Why use a period tracker? It’s the easiest way to keep track of when your period is on the way, your symptoms and how long your cycle lasts. Understanding how regular you are or what symptoms your body is experiencing every month can give you information on your overall health and what your body might need more or less of. It’s also helpful to know where your body is at so you can be prepared to be extra kind to yourself. Check out these apps available on iOS and Android that help you keep track of your period and more!
The colour of your period blood varies depending on the length and flow, so you may see pink, brown or even black period blood – not always bright crimson like you may expect. Let’s break down the different shades of period blood that you may experience during your cycle and find out what it all means.
Essentially, just as there are four phases of a menstrual cycle (you can read about those phases in detail here!), there are four Lunar Phases that correlate with each of the phases of our cycle. As we see the moon change in form, menstruators experience the push and pull of changing hormones. The notion is to align your menstrual phases with the harmonising lunar phases.