use both methods.