Is there a perfect time to make your vision board? Do you need to wait to set your intentions and manifest your dreams? The answer is no.
You can make your vision board anytime you want, but there are a few dates and times that are perfect for manifesting, and though you don’t need to wait, making your board during these days of the year can boost the likelihood of turning your dreams into reality.
In this article, we’ll show you 7 of the best times of the year to manifest your dreams, which are also the best times to make your vision board 2024.
1.WAXING PHASE OF THE MOON
Ancient civilizations have used the different phases of the moon to tell dates, directions, planting and harvest times, and even rituals to connect with the pagan gods. They also named the different phases of the moon depending on its effect on plants, weather, and even the behavior of animals.
In a process called Moon Mapping, astrologers believe the different moon phases dictate your innermost desires. Astrology believes that the moon governs the subconscious, helping you realize and acknowledge what you really want.
Since the moon influences the tides of the ocean, astrologers also believe that the human body responds to the movements and tugs of the moon. After all, humans are made of 60% water, and this can possibly explain how the different moon phases influence our behavior.
New Age Thought practitioners believe that the best moon phase for creating vision boards is during the Waxing Phase of the Moon. It is the phase that comes next to the New Moon, and right before the Full Moon.
A common misconception is that the Full Moon is the best time to manifest, but it’s actually the Waxing Moon Phase. This is because the New Moon and Full Moon are great for letting go and releasing, but the Waxing Moon Phase is for building, accomplishments, growth, and transformation.
For your vision board 2024, use the energy of building and accomplishment by making it during a Waxing Moon Phase.
2. JANUARY 1ST
New Year’s resolutions are common and every New Year’s Eve, millions of people all over the world celebrate the coming year with new goals, carrying with them the hope that the new year will be better than the last.
A 2021 study shows that 74% of Americans “plan to learn something new, make a lifestyle change, and set a personal goal at the start of every year.” So January 1 is one of the best times of the year to make your vision board.
You are welcoming the new year and what better way to challenge yourself to create new goals than the very first day of the year, right?
However, studies show that January is not exactly the best time, except for a few 9% of Americans who do succeed in following through with their New Year’s resolutions.
A whopping 91% of people who make resolutions/new goals at the start of the year typically don’t succeed in their goals. Some reasons could be a lack of willpower, lack of time, and setting up goals that are impossible to reach. By mid-March, most people would have given up on their resolutions.
But if we look at the numbers, there is still a good 9%of people who do achieve their goals. All you have to do is make your dream board on January 1, welcome the new year, create realistic goals, and follow a few tips for goal-setting, which we’ve written an article about here, and find the inspiration and motivation to keep going.
3. TRANSITIONAL DATES
A term called “The Fresh Start Effect,” explains that transitional dates, or “temporal landmarks,” are the best times to start setting goals, and therefore, make a vision board for the new year.
These transitional dates are dates on the calendar that provide a psychological cue that a passage of time has occurred and that a “fresh start” or new beginning is about to commence.
These dates include January 1, as the previous year has ended, the day after your birthday, any Monday since it’s the start of the week, the end of a relationship, the first day of unemployment, the day your child goes to school, and other time landmarks that create a mental clearing of a past event or self.
Researchers Katherine Milkman, et al are the pens to coin the term, “The Fresh Start Effect,” after a study they conducted resulted in their findings of “temporal landmarks.”
So January 1 can be a great time to help inspire and motivate yourself when you make your dream board, as well as after your birthday, the day you get divorced, or any time that resonates a new beginning for you.
4. NATIONAL VISION BOARD DAY
National Vision Board Day in the US is every 2nd Saturday of January. It was created by actor Kellan Lutz and his manager, Ryan Daly, with the intent of encouraging people to start making changes and goals at the start of the year.
For 2024, it’s January 13, which is a great time to make your dream board. Kellan Lutz is a major advocate of vision boards, as he has been making them for years, and even crediting it for his successes in Hollywood, and even for meeting and marrying his wife.
Lutz holds annual vision board parties during National Vision Board Day, and you can do this, too. Harness the power of a collective effort of making dream boards on this day to manifest your own dreams.
To help you with your vision board party, try using templates you can send to your guests prior to the event. By sending these templates, you’re giving them a preview and a worksheet to work on, giving them an idea of what’s to come on the day of the party.
Use The Vision Cloud’s free vision board templates, which you can download here.
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5. CHINESE NEW YEAR
Chinese New Year for 2024 starts on February 10, 2024, and ends on January 28, 2025. For those who believe in Chinese Astrology, February 10, 2024, would be the best time to make use of the positive energies of the Year of the Dragon on your vision board.
According to Chinese Astrology, the Year of the Dragon represents good luck, growth, abundance, and transformation. Since 2024 generally has this positive energy, it’s time you take advantage of this strong vibration for the year to make your dreams come true.
However, the Chinese Zodiac also states that the Dragon is associated with the element of wood, which symbolizes growth, nurturing, and attention. In order for you to manifest your dreams, you also need to give it time, attention, and nurturing.
6. SUMMER SOLSTICE
The Vikings, Celtics, and pagans in ancient civilizations used the summer solstice to herald a day of harvests, celebration, abundance, growth, and expansion. Summer Solstice is June 21st of every year when the sun is shining the longest and the brightest.
It is also the longest day of the year, and New Age believers say it is the day with the strongest energy of the sun. Summer Solstice is also very near to Midsummer, which happens only a few days after June 21.
This quote by Ronald Hutton, a Professor of History at the University of Bristol, best explains why these days of the year are the best times to make your vision board and manifest your dreams:
“Midsummer was seen as a time when the normal laws of nature or divinity could be suspended, when spirits and fairies could contact humans, and humans could exceed the usual limitations of the world.”
Pagans and ancient civilizations believed this time of the year was a time when reality and the divine realm merged together, opening the walls between these two worlds, and creating a communication portal between what’s considered to be physically real and spiritually believed.
Use the energy of the sun and abundance when making your vision board 2024 on June 21. And don’t forget to meditate, visualize, and practice your manifestation techniques during this day, when the portals to the divine realm are open to receive your messages.
Of course, if you want to make your vision board now, nothing should stop you from doing so. Whenever you feel like making goals and milestones in your life, you need to do it right away and not have to wait for January 1, June 24, a waxing moon phase, or any other date of the year.
Making a vision board should be done when you need to, so even if you’re planning your goals for the year to come, it shouldn't wait for anything.
Use the “80% Rule” to give yourself the confidence and inspiration to achieve your goals in 2024. This rule was created by psychologist Barak Rosenshine, who discovered that it only takes 80% success for students to feel confident in school.
They don’t have to succeed all the time, because a 100% success rate in school could be a manifestation of targeting goals that lack challenge, and a low success rate would lead to students feeling incapable and incompetent.
When making your vision board for the new year, you can get started now and slowly progress to bigger goals within the year.
This could also help anyone making challenging New Year’s resolutions that are abrupt and unrealistic. Creating goals that are reachable boosts dopamine neurotransmitters in the brain, reinforcing behaviors you’ve been doing that helped you achieve your goals.
Smaller successes that are celebrated even if they are small wins, can help you get to the bigger picture of your goals.
So yes, make your vision boards and start going after your dreams now.
While there are several times of the year that are great for making vision boards, the very best time always depends on you. What day of the year resonates with you the most and when do you feel most connected to the Universe?
Listen to your heart and mind, and take cues from the Universe. You can make your vision boards 2024 on January 1st, January 13, February 10, June 21, or just about any day when you can harness the most positive energy that speaks to you.