Women are innately connected to the rhythms of nature. Just like the moon and the tides, our bodies undergo a monthly cycle that influences our energy levels, emotions, and overall well-being. By understanding the different phases of your menstrual cycle and adjusting your lifestyle and activities accordingly, you can harness the power within and unleash your feminine superpower.
Phases of the Menstrual Cycle: The Seasons Within
The menstrual cycle consists of four distinct phases, each with its own unique characteristics. By recognising these phases and aligning your activities with them, you can optimise your energy levels, productivity, and overall well-being.
Day 1 - 6: Menstrual (Bleeding) - New Moon - Rest, reflection, evaluation.
Day 7 - 13: Follicular - Waxing Crescent - Planning, brainstorming, new beginnings.
Day 14 - 21: Ovulation - Full Moon - Communicating, collaborating, attracting.
Day 22 - 28: Luteal - Waning Crescent - Focus, finishing projects, creative.
There are numerous apps available to help track your cycle, and journaling each night about your feelings, mood, and energy levels can be a helpful tool in understanding your cycle and tuning into your body's signals.
For those who no longer have a monthly period, you can use the moon's cycles as a guide. The full moon is generally associated with the summer/ovulation season, and the new moon/dark moon is the winter/bleed season.