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  • Has your period been weird this month? The solar eclipse could be to blame.

    Blame it on the stars eclipse. Here's how last night's phenomenon may have affected your menstrual cycle 🌚


    • 24 Aug 2017

    Has your period payed you an unexpected early visit this month? Have you had menstrual cramps out of the blue? Have you been moody or overly sensitive like when you're PMSing (even though you're definitely not)? Well sista, you're not alone.

    Turns out loads of women have noticed what may be a strange side effect of yesterday's solar eclipse. And although it seems hard to believe this is actually a thing, a quick chat to your closest friends will tell you different - just by bringing this subject up in our office, we've heard a preaching 'saaaame'.

    And our followers' reactions on Facebook were uncanny! User Ayesha agreed: "Yes.. been like an absolute witch lately and after 6 years of the same kinda period, it decided to do do something different last week..!!". And she wasn't alone, Dina said: "Omg mine came today 5 days early!!! That NEVER happens!". Followed by user Amy: "Nahhhhhh how freaky"... now with about 100 similar comments, the list goes on.

    Before you call this nonsense and close this tab, let us serve you some facts. Weird, non-scientific facts BUT STILL... facts.

    For starters, menstrual and lunar cycles have more in common then you think. They both take approximate 28 days and they both involve tides. Throughout history these cycles were believed to be connected, so when the full moon would strike, women would gather into a "moon lodge" to sit and bleed together. Yep, you've read that right.

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    The solar eclipse is also (simply putting) the beginning of a new moon cycle, which [in metaphysical tradition] is believed to be the perfect time to begin menstruation. Now imagine the force of a new moon cycle during an f-cking *solar eclipse*.

    "Think about the power of the moon's gravitational pull on the tides. Now imagine what that may do to our body as well" - Women's health and integrative nutrition specialist, Allison Walton told a US publication.

    So if you spent two hours on google searching for 'reasons why I got my period early', 'why am I so angry all the time?', 'I can't stop stuffing my face with chocolate', or 'WHY! WHY YOU'RE DOING THIS TO ME, UTERUS?', you're not alone.

    Bear in mind that there hasn't been any scientific researches confirming that moon cycles can affect your menstrual cycle. So if you feel something is truly off, contact your GP or OB-GYN.