As June draws to a close and July is about to begin, you may notice the focus shifting to a reflective state. The month of July will be dominated by reflection, leading us to a position of being able to create positive changes in the areas of relationships, financial matters, creative expression and self-expression. Sometimes we can get so caught-up in current states, we forget to take a step back and observe. July presents us with lots of opportunities to do just this: pause, reflect upon certain areas of our lives, clearly see where changes need to be made (and what these changes should be) and then create these changes. This week, the highlight is the Full Moon in Capricorn which brings the perfect energy reflection and evaluation! So let’s take a detailed look at what we can expect this week…
Monday June 29th we start the week with a day of light, bright energy. The intuition will be strong, so pay attention to signs and be ready to receive flashes of inspiration regarding the making of improvements in the areas of finances and relationships. Creative expression is also strongly supported today.
Tuesday June 30th you may notice your “buttons being pushed” today. If this is the case, pay attention: you are being shown issues that you need to heal within yourself. Take time for a full self-treatment (Reiki or other healing energy) or you can arrange to receive a treatment from a healer. Of course, nobody likes having their “buttons pushed”, but these moments are very helpful on our healing paths: by paying attention and not shifting the blame onto others, these are great opportunities for healing and release.
Wednesday July 1st the energy will be gentle and flowing. Rather than starting new projects or trying to accomplish lots of tasks, it’s a good idea to work on current goals and just “go with the flow”. You may notice the energy increasing as the day goes on and we approach the Full Moon of tomorrow.
Thursday July 2nd is a very high-energy day when we have the Full Moon in Capricorn. Any Full Moon is a great time to reflect upon what we have accomplished since the last one, how our plans may/may not have come to fruition and what we can do to create positive change in our lives. The influence of Capricorn (an Earth element sign) brings a very practical energy to this Full Moon, in that the energy supports us in evaluating the areas of personal responsibility, strategies and putting these plans into action, finances and self-discipline. Take time to reflect upon these areas and what you need to change in order to move forward successfully. It is also a good idea to reflect upon habits, situations and strategies that no longer serve your higher purpose…and then work on releasing/changing these.
To more fully connect with the energy of today, you can also try doing a Full Moon meditation. You can do your own meditation, choose to meditate on all you have to be grateful for in your life, or you can do a Full Moon meditation in the following ways:
1) Sit quietly and comfortably, with the hands resting on the knees (palms facing up), breathing deeply and evenly, whilst contemplating the Moon. Imagine that with every in-breath, your up-turned hands draw in a bright, silvery light from the Moon. See the light enter your hands, travel up to your shoulders, and then to the centre of the chest (where it collects in the heart chakra). This light at the centre of the chest then spreads throughout your body. Continue breathing in the light, spreading it through your body, for as long as it feels right for you. (When you exhale, just allow the breath to leave the body). When you feel/visualise that your entire body is filled with this silvery light, you can then try expanding this light throughout your aura, and beyond.
2) If you are a Reiki 2 (or above) practitioner, you can sit quietly with the Moon in view (ideally outdoors) and send Reiki to it. Sit quietly and comfortably, prepare your hands for sending Reiki, and draw your 3 Reiki symbols over the Moon. You would then use the Reiki 2 technique of ‘Beaming’, with the hands ‘aimed’ at the Moon. In this way, you can tap directly into these lunar energies.
3) Join together with friends to experience the special energy! You can do a group meditation, or now that the summer is here you can even just enjoy an evening meal ‘al fresco’. Appreciate the Moon, and feel a sense of gratitude for the beauty of nature, and the love from those around us.
Friday July 3rd we will still be experiencing some of the energetic effects of yesterday’s Full Moon, although not as intensely. Today it is a good idea to continue working on anything that may have come up yesterday through reflection on personal responsibility, strategies and putting these plans into action etc. What changes need to be made? What habits and patterns need to be released? Use your self-discipline and take action!
Saturday July 4th the energy will be light and flowing. Take time to enjoy yourself, ideally in nature, and don’t push yourself too hard. Today’s energy is all about enjoyment, not hard work!
Sunday July 5th we finish the week with a day of strong energy focused in the areas of personal transformation and positive changes in close relationships and finances. Have any issues in these areas surfaced over the past week? If so, use these as a starting point: reflect upon what lessons need to be learned, what needs to be healed and released and what changes you can make in order to create a state of transformation in these areas of life.
Wishing all of you a positive and abundant week ahead!