Thinking about using the famous Chinese Gender Calendar to predict or determine the gender of you next baby?
Before you do that, make sure to avoid these 3 common mistakes presented below.
Two Functions: Gender Guessing and Gender Control
Before outlining the most common mistakes related to the use of this ancient chart, I must remind – or reveal – you that you can use this famous table for two different purposes:
- GUESSING the gender of an embryo or fetus. In other words, if you are pregnant and you don’t know if you have a boy or a girl, this table tells you the most probable gender of your conceived, but unborn yet, baby.
- CONTROLLING the gender of a future baby. This means that, if you intend to get pregnant with a baby of the gender you prefer, be it a girl or a boy, this table tells you what are the periods in which, if you make love, you have higher chances to get pregnant with a baby of the preferred gender than to get pregnant with a baby of the undesirable gender.
Anyway, the three widespread mistakes that I will describe in this article affect both uses of this famous chart: the one for predicting and the one for predetermining a baby’s gender.
Now that we reminded the two functions of this well-known chart, prior to going into details about the three mistakes that affect both of these functions, it’s time to find out what precisely causes these mistakes.
So, what makes people use erroneously the famous table, for any of the two purposes? Why do they err when it comes to this chart?
Three Major Causes of Incorrect Use
Hurry and wrong table are the two major reasons why people incorrectly employ this ancient chart with astrological roots, dating from the 13th century. Of course, incomplete and inaccurate articles on this subject also determine people to use wrongly the famous chart.
Cause #1: Hurry
So, first of all, most people are very delighted by these legendary methods of gender guessing and gender control, and they are so eager to find out the gender of their unborn baby or when they should make love, that they simply don’t pay attention to all the details of this strategy. As a result, they use the Chinese Birth Chart incorrectly.
This means that you should have the patience to read and understand all the details and tips regarding the method you want to employ. Fortunately, I gathered here, in the articles that I published on this blog, all the things you need to know for being able to use correctly the two methods based on this legendary chart.
Cause #2: Wrong Table
The second major cause of the incorrect use of this chart consists in the fact that the table that is used contains some errors, like: its vertical or horizontal lines are not labelled correctly, or even the cells don’t contain the right values. The solution to this problem is, obviously, to use a reliable Chinese Gender Chart – I published on this blog trustworthy tables. Moreover, the common mistakes that I describe in this post reveal the correct labels and values of the columns, rows and cells of this famous table.
Cause #3: Inaccurate articles
While researching on the subject of the methods based on this ancient chart, you can get on web pages displaying articles that contain erroneous details about this table or about the two methods based on it. Make sure you use trustworthy information. Believe me, you don’t need to browse any other websites, because this blog includes all you need on this topic, and, of course, all the facts in this blog’s articles are reliable.
Three Frequent Mistakes
Now that we clarified the three main causes of the improper utilization of the legendary chart, all we have to do is to discover, understand, remember, be aware of and avoid the three most common mistakes related to the use of the Chinese Baby Calendar.
And, of course, you should use the three solutions to these frequent errors, solutions that I reveal below.
Mistake #1: Common (Western, Gregorian) Ages and Months
Do you know how this famous chart looks? Here it is:
As you can see, the columns – namely the vertical lines – correspond to months, and the rows – which are the horizontal lines – correspond to ages.
But wait! Not just any months! And not just any ages!
Here is the mistake that most people make when using this legendary chart: they erroneously think that the months and ages are common – namely Gregorian, as we all measure time in the Western part of the world. What is more, some webpages on the Internet even label the columns as “January”, “February” etc., instead of “1st”, “2nd”, etc. But that is totally wrong!
Both the months and ages that are indicated by the vertical and horizontal lines of the Chinese Gender Calendar are Chinese lunar, not Gregorian! This means that they differ from the Gregorian (common, Western) months and ages that are used in most of the world. More precisely, “1st” doesn’t mean “January”, “3rd” isn’t equivalent to “March” and “12th” doesn’t refer to “December”!
Instead, “1st” stands for the first Chinese lunar month of the Chinese lunar year in which you got pregnant or in which you intend to get pregnant. “2nd” refers to the second lunar month when you got pregnant or when you would like to get pregnant, “3rd” indicates the third lunar month, and so on.
And these twelve lunar months – 1st, 2nd, …, 12th – differ pretty much from the twelve months of the Gregorian (common, Western) calendar – January, February, …, December – because they begin and end on dates which differ from year to year. For example:
- The Chinese lunar year that corresponds to the common (Western, Gregorian) year 2016 lasts from 8 February 2016 until 27 January 2017. The first lunar month of this lunar year lasted from 8 February 2016 until 8 March 2016. The second lunar month for 2016 is: 9 March 2016 – 6 April 2016. The third lunar month for 2016 is: 7 April 2016 – 6 May 2016. The twelfth lunar month for 2016 is: 29 December 2016 – 27 January 2017.
- The lunar year corresponding to the common year 2017 will start on 28 January 2017 and it will end on 15 February 2018. The first lunar month of this lunar year will correspond to this Gregorian period: 28 January 2016 – 25 February 2016.
If you would like to know the most important aspects of the Chinese lunar calendar, you can read the article that I will publish on this blog and which will be focused on this interesting calendar.
Okay, so you should keep in mind that the columns – namely the vertical lines – of the famous Chinese Pregnancy Calendar correspond to the lunar months, and not to the common months.
Now let’s talk a little about the horizontal lines – the rows – of this legendary table. As I said earlier in this section, a frequent error related to these rows is that their labels (usually displayed on the left side of the table) are incorrectly regarded as common – Gregorian, Western – ages, because the numbers displayed on the left side of each row represent Chinese lunar ages.
These special ages, called CHINESE LUNAR ages, are calculated differently from the common (Western) ages that are used in most of the world. To be more precise, a person is said to be one lunar year old from the birth moment to the first Chinese Lunar New Year, and each Chinese Lunar New Year adds one lunar year to the lunar age of each person.
The Gregorian – Western, common – dates that correspond to the Chinese Lunar New Years and to the Chinese lunar months are published on various websites on the Internet. You should use a reliable website for discovering these dates. I published on this websites the Chinese lunar dates which correspond to the years 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Solution #1: LUNAR AGES and MONTHS
So, for avoiding the most frequent mistake pertaining to the Chinese Gender Prediction Chart, you must keep in mind that both the months and ages indicated in this famous table are CHINESE LUNAR, and not common, Western or Gregorian.
Mistake #2: Lunar Age When Computing
Another common mistake made by the users of this chart consists in calculating the lunar age at the moment of using the table. But the numbers – from 18 to 45 – displayed on the left side of the table represent the mother’s lunar age AT CONCEPTION – namely at the moment when she gets or got pregnant with that baby –, not at the moment when she uses the table.
This means that, before computing your lunar age, you must decide on or determine the Chinese lunar year when you intend to conceive the baby you want or when you conceived the baby whose gender you would like to discover. And only after you have decided on the lunar year of conception, you can calculate your lunar age at conception, namely your lunar age during the lunar year when you conceived or plan to conceive.
Solution #2: LUNAR AGE at CONCEPTION
So, the only way to avoid the common mistake of computing the lunar age of mother at the wrong moment is to keep in mind that the Chinese Baby Gender Calendar displays the mother’s lunar age AT CONCEPTION, namely at the moment when she got or gets pregnant with the fetus or the desired baby. It’s important to be aware that this lunar age of mother at conception is actually the same throughout the whole lunar year when she conceived or will conceive.
To sum up, there are two ways in which most people calculate the wrong age of mother:
- they think mother’s age is common (Western, Gregorian), but it is Chinese lunar;
- they think mother’s age is at the moment of calculation, but it is at conception.
So, regarding the mother’s age displayed by this legendary chart, there are two essential aspects you must be aware of:
- it’s Chinese lunar, not common (or Gregorian or Western);
- it’s at conception, not at calculation.
Mistake #3: Precise Gender
Regardless of whether they use the Chinese Chart for gender guessing or for gender control, most people think that this table indicates the precise gender. In other words, they think that:
- the gender of a baby conceived in a certain lunar month, by a woman having a certain lunar age at conception, is definitely the one indicated by the table;
- the gender of a baby that will be conceived in a certain lunar month, by a woman who will have a certain lunar age at conception, is definitely the one indicated by the table.
But these opinions are false! In any of the two cases, the gender pointed out in the chart is not for sure – it is only the most probable gender. More precisely:
- Let’s consider the case of a woman who had the lunar age X (X between 18 and 45) when she conceived a baby, in the lunar month Y (Y between 1st and 12th). Then, according to the gender guessing (or gender prediction) method based on the chart, the gender of that baby is most likely to be the one mentioned in the cell situated at the intersection of the horizontal line corresponding to X with the vertical line corresponding to Y.
- Let’s say a woman intends to get pregnant with a boy in a certain lunar year – let’s call it Y –, and, in that lunar year, her lunar age is A. Then, as stated by the gender control (or gender predetermination) method based on the legendary chart, she is more likely to get pregnant with a boy in the lunar months – of the lunar year Y – which correspond to the columns (vertical lines) of the cells marked with “B” (from “boy”) on the row (horizontal line) corresponding to the lunar age A. This means that, if she makes love in those lunar months, she only increases her chances of conceiving a boy, but she can’t be sure that the baby she will conceive in those lunar months – if she will conceive one (because this method of gender control doesn’t guarantee not only the gender, but also the conception of any baby) – will be a boy.
The gender indicated by the Chinese Baby Gender Predictor is only the MOST LIKELY gender, and it is not certain, because the two methods – of gender guessing and gender control – based on this table are contradicted by some facts, like the existence of the twins of different genders. If you would like to know more about the accuracy of these two methods, you can read the article focused on this aspect, that I published earlier on this blog: https://thechinesebabycalendar.com/what-is-the-accuracy-of-the-chinese-gender-chart.
Solution #3: MOST PROBABLE GENDER
So, in order to avoid an important mistake made by the users of this table, you should be aware that the baby’s gender is not guaranteed by any of the two methods based on this table – it is only the most probable gender, according to these methods.
It’s very easy to use the famous chart for gender guessing and for gender control, as you can see in my articles that deal with the manners of using this table for these two purposes, articles that I already published on this blog. But it is also pretty easy to err when using this table, especially when it comes to:
- the types of months and ages – both of them are CHINESE LUNAR, not common (Gregorian, Western);
- the moment for which the mother’s lunar age must be computed – the Chinese Gender Calendar mentions only the mother’s lunar age AT CONCEPTION, not at the moment of using the table.