Astrology is intertwined into the fabric of our universe and surrounds us in our everyday lives. The signs, symbols, and signatures are hidden in plain site and it is our job as astrologers to observe, analyze, and translate this universal language through our respective astrology practices, studies, and research.
In order to open your eyes to the energetic signatures around us, we suggest starting an astrology journal. Whether you are a beginner or advanced in your studies or practice, this is a valuable tool that will transform and enhance your astrological gifts and knowledge.
Think of this journal from a mercurial perspective. In astrology, Mercury represents how we perceive, interpret, think, and communicate. If we observe and experience phenomena through our perspective, we are better able to relate, connect, translate, and analyze the experience through our own thinking process. Better yet, we are able to formulate our own hypothesis, conduct research and gather data to support these notions.
It is always more powerful and beneficial to expand upon your astrological foundation through experience. An old saying goes,
"Experience is the best teacher."
Are you ready to start your journal? We have a few guidelines to get you moving.
The Anatomy of a Journal Entry
Implementing a journal entry anatomy is an essential part to your journaling success. Setting a foundation and structure for your journal will make each journal entry more valuable and will provide consistency between each journal entry. After you fill the journal's pages, you can continue the structure you established into your next journal. Your future self will thank you as you may want to reference these journals in the future. You will know what to look for and how to find it easily as you sift through many journal entries.
Each journal entry should have 3 primary components: the header, the body, and the footer. We explain what each component section should include and why.
Each journal entry should contain a header that captures the overall energy for the day. The header elements will serve as an underlying thread for your journal that is a unique identifier for each journal entry. An established header will be a great reference point for each journal entry, which will benefit your future self when you comb through your writings in the future. The following elements should be included in your journal entry header:
- Day of the Week
- Planets or Luminaries Changing Signs
- Planets Moving Direct
- Planets Stationing Retrograde
- Moon Sign
- Moon Phase
- Major Aspects
The main content for a journal entry will be found in the entry's body section. This section should include your daily observations, transit analysis,
Each journal entry should have a main section to record the daily insights, observations, and analysis for the day. This content is expected to be different from day-to-day. Your body content can include, but should not be limited to the following:
- Creative Writing
This is an optional part of your journal entry. Consider dividing the content shown in your header and add it to the footer section.
5 General Tips
Here are a few general tips to keep in mind when starting your astrology journal.
Pick a unique, special journal
Set this journal apart from all the other notebooks or journals you have lying around. Your journal should be unique amongst the others, so when you see it, you and your subconscious know that its contents are special and valuable. Consider spending a little bit more money on this journal than you normally would. To go along with this, consider buying a special pen that you only use for this journal.
Morning & Nightly Check-ins
The morning is the best time to setup your journal entry header for the day. This will get you prepared and acquainted with the energetic changes for the day. Night time is the best time to write in your journal and share all of your observed correlations for the day.
Hand Writing is Best
Use your own handwriting to make this journal more personal and bless it with your own energetic signature. Writing strengthens the connection between you and your thoughts. This is a true connection to Mercury.
Only Astrology Allowed
Always remember, this journal is exclusively for astrology. If it does not pertain to astrology or the transits, do not include it.
Your Journal's Natal Chart
Mark down the time, date, and location for when you started your astrology journal and analyze its natal chart. Use this information to explore or dig deeper into topics through each journal entry. Keep a copy of its natal chart in the front of your journal for quick and easy reference.
Now, you are ready to start your astrology journal. This is a key tool in developing your skills as an astrologer and will mark the start of your journey toward astrological excellence. This reference tool will be the conduit to innovation, creativity, and brilliance in your astrological journey.