One of the questions I get asked most by women trying to conceive is: How can I synch my period so that I’m bleeding with the new moon and ovulating with the full moon?

This is because there are two traditional patterns women’s cycles can follow: the White Moon cycle (bleeding with the new moon + ovulating with the full moon) or the Red Moon cycle (bleeding with the full moon + ovulating with the new moon).

The White Moon cycle is the traditional cycle of the mother archetype, a woman whose focus is on bearing and nurturing children, while the Red Moon cycle is the cycle of the healer archetype: a woman whose focus is not on bearing children but on birthing and nurturing herself, her projects, her visions, and the community of other women.

So if you’re trying to conceive, you may be wondering:

Do I have to be on a White Moon cycle in order to get pregnant?

OR

Will ovulating with the full moon enhance my fertility?


The short answer to the first question is: Nope!

The short answer to the second question is: It might. It depends.

I’m going to share more detail on that below.

 

But before I do…

I want to assure you that if you are a full-moon bleeder, you absolutely can get pregnant.

Tamara’s Story…

Tamara is just one example of one of my clients who conceived her daughter on a Red Moon cycle

As a teacher and Reiki practitioner, Tamara has always connected to the red moon energies, seeing herself as a visionary and a priestess. When she began trying to conceive, she was disheartened because all the information she found told her that women are most fertile on the full moon, but she was ovulating at every part of the moon cycle except the full moon.

Tamara began to not only make peace with not ovulating at the full moon, but she began to consciously honour this part of herself. And then she conceived her daughter—on a new moon.

Now she says, “I feel really proud that my daughter was conceived on a red moon cycle, because I have always connected so much to the red moon energies. I am looking forward to one day when she comes of age explaining all of this to her. It is her story as much as it is mine. It will be a wonderful way to explain all I know about moon cycles to her when the time comes.”

As a Red Moon woman myself, Tamara’s story really impacted me. Not only did she get pregnant on a new moon, but they forgot all about “trying” that month (they were too busy moving) when–surprise, surprise!–their little angel was conceived!

Her story reinforces two of my central teachings around women’s fertility and the moon:

 

1.  It’s not the full moon in the sky that matters. It’s when you ovulate that’s your personal full moon time. This is the time in your cycle for self-nurturing and opening your heart and womb to the miracle of conception.

2.  Stressing out about what supplements to take or reading online forums into the night reinforces the masculine mode of doing more and trying harder. Conception comes when you relax into being. That’s the feminine – to let go instead of trying to control or force the outcome.

So if you’re on a Red Moon cycle and you’re trying to conceive, take heart in the knowledge that you don’t have to change a thing about your cycle’s relationship to the moon in order to get pregnant.

 

But if you want to go a little deeper into your feminine connection to the moon and how it may affect your fertility, I have some fascinating information to share with you.

Your Natal Lunar Phase: A Whole New Fertile Time!

Anyone who’s trying to get pregnant is well aware that ovulation, the mid-phase of your cycle, is when you’re fertile.

 

What you may not have heard of is the concept of your Natal Lunar Fertile Phase: the idea that ovulation can be triggered when the moon is in the same lunar phase it was in at the time of your birth—regardless of where you are in your cycle.

What this means is that you potentially have two fertile windows: biological ovulation in the middle of your cycle, and the time each month when the moon returns to the phase it was in at your birth.

And that’s what I mean when I say that you could be more fertile if you ovulated with the full moon… or the new moon… or the waxing crescent moon… It all depends on what phase the moon was in when you were born.

Does that seem far out?

Consider this:

The moon’s gravitational force on our oceans is strong enough to dictate the ocean tides.

How fascinating to consider that if the moon can have this huge an effect on such an enormous body of water as an ocean, it could also influence menstrual fluids and the liquid in which the egg is suspended.

It could affect you from birth and throughout your life.

The concept of the Natal Lunar Fertile Phase was developed in the 1950s by Dr. Eugen Jonas, a Slovakian doctor interested in astrology and in the moon’s relationship to women’s fertility. He worked with married couples who volunteered to be part of his research, and his studies found that 85% of pregnancies were conceived during this natal lunar phase, independent of the woman’s biological ovulation phase.

This may account for what the medical community refers to as spontaneous ovulation. And for the stories you hear about women getting pregnant on their periods.

“Zahra thank you for being an angel to those of us seeking to birth our motherhood in a more conscious way. I know what I have learnt from you will serve me both in this journey towards motherhood and beyond”

Ragini, Melbourne, Australia

So How Would This Work for you?

If you were born at the crescent moon, you are fertile during ovulation. But you are also fertile every crescent moon–even if you’re pre-menstrual, menstruating, or in any other phase in your cycle not traditionally accepted as a fertile time.

But it’s also possible for your lunar fertility phase to coincide with ovulation.

What’s that mean?

It means you can have one extra-powerful fertile window during the month.

By charting and keeping track of both your lunar and biological cycles, it becomes easy to know exactly how fertile you will be at what point in the month.

Not only that, but it’s possible to shift your biological ovulation to coincide with your natal lunar fertile phase to create that extra-powerful fertile window.

In my program Lunar Conception

… I show you:

  • The effect of the moon on your peak fertility
  • Your second fertile time apart from ovulation + the research that supports this
  • Exactly how to calculate your Natal Lunar Fertile phase
  • How you can influence the sex of your baby
  • What this knowledge can tell you about sperm counts + how to use male peak fertility to improve IVF & IUI
  • How to use light exposure to shift ovulation so you can maximize your fertile time

Your Lunar Conception program includes:

A detailed 37-minute video training where I walk you through everything you need to know to take advantage of your natal lunar fertile phase.

Plus 4 special bonuses…

Audio Meditation: Meditation for Conception from Moon Goddess {Value: $37}

 

In 15 minutes I’ll guide you to connect the moon with your womb and your four goddess energies, especially for conception.

Just listen before bed and let the meditation work its magic.

The First Session of my Sensual Magic Relationship Intimacy Program: Explore the Magic of Being a Woman {Value: $47}

Our bodies hold the key to unleash four feminine powers that live inside us and manifest through the cyclic nature of our hormones. They affect every area of our lives: career, home, sexuality and spirit. In this 47-minute lesson, I will teach you how your body generates the feminine energy of the:

  • Go-getter
  • Enchantress
  • Lover
  • Wise Woman

PDF: Top 5 Sexual Positions for Conception {Value: $27}

This handy 1-page illustrated guide gives you 5 positions to try to enhance your chances of making a baby and to make sex new and fun again.

Webinar with Sex Therapist Rae Dolman: How to Bring the Joy Back into Baby-making {Value: $67}

In this inspiring and practical video webinar, sex therapist Rae Dolman and I show you:

  • How to bring back the romance and passion to love-making so it feels like pleasure rather than a job
  • Strategies to feel closer to your partner and rekindle the stirrings of sexual excitement you used to feel
  • Fun and effective tips & tricks to take the pressure off baby-making especially during ovulation

There is fertile magic in our female connection with the moon. Let my Lunar Conception training show you how to harness it.

“My journey with Zahra connected me with my own deep longing to conceive. Through her teachings, practices and supportive way of being, I began to open up to my own healing journey. A journey that I only now realize is to conceive my Authentic Self. Giving birth to the Divinity in me. I would say that I was successful in “conceiving” and Zahra was a Loving, Accepting and Compassionate teacher of mine in the process.”

Billie, Toronto, Canada