The CYCLICAL WISDOM JOURNAL is a
130+ page workbook which follows the cycles of Sun and Moon in 2023 and invites you to:
document your life
flow with the cycles of change
and celebrate your transformation over time!
We live many beginnings, many expansions, many endings.
We grow and let go throughout the year, just as the garden does, as the seasons shift.
Every experience builds on what comes before.
Which means, if we document our life a little, then when we find ourselves in a familiar pattern, we can learn from our previous experiences and try something new!
I love how it becomes possible to see patterns when we reflect back on our experience in a structured way, and the mirror of the cosmos never ceases to fill me with wonder and delight!
This is my ninth year of creating the CYCLICAL WISDOM JOURNAL, this powerful self-awareness tool… Let me talk you through it!
This year’s cover is inspired by The Lovers tarot archetype, reflecting each other in a perfect symmetry of wounding and possibility.
This mirroring invites us to bring together our yin and yang, our mind and intuition, our light and dark, in holy union.
You and your future self are twins, two kindred hearts. Your future self is being birthed in you through a myriad of daily choices.
The Journal provides a place to catch glimpses, and document those moments of soul-call and personal evolution.
First off, what is a gift? It’s an open-ended interaction where:
1) The recipient, and not the giver, determines the ‘price’ (the return gift)
2) The return gift is chosen after the initial gift has been received, not before.
So why am I gifting it?
Firstly, how can you know the value of something if you’ve never used it? It will be a waste of time for some, and life-changing for others.
Perhaps once you’ve been reflecting cyclically in this way for a bit, the value may become clear and you can gift me something in return!
Secondly, our debt-based financial system is a Ponzi scheme that is slowly and naturally collapsing. We need to transform how we exchange our gifts and services, how we use money and what it incentivises us to do.
The Journal has always been a labour of love. So much of what I value and know to be worthwhile can never be bought.
Thirdly, I’ve already received so much ~ in part because Nature is abundant: there’s air to breathe whenever I need it, but also because my Western culture has already extracted so much from many lands and cultures. This is a tiny thing I can offer back, especially to those from whom so much has been taken.
Finally, because What I Do Unto You, I Do Unto Myself
In other words, what is of benefit to you is of benefit to me too, because we are related, connected and interwoven!
So, I offer the Journal as a gift, as a way to Re-Member that there is an abundance, and trusting in the generosity of CWJ users to support me in sustaining and developing this work.
* I am indebted to Charles Eisenstein’s explorations and languaging of the possibilities of Living in the Gift in his book Sacred Economics.
Astrology is a means by which humans 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 twelve 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!
The CYCLICAL WISDOM JOURNAL is a weekly, monthly or whenever-it-fits self-reflection practice that can stand you firmly in your truth.
Even jotting down a few words a month becomes an invaluable record ~ don’t set the bar too high!
The Journal is a place in which to record your life as it unfolds, the joyful, the difficult, the mundane, the ecstatic…
Yes, there is a version of the Cyclical Wisdom Journal for each hemisphere ~ select the one relevant to you when ordering.
The Cyclical Wisdom Journal Southern Hemisphere edition is A4-sized.
And the Northern Hemisphere edition comes in both A4 and Letter-sized options.
The Cyclical Wisdom Journal is created to be printed and used IRL!
The pdf version is an option for those who wish to print it off themselves.
Not at all! There is some basic astrological information in the Journal (for example, about the twelve signs of the zodiac and what they represent) but this information is optional rather than essential.
More info here.
Thanks for asking! I’ve collected a list of ways and means over here!