The moon is my favourite symbol for the menstrual cycle and the physical and emotional rhythms we women transition through from month to month.
But there’s more than one way for our cycles to synchronise with the moon.
In fact, I have discovered there are 4 distinct ways we can cyle with the moon. And each carries not only its own symbolism but its own insight and guidance about your life path.
Missed my other posts? Read about the 3 other menstrual-moon cycles here:
- White Moon Cycle (menstruating with the new moon)
- Red Moon Cycle (menstruating with the full moon)
- Purple Moon Cycle (menstruating with the waning moon)
Download our free at-a-glance PDF to see the 4 different cycles:
Is This You? Pink Moon Cycle
If you don’t get your period on the new or full moon, you might be asking: What does it mean if I’m in between?
Getting your period between the new and full moons can be indicative of a transitional phase in your life. You're a Pink Moon woman if your period falls on or near the waxing crescent moon, and this can mean you’re growing toward something bigger, fuller, bolder, brighter.
The waxing crescent moon is aligned with the Maiden archetype: the Go-Getter, full of new enthusiasm, mental clarity, and physical vigour, ready to go forth and take on the world.
Think of the moon in its waxing phase: it’s not the new moon anymore, but it’s not the full moon yet either. It’s going somewhere, and that place is bigger and more vibrant — but it’s not there yet.
As a Pink Moon Woman, you may be wrestling with a new stage of self-discovery: Who am I? Who am I becoming? What am I here for and how can I fulfill that purpose?
You may be in a new phase of growing up into adult womanhood, struggling between your idea of what a woman is versus holding onto your younger, freer girl self.
You may feel ready to take bold risks toward the future you desire.
As with all of the menstrual-moon cycles, the connection is not about hard and fast rules but about noticing and inquiring, asking yourself what your cycle pattern could mean for you.
And remember, this can change from month to month as you transition through different phases of your life–none of this is fixed!
If you see that your period is regularly coming after the new moon but before the full moon, start asking yourself:
- Are you in a time of transition in your life?
- Are you desiring the unconventional path — maybe you’re unsure how to step onto it, or maybe you feel clear and enthusiastic?
- Are you leaving girlhood behind, whether literally or metaphorically, and still figuring out what that might mean for you?
- Are you feeling a drive to step out into the world and do something daring (like become a social media influencer or social justice warrior), regardless of what anyone says?
Pink Moon Tip:
Freedom is essential to the Pink Moon Cycle–freedom to follow your bliss. You’re on the leading edge and going toward a bigger sense of purpose and meaning in your expression of self. If you feel the impulse to act without giving it a lot of thought, make sure you pause during your menstrual period to meditate with your Wise Woman energy so you can ground your go-getting instincts into some mindful wisdom, and then take action.
If you’re a Pink Moon Woman, I would love to hear what you’ve noticed about this cycle and how it aligns with your current life stage.
Do these tips and questions resonate?
Are you experiencing something completely different?
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