All my bleeding ladies,
put your hands up!
You can be at any stage of your cycle, bleeding or not, hysterectomy, menopause or post menopause.
We all still have a womb space where our divine feminine nature lives.
And we all, and I believe Men too, have a deep connection with our celestial Mother, La Luna.
She beckons our attention, poise and awe.
As my three year old just told me, La Luna follows us.
She has been in my view all week, day and night.
Not for one moment will She allow me to forget about my sacred nature as a priestess of the moon,
her humbled disciple and sister.
I have a long, complicated and very intimate relationship with my moon cycle, as do most women.
The most recent chapter of my story with her, we’ll call her Rose, was one about my new role as a Mother.
My son is 3 now, but Rose and I are still hashing out the details.
As would be expected, growing a human in my womb, complicated our relationship, in a good way.
There are many ways to grow and shift your understanding of the womb and Rose, but a baby is sure fire.
My overall experience of life intensified.
During the week before my bleeding, and none of this uncommon, but I felt much less in control over my thoughts, feelings and actions.
I could logically understand it was my hormones and my body giving me information of how it wanted to be treated, but I was, and still am, not use to how drastic things can get. Especailly, if I do not take care.
To the point.
It became very obvious to me that things had changed from Maiden to Motherhood, in my inner and outer worlds on many levels.
The other thing that was apparent, was that every month, the change in Rose had it’s own flavor.
Some months I was a portal of fire.
Others, just a bit down and emotional.
Some, needed more rest.
And again, body aches.
There were moths, like this one, that were pretty even keeled, but my confidence was shot.
This is just a mood, not a 24 hour/7 days a week type of thing.
I am still functioning during these days.
As I became in more communion with the moon itself, I started realizing that the moon was a common denominator in the equation my ever changing relationship with Rose.
On to moon charting. There are many ways to do this. This year, I started using my lovely We’Moon spiral bound calendar, (thanks, Mom!), because the moon phases are already printed, there is plenty of room for writing and it’s just a beautiful ritual in sacred sisterhood.
The day I bleed is the first day, and I write 1-28 on each day proceeding.
From here, I can watch what phase of the moon my PMS cycle falls into.
I write in each day of my 28 days, how I am feeling physically, emotionally, spiritually and anything else that can inform how I plan my schedule.
After 3 or 4 months you will notice some patterns and can start to make a more specific chart of the moon phase during whatever time of your cycle seems most impacted. For example: Waxing first quarter moon, sensitive and sore breasts, days 21-28, generally speaking.
Maybe you don’t start new projects on these days, or take new client calls or have an intimacy meeting with your partner.
You also may not plan a trip or a dentist appointment.
Maybe during a point in your cycle you are usual ready to take on the world. No holding back.
These are the times when you want to book times for making offers or networking.
Even extended family time or travel.
Set your self up for success.
I have done it too many times, where I just need to do the bare minimum and rest.
I end up beating my self up for not getting everything off of my list.
However, if I plan ahead and know what kind of day it’s going to be based on Rose and I, I will plan accordingly.
I’m telling you, it helps a lot.
It takes a little bit of work, but if you do it every night before bed, it becomes a sacred ritual of checking in with your body, mind and heart.
As far as coaching goes, it works just like another emotion.
Recognize it, state it out loud, place it, allow it and watch it change.
No emotions or thoughts last forever.
They do change quicker with less resistance.
Accommodate your needs.
There’s room for you here and I can help you understand, on a deeper level, your own inner and outer workings through Mind Body Coaching.
Email me with a time to set up a phone call.
Luna Blessings. xo