Blood, Stones and Full Moons……Newsletter

Rachael CrowNewsletters, online teachings, products, Workshops

Hey there,
Well we got therough the full moon…it was a bit of a powerful shift!! A few of us local women visted a sacred site and offered our waters and blood to the river with prayers and intention and sat with the stones, singing, making prayers for our Earth Mother, calling in the Full Moon energy for wisdom and healing. We all had quite interesting insights into what these stones may have been used for in times past. I do urge you to try something similar, make a full moon ceremony of your own, make it fit wih your life, connect to the moon and the earth in a way that feels authentic to you. Keep an eye on my blog as I’ll be posting some ideas in the coming weeks!

Products-
New in….Moon Charts…The Blue & Silver ones and the lovely Gwen Davies ones… (and I’ve still got Earth Pathways Diaries and Calendars!)

I’ve still been re-jigging the shop to make finding the perfect pad set easier for you… single pads here, lucky dip pads, starter sets and sets that include sponges and cups…!!

On My Blog

Why should I connect to my cycle? Our menstrual cycle is one of the vital signs of health in our bodies. Our menstrual cycle is the way our body speaks to us. Is the language of our female anatomy. Can you listen to it? What is it saying? Watch my video here.

Events

Last chance to book on our Mother and Daughter day, we have 1 place left, this is the last circle I’ll hold for a while as I’m refocussing on my health- Mid Girl and First blood workshop aimed at mothers with daughters 9 upwards, 19th Oct, suggested donation £30. Join us as we explore and honour our daughters rite of passage. Learn about embracing our moontime, share stories and celebrate together! Collectively we will discover what has affected our attitudes towards our moontime and our bodies and we will remember and recreate our own menarche celebration. The day will include a menarche bundle ceremony and holding the sacredness of becoming a woman and a woman unique cyclic nature.

Drum Making day, Nov 16th, book by Oct 20th, Spend a day at in the Red Tent Yurt creating and birthing a drum, tuning in with the natural materials, giving thanks and prayers as you use your hands, putting your love, energy and intent into this medicine tool to create a truly special drum for yourself!

Deepening Woman on line mentoring teachings, open 31st Oct, Eartha and I are releasing our Deepening Woman mentoring training, read more here. Combining womens rites of passages with deep shamanic practices. Deepening Woman Teachings will guide women though the Nine Passages /Life Spiral of womanhood, as well as including menstrual recapitulation, rites of passage ceremonies, shamanic journeys, meditation, Red Tent and Moon Lodge wisdom, journaling, circling, chanting, crafting, touching nature and connecting with our ancestors…On this journey you will deepen your connection with your authentic self, your cyclical nature and its relation to the seasons and the age old knowledge of our ancient mothers; remembering techniques that increase our natural women’s intuition and connect to our Medicine Woman Self. Starts 31st Oct, registration closes 7th Nov. These teachings are for ALL women, it will benefit mothers, menopausal women, and women holding circles and working with youth, as the purpose of the teachings are to bring you to your own authenticity so you can live from that place as a strong medicine woman! FFI see www.rachaelcrow.co.uk

My latest On Line Teaching- Love Your Period-Let’s dive into our womb space and work on what’s blocking us from loving our periods. doors are open! Our wombs are not our enemy, although if you suffer from pain, pms, migraines, back ache, cramps, flooding… it feels like it! Come and Join the circle! Join the movement of Empowered women, living the power of their cycles! Cost- sliding scale, pay what you can afford £25-55.

 

Don’t forget, I’m available to create bespoke 1-1 or group workshops for you, including Honouring the Womb Drum Making, Reiki, womb healing, closing the bones,massage, reiki….dream up your perfect Red Tent Healing day and let me help make it possible! Contact me on the email below.

To book any workshops or for more info email info@rachaelcrow.co.uk

www.moontimes.co.uk

P.S. If you find this newsletter useful, why not share it and forward it to a friend.
P.P.S. If you are on Facebook join our Ask Aunt Flo group, for peer support on all things cloth pads, cups and sponges as well as plenty of women’s wisdom, lady love and frank discussions – come over and join the conversation!

From my Heart and Womb….Newsletter

Rachael CrowMusings

Hello Dearests,
It’s been a busy month here at Moon Times HQ! Finally I’m feeling in the swing of school routines, finding my “me time” between work and school runs, next thing we know it will be half term!

Coming up to the dark moon I experienced a powerful download of info about the importance of our heart-womb connection, which i channelled as automatic writing, I’ve recorded this channelling for you and the powerful healing meditation.

Over the weekend I welcomed women into the Love Your Period Facebook group, and launched the course on Monday- co-inciding with day 1 of my cycle- oh how my womb loves to join in! The doors are open, join any time. I’m also happy to offer dicounts to under 25’s who may benefit from these teachings.

Products-
I’ve been re-jigging my webshop, separating out some of the products- so here you can find the goddess sets, here’s single patterned pads (including red and black ones), organic and incontinence are here…

 

and Diva Cups are on Sale!!

Plus my new Heart Womb meditation, this is a download of an intuitive channelling I received in meditation when I was sitting with the despair of whats happening on our planet right now, the climate issues, the politics, it can all feel too much, but as light workers we are sensing a change, the energy of the earth is speeding up as we head towards the 5th dimension. This channelling is a healing, a preparation for the changing, a soul-ution to the disharmony on the planet.

On My Blog

Who Holds the Woman Who Holds the Women? “I’ve had a tough week. Premenstrual, which in perimenopause means a ramping up of all the ‘manifestations’ – migraines, insomnia, hot flushes, night sweats, and dark, dark moods. My body is calling me to stop, to rest, to have peace and quiet, to go within. How do I let go of it all? Who can hold me so I can let go?”

 

Events

Last chance to book on our Mother and Daughter days- Mid Girl and First blood, these are 2 workshops aimed at mothers with daughters 9-12, 12-16 respectively, 19th & 20th Oct, £30. Join Eartha and I with your girls for these celebration days at the Red Tent yurt. (Limited Places, book early!)
Mid Girl– Holding our Daughters as they step though this threshold is vital, their hormones are rising, their bodies changing, it can all feel overwhelming!
As mothers ourselves, we will guide you though a day of honouring your girls with drumming, singing, crafts and ritual. Mothers will have time to circle and hold their inner mid girls. We will gather as a ‘village’ and witness our girls stepping over the Threshold of Mid Girl.
First Blood- Join us as we explore and honour our daughters rite of passage. Learn about embracing our moontime, share stories and celebrate together! Collectively we will discover what has affected our attitudes towards our moontime and our bodies and we will remember and recreate our own menarche celebration. The day will include a menarche bundle ceremony and holding the sacredness of becoming a woman and a woman unique cyclic nature.

Book by Nov 11th, First Blood Catch up ceremony in Bristol with myself and Melanie Swan, November 24th, 10 am – 4:30 pm at the Bristol Goddess Temple. Reclaim Your Maiden, Recalibrate Your Menstrual Cycle. This powerful Rite of Passage will take you back to your first period to connect with and heal your maiden self, which in turn will recalibrate your menstrual cycle. Our first period sets the tone for our relationship with our cycle! Cost- £90, click though to book. I’m so excited Melanie is bringing her work to the UK and to be working together will be powerful!

My latest On Line Teaching- Love Your Period-Let’s dive into our womb space and work on what’s blocking us from loving our periods. doors are open! Our wombs are not our enemy, although if you suffer from pain, pms, migraines, back ache, cramps, flooding… it feels like it! Come and Join the circle! Join the movement of Empowered women, living the power of their cycles! Cost- sliding scale, pay what you can afford £25-55.

Deepening Woman on line mentoring teachings, open 31st Oct, Eartha and I are releasing our Deepening Woman mentoring training, read more here. Combining womens rites of passages with deep shamanic practices. Deepening Woman Teachings will guide women though the Nine Passages /Life Spiral of womanhood, as well as including menstrual recapitulation, rites of passage ceremonies, shamanic journeys, meditation, Red Tent and Moon Lodge wisdom, journaling, circling, chanting, crafting, touching nature and connecting with our ancestors…On this journey you will deepen your connection with your authentic self, your cyclical nature and its relation to the seasons and the age old knowledge of our ancient mothers; remembering techniques that increase our natural women’s intuition and connect to our Medicine Woman Self. Starts 31st Oct, registration closes 7th Nov. These teachings are for ALL women, it will benefit mothers, menopausal women, and women holding circles and working with youth, as the purpose of the teachings are to bring you to your own authenticity so you can live from that place as a strong medicine woman! FFI see www.rachaelcrow.co.uk

Don’t forget, I’m available to create bespoke 1-1 or group workshops for you, including Honouring the Womb Drum Making, Reiki, womb healing, closing the bones,massage, reiki….dream up your perfect Red Tent Healing day and let me help make it possible! Contact me on the email below.

 

To book any workshops or for more info email info@rachaelcrow.co.uk

www.moontimes.co.uk

P.S. If you find this newsletter useful, why not share it and forward it to a friend.
P.P.S. If you are on Facebook join our Ask Aunt Flo group, for peer support on all things cloth pads, cups and sponges as well as plenty of women’s wisdom, lady love and frank discussions – come over and join the conversation!

Who Holds the Woman Who Holds The Women?

Rachael CrowMenopause, Musings, online teachings

I’ve had a tough week. Premenstrual, which in perimenopause means a ramping up of all the ‘manifestations’ – migraines, insomnia, hot flushes, night sweats, and dark, dark moods.

My body is calling me to stop, to rest, to have peace and quiet, to go within. How do I let go of it all? Who can hold me so I can let go?

My cycle planner went out of the window when my cycle stretched to be longer this month…when the plan was meant to be I’d have finished my bleed by the time my kids dad went away for 6 days- except it hadn’t even come, and then it came in the middle, and I was at the end of my tether and I was on empty.
Nothing left to give….
Except as a mother of 2, I have to keep giving, keep making the packed lunches, keep the cupboards stocked, keep reading stories, playing card games, cooking dinners, providing healthy snacks (my goddess, they never stop eating!!)….keep going, keep going, keep going.

I don’t want to. I want to hand over responsibility. Who can I give it to?

Who holds the woman who holds the women?

The reality is we are all stretched to our limits, we are all doing too much, grandparents are having to work as our society gives them such little financial reward, all my friends are mothers who are exhausted mothering and working….the aunties are working, or mothering or in perimenopause…

I don’t have the answers, other than come back to the self, the self sufficiency us women are so good at.

Come back to our wombs, meditate, connect to Source, journal it out, have a foot bath, a bath with candles, give yourself a break from cooking and buy in some ready meals (I like All Plants!).

Really look at what nourishes us…in perimenopause we will no longer put up with the stuff that no longer feeds our souls. And while mothering is a very worthwhile cause…after 30 years of it I’m tired. It no longer nourishes me, at this point in my cycle, in my life, it drains me. In two weeks time, I may feel different- but who knows if i’ll even ovulate this month, I may just flatline the whole way. This darkness may linger a while.

My work nourishes me, being with women and hearing their healing stories nourishes me, being with women in perimenopause, who feel like me, feeds my soul- “yes, I feel like that too!”
Make more time for friends, for walks, for cups of nettle tea from a flask by the beach.

Back to acceptance, make some changes, slight adjustments, tomorrow is another day…

(C) Rachael Crow 2019

To work deeper with me, see my Broken Basket Woman Online Teachings

Earth Prayers……Newsletter

Rachael CrowMusings

Hello Sisters,
I am just landing after the most amazing trip to the isle fo Lewis, perhaps you saw my posts on Facebook and Instagram?

Women from the Celtic lands and women from the USA gathered in circle, to tune into the Stones and create a full moon prayer ceremony for the Earth. The time has come for us all to stand in these sacred places regularly, to use them as places of amplification for humanity and our planet. The stones are calling us to wake up.
Dance, drum, sing and pray with the stones, the trees and the Earth, pour your sacred moon blood with prayers of healing and peace. Be the women the earth needs. 🌎♥️🌎♥️🌎♥️ You can read my prayers here.

Products-
We can care for the earth by ditching disposables and switching to reusables in all forms…my life long passion has been to educate women in switching to cloth!! So perhaps the new designs of Panty Liners and Pads might call to you?

Are you planning for 2020? There’s the lovely Earth Pathways Dairies and Calendars in stock- designed by UK artists, full of lush photos, artworks and writings…

On My Blog
Why should I connect to my cycle? Our menstrual cycle is one of the vital signs of health in our bodies. Treating “problems” with synthetic hormones is now being proved to lead to mental illness, depression, cancer… Let’s empower ourselves to take care of our health. Watch my video and read more here.

Events

Mother and Daughter days- Mid Girl and First blood, these are 2 workshops aimed at mothers with daughters 9-12, 12-16 respectively, 19th & 20th Oct, £30. Join Eartha and I with your girls for these celebration days at the Red Tent yurt. (Limited Places, book early!)
Mid Girl– Holding our Daughters as they step though this threshold is vital, their hormones are rising, their bodies changing, it can all feel overwhelming!
As mothers ourselves, we will guide you though a day of honouring your girls with drumming, singing, crafts and ritual. Mothers will have time to circle and hold their inner mid girls. We will gather as a ‘village’ and witness our girls stepping over the Threshold of Mid Girl.
First Blood- Join us as we explore and honour our daughters rite of passage. Learn about embracing our moontime, share stories and celebrate together! Collectively we will discover what has affected our attitudes towards our moontime and our bodies and we will remember and recreate our own menarche celebration. The day will include a menarche bundle ceremony and holding the sacredness of becoming a woman and a woman unique cyclic nature.

 First Blood Catch up ceremony in Bristol with myself and Melanie Swan, November 24th, 10 am – 4:30 pm at the Bristol Goddess Temple. Reclaim Your Maiden, Recalibrate Your Menstrual Cycle. This powerful Rite of Passage will take you back to your first period to connect with and heal your maiden self, which in turn will recalibrate your menstrual cycle. Our first period sets the tone for our relationship with our cycle! Cost- £90, click though to book. I’m so excited Melanie is bringing her work to the UK and to be working together will be powerful!

My latest On Line Teaching- Love Your Period-Let’s dive into our womb space and work on what’s blocking us from loving our periods. Starts 30th Sept.
Our wombs are not our enemy, although if you suffer from pain, pms, migraines, back ache, cramps, flooding… it feels like it!  Come and Join the circle! Join the movement of Empowered women, living the power of their cycles! Cost- sliding scale, pay what you can afford £25-55.

 

Don’t forget, I’m available to create bespoke 1-1 or group workshops for you, including  Honouring the Womb Drum Making, Reiki,  womb healing, closing the bones,massage, reiki….dream up your perfect Red Tent Healing day and let me help make it possible! Contact me on the email below.

 

To book any workshops or for more info email info@rachaelcrow.co.uk

www.moontimes.co.uk

P.S. If you find this newsletter useful, why not share it and forward it to a friend.
P.P.S. If you are on Facebook join our Ask Aunt Flo group, for peer support on all things cloth pads, cups and sponges as well as plenty of women’s wisdom, lady love and frank discussions – come over and join the conversation!

Prayers for the Earth

Rachael CrowMusings

Prayers for the Earth 🌎 ♥️
Sacred Mother, Father Sky, Grandmother Moon, Mother Father God, hear my prayer. Show us the way, may we surrender to you. May we be your hands weaving love in the world sacred Mother, may we be your feet, treading gently in the world Holy Mother , may we be your eyes seeing goodness Dear Mother, may we be your voice singing peace. Dearest Mother, may we be your love bringing peace to the world, I pray to you, live through us.
May all beings hear your heartbeat Mother, may all beings offer you their love, may all beings listen closely to you Mother, may all beings feel your peace. May all beings open to your light, oh Sacred Mother fill us with your light that we may shine forth your love, your power and your beauty. Aho, blessed be, amen, namaste 🙏
Rachael Crow, Callanish Stones 14th Sept Harvest Moon 2019

Why should I connect to my cycle?

Rachael CrowMenstrual Health, online teachings, Workshops

Our menstrual cycle is one of the vital signs of health in our bodies. Treating “problems” with synthetic hormones is now being proved to lead to mental illness, depression, cancer… Let’s empower ourselves to take care of our health.

This article was released on 29th Aug 2019, stating “Oral contraceptive use in adolescence predicts lasting vulnerability to depression in adulthood”. Click the link to read more.

These “problems” that we treat with the pill, are your bodies way of saying something needs looking at. The Pill is just a sticking plaster, that covers up the issue. We need to get to the root cause of the imbalance happening in our bodies.

Our menstual cycle is the way our body speaks to us. Is the language of our female anatomy. Can you listen to it? Whats is it saying? Dive deeper into learning to listen to the language of your cycle and your body by joining my Love Your Period online teaching

(C) Rachael Crow 2019

Healing Ourselves…..Newsletter

Rachael CrowMenarche, Newsletters, online teachings, products, Workshops

Hello and welcome Autumn!
Well my children head off to school today, my youngest starts “Big School” as they call it in the Steiner system, he’s so excited to be staying all day, having packed lunches and learning to knit a chicken! For me, I’m looking forward to a bit of routine and quiet as its been a long summer holidays! So much so that I was staring to get a bit frazzled around the edges and in need of upping my self care big time! My body was craving a reset, so I took myself off to my friends woods for a few days for some much needed down time, to fast, pray, journal, heal, create healing and releasing fire ceremonies, sleep…and just allow myself and my body to just BE.
Here’s a little video as I prepare to break- fast and re-enter the world! I was welcomed back by my red tent sisters who brought nourishing foods to break fast with me, honoured me with their words of support and listened to my story of my last few days alone.

Note- As part of my on going self care and self nourishing routine, I’m off on a womens retreat in Scotland from 10th- 16th Sept, So orders will be processed after that. 

Products-
So over the holidays I’ve been working on a few projects, Moon Pants is one of them!!

Full brief knickers with a thick absorbent bamboo gusset. If they prove popular then more sizes will be added to the range!

Visualisations and Meditations– as you will know if you’ve been following me, the last year i’ve been on a deep healing journey, clearing cancer from my body naturally using many methods from food, to sound healing, to herbs and psychotherapy! Visualisation is a big part of my daily healing regime so I wanted to share some of them with you. I’ll be adding more soon, so keep an eye on my social media.

Blog
Here I write more about healing… it’s time to heal, for ourselves, our children and our ancestors.

Events

Mother and Daughter days- Mid Girl and First blood, these are 2 workshops aimed at mothers with daughters 9-12, 12-16 respectively, 19th & 20th Oct, £30. Join Eartha and I with your girls for these celebration days at the Red Tent yurt. (Limited Places, book early!)
Mid Girl– Holding our Daughters as they step though this threshold is vital, their hormones are rising, their bodies changing, it can all feel overwhelming!
As mothers ourselves, we will guide you though a day of honouring your girls with drumming, singing, crafts and ritual. Mothers will have time to circle and hold their inner mid girls. We will gather as a ‘village’ and witness our girls stepping over the Threshold of Mid Girl.
First Blood- Join us as we explore and honour our daughters rite of passage. Learn about embracing our moontime, share stories and celebrate together! Collectively we will discover what has affected our attitudes towards our moontime and our bodies and we will remember and recreate our own menarche celebration. The day will include a menarche bundle ceremony and holding the sacredness of becoming a woman and a woman unique cyclic nature.

 First Blood Catch up ceremony in Bristol with myself and Melanie Swan, November 24th, 10 am – 4:30 pm at the Bristol Goddess Temple. Reclaim Your Maiden, Recalibrate Your Menstrual Cycle. This powerful Rite of Passage will take you back to your first period to connect with and heal your maiden self, which in turn will recalibrate your menstrual cycle. Our first period sets the tone for our relationship with our cycle! Cost- £90, click though to book. I’m so excited Melanie is bringing her work to the UK and to be working together will be powerful!

My latest On Line Teaching- Love Your Period-Let’s dive into our womb space and work on what’s blocking us from loving our periods. Starts 30th Sept.
Our wombs are not our enemy, although if you suffer from pain, pms, migraines, back ache, cramps, flooding… it feels like it!  Come and Join the circle! Join the movement of Empowered women, living the power of their cycles! Cost- sliding scale, pay what you can afford £25-55.

 

Don’t forget, I’m available to create bespoke 1-1 or group workshops for you, including  Honouring the Womb Drum Making, Reiki,  womb healing, closing the bones,massage, reiki….dream up your perfect Red Tent Healing day and let me help make it possible! Contact me on the email below.

 

To book any workshops or for more info email info@rachaelcrow.co.uk

www.moontimes.co.uk

P.S. If you find this newsletter useful, why not share it and forward it to a friend.
P.P.S. If you are on Facebook join our Ask Aunt Flo group, for peer support on all things cloth pads, cups and sponges as well as plenty of women’s wisdom, lady love and frank discussions – come over and join the conversation!

Healing ourselves, for our children and our ancestors

Rachael CrowMenarche, Menopause, Musings, Workshops

It’s time… Time we healed, time we break dysfunctional patterns, time we hand back the baggage we carry that belongs to others, time we step into our authentic selves. Don’t keep thinking someone else will do it, or everything will be OK ‘when/if….’. Now is all we have.

Is anyone else feeling the intense need to get our shit sorted? The earth needs us to wake up, to heal, to tune in to our bodies, to tune in to her body.

We are the ones she is waiting for.

If not you, then who?

We’re in this together, as we heal, it sends ripples of permission for others to heal as well. As we heal, we empower others. As we heal, we create a new future for the children of this earth. As we heal, we heal for our mothers, for our grandmother’s, for our great grandmother’s….

As part of my healing journey with cancer and my moon pause, I recently spent 3.5 days out in my friends woods, fasting, praying, journalling, healing, creating fire ceremonies, sleeping…allowing myself and my body to just BE.

 

Join Eartha Love and I on our 4 week healing Journey, Healing the Maiden.

Listen to my Healing meditations, and new Ancestor meditations.

Work with me through my online courses. 
Read more about my personal healing journey with Cervical Cancer Hello Cervix

(C) Rachael Crow 2019

Love Your Period …… Newsletter

Rachael CrowNewsletters, online teachings, Workshops

Hello Dear Sisters,

So were coming to the end of the summer holidays, my children are back to school next week, I’m looking forward to getting back into a routine again!

This week I’m taking a few days off, to unplug, fast for my health, spend time sleeping on the earth in my friends woods, so I’ll be back on line later in the week!

So this newsletter I’m promoting my online teachings, coming up at the end of September is Love Your Period, available now are my Red Girl teachings and my Moon-Pause teachings; Broken Basket Woman. See below for further info.

Products-

Join one of my On Line Teachings….

My latest On Line Teaching starting 30th Sept- Love Your PeriodLet’s dive into our womb space and work on what’s blocking us from loving our periods.
Our wombs are not our enemy, although if you suffer from pain, pms, migraines, back ache, cramps, flooding… it feels like it!  Come and Join the circle! Join the movement of Empowered women, living the power of their cycles! Starts 30th Sept – Cost- sliding scale, pay what you can afford £25-55.

 

my Red Girl  (Mid Girl & Menarche) Passages online teachings – I will lead you through these two thresholds, tenderly holding and guiding your mid girl and menarche girl, as we create space for healing. Re-write your “her story” through self enquiry work, so you can connect to and access your inner girl, what her needs might have been had she been invited to be held and witnessed by her loved ones, through journalling, cycle charting, moon connection, meditation and craft work.


I will guide you though creating a ceremony/ritual to honour your first menstruation in the way you may have liked it to have been honoured as a young woman. This rite of passage is often not celebrated and the majority of us were not welcomed as women.

Cost- sliding scale, pay what you can- £35-£99.

Broken Basket Woman- Broken Basket Woman, Mid Woman, Changing Woman, Wise Woman, Deepening Woman, Sacred Wise Woman teachings for women on their Mid Woman Journey…..

Standing at the threshold of what our society labels ‘menopause’ can be a lonely and scary time.

Something is changing. We are slowly wrapping ourselves in our cocoons and preparing for the Initiation into Wise Woman, knowing we will emerge as something different, a beautiful butterfly…but sitting inside the soup of the cocoon, in a place of limbo, a void, we can feel as if we are going crazy- becoming Broken Basket Woman and terrified we will not be able to weave ourselves back together.

Physical symptoms, spiritual questioning, life changes may feel overwhelming As a circle we will gather our fragmented pieces back into ourselves and gently weave ourselves back together.

These teachings I am offering can help ground you in your transformation, give you reassurance and support you in emerging as the Wise Woman you are created to be!

Cost- sliding scale, pay what you can- £25-£55.

Blog

Why “Catch Up Ceremonies” are Important… Having taken many, many women through ‘catch up ceremonies’- whether they are birth, mid girl, menarche, leaving home, closing the bones, croning….whatever ceremony or ritual it might be, the response is always “THAT WAS POWERFUL!”

….and then there’s the positive after effects! For women who have taken part in a menarche ceremony and reconnected to their maiden self, its huge! Not only are they healing past parts of themselves, there is a very positive effect in the here and now- whether its improved relationships (with parents, partners, children…friends), deeper connection to themselves, healing of menstrual cycle issues, or a new found love of their cycle…. Read more- https://www.moontimes.co.uk/2017/12/catch-ceremonies-important/ 

 

Events and Workshops

Red Girl, Healing the Maiden in Wales, September, booking essential. this again is a taster of the work I do with Eartha, it’s a 4 week journey, just 2 hours a session aimed at mums who want to heal their inner girl so they can be more present with their daughters as they walk the threshold of first blood.

 

Mother and Daughter days- Mid Girl and First blood, these are 2 workshops aimed at mothers with daughters 9-12, 12-16 respectively, 19th & 20th Oct, £30. Join Eartha and I with your girls for these celebration days at the Red Tent yurt. (Limited Places, book early!)
Mid Girl– Holding our Daughters as they step though this threshold is vital, their hormones are rising, their bodies changing, it can all feel overwhelming!
As mothers ourselves, we will guide you though a day of honouring your girls with drumming, singing, crafts and ritual. Mothers will have time to circle and hold their inner mid girls. We will gather as a ‘village’ and witness our girls stepping over the Threshold of Mid Girl.
First Blood- Join us as we explore and honour our daughters rite of passage. Learn about embracing our moontime, share stories and celebrate together! Collectively we will discover what has affected our attitudes towards our moontime and our bodies and we will remember and recreate our own menarche celebration. The day will include a menarche bundle ceremony and holding the sacredness of becoming a woman and a woman unique cyclic nature.

 First Blood Catch up ceremony in Bristol with myself and Melanie Swan, November 24th, 10 am – 4:30 pm at the Bristol Goddess Temple. Reclaim Your Maiden, Recalibrate Your Menstrual Cycle. This powerful Rite of Passage will take you back to your first period to connect with and heal your maiden self, which in turn will recalibrate your menstrual cycle. Our first period sets the tone for our relationship with our cycle! Cost- £90, click though to book. I’m so excited Melanie is bringing her work to the UK and to be working together will be powerful!

Drum Making is being arranged for Liverpool in Oct…email me if you’re interested!

Don’t forget, I’m available to create bespoke 1-1 or group workshops for you, including  Honouring the Womb Drum Making, Reiki,  womb healing, closing the bones, massage, reiki….dream up your perfect Red Tent Healing day and let me help make it possible! Contact me on the email below.

 

To book any workshops or for more info email info@rachaelcrow.co.uk

www.moontimes.co.uk

P.S. If you find this newsletter useful, why not share it and forward it to a friend.
P.P.S. If you are on Facebook join our Ask Aunt Flo group, for peer support on all things cloth pads, cups and sponges as well as plenty of women’s wisdom, lady love and frank discussions – come over and join the conversation!

‘Why Does Mummy Bleed?’ – Living Through Learning Book Review

Rachael CrowBook Reviews, products

I was interviewed recently by Adeola Sheehy-Adekale for Learning Through Living- see the “Presence” and “Happiness” issues for my book review of “Why Does Mummy Bleed?” and interview.

“Rachael Crow is the founder of Moon Times, a business whose focus is to empower women in body appreciation, environmental awareness and self-respect.

She is an ‘agony’ aunt, a teacher and healer, and a facilitator of many workshops and women’s circles. To sum up, she is amazing and definitely a Shero of mine. When I heard about her new book, ‘Why Does Mummy Bleed?’ illustrated by Stephanie Green of Dauntless Daughters, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a copy.

The simple yet honest words and the beautiful imagery create an essential book for every family. So often the menstrual cycle is a quietly avoided subject, but what if we chose to open the dialogue early with all our children, not just the girls, and encourage it as a positive, natural and welcome aspect of life.

What makes this book unique to those which focus on biology, is the introduction to the idea of a woman as a cyclical being, one who ebbs and flows with the moon. There is a gentle acknowledgement of the change to a Mum’s energy levels, with ideas for what activities Mother & child can share to support those feelings.

By teaching our children that we need self-care and understanding from those around us, we are teaching them to listen and respond to their own body’s needs, and the even the smallest of us has the ability to help and care.

As Rachael says, ‘It’s time for a new story about periods!’ ”

 

Get your copy of Why Does Mummy Bleed from Rachael or kindle version on Amazon.