A First Moon Circle is a special occasion where people gather to sit ‘in circle’ to celebrate the very important and powerful rite of passage of a girl’s first period, also known as ‘menarche’ (men-r-key). Before industrialisation, women’s menstrual cycles followed the moon or lunar cycles, and periods were referred to as a woman’s ‘moon time’. A ‘first moon’ indicated the very first period that a girl experienced, symbolising her transition to womanhood.
First Moon Circles offer a very relaxed, really fun and unique yet safe, intimate and inclusive space for parents/carers and daughters/girls to gather together to learn about puberty and periods & to celebrate this upcoming or recent transition from girlhood to womanhood. Sitting in circle provides the perfect atmosphere for creating connection, for honoring and celebrating girls and women, and for handing down menstrual cycle wisdom from one generation to the next.
The knowledge gained during these circles through education, sharing and hands on experience, together with a gift bag packed full of period samples, cycle charts, take home activities for ongoing learning, and a ‘moon’ journal with prompts gives your child the perfect opportunity to feel prepared and confident about their first period, and their journey through puberty. Your child will gain valuable knowledge of the entire menstrual cycle, develop basic body wisdom, become empowered, capable and self-aware, so that they can support themselves physically, emotionally and spiritually as they enter their cycling years and adulthood.
Celebrating in this way has a profound effect on the level of ongoing discussion you can have with your daughter after the circle. Girls leave feeling confident and excited about getting their period, cant wait to take you shopping for products, and start charting and moon or cycle syncing with you. Mums walk away with great tips for managing periods through perimenopause and a deep understanding of their cycle and inner rhythms – often with much head nodding and many ah-haaa moments during the circle and of course many giggles.
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This circle is hosted by Sharon in-person in Australia