April 18, 2010

28 again

No....that is not what I am telling people about how old I will be on my birthday.
I could probably get away with it though.

This last cycle was 28 days as normal.
It started a week ago. 

I did a write up on the Mercury retrogrades for 2010, and it was very fitting in the business areas of my life. 

While the main focus of the retrogrades this year is one of business and projects, there comes a health and body retrograde coming while Mercury is in Virgo.

The dates for 2010 for Mercury retrogrades are:
  • December 26-January 15, 2010
  • April 17-May 11
  • August 20 – September 12
  • December 10-December 29
In August/September is when the body comes into play. I am a Virgo rising and have 3 Virgo planets.
Just as it was an astrological occurrence that inspired this blog, I see an astrological aspect coming that could mean something.
Mercury Retrogrades have a aspect of 'revisiting' energies.

I am back to my 28 day cycle it seems, pre-menopause in remission? we shall see. But maybe the 'fluctuation' of my flow will resume.

March 4, 2010

Perimenopause Survey

Well it has been a while, but here I am again and this time, the time is shorter.
Only 25 days in this last cycle. Boy was I surprised! I so was not expecting things so soon.

I found a ‘quiz’ about perimenopause-

1. My period has been missing or heavier during the last few cycles.
          70% said YES              I said YES

2. When I sleep , I wake up hot and sweaty, need to use the bathroom or just don't feel well-rested in the morning.
          77% said YES              I said YES

3. My skin has been noticeably drier or more oily lately.
          65% said YES              I said NO, but I may have to rethink that. My skin has always been a combination so it is hard to say for sure.

4. I've recently noticed heart palpitations or flutters.
          52% said YES              I said NO

5. I find myself running to the bathroom more than I used to.
          56% said YES              I said NO, but again maybe I should rethink that. I have been consuming a whole lot more liquids lately- but don’t seem to be peeing more.
Hmm, maybe something is wrong with me? -lol-

6. Sex hasn't been what it used to be during the last six months or so.
          58% said YES              I said NO, lucky me!!!

7. My most recent cholesterol reading was worse than my last one.
          76% said NO                I said NO, but I really do not know for sure and perhaps a lot of people answering this really don’t know either so I am not buying these numbers.
What I do know is that my last physical and the one before that, they told me that what ever it was that I was doing, keep doing it cuz it works. They said my cholesterol was way below the average healthy, but not to the point is was so low that is was unhealthy.

8. My skin feels like creepy crawling things are on it sometimes.
          57% said NO                I said NO

9. I've experienced more irritability, depression or mood swings lately.
          81% said YES              I said YES, but that could be just life…yea, right, who am I fooling

10. I've had more urinary tract or yeast infections in the last six months.
          79% said NO                I said YES, but I extended past 6 months when answering. I have never been prone to UTIs in all my life and I was never a good water drinker, I hold it until the last minute and so on. But never had a problem until about 2 years ago. I have had three UTIs over that period of time.
As for the other people- I think they lied.

How do you fit in to this little quiz?

The end results said that I am NOT….what??? Then how do you explain the crazy cycles? I have been 28 days on the dot for over 28 years and now I can’t track time by my periods to save my life.
I guess I am missing some key factors like the things crawling on my skin.
Oh well, time will tell.

January 12, 2010

Now Back to Your Regularly Scheduled Programming

Well, mark my words!....I started when I was 'supposed' to start based on setting the timing back to 28 days, December 24th, like clockwork!
Was this a matter of just getting back on track and premenopause is not quite here yet?
Maybe this was some twisted joke that the Universe played on us? Well if it was, we got the better end of that because it did not stand in the way of anything, hubbies hangover took care of that!!! Also it made things to where, on MY birthday that everything had come and gone and I was in the clear. (giggles)
So, now what? Now I am looking at the 21st as a start date. With my cycle being off, coming early when it never does since July, I am not sure what will happen now. Time will tell!
Astrologically, there is nothing significant that I can see as far as transiting planets. The Moon will be in Aries which would conjunct my natal Saturn and Mercury is approaching a return.
I am going to pull up a progressed chart for both last year and this year and give them a good looking over and see what is happening in those charts…..see you again soon with my findings.

Namaste Fellow Females

Menopause- It is when a woman no longer ovulates and menstruates. Premenopause- It is when a woman’s body begins to wane in her fertility. The average age of onset is late 40’s to early 50’s, but some will experience the onset as early as 35. The waning process can be a year to several years, 5 or more for some. A woman is actually in menopause when she has gone one full year with out menstruating. Let me introduce this blog by saying that creating this blog has been inspired by what sure seems like the very early stages of transition from Mother to Crone. I may or may not be starting this process, but the events that inspired me to start this are quite interesting on a metaphysical level as well as a mundane one.