|1968-1970, Dr. Jonas Research Centre with its Scientific Council.
From left to right: Dr. Jonas, Dr.Gulas, Prof. Kurt Rechnitz, Prof. Raisz, Dr. Lemhenyi, Dr Barna, Dr. Rejdak, Dr. Bilik.
Can conception be predicted from the stars? Can the sex of the child be predetermined by choosing the hour of conception according to the Moon's astrological sign? Do women actually experience two monthly ovulation cycles? Does an
understanding of the lunar cycle provide us with a reliable form of birth control? Can birth defects be avoided by employing astrological analysis to choose the best moment of conception?
According to the research of Dr. Eugene Jonas (pronounced YohNash), a Czech psychiatrist and gynecologist, the answer to all the above is emphatically yes! In fact, when tested on 10,000 women, Dr. Jonas Cosmo-Fertility concept was found
to be 97 per cent reliable. Certainly one of the most awesome discoveries of the century in terms of its significance for modern women, you'd think the astrological cycle method would be common knowledge. Then, why don't more couples know about it?
Dr. Jonas research began in 1956 as a result of having stumbled upon a fragment of an ancient Babylonian-Assyrian text which read:
Woman is only fertile during a certain phase of the moon
. Unfortunately, the ancient astrologers
offered no explanation as to which phase of the moon they were referring. Jonas felt dismayed but undaunted. Nearby Hungary had just legalized abortion.
Being a Roman Catholic, Dr. Jonas opposed abortion on ethical grounds. He was also concerned with the traumatic psychological effect abortion might have on his predominantly Roman Catholic clientele. He well knew from his practice that the rhythm method was hardly reliable
as a means of contraception. He read in the fragment a possibility for safe contraception and a hope for supposedly barren women to conceive.
Jonas was well qualified to test the concept. Besides his medical credentials, Jonas was one of a group of scientist-astrologers that called themselves Cosmobiologists. The cosmobiologists sought to observe and delineate the
effects of cosmic conditions and forcefields upon living matter. Because they were scientists and accredited physicians, Jonas and his colleagues were careful to dissociate themselves from what they considered the more fanciful
fortune-teller forms of horoscope prediction.
Modern-day cosmobiologist Reinhold Ebertein writes:
Whilst many followers of astrology fight shy of scientific research and especially statistics, cosmobiology endeavors to use every type of
research and methodology to further its knowledge and to help produce more accurate results
. Jonas had also done extensive research into the correlation of sunspot activity with human life on earth. He had studied astronomy as well
as astrology. He was also aware that scientists of other centuries such as Hippocrates and Kepler had practiced astrology and that they had observed a correlation between the waxing and waning of the moon and fertility cycles.
After discovering the ancient fragment, Jonas went to work, drawing up natal charts or cosmograms as the Cosmobiologists preferred to call them, comparing them with conception charts, searching for a pattern. In the summer of
1956, after several weeks of intensive research, Jonas arrived at what he called the first three fundamental rules on conception, the determination of sex and the viability of the foetus, all of which can be precisely formulated.
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Moon phase method
There are Sun and Moon positions at birth time of a woman
This is a day in September 2005 when the Moon phase is exact the same as at day of birth - a day of maximum fertility.
The three rules are:
- The time of a woman's fertility depends on the recurrence of the angle of the sun and the moon that occurred at the woman's own birth.
- The sex of the child depends on the position of the moon at conception.
- Certain planetary configurations at the time of conception can effect the viability of the embryo.
So, how does this most natural, precise, and chemical-free form of contra/or con/ception work? The key is in understanding rule number 1. Quite simply, if a woman were born, for example, during a New Moon, she would be fertile
during the New Moon each month. If she were born with the Sun and Moon at a 60-degree angle, as occurs five days after the New Moon, she would become fertile when the Sun and Moon were at a 60-degree angle each month and for a period
either side of this peak period regardless of her menstrual cycle. To find out where the Sun and Moon were at your moment of birth, you'll need to give an astrologer precise information as to the date, time and place of birth and ask
for a chart that tells you the angle.
Under Jonas system, a woman enters her cosmofertility period two days prior to the recurrence of the sun/lunar return. So, if she is using this method as a means of contraception, she should practice abstinence (or some other form of birth control)
36 hours before and 12 hours after the angle passes. Francesca Naish, an Australian astrologer specializing in finding conception dates, suggests adding safety margins for possible error, egg and sperm life. (see diagram).
The results are a 4-day lunar interval that repeats once per lunar month, or every 29-1/2 days.
Ovulation based on the hormonal changes of the menstrual cycle can be effected by the moon as well as by stress, health and other factors. The moon cycle, on the other hand, is a constant, recurring 12 to 13 times a year. Unless the
fertile period of the menstrual cycle happens to coincide with the lunar cycle, a woman will have two fertility periods a month which she can take advantage of or avoid. When both cycles are observed, Dr. Kurt Rechnitz, who expanded upon
Jonas work, claims 98% infallibility. He suggests for 100% accuracy to confirm results by taking the basal temperature.
Australian Astrologer Francesca Naish insists that if the two cycles do not coincide that the lunar cycle remains a potential only of an egg being released. Nevertheless, as far as contraception goes, she insists that it is essential to abstain during the period of
the lunar return. Of these three rules, the second is by far the easiest to determine from an astrological point of view. Simply stated, conception at the moment when the Moon is in a so-called masculine or yang sign (fire & air) will
result in a boy, whereas conception at the moment that the Moon is in a feminine or yin sign (earth & water) will give you a girl. The Moon changes signs approximately every 2-1/2 days. Matching up the lunar cycle (rule number one) with
the desired moon sign to insure conception can take several months. Astrological calendars, indicating exactly at what moment the Moon enters a new sign, are a popular item in esoteric bookshops and even in some of the bigger chains such
as B. Dalton. Preferably the moon should not be cuspal, moving from one sign unto another, for this method to work. Dr. Balogh, a Hungarian Egyptologist, claims that Jonas took his theory from the ancient Egyptians, contending the theory is at least 5,000 years old.
We know Jonas sex selection method works, but nobody really knows why it works. Naish speculates that the earth's magnetic field is affected by the phases of the Moon that in turn becomes a factor in the separating of male and female
chromosome-carrying sperm. E.R. Schweigert, quoted in Astrological Birth Control by Sheila Ostrander and Lynn Schroeder, the authors who originally brought Jonas work to the attention of the West, claims using the Moon Sign selection with 98% success.
He believes that as the moon passes through the different signs of the zodiac, the acidity or alkalinity of the womb is effecting the sedimentation of the sperm.H.L. Cornell, in his Medical Encyclopedia of Astrology, a must for anyone interested in medical astrology, writes:
A Star Map of the Heavens is very important to study in helping to know the character and temperament of a person, and also to diagnose diseases which are not especially shown or evident in the map of birth.
Using astrological calculations, I knew the exact date of all four of my children's births contrary to the date given me by the doctor!
Jonas research and his battle for recognition is a story in itself. When he first arrived at his initial thesis, Jonas mailed his data, case histories and conclusions to the Hungarian Academy of Science and the Czech Academy. At this
point he was encouraged to continue his research. He continued his research on his own but lacked funding. In 1960, Dr. Aurel Hudcovic suggested he come and prove his theories at the Bratislava Clinic of Gynecology.At the Clinic he once
more compared his data with the actual sex resulting from the pregnant women at a Maternity Ward in Nitra, He was proved correct in predicting the sex of the child in 83 out of 100 cases. Further refinement of the cosmic correlations resulted in 98% accuracy!
Meanwhile, letters were pouring in from Hungary, Czechoslovakia, East and West Germany from women who sought help in conceiving, sex selection or birth control. Cosmograms were drawn and programs outlined at no charge. Jonas began to
travel and give lectures on his ideas and on the notion of biorhythm. Newspapers began to publish his results and public interest soared. But at the TBC Psychiatric Clinic where Jonas was one of the chief doctors, he was encouraged to stop
treating patients and to treat yourself. Clearly the message was be a psychiatrist or an astrologer, but not both! When Jonas tried to get funding for his projects he was labeled crazy.
After all, what bearing could astrology have on medicine? Taking a leave of absence, Jonas went to Hungary to undergo tests proving his sanity. His first published book, Predetermining the Sex of Your Child was translated into six languages. Even so, he received no financial support.
Nevertheless, a handful of colleagues risked condemnation and supported Jonas. In 1968, the Czech Ministry of Health founded the Astra Research Center for Planned Parenthood at Nitra. In the two months following its opening, Astra
processed 9,000 Cosmograms. Meanwhile, Ostrander and Schoreader brought some attention to Jonas ideas in the US in their book Psychic Discoveries Behind the Iron Curtain and later, Natural Birth Control.
Dr. Schweigart opened Astra International in Vienna and states the moon phase theories of Dr. Jonas and Dr. Reichnitz have already become repeated facts. We feel it is almost incidental if these facts become universally accepted or
rejected. Perhaps it is up to the next generation to handle this. In the course of human history, it has often happened that new knowledge collided with prevailing world outlooks.
At some point of every cycle the Moon occupies the same zodiac position as it was at the female birth time. Astrologers call this phenomenon a «Lunar Return». Most pregnancies that result in live birth begin as a result of intercourse that took place near or during the Lunar Return time.
A lunar cycle of fertility is a great benefit to those trying-to-conceive women who suffer from highly irregular menstrual cycles. As there are fertile times that are unique to the menstrual cycle alone, there are also times within the Moon's lunar cycle that indicate fertility and conception likelihood, too.
Every woman who is trying to conceive have intercourse during her Lunar Return time. Not only do most pregnancies beginafter intercourse that has taken place near or during the Lunar Return, very often women conceive during the Lunar Return time- even though they thought
it was too early or too late in their menstrual cycles to be fertile time. The fact that a woman's «fertile window» is more unpredictable than previously thought is not surprising when the lunar cycles are considered.
Why rhythm method doesn’t work
(Reuters - WASHINGTON, 7:10 p.m. ET Oct. 31, 2003)
Study finds women sometimes ovulate several times a month
No wonder the rhythm method does not work so well for birth control — scientists in Canada said Tuesday they had found women sometimes ovulate several times a single month.
Their findings, if verified, would overturn the traditional wisdom that women produce an egg cell once a month. It would also help explain why “natural” methods of birth control, based on the idea that ovulation can be predicted, often fail.
“We are literally going to have to re-write medical textbooks,”
said Dr. Roger Pierson, director of the Reproductive Biology Research Unit at the University of Saskatchewan, who led the study.“It’s exactly why the rhythm method doesn’t work.”
Scientists have long known that humans have unique cycles of ovulation. Many animals come into heat — a time when all the males around know through smells and visual signals that a female is ovulating and ready to conceive. Not so with humans, who have “concealed” ovulation.
Standard medical science says a woman has a cycle running roughly 28 days in which an egg ripens, is released by the follicle, drops into the fallopian tube, and then is either fertilized or shed during menstruation.
Writing in the journal Fertility and Sterility, Pierson and colleagues found this did not always happen.“We weren’t expecting this. We really weren’t,” Pierson said in a telephone interview.
Daily ultrasound scans
In the study, Pierson, veterinarian Gregg Adams and graduate student Angela Baerwald did daily, high-resolution ultrasound scans on 63 women for a month, which allowed them to see the follicles very clearly.
“We had 63 women with normal menstrual cycles. Of those 63, only 50 had normal ovarian cycles,” Pierson said.
Thirteen of the women ovulated multiple times, in various different ways. And of the other 50, 40 percent had up to three waves of activity by the follicles, any one of which could result in the production of an egg.
The women’s hormone levels did not match this activity, Pierson said. “Hopefully this will help women explain how they got pregnant when they really didn’t want to be pregnant, and it certainly will help us design better fertility therapies.”
Apparently, measuring hormones in the blood is not enough to predict what a woman’s reproductive system is up to.
“The hormones do what they are going to do and the ovaries just follow their merry path,” Pierson said.
“We always thought that menstrual cycles and ovarian cycles were one and the same. It turns out they are just like two political parties — sometimes they go along hand in hand for the good of the country and sometimes they go along their separate ways.”
Pierson’s team plans longer-term studies to see if the women’s patterns are consistent from month to month.
“We don’t know what’s causing it — we don’t know if it is the weather or exposure to men or grapefruit juice or what,” Pierson said.
The findings, which were first seen in cattle and horses, help explain some things that have puzzled obstetricians, Pierson said.
“It really explains how we get fraternal twins with different conception days,” Pierson said. “Clinically, we see this all the time. We see women come in with twins and when we do an ultrasound we see one is at one 10 weeks development and another at seven.”