Women’s Cycle Tracker
- Printed on heavyweight 400 gsm paper with velvet lamination, which has a pleasingly soft, touchable texture (a little bit of comfort to those often chaotic days)
- The backside is unlaminated, suitable for writing on.
- Rounded corners
- 4 main moon phases
- Size: A7 (74mm x 105mm)
The menstrual cycle is a gift that empowers us women to connect to our inner wisdom and renew ourselves each month. Tracking our period can be a powerful tool for monitoring our health, understanding our natural body rhythms, and getting to know ourselves better.
It is believed that women's menstrual cycle is lunar. Just like the Moon, the menstrual cycle has four phases each month:
MENSTRUAL PHASE / NEW MOON (day 1-6)
The first day of bleeding is day one of our menstrual cycle. During this phase the hormone progesterone plunges which causes the uterus to shed its inner lining of soft tissue and blood vessels which exits the body from the vagina in the form of menstrual fluid, aka. "the period".
During this time our energy levels are at their lowest. It is important to slow down and rest more to be able to renew physically, mentally and emotionally. It is the time to reflect and deeply connect to our inner wisdom.
FOLLICULAR PHASE / WAXING MOON (day 1-13)
This phase also begins on the first day of menstruation, but it lasts until day thirteen of the menstrual cycle. The pituitary gland secretes a hormone that stimulates the egg cells in the ovaries to grow and mature. The hormones estrogen and testosterone start to rise during this phase giving us a boost of energy.
The physical and mental energies of this phase are very dynamic. We feel renewed and more assertive. It's a good time to take action and make things happen.
OVULATORY PHASE / FULL MOON (day 14-21)
On the 14th day of the cycle, the pituitary gland secretes a hormone that causes the ovary to release the matured egg cell which flows into the fallopian tube.
During this phase our sexual energy reaches its peak. We tend to be more loving and caring. We experience strong feelings of compassion and have the need to connect with other people. It is a good time to reach out to people, be sociable and take on creative projects.
LUTEAL (PRE-MENSTRUAL) PHASE / WANING MOON (day 22-28)
This phase begins around the 21st-22nd day and lasts until the end of the cycle. The egg cell released during the ovulation phase stays in the fallopian tube for 24 hours. During this time the lining of the uterus gets thicker to prepare for a possible pregnancy. If a sperm cell does not impregnate the egg cell within that time, the egg cell disintegrates.
This phase is the most dramatic for most women. It's a good time to turn inwards, reflect and let go of what no longer serves us. It's important to slow down and honor the body's need to rest and be nurtured.
The energies of the body ebb and flow throughout a month. Learning to honor our cyclical nature can help us to connect with our feminine power and live up to our full potential.