Today it’s time for my monthly plan with me for my daily planner and spiritual bullet journal. This month, I wanted to keep it a little more simple and more accessible. I was noticing the past couple of months but I just couldn’t get into using my bullet journal and it was driving me kind of crazy. I spent all this time making really beautiful spreads and beautifully decorated journals and I just I didn’t feel the urge to pick them up afterwards. So this month I decided to make myself some stamps and stick with a very simple color scheme, of black and tan for the highlight color.
For my August cover page I decided to recreate a sigil that reminded me a lot of Fall & Autumn. I’m really excited for the first harvest coming up on August 1st, so I thought that this would be a perfect addition for my cover page. I kept it simple with a another sigil on the back side of the cover page across from the first harvest spread. The theme for this 8th Moon is “receive abundance.” I do goal-setting with my husband eight times a year. We always right out our challenges, goals and how we’re going to achieve them.
how I’m going to do it
The theme the 8th Moon is “receive abundance.”
Not only do I do goal setting every month, I also do goal setting eight times a year that coincide with the change of the seasons. So at every equinox and solstice I check in with my goals for the year to see how I’m doing.
My lunar calendar spread has a really simple sigil like circle in the middle with dots around it. The way that I kept this journaling practice accessible for myself this month was by creating my own set of moon phase stamps. I realized that I was taking a lot of time to draw the moon phases every month and it just became kind of a hassle. I really wanted to enjoy the experience again, so I created my own stamps! I’m actually going to have a video on how I made them coming out soon to make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss them! This lunar month circular spread has every single day of the lunar month and each of the moon phases.
This month I am trying out something a little different, I am writing my intentions and the eight steps I’m going to take to make sure that I achieved those intentions this month. I also decided to bring back the little daily tracker to make sure that I’m saying my daily Mantra every morning. And also the other mantras that I come up with during my next video which is going to be my 8th moon lunar goal setting video so make sure you subscribe she don’t miss that that will be coming in a few days. This month I’ve also included a fold out page with my spiritual goals for the year. I just wanted to make sure that I was thinking about my goals and I had them top of mind.
New Moon Beginnings:
For the New Moon Beginnings spread, I have three sections: to have, to do, and to be, that I will be filling out with my tarot cards. On the next page I do my lunar goal setting, with my mantra maker. The sections are titled, I am, I can, I’ve done, and I will. I’ll be thinking about these prompts when I do my 8th Moon Lunar Goal Setting video which is coming up next.
For the new moon beginnings I am using my new moon stamp and leaving three sections below it. This is where I will write down my tarot cards that I pull during the lunar goal setting planning session which is going to be next!
On the opposite side of this spread I’m creating another fold out page with my mantra maker on it. This is where I’m going to be creating mantras for myself to say along with my main daily Mantra. These mantras get created out of the tarot cards that I pull, along with their themes, and any other ideas, feelings, and thoughts that the cards happened to prompt me to think of. On the inside of this fold out I have my full moon check in and my Balsamic Moon Review.
This next spread is my August Daily Draw. Every day I’m going to be drawing in my depiction of every tarot card that I pull and I’ll write down any themes that jump out at me as well.
The next page is decorated with my stamps again! Its my brain dump page. I usually have a lot of ideas that are floating around in my head that cause me a lot of anxiety. It’s because I can’t just drop everything and tend to those things that pop up in my mind. I have a really hard time with getting distracted. Implementing this brain dump page for all of these rouge ideas is really going to help me. I want to make sure that I don’t forget about these ideas so now I have a place for them that I can always come back to.
For my weekly spreads this month I’m including the fold out pages again. I have my august events on one side and my upcoming events on the other. On the outside of these fold out pages I am going to be using my sticky note system. I color code my sticky notes and use them for important tasks, personal tasks, Owls&Indigo tasks, and my other business tasks.
This is my “unravel your month” pages all the way back at the beginning of this month’s design, bringing us full circle. My words this year are flux and flow. Underneath this section is where I write out my monthly journaling prompt that I share with you every month.
The questions I ask myself at the end of every month are:
what am I grateful for most?
how did I challenge myself?
what did I learn?
what is working and what isn’t?
The very last spread of the month is my leftovers spread. I usually have tasks that I don’t get to, and just wanted to make sure that I had a place to write them all down so I could easily transfer them over to the next month. At the bottom of the page I’m using my stamps again, a little tree, moon, and cup of coffee.
And finally, the most important question of the month, out monthly spirituality writing prompt: