The 10th emotional period time.
Just wanted to be sad and cry over something stupid and trivial.
I also want to be alone.
Finally I've found something to explain "pms" that I can relate to.
post meditaton-i want to go in the woods, find a dark cave, collect herbs, talk to spirits, ask them to renew my soul, go into a state of intense reflection, and come out when i'm ready.
Menstruation is sacred from a Witch's perspective . . . The voluntary and magickal shedding of blood - the essence of life - without harm or wound.
The ability to honour the Moon each month with this mysterious gift, which is also intimately connected with a woman's ability to create life, is one of the greatest Mysteries and Powers.
The word "menstruation" derives from "moon." It is the sacred expression of the Moon Mother's power to create life.
Menstruation - the Moon Blood - brings many gifts that are maligned in a patriarchal-domination style culture. It is a time when creativity reaches a peak - when women are most open to inspiration from the Goddess. If you ever want a creative flow, the days before and after your Bleed starts are naturally creatively juicy.
Menstruation is also a time of soul-truth, when injuries require action. Nowadays, it's called PMS, or bitchiness. (Oooo, please see Bitch!)
But what's actually going on is that the soul, which has been hurting - and silenced - all month, finally speaks its piece. It attempts to realign you with your heart and your Purpose every month, fine-tuning your life compass. If you listen to what your Moon Bleed is telling you, you will never lose yourself.
(Men, unfortunately, don't get this monthly re-setting of their compass, and do it all in one big blow-out at their mid-life crisis.)
Thanks to persistent brainwashing, though, menstruation has come to be seen as a nuisance, a curse, and a pain - which it certainly is, to the status quo.
Honouring the Bleed and the cycles of the Moon is a cure for any menstrual suffering a woman may experience. What is called PMS or menstrual dysfunction is merely resistance to the Power of menstruation.
Blessings of the Blood: A Book of Menstrual Rituals for Women by Celu Amberston, and The Wise Wound: Myths, Realities, and Meanings of Menstruation by Shuttle and Redgrove, are excellent guides to the forgotten Power of women's sacred blood.
See also Thirteen, and Goddess Symbols - Ocean.http://www.wicca-spirituality.com/wicca-symbol.html