Do you feel bombarded by the stories, opinions and perspectives of others, but struggle to take the time to clarify your own?
The days blur together as you juggle all the moving parts, while at the same time you have a nagging sense that you’re missing something…
What you long for is to hit the ‘pause’ button, take stock and gain some perspective…
The CYCLICAL WISDOM JOURNAL is a tool for doing just that!
The CYCLICAL WISDOM JOURNAL is a 120-page workbook that orients you to your year, quarter, month and day in ways that help you live on purpose in 2020.
Fundamentally, the Journal raises your awareness of how you are experiencing the four cycles that affect many of us each day: the menstrual, lunar, seasonal and life cycles.
In addition, to the 120+ page journal (digital or print), you receive:
→ access to the CYCLICAL WISDOM JOURNAL Facebook group
→ access to a simple e-course to walk you through the purpose of each page and any ‘setting up’ for the year
→ access to a guided meditation to call in ‘allies’ for 2020
→ regular emails throughout the year with reminders and links to download pages
Fundamentally, if you let it, the CYCLICAL WISDOM JOURNAL can scaffold you into a weekly and/or monthly self-reflection practice that will deeply ground you in your embodied truth and keep you accountable to your dreams, amidst the fullness that is this Life in the 21st century.
The ‘bread and butter’ of the CYCLICAL WISDOM JOURNAL are thirteen circular ‘maps’ and weekly questions that follow the lunar cycle and act as a container in which you can document your life in shorthand.
These monthly pages, which center around the lunar cycle, are punctuated by invitations to reflect at eight seasonal moments throughout the year. Think of zooming out a level, from the intensity of the monthly pace, to the bigger picture of the year, seen from eight different perspectives.
And, other aspects or pages within the CYCLICAL WISDOM JOURNAL facilitate other processes and awareness, all of which add up to LIVING ON PURPOSE, of course!
Year-to-a-page habit trackers, astrological insights for 2020 and your current life-stage all help frame the year. And you have access to an audio meditation that will help you call in an ally for 2020 (or you can call them in in any way you wish, of course!).
You are invited to dream into your Future Self and choose quarterly ‘projects’ or ‘experiments’ and monthly actions that will step you towards that potent version of You!
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Every little bit of your experience that you take the time to record adds up over time into a powerful ‘testimony‘ of your cyclical embodiment, your habits and patterns, your dreams and longings, your struggles and intentions!
LIFE ISN’T LINEAR, AND OUR CAPACITY ISN’T FIXED.
We wax and wane throughout the month, just as the Moon does. The CYCLICAL WISDOM JOURNAL invites awareness around the four most significant cycles that affect our lives each day.
→ correlate your menstrual cycle to the lunar cycle on paper
→ track the length of each period, ovulation, and other bodily signals of your choice
→ document your life in shorthand each lunar month
→ take time to journal about your your New Moon ‘seeds,’ your First Quarter ‘growth,’ your Full Moon ‘harvest’ or illumination, and your Third Quarter ‘letting go.’
→ celebrate the Solstices, Equinoxes and other ancient festivals with suggested activities
→ reflect every six weeks with seasonal journal prompts
→ get clear on how your age and life stage is bringing very particular opportunities this year
A MYTHO-POETIC LANGUAGE SEEKING TO ARTICULATE THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE
Astrology is a means by which we have sought to describe and gain insight into our reality for thousands of years.
Not everyone rocks the language of astrology, but in general we can all relate to the archetypal needs and faces of humanity to which these symbols and stories direct us.
The movement of, for example, the Moon through the twelve zodiac signs is akin to a liturgical calendar, calling us to reflect on different facets of our human experience – some that feel native to us, and some that don’t.
That’s the gift of any kind of rhythmical reflection – we don’t just stick with the bits that feel comfortable, but take time to touch on them all and live a greater wholeness as a result…
The Cyclical Wisdom Journal steps through thirteen New Moons that cycle through the twelve zodiacal signs. By paying attention to our lived experience throughout the year, we can nuance our understanding of what these archetypes mean for us.
It is not necessary to understand or value the astrological information in the Journal to gain full benefit from its use!
SURVEY THE TERRAIN, CHOOSE YOUR APPROACH
The CYCLICAL WISDOM JOURNAL invites you to survey the coming year and make some educated guesses about what might be coming down the pipe.
By looking at the astrological ‘rites-of-passage’ that are heading your way (the Saturn Return, for example) and which ‘annual profected year’ you are in, you may get a sense of what tone or direction your year may take.
Add that to your age and lifestage, and some clear opportunities and/or challenges may emerge.
On top of all that, 2020 is a big year (for astrologically-minded peeps, anyway!), cos two heavy-weights of the cosmos – Saturn & Pluto – are meeting in the skies in January. This event occurs only every thirty years, and we’ve been living the build-up for months now.
In the mytho-poetic language of astrology, Saturn represents structure, stability and the status-quo. Pluto represents the deepest of soulful transformation, the caterpillar turning to absolute mush in the cocoon, the lead vaporising in the alchemist’s crucible.
Not necessarily a cruisey ride, then?!
Whether you’re experiencing this as the call to change things up in order to align more deeply with your Soul’s call, or whether you’re feeling the desperate cry of Mother Earth and the outrage of the Extinction Rebellion movement, we can agree that 2020 is shaping up to be a significant year.
A turning point in how we as a society see ourselves (and our future).
A turning point for us in our own life, and how we see ourselves (and our future).
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To help you access your inner guidance and get crystal clear for 2020, the CYCLICAL WISDOM JOURNAL invites you to:
→ reflect on what structure (Saturn) and transformation (Pluto) mean to you
→ envision your Future Self (the dynamic person you know you could become!)
→ understand the opportunities of your stage of life and any upcoming astrological ‘rites-of-passage’
→ and call in an archetypal GUIDE or ALLY!
The Intention pages in the Journal invite you to describe your Future Self, set a seasonal goal or two which would be a significant step towards that Self, and then get clear on what actions are required to reach this point!
LOOKING FORWARDS AND BACKWARDS IN TIME
The CYCLICAL WISDOM JOURNAL creates a sense of perspective by providing you with several different habit trackers with which to map particular arenas of your experience over the course of the year.
This gives you an amazing perspective on yourself! In seeing it all on one page, you can witness what you actually lived, not what you thought you could or should live!
For example, perhaps, once you’ve gained some clarity about your Future Self – who you are longing to become! – you realise that they are physically stronger than you, amongst other things.
You may choose to take a step in that direction this year. You may decide to join a gym and do resistance work to strengthen your body.
You know that tracking your progress is an important part of success. You set an intention to make it to the gym two times a week, and to note when you did so.
You also know that documenting what actually happens will help you identify the times when it feels harder to get there (say, during busier times of the year, or just after holiday, or whatever).
And if you want to up your consistency, you’ll have some clear ideas of what might help.
You could also track when you express your sexuality in whatever way, or your mood, or getting outside each day, or the days your toddler didn’t lose it! (Maybe life isn’t so bad?! 😊) So many things you could track…
This kind of perspective might seem somewhat unremarkable, but this empirical evidence can grow into significant self-awareness that most people don’t have, as well as powerful motivation to continue to walk your own life-giving paths!
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The CYCLICAL WISDOM JOURNAL also contains a lunar tracker (image below is the 2019 version). You could use it to track your ‘mood’ (AKA #yearinpixels) or your could track any of the above suggestions and see how the lunar cycle and particular energy of each zodiacal sign impacts your embodiment!
Lastly, similar to the monthly circular ‘maps’, there is a place in the Journal where you can record significant events and experiences on one page, in order to witness your year as a whole, as four seasons of living.
Why? Because something powerful happens when we can look at our life as a whole!😊
TOGETHER WE ARE LIVING ON PURPOSE!
For the first time this year, the CYCLICAL WISDOM JOURNAL will have a Facebook group so you can share your insights and cyclical adventures, as well as hear from others who’ve been doing this self-reflection practice for years!
You will receive an invite in early December, and it’s totally up to you whether you join or not, of course.
You will also have access to a simple (free) e-course to help you set up your Journal for the coming year.
Explanations within the text are kept to a bare minimum in order to make room for the most important thing: YOUR REFLECTIONS!
So this e-course is a valuable space to explore the intentions of each page, and dream into some possibilities.
There’s no timeline on this – you can dip in throughout the year as and when you need.
Lastly, you will receive emails with reminders to get Journalling, and links to download and print the relevant pages for the month, just to keep things REALLY EASY!
If you order a digital copy of the CYCLICAL WISDOM JOURNAL, you will receive the whole pdf in early December, but sometimes life is so full that fossicking around on your computer to find the right pages to print out can become enough of an obstacle that you give up on the idea.
And we don’t want that! Hence, the page links will arrive direct in your inbox each month!
→ a 120+ page journal (digital or print)
→ access to an e-course to talk you through the purpose of each page and any ‘setting up’ for the year
→ access to a meditation to call in ‘allies’ for 2020
→ regular emails with reminders and links to download pages
→ access to the closed CWJ Facebook group
→ information for each cycle: menstrual, lunar, seasonal and life
→ 13 lunar cycle maps and journal prompts
→ 8 pages of seasonal information, ideas, rituals, associated goddesses & journal prompts
→ low-down on the 12 zodiacal signs and a place to record the ‘key players’ of you natal chart
→ ‘guidance’ worksheets, for you to muse on the coming year
→ quarterly ‘intention’ and ‘review’ pages
→ list of New Moon and Full Moon dates, as well as sabbat dates
→ monthly ‘action’ and ‘reflection’ pages
→ multiple year-to-a-page habit trackers