Could you ever imagine that your period could cycle with the moon? Yep! That’s a thing.
All living creatures, including us women, are influenced by light-dark cycles. Let’s break it down here:
Red Moon Cycle
(Period on the full moon - Ovulate on the new moon)
The red moon gal is often here to do some big work, focusing their powers and energy outward into the world during their period.
White Moon Cycle
(Period on the new moon - Ovulate on the full moon)
The white moon gal tends to pull her energy inward with her period as a way to nourish and tap into her intuition. This moon phase in fact coincides with a fertile cycle - you might be running energy to create new life! (You can definitely still be fertile and welcome life in the Red Moon Cycle, though).
You can also shift your moon cycle, which is when your periods are falling several days before or after a new/full moon - this is probably due to the fact that your energy's forces are shifting to cater for your bodily needs.
Are you a Red or White moon girl?
By understanding this, you can shift your energy and support your hormone health better. In order to achieve optimal hormone health for a healthy menstrual cycle, you gotta start with syncing your cosmic cycle:
1. Get out into nature
● Expose yourself to sunshine and fresh air during the day.
● Connect to the earth (they call this ‘earthing’) by placing your bare feet on the
ground or even hugging a tree.
● This is a serious stress reducer that’ll help you and your body recognise that it’s
2. Manage your circadian rhythm with sleep hygiene practices
● Live by candlelight after 8pm once a week
● Wear amber glasses/blue-light blocking glasses 2 hours before bedtime or when you look at an electronic screen (promotes melatonin, our sleeping friend)
● Create relaxing bedtime rituals to help reduce cortisol levels (stress hormone)
● Sleep in a dark room (no more scrolling through that Insta!). Ideally the room
should be dimmed a couple of hours before bedtime.
● Keep the temperature below 21 degrees.
● Aim for 8 hours of sleep and get in before 10pm
● Expose yourself to nature and light when you wake up (scrolling through your
phone does not count!)
3. Seed Cycling
You can also support your hormones by what you put into your body during different phases of your menstrual cycle. This is called ‘seed cycling.’ Who knew 'seeds' could have such a big influence on your hormones?!
Seed cycling is basically when you eat certain types of seeds based on where you are in your menstrual cycle. This can help correct/eliminate irregular or heavy periods, PMS and symptoms of perimenopause/menopause. You can use this method even if you're not menstruating or if you are on the pill - just follow the moon cycle!
𝐃𝐀𝐘 𝟏 - 𝟏𝟒: 𝐅𝐎𝐋𝐋𝐈𝐂𝐔𝐋𝐀𝐑 𝐏𝐇𝐀𝐒𝐄 (or 𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐦𝐨𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐥 𝐦𝐨𝐨𝐧)
Take 2 tablespoons of freshly grounded 𝐟𝐥𝐚𝐱𝐬𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐩𝐮𝐦𝐩𝐤𝐢𝐧 𝐬𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐬 daily to increase 𝐨𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐞𝐧 levels.
Oestrogen during this phase is needed to build up your uterine lining.
𝐃𝐀𝐘 𝟏𝟓 - 𝟑𝟎: 𝐋𝐔𝐓𝐄𝐀𝐋 𝐏𝐇𝐀𝐒𝐄 (or 𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐥 𝐦𝐨𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐦𝐨𝐨𝐧)
Take 2 tablespoons of freshly ground 𝐬𝐞𝐬𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐮𝐧𝐟𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫 𝐬𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐬 daily to boost your 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐞 production.
During this phase, the corpus luteum (remains of your ruptured egg) begins to release progesterone which helps to thicken the uterus lining, preparing you for a baby (seeds are still your hormones' friends even if you're not planning!)
Well, how easy is it to take care of your hormone health now that you know you can do that much more to help sync your cosmic cycle to your menstrual cycle? Of course, there are many more ways to bring your hormones into equilibrium, but I’d like to think this is an easy start!
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