Making Moon Phase Stamps {tutorial}

There are solar calendars, lunar calendars and lunisolar calendars. Which one do you use? 

For me, it depends on what mode or mood I am in. I use the New Moon Calendar/Journal to track personal growth. When I am in the zone of planning and getting stuff done, I use the Get To Work Book

Why don't the moon phases and months line up? The commonly used Gregorian calendar established 12 months, but the moon has almost (but not quite) 13 complete lunar cycles per solar year. Cultures around the world created a variety of calendars that work with these natural phenomena. 

To support your journey to connecting with the cycles of the moon, check out the video tutorial that goes through the steps for creating moon phase stamps. 

moon stamps #themoonismycalendar
moon stamps #themoonismycalendar
moon stamps #themoonismycalendar
moon stamps #themoonismycalendar

Materials needed:

  • Speedy-cut block for carving 
  • Carving tool
  • A pencil
  • Something round to trace
  • Stamp pad or ink
  • Paper (calendar, stationary, whatever you want to print on)

Check out the video below. Share your creations with #themoonismycalendar

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The 2019 edition of the New Moon Calendar Journal is available in the shop! Order your copy today.

This simple and beautiful circular calendar and journal establishes the new moon as the starting point for each monthly cycle. By using a circular calendar you perceive time in relation to nature more clearly, and patterns in your own experience become more apparent. It provides a structure for connecting to your inner wisdom and natural rhythms.