~~~ working with the Moon for my menstruation, uterine and vulva care is a listening i'm seeking to practice more deeply. 🌿
~~~ i truly believe that allowing the Moon to guide my self-treatments can carry my medicine thru ritual and communion with Them that can guide, and make more effective, my body's renewal. 🌿
~~~ as i'm navigating 'embodiment,' i aim for a deeper dance within my body. i aim to walk it like i talk it. i aim to better support my body as i support folx who are navigating theirs. 🌿
~~~ i am currently synched with the full cycle of the Moon, beginning to release my cycle as the Moon releases Theirs. at my fullness, i can conjure and create, but with each month, i will encounter stories, emotions, vibrations that i will take on, that are unhealthy to carry; not mine to own. so the Moon and i, we wane together - releasing that which no longer serves. 🌿
~~~ my blood carries its own teachings; smell, texture, colour, amount - these are all ways my body communicates what's leaving me. i aim to listen. 🌿
~~~ my moontime care:
tea or tincture, twice daily, beginning one week before anticipated flow and until the first day.
to help the endometrial lining release and reduce pain: dong quai or cerasee or blue/black cohosh.
to help balance hormones that create pms: chaste berry, dong quai 🌿
~~~ tea or tincture, twice daily, beginning the first day of flow and until the last.
to encourage healthy tissue growth: red raspberry leaf, burdock
~~~ i will also give myself uterine massage (counter-clockwise and with gentle, but firm pressure) every day starting from my first day of bleeding until 1 day after my last bleed of the month. this can help encourage my body's release work. applying hot compress before and after is epic for reducing inflammation of my uterus. 🌿
~~~ on that day after my last bleed of the month, i will steam or soak my vulva with a blend of marshmallow, yarrow, rosemary, uva ursi, calendula & chamomile. just flash boiling the herbs in a pot and then allowing them to steep, covered, for 30 mins, then pouring the whole, hot concoction into a bowl and squatting over for 20 mins, or in a bath to soak in for 20 mins. 🌿