A continuation of my previous article on the White Moon vs. Red Moon Cycle. If you missed it, read here to learn about the moon and what it means when we bleed with the Full or New Moon. In this article, however, we will focus on the two least spoken phases of the moon: the Waxing and Waning Moon phases.
Every phase contains its own beauty and essence. Although we hype up the New and Full Moon, in reality, the Waxing and Waning Moon phases are two weeks each. And not only a night like the New and Full Moon.
The longer phases are here to build up energy and wind it back down. The Moon shows us a new face every night, while she continues her journey to wax and wane. The ebb and flow of the moon cycle shows us that life is a continuous transformation.
Symbolism of the Waxing Moon and Waning Moon
The Waxing Moon represents growth and expansion. It is the phase of the moon when it is growing in light and intensity. This phase is connected to our pre-ovulatory phase or follicular phase.
The Waning Moon represents a dip in energy. Overall, it is known for a phase to release, detox and regenerate. It is when the moon is apparently decreasing in size and light. This phase is also connected to the luteal or premenstrual phase.
Pink Moon Cycle
The Pink Moon Cycle represents our inner Maiden. She is playful in nature and curious, symbolizing the season of spring.
When you are on the Pink Moon Cycle, you bleed during the Waxing Moon phase. When the Moon is increasing in light heading towards the illumination of the Full Moon. This also means that you ovulate around the darkness of the Waning Moon.
As a Pink Moon Woman, you might be experiencing expansion on a spiritual, emotional or mental level. You are growing and expanding in a new direction. You are ready to take on the world with your curious and open nature. Perhaps you are in the midst of exploring who you are and what you are truly interested in.
Purple Moon Cycle
The Purple Moon Cycle represents our inner Wild Woman. She is fierce, unpredictable in nature, and speaks her truth boldly, symbolizing the season of fall.
When you are on the Purple Moon Cycle you bleed during the Waning Moon phase. When the Moon is decreasing in light heading towards the complete darkness of the New Moon. This also means that you ovulate around the Waxing Moon.
As a Purple Moon Woman, you might be experiencing on some level a need for self-reflection and secluded time for yourself. You might not be in a place where you are ready to come out and show yourself, but are still gathering some inner insights on which direction you want to go. Shedding past thoughts or limitations is what the Purple Moon Woman is doing during this phase in her life.
After receiving feedback from some of you, apparently I am not the only one, who experienced a shift in their menstrual cycle, lining up with another moon phase. It is beautiful to hear the connection you feel to the moon knowing that I am not alone.
This might sound all a little too out there for some, but its all about self-observation and awareness. Our menstrual cycle can be a journey into self-discovery if we explore it. Continue to track your cycle, be curious to what moon phase you are bleeding with and maybe even explore the astrological sign the moon is in.
Stay open. Be curious and never stop exploring the potential of nature. Blessings,
About the Writer
Lover of all things cycles: moon, menstrual, astrology, ritual. Anything cyclical that allows ourselves to flow at our own pace and time is medicine to me.
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