In Traditional Chinese Medicine the menstrual blood is known as Tian Gui “Heavenly Essence”. Women are to rest during their moon time so that qi and essensce may be conserved. This allows for a more balanced and harmonious cycle over all.
This is the most YIN time energetically of the feminine moon cycle. In Chinese Medicine the feminine is Yin. The Yin energies are associated with the moon, darkness, and water. It is natural to feel as though you may need a little more rest while menstruating. The bleeding time is comparable to the season of winter. Women ebb & flow with the changing seasons every month as our hormones dance.
Though our culture has normalized menstrual pain, we are not to have pain while cycling. Mild discomfort in the first few hours is common, but headaches, water retention and so many of the other symptoms that many women accept, are not healthy. Healthy menstrual blood is red with minimal clotting, the flow lasting for no more than 3–5 days.
It is very interesting to note that the average length of the menstrual cycle is 29 days, which is E X A C T L Y the length of time that the moon takes to orbit the earth. The average length of pregnancy is 265.8 days, almost nine lunar months. This is just pure M A G I C!
Do you notice your cycle syncing up with the Moon?
Do you bleed with the full moon or do you bleed with the New Moon?
Women must know again that the menstrual cycle is a time of ceremony. Our moon time is our first rights of passage, it is our first stop to the alter. I truly believe that if we can be celebrated and honored during this major transformation, that our subsequent rights of passage through womanhood ~ conception, birth, motherhood, menopause ~ will show to be much easier. There is so much transformational magic available to women through their cycles.
The sanskrit word for menstruation and season are the same ~ Ritu.
Through the act of ritual we can honor and connect to the natural bodily process of bleeding. Ritual or ceremony allows us to reclaim womb health. There is a beautiful wisdom in knowing and understanding ones own personal cycle. Each phase of the cycle offers women a potent medicine.
Awakening ritual, ceremony and connection, for the contemporary female, is revolutionary. W H Y? Because it offers the perspective of the bleeding cycle as a time of empowerment. This offers back many wonders to women. Women’s ‘dirty little secret’, when ritually respected and restored to its ancient position, becomes every woman’s magical moon time.
♥ Use organic menstrual products
♥ Take a Moon Day!
♥ Love your Womb with Womb Beauty Oil
♥ Create sacred space
♥ Warm your Womb Belly Buddy Heating Pad