One very talented and dear friend came to my Goddess Gifts of the Menstrual Cycle workshop just under two weeks ago. She went home so inspired, why thank you, that she created something rather wonderful.
I have to share it with you because it is little gem of a tool for understanding and becoming in tune with your own menstrual cycle. Elaine decided to create a dial that she could use daily. And she's made it available to all of us too.
It allows you to visually align the day of your cycle with, not only the moon phase, but the goddess phase you are in as well. It has inspiring words about each of the goddess phases, the Maiden, the Mother, the Enchantress and the Hag.
The Maiden energy or archetype strides in just after bleeding with a spring like quality, full of ideas and the energy for new projects. The Mother is the ovulation phase of our cycle, our summer, full of compassion and the energy to see these projects to completion. The Enchantress, the pre-menstrual and autumnal fire, full of sensuality and creativity. And finally the Hag, marked by day one of our cycle, the onset of bleeding, our winter wise woman who brings us our reflective and deeply spiritual phase.
This dial gives you the chance to really optimise your cycle, reaping the benefits of each stage of the month. What is wonderful about this dial is that if for what ever reason you no longer have a bleeding cycle, either through hormonal difficulties, surgery or your post menopausal stage of life, you can use this dial to follow the moon phases and link them to the four goddess archetypes. So you will still be able to tune into the cycling energies and feel the benefits.
I have to say that I was a bit giddy to be one of the first to have one of these and it really is a beautiful piece of art. I'm loving using it and at the moment I have it on my goddess shrine in my bedroom. My own personal menstrual mandala.
So I really recommend you treat yourself or treat someone you know to this goddess gift.