Among other things, our gorgeous moon rules emotions. It’s no wonder why the phases of the moon can have such a powerful pull! Your mood, physical body, and spirit body all go through phases. Journaling with the moon is an ideal way to track all of these things. You may find that you’re more synced with the moon than you thought!
Why You Should Try Moon Journaling
Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to predict what days you’ll most likely feel your best mentally, physically, and spiritually? On the flip side of that, wouldn’t it be great to be able to anticipate days you’ll likely not feel great, so you can pad in extra self-care and downtime?
The way you relate to each moon phase is reflective of you alone and experiences will vary from person to person. You may find that your diet, intuition, and menstruation are affected by the phases of the moon as well. Keeping a moon journal will enable you to track any patterns so you’re better prepared for all of your cycles.
Lastly, moon journaling is super easy and won’t take much of your time. Read on to learn how to get started with moon journaling and learn 10 moon journaling topics.
How Often Should You Write in Your Moon Journal?
Take notes in your moon journal as often as you like! Journaling once a week will ensure that you hit one of each of the main phases of the moon: new moon, waxing moon, full moon, and waning moon. Moon journaling twice a month, on the full and new moon, can also be enlightening.
Starting out, I suggest making a quick note in your moon journal for 30-60 consecutive days. Making a quick note daily, in the beginning, will help you catch any obvious patterns right away.
What You’ll Need to Start Your Moon Journal
You’ll need a moon phase calendar, online or a hard copy. You can get our free printable moon phase calendar by clicking here.
Don’t want to bother with printing it out? Our moon phase calendar is also featured in my The Goddess Discovery Book that I published in 2017. Click here to purchase a copy of The Goddess Discovery Book for your 2018 moon phase calendar and rituals for each moon phase.
You’ll also need a writing utensil and a journal or notepad. That’s it!
10 Topics for Moon Journaling
Here’s a list of suggested moon journaling topics. Read through the whole list. What topics call out to you the most? You can journal on all or some of these topics, it’s completely up to you.
Start your moon journaling by recording the date, the moon phase, and the zodiac sign for the phase (optional).
1. Record how you feel emotionally. Check in, do you feel content, happy, sad, jealous, excited, energized, grateful, anxious, or angry? Record your mood for the day or overall week. This can be as simple as writing one word.
2. Record how you feel spiritually. How connected and intuitive you feel? If you meditate regularly, was it easy for you to “drop in” or did you find your meditation to be a struggle (this is always a good indicator of my spiritual well being).
3. Record how you feel physically. How are you sleeping, your energy levels, and your diet? Are there any particular foods your craving? If you exercise regularly, was your activity easy or more forced?
4. Record when you start and end your menstrual cycle. You may also decide to notate what each menstrual cycle feels like to help unearth patterns. If you’re particularly in-tune with your cycle or trying to conceive (or not conceive!) you might also find it helpful to track your ovulation with the moon.
5. Note any goals, intentions, and manifestations you’ve initiated and when they manifest. New intentions are best to set on a new, waxing or full moon.
6. Note any habits, people, outcomes, or things you’re trying to let go of and when you feel you’ve shed them. Releasing and letting go is best to initiate during a full or waning moon.
7. Notate the zodiac sign the moon is in. If you want to take your moon journaling to the next level you can notate what zodiac sign the moon is in. The moon is always positioned in a zodiac sign and cycles through them every 2-3 days. The sign the moon is in will also have an effect on you too. Try looking for even broader patterns by notating what sign the moon is in when you journal. I like this online resource for tracking the zodiac sign for each moon phase.
A sweet friend of mine, Natalie, of Soulshine Astrology, offers a gorgeous moon journal that focuses on the new moon and full moon of each month. She highlights what sign each phase is in and offers questions specifically for the phase in that sign. I love mine! Click here to check out her moon journal.
8. Track your triumphs! Did something happen that was totally out of the blue and made your day? Maybe you received an unexpected promotion, landed your dream job, or ran into an old friend that made your day, write it down!
9. Track your worst days. Did you have one of those days where nothing seems to go as expected and you just can’t shake it? These days aren’t as fun, but being able to estimate when they may come up can sure be helpful.
10. Note your dreams. Dream journaling is an insightful activity on its own. Notating the moon phase for your dreams can shed even more light on what your subconscious is trying to tell you. You might be able to identify times when your dreams are most active so you can plan to have a notepad ready on your nightstand.
Moon journaling can be as simple or in-depth as you’d like and can be tailored to suit your needs and schedule. Looking for a reminder make time for moon journaling? Check out our wearable moon phase jewelry here for daily reminders of your connection to the moon.
Cassie Uhl is the founder and owner of Zenned Out, a jewelry company that handcrafts jewelry with meaning and provides a community that inspires a mindful and spiritual lifestyle. Cassie grew up with a open minded, astrology obsessed grandmother and a father that would take her and her sister star gazing in the wee hours of the night. These experiences shaped Cassie and Zenned Out into what they are today by bringing spirituality and astrology into the forefront. Cassie hopes to give spiritual souls a place to feel at home on the Zenned Out blog and offers handcrafted jewelry with meaningful symbols, powerful gemstones, and mindful quotes to enable people to wear jewelry that aligns with their souls purpose.