Female Mystique

The Three Phases of Eve

Maiden, Mother, Wise Woman — Which one are you?

You are all three every month! 

Whether you are a hormonal teen, menstruating woman, or menopausal wise woman, you will pass through each, and every phase, once a month, throughout your life; an integral aspect of the natural cycles, that govern all of life, on this planet.  Our cycles are the rhythm of the universal dance.

The menstrual cycle you’ve been encouraged to ignore, dismiss, dread, conceal, or suppress, is the foundation of your being. It helps to define who you are, your connection to self, other women, your partners, children, and every other aspect of your life.

A woman’s menstrual cycle is not the recurring, inconvenience depicted in countless commercials and print advertisements. This is not about Midol, Tampax, or other feminine hygiene products. Women’s menstrual cycles are not a nuisance; they are our integral link to all the other cycles of our life.  Our menstrual cycle is so much more than hormones pulsing through our body.  Our hormone cycle is a right of passage, the portal to our role as healer, mystic, and wise woman.

The model below is integral for understanding your behavior throughout your hormone cycle. Just as the moon ebbs and wanes so do our hormones. In fact, the beauty in this model is that when we look at the changes in the hormone cycle, women’s life phases and the lunar phase – the behavioral characteristics are the same for each phase. Understanding these changes brings clarity to the monthly mental/emotional/behavioral changes that women experience.


Living with your changing self, based on the characteristics described in this model, will be an important beginning to ease the discomforts, imbalances and frustrations that you feel throughout your monthly cycle.

Understanding this model will also help you understand the changes that your daughters, female friends and co-workers also experience. For the first time in your life you will be able to trust yourself and not feel that you have to control everything you do.

Understanding the changes that you go through in each phase of the model will assist you in creating and attaining personal and professional goals in your life; whether it may be weight loss, or working through destructive behaviors. Creating the relationships with your partner, family and friends that you know you can achieve or getting that promotion at work or even the courage to go out and start your own business all will be within your reach.
You are a beautiful woman. Understanding and living within this natural cycle will assist you in seeing and believing all that is good within you.

“Because a group of people once gave me two apple trees for my yard, I arrived at my own definition of the difference between power and control.

This happened to me as a result of understanding the nature of apples, how they come about.

An apple is something real, which is created; this is power. Only an apple tree can make an apple, no one else can. The wealthiest magnate on earth cannot make an apple no matter how he might stand in the sun, or squat or contort his flesh. He does not have the power of an apple tree to make apples and neither does anyone else. He can own them. He can fence them, transport them, plant and prune them; he can bulldoze them, line them up in military formation, poison them, grind them up, bore them to death, set fire to them, graft them and use them -and this is control. He can never from the substance of his own body, make an apple as an apple tree can; this is power.”

—  Judy Grahn, Author,Sacred Blood to the Curse & Beyond, Politics of Women’s Spirituality

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Author: Nicholas Batik