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I’m Jenny Proczko from Owls&Indigo. I make videos about journaling, spirituality, mental health, and goal setting.
Today it’s time for my 10th New Moon Lunar Goal Setting Session. This is how I set goals for the month. I actually use the moon to keep myself on track. I use the eight lunar phases as check-in points to make sure that I’m on top of my goals for the year, and also for this month.
So lets go ahead and start with our new moon beginnings. I really enjoyed creating the my October Plan With Me which is coming out October 1st as a kick off to my vlogtober! So grab a cup of tea and your favorite pen, and set your monthly goals with me!
This month I’m using Wild Unknown Spirit Animal deck from Kim Krans. This layout is from my October Monthly Plan With Me. I like to start by shuffling the deck 3 times, or whatever feels good, and then I cut the deck. This month for my journaling prompts I’ll be focusing on:
I like to write down any notes that jump out at me from the guidebooks as I journal.
For the shark, I wrote: direct exposure, revealing true nature, desire, and then finally, honesty.
For the bee, I wrote: earnest, hard-working, and democratic. When in balance, content, active and vibrant. When unbalanced, overworked and annoyed. This is totally me right now! I was really surprised when I read the description of this card because it definitely resonated with me for what I’ve been going through lately.
For the snake, I wrote: guardian of un-awakened magic and potential. The activities that you can do to help unlock these characteristics are Kundalini Yoga and meditation.
Out of these themes, I create my mantras for this month with my Mantra Maker on the opposite side of this spread. My mantras for this 10th New Moon are:
“I am an honest shark when it comes to my life.”
“I will be honest with myself.”
“I will be balanced while working hard.”
“I will awaken my coiled snake.”
This month’s lunar theme is:
“from darkness you are re-born”
My mantra for this cycle is:
Then I write the eight steps that I’m going to be taking this month to help me achieve these goals for this lunar month. I always make sure that these steps actually relate back to my yearly spiritual goals. Sometimes these line up with the lunar phases and sometimes they don’t.
- eat salads at restaurants
- record two more meditations
- explore three new places
- have four Fridays out of my home & studio
- write five garden journal entries
- read six more chapters of my books
- have seven moments of shark like honesty
- have eight “ideal” yoga sessions
Last month I really enjoyed having a little tracker on a sticky note. This enables me to move It from week to week, that way I don’t forget about the habits that I was working on and all of the things that I wanted to accomplish.
I drew a little snake at the bottom. I think the snake is going to be my animal for the month. I found myself changing my phone wallpaper to a snake. I was actually really surprised because the snake has actually come up a lot in conversation and has popped up a lot in various other areas of my life lately.
You might recognize this bullet journal spread, it’s from my October Plan With Me. Make sure you check it out to see the rest of my journal for this month and my weekly spreads! I use this journal as my daily planner now and as my lunar goal setting journal.
Either by the moon or in the morning of each new lunar phase, I set a positive feeling based intention for each of the eight lunar phases. For this new moon I wrote:
Then at the beginning of each moon phase for this cycle I will come back to this spread and write a new positive feeling based intention. I’ll be posting these little mini moon updates over on Instagram, so be sure to follow me there so you don’t miss them! The only place you can find them is on instagram.
On the final Crescent Moon of the lunar cycle I do a Lunar Review of the entire month tracking my journey back to the new moon. First I think about what worked, what didn’t, and what I can improve. Then I reflect on the biggest wins of the lunar month.
This journaling and goal setting practice is something that I do the night before every new moon or the morning of every new moon. This practice of short term, achievable goal setting via the lunar cycle, has grown really dear to my heart. It’s something that I can’t imagine not doing.
So what goals have you set for this month? Are they similar to mine or are they totally different? I’m really excited to see if I can actually develop yoga as a spiritual practice. So far for me it’s only been a physical practice, and after I took a couple of classes at one of my local yoga studios, I just really started to fall in love with yoga. The class that I took a sort of delved a little bit deeper into the spiritual side of yoga. I’m really excited to explore that more, so that is going to be one of my main goals for this month. I can’t wait to see your goals are, make sure you leave me a comment down below.
Using tarot cards in this way gives me a new lens in which to look at my life. It’s also given me a lot of inspiration and closure by looking at my life through a different perspective. This practice has also helped me hone my focusing skills and has enabled me to quit second guessing myself. With this practical tarot new moon journaling prompt, I look forward to each lunar cycle and the start of a new chance to achieve my goals.
Now that we have completed this Monthly Lunar Goal Setting session, we can go ahead and bring our 8th Moon Practice to a close. Subscribe so you don’t miss anything. To see how I make sure I’m on track with my goals for each Lunar Month check out the my Full Moon Check In.