For Beyond 50's "Natural Healing" talk, listen to an interview with Suzanne McQueen. She'll talk about the association between feminine wisdom, associating the woman's monthly reproductive cycle with the four seasons that is a blueprint for living at one's peak and maximizing every day. By tapping into this primordial compass and forgotten ancient wisdom, each woman, whether cycling or not, is given the power to find "home" in her rhythmic essence, navigating her physical energy, well-rounded viewpoint, and sexuality by taking charge of her survival as well as advantage of optimal times to connect, create, exercise, seduce, rest, lead, and observe. The several cycles include Sex Cycle, Physical Energy Cycle, Communication Cycle, Mental Rejuvenation Cycle and Beauty Cycle. Like the Universe, the human body is one big mathematical equation, with smaller rhythms mimicking bigger forces in Nature.
*Week 1: Fall (Known as The Period or Menstruation)
Central Theme - Letting go and reserved self-indulgence.
Hormonal Activity - Low progesterone, low estrogen, bleeding
Outward Appearance/Behavior - Reserved, introverted
Overall Outlook - Tends to be humbled with a sense of resignation
Archetypes - Queen, Visionary, Artist
Suggestions for Him - Take over the bulk of home duties (happily)
*Week 2: Winter (Known as The Venus Week)
Central Theme - Building energy, relationships, projects and sexuality
Hormonal Activity - Estrogen building, eggs maturing, uterine walls thickening
Outward Appearance/Behavior - Glowing, powerful, beautiful, sparkling
Overall Outlook - Tends to be extremely positive
Archetypes - Builder, Fun Date, Lover
Suggestions for Him - The courting ritual needs to happen every at this time; get into it!
*Week 3: Spring (Known as Ovulation) Hormonal Activity - Egg is released from the ovary into the fallopian tube for fertilization.
Central Theme - Putting your full self of light and love out for all to benefit.
Outward Appearance/Behavior - Hot, powerful, erotic, mesmerizing, colorful.
Overall Outlook - Could be positive or negative.
Archetypes - Goddess (sexually and spiritually), Wise Woman, World Leader.
Suggestions for Him - Get primal, be her animal, adore and revere her, howl at the Moon, satisfy your hunger (birth control is a must), let her see your devotion to her alone.
*Week 4: Summer (Known as PMS and "The Fire Walk")
Central Theme - Emoting
Hormonal Activity - Estrogen low, progesterone high and then tanks if no pregnancy occurs; testosterone moderate and fluctuating
Outward Appearance/Behavior - Annoyed/impatient
Overall Outlook - Tends to be negative - the things that don't work in your life are surfacing
Archetypes - Athlete, Fire Walker, Monk
Suggestions for Him - Stay home but do your own thing; stick with routine home chores or projects