Our lives are deeply and intimately entwined with nature. Even if we are unaware, we are still connected. In fact we are nature, we cannot be anything else.
Ancient civilisations lived by nature, created the first calendars using the solar system and lived by Earths cycles. Nomadic tribes journeyed with the seasons and survived by understanding the cycles of nature. We use nature to know what day it is, when to sleep, when and what what we eat, what we wear and Im going to stop here cos this could go on a bit :)
This weekend the moon is full early on Sunday 22nd (Eastern Australia) and it is in the star sign of Sagittarius which is a great time to expand on what we may have started two weeks ago with the new moon. Moon in Sag, Sun into Gemini, this full moon is about expressing ourselves and our desires, letting go of what we have been keeping inside. I will build a sacred fire, sing or play some music, enjoy a free spirited dance under the moonlight and maybe a goblet of organic red wine. I will honour the completion of the moons cycle from new to full and myself for all I have achieved in this time.
We exist in nature, nature flows in cycles, from the cycles of our Earth, the planets and stars that move around our Sun, to the cycles our own bodies experience. So, my point is, in sync with it or not, nature is such an integral part of us. Personally, Im finding the more I connect with natures cycles, honour them and live my life around them, the happier, healthier and more balanced I become. Most women would already know that our menstrual cycle is perfectly designed to be in sync with the cycle of the Moon. Ive read a few explanations as to why but I like to think that we bleed on the Dark or New Moon because its a good time for inner work and release, letting go of the old to make way for the new. How perfect is it to ovulate around the Full Moon when the sexual energy is high and its light enough for a bit of fun outside in nature :) Howl...
Check this blog for some great info http://www.moonsong.com.au/the-spiritual-practice-of-menstruation/
So however you choose to honour yourself and the cycles that connect us to nature, do it with passion and intent.
Oceans of Love xx