Are we missing a monthly commencement every time the moon makes her dance pass with the sun?
Have we become human doings
forgetting to be human beings
in need of cyclical monthly renewal?
Cycles are alternating states of energetic expansion and contraction. Before the cycle's expansion state reccurs, a natural pause offers the opportunity to renew.
Three ways to reconnect with cyclical time:
1) We know the changing characteristics of the four seasons created by the solar cycle (the sun's cross-quarter phases). Why not know (and apply) the seasonal characteristics of the moon's cross-quarter phases each month?
2) We know our solar returns (how old we are in years as measured by the number of times the earth has revolved around the sun). Why not recognize our lunar returns and know how old we are monthmatically? Why not look at our life in a larger cyclical context? And why not use our natal lunar phase energy? It is only to our advantage to know and express it.
3) We know when the sun rises and sets. Why not be aware when the moon rises and sets day and night throughout its lunation?
In 1963, Betty Friedan, my Smith College alumna, called out "the problem that has no name." The Feminine Mystique changed the lives of many American women by bringing their restlessness to public attention. More than 50 years later, many women are successful world leaders. Yet, many emerging mindful women leaders insist that something is missing in the big picture despite their success. They are trying to fill a void that "has no name."
"Women are struggling to prove themselves" and "seek an environment that allows us to flex our intuition," says Chantel Pierrat, who is exploring a feminine paradigm for business.
"You are overwhelmed, so busy exhausted, stressed out? You are also successful by our cultural standard," begins Terri Cole in her introductory video.
Cultivating monthly cyclical renewal emphasizes cycle logical awareness and Monthmatics establishes a femcentric perspective - existence defined through cycle logical nature, which women embody through their fertility cycle.
Creative intuition is self-empowering. Monthmatics measures how much and also:
I originally created Monthmatics for Mindful Menstruators. In my qualitative study, mindful menstruators increased their intuition, improved their life, and supported their career goals. The system can be implemented by non-menstruating women and men as well.
Solar logic is conscious to us and feels like second nature. We know the seasons, the sunrise and sunset, high noon and midnight.
Lunar logic is unconscious, and Monday, the day of the week almost everybody dreads, is named after the moon. Attending to lunar logic feels like learning a foreign language: what's a moon phase? what are phasal energies? What time does the moon rise? set? appear tonight? appear tomorrow? where are we in the lunation? when will the moon be full again? when is it time for us to cyclically renew?
It's possible that "the further you look into your past, the further you can look into your future." Your natal horoscope reveals how you are inclined to express your cycle logic power.