MY MOON : a flow chart for those who menstruate

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MY MOON : a flow chart for those who menstruate

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suggestions for use: hang in a place that you see every day such as a mirror, bedroom, or across from your toilet! Using the included red pencil, color in the days of your flow. I like to use a darker shade for heavy days, and a fainter one for light days.

product + shipping details: printed on 8.5 x 11 card-stock paper (note: the true color which is hard to capture in a photo is a lovely brown paperboard/cardboard color) -- each calendar has individually hand-watercolored moons -- calendar comes with one red pencil -- shipping included in price (international orders not currently possible)

inspiration: the "My Moon" flowchart was created out of my personal desire to have a simple, visual way to chart my menstrual cycle alongside the major phases of the moon. I've drawn inspiration from many herbalists, artists, apps, books, tide charts, and moon calendars.

why include the moons? The words moon, menses, and month derive from the same etymological root, and traditional cultures from around the world have linked menstruation and phases of the moon for centuries. Even in Western culture, folks will note (about themselves--or others!) that around a full moon we become restless, sleep poorly, or act "loony." I've found through this calendar that my cycles do tend to come around major moon phases. I've also noticed that being more aware of the cycles of nature (moon phases, seasons, tides, etc.) helps me pay closer attention to our human rhythms, which in turn inspires me to respect and nourish and care for them more deeply.

other thoughts: I hang my flow chart in the bathroom where it can be viewed by all members of and visitors to my home, in the hopes that it brings a [still] culturally shamed yet fundamental part of life for all humans on the planet a little more into the light of acceptance, and encourages more understanding & compassion for those who menstruate.

note: this calendar is not specific to 2017; the watercolored full- and new-moons will be "made to order" based on the date of purchase. i.e., if ordered in march of 2017, the january and february moons will be from their phases in 2018.

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I hope this calendar brings you & others more awareness around your cycles and inspires you to care more deeply for yourself and all that surrounds you.

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