Lunar Cycles For Gentlewomen

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Samantha Mash

So i have received a spate of emails about – basically – what is the “correct” calendar or moon cycle to be menstrually aligned with. That is, should women ideally, cosmically, menstruate with the New Moon, Full Moon, Dark Moon, whatever?

The short answer is that I don’t know but there IS a rich body of work around the Moon, Menses and innate female rhythms being in sync with Luna.The ultimate authority on this subject is Barbara Walker’s amazing The Woman’s Encyclopedia Of Myths & Secrets 

Her sections on menstrual beliefs, calendars and customs across different cultures and ancient religions is fascinating and a massive revelation. It was through her work that I became aware that there was an older calendar based on the lunar months of 28 days – aka a menstrual cycle –  that had 13 months.

This got replaced by the Christians with a dodgy 12 month one to get away from the whole icky-to-them Goddess/Lunar/Magic/Female vibe and they demonized the number “13” to drive home their point. At one point, menstruating women were refused communion in churches.

This article here has all sorts of  “shamanic menstruation” theories, concluding that it’s more aligned with lunar vibe to have a surge of creativity/yang mid-cycle/ovulation and a more Yin/psychic phase with the actual bleed on the Dark Moon.  Thinking about lunar cycles in relation to this monthly phenomenon that takes up approximately 3,500 days of a female life became out of fashion with a certain wave of feminism, i think.

People, understandably, did not want anything around menstruation to be perceived as a weakness and pre-menstrual tension, as opposed to any sort of magical or Pagan affiliation became the prism through which it was viewed.

But now?  My theory is that a revival of the more Lunar/Pagan/Witch-friendly attitudes toward the process is nigh.

Thoughts?

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Z

Just wanted to say I really enjoyed this comment thread and may consider getting some of the books mentioned.

tw:leoMM Member
tw:leo

for most of this year i’ve bled on/ just after the new moon, but in august it didn’t begin until the first quarter, and in september not until after the full moon. kind of expecting it to begin with the sun into scorpio this month.

i’ve wondered about this!! loooooving the comments.

KayMM Member
Kay

Mine does that too! bleeding happens on Dark Moon during the winter and gradually changes to the Full Moon during the summertime. At first I thought it was just irregular until the several months that were super regular were for a few months at a time around these seasonal polarities.

tw:leoMM Member
tw:leo

ohhhhh cool! are you antipodean? i live in the northern hemisphere so currently am heading into winter.

NikiMM Member
Niki

I always get my mine right around the New Moon.

SeabirdMM Member
Seabird

When I lived in the Gulf, where everything is governed by the movements of the moon (holidays, holy days, the start and end of Ramadan are all determined by physically sighting the moon in its required phase) I got into the habit of knowing exactly what stage the moon was at every single day. I was also eating amazingly well and swimming in the tropical sea every single day. My menstrual cycle synched to exactly the moon cycle and I bled exactly on dark moon and ovulated when the moon was full (I know, I can tell…this is what practicing… Read more »

NN_AscendingMM Member
NN_Ascending

Google “Red Moon menstral cycle” for more info. But the basics:

White Moon – bleed during a new or waning moon. Fertile during a Full or waxing moon. Related to fertility and motherhood.

Red Moon – fertile during a new or waning moon but bleed during waxing or full moon. Associated with shamanism, high priestesses and healers

Year of the Phoenix
Year of the Phoenix

‘The Women’s Encyclopaedia of Myths and Secrets’ has been a resource and a real comfort to me for around 20 years – packed away until I move and am really looking forward to getting my copy out and feeding my soul I am very peri menopausal – in fact it’s just the heat waves and joint aches left no bleeding in about 2 years. It’s a relief as it was about 30 years of at times intense physical pain and metal and emotional stress – 21 day cycles it was the roller coaster I couldn’t get of and belt me… Read more »

AnkhRising8.0MM Member
AnkhRising8.0

Cheers! 😀

Year of the Phoenix
Year of the Phoenix

Thanks lovely, it was heartening to read your words Ankh x

Charley
Charley

Right now I prefer to bleed with the New Moon and ovulate with the Full Moon, I feel more balanced and in tune that way, calmer. There have been times when I appreciated the reverse energy. Sometimes it goes out of whack with travel or if I’m with other women, new partner etc and I just ask my body to revert back to the New Moon cycle and it does. It literally shifts from one moon cycle to the one I ask it to in a cycle or two. I’ve read that you can shift it by using black out… Read more »

AnkhRising8.0MM Member
AnkhRising8.0

Ancient Alien theorists belive that the Moon was placed just so by extraterrestrial beings to affect Earth & the (menstruating) creatures on it. Just putting that out there…haha I recently discovered that my Draconic chart gives me an Aquarius 8th house! 😀

Ampersand
Ampersand

Have been reading and watching a lot about this Ankh, there are photos of what appear to be derelict glass structures on the moon. I feel like a slave to the moon, always have. And I have never experienced it as a feminine energy, it doesn’t have that feeling to me.

Nishant
Nishant

Nice blog…very interesting. Thanks for sharing

P.MM Member
P.

The thing about refusing communion to menstruating women:
I’m curious how they’d even know if a woman was?? Was it a show and tell before the Sunday service? Geez…

Jokerman
Jokerman

I’d say it was self-declaration.

PiMM Member
Pi

I’d say “what a load of crap” and go anyway, just to prove a point

Jokerman
Jokerman

Like, “Do you want me here……or not?”

leolizaMM Member
leoliza

Mensa is the ‘society’ for high IQ too…coincidence? i think not.

P.MM Member
P.

“The word mensa means “table” in Latin; similarly, mens means “mind” and mensis means “month.””

LiberatingVenusMM Member
LiberatingVenus

What amazes me is there is so much mystery still surrounding women’s bodies in the 2010’s. Was just talking about this with someone very recently – we really don’t realize how patriarchally fuqed the world is until we delve into the area of women’s health and/or fertility issues…this is really scary to me that society as a whole is still so ignorant and backwards regarding the feminine. I don’t think there is a “correct” time to bleed per se; every body is different and there are so many artificial interferences with a “natural” menstrual cycle anyway in current society that… Read more »

PiMM Member
Pi

i agree. ignorance, fear, shame, disgust, these terms should never be allowed near a woman’s body. not even in the same suburb. country, planet.

PiMM Member
Pi

Point being these are used to usurp self ownership and knowledge ..

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

My daughter recently got her first menses and I told her to pay attention to the moon as a way to track her cycle. I shared this story with a colleague – a woman in her late 40s – who said she had no idea menstruation had any relationship to the moon at all. Its sad to me how much of our own nature has been masked from us by society.

LiberatingVenusMM Member
LiberatingVenus

This is exactly the kind of thing I mean, 12H Virgo! It just blows my mind how we, as a society, aren’t fully educating our daughters and giving them a complete “user’s manual”. Massive cognitive dissonance for me that one can be on the back end of their fertility years and still not know things about their own body. And in no way is that any kind of judgment upon her at all; it is merely indicative of just what a huge social issue this is. Like “Things you wish your mother told you”, only how *could* she when *she*… Read more »

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

Agreed. She (my colleague) told me the next day she researched the moon cycle. She looked excited like she had just learned some magic. It was one of those moments where I thought “thank goddess I know and I am a mother” cause no one ever told me either.

FireTryin'MM Member
FireTryin'

I’m going to have to check into my cycle re: eclipse cycles. Thank you for the info.

LiberatingVenusMM Member
LiberatingVenus

You are very welcome! If it helps at all, this year the eclipses were in March & September while in 2017 they will be in February & August.

quintileMM Member
quintile

agreed re mystery and the role of patriarchy – one of my pet hates is the derogatory term ‘douche bag’ – how dare this thing be invented because women are ‘dirty and smelly’ and then the term is used to describe dickhead men. does that make sense??

Jokerman
Jokerman

No

Ampersand
Ampersand

I think I understand what you mean quintile. In the same way that women are “allowed” to wear men’s clothes, or appear to be manly as a “look” (sharp business suit, ‘boyfriend’ jeans etc) but men wearing women’s clothes is not mainstream because who would want to look like a woman, being a woman (according to the patriarchy) is an embarrassing thing. Hence the word “pussy”, which is about the worst thing you can call a man. Doesn’t make sense. It really pained me when a little lad of my friend’s turned up to my wedding in a tutu, because… Read more »

Ampersand
Ampersand

Not just the older relatives actually, now that I think of it.

Ampersand
Ampersand

And also the worst ire (from a certain unenlightened proportion of the population) is reserved for butch lesbians, because they neither look “pretty” (i.e. in a traditional feminine way), or are of any use to a man (i.e. for sexual purposes). So what’s the point of them? Stretching thread now so I will shut up. 🙂

Secret SaggMM Member
Secret Sagg

Douche bag = useless. That’s how the term became a common description for said men.

phoenix36MM Member
phoenix36

Twenty plus years of conscious/shamanic menstruation, here– as my bookshelf can attest.
Do look up The Wise Wound and Alchemy for Women- titles by Penelope Shuttle and Peter Redgrove which shall sufficiently blow your mind.

Kittybat
Kittybat

Re above link: I wanted to comment hat item1 so called old fashioned cloth pads are not only ‘old fashioned’. I used cloth pads for last 5 years of my menses, also a cups d wish I had known of these options in my younger days. I think I’m post meno now, have t had a period for over 400 days … but still have my home sewn, so pretty cloth pads n m drawer!

Jokerman
Jokerman

Cotton is always better. Natural alyways better than synthetics. (Mars Cj Venus in Virgo)

Ampersand
Ampersand

Why has it never occurred to me to make some of these? Thank you for the idea!

Kittybat
Kittybat

Lots of patterns and styles for flow strengths etc online. I made mine with cotton , and some with flanellette in the prettiest fabrics, all with bamboo inners

Z
Z

This will sound naive but how do you wash them??

Kittybat
Kittybat

Just saw this. Sorry for reply delay, Z. I kept a small bucket with lid in the bathroom 3/4 full with just cold water, or sometimes with a sprinkle of lux flakes. When changing pad, rinse well in basin first, then pop in the bucket till either it’s full, or you a doing a machine wash. I used to then empty bucket in laundry tub, rinse pads again – then throw in the wash cycle either with towels.. or the smalls. Hang on line to sun dry. Just like cloth nappies for the babies!

Z
Z

Thank you.

Kittybat
Kittybat

Yes, natural is just more … Natural 🙂

Jokerman
Jokerman

Nylon is the reason l don’t wanta visit New York or London. So named after cities where the scientists invented it.

Kittybat
Kittybat

Oh I didn’t know that fact!
Nylon is quite awful stuff, just the thought of undies made from it … ewww , Yuk!

davidlMM Member
davidl

That’s how Howard Hughes made his money. Nylon ! Yep, and his company waged war on hemp to eliminate the competition. He funded the campaign to have hemp and Mary Jane banned. It became the evil weed and he made billions. Bangladesh, means the ‘land of hemp’ basically and the US govt. was instrumental in getting all the crops pulled out. It was the only stuff holding that river delta together !

Jokerman
Jokerman

Howie Hughes hey…

I wear hemp sox n jeans. Excellent stuff.
After all the technology has been done, Moto GP riders still wear leather. And why would any parent send their kid to bed in synthetic rubbish is beyond me.

davidlMM Member
davidl

Du Pont im pretty sure was built on Nylon

Kittybat
Kittybat
quintileMM Member
quintile

Great article – thanks for linking to it. I remember my mother telling me disposable pads were “invented” by WW1 nurses who adapted disposable bandages that were coming into use for military purposes. Also this article covers lots of douching products – one thing really riles me is the common contemporary use of ‘douche bag’ to describe an idiot, bastard etc. I find this so sexist and insulting that a product designed and marketing to mask ‘feminine dirt and odour’ becomes a derogatory term. No one needs to douche and to then use the term in this way seems so… Read more »

Kittybat
Kittybat

Totes agree on your douche bag thought, and that douching itself is simply unnecessary!

BlueLadyMM Member
BlueLady

I loved “The Mists of Avalon” – not an authoritive resource on menstruation, obviously, but in the story the priestesses bled through the dark moon – if their bodies and spirits were attuned enough to the natural earth and lunar cycles. This always sounded awesome, but I’ve not yet been able to achieve such purity! Used to get those moon calender posters every year, and mark my menstruation in highlighter. My shorter cycle means my period moves through the calender, always falling at a slightly different time. Always looked forward to the dark moon ones, seemed apt as a time… Read more »

skarabMM Member
skarab

Love this humorous piece by Gloria Steinem – If Men Could Menstruate:

https://ww3.haverford.edu/psychology/ddavis/p109g/steinem.menstruate.html

PiMM Member
Pi

using a tracking app is one thing but nice to look up at la luna to see where it’s at. i go by either but seem to switch around sometimes like the magnetic poles lol. never heard about the fertility flips b/w full and new moon: will think about..not much time left for me so if he’s out there i’d sure like to know lol i miss living away from the city, so far from nature and its sights and sounds. i read a book all about mandalas and lunar cycles [both kinds] when i was 20. well many other… Read more »

ElectroMM Member
Electro

I always bled with the full moon, then two months ago I got it 12 days early and now I bleed with the new. Pms with the dark moon is so emotional. This month, I got it a little early which was good because dark moon was difficult and with pms would have been worse.

Every month, I wish for at least one day we could take off to rest and drink tea and not have to deal with the general population.

AnkhRising8.0MM Member
AnkhRising8.0

Totally. Now that I’m in peri-menopause, & PMSing 24/7, I’ve noticed dark moons to be a new level of intense for me (eg more power surges/hot flashes, crying at commercials, road rage). Dark moons also tend to be the time that I remove all sprouting beard-like new hairs on my chin lol

davidlMM Member
davidl

All I can add is that one of the best days in my marriage was having a vasectomy. No more pill, no more faulty ‘barrier’ systems, no more constant tracking etc. It was a huge relief for both of us. I was ‘done’ at an all woman staffed fertility clinic , it was so easy, painless. Any of you who want a reference for scared partners just give me a hoy. There are methods that are much better than others. The funny part of our ‘journey’ to infertility was that after the operation you have to wait a week or… Read more »

PiMM Member
Pi

faulty barrier method indeed lol.

AlouettaMM Member
Alouetta

Good on you David. I wish more men would consider it. Everything for the ladies either comes with side effects galore, is risky or a drag to use. I’m up my 7th method. I wish fertility would just come with an on/off button. Wouldn’t that be nice?

davidlMM Member
davidl

There are plenty of horror stories on the web to scare off guys sitting on the fence but 98% of them relate to a particular method. Men are also told it curbs the drive and effects erection, it’s all psycho bullshit. Had the opposite effect on me and greatly enhanced our relationship.

Ampersand
Ampersand

Thanks for this, my husband has offered, it is good to hear your account. What was your recovery time with the pain? Was there much discomfort? I think we will probably do this down the line but he has had many operations for cataracts and complications after and is waiting for another, so I don’t want both ends to hurt at the same time.

davidlMM Member
davidl

Ask for the ‘open ended method’. I was in and out in 3 hrs. No pain or discomfort but rest totally, no lifting etc for 3 days.
Don’t let them tie both ends ! All the problems come from that method.
It causes pressure build up and pain. Within a week the body adjusts to the change and then it’s like nothing happened. Voila, no more contraception etc needed.

Jokerman
Jokerman

I admit l was scared. When l was in my late twenties my then wife and a friend were in the front seat of the friends Val wagon. I was in the back. The friend was relating the immense difficulty her husband went thru having the ‘bad’ method. Or at least that is what it must’ve been. He couldn’t walk. He was transferred from the Adelaide Hills clinic to the Flinders. They went blue and bulgous. A week later he was out. Did not return to work. She then went onto describe in great detail. 15 minutes later she arrived… Read more »

Jokerman
Jokerman

Did not return to work *for 2 wks*

Jokerman
Jokerman

I think l can safely say that was my Kat Asc more than my Sun.

I later testiculated to her that ‘no way’ was that gonna happen.

But l now would do it bcos of above mentioned methods.

davidlMM Member
davidl
Jokerman
Jokerman

This should becmore widely known. An easy thing for a bloke to do compared to the pill. Which has proved to have so much difficult side effects.

PiMM Member
Pi

the world has always seen fit to fuq with women’sbodies rather than men’s when it comesto reproduction. despite the more complexplumbing and health fx.

scorpiodawnMM Member
scorpiodawn

awesome, soo getting this bk.
glad i started honouring my periods years ago ( after not having them for ten yrs, due to depo provera injection-evil ).
i will miss them when theyre gone.
its the one last wild part of us that we’re never quite sure exactly hen it will come.
and it links us to women from the beginning of time.
just started tracking my basal temp every morning to see when i ovulate so i can avoid pregnancy.
highly recommend lara owens bk ‘her blood is gold’.
also ‘dragontime’ by luisa francia

sphinxMM Member
sphinx

As I raise the Crimson Banner I come across this, lol.
Been meaning to churn out a small thesis on:
“Synchronicity and meaningful parallels within the context of Astrology blogs:
While we seek pattern as a way of understanding our reality many blog readers cite the experience of finding powerful external experiences ‘in real life’ aligning with posts in blogs by astrology bloggers, providing for strong meaningful parallels between bloggers and their readers because Magic is real and Astrology gives credence to the concept of the cyclic nature of reality.”

Miscarried once on a purifying Full Moon in Virgo.
I could practically hear wolves howling.

Ampersand
Ampersand

oh Sphinx how awful for you, I got a shiver there.

sphinxMM Member
sphinx

No, it was a good thing, though a horrid experience.
Strangely the name I had nominated I learned later meant, ’empty, vain’.

Jokerman
Jokerman

Miscarrying must be one of the most devestating / emotional unsettling things to happen. I have seen 3 women vo thru it; no picnic.

AnkhRising8.0MM Member
AnkhRising8.0

Yes. It was a dagger
through my very soul.

Great. Now I’m teary-eyed.

Jokerman
Jokerman

One friend described it as having all your insides removed. That is an abject description.

AnkhRising8.0MM Member
AnkhRising8.0

I definitely felt Empty. Beyond empty.

sphinxMM Member
sphinx

Carrying a portal in our bodies is a big deal. Sorry for your loss Ankh

🙁

Kittybat
Kittybat

I know the dagger and the emptiness too. I muscarried 3 times. There iwith you, dea sister.

AnkhRising8.0MM Member
AnkhRising8.0

Such a mystical, wise perspective, Sphinx. Chronic. Chironic. xx

sphinxMM Member
sphinx

The circumstances were so chronically chironic, I was quite changed in my perspective after that. Sobering last kick from life just post my Saturn Return & on Pluto my NN.

Jokerman
Jokerman

Personally l got nothing to add. Period.

Ampersand
Ampersand

Have you thrown in the towel?

Jokerman
Jokerman

Seriously, l dunno how you guys do it all.
Likw we don’t go thru womenopause or other stuff.
We just buy things with better power to weight ratio.

quintileMM Member
quintile

oh my dear don’t be too cocky – most men go through expanded waist lines, performance issues, balding, muscle loss etc etc 🙂

quintileMM Member
quintile

said with *gentle empathetic smiles*

Jokerman
Jokerman

My crown is going from forest to tundra atm. I still can do 0-100 in 7.2 secs. My Virgo placements wont let me waste food on my waist.

sphinxMM Member
sphinx

That would be an ova-reaction no?

Jokerman
Jokerman

Don’t egg me on.

sphinxMM Member
sphinx

Nonsense, you deserve a standing ovulation, you are teste-ment to male astrology buffs getting in on this topic.

Jokerman
Jokerman

That cracks me when you make yolkes like that.
The zygote zeitgeist is with you

davidlMM Member
davidl

Just stating the bleedin obvious 😉

Jokerman
Jokerman

Which reminds me that song by that Aquarian who sang “Only Women Bleed”.

Who said Aquarians lack feeling?

Z
Z

That song is awful

Catfish moon
Catfish moon

Lining up with the moon can be intense. I got my flow Saturday morning and this weekend was tough, soul searching.

Ampersand
Ampersand

I’ve always bled on a full moon, it always happens in the middle of the night. I started noticing all of this when I lived in a place that was off-grid, no electricity or phone or wifi. After 8 years I moved in with a friend of mine in a regular place and my cycle went out the window for about a year. All over the place. I have also noticed that one month I will be a complete emotional nutter but without any pain, and then the next month loads of pain but no cray. I think this is… Read more »

Ampersand
Ampersand

I hear now that “freebleeding” is a “thing”, i.e. where you don’t use tampons or anything. I was reading a forum the other day (not one I post on but that I read for muggle entertainment value) where they were talking about it, and not in a good way. There was quite a lot of disgust about it, self-disgust too. I’ve always done it. I really am not into the idea of sticking a foreign body up there or sitting on a wet pile of plastic all day. Luckily I am not one that bleeds like a stuck pig and… Read more »

Balsamicmoon
Balsamicmoon

I “freebleed”. My cycle is very light, I bleed 3 days beginning with the full moon like clockwork(only moving to new moon after pregnancy/distress to lady parts). I usually just know when I am going to pass blood and go to the bathroom. I’ve become sensitive enough to my cycle to notice. However, I would use a silicon cup if my cycle weren’t light.

leolizaMM Member
leoliza

my daughter uses these new ‘thinx’ underwear during periods…no pads, no tampons. they don’t leak …no smell etc. She loves them

marsbar
marsbar

I love thinx as well but only for light days. For heavy days they just feel like sitting in wet underwear that doesn’t breathe. It will stink by the end of the day though because on hot or muggy days you will sweat a lot down there.

AnkhRising8.0MM Member
AnkhRising8.0

“Just like a toddler” lol It’s funny cuz it’s TRUE! Lilith in Scorpio I don’t miss that hassle.

Ampersand
Ampersand

I can’t wait until it’s all over. I am growing an impressive beard myself and still have the indignity of periods, and still occasionally get enormous zits like a teenager. It’s like I’m straddling three generatiions, it ain’t fair I tell ya!

gilded.earthMM Member
gilded.earth

This is uncanny – I stumbled on that exact article a few days ago delving into whether it’s common to menstruate at the dark/new moon.

socialgraffitiMM Member
socialgraffiti

Perfect timing, I’m actually PMS-ing right now. I tend to usually menstruate during dark moons or when the moon is in Scorpio, consistently.

Annica
Annica

Plus or minus 3 days of the full moon or new moon, but never between moons for a healthy cycle if you are not on hormones. We humans are one of the few animals that do not go into heat all at the same time so it makes sense that some women will be one or the other. There is no one perfect cycle. As i have gotten older and can see the gnarled fingers of menopause cluching at me, my cycles are less fertile and more between moons. The ones that occur smack gob on the new or full… Read more »

Lux Interior Is My Co-PilotMM Member
Lux Interior Is My Co-Pilot

That is interesting indeed. I have a theory that staring at the moon is good for you. I try and stare at the moon each night and I’m sure it has some sort of benefit to my cycle. I’m not sure I’m ready to believe that shamanic article about all women bleeding on the Dark moon…..and I like Lili’s theory about bleeding on the moon phase we were born under–however—I’ve also heard that can also be a time for an extra ovulation (your natal lunar angle–learned that from this site). I also don’t know about (someone’s) theory about just asking… Read more »

marsbar
marsbar

Hells YES to moon-bathing! As a Scorp Moon I whole heartedly approve. I heard about as a joke on the Addams Family, but turns out it is a real thing. Ayurvedic peeps prescribe it for people with Pitta dominant doshas. I have noticed the peoples who live in the extremes of the earth are not as fertile/fecund as peoples near the equator. Just saying. But i do know that women can affect each others cycles too. I am super alpha and my period will cause other women in the workplace to change their cycle to mine except my biz partner.… Read more »

rachelMM Member
rachel

YES this is why I do moon lodge/red tent work!

I sometimes bleed with the new moon yet always also bleed with full moon eclipses aka BLOOD moons–no joke.

Have also heard that when we bleed with the full moon it is like a sign that we are meant to release and or transmit/give something big–

I firmly believe there is no better or worse timing–and tracking and knowing your body is beneficial!

JanMM Member
Jan

I honestly don’t recall where I heard this but when I was a youngling I remember learning that women who were meant to have children would ovulate on the new moon and menstruate on the full moon. Those destined for other paths would be the opposite. I was always happy to be an ‘opposite’ then… now i’m just happy if my period comes roughly when it’s supposed to. I love the endless variations of lore on this subject and am looking forward to seeing what’s posted in the comments today as I am sure many of those variations will be… Read more »

Catfish moon
Catfish moon

Interesting… In my 20s I bled on the full moon. I lived off grid, very rural, so no nighttime lights except maybe one in the house. I was fertile! Had 3, including twins, at 25. Would not trade them for anything.

CleverUserIDMM Member
CleverUserID

interesting, before perimenopause i bled with the full. now i bleed with the new. this is a fascinating discussion. thanks so much for this.

Lisa
Lisa

Interesting. There is also a part in the Bible that says not to have sex till after period+ going to church. This usually brings you up to most fertile time. All very interesting.

NanMM Member
Nan

Sounds wild…worth investigating. Does it also cover menopause? There’s so little out there.

The Venus FlyMM Member
The Venus Fly

As long as I menstruate on a regular cycle, I am in good health. And not pregnant. So yay for that.

I don’t know anyone else but I’ve snatched back 666, too. No time for fearing the Feminine.

LiliMM Member
Lili

I read once that without the evils of modern lighting which skew our cycles- that we (ideally) would menstruate during the Moon phase we were born under.

rachelMM Member
rachel

That is interesting!

rachelMM Member
rachel

The moon phase bit–knew about the lights bit–