How to Sync Your Menstrual Cycle with the Moon Cycle

sync-menstrual-cycle-with-moon-cycleAccording to our recent poll, 99% of women menstruated on the new moon in their last menstrual cycle. That’s 412 women out of the 423 women who participated in the poll. Looks like many of us are synchronizing our menstrual cycle with the moon cycle after all.

You’ve probably heard that in ancient times women menstruated together on the new moon and ovulated on the full moon. I’m delighted to know that the powerful connection between the moon cycle and the menstrual cycle is still very strong today.

Syncing your menstrual cycle with the moon cycle is wonderful in many ways. If you have an irregular period, it’ll help to regulate it. It's a great alternative to hormonal birth control, which is reassuring since there have been so many Yaz lawsuits recently (You can find more about this issue at DrugNews). Moreover, it will help you to get in touch with your natural rhythms, and live your life in harmony and in flow.  

Here are some tips I’ve learned on how to synchronize your menstrual cycle with the moon cycle…

1. Get up at the same time every day, no matter what time you go to bed.

2. Make your bedroom completely dark, free of any blinking or glowing light from your alarm clock, cell phone, or other electronic devices. I also close my curtains after dinner. So when I’m ready for bed, I’m not exposed to any artificial light in my bedroom.

3. Go outside and take a 20 to 30-minute walk every day without sunglasses. My new favorite routine is to sit under the sun and let the warm and gentle morning sunlight caress me while having my breakfast.

4. Sleep with a 100-watt light bulb next to your bed from day 14 to 17 of your cycle (around ovulation). Do this for 6 months. In one study of 2,000 women, more than 50% regulated their previously irregular periods to a regular cycle of 29 days by using this method.

5. Use full-spectrum light bulbs (2,500 to 10,000 lux) at home. Expose yourself to ambient full-spectrum light for half an hour to an hour every evening or every morning. This is also a great way to help alleviate depressed moods, especially during the winter months.

Check out Verilux HappyLite Deluxe Sunshine Simulator

It's portoble and it provides soothing, glare-free light.

6. Swallow the moon energy around the full moon. Simply face the moon when it’s just rising and gently breathe in the lunar energy, swallowing it. It’s recommended that you do this 30 times. And the best time is from the new moon until five days after the full moon, when the lunar energy is most powerful.

7. Track your menstrual cycles. Cycle Harmony’s free Period Calendar allows you to track your menstrual cycles and identify the moon phase during each day of your cycle.

8. Create your moon rituals around the new moon and the full moon. Honoring the moon cycle and your menstrual cycle can be as simple as lighting a candle.

Cycle Harmony member Vild shared her experience, which I think is really beautiful. She said, “My favorite one is when I can see the full moon – I go outside and sit on the ground. I bathe myself in the moon rays and sing with the moon. I concentrate on the connection between the moon and myself, and feel how purifying and strengthening this link is. These moon celebrations leave me feeling whole, and fill me up until the next one.”

What have you learned about the connection between your menstrual cycle and the moon cycle? Please leave a comment and share with us.

* Thanks Kavana.org for this beautiful image.

 



Jing Jin, Chief Harmony Officer
At CycleHarmony.com, our mission is to empower women to honor their menstrual cycles, improve their reproductive and overall health, and become the very best version of themselves.

Get started today with our FREE tools and resources!

Follow Us
 

POST A COMMENT

Name
Email

Security code
Refresh

Comments(29)  

 
Jaclyn
# Jaclyn 2015-03-25 15:48
How long might it take for the feminine cycle to regulate using these methods?

I'm having two periods a month, at the moment, and I've never been this irregular before :/ I'm 29, and I've started this method of moon syncing quite by accident about a 1.5 months ago; however, as I've just had my period align with the new moon for the first time, I plan to keep up with it and shine a light on full-moon nights.

I'm trying to decide if this newfound irregularity is part of the normal experience of adjustment, and how long I might expect for it to last.
Reply
 
 
lerato
# lerato 2014-06-05 14:01
its amazing reading these words. I have been on a journey of self discovery for awhile now. most of this has been coming from spirit guiding me. i didn't understand at first but i learnt to trust, to listen and hear myself, without letting what the world has taught me influence my decisions.i now have amazing mensus in which i move and flow in connection with what i know my body needs and i need. Its beautiful to see women coming to discuss topics like this, thank you so much for sharing the light :-)
Reply
 
 
Prakash Chintamani Malshe
# Prakash Chintamani Malshe 2013-12-06 04:06
Hi Jing,
In Indian Mythology and Hindu culture by large, there are some clues which can help women link their body-cycles directly with the moon.
1. Moon-sighting: Every woman should observe the New Moon every month regularly. In the Hindu Panchang (Calender) the day is marked for 'Chandra-Darsha n'. That is the day when a woman should be with her brother and not with her husband. It is worth mentioning that every year on the third day of Deepawali festival when the new moon is sighted we celebrate "Bhai-Dooj".
2. Observe a fast on the fourth day after full moon. Eating her meal after the moon-rise on the fourth day after full moon has been somehow correlated with increased fertility. Every year on Karwa Chauth (Fourth day of the Hindu month Kartik) women all over the North India observe a day-long fast without water and accept water from their husbands only after sighting the moon.
There are medical effects of a periodic fast on the human body, and Mind. Several hormonal changes are brought about by observing a fast and eating after fast. You can read some in my book 'A Medical Understanding of Yoga' at this link: http://books.google.co.in/books?id=4Zg3sOQEFeEC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false
Reply
 
 
Jing
# Jing 2013-12-06 07:51
Dear Prakash, Thank you so much for sharing this information. It's fascinating to know that moon rituals are still alive in the Indian culture. What a "clever" idea to incorporate them as a part of festive celebrations. In Chinese culture, two are observed, one is the autumn moon in September, and one is the full moon right after the Chinese New Year. They're for celebration by both men and women. The Hindu moon traditions seem more related to women and their menstrual cycles. I'd love to learn more on this subject. Please share more! Thanks again for sharing :)
Reply
 
 
vidya
# vidya 2013-06-21 06:37
my period is preponding my 5 days approx every month. in some month,once my period stars the next day it stops then it starts on the third day and goes on till fifth day. why is it so..
Reply
 
 
Hiranya
# Hiranya 2013-07-07 08:27
Hi Vidya, it sounds as though your periods are particularly light. If that's always been the case, it oughtn't be anything to worry about - every women's body is different after all. But, why not check out this great article about blood nourishing foods that could reduce the scanty-ness of your periods: http://www.cycleharmony.com/nutrition/simple-foods-to-nourish-your-blood?view=article#comment-2076
Reply
 
 
reighn
# reighn 2013-04-05 22:35
Im just getting into this and all the things i been reading up on have been happening to me naturally and i am ready to get on this moon cycle it is crazy how i have being noticing this change from within but i have never heard of this and i needed to find out what this change wss its like it could also be magnetic because a lot of tips that im doing i got from other women around me like in a beauty shop a gathering it could have a bigger effect then we think the more women the more powerful it become to where just have plant s seed.
Reply
 
 
Becky
# Becky 2013-01-08 08:21
Hi, I heard it's better to menstrate with the new moon and ovulate with the full moon when trying to concieve....I want to get pregnant but am currently menstrating with the full moon. I have been trying some of these tips, not sure how many months it should take to switch over? Would I have the light on when I ovulate now or when I want to ovulate? Truely interesting!
Reply
 
 
wendy
# wendy 2013-03-25 19:05
I wonder about this too. I was menstruating with the new moon in a regular 28-day cycle up until january, when I suddenly skipped a period for the first time in my life ( actually I dont remember, but it was postponed at least 10-15 days either way, because this period was super stressful because of moving from my flat and I also didnt eat well-not good for your cycle) . Now after eating well and not being stressed, it is back to a regular 28 cycle, but now it's on the full moon. I'm not sure about the moon's influence at this level, but it's almost as if it (the cycle) goes for either the full or the new moon. I too wonder how I can change it back to new moon now that it's back on a 28-day cycle..
Reply
 
 
Jingtastic
# Jingtastic 2013-01-17 16:51
Becky, this is a really good question. Truly interesting, isn't it. For this reason, I prefer the daily exposure to full spectrum light every day. Have you tried the Happy Lite Sunshine Stimulator? http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0001ATEJ2/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=cyclharm-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B0001ATEJ2
Reply
 
 
jenny
# jenny 2012-12-12 21:04
I am Seeing A white creamyy && white things exiting myy vagina past 21 years back. can u plz tell me what it is &&how it can be cured??
Reply
 
 
Jingtastic
# Jingtastic 2012-12-20 15:12
Hi Jenny, it's normal to have white, creamy vaginal discharge around the time when you ovulate. Do you track your period with our free period tracker? Do you know on which days of your menstrual cycles you have the white, creamy discharge? Is the amount excessive? Does it have an odor?
Reply
 
 
Jenny
# Jenny 2012-12-11 22:53
I'm currently on the new moon cycle but would like to go back to my full-moon cycle.
I was with a friend over the weekend, and she really messed up my cycle. I fell into hers and had a 35 day cycle! It was awful!
Reply
 
 
Jingtastic
# Jingtastic 2012-12-20 15:23
Jenny, hope your menstrual cycle is back to normal by now. Let me know!
Reply
 
 
mele
# mele 2012-11-23 12:02
This is a great site and an amazing find. Thank you fro your work bringing the feminine divine principle back into circulation through our most mundane and magical connection to it: its presence in our bodies. Great work!
Reply
 
 
Jingtastic
# Jingtastic 2012-11-24 10:27
I Hope you'll become a part of our community, and join our conversations at our private social media page. Simply sign up for a free account and share your thoughts with us :)
Reply
 
 
Jingtastic
# Jingtastic 2012-11-24 10:17
Mele, glad you like our site. I'm so grateful to be able to connect with like-minded women like yourself from all around the world. It affirms my beliefs on the feminine divine principle, and makes my efforts worthwhile. Thank you!
Reply
 
 
jenielynn
# jenielynn 2012-10-03 15:01
I cycle in spring and summer on the full and the new in the fall and winter. I never understood my irregular cycles intil I later learned the difference between the energies of the seasons and phases of the moon. It is still a tiresome time when the switch is happening but I belive it is due to my being atuned to the earth ,moon and all things in nature....any ideas from or thoughts from anyone.
Reply
 
 
Jing
# Jing 2012-10-04 18:18
I too switch my cycle from the new moon to the full moon, and back to the new moon every once a while. But mine doesn't seem to have a clear correspondence with the change of seasons. I'm also curious to understand why this change occurs. It's quite interesting...
Reply
 
 
Carmody
# Carmody 2012-09-12 21:22
Hi everyone
I keep posting this same post in a number of places on this website but it keeps disappearing... . I was told to put the light on during the full moon regardless of when you ovulate... I ovulate during the balsamic moon (a couple of days before the new moon) so the sky is very dark. If I were to put a light on during this time wouldn't it be artificial... I am trying to sync up with the moon to regulate my cycle so I really want this clarified... My plan is to link my lunar fertility time with my mid cycle ovulation time (balsamic moon) so if anyone knows when I should put the light on it would help me so much. Nadia from menstruation.co m.au told me it would be dangerous to put the light on during the balsamic moon so you can understand how confused I am. Help??
Reply
 
 
Jing
# Jing 2012-09-24 17:11
Carmody, this article is shown in a couple of categories. Your previous comment was shown in a different category. And I responded to your comment as follows:

Carmody, you asked a very interesting questions! My intuition is saying to follow the moon by spending some time outdoor and set your intention to sync your cycle with the moon. I was able to adjust my own cycle with the power of intention. Follow your intuition, it will guide you - and will never steer you wrong :)
Reply
 
 
hbk
# hbk 2012-09-10 09:45
I realized at the beginning of the year how out of sink my cycle was with the moon. So since I can't always see the moon or have a completely dark room, I thought to put a moon phase webpage as my homepage at work and looked at it every day. I became very aware of where the moon was and what sign it was in. I noticed that almost immediately my period has been 28 days for almost every single months since then, where in the past three years that had only happened twice! I'm very grateful to see more ways to align my cycle to the moon and create more harmony in my life!
Love to all our wombs and ovaries to once again be fertile and harmonious!
Reply
 
 
Jingtastic
# Jingtastic 2012-09-10 22:35
Beautiful... I love your magical story - and the power of intention at work! Thanks for sharing :)
Reply
 
 
Jingtastic
# Jingtastic 2012-05-05 13:44
Srividya, I suggest you try the light therapy: sleeping with a 100-watt light bulb next to your bed from day 14 to 17 of your cycle (around ovulation). For resources, check out http://www.sunlightsciences.com.

Emotional stress, diet, exercise, sleep and other lifestyle factors can also cause our menstrual cycles to become irregular. I encourage you to look into those areas of your life as well.
Reply
 
 
Srividya
# Srividya 2012-04-25 02:57
Hi I have irregular periods. I havent had periods since ffeb 12. Whats should I do now? When should I do the light bulb tehnique?
Reply
 
 
Jing
# Jing 2012-04-09 16:33
Jena, I'm interested in hearing your experience after you try it. I always have regular periods so I have not yet tried the lightbulb :-)
Reply
 
 
Jing
# Jing 2012-04-09 16:32
@ Kaara, I used to menstruate on the full moon as well. A couple of years ago I was contemplating on the new moon menstruation. Then I had two periods within a cycle and my cycle was adjusted to new moon somehow. Quite interesting. Check out my experience: http://www.cycleharmony.com/jing-s-period-journal/is-it-possible-to-regulate-your-period?view=article
Reply
 
 
Jena
# Jena 2012-04-07 03:24
I practice Natural Family Planning and using the lightbulb is recommended in that method as well to regulate your period. I haven't used it yet, but maybe I will now.
Reply
 
 
Kaara
# Kaara 2012-04-06 19:50
I have my cycle during the Full Moon, always have. Is this strange?
Reply
 
Interesting Image
 
 

Popular in Menstrual Myths

  • The Moon Cycle and The Menstrual Cycle
    Read more
  • How to Sync Your Menstrual Cycle with the Moon Cycle
    Read more
  • Menstrual Rites Of The Native Americans
    Read more
  • The Power of Menstrual Moon Rituals
    Read more
  • Rites of Passage Into Womanhood in Native American Cultures
    Read more

Take our PMS/PMDD Quiz and get tips to eliminating PMS from your life!

 
 
 
SubscribeFacebook Twitter Youtube

Your Personal Harmony Program
RESOURCES
WHO IS BEHIND CYCLE HARMONY?
Jing Jin My name is Jing. I founded CycleHarmony.com to inspire and empower my sisters around the world to honor our menstrual cycles and embrace the vibrant, radiant women we were born to be.

View Jing's story