Have you noticed how your mood is in constant flux? One day you can feel bright as a button and the next day you feel inward and in need of a duvet day?! Perhaps you feel insecure or fearful and then suddenly feel this shift to excitement and vitality?
The woman is ruled by the moon so as the outer moon waxes and wanes so too does her inner moon and her 11 moon points which shift every 2.5 days. This is called her moon cycle and is different from her menstrual cycle. She will be influenced by this cycle in her mood and the way that she interacts with the world through her whole life and it will be set to a particular pattern unless she experiences shock or something traumatic. No longer do you have to feel that crazy or that there is something wrong; this is your innate nature as a woman and it brings you many gifts! You are constantly changing and are deeply intuitive so we need to learn to trust ourselves. Men are ruled by the sun and only have one moon point on their chin and so they are much steadier than women.
The moon cycle is individual and is therefore different for each woman. Keep a diary for 3 months and each day write one or two words that describe how you feel that day and notice how it shifts. Over 3 months you will see a pattern and begin to understand your personal inner moon cycle and how this affects you and your mood. By understanding your changeable nature, you can come to have compassion for yourself and know when it is good to act and when to be still and really listen to yourself. It is also really good for men to understand a woman’s changeable nature! There is a fantastic meditation to balance the 11 moon points so if you have any menstrual problems, mood swings, glandular issues then this the meditation for you. Do it for 40 days starting with 11 minutes per day and increasing to 31 minutes per day.
The 11 moon points
Woman is really in her power and senses who she is during this time. She is the most authentic and is the most stable and solid in this moon centre. She knows what she wants and she is visionary; knowing where she is going and knows what she wants and who she is, so nothing can move her from this position even if she is criticized. She has a strong projection from this moon centre and is able to get visions of how to be in life and how to feel.
Am I peace with myself today or in exile? Paranoia is the flip side of this moon centre
To strengthen: arc line, pituitary, cross legs and move up and down to 90 degrees for navel power, kriya for mind and paranoia
Pinks of the Cheeks
This covers the whole area of the face and this can be her craziest and wildest time of the month. There is no restraint so she becomes the wild woman who breaks the rules, does unusual things and things outside the box so this is not a good time to get a tattoo or piercing! A woman during this time will get an idea and then will want to do it on impulse and will not consider anyone! You can be very flirtatious during this time so be careful who you flirt with!
Am I a mess in my life? Do I feel vulnerable or am I explosive like a volcano?
To Strengthen: Satali Breathing and The Grace Of God Meditation
During these two and half days, the woman wants to chat, chat, chat! She has the desire to talk and spill it all out! She can be out of control with what she says and will talk to everyone and anyone! The danger here is that she can get involved in gossiping or have a sharp tongue and could say things that she later regrets. This is a time of being very aware of conscious communication so try to harness the silence rather than a sharp tongue that can really injury hurt people. The sharp tongue of a woman can really injury a man.
Is there something I need to say? Do I speak to entertain myself, am I too gossipy? What am I scared to speak about?
Strengthen: Sitali breath and chanting mantra
This moon point is about value, coming into alignment with life’s purpose and gaining clarity. This is a time when a woman will want to discuss values in a relationship or be very philosophical life and can get very hot and bothered about justice. It is about re-evaluation as she needs at sense of purpose and value in the world.
Do I get up and go with what I believe? Do I lack the energy to do this? Do I go with the flow? Strengthen this point if not setting up to duty or responsibility: Breath through O mouth to pinch out the frustration
Nape of the Neck
This is a very romantic position and is a very sensitive area. A woman will go crazy when she is touched at this moon point when it is active. She is very open and looking for heart connection at this time and is touched by romance. This is a time to really listen to a woman and surprise her with special romantic gifts! Most women love surprises!
Can I be alone with myself without feeling lonely? Do I feel romantic? Can I speak from my heart?
She is very loving, generous and compassionate during this time and good to be around as she will have infinite patience. This time really fosters a neutral space of unconditional love where she will want to give her all and will feel a strong urge to save the world. Here the power of prayer (intention) is strong so she can feel connected. During this time there is a temptation to give things away and sometimes too much so this is where she can fall into the victim.
Am I compassionate or am I a victim? Do I give too much?
Strengthen: Meditations to open the heart
This can be her most insecure time where she wants to crawl into bed and hide! She will not feel like being in the world and will want to be alone. She can feel very overwhelmed at this time and little things can feel like too much to cope with. She can very unsure and finds it difficult to make decisions. This would a bad time to have a job interview or go get a loan from the bank! She can feel very disconnected from source at this time, may cry for no reason and want to eat chocolate!!
What do I do to feel safe? Can I be neutral or am I reactive? Do I need reassurance?
Strengthen: Work on the navel centre, dance, swim or practice breath of fire.
Inner thighs: Wants to confirm
She is highly organised during this time and can become obsessed with sorting things out where she could be completely rearranging the house! This is a time for a man to go out because she is on a mission! She will go crazy with clearing and organising and can become very controlling and will want to do everything RIGHT NOW!
Is this the right moment to be doing this?
Strengthen: anything to bring her into the moment such as the one minute breath and to remember that it could be done another day!
Eyebrows: Dreamy, imaginative, fantasy
A woman during this time will want to paint, draw, write and generally be creative however she can be so highly imaginative that she will want to build sand castles in the air! Pay attention to your dreams during this time and don’t dismiss what may come as you she will be highly tuned in and intuitive. This is a time to release what she really loves, being aware of what is and what she wishes to bring in. it is very relaxing for a woman for a man to touch and stroke her eyebrows! Try it!
Do I feel the power of my prayer? How do I imagine my life? What do my dreams tell me? Strengthen: if not grounded, she should walk on the heels of her feet, eat a lot of root veg, beans and grains.
Clitoris: Talkative, Social and Fun!
During these two and half days, a woman is a social queen and will want to go out and party! She will be charming and charismatic however she has to be aware of not becoming too clique. She can achieve a lot at this time as she will have magnetism, her skills will be at the fore and things will happen without too much effort. It is very important that she is seen and heard during this time.
Do I love my body? Do I go meet new people and like socialising?
To strengthen: work on the 1st chakra to move out of being safe, mantra’s with Har or the kriya for the instinctual self.
Here a woman is seeking deeper connection with someone and needs a reflection of how deep she is able to go with herself. Is she her own best friend or worse enemy? Either she feels very beautiful or she does not. The connection with the other mirrors this for her and it is a time of creating a sensitive space for her to feel who she is and how infinitely connected she is.
Am I my own best friend or worst enemy? Do I feel empty and hollow or can I feel my vastness and depth as a woman?
Strengthen: 4 part breath on inhale and exhale, sipping the breath and using maca super food to balance the hormones.