Looking at the moon cycle can be very helpful if you are trying (or not trying) to conceive. All women are of course familiar with the female fertility cycle also known as the biological cycle. Mid-cycle a woman ovulates and can conceive. This always occurs 14 days before the next period.
But if this is the only time during the cycle that a woman can conceive how is it possible that so many women conceive outside these fertile days – at ‘ technically not possible’ times’? There has to be more to it!
This was the question that plagued the Czech doctor Eugen Jonas in the 1950ies. He was a psychologist and listened to many stories of his female clients, who either suffered from unwanted pregnancies or lack of conceiving.
He, therefore, decided to look more closely into the subject matter of female fertility. He unearthed fragments from Ancient Greek and particular Babylonian texts, where doctors successfully calculated the optimum time for conception and birth control using a method that overlapped the time of menstruation together with the path of the moon. Combining these old texts with his own research data he realized that each woman has a time in their cycle when she was more easily aroused and ready to conceive. This cycle varied from woman to woman, as it was dependant on the time she was born.
For example, a woman born on a full moon day would always find this time in the lunar cycle the easiest to conceive. He then named this second fertility cycle – the cosmobiological cycle.
Once both cycles are taken into consideration, they form a nearly perfect birth control system that has a success rate of over 98%, higher than even the pill. But this system is completely free and natural and once known how to use it, every woman can use this method to control her own fertility – whatever her circumstances and wherever in the world she lives.
I find it hard to believe that this system is not more widely known and available to all women.
Here is an example of how to use this method.
The first step is to mark the start date of your last menstruation on your calendar. Then count 15 days on and this marks your ovulation date. Mark this day with a cross. As sperm can last up to 3 days and ovulation does not always happen bang on Day 15, I suggest you cross off 4 days before and 2 days after your calculated ovulation day. This should give you enough safety margin.
So you should have crossed off Day 10 to 17 after the first day of your menstruation. This is the biological cycle and normally ‘natural birth control’ ends here with a success rate of around 55%. You can of course add additional measures like checking your daily temperature to make this method slightly more effective.
But adding the next step should bring the rate up to a whopping 98%.
The next step is to find out your cosmobiologcial date (the date within the moon cycle you were born). I am sure you can research what the moon was doing on the day of your birth. You would come up with a date like 3 days after New Moon, 6 days before Full Moon and so on.
Then check a current moon calendar and find which date corresponds to the current moon cycle. It may sound complicated, but once you know you are born on the 3rd day of the Waning Moon (so 3 days after Full Moon) you can just mark it on the LWTM life-style calendar for the coming month.
To make it easier here is an example how to use the whole method:
We assume here that the first date of your last period was on the 1st of January, so you would cross off all dates between the 10th to 17th of January. If you were born on a Full Moon (and that month it was on the 24th January), then cross off the period between the 20th and the 25th Jan.
All the crossed-off days are the ones you can conceive, all other days should be safe for unprotected sex.
Many women ovulate in exact accordance with the lunar cycle and the times won’t change too much. But some have shorter or longer cycles and dates will slightly shift or even overlap. If this happens, then these days are super fertile days and are of particular interest if you find it hard to conceive.
With age or circumstances, menstruation cycles can change, but this method won’t as you will always count from the start of your last period and the date of your cosmobiological date.