When feminism is so high, and the watchword is empowerment, why not also approach your femininity and physical and hormonal condition as a woman? Know that the lunar calendar has a significant influence on your menstrual cycle, even on days so advanced when technology and things, often artificial, predominate.
The Moon and our menstrual cycle have their complete movement around 28 days.
The phases of the Moon begin and end in the new one and pass through the crescent, full and waning, in that order. Therefore, you always menstruate in a phase of the Moon and ovulate in the phase complementary to it. For example, if you menstruate during the waning Moon, you will have your ovulation period during the waning Moon. If you don’t use birth control pills or any other type of hormone, that can mess with your body.
As nature is wise, she chooses the best phase for you to ovulate. That is why some women believe that their periods are delayed when ovulation is delayed. The entire menstrual cycle takes place to generate a life within you, and when it does not, we expel the unfertilized egg and start the cycle again.
A lunar mandala is a circle with all the days of the month and the corresponding phases of the Moon. To fill it, wait for your next period and mark the day it started; you can paint the field powerful red and decrease as the days go by, according to the intensity of your cycle.
This way, after a year or a few months, you will better understand how your body works, and you will notice that it follows patterns that you have not even seen.
How does the Moon affect menstruation?
The frequency of the Moon inevitably influences the control of emotions, feelings, thoughts, and behaviors of each individual.
Since ancient times, it was suspected that Luna was a star that influenced the mood of women. There was a special connection between the astral and vaginal bodies. Not for nothing did the name of the Goddess Selene come up. Unfortunately, little scientific knowledge exists in this regard up to now.
According to ancient philosophers, the Moon is powerful enough to influence the behavior of the deep sea and the harvest. For this reason, it was not surprising when it was believed that the Moon could also affect the life of human bodies (mainly bodies with a vulva/vagina) as it is composed primarily of water.
For the doctor and author of the somatic method, Mark Filippi, there is an essential connection between the phases of the Moon and the fluctuation of the four neurotransmitters of the human body (acetylcholine, serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine or noradrenaline). By this, we mean that as the phases of the Moon advance and the primary neurotransmitters fluctuate, the hormones related to menstruation also change.
The frequency emanating from the Moon influences the menstrual cycle.
For Filippi, the frequency of the Moon inevitably influences the control of emotions, feelings, thoughts, and behaviors of each individual. And inevitably in the four phases of the menstrual cycle. In Filippi’s words, “By observing the lunar calendar, it is possible to experience it in the body like an ancient internal clock.” So, according to the four lunar phases, it influences the body’s calendar.
New Moon - first quarter and menstruation
In other words, while acetylcholine levels increase in the new Moon and the first quarter, emotions become more intense, and we are more inclined to seek group activities. We are more receptive to the emotional but with enough energy to start new projects, plant plants, propose new ideas and intentions to take advantage of the ascending energy. It is a stage related to the emotions and sensations associated with the menstruation phase.
First-quarter moon - full moon and follicular phase
Later, when the Moon is in the first quarter and the full Moon, the body increases serotonin levels. It is a stage in which the body has a lot of energy, mental concentration, and creativity. First quarter moon is associated with the follicular phase since it is a phase in which it prepares for the maturity of the ovum that promotes mental concentration and creativity. It is a phase to take advantage of the transparency of serotonin to regulate the mood and produce in areas of work and personal cultivation.
Full Moon - last quarter and ovulation
Last quarter moon - new Moon and luteal phase
Finally, during the last quarter and new Moon, norepinephrine levels rise, causing a defensive state to protect intrinsically. This is a time of much analysis, reflection, and care. We almost tried to avoid expending too much energy to overcome the vulnerability of the ovulation phase. It is a stage that is associated with the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle.
It is inevitable to observe how the Moon has a significant influence on the bodies of the Earth. Therefore, staying connected with our mother star will allow us to be more aware of our emotions, feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. That is, in more excellent emotional education and empowerment about ourselves.