As the new year approaches, I want to share my 2017 Moon Cycle Menstrual Calendar. This calendar is a way to track your menstrual cycle along with the moon cycle.
A number of years ago, I moved to a rural area for the first time. There were no street lights, and the moon cycle became a much bigger part of my life. The full moon was so bright, and the new moon was so dark! Within 3 months, my menstrual cycle linked up with the moon cycle, and I can’t help but think there’s a deep ancestral human-moon connection that I began tapping into with this increased awareness. So every year I make a calendar for tracking these two cycles, and perhaps you can make use of it also:
How to use:
The calendar is on a 28 day cycle, which is why the days of the month overlap. Upon the first day of your cycle (the day your begin bleeding), circle that day and draw a line to cover all the days you bleed.
If you know when you ovulate, circle that day in a different color. Some people feel ovulatory pain or bleeding, but if not, this can be determined with further charting of fertility signs.
The comment section can be personalized to your own needs. I use it to keep track of PMS symptoms, such as cramping and mood shifts. I create columns of these symptoms and mark the presence of the symptom with an X. A larger X indicates severe symptoms, while a smaller x indicates mild symptoms.
Please refer to the entire example calendar here: Menstrual Moon Calendar example
Using this calendar, you can easily predict your next period (if the cycle is regular) and you can see how it lines up with the moon’s activities.
*If you would like to learn more about the menstrual cycle and fertility signs, consider coming to my Fertility Awareness class. The next session will take place sometime in spring/summer 2017.