As our African Ancestors and science taught us, the the Moon not only governs the tides of the sea, but it also governs the "tides" of the womb. The menstrual cycle coincides with the 28-day cycle of the Moon.
Before meeting my husband and becoming pregnant, I had a chance to study "The Sacred Women" by Queen Afua. This book taught me how to align my menstrual cycle with the Moon cycle through diet, meditation and healthy relationships related to the womb such as mother and sisterhood.
Before I implemented a healthier lifestyle, I was diagnosed with a cyst on my left ovary. This threatened my fertility. I was able to heal and melt away the cyst naturally.
When I became pregnant, Full Moon and New Moon rituals helped me to balance my new emotions and practice my birthing affirmations.
Here is an overview of a New Moon mindset that can help foster feminine healing and balance in your life:
1. Clearing out, Cleaning Up and Creating New. Claiming it.
Allow all the old ways to weed themselves out. Begin to feel resolved to no longer interact or engage with ways that have become outdated or no longer serve you. You are claiming the power to create What is true for you, authentically, in your real way matches the reality that you want to live. You are creating a new cycle for yourself. Be unapologetic in claiming it.
2. Bringing Inspired Dreams to Life
Open yourself wider to your worthiness that is ready to claim and bring your inspired dreams to life. You are in a new time of honoring true self-love. Let the new beginnings reflect your new sense of direction. Your true heart-felt dreams of intention manifest during this new moon.
3. Let Your Freedom Be Defined
Rather than feeling as if you have been denied some important area of your life, you are now ready to claim new freedoms defined for yourself. Some areas that have been bothersome for some time are fading away as you are moving into a new refined sense of freedom.
A whole new phase of your life is opening up. A whole new approach and way in which you express your life blossoms with forward meaningful momentum. Let this freedom flow from the foundation of your soul-inspired intentions. You will be supported and protected with aligning powers of what is true for you.
Written by: Agnes Nkhata
Do you incorporate any aspect of Moon energy in your everyday feminine wellness?
DJ Queen Agnes is a renowned DJ, philanthropist, investor and entrepreneur. She is a newly wed, and at the time of writing this advice piece, she is pregnant with her first son. She is a third generation director of the Timalechi Nursery School, which is based in her native Embagweni, Malawi in East Africa.