Your menstrual cycle & the spiritual gifts
When your spiritual gifts open, along with everything else that happens, you become naturally more in tune with the rhythms and cycles of the universe.
You become more connected to mother earth, operate more in alignment to the circadian rhythms, and you become more sensitive to the energy of those around you and of those in your environment.
With a spiritual awakening, many things can happen.
You find yourself starting to live differently, associating with different people, eating different foods, going to different places, and maybe you even leave your old job to start a new one.
And, if you've gone off hormonal birth control, the natural rhythm of your monthly menstrual cycle can begin to change, too.
Your period may start syncing itself to the moon cycle.
Either reverting or progressing in days or length, to match itself and align with a cycle of the moon.
According to Women’s Health, the average monthly cycle is between 21 to 35 days, where the average lunar month is 29.53 days, so this isn’t too much of big of a jump to imagine, but it’s enough to notice if you’re paying attention.
If left untouched, your monthly cycle will naturally come and go in an episodic nature, and as you spiritually grow, your cycle further syncs itself to become more connected to the earth’s cycle.
You can help to facilitate this process by:
Spending more time in nature
Taking yourself off hormonal birth control
Listening to body balancing meditations*
Paying more attention to your moon cycles how they interact with your body systems
Because even today, with all the environmental toxins, the artificial lighting, and the cycle shifting birth control pills out there, studies continue to show an increase in ovulation rates around the time of the full moon and an increase in menstruation rates around the time of the moon (source).
So, when should you be ovulating?
Well, there are two types of moon-synced cycles, both serving different purposes for the different seasons of a woman’s life;
The Red Moon Cycle
The Red Moon Cycle is bleeding with the full moon and ovulating on the new moon.
The body is fertile when the moon is dark.
The Red Moon Cycle is typically associated with women who are more using their feminine energy in a creatrix-like fashion. Usually, you'll sync this way if they are focusing on working with your gifts to create magic, instead of creating babies.
The White Moon Cycle
The White Moon Cycle is ovulating with the full moon and bleeding on the new moon.
The body is fertile when the moon is at it's brightest.
Think of it as when do you ovulate? Do you ovulate around the new moon or around the full moon? For most women, it swings like a pendulum throughout their life, so only pay attention to where you now.
The White Moon Cycle is typically associated with women in their childbearing years, women who are having or wanting to have children, or women already have children.
If you are trying for children, your body may naturally sync you to the White Moon Cycle.
In contrast, if you are waiting to have kids in favor of pursuing creative or business endeavors, you may find yourself syncing to the Red Moon Cycle instead (for a full PDF explaining these concepts from Yoga Goddess click here).
As you might imagine, the cycle your body aligns with (the Red or the White) will change throughout your lifetime as you move through various phases.
Think of it like a pendulum swinging back and forth.
There are times and seasons for each type of cycle syncing, and if you notice your cycle changing length to match one of these patterns, it’s good news - it’s a sign that even your body, is becoming more intuitive now.
For further reading on this topic:
Book: Red Moon (Amazon Link), by Miranda Gray
Book: Guided by the Moon (Amazon Link), Thomas Poppe & Johanna Paungger
In my work with the moon cycles, I've found that the syncing up of your life that happens when you spiritually grow, menstruation included as we've seen here, is great.
Pay attention to the connection you have to your flow this month, so you can manage boundaries more easily for the month, schedule appointments at times when you know you'll be most alert, and adapt your rest times, for when you know you'll need them most.
Amanda Linette Meder
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