May is a pretty special month in our home. This month is the anniversary with my husband for when we started dating. I know that it might seem silly to celebrate your dating anniversary after you’re married. But it’s special to us. Not only is May 1st Beltane, but we also pretty much started dating and were inseparable for years starting May 1st. We were together for many many years before we got married, so letting this day pass without celebrating our strength as a couple, feels weird and wrong.
May is always a special time on the farm too. I really look forward to the flowers that come back in May back home. My mom has these beautiful irises that are a pale purple that come back every year at this time. I love the look of them and the scent, they bring back so many happy memories.
Unfortunately this year we’re not going to be able to visit the farm in May like we normally do due to the current state of the world. I am definitely going to be thinking of the farm a lot this month. I am really looking forward to the lock down being lifted and things being a bit better next year so that we can travel to the farm in the spring like we always do. The spring visit to the farm always feels like a pilgrimage that I look forward to, and it feels weird not being able to go back home to see the spring babies and stretching farm country.
Last year I started making bullet journaling a lot more accessible and easier for me with the use of stamps. You will see a lot of stamps in my videos this year in addition to my D.I.Y. Moon Phase Stamps + Coffee Cup & Tree Stamps. Stamps are going to make things so much easier and so much faster for me and I’m really excited to have a handmade set that I made with my own hands AND that I love to the moon and back. Its so special to me to have made something with my hands and love it enough to use it on a regular, and lets me honest, frequent basis.
This month I am utilizing a simple method to decorate my journal. And boy does this make it go fast! I created a page of abstract watercolor designs that I have been tearing up and gluing down into my journal to make decorating my pages go quicker. I really love this art journal method. It’s made journaling a lot faster for me when it comes to creating the actual design elements of the bullet journal pages. I love it so much that I am going to fill up an empty sketchbook that has been laying around for almost a decade with abstract watercolor pages so I have this on hand when it’s time for my monthly bullet journal set up.
My husband and I have been together 14 years and that’s just insane to me. We were inseparable from the day we met, which is a really amazing thing to have in a relationship. It’s one of those romantic movie things that you don’t think will ever happen in real life. BUT… every once in a while those things do happen. I’m really grateful for my relationship with him and how long it’s lasted.
Since May is so special to me I wanted to create a blessing for my cover page instead of just writing any old quote. This is a blessing that I am going to add to my grimoire so I have it for years to come.
“May we continue to grow like the trees each year. May our love continue to multiply each year like the flower bulbs in our garden. May we continue to bend as the grass does in the warm Spring wind. May our love grow with each May we share.” – Jenny Proczko
This month’s cover page is also inspired by a pin that I found on Pinterest. Make sure you follow me over there, I share a lot of really awesome inspiring content for bullet journals, moon goodness, and magical witchy things. I also share secular spirituality things that are good spiritual tips for anyone of any faith, and for people who are not religious but want to tap into their spiritual side more.
my quote for this month is a special blessing I wrote this year for our anniversary…
Along with my monthly cover page I’m also doing a cover page for my tarot card that I pulled for this month. I did a year ahead spread that you can see here! This is the card that I pulled for May, The Father of Wands from the Wild Unknown Deck. The Father of Wands represents being charismatic and creative.
The Father of Wands is a man of mystique and charisma. Others are drawn to him naturally. He is deeply compassionate and in tune with life and nature. He is able to hold steady and still during conflict. These are all qualities that I hope to remember to embody this month, especially during times of stress and conflict, even if it’s just internal conflict.
The Wild Unknown Tarot Deck and Guidebook (Official Keepsake Box Set), by Kim Krans is a really great introduction into tarot cards that feel more approachable than the classic Rider Waite deck for those who are just starting their tarot journey. I love just looking at the artwork and tucking the cards into my mirror so I can see them every morning.
The guide book and is a really great addition to your tarot collection and artwork collection. See more about this deck in my own words here.
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This month I am switching up my bullet journal stack pages a bit.
This monthly spirituality journaling prompt cover page has moved into the prominence that it deserves! Head over here to get my Private Monthly Spirituality Journaling Prompt!
On the Inside of the Monthly Spirituality Journaling Prompt flip out I have moved in my habit tracker. Since I visit the spread daily I thought that it made sense to have my daily tracker here instead of in what felt like a random spot in my journal in the past months.
This circular habit tracker is my favorite habit tracker EVER. Its so creative and visual. As the month goes on I will mark a little dot on the day for my steps and daily walks outside and connect the dots as the days go on. It will look like constellations or a ring around a planet when the month is over. Check out my instagram to see what this habit tracker looks like at the end of the month.
Moving across this spread I have my daily tarot card draws. Every day I draw a tarot card and recreate it here and list the meaning over in the margins. I love seeing this spread fill up as the month goes on. To see the deck I’m using this month and what this spread looks like when it’s all filled up check out my instagram. You can also see my past Daily Tarot Draws here!
The last page on this flip out spread is on the back side of my monthly tarot card. This is where I’m writing my end of the month journaling questions.
At the end of the month is where I do all of my journaling and my reflecting. I have sections for, what I’ve learned, how I challenge myself, what is a time-saver and what isn’t, and what am I most grateful for.
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?
And finally, the most important question of the month, the monthly spirituality writing prompt:
This month’s spirituality journaling prompt: Get it HERE!
Set Your Goals via The Moon Calendar
This is a moon wheel spread. Every single month in addition to a monthly plan with me that you’d find in any bullet journal, I always make sure to have a monthly moon calendar. Mine are always set up in the form of a wheel. See my past moon calendars here.I do goal-setting in alignment with the moon. Every new moon is when I set my goals and intentions for that lunar cycle. These goals always relate back to my overarching goals for the entire year. If you want to set goals with the moon check out one of my most recent New Moon Goals Setting Rituals Here.
Next is one of my favorite spreads. This is my mental inventory spread. I like to use this to get all of my ideas out of my head. It really helps with my anxiety……. This is like a brain dump page, I like the way that mental inventory sounds much better though. So this is where I’m going to be writing all of the notes that are floating around in my head so I can get them out and not have to worry about them anymore… AND not let them clutter up my mind and my anxiety.
And here we are at my first weekly spread of the year! Instead of a to-do list or a task list, some weeks I like to title this “things I get to do.” This is a rolling weekly spread where I keep all of my tasks.
Check Out my video below to see what’s on my mind, what I’m up to and what I’ve got going on for this month!