When the time comes for many couples to conceive, some have an easier time than others. An innumerable number of couples agonize and try every medical method possible to get pregnant, to no avail. One method that has been used for thousands of years in assisting with planning pregnancy is Vedic astrology, or Jyotish. Vedic astrology provides key insights about the astrological timing of pregnancy that the medical community may not be able to discern without extensive testing.
Based on an individual’s astrological configuration, calculations can done to determine his or her propensity to have children (this does not necessarily equate to the person’s desire to have children).
Additionally, in Jyotish, each person undergoes planetary cycles throughout life (i.e. Venus, Sun, Moon, etc). The natal chart also shows a person’s innate relationship to children, their relationship with their children and the nature of the children. Every planet also has multiple significations; one signification of the planet Jupiter is children. Each of the 12 houses in an astrological chart also has certain meanings. The fifth house relates to children. An astrologer analyzes both the fifth house and Jupiter to see what the birth chart indicates regarding the astrological timing of pregnancy.
Furthermore, in Vedic Astrology, we utilize divisional, or harmonic, charts to gleam further information relative to specific areas of a person’s life. The chart which relates to children can also be analyzed to determine optimal times for bearing children. This information is coupled with what the natal chart indicates in terms of conception.
An astrologer acts as a guide by examining a woman’s chart and guiding her as to when there is a high likelihood in the astrological timing of pregnancy. If the chart indicates difficulty in having children, then an astrological remedy may be suggested. This may take the form of a mantra, a ritual or a gemstone. The astrologer can also examine both the male and the female’s charts and see if both parties are astrologically predisposed to having children.
Thousands of years ago, there were no medical tests to determine fertility nor were there alternate methods of conception. In India, people lived in harmony with nature and used the cycles of nature for all aspects of life, from calendar planning to rituals to planning for having children. The rhythms of nature influence when a woman is most fertile. Some can easily follow these rhythms and get pregnant; for others, it requires additional effort. Ayurveda is the healing modality which was utilized in conjunction with yoga asanas. An Ayurvedic doctor would be also an expert in astrology and could determine what the astrological indications were for an individual in regards to health, including pregnancy. For example, a chart may indicate that a woman has too much heat in her body, which is detrimentally impacting her chances of conceiving. Consequently, the Ayurvedic practitioner would recommend proper diet, herbal remedies and yoga asanas to help bring the woman back into balance. Using these sister sciences in conjunction with each other can assist an individual in living in greater harmony with his or her innate nature.