Can astrology help you get pregnant?


In Mahabharata, King Pandu of Hastinapura was placed under a curse by sage Kindama. The sage cursed Pandu that he would die if he should ever become intimate with his wife. This left both his wives, Kunti and Madri without the prospect of having a child sired by him. But Kunti had a boon given to her by sage Durvasa. It allowed her to invoke any god and have a son born out of that god. She used her boon to bear three sons, namely Yudhishthira, Bhima, and Arjun, from three different gods. She also helped Madri to bear twin sons, Nakula and Sahadeva, by using the boon. Thus, her boon enabled Kunti to overcome the problem of getting pregnant and bearing children. Those, of course, are stories, of gods and demi-gods, boons and curses, magical conceptions and deaths. But in today’s modern age when a couple is unable to conceive, there are no such boons to help them out. Even medical science sometimes fails to come to their rescue.

For those of you who believe in astrology, this is where astrology can be of great help. Are you surprised to know that there could be a connection between astrology and pregnancy?

Common reasons for infertility

The power of procreation is something that nature has especially bestowed upon a woman. It is natural for a married couple to want to bring their progeny into the world. But not every couple is lucky enough to do so. There are various factors that can create hurdles in a couple’s effort to have a child. Some of the common reasons for infertility are:

  • Irregular periods: When a woman has irregular periods, her ovulation cycle also changes. It impacts her chances of getting pregnant as she may not be ovulating every month.
  • Medical conditions: Unhealthy lifestyle conditions and food habits are causing various medical issues in today’s women. Some of these medical issues can impair the chances of getting pregnant. Such medical conditions include the polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), thyroid, pelvic incendiary ailment (PID), endometriosis, blocked fallopian tubes, etc.
  • Implantation issues: When the egg fails to embed safely in the lining of a woman’s womb, chances of sustaining the pregnancy becomes remote for her.
  • Age factor: The increasing age of a woman can sometimes deter the process of getting pregnant.
  • Sperm count: The quality and quantity of the male partner’s sperm can also influence a woman’s chances of getting pregnant.

Apart from all these factors, there is another factor that can create issues in a couple’s effort to conceive. It is the astrological factor.

What role does astrology play in pregnancy?

As much as it is true that conceiving a child is nature’s gift, some of us believe that astrological factors play an important part in it. Many times, it is seen that medical science cannot detect any problem in a woman or her partner (unexplained infertility) and yet, they are unable to conceive. We at Aadishakti believe that in such cases it is the astrological factors that hinder their efforts and causes them unhappiness. Recognising the impact of astrological factors in getting pregnant is essential to devise a solution for the same.

According to Vedic Astrology, the fifth, ninth, and eleventh houses in a woman’s horoscope are crucial for getting pregnant and giving birth to a child. If the fifth house is under the influence of certain malefic planets like Mars, Saturn, Rahu, and Ketu, it might create problems for a woman in conceiving a child. The movement of planets in the ninth and eleventh houses in the horoscope of a woman also influences her chances of pregnancy and childbirth. So, it is important to analyse these houses and take corrective measures. The planets that are considered to be favourable for pregnancy are Jupiter, Moon, Venus, and Pluto. Depending on these planets’ placement in a woman’s horoscope and a few other astrological factors, the odds of a woman’s pregnancy can be determined by an expert astrologer.

How to improve one’s chances of getting pregnant with astrology

Just as astrology can help to sometimes (for those of us who believe in it) determine the cause of being unable to get pregnant, it can also help one in getting pregnant. Astrology can help in having a healthy baby as well. But the remedies vary from person to person, depending on the placement of planets in their horoscopes. There are certain ancient astrological techniques and remedies that can increase one’s chances of conceiving. For instance, union during the Venus hours increases the chances of becoming pregnant. But in order to know about the exact remedies, a couple will have to consult an astrologer first.

When should you consult an astrologer?

If you are someone who wants to have a child but is unable to conceive, you can consult an expert astrologer to seek advice and solution for your problem. For those of you who have just started trying for a baby or are thinking of trying, it is a good idea to consult an astrologer and increase your chances of having a healthy baby. Some of you might have lost hope after going through medical procedures and still not being able to conceive. If you believe in it, astrology can be of benefit for you as well.

(If you’re keen on getting in touch with AadiShakti, their online platform can help you to get in touch with astrologers in Bangalore and all over the country. If you too want to take the help of Vedic astrologers for resolving your pregnancy related issues, call us on +91 9538602626 or mail us on You can also visit our website

(Disclaimer: The views expressed in this column are Aadishakti’s own. ZenParent is just a platform to present various points of view to its audience.)