In Roman mythology, Flora was a goddess of flowers and the season of spring. Her festival, the Floralia, was held between April 28 and May 3 and symbolized the renewal of the cycle of life, drinking, and flowers.
The Menstrual Cycle is an alchemical process within itself during which every woman who bleeds goes through a transformation, herself. To menstruate means to live through a cyclical transmutation in which the past is shed and the new embraced. Experiencing this transformation through conscious ritual awakens us to our connection with the cycles taking place all around us and to our relationship with all of life. - Lara Owens “Her Blood is Gold”