“Traditionally, the Moontime is the sacred time of a woman when she is honored as a Mother of the Creative Force. During this time she is allowed to release the old energy her body has carried and prepare for reconnection to the Earth Mother’s fertility that she will carry in the next Moon or month. Our Ancestors understood the importance of allowing each woman to have her Sacred Space during this time of reconnection, because women were the carriers of abundance and fertility…” - Jamie Sams
The female cycle is intimately connected to the moon cycle. Just like the moon & the sun, our physical & energetic bodies cycle monthly & yearly. The moon has particular influence over our monthly cycles and those cycles then impact and shift the energy of women around us. We truly are all connected. Moontime used to be a time when women would gather and nurture one another sharing wisdom, support, and honor for their bodies. In our modern society, many of us women are completely disconnected from our cycles. More common than not, our bodies have been influenced or altered by birth control, we are unaware of the phases of our cycle, our own fertility, and we often see “that time of the month” as the repetitively horrible, embarrassing, and annoying times in our lives.
There is no doubt that birth control was revolutionary for women. Many of the sisters who came before us fought with everything they had so that we had the choice to work and conceive, if and when we wanted. In modern day, electricity and artificial light (at all times of the day), lack of women’s circles and wisdom from our elders have all contributed to a loss of the natural connection between ourselves, our bodies, and the moon.
In the workshop I am leading on March 3rd, Moon Medicine: Hormones & Cycles, we will explore the medicine of the moon. We will learn how to naturally sync our cycles to the moon and how to use seed cycling and nourishing herbs to help guide your body back into its natural rhythm. We will learn how to listen to our bodies and pay attention to what needs to be healed, as well as learn natural remedies for common menstrual ailments.
This is also a time to honor the cycles of a woman’s life, from the beginning of womanhood to the transition and birth of a new self in peri-menopause and menopause. We will highlight the joys and struggles and the meanings behind the presence or absence of our Moontime at the different phases of life. This connection is what we are meant to share in as women, it’s the TRIBE that heals…this is Tribe Medicine.
If you feel called to work with me one-on-one I am accepting new patients on Mondays, Fridays, and Sundays at my office at Trilogy Sanctuary in La Jolla. If you resonate with Moon Medicine, I look forward to seeing you on Saturday, March 3rd! Sign up at the link below!
Dr. Leah Gordon
Naturopathic Doctor at Tribe Medicine