Did you know the word “menstruation” comes from the Greek “menus” meaning both moon and power, and “men” meaning month? Say hello to your monthly moon power.
In ancient times, a woman’s bleeding was considered a cosmic event, relating and connecting to the lunar energy of the moon. Ovulation typically took place during the full moon, when feminine energy is at its peak, and menstruation typically took place during the new moon, when feminine energy is at its lowest.
The female menstrual cycle was also celebrated as a gift of fertility and femininity. Shedding of menstrual blood was considered a special time for rest, purification and rejuvenation. Women were recognized as being at the height of her power during her cycle, and were encouraged to spend time listening to her inner voice.
This is still true today - but many of us have forgotten about our moon power. We've chosen to control our cycles rather than flow with them. We've chosen to bathe under the glow of our computers rather than the glow of the moon. We've chosen to run from this time, rather than embrace it and celebrate it in its fullest form. Moon Cycle Bakery® encourages women of all races, genders, ethnicities, abilities, sizes to take the time to reconnect and redefine her relationship with this sacred moon time.