The Spiritual Significance Of The Female Moon Cycle

by Conscious Reminder

Unlike contemporary western rejection of the female moon-cycle, in ancient times menstruating women were worshiped and celebrated.

Ancient Taoist and Egyptian rituals included use of menstrual blood which was believed to enhance spiritual power. A woman on her period was considered to hold the power of creation and wisdom and the people of the tribe looked up to them for guidance.

A woman’s menstrual cycle in linked to the moon and the tides. The word menstruation in Greek is linked to “moon”, “power” and “month”. Women often bled together on the new moon and ovulated at the hour of the full moon.

Around 5000 years ago, when the goddess worship started giving way towards a more male-dominated patriarchal mode of worship, the idea of menstruation began to be associated with impurity, menstruating women were barred from entering places of worship, coking and having sex.

Regardless, women while menstruating, often experience profound spiritual connection although most Western ideology suppresses acknowledgement of this divine gift.

Painful or uncomfortable menstruation is believed to be a result of rejection of femininity; culture has moulded women to be embarrassed or shameful when menstruating.

The divine moon cycle can help you get in touch with your spiritual creativity, and here are a few tips on how to.

Day 1: The Beginning and the end

The first day, the beginning of a new cycle and the end of an old one, marks the ‘death’ phase of the death-rebirth sequence. The old lining of the uterus is shed for a new sustaining lining to take its place, symbolizing a woman’s discard of past emotional baggage as she enters into a new phase.

Day 2-7: Bleeding

During this phase, creativity grows and flourishes. Journeying inward becomes easier, writing, creating art, retreating into oneself and remaining undisturbed can help the woman get in touch with her divine, intuitive side. This however is a time if vulnerability, so avoiding harsh music, loud scenes and uncomfortable company is suggested.

Day 8-14: Ovulation

During this phase, the ovary prepares to release an egg and this is the peak of the feminine creativity and a surge in sexual energy. This is the perfect time to start new projects, conceive new ideas or begin a new life. Studies show that men are subconsciously more attracted to women during this phase of their menstrual cycle.

Day 15-21: Harvest

This post ovulatory phase is one of reminiscence and contemplation. The woman often recollects her achievements if the past month and this stems from a subconscious relief or regret of the psyche at not becoming pregnant. This is the phase of change and confrontation when the woman decides to snip out the unnecessary and bygone elements of her life.

Day 22-28: Shedding

This is the phase of shedding, of clarity and action. This is the time when the woman needs to be less emotionally available to others, to clear all useless excesses that is holding her back.

Often women do not realise the loss of this gift until they cross into menopause. So embrace the gift of divinity and spirituality and release your inner power.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Menopause is a gift too… No longer shackled by the body’s (emotional, physical and spiritual) phases and fear of impregnation… She is free to embrace the full embodiment of wisdom gathered through her life experiences (filtering out what works and doesn’t work!), to open and welcome the next phase of her evolution, the “Crone” (<one who is no longer menstruating!)… Now is the time she is thrice born, leaving the dictates that were once impeded upon her… Becoming, embracing, evolving and opening to all that she truly is, and is meant to Be too! Leaving the folly of youth, to embrace truth in all it's emanations, free to create both from within and without, in a different form than before… She now becomes a guide to help others open, to realize their innate magnificence too!\ For men, there is andropause… They too, begin a similar new journey of releasing that which no longer applies… No longer shacked by society's dictates too, they open to all that they are truly meant to Be too… Together, they provide examples to youth of; what to, and not to Be and do, providing the next generations an opening to their evolution towards their best lives too! Each phase for both men and women is a new beginning and an ending… Doorways open offering a new way to release what is no longer needed and wanted, becoming "All" that we truly are… Be that which you wish to see in the world and embrace the changes, the next adventure awaits to those who are open to receive… Open and Be! Namaste…

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