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
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
The Autumn Equinox is one of two days each year when the length of night and day are equal. The changing seasons are split between the two annual equinoxes and the two solstices. In September and March respectively, the Autumn Equinox and the Spring Equinox usher in the new seasons. Then the Winter Solstice and… Continue reading Autumn Equinox & Mabon
Set up your sacred space, gather your Ceremony items and prepare the space for your New Moon Ceremony. If possible, create a circle of scared items around you. Coming into a seated Meditation position, close your eyes, focusing on your breath for up to 3 minutes, becoming present & centered in the space. Light at least one candle in front of you, inside the circle. Close your eyes, focus again on your breathing, Ask your Guides or preferred Deity to be with during this ceremony... "I ask (the Goddess, Mama Gaia, Grandmother Moon) to be with me today , to protect and inspire me during this Ceremony. Please help me to create intentions of the highest good" Optional: Light your Smudge stick, engulfing yourself in the cleansing smoke Coming back to a meditative state, Begin to visualize the future and the life of your dreams, you can think short term or long term. Forget about how to accomplish your goals, instead go to the outcome in your mind. See the home, the career, the partner, the bank account, the travel, the social life. Take time with each, see yourself in this life, feel what it feels like to be in that life. Feel the joy and excitement, knowing and believing you have created this life for yourself. Awake from your dreamlike state, and begin to write down what you saw, what you felt, what you accomplished, and what you created. When you feel complete, read over what you have written and on a new page, sum it up… Continue reading New Moon Ceremony
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