To celebrate the launch of our new Silver Gilded Dot Grid Journals (with a very celestial theme), I'm here to show you 8 essential bullet journal layouts you need for each phase of the moon.
1. New Moon - Beginnings
The New Moon represents a fresh start. Gather all your intentions and release them into the universe. Set your focus and awareness on positive and loving intentions. Take care of yourself. Create what you have been dreaming about.
This is the perfect time to focus on a wish list. If you haven't used the three column wish list before, the idea is simple. One column represents all the things you wish to have. One column represents the things you wish to do, and the final column represents the things you wish to be.
2. Waxing Crescent - Strength
The Waxing Crescent is a time to refine your vision. Gather strength and have confidence in your direction. You can achieve anything. You are powerful. You are a warrior.
This goal setting layout is the perfect companion for a waxing crescent. It's about gathering strength, getting focused, and beginning. The idea is to choose the top 4 things on your wish list that you'd most like to achieve. Then write out the very first 3 steps (ideally the steps you can take right at this moment) to get you headed in the direction of your dream.
3. First Quarter - Action
The First Quarter Moon is a time to take action. When facing obstacles, take bold steps towards a positive change. Meditate on your intentions. Realize why they are important to you.
Now is the perfect time to refine your weekly layout. Schedule out the smaller tasks which get you one step closer to your larger goals.
4. Waxing Gibbous - Trust
The Waxing Gibbous is a time to trust that your intentions will bear the fruits of your labor. Align your hopes with the universe as you build up momentum. Continue to take action.
It might be hard to see how your efforts are paying off at this time, so it's important to keep track of how far you've come. With this layout, you can keep track of the little tasks which get you one step closer to your larger goal. Trust that your plan will take you to the finish line.
5. Full Moon - Harvest
The Full Moon is in its most strong and powerful phase. Have gratitude for all that you have received and learned. Release all that no longer serves you. Open yourself up to harvest intentions and wishes from past moons.
The Full Moon is a time to give gratitude. Harvest all your hard work, and be thankful for how far you've come. Use your bullet journal to write at least 10 things you are thankful for in this moment.
6. Waning Gibbous - Reflection
The Waning Gibbous is a time for reflection. Meditate on your intentions and give gratitude to the universe for all you have harvested. Share your wisdom and celebrate the abundance.
Take this time to reflect on all that has happened. Use your bullet journal to create a reflection tree. Focus on what you've learned, the happy moments, and what you hope to accomplish in the future.
7. Third Quarter - Let Go
The Third Quarter Moon is a time for letting go. Release the negative energy and bad habits that bind you, and cause you harm. Give back to the universe from a place of abundance.
Let go of your worries by writing them down in your bullet journal. Write each worry, and immediately write 3 things you can do to alleviate the stress. Sometimes, there is nothing we can do to make a problem go away. But perhaps talking to a friend, journaling about it, or soaking in a hot bath can help reduce the anxiety.
8. Waning Crescent - Rest
The Waning Crescent is a time for rest. Take a few moments to restore positive energy. Nurture yourself. Your work is now done and you can move into the New Moon with an open heart.
This is the perfect time for a little self care. In your Bullet Journal, Write a list of ways you can restore your mind, body and spirit.
And now you're ready to get going! Please do tag @archerandolive and #archerandolive see I can see your spreads :)