Full Moon Mandala and Dream Boards

Between every New and Full Moon, I sometimes create my very own Full Moon Mandala or Dream Board.

Dream Boards are similar to Vision Boards, Treasure Maps and Goal Maps. We use these visual “maps” to help us focus on what we want to attract into our life and how we want to feel. Click here for a FREE download about vision boards.

You can use the power of the full moon to dream bigger, be creative, focus and attract new possibilities into our lives.






Moon phases

Every month, the Moon cycles through its phases:
New Moon -> Waxing Moon -> Full Moon-> Waning Moon -> Dark Moon ->

The New Moon is a time to begin new things, to be spontaneous.
We use this time to gather images and words to create our boards

The Full Moon is a time for fulfillment. It is a point of unveiling and revealing.  
We use this time to reveal and share our boards.

Every phase of the Moon creates a certain energy. This energy affects us, and everything on Earth.

Like the moon, we too move through phases and by creating a Full Moon Mandala during the waxing phase of the moon (between the new and full moon), we are using it’s power gather, grown, learn and to reveal our focus for the weeks ahead.

New Moon – New beginnings, fresh starts, optimism, hope and faith,
Waxing Moon
– Building, accomplishments, creativity, strength, growth and learning, positive transformation
Full Moon
– Abundance, harvest, wish-fulfillment, manifesting desires, sexuality, achieving all dreams, protection
Waning Moon
– Letting go, clearing away, cleansing, releasing, shedding old patterns, undoing bindings, opening up problem-knots, making space
Dark Moon
– Rest, Peace, deep wisdom, divination, contacting the guru within, letting things die away completely 
Source: Wicca-spirituality.com

Creating a Full Moon Mandala /Dream board is a fun creative way to:

• Be more conscious with what you’d like to invite into your life
• Manifest your dreams and goals
• Express creatively and stretch your intuitive right brain.
• Develop a practice to focus on where you are and where you’d like to be.

A short video of me creating one of my dreamboards/full moon mandala’s

Creating a full moon mandala dreamboard from Louise Gale on Vimeo.

We use the schedule in the farmers almanac and calendar moon phases to guide us.

Full Moon Dates and Times

(Times listed are Eastern Standard or Eastern Daylight where appropriate.)

Full Moon Calendar 2018

January 31st Full Blue Moon 8:27 am
March 1st Full Worm Moon 7:51 pm
March 31st Full Blue Moon 8:37 am
April 29th Full Pink Moon 8:58 pm
May 29th Full Flower Moon 10:20 am
June 28th Full Strawberry Moon 12:53 am
July 27th Full Buck Moon 4:20 pm
August 26th Full Sturgeon Moon 7:56 am
September 24th Full Harvest Moon 10:52 pm
October 24th Full Hunter’s Moon 12:45 pm
November 23rd Full Beaver Moon 12:39 am
December 22nd Full Cold Moon 12:49 pm


Full moon names

{source: http://farmersalmanac.com)

Jan Full Wolf Moon  Amid the cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howled hungrily outside Indian villages. Thus, the name for January’s full Moon. Sometimes it was also referred to as the Old Moon, or the Moon After Yule. Some called it the Full Snow Moon, but most tribes applied that name to the next Moon.
 Feb.  Full Snow Moon  Since the heaviest snow usually falls during this month, native tribes of the north and east most often called February’s full Moon the Full Snow Moon. Some tribes also referred to this Moon as the Full Hunger Moon, since harsh weather conditions in their areas made hunting very difficult.
 Mar. Full Worm Moon  As the temperature begins to warm and the ground begins to thaw, earthworm casts appear, heralding the return of the robins. The more northern tribes knew this Moon as the Full Crow Moon, when the cawing of crows signaled the end of winter; or the Full Crust Moon, because the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night. The Full Sap Moon, marking the time of tapping maple trees, is another variation. To the settlers, it was also known as the Lenten Moon, and was considered to be the last full Moon of winter.
 Apr.  Full Pink Moon  This name came from the herb moss pink, or wild ground phlox, which is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring. Other names for this month’s celestial body include the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and among coastal tribes the Full Fish Moon, because this was the time that the shad swam upstream to spawn.
 May Full Flower Moon  In most areas, flowers are abundant everywhere during this time. Thus, the name of this Moon. Other names include the Full Corn Planting Moon, or the Milk Moon.
 June Full Strawberry Moon  This name was universal to every Algonquin tribe. However, in Europe they called it the Rose Moon. Also because the relatively short season for harvesting strawberries comes each year during the month of June . . . so the full Moon that occurs during that month was christened for the strawberry!
 July Full Buck Moon  July is normally the month when the new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur. It was also often called the Full Thunder Moon, for the reason that thunderstorms are most frequent during this time. Another name for this month’s Moon was the Full Hay Moon.
 Aug. Full Sturgeon Moon  The fishing tribes are given credit for the naming of this Moon, since sturgeon, a large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water, were most readily caught during this month. A few tribes knew it as the Full Red Moon because, as the Moon rises, it appears reddish through any sultry haze. It was also called the Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon.
 Sept Full Harvest Moon (or Full Corn)  This full moon’s name is attributed to Native Americans because it marked when corn was supposed to be harvested. Most often, the September full moon is actually the Harvest Moon, which is the full Moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox. In two years out of three, the Harvest Moon comes in September, but in some years it occurs in October. At the peak of harvest, farmers can work late into the night by the light of this Moon. Usually the full Moon rises an average of 50 minutes later each night, but for the few nights around the Harvest Moon, the Moon seems to rise at nearly the same time each night: just 25 to 30 minutes later across the U.S., and only 10 to 20 minutes later for much of Canada and Europe. Corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and wild rice the chief Indian staples are now ready for gathering.
 Oct. Full Hunter’s Moon  This full Moon is often referred to as the Full Hunter’s Moon, Blood Moon, or Sanguine Moon. Many moons ago, Native Americans named this bright moon for obvious reasons. The leaves are falling from trees, the deer are fattened, and it’s time to begin storing up meat for the long winter ahead. Because the fields were traditionally reaped in late September or early October, hunters could easily see fox and other animals that come out to glean from the fallen grains. Probably because of the threat of winter looming close, the Hunter’s Moon is generally accorded with special honor, historically serving as an important feast day in both Western Europe and among many Native American tribes.
 Nov. Full Beaver Moon  This was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. Another interpretation suggests that the name Full Beaver Moon comes from the fact that the beavers are now actively preparing for winter. It is sometimes also referred to as the Frosty Moon.
 Dec.  Full Cold Moon (or the Full Long Nights Moon)  During this month the winter cold fastens its grip, and nights are at their longest and darkest. It is also sometimes called the Moon before Yule. The term Long Night Moon is a doubly appropriate name because the midwinter night is indeed long, and because the Moon is above the horizon for a long time. The midwinter full Moon has a high trajectory across the sky because it is opposite a low Sun.


How to create your full moon mandala/dream board

Your Awesome Year WorkshopPhoto taken by me at the Your Awesome year Workshop – held January 2012 in Australia.

I know what I want to invite:
1. Gather words and images from magazine, pinterest or other sources based on what you would like to invite into your life.

I am not sure what I want to invite:
1. Browse through magazines, doodle, gather from other sources, images and words that resonate with you. Use your intuition and the monthly prompt to help you collect

2. Then, take a large sheet of cardboard, paper or be creative with other materials. {I have used burlap before}
3. Using a compass or template, draw a circle.
4. Lay your images and words in the circle or on a rectangular sheet
5. Similar to creating our yearly vision boards, you can also place a lovely photo of yourself in the center.
6. When you are happy with your composition, glue everything down.
7. Journal, blog and share what this Full Moon Mandala means to you this particular month.

May all your dreams and wishes come to you.