#27: Sacred Cycles and Working with the Moon's Energy

How can we take cues from the lunar moon phases to better understand our own cycle?

We have all been conditioned to believe that we need to perform at the same level day in and day out.  We tend to just think about our circadian rhythm.  Our solar rhythm.  That is our 24 hour clock. Yet, for those of us who menstruate, It’s not the only clock we run on.  Just like the cycles in nature - there are many cycles at play at the same time.  We also have an infradian rhythm - our menstrual cycle.

  • Follicular phase  = Inner Waxing Moon - Think Big
  • Ovulatory phase = Inner Full Moon - Visibility
  • Luteal Phase = Inner Waning Moon - Setting boundaries
  • Menstrual Phase = Inner new moon - Releasing and calling in

Sacred Cycles:

White Moon Cycle is when you have your period with the new moon and ovulation with the full moon.

Pink Moon Cycle is when your period is during the Waxing moon phase and you ovulate during the Waning Moon phase.

Red Moon Cycle is when your period is during the full Moon and you ovulate during the New Moon.

Purple Moon is when you menstruate when the moon is waning and ovulate with the waxing moon


I mentioned the book "Unwell Women: Misdiagnosis and Myth in a Man-Made World” by Elinor Cleghorn.

Free Journaling resource to anchor into each phase of your cycle: https://www.rebeccarankinyoga.com/journalprompts

And reach out on instagram at https://www.instagram.com/womensmoonwisdom/