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Natural Tips & Tricks for a Peaceful & Pain Free Period

Welcome to The All Natural, where we celebrate the sacredness of a woman’s moon cycle, honoring the spiritual purpose it holds in our lives. In this article, we delve into the indigenous roots of menstruation as a rite of passage, connected to the cycles of the moon. We will explore practices, herbs, and rituals that promote an all-natural and painless moon cycle, fostering a deep connection with the divine feminine within. Let us embrace the wisdom of our bodies, harmonize our moon cycles, and nurture our well-being on this sacred journey.

The Spiritual Purpose of a Woman’s Cycle

A woman’s moon cycle is an intrinsic part of her spiritual journey, mirroring the natural cycles of life, death, and rebirth. It is a time of profound intuition, heightened sensitivity, and potent creative energy. Embracing the spiritual purpose of this cyclical process allows us to align with our innate wisdom and connect with the divine feminine energy within.

Why a MOON Cycle?

In ancient traditions and some holistic practices, there is a belief that a woman’s menstrual cycle aligns with the phases of the moon, creating a connection between her body and the lunar cycle.

When a woman menstruates with the full moon, it is often associated with heightened energy, creativity, and a sense of renewal. The full moon is considered a time of illumination and abundance, and bleeding during this phase is believed to enhance these qualities.

Conversely, menstruating with the new moon is thought to be a time of introspection, release, and cleansing. The new moon represents a fresh start, making it an opportune time for self-care and reflection. Embracing these connections between a woman’s cycle and the moon phases can be empowering, allowing her to embrace the natural rhythm of her body and find greater harmony and peace during her period.

The 4 Phases/Seasons of a Womban

A woman’s menstrual cycle can be divided into four distinct phases, each mirroring the cyclical changes observed in nature during the four seasons.

Menstruation, the first phase, corresponds to winter. Just as nature retreats and sheds old layers during this time, a woman’s body sheds the uterine lining and begins bleeding. It is a period of rest, reflection, and renewal.

The follicular phase follows, aligning with spring. During this phase, hormones stimulate the growth of follicles in the ovaries, symbolizing the rejuvenation and growth observed in the natural world during this season.

Ovulation represents the vibrant energy of summer, as an egg is released and ready for fertilization, much like the blooming flowers and buzzing life during this time.

Finally, the luteal phase corresponds to autumn, where hormonal changes prepare the body for potential pregnancy, reflecting the slowing down and preparation observed in nature before the colder months.

Understanding these connections between a woman’s cycle and the four seasons can deepen the appreciation for the natural rhythms that govern her body and foster a deeper sense of harmony with nature. Embracing this cyclical aspect can also lead to a more peaceful and balanced menstrual experience.

Right of Passage

Indigenous cultures have long recognized the significance of a woman’s moon cycle. It is viewed as a sacred initiation and right of passage, marking her transition into womanhood and connecting her to the rhythms of the moon. Many celebrate this time and gift the woman with waistbeads to symbolize her initiation.

By embracing these ancient wisdom traditions, we honor our roots and embrace the profound power of our moon cycles.

What is your Cycle Telling You?

Our moon cycle serves as a profound reflection of the state of our sacred womb. When experiencing heavy bleeding, excruciating cramps, prolonged cycles, and other distressing symptoms, our bodies are trying to communicate that something is off.

These symptoms should not be ignored or continuously masked with prescription drugs, over-the-counter painkillers like Advil or Tylenol, or birth control. Instead, it is crucial to listen attentively to our bodies and address the root cause of these manifestations.

These discomforts may be an indication of underlying imbalances, unresolved emotions, or unhealed traumas.

Rather than suppressing the symptoms, our menstrual cycle calls us to embark on a journey of self-discovery and self-care. By nurturing our bodies, minds, and spirits, we can seek out natural remedies, holistic practices, and compassionate support to heal our womb at its source.

Embracing this mindful approach can lead to a deeper connection with our bodies and a more peaceful, harmonious relationship with our menstrual cycles. Remember, our moon cycle is a sacred guide, gently urging us to prioritize our well-being and listen to the wisdom it imparts.

Herbs for an All-Natural Moon Cycle

Raspberry Leaf

Known for its toning and astringent properties, raspberry leaf helps regulate menstrual flow and supports uterine health. Enjoy it as a tea by steeping dried raspberry leaves in hot water, sipping it throughout your moon cycle.

Dong Quai

Revered in traditional Chinese medicine, dong quai is believed to harmonize hormones and alleviate menstrual discomfort. Incorporate it into your diet as a supplement or enjoy it as a tea for its balancing effects.

Chamomile

With its calming properties, chamomile helps ease cramps, reduce inflammation, and promote relaxation during your moon cycle. Sip on chamomile tea or incorporate it into a soothing herbal bath.

Herbal Recipes for Nurturing the Moon Cycle:

Moon Cycle Tonic

Combine 1 teaspoon of raspberry leaf, ½ teaspoon of dong quai, and a sprinkle of cinnamon in a cup of hot water. Steep for 10 minutes, strain, and sweeten with honey if desired. Drink this tonic daily during your moon cycle for its balancing benefits.

Cramp-Relief Tea

Mix equal parts of red raspberry leaf, hibiscus, nettle leaf, and ginger. Steep a tablespoon of the blend in hot water for 10 minutes, strain, and enjoy throughout the day to alleviate menstrual cramps.

Queen Yoni Steam

Combine a blend of organic herbs such as red raspberry leaf, rose petals, lavender, chamomile, mugwort, yarrow, rosemary, etc. pour about 2 – 4 cups of boiling water over the herbs. (For further Yoni steaming instruction and video check out our blog: How to Make your Own Queen Yoni Steam for Cleansing & Healing the Womb!

Steaming before your moon cycle can help prepare and cleanse your womb, providing relief from tension, bloating, and discomfort. The gentle warmth and herbal properties of the steam can help relax pelvic muscles and promote healthy blood circulation in the reproductive organs, potentially alleviating menstrual cramps and supporting a smoother flow.

Steaming after your moon cycle can aid in the post-menstrual cleansing process. It can help flush out any remaining menstrual debris, encourage uterine contractions to expel stagnant blood, and promote healing in the womb. Additionally, post-cycle steaming may contribute to balancing hormonal levels and supporting overall reproductive health.

Magic Moon Juice

Juice 5 organic Fuji or Gala Apples, 3 organic Beets, 1 lemon, and 1 inch knob of fresh organic ginger. If you don’t have a juicer you can also blend this ingredients with 1 -2 cups of alkaline water in a high power blender and strain. Chill your juice and enjoy!

Practices to Harmonize the Moon Cycle

Yoga Poses

Incorporate gentle yoga poses such as Child’s Pose, Reclining Bound Angle Pose, Prayer Squat. and Legs-Up-the-Wall Pose to relieve tension, enhance blood flow, and promote relaxation during your moon cycle.

Spiritual baths

Baths can be a powerful ritual to embrace during your moon cycle. Create a sacred space in your bathroom, filling the tub with warm water and adding aromatic herbs like lavender, rose petals, or calendula. Light candles, play soft music, and immerse yourself in the soothing waters. Allow the warmth and gentle embrace of the bath to alleviate tension, reduce stress, and provide a nurturing environment for reflection and self-care.

Check out our blog Spiritual Baths 101: The History and Benefits, Plus 3 Easy Bath Recipes!

Internal Work

Engage in self-reflection and journaling to explore your emotions, thoughts, and desires during your moon cycle. This introspective practice promotes self-awareness and allows for deeper connection with your inner wisdom.

Nourishing Diet

Consume a nourishing, whole foods-based diet during your moon cycle, focusing on iron-rich foods, fresh fruits, leafy greens, and omega-3 fatty acids. Prioritize hydration and minimize caffeine and processed foods, which can exacerbate menstrual discomfort.

Connecting with the Divine Feminine

Set aside quiet moments for meditation, visualization, and connection with the divine feminine energy within. Light candles and create a serene atmosphere in your sacred space. Invoke goddess archetypes or feminine deities that resonate with you, and offer prayers or affirmations that honor and celebrate your divine feminine essence. You can also connect directly with the source of divine feminine; Mother Earth. Go outside barefoot and practice grounding or to a natural body of water.

Remember, every woman’s moon cycle is unique, and it is essential to honor and listen to your body’s wisdom. Embrace the opportunity to connect with the cycles of nature, celebrate your femininity, and cultivate a harmonious and all-natural moon cycle.

As we embark on this sacred journey, may we reclaim the power and beauty of our moon cycles, embracing the divine feminine within ourselves and the world around us. Let us find solace, strength, and transformation in honoring our moon cycles and the profound spiritual purpose they hold.

Embrace your moon cycle, connect with the rhythms of the moon, and experience the fullness of your divine feminine essence. May your journey be filled with grace, healing, and profound self-discovery.

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Once in a Blue Moon in Aquarius

The second full moon in Aquarius has us no longer asking for freedom but demanding it. This moon leaves nothing hidden; revealing our truth. Will you walk with yours?

Rather we are aware or not, we are 70% water. If the moon has the power to shift the tides in the ocean it only makes sense that the same would be done within us. Therefore, it’s very handy to know what energy is most potent during times like the full moons so that we can align our desires with that of the universe. It helps us to innerstand our our deepest emotions (which is ruled by water) and how we relate to our outer world. There is science behind heightened energies on full moons. Tap in with the energy so that you may co-create with it.

What is a Full Moon anyways?

A full moon is when the sun and moon directly oppose each other and the earth lies “between” them giving us the moon in its fullest most enticing light. It is the part of the lunar cycle which lasts about 28 days. In its conclusion the sun moves into the next zodiac. However, the moon changes zodiacs about every 2-3 days. It is a sacred time in the moon cycle where we can check inventory on how the seeds we planted during the last new moon have come to fruition.

Full moons are extremely powerful for releasing because the moon mirrors the energy within us of being full and being ready to purge what no longer serves our highest good. It is also a powerful time for setting intentions due to the space we’ve made with surrendering to letting go. Take time to work with this power on the day of the full moons. Don’t worry if you miss it! The energy remains potent three days before and three days after.

The Eccentric Blue Moon in Aquarius

A blue moon occurs only 7 times in every 19 year cycle. It is when there is a fourth full moon in one season. Therefore giving us two full moons in one zodiac. Powerful right? This full moon is taking place Sunday, August 22nd. It peaks at 7:02am CST at 29 degrees of Aquarius in conjunction with Jupiter which is retrograding in Aquarius. The first full moon took place on July 23rd at 1 degree Aquarius. Thus, this water bearer energy is washing away layers of skin not just on the surface but deep within that we didn’t realize needed to be shedded. Although this has been kind of a painful process for some it has been majorly liberating along side letting go of the responsibility of shit that never belonged to us.

With the last new moon being in fiery Leo partnering with the lions gate portal on 8/8. This energy showed us our divine core truths and to trust in our very own unique signature of the universe. Reclaiming power we have given away due to childhood traumas, fears, limitations and downright illusions. This second moon in Aquarius is coming through with fresh energy to clear out the last of these major cycles. So that it can make room for the future innovations and visions that Aquarius brings. It is showing its face with rebellious energy to the status quo, fearlessly disrupting what is widely accepted for expansion into a better future. Once again breaking the old mould so that our newest truest selves have space to thrive.

6 PLANETS IN RETROGRADE? WHATCHU TALM BOUT WILLIS

Along with these rare aspects happening there are also 6 retrogrades taking place. Don’t freak out though, although retrogrades have gained a bad rep they are so necessary for our growth and wellbeing. This time is so fertile for retrospecting the beliefs we have consciously and subconsciously agreed on. With them playing with the energies of the full moon this give us even more of a super power to manifest and release.

Jupiter the planet of expansion is retrograding in… you guessed it Aquarius gifting us the power to expand in new ways that we’ve never tried. Opening up and awakening pieces of ourselves that further serve us on future endeavors. Saturn the big daddy planet of structure and discipline in also retrograding in Aquarius causing us to question the limits we’ve held onto for comfort. This a great time to change routines and implement new ways of organization that give us an outlet to channel this new expansion.

The constellation of Aquarius blessing us with all its fresh freeing energy

Uranus (which rules Aquarius) is retrograde in taurus. Meaning the planet of surprise and free-thinking is in grounded and stubborn taurus giving us stamina in our ground breaking ideas and shifts. Taurus wants to ground our out of the box dreams and this retrograde is showing us what has kept us from that physical fruition.

Dreamy Neptune the planet of illusion is retrograding in its home sign of pisces. This is taking us deep within to see where we have been deceitful with our own truths keeping us from the enlightenment that Neptune can bring. Also showing us where the root of our escapism and addictions come from. With all the Aquarius energy accompanying it we have the bravery to look at our darkness we’ve avoided and integrate it with this planet of oneness working in our favor.

Pluto the planet of shadows, depth, death and rebirth is retrograding in Capricorn the father of the zodiac. This energy is one of regenerating our inner father and divine masculine energy. On a grand scheme we are shifting from a patriarchy paradigm to a matriarchy paradigm. As we know, so within so without. We are allowing our divine feminine to express her voice and shifting our masculine from a place of control to place of protection for her to feel safe to do so.

Last but not least we have our wounded healer Chiron which is technically a comet not a planet but still has a powerful effect on our energy bodies because the universe is all a reflection of the aspects within us. Chiron is retrograding in Aries. Giving us the warrior energy we need to finally stand up to what has wounded us. This is understanding our pain as our purpose while also holding ourselves and others accountable for causing these ailments. So that we can truly move on with peace to what has hurt us.

Spirit is making way for so many portals for us. Will you dare to step through?

Rituals for this Powerful moon

Automatic writing from your subconscious mind

The subconscious works a lot like a computer program and enjoys using a computer to communicate. In tandem with airy Aquarius which relates to mental energy and technological expansion a great way to tap in with this energy is to do an automatic writing on a computer.

Step one

Set a timer for ten minutes. Close your eyes down and place your full awareness in your breath.

Step two

Set the intention to only observe and not attach to any thoughts that may rise. Imagine then like traffic, watch the cars go by. Don’t hop in front of them or try to hitch a ride. Just be the observer. Be aware of any patterns you notice. Feel into your body and aura and take note of how you feel. Don’t try analyze or internalize it, just make a note. KEEP BREATHING!

Step three

If you followed the directions above correctly you should be left with clearer channel for the exercise. Sit down at a laptop if you have one a full key board is super helpful with this exercise, but do with what you have.

Step four

Start the letter from your subconscious with Dear conscious mind, etc. And literally step out of your conscious thought (the meditation was meant to help you with this, if still feeling to dense to flow repeat step one and two) and allow you subconscious to spill all it has for you. Type without worrying about what is being said. Read it when finished. This is a powerful exercise for direct communication into your beautiful mind. Have fun kids!

Journal Questions to Aid in Innerstanding the Energy

Question 1

In what ways can I can make my inner child feel safe to express itself fully?

Question 2

How can I better stand up for my beliefs in a healthy way?

Question 3

Where have I repressed or gave my power away in hopes of not making a ruckus?

Question 4

How can I integrate my higher truth with this physical body?

To wrap it all up we are being asked refine, repair, redirect, re-focus and rebuild internally and externally. We are bringing out those dark pieces of our selves we pushed to back of the book shelf in hopes that it would off itself. It won’t. We are being asked to clean out those dark spaces and transmute them to light. So that there is space for the MAJOR new wave of energy Aquarius is bringing in. Choose you this time around. We are getting the chance to do this with the support of the beautiful astrological aspects taking place. Shall we grow together friends?


Anjali Devanshi

Anjali Practices Intuitive tarot readings, Aura readings, Is certified in Reiki I & II and has recently began specializing in guided meditations for healing based on the persons current energy. Anjali has also always had an innate affinity for the arts being drawn to creative writing and visual arts from the time she could express. This blossomed into being a graphic designer and writer. She cherishes graphic design because it gives her purpose in the current paradigm shift to help others become more autonomous and bring their vision to life. This all lead to the creation of her own brand Empyreal Roots meaning all of our roots originated from the highest of the high. The ultimate mission of this brand is to guide people in remembering who we all are truly at our core, and how to integrate it into our lives so that we may live from love and not survival.

The All Natural is now partnered with Empyreal Roots providing you with all you need for every moon!

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