Posts tagged #full moon

Winter Solstice Full Moon Meteor Shower Friday

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Today is a glorious day! A truly spectacular, once-in-a-lifetime kind of day! It is the Winter Solstice, “also known as midwinter, is an astronomical phenomenon marking the day with the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the year. It occurs when one of the Earth's poles has its maximum tilt away from the Sun.” This also means that autumn is over and it is officially winter!

and technically though it doesnt happen until overnight it is also the last Full Moon of 2018 which is also known as the Cold Moon and the Bitter Moon (for once here in Toronto, it is neither cold nor bitter. Go figure! ) Native Americans aptly call it the Long Night Moon.

and there is presently occurring the Ursid meteor shower which, if you have an optimum viewing situation - made a little difficult due to the aforementioned Full Moon and all the light it imparts, you could possibly see a real cosmic show of up to 10 meteors and shooting stars an hour.

and that’s not all - it is also a Friday or as half the internet calls it Friyay!

and in just a few more sleeps it is Christmas so for a lot of people today is the last day of work for 2018. Wow!

That’s a lot of specialness in one day but when you really stop and think about it, even without all the extra astronomical forces occurring, each day has the potential for a lot of special.

According to women far wiser than me, the winter solstice is a natural time of the year to reflect upon how your year went, areas in your life that you are happy about and the ones which need some tender loving care. A few questions I ask are:

- What was your biggest breakthrough this year?

- What was your biggest setback this year?

- Name a wise decision you made this year?

- What are you most proud of doing this year?

- How do you feel you became more of your authentic self in the past 12 months?

An end of year assessment can help recenter and repurpose the coming new year and renew you with resolve and encouragement to face your challenges with conviction and courage. Just by taking the time to reflect with consideration is doing yourself a wonderful kindness with far reaching benefits. Taking inventory of our habits and relationships and how they serve us, or how they don’t, gives us the wisdom to proceed with a sense of sangfroid laced with steadfastness.

I don’t know about you but I am going to try better than usual to make today extraordinary, not just for myself but for those I am lucky enough to share today with.

Happy #wintersolsticefullmoonmeteorshowerfriyay and most of all

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I wish you all a healthy, happy and safe holiday season spent with people who make you laugh.

xo

Alison

Posted on December 21, 2018 .

The Power of Moonlight and a Free Blood & Moon Chart

Understanding the correlation between her menstrual cycle and the cycle and phases of the moon can be highly beneficial to a woman. 

Do you know during which moon phase you are most likely to get your period? If not, don't worry, it's easy to figure out with a little patience, determination and focus....like most things in life. The reward will be huge though, as then you can easily determine what phase of your cycle you are on based on the moon phase (providing that you are a regular sort...like the moon itself).

Traditionally, before the modern world encroached with all its light pollution, women were known to have their periods during the new moon and to ovulate during the full moon. This makes a lot of sense when you think about it. Ovulation is the ideal time to fraternize with the opposite sex and procreate and the light of the moon would have assisted this in ancient times. Even now, the largest percentage of women menstruate during the new moon. 

I have made a moon and cycle chart for you to follow.  Simply fill out this short form and click submit and the download will be made available (all information is private and confidential and will be treated as such and will never be shared or sold).

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If you would like to regulate your cycle using moonlight the solution is a relatively easy one. Simply sleep in a dark room for most of the month but when the moon is full and at its brightest, open the curtains and bask in the moonlight as you sleep. Ideally, your window will be in such a location that the moon itself is visible for most of the evening. 

If anybody tries this, please leave a comment below and let me know how it worked for you, or, alternatively, send an email to me at Alison@feby.com. 



Posted on November 20, 2015 .

Snow Moon Fever

Tonight's full moon is known by many Native American people as the Snow Moon. The reason is as simple as the fact that February is generally the month that has the most snowfall. (Judging by where I live in Toronto it is very aptly named. Yesterday was a rare snow day as over 8 inches of the white stuff fell nonstop in a 24-hour period.) 

Many tribal cultures hold the moon and its cycles in extremely high regard, going so far as to time social rituals to align themselves with phases of the moon. The Temne people in Sierra Leone, currently 35% of the population and the largest ethnic group in the country, time their coming out ceremony for girls with the full moon. They believe 

“The moon is considered female, the wife of the sun.”

Here are the names of all the full moons in 2015:

January - Wolf Moon

February - Snow Moon

March - Worm Moon

April - Pink Moon

May - Flower Moon

June - Strawberry Moon

July - Buck Moon

August - Red Moon

September - Harvest Moon

October - Hunter's Moon

November - Beaver Moon

December - Cold Moon

Have you given much thought to your menstrual cycle in relation to the cycle of the moon? Did you know that Darwin theorized that menstruation was directly related to the action of the moon on the tides? 

Are you in tune with the synchronicity between your body and the lunar cycle? Do you have a 28 day cycle or thereabouts?  If so, you really should make a mental notation of the phase of the moon on the day you get your period. After that it is easy to track your changing cycle with the changing moon. Being in tune with this is empowering and can help your days and months accordingly.  Did you know that just as people read their astrological horoscope, you can also read you "Hormone Horoscope" based on where you are in your cycle. You really should check it out. 

Follow the synchronicity between the phases of the moon and the phases of your cycle. This calendar and your Feby bracelet make a perfect team! Know what to expect when you're NOT expecting!

Follow the synchronicity between the phases of the moon and the phases of your cycle. This calendar and your Feby bracelet make a perfect team! Know what to expect when you're NOT expecting!


Posted on February 3, 2015 .