“As women we know our menstrual cycle brings and marks different emotional and vital states. Some women can find themselves in the stereotypical irritable or extremely sad state in the premenstrual phase, others not, but most women notice some changes in relation to their cycle.”
But what happens in menopause when we are no longer subject to our reproductive cycle? We no longer have mood swings, and everything becomes easy and smooth? Not even close to the truth! In fact, our emotional waves continue.
Although energetically we are more powerful when we no longer bleed, the energy that was renewed month by month flowing outward, now initiates an internal circuit that feeds back and sustains the natural female rhythm. It is another stage, another reality, but the female cyclic hormonal process continues with us, going through the different phases of lunar energy.
Being aware of our cyclical nature and being connected to our sister Moon and its phases will conduct us to a path of understanding ourselves and we will be able to harness the energy and potential of each phase.
Look at the Moon and you will see how you are connected to it in each phase.
Time to rest!
When you do not see it in the sky, black moon or new moon, our dark phase begins. This is a time of silence, of going inward, time for yourself. You will enjoy the solitude, the tranquility of being with yourself, without contact or interaction with the outside. Allow yourself as much as you can and connect with the messages that this phase brings you: You will be much more thoughtful, taking stock, not wanting to act. Don’t feel guilty about “not doing”. A good rest will allow your body to recycle energy, you will feel much more intuitive and you will be able to believe in what your instinct tells you, and it will help you prepare for the next phase.
When the Moon begins to show itself, Crescent Moon, you will feel your renewal, you will pass from darkness to light. It is the ideal stage to start projects, as you will have much more concentration and drive to plan, your mind will enjoy clarity and you will feel much more emotionally stable. And you will also feel playful joy, eager to make more social life and have fun.
When the Moon is at its maximum light, Full Moon, you will feel radiant like her. You will experience the desire for “Yes do it”, full of energy and vitality. It is time to take action, putting into practice everything you have planned in the previous phase. You will feel confident in yourself, your self-esteem will grow and you will also be much more receptive to others. Take advantage of this phase to take action.
Express yourself and create!
When you feel your physical energy begin dropping, you will see that the Moon will be waning. You will feel more scattered, looking forward to coming back to yourself. It is the phase in which we are sensitive, and it is difficult for us to repress our emotions, we feel the urge to “kill” and end everything that annoys us. But if you take advantage of this cleansing phase, learn to unload and transmute your emotions you will perceive how your creativity awakens.
And with this listening and attention to ourselves, we have gotten to know ourselves a little better, and the cycle begins again.
In future articles we will delve into each phase, and I will talk about which yoga and meditation practices are best suited in each of them to help you make the most of the energy they provide.
For a little while, I hope that these words today will help you to manage your day-to-day activities and live your natural processes in harmony and happiness.
A lunar hug, very feminine.