Moon Cycles and WomenHuman beings are affected by the moon. Women especially are affected
by the moon and their menstrual cycle is intimately linked to this
regulates your menstrual cycle,
can trigger ovulation and fertile times,
affects your emotions and
affects the way people behave and view the world.
Women are connected to the moon by our blood, our hormones and our
The first step in claiming the gifts of our menstrual cycle is to
become re-acqainted with Mother Moon. Putting aside all the
scientific phenomena of the way the Moon affects the earths tides,
weather, animals, fluids and moods, symbolically the Moon has a lot
to teach us.
In myth the Moon is a primary female archetype travelling the great
round of Birth, Maturation, Death and Rebirth each month. This is a
primal fundamental cycle of the universe of which every single living
We all are born, we grow, mature and we die .
Humans do it, animals do it, plants do it and even love affairs,
business ventures and economies do it. It is only our modern culture
with its focus on youth and never ending productivity that attempts
to deny this basic cycle of life. Living in this culture it is easy
to forget that we are fundamentally cyclic creatures.
Most of us have been taught to believe that being a cyclical creature
is a primitive or inferior affair. We believe that we will be less
productive, less useful or just plain stupid if we allow ourselves to
follow the rhythm of our cycles.
However, there is much grace, flow and harmony to be achieved through
living in a cyclic manner. Being able to recognise and use the most
appropriate energy that is available to you at any given moment is in
fact a far more efficient use of time and energy.
Just like the Moon's journey through the phases, a woman's menstrual
cycle can also be divided up into easily understood and clearly
experienced phases. These phases take on archetypal (or universally
recognised) feminine energies as set out in the following image.
Each month a woman will experience changes in the way she perceives
herself and her world in accordance to where she is in her menstrual
The moon's cycle also adds another subtle tone to her monthly
experience, increasing or decreasing the intensity of the energies
depending upon where the two cycles overlap.
For example if a woman is ovulating with the Full Moon, this mode of
cycling gives a woman the best chance of physical fertility, great
for trying to conceive children, as the full moon accentuates the
time of Ovulation.
When a woman bleeds with the full moon, this mode of cycling enhances
inner expression, intuition and the development of the inner,
As women become more aware of the different phases and how they
experience them, they find it much easier to recognise and use the
phase they are at and will also experience a far greater acceptance
of their bodies, their menstrual cycle and their feminine nature.
For more information, go to the Female Energy Cycle