Although we have a couple of “low-key” days this week, most of the week we can expect very active energy. Along with good opportunities for communication, healing, relationships and taking action, as well as a Master Energy day on Tuesday, the BIG highlight this week occurs on Sunday. On this day we will experience a Super Full Moon as well as Mercury turning retrograde! This will be the final Full Moon of 2017, and it sure is going to be a powerful one. With that, let’s take a detailed look at the energy this week and how we can make the most of it:
Monday November 27th the week begins with energy focused on the two areas of creativity and relationships. What changes or adjustments can you make in these areas in order to empower them and create a greater sense of harmony and fulfilment?
Tuesday November 28th is 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 (2+8+1+1+2+0+1+7= 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, especially those related to prosperity and abundance, 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.
Wednesday November 29th we can expect a day of gentle, flowing energy. After yesterday’s strong and active energy, plus another high-energy day tomorrow, today you should try to just “go with the flow” and not push yourself too hard.
Thursday November 30th is a high-energy day with the focus on healing, communication (especially within significant relationships) and leadership. If you are in a committed relationship, take time to reflect upon whether or not you feel it’s limiting you in any way. If so, think of ways in which you can work on releasing these limitations. It could be that you and your significant other need to work together on these areas, or perhaps you need to work on clearly communicating your needs and aims. In fact, it’s a good idea to reflect upon how you communicate in all areas of your life: do you express your thoughts and feelings clearly and calmly? Do you take time to listen? With a period of Mercury retrograde coming up (a time when communication issues often arise), try to harmonise your communication skills now.
With regards to healing, the energy today has the potential to bring up old, emotional “wounds” so that they can be healed and released. If you notice yourself feeling “triggered” today, take time to think about what issues need to be resolved. It’s a great day for a healing session, either a self-treatment or receiving healing from a practitioner (Reiki or other energy healing).
Friday December 1st we begin the final month of the year with lots of strong energy focused in the areas of relationships, both romantic and friendships. We can expect this influence to continue throughout the month of December, bringing opportunities for deeper emotional connection and a greater sense of passion within romantic relationships, while there are also great opportunities to connect with new people and make new friends.
Saturday December 2nd is a high-energy day with the focus on action and communication. Tomorrow’s energy will be very intense, so we can expect to experience the energy building in intensity today as we approach the time of Sunday’s Full Moon.
Sunday December 3rd we finish the week with a VERY high-energy day! Today we experience the final Full Moon of 2017, and it certainly is a powerful one: a “Super Moon”! When the Full Moon coincides with the time of the Moon’s closest approach to the Earth, it is referred to as a “Super Moon”. Energetically, it is said that this “closeness” to the Earth greatly intensifies the effect of the Full Moon. Any Full Moon is a good time to reflect upon the time since the last Full Moon and see what we have accomplished and what changes or adjustments we need to make in order to move forward. The influence of Gemini places special emphasis on the areas of information, communication and connecting with those around you. What changes or adjustments can you make in these areas? People may feel more talkative than usual at this time, but make sure that you choose your words wisely: express your truth, be open, but communicate with kindness.
Remember that the close proximity of this Full Moon not only means that it will appear to be larger than usual, but the energetic effects are greatly amplified… but you must consciously use the energy in order to benefit from it.
One way of connecting more fully with today’s energy is by practising a Full Moon 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 way:
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 and send Reiki to it using the technique of “beaming”. Of course, feel free to use any method of distant healing that you may prefer (depending on where you are, a photograph may be the most practical way!). In this way, you can tap directly into these lunar energies.
In addition to the Super Full Moon, today is also significant because we experience Mercury turning retrograde until December 23rd. Mercury retrograde often gets a “bad rap” because of the likelihood of problems and mix-ups in the areas of communication, travel and technology.
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. However, this can actually be a great time to sort out shortcomings and “blind spots” as these issues are revealed.
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.
Wishing all of you a powerful, positive and productive week ahead!