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Chinese Birth Chart

Use the Chinese Birth Chart to Predict If You'll Have a Boy or Girl

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Nurses and parents massage newborn babies at Xining Children Hospital on May 17, 2006
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Many couples expecting a baby use the Chinese Birth Chart to predict the sex of their baby.

Where Does the Chinese Birth Chart Come From?

Invented during the Qing Dynasty, the Chinese birth chart has been used for over 300 years. The chart was kept by royal eunichs and only used my nobles and concubines.

When the Eight Nation Alliance entered China in the late Qing Dynasty, military forces took the chart. The Chinese birth chart was taken to England where it was translated into English for the King’s sole use until it was later disclosed to the public.

How Accurate Is the Chinese Birth Chart?

The Chinese birth chart is based on factors such as the Five Elements and yin and yang. The Chinese birth chart is based on the lunar calendar. The Chinese birth chart is considered quite accurate.

How Do Use the Chinese Birth Chart to Predict the Gender of My Baby?

1. Locate the lunar month of conception.
Convert Western calendar months to lunar calendar months.
2. Locate the mother’s age at the time of conception.
3. The intersection of the month of conception and the mother’s age at the time of conception is the predicted sex of the baby. For example, a 30 year-old woman who conceived in lunar January 2011 (February 2011 in the Western calendar) is predicted to have a boy.

Girl
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSeptOctNovDec
18GirlBoyGirlBoyBoyBoyBoyBoyBoyBoyBoyBoy
19BoyGirlBoyGirlGirlBoyBoyBoyBoyBoyGirlGirl
20GirlBoyGirlBoyBoyBoyBoyBoyBoyGirlBoyBoy
21BoyGirlGirlGirlGirlGirlGirlGirlGirlGirlGirlGirl
22GirlBoyBoyGirlGirlGirlGirlBoyGirlGirlGirlGirl
23BoyBoyGirlBoyBoyGirlBoyGirlBoyBoyBoyGirl
24BoyGirlBoyBoyGirlBoyBoyGirlGirlGirlGirlGirl
25GirlBoyBoyGirlGirlBoyGirlBoyBoyBoyBoyBoy
26BoyGirlBoyGirlGirlBoyGirlBoyGirlGirlGirlGirl
27GirlBoyGirlBoyGirlGirlBoyBoyBoyBoyGirlGirl
28BoyGirlBoyGirlGirlGirlBoyBoyBoyBoyGirlGirl
29GirlBoyGirlGirlBoyBoyBoyBoyBoyGirlGirlGirl
30BoyGirlGirlGirlGirlGirlGirlGirlGirlGirlBoyBoy
31BoyGirlBoyGirlGirlGirlGirlGirlGirlGirlGirlBoy
32BoyGirlBoyGirlGirlGirlGirlGirlGirlGirlGirlBoy
33GirlBoyGirlBoyGirlGirlGirlBoyGirlGirlGirlBoy
34BoyGirlBoyGirlGirlGirlGirlGirlGirlGirlBoyBoy
35BoyBoyGirlBoyGirlGirlGirlBoyGirlGirlBoyBoy
36GirlBoyBoyGirlBoyGirlGirlGirlBoyBoyBoyBoy
37BoyGirlBoyBoyGirlBoyGirlBoyGirlBoyGirlBoy
38GirlBoyGirlBoyBoyGirlBoyGirlBoyGirlBoyGirl
39BoyGirlBoyBoyBoyGirlGirlBoyGirlBoyGirlGirl
40GirlBoyGirlBoyGirlBoyBoyGirlBoyGirlBoyGirl
41BoyGirlBoyGirlBoyGirlBoyBoyGirlBoyGirlBoy
42GirlBoyGirlBoyGirlBoyGirlBoyBoyGirlBoyGirl
43BoyGirlBoyGirlBoyGirlBoyGirlBoyBoyBoyBoy
44BoyBoyGirlBoyBoyBoyGirlBoyGirlBoyGirlGirl
45GirlBoyBoyGirlGirlGirlBoyGirlBoyGirlBoyBoy
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