By Irati Novella 6
Formerly, culture and customs included this link between women and nature. Rites were performed and stories were told explaining this relationship. Thus, from a very young age, the girls had another understanding of themselves, of their body and of their menstruation. They understood it as "sacred" and not as something dirty or annoying that they should hide.
Currently, in Western countries, women often do not pay attention to the emotional and energetic changes that they experience during their cycle. Many times they try to live as if they were not affected by their phases, and this supposes a loss of well-being and a waste of all their potentialities.
The moon and its influence
The phases of the moon coincide with the phases of the menstrual cycle. And the mood and hormonal states are under the influence of the Moon. Just as it takes about 28 days for the Moon to make one complete revolution around the Earth, a woman's menstrual cycle is approximately 28 days. In this way, our cycles connect like the four lunar phases: new moon, first quarter, full moon, and last quarter.
In the past, the natural rhythm of every woman was to menstruate under the new moon and ovulate under the full moon. We know this thanks to our ancestors, those for whom the only way to mark time was by observing the lunar phases.
Nowadays, with so much artificial light, the constant use of computers, lights on all night in the streets… it is almost impossible to live in natural light. Artificial light affects the natural female rhythm and causes the sensitivity and biological rhythm to be confused, there are irregular cycles and blood under a full moon or another moon that is not the new one.
The four phases of the cycle, the moons and the seasons of the year
Menstruation. New Moon. Winter
It is the reflective phase, the dark phase par excellence, the phase of silence, of introspection, that of loneliness, that of "going inward." The woman wants to be calm and the interaction with the outside can even become annoying. Your body is much more sensitive, so you can connect in a special way with it and with the messages it transmits to you. In this phase, the woman can trust her instinct and intuition more.
It is a good time to be silent, still and meditate. This means giving yourself time to menstruate, if possible. This is where the female body naturally recycles energy. That is, it seeks rest to recover and begin the next phase of the crescent moon with great vitality.
Pre ovulation. Crescent moon. Spring
The week after your period coincides with spring, with renewal, with an increase in physical energy. It is a transition phase between menstruation (dark, winter) and ovulation (light, summer). For this reason, these are the ideal days to start projects that will materialize during the next phase (ovulation).
There is a high analytical, concentration and planning capacity. Mental toughness reigns and thoughts are clearer. Emotions are more stable and vital energy is at its peak. During the Crescent Moon the woman needs less rest and is more sure of herself. There is a penchant for social life, for going out to have fun.
Ovulation Full moon. Summer
Ovulation is the expressive, sociable, empathetic and radiant phase. There is a greater capacity to surrender to that which is loved. It is the time when women are most fertile, so it is a phase full of energy and vitality. It is a fertile phase in all aspects: to give life to work, personal, family projects ...
These days, self-confidence and self-esteem are on the rise. There is also an increased sex drive.
Premenstruation. Waning moon. Autumn
In this phase, physical energy begins to drop. The need to clean and release what does not benefit appears. Like the trees in autumn do with their leaves. Many women in this phase experience the famous premenstrual syndrome.
These are days when there is again an "inward" orientation. It also decreases the ability to concentrate and memory. It is an ideal time to investigate our wishes, needs, fears ... This phase is ideal to heal and advance in the process of personal growth. Sex drive can also be more intense these days.
What happens at menopause?
Although there is no menstruation, the cycles continue to exist and exert their influence. Reality changes, because it is another stage, but from the hormonal point of view that female cyclical process remains.
The woman in menopause is not subject to her reproductive cycle, she has transcended it. Energetically it is even more powerful when it no longer bleeds. All that energy, which was renewed month by month flowing outwards, now starts an internal circuit that feeds back and continues to sustain the natural feminine rhythm.
What good is this knowledge to us?
This path of knowledge and understanding of the cyclical nature of women is leading women of all ages to promote their self-knowledge, femininity and happiness. Thus, part of the personal development process of every woman should direct her efforts to reconnect with her menstrual cycle, its phases, energies and potentialities. In this sense, the main tool for this is to know how it affects the menstrual cycle.
When the woman becomes conscious and knows her cycles, she can manage her activity and her life in harmony with her own natural processes.
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