White Moon Cycle
The White Moon Cycle is the most common cycle to sync up with. This cycle means that you menstruate on the new moon and ovulate on the full moon. When you are in alignment you are in balance with the Earth and Moon’s divine sync. When the moon is dark, you go within and bleed, then when the moon is full and bright, you are at your lightest and brightest. Just like the earth, you are in the cycle of Fertility. If you bleed during a dark to new moon, you're being called inwards. To nourish yourself, tend to your needs, and immerse yourself in some serious self-care practices. Your dream time will be potent so be sure to make notes in your journal because when you bleed during this phase of the moon, you have one foot in this world and one foot in the spiritual world. The cosmic womb. You have access to all that's been and all that's to come. It's a good time to be still, to be in silence, to come into your crone/wise woman power, and let your wise self be your guide trying to be in action will be tricky when you’re bleeding in this phase. That’s because you’re not meant to. You’re meant to be resting.
The Red Moon Cycle
The Red Moon Cycle is the second most common cycle. This cycle means that you menstruate with the full moon and ovulate on the new moon. Women in alignment with this cycle are often the healers, (em)power-players, wisdom-holders, and magic makers. Back in the day, women with this cycle were seen as the “evil” or witches. Because this coming from the fear of people who do not go with the flow/normal way of doing things. This cycle is often held by women who are here to help others, so when most people are in their darkness on the new moon, red cycle women are at their brightest, and when the other women (white cycle) are at their brightest, then the red cycle women go in and heal and rest. Bleeding at the full moon is a call for you to combine the vitality, fullness, and potent power of the full moon with the let-go of your own menstruation blood to manifest and bring something creative into being. To create outwardly, for the collective, for the world. It will be NO surprise that right now, MANY women will be bleeding with the full moon because they're being called to act and create in response to political situations. (The work here is not to fight, but to turn rage and anger into a creative force for good.)
Pink Moon Cycle
The Pink Moon Cycle, although not as common as white or red, is just as powerful. This cycle means that you menstruate with the waxing moon and ovulate with the waning one. The waxing moon occurs after a new moon and is when the moon is building and illuminating to a full moon. So just like the waxing moon, if you are aligned with the pink moon cycle, you are most likely in a transitional stage of your life. A waxing moon is coming away from the new moon stage of inner reflection, darkness, and rest and is heading towards the full moon stage, of light and strength. This could mean that if you are in alignment with the pink moon cycle, you are coming out of a stage of darkness and rest in your life. You're being called to use your menstruation phase to explore and make new discoveries. To take risks and get curious about new possibilities. Read books that hold teachings you've been meaning to read but haven't got round to, or listen to podcasts by women you admire and who inspire you. This is a time to grow and play and have new experiences. Taste different food, take a left when you'd normally go right.
Purple Moon Cycle
The Purple Moon Cycle, just like the pink cycle, is not as common, but still just as powerful. This cycle means that you menstruate on the waning moon and ovulate on the waxing moon. The waning moon occurs after a full moon and is when the moon is retreating and darkening to a new moon. Just like the waning moon, if you are aligned with the purple moon cycle, you are most likely in a transitional stage of your life. A waning moon is coming away from the full moon stage of fullness and strength and is heading towards the new moon stage of inner reflection, darkness, and rest. This could mean that if you are in alignment with the purple moon cycle, you are going into a stage of quietness, darkness, and rest in your life. This could mean that you are in a stage of seeing into the *dark aspects of you and your life. This does not mean evil. This just means the shadow self. This is a time to see what is no longer serving you and to take the time to go into your cocoon, to transform and emerge into the beautiful butterfly. You're being called to tend to whatever came to fruition for you around the time of the full moon and cultivate it, edit it, get really clear on it. Use the information that you're open to receiving during your bleed time (if you didn't know already, your divination when you bleed) to help you get the details, to clarify, and to really stabilize and solidify ideas or situations, and to verify the knowledge that will help to develop plans and projects as you continue to move through your cycle.