Free Guide - How to recognise Your Body's Fertility Clues

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The Female Energy Cycle

The menstrual cycle is a complex affair and can be viewed from many perpectives.

How does FEC work?

Women, just like human beings in general, are capable of expressing many different facets of their personalities. We are not just one role or another, even though in the past we have been strongly encouraged to limit ourselves to the roles of Wife and Mother (just as men have been equally constrained in their roles as provider, macho man etc).

What is an archetype?

An Archetype is a model of behaviour or pattern of energy that is easily recognisable and resonant to human beings. We can identify with and relate to archetypes as they are primary characters or personalities of the human condition.

Virgin Archetype

There are many Virgin Goddesses encompassing many different fields of enterprise. What they have in common is the fact that they are self-contained, pure, independent, uncorrupted and unpartnered.


When looking at the phase coinciding with Ovulation we identify with the goddesses who value relationship, partnership and the wellbeing of others above all else.


The Enchantress phase occurs after ovulation and before menstruation, in that premenstrual phase known for heightened emotions, irritability and mood swings.


The word Crone conjures up images of wizened old hags wearing black pointy hats and cackling madly. As a feminine archetype the Crone has gotten some pretty bad press mostly being portrayed as a woman who likes eating small children and indulging in other unsavoury habits.

The Crone phase correlates to the bleeding phase in the menstrual cycle and the menopausal phase in a woman's life. Both these phases focus on the flipside of physical fertility; a time when women can focus on themselves rather than constantly nurturing others. Being a Crone can be liberating, once you get over the cultural conditioning to be Mother.

Benefits of using FEC

Getting to know these archetypes and their action on your life is highly beneficial for a number of reasons. They offer:

Ovulation Vs Menstruation

The menstrual cycle is made up of two states, ovulation and menstruation.  Between these two sides are the transition periods from being in one mode to its very different polarity. The table below provide a few keywords that can be used to describe the opposites.

By Nadia MacLeod