The moon has long been 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 cycle with the moon. And each carries not only its own symbolism, but its own insight and guidance about your life path.
The 4 cycles are:
Let’s journey through what each cycle means. I’ll guide you through a series of questions to help you dig deeper into the calling your menstrual-moon connection may be leading you toward.
Download our free at-a-glance PDF to see the 4 different cycles:
Is This You? White Moon Cycle
Nowhere is the menstrual-moon connection clearer than in the White Moon cycle: the cycle of the woman who bleeds with the new moon and ovulates with the full moon.
If this is you, you follow the natural cycles of the earth. When the moon goes dark, you get your period, and your body and spirit withdraw into rest and inward focus. When the moon is full and bright, so are you, filled with energy to be out in the world being social and shining your light.
Your body acts as a perfect mirror for the fertility of the earth, since the earth herself is most fertile under the light of the full moon. We know this because of biodynamic farming practices, which show that when seeds are planted by the full moon, harvests are most abundant.
It makes sense then that the White Moon cycle represents the fertile power of women. Traditionally considered the cycle of the Nurturer or Mother archetype, White Moon women were the ‘good mothers’ birthing and nurturing their babies into being and caring for their homes and families.
If you’re on a White Moon cycle, here are some questions to ask yourself:
- Are you desiring children, or do you spend a lot of time mothering?
- If you don't have children of your own, do you take on the role of nurturer in your relationships or your workplace?
- Are you growing a creative project or a business that requires a lot of nurturing energy?
White Moon Tip:
If you ovulate with the full moon your fertile powers extend way beyond baby-making. Think about your idea-babies. What are you dreaming into being? Who are your co-creative partners? This is a potent time for you to focus your conception energy on what you want to manifest in your life right now. Think collaboration and co-creation.