Seeing that we have just passed through another new moon I’d thought I’d take pause and touch on this today.
Now, this big, beautiful sky of ours is absolutely fascinating to me, in an almost overwhelming way. It simple amazes me each time I learn something new, leaving me speechless, my jaw somewhere between my knees and the floor.
But, like I said, it’s overwhelming. There is just SO much that I do not know. Yet, I’m always eager for more.
I knew the moon had a lunar cycle long before I knew anything really about the menstrual cycle.
I can’t quite recall when I first read about the connection between the lunar and menstrual cycles, something that is far too hippy dippy for many. But, I don’t know, something about it made sense to me.
So, like I always do, I began reading, researching and learning more.
But, there’s no way I can fit in all the wonderful things I have learned today.
If you were to lay these two cycles on top of one another to mirror the different phases it would look something like this:
For awhile I read that women used to sync to the new moon, meaning that their cycles would start then. I was keeping track of my cycle, watching it creep closer to that ancient pattern before it completely flipped the script, shortening and moving towards syncing with the full moon instead.
This is when I discovered a book [Red Moon] that talks about the difference between White Moon and Red Moon cycles.
The White Moon cycle is when you bleed with the new moon and ovulate with the full, and was once seen as the cycle of the “good mother”.
The Red Moon cycle, which I’ve written about before, is when you bleed with the full moon and ovulate with the new moon. She was once seen as one who moved away from procreation and the material world, and instead towards their own personal development and self-expression.
Between the two, yeah. I can see why my cycle has oriented towards the latter.
So, the new moon has passed through, and a few days before that was ovulation for this gal.
In the past few years, I have felt this need for creativity, that self-expression, and figuring out what exactly I’m meant to do. And I think, ironically, getting in touch with my cycle has made all the difference.
And I say ironically, because as you can probably guess, that love, that thing that has me waking up excited every day, lies with the one, the only, the menstrual cycle.