October carries with it a lot of themes: transformation, surrender, reflecting, learning, changing, remembrance, intuition, composting, resting & restoring, regeneration, honoring the dead, preparing for winter, and honoring the third and Final Harvest. Keep these ideas and concepts in your mind when you create your monthly bullet journal themes, habit trackers, designs, and track your yearly and monthly goals in your Bullet Journal this month.
October always makes my dark, brooding, moody heart soar. I feel like I come alive in the fall and autumn months, especially October. The cold mornings that stay cold all through the day and into the night are my favorite. Our windows and doors are always open to welcome in the winds of transformation and change in October. I even love the cold rainy days of October too. On these days you can find me curled up under a blanket, in my favorite retro mid century modern arm chair with a book and coffee or hot tea, usually with a black cat near by waiting to jump up with me. In our house we’ve even been known to walk out onto a briskly cold and raining morning and tout, “Oh what a beautiful day!” (neither of us like the Summer heat and prefer the cold). God I love October.
Now is a time of transition and descent further into the dark half of the year as we approach Halloween, Samhain, All Souls Day, and Day of the Dead, on October 31 and November 1st. October is also a time of year when we remember those who have gone before us and how we spend our time here on Earth as the living. We also continue the descent further into ourselves for reflection and deep Shadow Work in our journals.
This is a time of year when we focus on changing the way we think about the progress we have or haven’t made on our dreams goals and intentions that we set back in January. October is also time to learn and reflect on what we could have done better.
Transform the way you think about your goals. Surrender & Reflect on the road to your goals so far this year. Write down what you could have done better.
Remember to transform your way of thinking about the progress you have or haven’t made on your goals as we head into the best month of the year, October.
If you are new to bullet journaling, I’m so excited to help you get started! Below are some of my favorite bullet journal layouts, cover pages, and calendars to inspire your own bujo pages.
Grab a latte (I’ve been dying for PSL Pumpkin Spice Latte lately!) and settle in with your bullet journal, markers, washi tape, colored pencils, and watercolors and get ready to make some beautiful Fall Inspired Bullet Journal Spreads that are sure to feed your creativity and artist’s soul.
October Bullet Journal Design Themes & Ideas:
October Food Bullet Journal Themes:
- Garlic Lovers Day October 6
- National Frappe Day October 7
- National Gumbo Day October 12
- PSL (pumpkin spice latte)
- hot apple cider
- candy corn
- shepherds pie
- pumpkin pie
- apple pie
- warm stews
- candy apples
October Animal Bullet Journal Themes:
- Bat Appreciation Month
- Squirrel Awareness Month
- National Wolf Awareness Week (Third Week of October)
- International Raccoon Appreciation Day – October 1
- World Badger Day – October 6
- National Salmon Day – October 8
- Reptile Awareness Day – October 21
- National Mule Day – October 26
- National Cat Day October 29
Spooky Halloween Bullet Journal Themes
- haunted house
- black cats
- Harry Potter
- Witches, Wizards, & Warlocks
- potion bottles
- witchy aesthetic
- Halloween Doodles
- floating candles
- spooky trees
- Full Moon
- Harvest Moon
- Dark Moon
- Crescent Moon
- Half Moon
- tarot cards & tarot decks
- the magician
- the death card
- flying broom sticks
- Halloween costumes
- poison apples
- book of shadows
- witches hats
- pentacles and pentagrams
- sun, moon, & stars
October Color Bullet Journal Themes:
- orange and yellows
- muted pinks and mauve
- neutral colors like gold and copper
- rustic colors
- blacks and grays
- shades of oranges and rusty reds
October Nature & Botanical Bullet Journal Themes:
- bright orange petals and garlands
- black scabiosa
- Golden Seal
- Sweet alyssum
- Wax flower
- Fountain Grass
- Neapolitan lace
- Olive branches
- Ornamental pepper
- Pampas grass
- Smoke bush cotinus
- Star of Bethlehem
- dried roses
- dried herbs
- braids of garlic
- braids of onions
- dried apples
October Bullet Journal Pages To Inspire You
Dark Moody & Brooding Bullet Journal Theme: moon phases, locust, gray & black watercolor, spooky tree with roots, plus gold and metallic pink dusty rose accents.
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Featuring witch stickers, moon phase stamps, halloween stickers, and washi tape to make bullet journaling fast, simple, easy, and fun.
Featuring skull and skeleton halloween stickers to make bullet journaling fast, simple, easy, and fun.
Moon Wheel Calendar theme: black and gold bullet journal theme and mandala inspired moon calendar. Get the tarot decks featured in this video here.