Archetypal Phases of the Menstrual Cycle Whats the difference between the Biological Phases & the Archetypal Phases? Well, just as it sounds, the Biological Phases are the findings of science & describe what's happening at a level we may not be aware of. The Archetypal Phases are the spiritual findings & also the experiences we… Continue reading Archetypes of Menstruation
The 4th Phase - PMS The fourth phase feels similar to the third phase, though the body slows the release of estrogen and testosterone and begins producing progesterone. Progesterone is a wonderful anti-anxiety hormone which helps the body wind down after days of excitement and high energy. Phase Four starts with feelings of calmness and… Continue reading The Biology of Your Cycle – Phase 4 – Day 21 – 28
The Third Phase - Ovulation Ovulation has been the goal of the body since the beginning of the cycle. Estrogen and testosterone levels continue to rise & reach their peaks. This is when the body feels and looks it's best. You may start receiving second looks and compliments: “There’s something different about you today.” You… Continue reading The Biology of Your Cycle – Phase 3 – Day 14 – 21
Second Phase - Getting Ready for Ovulation This phase is when the body prepares to ovulate, which follows the menstruation. During this phase, the body receives big hits of estrogen and testosterone, giving the boost of energy needed to play catch up from the rest taken in the First Phase. Not only does the… Continue reading The Biology of Your Cycle – Phase Two – Day 7 – 14
Day One of the menstrual cycle is the first day of the bleed - not spotting, but the full-on flow. This is when the uterus begins to contract to shed its lining, much like a beautiful serpent sheds its skin. This is the necessary process which is the cause of menstrual cramps. During bleed week,… Continue reading The Biology of Your Cycle – Phase One – Day 1 – 7
Tracking your cycle can be important to every woman for a different reason. You may not know specifically what your reason is or how tracking your cycle may help you but you want find out. The list below might give you clues as to how tracking your cycle can enhance your life. Self Love. -… Continue reading Why track your Cycle?
PMS is often the dreaded phase of the menstrual cycle because of the mood swings, low energy, headaches & a plethora of other less than desirable symptoms. PMS is overlooked, as women, "just try to get through it" without giving "Her" the attention she is demanding. As contributing members of society, it is very hard,… Continue reading The Spiritual Reason for P.M.S.
Throughout the reign of the patriarchy and the systematic repression of woman, we have forgotten the magic & power of what we are. We hold, inside our bodies, the power to create life. In order to have this life-giving power, we must go through a death & rebirth cycle 13 times per solar-calendar year, sometimes… Continue reading The Power of being a Wom(b)an
The brilliance which occurs in a woman's life when she begins to pay attention to her cycle, & to herself, is vast and profound. By simply tracking your cycles' symptoms confusion will begin dropping from your life. No more surprises, you are in control & prepared for the easily monitored & cyclical hormonal changes within… Continue reading Sacred Menstruation – Reclaiming Your Cycle