Is Chinese Calendar True??

Updated on March 05, 2010
K.L. asks from Bothell, WA
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I am curious to see if Chinese Calendar is just a fake site or really true. It doesn't prove to be true for my first child but true for my second; the most important thing I notice is that they don’t deliver the same results from site to site. I have two boys and I will be very sad to have another boy again. I feel so discouraged right now that this chart is showing that I will have yet another boy. I was 34 when I just conceived a month ago, in January. I will be 35 when the baby will be born. Have this calendar proved it right or wrong for you?

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J.W.

answers from Seattle on

It was right with all 3 of my kids and my sister in laws baby... Also, a few of my friends have tried it and it was right for them as well. I had 2 boys then finally got my girl with my last (& final) pregnancy

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M.M.

answers from Eugene on

Right all 3 times for me. Right both times for my sister. Of everyone I've ever talked to about it, it was only wrong for one person.

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B.S.

answers from Portland on

Might I suggest that you simply be happy with the lovely child you've been given? I personally find it very sad that you say you "will be very sad to have another boy again." What if any of your sons see this? Can they never be as good as a girl? When you get an ultrasound or give birth and find out the child is a boy, do you want that being your first thought? One of disappointment? I don't want for you to feel attacked, that is not my purpose in writing this, I just hope you'll look at the things you're writing and simply focus on having another healthy baby to add to your family.

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L.L.

answers from Dallas on

Considering the options, it has a 50-50 chance of being "right". Either you'll have a boy or a girl.

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J.G.

answers from Cleveland on

I can't say if it was right with my 1st - I was 16 when I conceived her, but my 2nd & 3rd were right, but my 4th was wrong and I can't say about my 5th cause it's not due till July & I haven't had an ultra sound that can sex it yet. But if the calander is right it will be a girl.

One thing I can say is that we joked about a blond girl when I was prego the 1st time - we had one. We joked about a red head girl the 2nd time (10 yr later) - we had one. We really wanted a boy the 3rd time - he was born w/ redish blond hair. And we joked about naming our 4th Forest if it was a black haired boy - our 4th is named Forest... we got it. So far we have only picked out a girls name... so we will see if we get a girl & keep up our record of guessing before we see on the ultra sound.

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K.H.

answers from Seattle on

Both of my pregnancies it told me I was having a girl. I now have a girl and a boy.

J.W.

answers from Seattle on

It was right with all 3 of my kids and my sister in laws baby... Also, a few of my friends have tried it and it was right for them as well. I had 2 boys then finally got my girl with my last (& final) pregnancy

S.D.

answers from Bellingham on

Yes, it is true to an extent...you cannot categorize everyone into specifics though...don't get caught in the dogma of it....one example: I am a Leo, but do not fit the typical Leo profiles...also, use the value of prayer and positive visualization to try to achieve a baby girl...remember, Universe (or God if you want) will give us exactly what we need, not always what we want. I wish you well!

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L.M.

answers from Seattle on

wrong two times for me.

A.T.

answers from Dallas on

It was true for most of my family (sisters, brothers-in-law, etc.) However, it was NOT true for my husband. The calendar said he was supposed to be a girl. :) I don't believe anything is 100% accurate, but I do think it is true enough to at least consider its results.

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H.C.

answers from Seattle on

I've never used a Chinese calendar to figure that out. There is another thought, I've found this to be true for about 30 or so people I've asked, only 3 did it not work for.

If the mother's age and the year of conception are both even, or, both odd, the child will be a girl. If one is even and the other is odd, the child will be a boy.

It worked both times for me, I was 24 in 2003 when I conceived my first son, and I was 26 in 2007 when I conceived my second son. I am currently pregnant with #3 and like you, am really hoping for a girl, I'm 28 and it's 2010 (both even!!) so I'm hoping this will work the 3rd time too!!

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H.L.

answers from Portland on

We used both the timing method and the Chinese Calendar as a guide and it worked like a charm. Either way would have been fine with me though.

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D.F.

answers from Corvallis on

It was wrong for my first one, so I didn't even bother looking when I got pregnant the second time.

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M.O.

answers from Chicago on

Right all three times for us. We used it to help conceive a boy the third time. If it was "girl" month, I told my husband to go take a cold shower - LOL!

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J.P.

answers from Chicago on

Right both times for me!

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J.D.

answers from Philadelphia on

i was just going to say like the person before me... it has a 50/50 chance of being right! hahaha!!! It was right for my first, and wrong for my second. :-) I

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M.M.

answers from Eugene on

Right all 3 times for me. Right both times for my sister. Of everyone I've ever talked to about it, it was only wrong for one person.

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Z.A.

answers from Seattle on

I looked at (and participated) in an ongoing poll. So far :

accurate: 64%
inaccurate : 36%
137, 479 people have polled

For us is was wrong 4 out of 5 times

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A.H.

answers from Portland on

It was wrong for me both times.

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T.J.

answers from Seattle on

It was right only the first time for me. Remember it goes my your chinese age, so depending on which site you are using, it may be differently calculated by your american age. And there are stats broken down by month (mine was 70% likely to have a boy in December 2007, but I ended up being part of the 30%)! Find a site that lists the percentages of likelihood..I don't remember which ones we used. Good luck, girls are super fun, I have two!

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