Up to this time, the true logic behind Chinese lunar calendar gender prediction is still a mystery. Many proponents believe that this chart was formulated with the use of the Chinese Five Elements and ancient statistics spanning for over thousands and thousands of years.
Many critics argue that the accuracy of Chinese baby gender predictor is well-around fifty to fifty-four percent (in favor of having a male child), almost equivalent to flipping of a coin. But experts in the use of Chinese birth chart believe that in order for this method to work, it must be done within a set of conditions or rules. The following are guidelines that need to be followed to ensure ninety-nine percent effectiveness with the use of this method.
First, make use of a lunar calendar. Ancient Chinese birth chart makes use of the lunar phases via the lunar calendar. This cannot be stressed enough. A lunar calendar indicates dates according to the phases of the moon. One lunar month is determined by the period it takes for the moon to complete its “full phasic cycle” or twenty-nine and a half days. One standard lunar year is eleven days shorter as compared to the solar or Gregorian calendar. The difference between lunar years and solar years are made up every nineteen years with the addition of seven lunar months or leap months. This distinction is important. The difficulty arises when some mothers mistakenly make use of Gregorian calendars instead of lunar calendars especially in times of leap months and leap years. To convert Gregorian calendars and your age to their lunar equivalents, there are resources available to you online.
Second, remember that a newborn baby is one year old in according to Chinese customs and traditions. Age increments or gets added up by one every Chinese New Year. With this, we assume that a baby born the day before Chinese New Year will be two years old on Chinese New Year. It is also this peculiar difference between Chinese and Western societies that affects the miscalculation of ages in the chart.
Remember that mother’s age is an important reference in baby gender prediction. To correct this, follow these steps. Subtract your birth year from your baby’s conception year and use this result. Check if your birth date lies before or after the Chinese New Year in your birth date’s particular year. Check if your baby’s conception date is before or after the Chinese New Year of its particular year. If your time of conception and birth date are in synch, meaning both come before or after the lunar year, add one year to the result of the difference of your birth year and baby’s conception year. If your time of conception is before the lunar year and your birth date is after Chinese New Year, don’t add to the result. If your time of conception is after Chinese New Year and your birth date is before Chinese New Year, add two to the result. This will be your lunar age.