Who Holds The Women Who Hold The Women?

Rachael Crow Blog

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 …

We are missing the Grandmothers

Rachael Crow Blog

During a women’s circle today, some of us perimenopausal women were saying how much we need elder women to guide us and offer their wisdom. We are struggling to find our wise elders in our communities. We are struggling to “do it all”- work, raise the kids, do the housework…men are struggling just as much as women. We are all …

Perimenopause and her Forgotten Archetype

Rachael Crow Blog

Ever since reading Miranda Grays book Red Moon in my 20’s I’ve always used the archetypes of the cycle for my “Map of Womanhood”- Maiden, Mother, Enchantress/Priestess, Crone. (although in recent years I’ve come to use Medicine Woman for the premenstrual enchantress phase.) It popular nowadays for to use the seasons- Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter- same same for me, just …

Balancing Life

Rachael Crow Blog

My healing journey with oestrogen driven cancer has forced me to bring my life into balance- and in doing that I’ve also been working to bring my hormones in to balance- which has had a positive effect in lessening my peri-menopause symptoms! Back in 2017 I listed some of the things that were helping me– but what I found was …

Deepening Woman Mentoring Teachings

Rachael Crow courses, On Line Teachings, Workshops

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 …

Navigating the Threshold of Menopause Naturally

Rachael Crow Blog

Menopause is the permanent end of menstruation and fertility, defined as occurring 12 months after your last menstrual period. You can start to transition into menopause as early as your mid-30s, with most women entering menopause in their 40s or 50s.This is known as peri-menopause or pre-menopause. For some, menopause comes earlier due to high stress and/ or health conditions, including a …

Messages from my Inner Autumn Woman

Rachael Crow Blog

This month I had the spaciousness to fully drop into my Moontime Womb cave for a few days- no children, work, errands!! And the insights kept coming and coming….. I felt deeply connected into the Autumn Woman archetype- I call her the Enchantress or Priestess; she can be the pre-menstrual phase of the cycle, and the peri menopause phase of …