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The People's Oracle 28 Feb 18
I here a lot of people talking about the single lunation in February and the correlation to the timing of their menstrual cycle.
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What does the Moon have to do with a woman's menstrual cycle? The pineal gland secretes melatonin at a rate correlated to the amount of light the pineal gland is exposed to over a 24 hour period.
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The People's Oracle 28 Feb 18
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This is the circadian rhythm that governs the sleep-wake cycle which in turn governs a women's estrogen cycle. Estrogen is the hormone responsible for determining when and if a woman ovulates, and when and if she has a period.
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The People's Oracle 28 Feb 18
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Prior to the advent of artificial light the light of the Moon was the mechanism by which the pineal gland regulated melatonin and estrogen, thus women's menstrual cycle. Moon and menstrual are related words.
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The People's Oracle 28 Feb 18
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So when we talk about a waxing Moon that correlates to lining of the uterus waxing or increasing in preparation for ovulation and the Full Moon
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The People's Oracle 28 Feb 18
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And a waning Moon correlates to the luteal phase when is the 2 weeks after ovulation but before the lining of the uterus sheds.
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The People's Oracle 28 Feb 18
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At the Full Moon the egg is released waiting for fertilization. At the New Moon the lining of the uterus sheds along with the unfertilized egg. This is the dark moon.
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The People's Oracle 28 Feb 18
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Now in modern times we are exposed to light in irregular intervals and out of sync with the Moons phases. This is why many women man have their period at the Full Moon and ovulate at the New Moon instead of being in sync with the waxing and waning light as I explained above.
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The People's Oracle 28 Feb 18
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All of this to say that a women's menstrual cycle is much more complicated than a New or Full Moon.
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The People's Oracle 28 Feb 18
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And it is likely that if your cycle is longer than 28 days then you may not have a period in February. Not necessarily because of a New or Full Moon occuring or not occuring because most women aren't in sync with the Moon like that.
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The People's Oracle 28 Feb 18
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Having your period at the Full Moon means you are out of sync with the lunar cycle, it's just a coincidence of timing.
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The People's Oracle 28 Feb 18
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The primary reasons why a women's cycle would be irregular barring any underlying medical issue is because of irregular sleep cycles for reasons like staring at your phone late at night or stress.
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The People's Oracle 28 Feb 18
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Try turning the lights down by 9:30pm. You will be working with your bodies cycle of melatonin production which peaks at about 10:00pm.
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The People's Oracle 28 Feb 18
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This is from a seminar I did several years ago on the Moon, the lunar cycle, menstrual cycle, and it's placement in the birth chart.
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The People's Oracle 28 Feb 18
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You can also see in this some of the logic of New Moon rituals and seed planting. I personally don't believe it's that simple, but there is a correlation there.
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