Moon Journaling for Beginners (Manifest the Life You Want)

Moon journaling, just like any other spiritual practice, is unique to each and every individual.

It’s a way for you to reflect on your experiences and gain wisdom in all areas of your life.

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If you’ve heard of moon journaling before but felt confused about getting started, you’re in the right place.

Hopefully, I can clear up that confusion so that you can start moon journaling right now if you wanted to.

What is Moon Journaling

Moon journaling is a practice where you journal during the different phases of the moon cycle.

It involves you focusing on the representation of each moon phase, and journaling something that relates to that phase.

What are the Benefits of Moon Journaling

The core benefit that I take away from moon journaling is that it gives you the power to completely reinvent your life.

Think about it. With each phase of the moon, you are focused on one major theme, right? And by solely focusing on one thing, it’s easier to put your energy into one thing.

Repeatedly focusing your energy on change every single month is bound to have an effect on your life.

But just to break that out a little more, here are some other benefits you can expect:

  • Explore who you are as a person at your core
  • Become more aware of your thoughts, feelings, and experiences and how they’ve helped to shape you
  • Gain inspiration and the courage to craft the life you want to live

Understanding the Symbolism of Each Moon Phase

The moon cycle consists of 8 phases. Each phase of the moon symbolizes something different.

Check out this chart to see each moon phase and what it means.

MOON PHASESSYMBOLIZES
New MoonFresh Start; New Beginnings; Set Intentions
Waxing Crescent Growth; Manifestation
First QuarterDecisions; Overcoming Challenges
Waxing GibbousTweak/Improve Plans or Goals
Full Moon Power; Strength; Creativity
Waning Gibbous Gratitude; Reflection
Third Quarter Letting Go; Forgiveness
Waning CrescentRestoration

Setting Up Your Moon Journal

Do you need an actual journal for moon journaling? Nope.

You can start a moon journal by writing on a sheet of paper or just by answering journal prompts like the ones I’ll discuss later in this post.

But if you do want to set up your own moon journal, just keep on reading.

Pick and Decorate a Journal

The first thing you’ll need to do is pick a journal. When I need a journal for anything, I usually go for a bullet journal or a sketchbook.

Both options are bound, sturdy, and not too heavy to carry around.

But if that isn’t your style, you can use a notebook. Or you can take loose-leaf sheets of paper and insert them into a binder or a folder. This option gives you more freedom to rearrange things around if necessary.

Regardless of what you choose, don’t forget to decorate the journal with moon images, stickers, and other celestial artwork.

What to Include in Your Moon Journal

Beautifully decorated journal? Check. Now that you’ve chosen and decorated your journal, it’s time to map out what to include in the journal.

  • The moon phase cycle – Include a page that lists the correct order of the moon cycle and what each phase means. You could even dedicate one whole page to each moon phase.
  • Journal entries and prompts – Create journal entries to write about things like self-reflection, goals, and your own personal growth journey. You can also answer journal prompts.
  • Intentions and manifestations – Write down your intentions and create a manifestation list in your journal.
  • Rituals – Plan out all the steps to important rituals based on your favorite moon phase. When that moon phase comes back around, you can refer to the ritual you already documented and make changes as you see fit.
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And speaking of intentions and rituals, I created this lovely moon manifestation planner that’s great for tracking and setting intentions or manifestations. It’s also useful for planning rituals.

So don’t forget to check it out.


Moon Journaling Prompts (Get A Free Printable)

If you’re looking for some ideas on what to write about for each moon cycle, here are some unique journal prompts I put together just for you.

And did I mention that after reading each set of prompts you have the opportunity to sign up for a free printable?

New Moon Journaling Prompts

If you’re ready to take the first step to initiate the change you need in your life, here are the new moon prompts.

This set of journaling prompts is for reflecting, setting intentions, and preparing for your desires to come to you.

Waxing Moon Journaling Prompts

Now that you’ve set your intentions, it’s time to maximize your growth and abundance by focusing on your personal goals and growth with the waxing moon prompts.

These prompts focus on self-growth, creating opportunities for yourself, and attracting more abundance into your life.

Full Moon Journal Prompts

These full moon prompts will help you tap into your power so that your desires are manifested with confidence.

This set of prompts gives a lesson on standing in your power, enhancing your spiritual abilities, and manifesting your desires.

Waning Moon Journal Prompts

Intentions set? Check. Opportunities identified? Check. Confidence on 1000? Check.

Now that all of that’s done, we’re going to focus on gratitude and letting things go with the waning moon journal prompts.

These prompts are going to help you reflect on gratitude, release things that no longer serve you, and get rid of negativity.

Final Thoughts

Getting into the habit of moon journaling can be a great tool to advance you spiritually and personally.

Because who wouldn’t want to live life the way they want to? And the fact that it doesn’t take much to get started makes moon journaling just that more attractive.

If you’re ready to start, go grab those free journal prompts I mentioned and the moon manifestation planner to get started today.

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