A beautiful way to connect and keep track of what is going on for you during each monthly cycle is to create a menstrual wheel. What is a menstrual wheel you might ask? A menstrual wheel is a circular chart, broken into four quadrants that represent the four stages of your cycle. Each stage has an archetypal energy, season and element. I have chosen the archetypes which I connect to the most but you can personalise them according to what you resonate with.
Here we go!
Phase 1 (Day 1-7):
The Menstruation Stage. Yep you’re bleeding!
During this phase it is best to spend some time alone with yourself. Taking it slow, connecting with the body and meditating.
The reason for this is that because when a woman is menstruating she is at her intuitive peak. It is at this phase of the cycle we will receive intuitions and guidance around personal or business growth. It is a time for reflection and paying attention to your dreams. (Sometimes I keep a dream journal for this period of time).
Archetypal Energy: Priestess
Food To Eat: Grounding Foods
Phase 2 (Day7-14):
The Follicular Stage
During this phase your energy is coming back to you. You can start to get creative and research the intuitions that came through during your menstruation. Things are slowly blossoming as you feel fresh, mentally alert and outgoing.
Archetypal Energy: Maiden
Food To Eat: Light Foods
Phase 3 (Day 14-21):
The Ovulation Stage. Look out! Goddess coming through.
During this phase your energy is at its peak and you are on fire! It is a great time for social gatherings, birthing new ideas into the world and attracting a partner. Your energy is magnetic and important conversations may arise at this time.
Archetypal Energy: Erotic Mother
Food To Eat: Grains, Salads & Juice Fasting
Phase 4 (Day 21-28)
The Luteal Stage
During this phase your energy is slowing down, getting ready for menstruation. It is a time for surrendering and releasing in preparation for the beginning of a new cycle. Emotions run high, let them move through you to be released. Sometimes I do a ritual of all the things I am letting go of, simply by writing them down and then burning the paper. It is a great time of the month for bathing and being in water.
Death and Rebirth
Surrender and Release
Archetypal Energy: Wild Woman/Kali
Food To Eat: Watery foods
Okay, so! Now that we have each quadrant explained. Onto the fun part, making the wheel!
What you need:
1 x white board
1 x white board marker
1 x permanent marker
1 x large plate
Place plate on the whiteboard and trace around the outside with permanent marker
Divide circle into quadrants
3. Add all the information you would like to about each quadrant to the chart (see mine bellow)
You’re ready to go! During each phase you can add information, intuitions, notes and ideas.
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