Are you expecting a baby? Then, you would surely be excited to know whether it is a baby boy or a girl. During the 7th or 8th week of your pregnancy journey, you experience morning sickness.

You may encounter nausea or terrible mood swings. Therefore, there are two bodies in you. And, it is this point wherein you constantly keep dillydallying on whether your kid will be a boy or a girl.

Now, come on, let us take a sneak peek into how you can use the Chinese calendar gender to determine the sex of the fetus before your baby is born.

Explore How the Concept is Made Known to The World

Explore How the Concept is Made Known to The World

The concept of discovering your child’s sex during pregnancy using the Chinese or Mayan calendar has a rich history behind its past.

If you look at it, the Chinese calendar gender is as old as almost 700 years from now. The concept of discovering the mom’s would-be child’s gender was being carried out near a tomb in Beijing.

For you to do this, there are three steps involved:

1. Enter the Mom’s Date of Birth

As the would-be mommy for your baby, the first step involved is to convert your date of birth and time of conception into the Chinese lunar calendar format.

Hence, the mum would have to enter her Date of Birth. It should be in the MM/DD/YYYY format.

2. Enter the Date of Conception

Do you remember when you skipped your last period? Or, when did you come to know the exact date you conceived? Check your gynac reports right away and have your dates handy.

The date of conception can be roughly 7-10 days after you have skipped your last periods. This is the date of your conception.

Enter the date of conception in MM/DD/YYYY format, as shown in the chart above.

3. Click on The Button

Now comes the last and final step involved in your quest to determine your child’s sex. Click the button that says ‘Chinese Gender Predictor’.

The date of conception, along with your date of birth, is converted into the Chinese lunar calendar, and the accurate prediction happens as to whether you will get a baby boy or a baby girl.

Methods to Verify the Reliability of the Chinese Gender Calendar

Methods to Verify the Reliability of the Chinese Gender Calendar

There are no skewed scientific pieces of evidence to prove whether the Chinese gender prediction method is accurate or not.

However, the Chinese gender calendar method does a fairly good job of determining a wanna-be-mum’s gender for the baby.

We come across old grandmother’s tales of fallacies and superstitions. However, to some of our utter surprise, these tell-tale fables are true even in today’s scientific world.

Therefore, taking the accuracy of the Chinese lunar calendar to determine the sex of the fetus is purely a matter of belief from the bottom of your soul.

How Does the Chinese Lunar Calendar Work?

How Does the Chinese Lunar Calendar Work?

The Chinese lunar calendar works around the astronomical movements of the Sun, Earth, and the Moon. Unlike the Gregorian calendar of the West, which comprises 12 months, the Chinese lunar calendar has 13 months attributed to it.

Let us see how the system works here:

1. Total Number of Months and Days of The Year in a Calendar

The Chinese lunar calendar, as the name suggests, relies on the exact movements of the moon. Therefore, each month in a Chinese lunar year may comprise 29 or 30 days over a 12 or 13 months a year chronicle.

Henceforth, you may have a total of 354 days or 384 days in a Chinese lunar calendar.

2. How Does It Calculate the Cycles of The Moon?

The time when the sun, moon, and Earth are well-aligned across the same plane on the celestial zone, you get a cycle of the moon. The period is usually during a new moon phase called the ‘Chu-Yi.’

When a cycle is formed, the previous month ends, and a new month begins. A full moon marks the middle of the month as it blooms to its size 15 days after the moon wanes.

And, when the new moon hangs around the sky, the previous month ends, and a new one begins.

3. How is Your Lunar Age Calculated?

Based on the above, your current age would be one year older in the Chinese lunar calendar. This is because, in a Chinese lunar calendar, the baby turns 1 the moment it is born. And, while the baby completes its first anniversary, it becomes 2 years old.

Whereas, in a Gregorian calendar that is followed in the West, the baby is 0 years old when it is born, and only if it has completed one year since its birth does the baby celebrate its first birthday.

Using the Chinese Lunar Method to Predict a Baby’s Gender

Using the Chinese Lunar Method to Predict a Baby’s Gender

Using these calculations, we will see a chart based on which the child’s sex is determined.

Using the chart, let us now see how the predictions are being done:

1. Reading the Chart

In the chart above, the X-axis reveals the conception months on the Chinese lunar calendar. At conception, you will see the Mother’s lunar age through the Y axis.

2. Displaying This Using an Illustration

Suppose you are 31 years old at conception according to the Gregorian calendar. As per the lunar method, you must add one to it.

Hence, you are 32 years old according to the Chinese lunar calendar.

3. Finally, Arriving at The Sex Determination of Your Fetus

As the final step, you must look at the month of conception according to the Chinese lunar month. If the month is a 2nd one or the cycle falls in multiples of 2, you will have a baby girl. And that is how the prediction is done according to the Chinese lunar method.

Summing It Up

Although you do not have a scientific backup of facts and figures leading to the theory, the sex determination for a would-be mum’s child is almost accurate in a Chinese lunar calendar.

We can give it a 60:40 ratio to the level of accuracy, with 60% of the prediction being accurate and 40% being inaccurate.

The Chinese lunar calendar works on movements between the new and full moon cycles.

In contrast, the solar calendar or the Gregorian calendar uses the movement of the Earth spinning around the sun as one monthly cycle for all that we know.

Dr. Emily Clarke

Dr. Emily Clarke is a renowned Parenting and Childcare expert with over 15 years of experience. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Studies from the University of Leeds and has dedicated her career to understanding and nurturing child development. Joining our website in 2020, she has become a cornerstone of our parenting advice section. Her previous experience includes leading a team of educators at a prestigious nursery and authoring several articles on child development. In her leisure time, she enjoys photography, capturing the simple joys of family life.

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