The Lunar Calendar and Menstruation
You’ve probably heard your mother or grandmother make reference to the moon and menstruation. Chances are that you did as most do and laughed it off, but as it turns out, there may well be a connection between the lunar calendar and our periods.
The Lunar Connection
Charting your period based on the lunar calendar isn’t about knowing when to plan vacations around your period but rather charting when you’re most fertile so that you can plan to conceive or try to avoid conception. The way it works is that the moon goes through various phases over the course of 28 days; new moon, waxing moon, full moon and then waning moon—then it starts all over again.
To start tracking your fertility based on the lunar calendar you’ll need to find out what stage the moon was at the day that you were born. Depending on your mother and her views on the lunar calendar, you may luck out and be able to get that information from her; otherwise you can look it up online or on an old calendar. For those who want to get more information along with the moon phase information from their date of birth, consulting an astrologer is an option to consider…for a cost.
The premise of the lunar connection to fertility is that whatever the phase of the moon on the day you were born is the same phase you will be fertile for the rest of your life after puberty/start of menstruation. For example, if you were born during a full moon then you’re most fertile when the moon is at its fullest. Remember too that since our cycles can last longer than 28 calendar days, this means that you could have two fertile times during the course of the lunar calendar month.
So What Does All This Mean for You
Basically, by charting your period according to the lunar calendar you could get a far better understanding of when you ovulate and are the most fertile along with becoming more aware of other parts of your periods. For example, this tends to be a great way for women to see a pattern in things like mood swings and PMS along with cramping and other symptoms. If you track your periods using a regular calendar as well as a conventional monthly calendar then you can have an even better insight to your periods and your fertile times, etc.