In this article I’ll show you step-by-step how to use the Chinese Calendar 2017 for baby gender prediction (and the good part is, it only takes less than two minutes).
To be more precise, this chart refers to the most probable gender of a baby, because the accuracy of each of these three methods is under 100% – some websites estimate it to 70% – 80%, while others approximate it to about 90% or even more. You can discover more details about the success rates of these strategies in this blog’s article that I fully dedicated to this subject.
I discovered that the easiest way of explaining a method to someone is by showing some examples first, and then presenting the steps of that method. So, this will be my approach in this post.
Using the Chart for Gender Guessing
We use this famous chart for gender GUESSING when we try to find out whether a pregnant woman has a boy or a girl.
In order to use this table for guessing the gender of a fetus, we must know only two dates:
- when the mother was born;
- when the mother got pregnant.
We need to look in the chart that is translated for the Chinese lunar year which includes the conception date. In this chart, we must search the two dates – mother’s birthdate and baby’s conception date – in the intervals displayed at the left and at the top of this table, respectively.
EXAMPLE 1 for Gender Guessing
Let’s suppose a woman born on March 3, 1987, got pregnant on January 21, 2017. We must look in the table translated for 2017 (which is called the “Chinese Gender Predictor for 2017”) and identify:
- the column which includes baby’s conception date
- the row which includes mother’s birthdate.
By looking in the chart for 2017, we discover that conception date, Jan 21, 2017, is included in the interval displayed on the first column: Jan 28, 2017 ~ Feb 25, 2017. Mother’s birthdate is included in the period displayed on the row corresponding to the lunar age of 31: Jan 29, 1987 ~ Feb 16, 1988. The first cell on this row (the cell on the first column of this row) is marked with “B”, so the most probable gender of her fetus is “male” – the fetus is most likely a boy.
Let’s consider another woman, born on June 3, 1981, who got pregnant on January 4, 2017.
IMPORTANT: If you look in the table for 2017, you will notice that the interval of the first column begins on January 28, 2017, because the Chinese lunar year corresponding to 2017 begins on January 28, 2017, unlike the common (Western, Gregorian) year, which begins on January 1, 2017. Therefore, since 4 Jan 2017 is before 28 Jan 2017, we must look not in the table translated for 2017, but in the one translated for the previous year – 2016.
In the Chinese calendar chart for 2016, we find conception date, Jan 4, 2017, included in the interval of the last column (the one of the 12th lunar month). In the same table, mother’s birthdate (3 June 1981) is included in the interval of the row for the lunar age 36. The last cell of this row displays “G”, so the fetus is most probably a girl.
The Steps of Gender Guessing
- Identify the Chinese lunar year which includes the conception date. This year is the one corresponding to either the Gregorian year of that date or the previous Gregorian year, depending on the beginning date of the Chinese lunar year. EXAMPLE: January 7, 2017 is in the lunar year for 2016; January 28, 2017 is in the lunar year for 2017; May 5, 2017 is in the lunar year for 2017.
- In the Chinese Gender Chart that is translated for the lunar year identified at the previous step, look at the left side and identify the row whose interval includes the birthdate of the pregnant woman.
- Look at the top of the same table and identify the column whose interval contains baby’s conception date.
- Read the letter displayed in the cell situated on the row and column found at steps 2 and 3. That letter indicates whether the baby carried by the pregnant woman is a boy or a girl: “B” suggests that the fetus is most probably a boy and “G” – a girl.
How to Use the Chart for Gender Prediction
This legendary table is used for gender PREDICTION when identifying the most probable gender of a baby that will be conceived sometime in the future. In other words, when we try to discover whether a woman who will get pregnant sometime in the future is more likely to get pregnant with a girl or with a boy.
For this, we need to know two values:
- the mother’s birthdate;
- the date or the interval when the woman will get pregnant with the future baby;
The table that is needed is the one that is Gregorian translated for the Chinese lunar year that includes the conception date or period.
EXAMPLE 3 for Gender Predition
Let’s consider that a woman who is born on November 12, 1980, wonders what baby she will have if she gets pregnant on June 10, 2017.
Since conception date (June 10, 2017) is in the lunar year for 2017, we will look in the Chinese Gender Calendar for 2017, where we discover mother’s birthdate in the interval of the row for the lunar age of 38, and the conception date in the interval of the fifth column. The letter on this row and on this column is “B”. Hence, if this woman will get pregnant on June 10, 2017, she will have a boy.
Let’s say now that a man whose wife is born on August 25, 1994, would like to know whether his spouse will have a girl or a boy, if she will get pregnant in December 2017.
Because the Chinese lunar year for 2017 lasts from January 28, 2017 to February 15, 2018, the whole Gregorian month of December 2017 is included in this lunar year, so we need to look in the table for 2017, where we notice that December is included in two intervals, of two columns:
- Nov 18, 2017 ~ Dec 17, 2017 – interval of the 10th column;
- Dec 18, 2017 ~ Jan 1, 2018 – from the 11th column (the penultimate one).
The birthdate of his wife, Aug 25, 1994, is included in the interval of the row for 24; on this row, the 10th cell displays “B”, and the 11th – “G”. This means that, if his wife will get pregnant between December 1, 2017 and Dec 17, 2017, she is most likely to have a boy, while in the interval Dec 18, 2017 ~ Dec 31, 2017, she will most probably get pregnant with a girl.
The Steps of Gender Prediction
- Identify the Chinese lunar year or years which contain the Gregorian date or period when the woman intends to get pregnant.
- In the table(s) for the year(s) found at step 1, look at the left side and discover the interval which includes that woman’s birthdate. Remember the row of this interval. It’s easier to remember the lunar age of that row.
- In the same table(s), look at the top and discover the interval(s) which contain the date or period when the woman intends to get pregnant. Keep in mind the columns (or the lunar months) of this/these interval(s).
- Read the letter(s) displayed by the cell(s) on the row(s) and column(s) discovered at step 2 and 3. That/those letters indicate the most probable sex of the baby that would be conceived by that woman on/in that conception date/period. “G” is for girl and “B” is for boy.
Using the Chinese Birth Chart for Gender Predetermination
The legendary chart is used for gender PREDETERMINATION when trying to make sure that a baby who isn’t conceived yet will have a certain gender. When used for gender predetermination, the chart indicates the time intervals when a woman has more chances to get pregnant with either a boy or a girl, as she wants.
For this use, we need to know three values:
- the year when the woman intends to get pregnant;
- baby’s gender – the sex that the woman prefers for her future fetus;
- woman’s birthdate.
The chart that is needed is the one translated for the Chinese lunar year corresponding to the year of intended conception.
EXAMPLE 5 for Gender Predetermination
Let’s say that a woman born on July 17, 1993 would like to get pregnant with a girl in 2017.
By looking in the table translated for 2017, we find her birthdate included in the interval for the row of the lunar age of 25 (Jan 23, 1993 ~ Feb 9, 1994). On this row, all the cells marked with “G” (she wants a girl) are the ones on these columns: 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th and 9th. The intervals displayed for each of these columns – at the top of the table – represent the time periods when, if that woman gets pregnant, she has more chances to get pregnant with a girl that with a boy, according to the legend on which this famous table is based. So, the time intervals in 2017 when that woman is more likely to conceive a girl are: Jan 28 ~ Feb 25, Mar 28 ~ Apr 25, May 26 ~ Jun 23, Aug 22 ~ Sep 19 and Oct 20 ~ Nov 17.
Let’s consider a woman born on March 3, 2000, who wants to get pregnant with a girl in 2017.
In the table for 2017 (the Chinese Gender Predictor for 2017), her birthdate is on the first row (Mar 3, 2000 is included in the interval Feb 5, 2000 ~ Jan 23, 2001). On the first row of this table, we notice that there are only two “G” letters: on the first and third columns. This means that she has more chances to conceive a girl in the 1st and 3rd lunar months of 2017, namely in these intervals: Jan 28, 2017 ~ Feb 25, 2017 and Mar 28, 2017 ~ Apr 25, 2017.
The Steps of Gender Predetermination
- Look in the left side of the table translated for the year when the woman intends to get pregnant, and identify the interval which contains the birthdate of the future mother. Keep in mind the row of this interval.
- Look on this row and identify all the cells that display the first letter of the desired baby: “B” for boy, or “G” if a girl is preferred.
- For each of the cells discovered at step 2, read the time intervals displayed at the top of their columns: they represent the time periods when, if she gets pregnant, the gender of her fetus is most probably the preferred one.
I hope these examples helped you understand how to use the Chinese Gender Predictor to guess or predict the gender of your future baby. If you have any other questions, post a comment below and I’ll do my best to help you.