We’re sitting in the kitchen together at a country property near Melbourne in Australia, about to start my ‘Moonsong Workshop – Reclaiming Feminine Wisdom Through Reconnection With the Women’s Mysteries’. More women are arriving, we will start by smudging each other, ‘cleansing’ ourselves with the smoke of sage to remove any negative energy, and will then sit around the circle according to where we are in our cycle, aligning with the directions around the wheel making a mandala with ourselves that tells the story of the wisdom of the cycles. read more
Honouring Our Premenstrum and Bleeding Time
Understanding the Magick Inherent in the Winter of Our Menstrual Cycle
“Preparing for the descent, I recognise my patterns. Of course that’s the point. I’ve gotten better at this over years, taking less heads now and seeing it for what it is. There’s no avoiding it and so the choice is whether I take the path inward and down with awareness or not.” read more
Honouring the bleeding time of the menstrual cycle.
Moonlodge is the Native American name for the special place that women gathered together or went to alone, for peace and tranquillity during the bleeding time of their cycle. Another name for a similar sacred women only space is the Red Tent. read more
What is the Earth Mother asking of us?
Jane Hardwicke Collings
The blueprint for women’s menstrual cycles is to be in synchrony with the moon, the lunar cycle. Women are ‘designed’ to ovulate with the full moon and bleed with the dark moon. For many centuries due to light pollution, diet and our modern life styles, lunar menstrual synchrony for many women, has not been the case.
There is so much more to the menstrual cycle than the biology lesson given to explain it, in the same way that there is so much more to sex and childbirth than the mechanics. The menstrual cycle is a cycle to base your life around, in fact your life is based around your menstrual cycle whether you realise it or not, whether you pay attention to it or not. And everyone who lives under the same roof is under the influence of the menstrual cycles of the women who live there.
So, why not pay attention?
So much more will make sense and you will make more sense to yourself!