The Last Quarter Moon is a time to focus your energy on reflecting on your journey and figuring out what when wrong and how it could have been done better. Take the time to focus on releasing what has or has not come into fruition, this is your reflection & assessment, and potentially destruction & reorientation, lunar phase.
During the Last Quarter Moon phase the Moon is at a 90 degree angle from the Earth to the Sun, which illuminates exactly half of the Moon. From our vantage point on the Earth, half of moon on the left side is lit, while the rest of the moon stays dark. The Last Quarter Moon rises at midnight, stays high over head at dawn and sets at noon. This moon is known as the Third Quarter Moon, Last Quarter Moon, and Half Moon.
Goal or Intention to Journal About For This Moon Phase
During the Third Quarter Moon take the time to focus on these aspects of your Spirituality and Growth. This is the point where you stop, contemplate, introspect, reflect & re-evaluate for the future, this is the reaping phase of your journey or goal.
If you still aren’t quite sure what to focus on during this lunar cycle OR you are only choosing one aspect to work on for each of the moon phase, try some of the following ideas. These are all great aspects to focus on during the Last Quarter Moon phase.
Supporting Themes To Journal About for the Last Quarter Moon
endings, resolution, final outcomes, dynamic conscious moments, clearing, reaping, pruning, end, rebirth, preparation, fulfillment, rest.
How To Journal During This Moon Phase
It is now time to read what you have sewn. Let everything culminate and come to an end or a rebirth as you write out three more steps under the heading “How I’m Going to Do it.” Sit with yourself and think about what you already do that is related to this intention or goal. Now expand on what you already do. Create a plan or strategy on how you are going to achieve this goal and actually write it all down. You can also create a tracker for this, which I find is the best way for me to stay motivated. It can be boxes that you color in on the same page as your journal or you can use a habit tracker app on your phone. Remember, now is the time to take the final steps towards your goal and seed your next lunar cycle goals.
You can also celebrate through reflection for this lunar cycle. You might find that you need to scrap everything and reorient by pivoting your journey or goal into something new.
Upon observing the moon, remember you might not always be able to see the moon, first record your feelings and any emotions that come up while gazing up at the moon.
Then think to yourself or say out loud one of the three following Mantras. When you are done, record this prompt in your journal. Say your mantra with confidence as if it has already come to pass, and is solidified in your life.
More Self Discovery Journaling Exercises For Each Moon Phase
You can use this lunar journaling method as a tool to keep yourself on track toward your goal. I have found that its easier to have a plan and a schedule on which to think and focus your intentions. This helps you know where you are in your journey, what to look for, and keep you thinking about your end goal, which makes you take subconscious steps towards it with out you even knowing. Basically, it all boils down to keeping your goals top of mind so you keep going for them.