Monthly Archives: April 2016

Weekly Forecast, April 25th – May 1st 2016

Hello Everyone,

We finish the month of April with some wonderful energy coming up this week.  The highlights include “Master Energy” on Wednesday, lots of energy supporting love and relationships, plus have Mercury turning retrograde for the next four weeks.  Please read on to find out how you can focus on using the positive aspects of Mercury retrograde for personal growth.  So let’s find out how to make the most of the energy this week:

mercury retrograde

Monday April 25th we begin the week with a day of gentle, flowing energy.  Rather than trying to accomplish may tasks or start new projects, it’s a good idea to continue working on existing projects and just “go with the flow” as much as possible.

 

Tuesday April 26th the energy will be strongly supportive of creative thinking and expression, as well as plenty of inspiration.  By consciously using this energy, there is great potential for problem-solving and creating “outside of the box” strategies that yield positive results.

 

Wednesday April 27th is a very high-energy day.  According to numerology this day has special energetic significance because the numbers of today’s date add up to the “Master Number” of 22 (2+7+4+2+0+1+6= 22).  “22” is known as the “Master Builder”, so today is ideal for starting new projects and furthering work on existing projects and goals (building your future).  This is a day to take action, so make the most of it!  It’s also a great day to work on manifesting your goals, so ensure that you set aside some time to sit quietly and visualise each of your goals in their completed forms.  To make this exercise more effective, try to use as many of your senses as possible (feel, smell, hear… and most of all, intend) when you visualise.  If you are a Reiki 2 (or above) practitioner, it’s an especially powerful day to work on your Reiki affirmations.

Bear in mind that if you don’t use today’s energy in a constructive way, you may feel agitated and/or restless.  So keep busy today, stay productive and use the energy to your advantage!

mercury retrograde

Thursday April 28th is a high-energy day when Mercury turns retrograde until May 22nd.  Mercury retrograde often gets a “bad rap” because of the likelihood of problems and mix-ups in the areas of communication, travel and technology.  However, this can actually be a great time to sort out shortcomings and “blind spots” as these issues are revealed.

During the time of Mercury retrograde, it’s advisable to double-check and reconfirm all travel plans, back up all electronic data, be clear with all forms of communication and avoid (if possible) signing new contracts.  If you must sign new contracts, be very careful to check all of the details and fine print.

As mentioned previously, you can also use this time to grow:  if you do experience difficulties, pay attention to what you need to learn.  Do you need to improve your communication skills?  Are you prone to rushing into things without checking details?  Are you expressing yourself clearly and with compassion?  Do you need to listen more carefully to others?  Perhaps there are also lessons in being more patient with others and not jumping to conclusions.

Working on the inner self is strongly supported during a time of Mercury retrograde.  Use this time wisely by being aware of when your buttons are being pushed and then clearing the root issue that causes this reaction in the first place.  It’s also a good idea to reflect upon whether or not you are regularly taking time to relax, recharge and just enjoy the state of “being”.  If not, make a true effort to make the time for this.  I used to be terrible at doing this until I started making appointments for myself in my diary to do so.  I stuck to these appointments until there was no longer any need to write them down and it became natural for me to take time to relax and recharge.  Perhaps you, too, may find this to be a helpful habit!

 

Friday April 29th is a high-energy day that is all about love, relationships, enjoyment and increasing the flow of prosperity in one’s life.   What a day of fantastic potential!  Use the energy to bring more stability and love to relationships, take time for enjoying life’s pleasures and improving finances through seeking out opportunities.  You can also take time to work on manifesting your goals, so ensure that you set aside some time to sit quietly and visualise each of your goals in their completed forms.  To make this exercise more effective, try to use as many of your senses as possible (feel, smell, hear… and most of all, intend) when you visualise.  If you are a Reiki 2 (or above) practitioner, it’s an especially powerful day to work on your Reiki affirmations.

 

Saturday April 30th we experience energy very similar to what we had a few days ago on Tuesday.  This means lots of support in the areas of creative thinking and expression, as well as plenty of inspiration.  You can also use this energy by doing some problem-solving and creating “outside of the box” strategies that yield positive results.

 

Sunday May 1st we begin a new month with a high-energy day that is all about love.  Very beautiful energy, indeed!  Ideally, spend today with those you love and also take time to reflect upon how you can strengthen your sense of compassion towards yourself and others.  When we fill our own hearts with love and compassion, it becomes natural to share this energy with others (rather than seeking or expecting others to provide this).  As the pebble cast into a pond causes ripples, so your actions will affect many, so enjoy and share love and kindness!

 

Wishing all of you a beautiful, positive and fruitful week ahead.

Many blessings,

Chantal

Weekly Forecast April 18th – 24th 2016

Hello Everyone,

This week we experience an interesting mix of very high-energy days interspersed with days of gentle, flowing energy.  The highlights include Pluto turning retrograde until September as well as a Full Moon in Scorpio.  There is a very strong theme of transformation through releasing old patterns etc., so be aware that if you resist this process you will most likely face a difficult time ahead.  However, try to see this as a wonderful opportunity to create positive change and increase the flow of energy in your life!  Yes, it can be very challenging to go through this transformative process, but the rewards are definitely worth it.  On the days of gentle energy this week, take time to reflect, rebalance and work on your strategy for change.  So let’s take a detailed look at what to expect this week and how to make the most of it:

full-moon-scorpio

Monday April 18th we begin the week with some very strong energy.  According to numerology this day has special energetic significance because the numbers of today’s date add up to the “Master Number” of 22 (1+8+4+2+0+1+6= 22).  “22” is known as the “Master Builder”, so today is ideal for starting new projects and furthering work on existing projects and goals (building your future).  This is a day to take action, so make the most of it!  It’s also a great day to work on manifesting your goals, so ensure that you set aside some time to sit quietly and visualise each of your goals in their completed forms.  To make this exercise more effective, try to use as many of your senses as possible (feel, smell, hear… and most of all, intend) when you visualise.  If you are a Reiki 2 (or above) practitioner, it’s an especially powerful day to work on your Reiki affirmations.

In addition to this “Master Energy”, today we also experience Pluto turning retrograde until September 26th.  The time of Pluto retrograde is ideal for reflection upon the following:  transformation, death and rebirth, spiritual practises (though not necessarily connected to a religious practise), research and aspects of partnerships.  Specifically, reflect upon any of these areas in which you are experiencing difficulties, stagnation, lack of growth etc.  These difficulties indicate that which needs to be changed or released!  Remember that the more you try to hold on to old experiences, habits, beliefs, methods etc., the more difficult these situations will become.  By consciously using the energy of reflection/release over the next few months, you will greatly increase the flow of new, fresh energy into your life.  This brings about a state of growth, expansion and greater fulfilment.

 

Tuesday April 19th is a high-energy day that continues yesterday’s theme of transformation, especially in the areas of relationships, creative expression and money-matters.   Just as yesterday, remember that imbalances in areas of your life (especially the ones mentioned above) will be highlighted… and it may be quite difficult to face this.  However, also remember that this is an opportunity for revolutionary transformation!  Listen to your intuition, reflect upon these areas and take action in releasing the “old” and beginning anew.

The energy today is also supportive of being productive, enjoying romantic partnerships and connecting with nature and the inner-self.

 

Wednesday April 20th we experience the first of two days of gentle, flowing energy.  Rather than trying to accomplish may tasks or start new projects, it’s a good idea to continue working on existing projects and just “go with the flow” as much as possible.  It’s also a good idea to use these two days to continue your work on releasing the “old” in order to create a state of transformation in your life.

 

Thursday April 21st we have the second day of gentle, flowing energy.  You can use best use this energy in ways mentioned above.  You may notice the energy increase as the day goes on and we approach the powerful Full Moon of tomorrow.

 

Friday April 22nd is a VERY high-energy day when we experience the Full Moon in Scorpio.  Any Full Moon is a good time in which to reflect upon what you have accomplished since the last Full Moon and how you would like to move forward.  The influence of Scorpio emphasises the areas of transformation (the big theme of the week!) and your process of personal evolution.  Additionally, reflect upon what you need to change, adjust or release in order to strengthen partnerships (personal as well as business).  There is some strong feminine (“Yin”) energy today, so use it to help stay grounded and to create strategies for moving forward.

You can more fully connect with today’s energy through meditation.  You can do your own meditation, or 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:

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.

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 (you can also use other techniques, such as using a photograph). In this way, you can tap directly into these lunar energies.

 

Saturday April 23rd we begin the weekend with the first of two consecutive days of gentle, flowing energy.  Rather than rushing around or trying to do lots of activities, it’s a good idea to continue working on existing projects and just “go with the flow” as much as possible.  As I mentioned in the forecast for Wednesday/Thursday, it’s also a good idea to use these two days to continue your work on releasing the “old” in order to create a state of transformation in your life.

 

Sunday April 24th we finish the week with our second day of gentle, flowing energy.  Enjoy the day by relaxing, recharging and just allowing yourself to “be”.

 

Wishing all of you a powerful and positive week of transformation!

Many blessings,

Chantal

Weekly Forecast, April 11th – 17th 2016

Hello Everyone,

We have an interesting week ahead, with opportunities for growth, changing/releasing old habits and recharging after all of the intense energy of last week.  The big event of the week sees Mars turning retrograde on Sunday.  This begins a 2-month period of creating positive changes in the areas of leadership, assertiveness and sexuality, but only if you choose to change and take action.  With that, let’s see what we can expect this week:

mars retrograde

Monday April 11th we begin this week with a day of gentle, flowing energy.  It’s a good idea to work on existing projects and goals rather than new ones.  Go with the flow as much as possible today and save the action for upcoming high-energy days.

 

Tuesday April 12th is a high-energy day when the intuition will be stronger than usual, creativity will be flowing and there will be lots of energy supporting any work with the Law of Attraction or any other method of manifesting your goals.  Ideally, start the day with meditation (even if it’s only a few minutes!) so that you are better able to receive guidance and intuitive “flashes” throughout the day.  For working on manifesting your goals, take time to sit quietly, breathe deeply and evenly and visualise each of your goals in their completed forms.  As you do this, try to use as many of the senses as possible while you truly feel and intend that each goal is now completed.  If you are a Reiki 2 (or above) practitioner, it’s a great day to work on your Reiki affirmations.

 

Wednesday April 13th we have a rather “quiet” day mid-week.  It’s a good day to work on current projects and goals, or even just take it easy and not push yourself too hard.  You may also like taking time to rest and recharge in preparation for the active days we have coming up.

 

Thursday April 14th is a high-energy day with the emphasis on working towards the higher good of others as well as thinking “outside the box”.  Take time to consider how your current actions affect those around you and how you can create or adjust projects so that they benefit everyone involved.  If you need to work on strategies or problem-solving, today is a very good day to do so as expanded and creative thinking are strongly supported.

 

Friday April 15th is all about using the current energy to change your way of thinking.  Old habits and patterns are often difficult to change if there is little personal/environmental energy.  We require energy in order to shift these old habits, so today’s energy can give you the boost you may need.   Reflect upon where you are “stuck” in your thinking, attitudes and ideas.  These are relatively easy to identify by noticing areas of your life that are not flowing smoothly.  Whether it’s relationships, career, personal well-being, finances etc., consider whether or not you are applying your old thought-patterns (expectations, methods, conclusions, ideas etc.) to the problematic area(s).  You may think that your way of thinking is the correct way, but if certain areas of life aren’t going well (repeating issues, long-term problems, blockages), this is evidence that it’s time to change.  Take control of the situation, be empowered and let go of attitudes that no longer serve you!

 

Saturday April 16th the energy will be light and flowing.  You could use the energy to recharge yourself by enjoying outdoor activities, taking time for an energy practise (Reiki, Tai-Chi, yoga etc.) or just treating yourself to a relaxing day.  Or perhaps you may want to take some time to do further work on any issues that may have come up yesterday.  Whatever you choose to do today, take a light approach.

 

Sunday April 17th we end the week with strong energy as Mars turns retrograde until June 29th.   Mars turns retrograde once every two years and this presents us the opportunity to work on areas that are said to be “ruled” by this planet:  leadership, assertiveness and sexuality.  With this in mind, the time of Mars retrograde is a good time to reflect upon these areas and ask yourself the following questions:  are you being an effective leader?  Are you expressing yourself with a calm strength or with aggression?  Can you lead as well as listen?  Are the expressions of your creative and personal energy positive and empowering to yourself and others?  Use the answers to these questions to make clear and positive changes, especially within the next two months.

 

Wishing all of you a week of positive change and growth.

Many blessings,

Chantal

Weekly Forecast, April 4th – 10th 2016

Hello Everyone,

We have a very interesting and exciting few days to look forward to this week, with plenty of potential for change and transformation in every area of life.  The highlight is the New Moon in Aries on Thursday, which many are calling one of the most powerful New Moons of 2016! In addition to this, there are other very high-energy days coming up, so let’s take a detailed look at what we can expect and what we can do to make the most of this energy:

Aries New Moon

Aries New Moon

 

Monday April 4th we start the week with a nice boost of energy that is best used by working on current tasks rather than taking on new projects.  You’ll find that you can accomplish these tasks more easily by taking a systematic approach.  The areas of learning and spirituality are also well-supported, so it’s worthwhile putting some attention on these areas today.

 

Tuesday April 5th is a day of strong energy, but it is important to be conscious of how you use this energy in order to make the most of it.  By staying grounded and focused (have specific goals in mind!) there is good potential for empowering/revitalising the areas of creative expression, relationships and money matters.

Another interesting aspect to today’s energy is a connection to nature and the higher-self.  Really make an effort to spend time in nature today:  nothing strenuous, as the point is to be calm, quiet, aware of the senses and conscious in drawing in “chi” or healing energy from the Earth.  You could go for a walk (a park is fine, but a wooded area or forest is ideal) or even lie down on the grass, allowing yourself to fully connect with the Earth.  Whatever you decide to do, use your senses:  breathe deeply and evenly, be aware of how your body feels as you move, listen to the sounds around you, inhale the scents of nature etc.  Imagine that with every breath, you are drawing chi/healing energy into your body (this can just be an intention or you can imagine this energy as white light that enters your hands and soles of feet, filling your entire body).  In taking time in nature like this, especially today, you can also connect more fully with the higher-self or the Divine.

 

Wednesday April 6th is a high-energy day that is all about transformation in all areas of life:  relationships, work, personal and spiritual.  It’s all about transforming your life in order to be more fulfilled, balanced, healthier and walking your path according to your higher purpose.  The intuition plays a key role in this, so pay attention to your “gut instinct”!  Reflect upon the different areas of your life mentioned above; identify what you would like to change and how you can achieve this and take clear steps to create transformation.  With the New Moon coming tomorrow, the energy is supporting us to take action NOW.

 

Thursday April 7th is a VERY high-energy day!   Today we experience what many astrologers are calling one of the most powerful New Moons of the entire year, the New Moon in Aries.  Any New Moon is a good time for new beginnings, fresh starts and energising goals, but with the influence of Aries there is also emphasis on the areas of leadership, entrepreneurship, sexuality and working with others towards a worthy cause.  The strength of this particular New Moon is due to the energy we experienced yesterday (which is still active today) which is combined with the New Moon energy.  Yesterday’s themes of transformation apply to today as well, so make sure you use this energy to transform your life.  It’s time for ACTION!

As the energy today is very strong, it is important to use it otherwise you will find yourself feeling agitated, frustrated or “all over the place”.  Use your ideas from yesterday about the actions you can take and changes you can make in order to stay focused on your goals.  You can also use the energy to empower your goals by taking time to sit quietly and visualising each of your goals in their completed forms.  If you are a Reiki 2 practitioner, you should also try to work on your Reiki affirmations. 

You can also make the most of the energy by doing a New Moon meditation.  You can create your own meditation by doing what feels right for you or you can do a New Moon meditation in the following ways:

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.

Reiki 2 (or above) practitioners can use Distant Healing techniques to connect directly with the New Moon energy.  You can use a photograph of the Moon, sit outdoors and use the “Beaming” technique, visualise, or whatever method you prefer.

 

Friday April 8th is a day of gentle, flowing energy.  Coming after days of strong energy (and we have more of that tomorrow!), it’s a great day to just “go with the flow” as much as possible.  Allow yourself time to relax and reflect and don’t push yourself too much.

 

Saturday April 9th we start the weekend with a high-energy day.  According to numerology, this day has special energetic significance because the numbers of today’s date add up to the “Master Number” of 22 (9+4+2+0+1+6= 22).  “22” is known as the “Master Builder”, so today is ideal for starting new projects and furthering work on existing projects and goals (building your future).  This is a day to take action, so make the most of it!  It’s also a great day to work on manifesting your goals, so ensure that you set aside some time to sit quietly and visualise each of your goals in their completed forms.  To make this exercise more effective, try to use as many of your senses as possible (feel, smell, hear and truly intend) when you visualise.  If you are a Reiki 2 (or above) practitioner, it’s an especially powerful day to work on your Reiki affirmations.

The energy today is also very bright and positive, so it’s also a wonderful time for going out, socialising and sharing the day with others.

 

Sunday April 10th we finish the week with gentle, flowing energy that is best-suited to relaxing and recharging.  After such an active week, allow yourself to let go and enjoy the day.  If you would like to do some work on your inner-self, today is also supportive in identifying any negative thought-patterns that are holding you back and then letting go of them.  During times of change and transformation, old fears and patterns can often surface which then hold us back from reaching our potential.  For example, you may have old, stubborn thoughts regarding what you are capable of.  Thoughts such as “I could never achieve that” or other self-limiting ideas.  Identify these and their root (which is usually fear:  fear of failure, fear of being judged, fear of the unknown etc.) and then consciously work on releasing them.  You may be surprised at how effective it can be to replace a negative thought with a positive.  Try this:  If you find yourself thinking “I don’t think I can change”, try flipping it to “I am open to change, I embrace the exciting new potential flowing into my life right now”.  Apply this principle to any negative, fearful or self-limiting thought and start creating some positive changes!

 

Wishing all of you a fantastic week ahead, filled with positive action and change.

 

Many blessings,

Chantal