An astrological exploration of human fertility,
By Zivit Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The following is an edition to a post I sent to the
Here is the story, in short: I am 43.4 years old, married 3.5 years ago. Neither I or my husband were married before or have children. Naturally, we started trying immediately to get pregnant, but up to now did not succeed. We tried almost everything medical science has to offer (from surgery to fertility drugs to donor eggs in-vitro fertilization), and are still trying.
I gathered a long list of points that are supposed to connect to fertility/pregnancy/birth of children. My list is certainly not complete - and not all points may have the same potency (excuse the pun) but here are the ones mentioned in connection to conception and procreation. It's a long list, so I printed here only the formulae.
procreation : Ar/Ze Ar+No-Ze
Ju+Ze-Ma Ma/Ze Ma+Cu-Ze
This may be a language bias, but I think these midpoints show the male
conception, conception and birth :
Ma+Ju-As Ma+Ju-Ma Ma+Ju-Mo
Of course, this list is enormous, and if you look at the list,
Here are some negative fertility points :
Ma+Ze-Ne Infected procreation. Abortion.
Mo+Ve-Ne was the first indication to me I am in trouble here - and may
be should strike all Ve formulae (and perhaps Mo as well) and concentrate
on what's left - which basically is Ma/Ju, as Penny advised. If I take
ZE to mean male fertility, I should point that my husband does not have
the Mo+Ze-Ne - but has Mo+Ze-Ha. Not too good either.
So, the basic question is "is there a hope
for us ?
Let's see where everything is in 1999 - the solar arc directions are computed for 1 Jan 1999 at 00:00, for the location of our home. Sun's position on this progressed date is 166.67 (I use the 360 deg decimal model, for ease with calculations). That's movement of 41.81 from the natal position. I still find 3 point formulas harder to do then "plain" midpoints, so I checked only the forms of A/B=(d)C or A/B=(d)C/D.
So, what gets directed to the natal Ma/Ju ? No personal points or planets get to pass this point in 1999. However, 15 midpoint combinations will, 8 of which involve PPs, one (Su/As) is all PP.
Directed Ma/Ju will pass some natal points in 1999 :
Is that enough? and how does this year "rate" in contrast to former
In 1997 we did a lot of "fertility business" - 5 cycles, plus one operation. No pregnancy, of course. Directed Ar, as well as Sa, Cu and 11 midpoints passed natal Ma/Ju, and directed Ma/Ju passed over Su, Mo, Ha, Kr and Po, plus 13 midpoints.
I was told to look at transits as well, as they should trigger the events the directions make available. So, let's say the directions do make the happy event available just for the sake of looking.
Working with 90/180/0 aspects gives one hit in 1997 (Ju, in March, my
second in-vitro). In 1998 Ur hit the Ma/Ju midpoint 3 times (2n one ret.)
- none fall on treatments. 1999 will see two hits : Sa in May, Node in
1) If 1997 did not bring me a child, 1999 probably will not too,
2) I get the feeling that the more elements you check - the more you find things that can fit your expectations. That reminds me of the growing occurrence of "false positive" statistical significant results the more elements you check. Also - the more you check, the more confusing the results are. There has to be a way to narrow down the things you look at. I still don't know how to find a "critical element" to focus on. Perhaps reading more books will give me a better answer to this one.
As a post-note to this article, which basically is the same post I sent to the group, I would like to add another thing - A recent post to the Festival list, which I read too, mentioned a case of mysterious "delivery" of an unknown substance, with the symptoms of "giving birth". I can not put more details here, since the woman in question can not be reached for agreeing to put more, but according to her, age and other factors make it impossible this was a miscarriage. Yet, her Ma/Ju midpoint was highly "visited" at that time - both by directions and transits.
I can learn from that the rule stated in other posts to the midpoint group, and on this site - having the midpoints does not make the occurrence "sure to happen", but when it occurs, you will find that the planetary pictures are there. This is a bit disappointing to me. I'd rather have "foresight", not "hindsight" prediction to work with.
But, of course - this is just my first attempt to apply midpoints and Uranian rules to a question of prediction, so hopefully I will find ways to refine my tools the more I study.