Interesting Facts

v Primates are the only species in the world with a menstrual cycle (other species experience an estrus cycle during which they bleed a little around ovulation to indicate fertility). Additionally, human females are the only creatures whose menstrual cycles are the same length as the moon cycle.

v Studies have shown that without the presence of artificial light and hormones in our food, women would naturally bleed on the dark/new moon and ovulate on the full moon. (Thus, by tracking the moon in relation to our cycles, we can better understand the energies at play in our lives throughout the month(..  Haven’t you had the experience where your monthly cycle becomes aligned with that of the woman in your presence?

v Menarche is the first menstrual period, or first menstrual bleeding. From both social and medical perspectives it is often considered the central event of female puberty, as it signals the possibility of fertility. Menarche occurs most frequently when a young woman reaches 17% body fat (PMID 3117838). The average age of menarche in the United States is about 12 years and 8 months, which is over two and a half years earlier than it was in 1900. To maintain a regular menstrual cycle, fat content of the body must be 22% or greater.

v Each month a woman will experience changes in the way she perceives herself and her world in accordance to where she is in her menstrual cycle and which archetype is expressing itself through her life. These four archetypes of the Female Energy Cycle are: Virgin, Mother, Enchantress, and Crone. They simulate the moon’s journey (or the lunar cycle), and have within them recognizable and particular behavioral traits. This diagram gives a brief description of the phases and where they occur within the menstrual cycle.

Femal Energy Cycle 

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One Response to “Interesting Facts”

  1. stephane james Says:

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