Many a night I gaze into the sky and spend time looking at the beautiful moon. The light and how it is constantly changing has always fascinated. By nature women are lunar, its no coincidence that out menstrual cycle is 28 days and so is the moons. Even the actual words ‘menstruation’ and ‘menses’ come from the Latin word ‘mensis’ which means ‘month’ and relates to the Greek word ‘mene’ which means ‘moon’.
Beginning to learn more about my own cycle and how the moon can effect it, has lead me to write this blog. I want to share my knowledge with you, so you can understand your cycle better and live with you natural cycle in harmony.
I read that the natural cycle of women who live and sleep out in the open away from artificial light is to ovulate on the full moon and menstruate on the new moon. But this is not the case for most modern women whose natural rhythms are largely affected by artificial light and other factors. Just knowing your cycle even if it is not linked with the new and full moon, I believe can still make a massive difference to your life.
When your body and the moon are in sync, your cycle won’t feel like a pain, but an opportunity to go with the flow and with nature.
I track my cycle using an app called Flo, so I can plan my month around my cycle. I know that the first few days of my menstrual cycle tend to be the days I want to hibernate. That is only natural, as the new moon is a great time for women to look inward, honour their bodies and cleanse. So if you can, take time to nurture yourself! Listen to your body and do what feels right.
Ovulation is your brightest time? Do you know when you are ovulating? This is when we tend to have more energy, plan your diary. Go out for a run, do some yoga or maybe do the thing you have been putting of all month. You will feel like you want to on these days. Make the most of it. Shine bright on a full moon!
Begin to track your menstrual cycle. How does it relates to the moon cycle. Do you ovulate on the full moon and menstruate on the new moon? Or it’s something different. Don’t judge just observe how you feeling on a physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual level.
Are you ready to flow into your natural cycle? BEcoming more aware of YOU x
Love and blessings