or Connect
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Mom › Talk Amongst Ourselves › Spirituality › Official Treasure Map --2008
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Official Treasure Map --2008

post #1 of 455
Thread Starter 
It is here....

The Official Treasure Map Thread for 2008.

To read the whole article on Treasure Mapping please go to this link.


You have to sign in to read it but don't worry, you won't get spammed.

For those of you who have done maps you know the drill. This is the New Moon where we set our vision on all the things we wish to accomplish, receive, take care of..during the next 12 months.


A treasure map is a collage made of photos, magazines pictures, words, pieces of things that make sense to you...whatever you want and you put them on a foam core board or just cardboard or just something strong that can handle the collage...you put them all together so you can look at it...it will be a MAP of what you want for the coming year.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN, "what do I want for the coming year?"

Exactly what it says. Do you want a new house, a new living room, better health, stronger marriage, reconnect with people, a bigger family, a bigger community? Do you want to write your book? Do you want a new car? What is it you want?
Do you even know what you want? If you are like many of us, you are so busy running around, taking care of everyone else that you might not have a fig of an idea what you want for your new year...that is the beauty of this process...you must sit down and figure it out...give yourself this time to do it. Be just that selfish..and dare to dream.

Why do we do it now and not January?

Treasure Maps are made during the Aries new moon. Aries new moon change from year to year and this year, it will take place on April 5, 2008 8:54pm PDT. – 16 degrees 44 .
They are made on Aries new moon, because that is the first sign of the zodiac. Aries is when you plant your seeds. It is the real beginning of the New Year. It should not be confused with the first day of spring, which is usually on March 19 or March 20. New moon means the sun and moon are in the same degree. For those who don't know much about astrology (which is totally okay) Aries is the sign of SIGHT. So, that's why it is so important to have pictures of what you want. You need to visualize it. Or if you don't do photos/pictures.. Put up words. It is just important for you to SEE THEM.

So, I'm going to be busy on April 5th can I start it before the 5th?

Do I have to buy a bunch of magazines, I'm broke, can I just borrow some old ones from friends

Personally, when I started my treasure maps I always did them with fresh new magazines. And in the old days, (not married, no children) I spent a lot of dough on them..only because I wanted lots of choices. But with time, I ended up only getting a few magazines. I never borrowed other magazines from friends..but I know that there are people who did it in previous years and I think they were happy with their results. So, it really is your call.

What if I don't want magazine photos, can I just use my own pictures.. like my husband, my baby etc?
Sure. I usually colored xerox them so that I would not wreck my originals.

You can also paint what you want. Again it is your call.

Do I only focus on things?
Heck no! I would also encourage you to focus on beliefs and environments. Affirmations like “I’m abundant” or “I am always feeling loved” “My health is vibrant.” “My partner and I are always growing closer and closer.”

Is there any pattern i have to use when i put the photos or the words on my board.No you can do it anyway you want.

I will say that in previous years my friends and I used to use the feng shui baguas for my pattern. basically I would break up the board into 9 areas. A grid like this:


7-self knowledge (and travel)
9-helpful people and angels.

If you use the feng shui baguas, you will naturally cover all most all areas of your life..as you can see it is all represented there.

How much time do I have to build my map?

Ideally you should build your map during the new phase of Aries new moon which would take you from the April 5th 8:54pm PDT until April 9 2:22 AM PDT. But if you need more time, you can give yourself up until Full Moon (April 20). But ideally try to build it in the beginning.

Do I have to do it alone or can I do it with friends?

You can do it either way. I build mine with my 2 other friends. We are like sisters and it felt so right to do it with them. We started them together. I know that there are several people who have little parties where they invite those close to them over. I will say this, it is a lot of fun to do them with others..we would all pass around the magazines.. "Hey, I found a great beach bungalow does anyone need a beach vacation? Or it would be, "I have got to lose 10 pounds, any ideas what I should put on my map?" and low and behold someone will come up with a good suggestion.

Do i have to finish it all at one sitting?

No. Often I used to cut my stuff out with my friends. Maybe glue a little thing here or there and then take it home and finish it there over the course of a day or two.

Can my kids do it with me?
Yes! it is great for them to focus and think about what they want. Have them build their own maps. They also might give you their thoughts about what they think you should have in your life. Helps them to think beyond them, right?

Does it work?

Okay. I don't want to sound like a spoilsport but I’m just not interested in building a collage, can I do something else?

Sure you can take a nice piece of orange paper and write down wishes during Treasure Map time. My wishes can sometimes feel like prayers and they are much more broad in my desires. But I will say this, I felt like I needed to switch to 'less is more' after several, several years of mapping. So, I had a lot under my belt. I would encourage new comers to make the actual maps. But if you really don't feel the call then just write your desires down. I like orange paper. So, vibrant. So aries.

Is it ok to have things continue over to the next year? Long-term, ongoing stuff that has progressed but needs to continue to progress?

Yes. Of course. But with a small caveat. My sense after doing these for years is that when something really takes time and doesn't gel in the first year. My experience is that there is something still not in right yet. It might be something you are aware of...like one cyber friend shifted from her map from year one to year two by focusing on less things. That kind of energy is really important. What I mean.. is it is NOT important to put up less. It is important for you on the following year's map to go into your gut and say what do I REALLY WANT.

You may need to shift something about your long range goals. My sense is that they need a wee bit refining or broadening. Just a thought. But definitely don't give up on the dream.

I'm really excited is there anything I can do now before Treasure Map to help my map?
Yes, yes, yes.... I said this in previous years and I'll remind everyone now. The period just before the Treasure Map is called the balsamic phase. Which is the end of the moon's phase. This is the phase when we get rid of stuff. Get rid of clutter. Get rid of things that are bugging us. Get rid of ick. Try if you can to clear some space in your life so you can be ready for the treasure map. Remember, Einstein said, "NO TWO THINGS CAN OCCUPY THE SAME SPACE." Read that several times... now ask yourself, do I have space in my house, my family, my time, my life in general for more? If the answer is no. Then start housecleaning!

Clear out the stuff between now and the 5th. Now do you understand why it is important not to start your map before the new time?

By the way, I personally don't buy any of my supplies before the New starts. But I know some of you can't do that..so if you must buy before. Put it aside and don't touch it until the new. Don't thumb through magazines. Leave it all be.

Good luck and dream big!
post #2 of 455
Thread Starter 

How many years have we been building maps on MDC?

It began in 2003 (on a Feng Shui Thread I started)


Then we did it in 2004


And 2005


And 2006


And 2007

post #3 of 455
Thread Starter 

Remind me again...how long do I have to build my Map?

Ideally you should build your map during the new phase of Aries new moon which would take you from the April 5th 8:54pm PDT until April 9 2:22 AM PDT. But if you need more time, you can give yourself up until Full Moon (April 20). But ideally try to build it in the beginning.
post #4 of 455
Oh Oh Oh Subbing!!!!!!

post #5 of 455
Thread Starter 

I'm not that into Astrology..is it okay to do a map?

Yes. Of course. YOu don't need to know astrology to build a Treasure Map. A person does not need to know about Easter..but still get the power of Spring.

HOwever, if you do know (like) astrology and want to know a bit more about this Aries Lunar Phase. go to my Aries New Moon article.

post #6 of 455
Subbin' too!!!

post #7 of 455
subscribing too!
post #8 of 455
post #9 of 455

i'm working on outlining my map and can't hardly wait to go get magazines and supplies tommorrow.

and tonite i so found the house we want. gonna take pics for the map tomorrow.
post #10 of 455

Woken up to SNOW!! DH and the boys are outside playing and I have just finished a Yoga practice, planning on a nice family breakfast, shower and then hit the shops for supplies :

Happy New Moon and have fun Treasure Mapping :
post #11 of 455
I'm starting with the background paper.. I'm watercoloring my background
Then will go out for extras later...
post #12 of 455
omg SNUCK UP ON ME!!!!! lol Off to the shop tomorrow for supplies... will do a bit of soul searching tonight to get in the zone
post #13 of 455

post #14 of 455
Subbing here too. I'm thinking I'll do some light yoga and some meditation this morning, have breakfast, and then I'll start on my map outline. I'll go get supplies when the stores open around here.
post #15 of 455
me subbing too! i do have more energy and happy feelings than i did last night. i hope it lasts! no headache this morning! i am feeling positive.

we have church today so this morning i'm going to map out the areas (no pun intended) and start perusing and cutting, and cut more when we get home. maybe start placing things preliminarily (is that a word? )

i thought about the weight loss issue. i had that on my map last year too, and i think i weigh a few pounds more...but i woke up this morning thinking that "weight loss" is too vague. i want to handle (as in ignore or push away) cravings, and i want commitment to my health. so i'm going to find things that have to do with that-- more moment to moment stuff re: handling the heat of the craving moment.

on the way home from church i may try to stop and get another mag or two-- i want stuff to do with nursing (not breastfeeding, i mean being a Nurse) and i may need mags specific to that somehow.

happy mapping!
post #16 of 455

I fell asleep last night and woke up RIGHT AT the new moon (a few minutes before midnight here)... then this morning woke up to a beautiful foggy morning up in the mountains

My gf and I are going to head into town this morning to get supplies. We plan to watch the Secret as we make our maps!

Thanks to Tracy and everyone on these threads for all of the positive energy.

Here's to another amazing year of manifestations!
post #17 of 455
Man, I totally missed an opportunity to intend to have kids busy and out of the house today so I could map, but alas, now I will just be anxiously waiting until tomorrow when I can actually get anything done.

Do any of you do your maps with little kids around you? I'm too anal-retentive, what with all the "I want to cut out of this magazine, Mommy!" and shuffling pictures around and AGH!!!
post #18 of 455
Before I get offline for the morning I also wanted to share that my horoscope today was completely accurate for preparing my map. There were things like - "Your attention may be fixed on transforming the secret aims you have nurtured into your life’s reality through hard work and positivity. As you visualize your objectives, you’ll likely begin to understand that the success you wish to attain is within your grasp." and "This level of dedication ensures that your thoughts revolve around the type of positive topics that will attract prosperity and opportunity into your life."

I also pulled the Lover's card from the tarot deck last night - A card that represents not only desires, emotions, the human heart, but the power of attraction. It means that an important choice must be made to reach true desires rather than a duty. A change in attitude will lead to happier times, and a happy relationship in personal life or business is ahead. (If anyone else has important on this card - please share).
post #19 of 455
This is my first time - I feel the need to create some focus and get more clarity in my life and I think this will be an excellent way to get things moving.
post #20 of 455

jenlove, that's cool. makes me want to check out mine.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Spirituality
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Mom › Talk Amongst Ourselves › Spirituality › Official Treasure Map --2008