Here is a radical idea.
How different would your life be if at the beginning of your monthly cycle or at the new moon, you took some time to stop?
To acknowledge that a new cycle is beginning.
To set intentions.
Is it possible to plan for this?
To cook some meals before hand?
To get your partner and older children to take care of the household tasks for three days?
Ok, start with one day.
Or even half a day.
Just start with the intention.
How different would your life be if you spent some time nurturing yourself?
Sitting in nature.
Having a special bath.
Having a special massage.
How about spending an evening with some special girlfriends to honour the one thing that unites all of you - your sacred feminine.
The moon has a natural cycle.
The new moon - the dark moon is the time for new beginnings. It is the time when we go into our own darkness.
It is the time when all our dark issues come up.
It is the time to go inwards.
Reflect and plan for the up coming cycle.
The moon then grows and grows.
Until it becomes the beautiful full moon.
That is the expansive time.
The time for growth and activity.
Until it wanes again to it's darkness.
How different would your life be if you just honoured this natural cycle?
Next Sunday is the new moon in Leo.
How about planning just one thing to honour that?
Tanishka has a wonderful website that gives a lot of information about new moon rituals, such as Red Tents and Moon Lodges.
Mystic mamma has some wonderful posts on new moon gatherings.
Here is a great idea to plan with your girlfriends.
I am busy cooking up some meals to freeze.
Blessings to you.