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“Moon is a white strange world, great, white, soft-seeming globe in the night sky, and what she actually communicates to me across space I shall never fully know. But the Moon that pulls the tides, and the Moon that controls the menstrual periods of women, and the Moon that touches the lunatics, she is not the mere dead lump of the astronomist…. When we describe the Moon as dead, we are describing the deadness in ourselves. When we find space so hideously void, we are describing our own unbearable emptiness..” – D.H. Lawrence

moon53201It was when I did some research on Kirtan Kriya that I began to find reference to the moon centres. They are pretty powerful centers that influence mainly women each day of our lives.

According to my textbook the moon centers are “physical areas located on the human body sensitive to lunar energies.”

The energy of the moon, which is known to be strongly connected to women due to our innate cycle that matches the moon when we are in tune with nature in my experience. The moon is also known for its feminine, emotional, cyclic energy that the planet could not live without. It regulates the tides, plant and hair growth and even animal rhythms.

The moon centers effect on how we perceive and interact with our world. There are 11 of them in a woman’s body, while there is only one moon point in a man’s body since he is primarily influenced by solar energy.

According to Shakta Kaur here both men and women wax and wane with the moon. Whereas it takes women 14 days to wax and 14 days to wane creating the 28 day cycle, it takes men 14 breaths, or around two minutes, to wax and wane.  The influence of the moon on a man is neutralized by the single point on his chin that grows hair!

This 28 day cycle of waxing and waning along with the moon allows each woman to spend approximately 2.5 days in each moon center. Living from that center changes the way that the world is perceived by the woman.

The centers are as follows with some of the qualities that women will notice they exude when they are in that particular moon point:

Hairline – Clarity, Stability
Eyebrows – Imaginative, Visionary
Cheeks – Unpredictable, Emotionally Unstable
Lips – Verbal, Interactive, Communicative
Earlobes – Intelligence, Concerned with Values and Ethics
Back of the Neck – Sensitive, Romantic
Breasts – Divine Compassion, Giving
Bellybutton/Back – Vulnerable, Insecure, Exposed
Inner Thighs – Confirmatory, Affirming
Clitoris – Extroverted, Talkative
Vagina – Depth, Sharing

You are able to keep track of these cycles if you wish, that have no basis on astrology but just your own cycle. Keep track of how you feel each day over a few months and you will notice a pattern emerging.

Why Track Your Moon Centers?

Your moon centers are directly connected to your intuition, sensitivity, creativity,  sexuality and ability to manifest. The goal of life is to live happily and when you are aware of where you are in your moon centers you know the type of sex you’d like to indulge in, when you are most in touch with your own magic, when you will desire to hibernate for a couple days and base your days on this information.

You will also begin to notice if you have any moon centers that don’t appear to be active. You can track most easily but some don’t seem to occur. That might mean that some sort of trauma may have shut down one of the centers which can be rectified through the appropriate actions to heal that part of oneself, thankfully.

Meditations for Women

There are three meditations offered for women in particular in my text book. The one that is most commonly referred to is Kirtan Kriya which will balance all of the moon centers when done on the stomach and thereby emotions and hormones. 

There are two more: Grace of God Meditation, and Meditation on the Divine Mother, Adi Shakti.

For More Information Checkout the Following:
An Awesome Post on the Moon Centers
The Moon Centers by 3Ho
Lunar Woman, Solar Man PDF
A Transcript by Gurutej Kaur on the Moon Centers 
A Woman’s Book of Yoga

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