It wasn’t until the rise of the patriarchal society that menstruation changed its association from powerful to shameful. It was seen as a sacred connection to divine feminine energies sourced directly from the moon in the past.
The word menstruation is derived from Latin words meaning month and moon–hence why our periods are often referred to as Moon Cycle. Our bodies are naturally in synchronicity to nature, and like the 29 days it takes for a moon to become full, it takes around the same number of days to complete a menstrual cycle.
With the full moon approaching on Sunday, August 22nd it’s time to reconnect with our divine feminine energy and embrace the sacredness of our moon cycle. Here’s how to identify and connect with the physical and mystical power of your moon cycle.
White Moon Cycle
If your body naturally begins to menstruate during the new moon, then this means you are connected to the White Moon cycle.
Women with this moon cycle are often associated with the Mothering phase in their life. Meaning that she is focusing on nurturing those around her, including herself. These women attract energy inward and are able to deepen their emotional, mental, and physical energies.
Because the New Moon is understood as a time of reflection, women who cycle around this time like to withdraw in to focus on self-care and to re-strengthen their intuition.
Red Moon Cycle
If your body naturally begins to menstruate during a full moon, then that means you are connected with the Red Moon cycle.
This moon cycle is less common than the White Moon cycle in that. Women associated with this cycle are often regarded as the community’s healers, priestesses, and medicine women. These women channel their creative energy outward, as oppose to inward.
This cycle also produces a deeper connection to sexual energy, which helps tap into a strong power source. These women have a deep desire for self-growth, development, and mentorship.
How To Reconnect With Your Cycle
Track The Moon
Keep track of when the moon is waxing and waning; even the simplest acknowledgment can cause a major shift in your body. As you notice the patterns of your cycle, you’ll see the correlation between the phases of the moon.
Get Back Into Nature
Whether you’re reconnecting with nature by taking daily walks or simply nurturing a houseplant to pristine health, all ways to embrace the natural world. Taking the time to ground yourself enhances the connection to the moon.
Limit Cell Phone/Computer/TV Use
The sun and moon used to be our only indicators of light and dark, but since the founding of electricity, our natural circadian rhythm has completely shifted. Now, we are over-exposed to artificial light, especially blue light, which affects our pineal glands’ ability to produce melatonin.