Couples are planning when to have sex to prevent their babies from getting a ‘bad’ zodiac sign

By Sam Wareing

Published Aug 9, 2022 at 12:27 PM

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Anyone who is looking to have a child will want what’s best for them, that’s parenting 101. But some future mums and dads are taking things to an astrological level when planning for parenthood.

While most couples focus on finding optimal conception periods or even plan the aesthetics for their kid’s nursery in advance, some have admitted that they have purposely timed their pregnancies in order to get the best zodiac sign and birth month for their baby.

According to results from a survey conducted by People, one in five Americans would consider planning a pregnancy around what star sign they’d want their future child to have.

Redditor @Waikami first posted about the survey on r/astrology, and while the user wasn’t considering it themselves, they asked others if they would plan a pregnancy around a zodiac sign. And surprisingly, many admitted they would.

One responded, “Oh no. I’m avoiding sex around Feb to avoid a Scorpio altogether. Now I have to worry about Scorpio moon.” Another added, “My sister did this. [She] and her husband are both Aries (with Leo moons) and they planned for their baby to be an Aries as well. My niece is a Taurus.”

Meanwhile, some had different opinions, stating the timing was too difficult. “My crotch goblin was two weeks late, and 56 hours of labour. I don’t think any attempt at timing would have worked with this ‘free-spirited, strong-willed’ child 😅😭” a user wrote. Let’s just hope they weren’t born during Mercury retrograde.

A few others also chimed in with jokes by stating, “I need to push faster, rising sign changes in 8 minutes. lmao.”

1 in 5 Americans Consider Their Child's Potential Zodiac Sign When Planning a Pregnancy, Survey Says
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The aforementioned survey asked thousands of baby boomers, millennials and gen Zers the burning question—and it’s safe to say that the statistics were quite surprising.

31 per cent of millennials admitted a desire to plan their pregnancy around a star sign, while gen Zers surprisingly seemed less fussy—with 25 per cent concerned about the same. Boomers, on the other hand, weren’t interested in any of this at all, with only five percent of them taking zodiacs into account. In an age of algorithms, the fact that people are coming back to the decades-old concept of astrology is very interesting to witness.

So even though the internet may be a black hole of doomism, it’s nice to see that there are people out there who are taking a lighthearted approach to life. Something which we could use more of in this day and age.

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