I hope that all of you experienced days of productivity, healing, breakthroughs and change last week. The energy was very intense, so although we have some powerful high-energy days coming up this week, it may be a relief to know that this energy can be much easier to deal with. Even when faced with Mercury retrograde on Tuesday! The super-charged New Moon in Virgo on Thursday offers a great opportunity for fresh starts and new beginnings, so stay grounded and positive and it should be a good week ahead! So now let’s take a detailed look at what we can expect:
Monday August 29th we begin the week with a high-energy day and plenty of powerful energy flowing in the areas of creativity, self-expression, relationships, harmony and healing. Take time to reflect upon how you can use your talents and abilities to enrich the lives of those around you, how you can better express your creative side and also what needs to be healed and released so that you can move forward with positive energy and strength. Be aware that some old issues can be pushed to the surface today, so if you find yourself feeling anxious or agitated, look within yourself and find the root issues that are causing this so that they can be healed.
Tuesday August 30th is a day of strong energy when we experience Mercury turning retrograde until September 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. This particular Mercury retrograde phase also brings good opportunities for productivity, so make the most of it!
Wednesday August 31st we finish the month with a day of bright, light, productive energy. Creative expression is strongly supported, as are any activities for manifesting goals (Reiki 2 affirmations, Law of Attraction etc.). Take 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. Significant relationships, both friendships and love, also get a nice “boost” of energy today.
Thursday September 1st we begin a new month with a VERY high-energy day! We experience the New Moon in Virgo, “super-charged” with the energetic influence of a solar eclipse, which is said to provide a big boost of energy. The annular solar eclipse will be visible from the southern tropical regions of Africa and Madagascar. Regardless of whether or not the eclipse is visible from where you live, it’s said that the energetic effects will be experienced nonetheless.
Any New Moon is a great time for new beginnings and fresh starts. Virgo is all about being organised, health, service to others and manifesting on the physical level (such as improving finances). Remember that the solar eclipse will strongly empower all of these areas! Today is a great day to set some intentions and take action: create a healthy routine (exercise, diet etc.), organise any cluttered areas of your home/office and see where changes can be made in order to improve finances. You can also 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 and use any of your Distant Healing techniques to send Reiki to it. In this way, you can tap directly into these lunar energies.
Friday September 2nd is a high-energy day when we will still be feeling the effects of yesterday’s extra-strong New Moon. It’s a good idea to stay active and to continue to work on the areas that were highlighted yesterday.
Saturday September 3rd is a day of light, bright, active energy. It’s a great day for socialising, working on enjoyable projects and spending time outdoors (which is also very grounding). Wonderful energy for the weekend!
Sunday September 4th we finish the week with a day of strong, bright, positive 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 (4+9+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 stay active, so make the most of it! If possible, take part in activities outdoors and enjoy the day with those you love. It’s also a great day to work on manifesting your goals or Law of Attraction work, 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.
Wishing all of you a productive, positive week ahead.