This week’s Forecast is quite a detailed and lengthy one due to all of the exciting activity ahead: The New Moon and the Winter Solstice in particular. There is a great abundance of powerful, active energy coming up this week! However, focus your attention and consciously work with the energy… do not over-do things or else you risk getting burned out. As there is much to share with you, let’s get right to it:
Monday December 18th the week begins with a VERY high-energy day! Today we experience the potent combination of a Sagittarius New Moon with a “Master” energy day: very powerful indeed! There is so much potential today, so let’s break it down one by one: Any New Moon is an ideal time for new beginnings and fresh starts, but the influence of Sagittarius places extra emphasis on the areas of exploration, celebration, enjoyment, philosophy and spirituality. Which of these areas would you like to “fire up” and empower? Today is a great day to make a start. The active and fiery energy of Sagittarius should be handled carefully, though. Make sure that you don’t take on too many tasks or commitments (leading to “burn out”), and avoid forcing your ideas or beliefs upon others.
There is also great potential for healing today, especially in healing/releasing old emotions that may have been kept “bottled up” for a long time. As the year draws to close, it may be that you have faced many challenges that have resulted in this “repressed energy” now being pushed to the surface in order to be cleared. Allow yourself the time for a full self-treatment (Reiki or other energy healing) or receive a treatment from a practitioner, so that you may prepare to start the New Year in a clearer and more empowered state. In fact, all healing practises are strongly supported today, both for the healer and the recipient.
A good way to connect with the energy today is through meditation. You can do your own, choose to meditate on new beginnings, or you can do a New 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 use your favourite method of Distance Reiki in order to send energy to the Moon. By doing this, you can connect directly with the lunar energy.
In addition to the Sagittarian New Moon energies, today we are also encouraged to look at areas in our life where we may feel like we’re being blocked. These “blocks” are clear indications that we are not pursuing a path that serves our highest good. It’s time for a new approach and focusing on paths that are in harmony with our highest good, resulting in a dissolving of the blockages. The intuition will be especially strong today, so listen to it and allow it to guide you in finding a more harmonious approach.
Today is also a wonderful one for supporting relationships (especially in the area of clear communication), creativity and also increasing the flow of prosperity and abundance into your life. Remember to choose the area(s) you’d like to work on so that you can focus your energy and intent in order to make the most of the supportive energy available.
An important point to remember: all activities you work on today will be greatly energised because of the combination of the New Moon and the Master energy vibration!
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+1+2+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.
Tuesday December 19th we can expect a high-energy day with a continuation of some of yesterday’s themes, such as identifying any areas of life where you may be feeling “blocked” and recognising that these blockages are a sign that you are not flowing in accordance with your highest good. At the same time, areas where you ARE flowing with your highest good will receive lots of support. The energy will continue to be active, enabling you to make advances with projects and in accomplishing tasks… but remember not to overdo it by taking on too many things at the same time. The intuition will be especially strong today, so listen to your “gut feeling” and pay attention to any “signs”. Allow your intuition to guide you in taking action today.
Wednesday December 20th we can expect a strong flow of energy supporting the areas of creative and artistic expression, as well as good potential for improving finances through innovative or creative means. Healing is also strongly supported today, especially healing/releasing old emotional wounds as well as aspects of the “shadow self”. These “shadow self” aspects can often be identified through being triggered (this is when they are revealed). If someone is able to “press your buttons”, it’s time to recognise what those “buttons” are and what the root cause is. Most often, the root cause is fear. When the issues have been healed and released, you’ll find that these “buttons” no longer exist to be “pushed”. Take time for a full healing session today, and remember to pay attention to your intuition and allow it to guide you through any of the aforementioned areas.
Thursday December 21st marks the day of the Winter Solstice for some parts of the world, whereas here in Hong Kong we will experience the Solstice tomorrow (the 22nd). If you live in a location where the Solstice occurs today, please read tomorrow’s special Solstice forecast for details on how to make the best use of the energy. Regardless of your location, we can expect the following energetic influences (even in addition to the Solstice energy):
Today expect an abundance of light, bright, positive energy as well as great support in the areas of creative inspiration, spiritual expansion and divine awareness.
Friday December 22nd is a VERY high-energy day. The energy is very powerful on this day of the Winter Solstice (the Summer Solstice for our friends in the Southern Hemisphere), so it’s a great idea to set aside time for some special meditation, or even a group activity. Whatever you do, be conscious of this energy so that you may fully make the most of it!
Winter Solstice has been celebrated in cultures the world over for thousands of years as a celebration of Light and the rebirth of the Sun. The extended hours of darkness experienced over the Winter Solstice marks a time of going within, in order to renew ourselves in preparation for the birth to come. For those of you living in the Southern Hemisphere, you will experience the Summer Solstice, but it is still a great opportunity to celebrate transition and positive change.
The energy today is VERY helpful for meditation and insight, and the intuition is very strong. Use this day to contemplate upon the past year, and ask yourself the following questions:
When were the times when I was most out-of-balance?
When did I feel that nothing was going right? (Write these down, and see what fears resulted in your refusal to change, even though you were being ‘pushed’ to do so)
What patterns have I been pushed to change?
Have I been creating strategies in order to focus my energy and purpose?
Am I living in harmony with my higher purpose?
Which personal judgements do I make that limit my personal and spiritual growth?
What are my greatest fears, and how have they been challenged this year?
With these answers, you can do the following:
CREATE A MOMENT OF RE-BIRTH! You can use the answers to the above questions to help you create clear and solid goals and strategies. The energy of the Winter Solstice equates to huge potential for change, release and growth!
You can also do a ‘ritual’ to release the negative energy, fears, etc. by burning the paper upon which you have written your answers to the above questions. Write down everything as clearly as possible; really express your inner-self. Then, sitting quietly and comfortably, breathe deeply and evenly. Begin reading from your list, preferably aloud: say “I completely and joyfully release…..” and then read your answers. For example, “I completely and joyfully release the fear I feel when things aren’t going my way”. Or, “I completely and joyfully release the anger I express whenever I feel my ego being challenged” etc…
When you are done, it is time to burn the paper. Have a fire-safe dish (a steel cooking pot etc.) ready. Set the paper alight, and place it in the fire-safe container… as it burns, strongly intend or feel that all of your fears, issues etc., are also being burned and purified. Feel the sense of release, and of the sense of re-birth… NOW is the time for a new start!
If you prefer, you can create an object that represents your fears, issues etc., and then burn it instead of the paper.
You are strongly recommended to meditate today, ideally outdoors (weather permitting). These meditations can be done any time, but the energy of the Winter Solstice will be ‘peaking’ at night. The following are two meditations that will allow you to tap into the incredible energies of today.
Sit quietly and close your eyes. If you are a Reiki (or other energy) practitioner, place the hands on the body, resting lightly on the knees, or placed over the heart chakra. Breathe deeply and evenly, focusing attention on the breath and quieting the mind.
When you feel calm and centred, begin to imagine your breath as a radiant white light. Imagine/intend that this light is coming directly from the Divine source, filling you and energising every cell of your body with every breath. Be aware of being filled with vitality, strength, joy and love. With every breath, this feeling intensifies…
Feel your heart chakra glowing and growing…expanding infinitely…filled with love.
Feel how we are all ONE, how your love connects you with every living thing. Feel your energy expanding so that you are filled with love for all…feel your connection with the Earth. Continue breathing deeply and evenly.
Imagine that this brilliant light which fills you is expanding throughout the world, and beyond. Feel your connection with the universe, with the Divine!
Give yourself permission to expand! Give yourself permission to raise your vibration, be aware of the higher energies.
When you are feeling this connection, this one-ness, just “be”. Take as much time as you like to enjoy this experience, this feeling.
Begin by sitting quietly, breathing deeply and evenly, feeling yourself relax with every breath (for energy-workers, place the hands over the heart chakra, or on the abdomen). For this meditation, your intention is important, so be clear about what it is you would like to do. State your intention clearly in your head. Examples could be: “I now open myself to receive the energies of the Solstice”, or “I now open myself to receive the energies that raise my energetic vibration” etc., or whatever feels right for you! After stating your intention, imagine that with every in-breath, a white light enters the top of your head (your Crown chakra), and travels down to your Heart chakra (in the centre of your chest). When you exhale, simply allow the breath to leave your body. Remember, this white light is the energy that you called in with your intent.
Continue to breathe in the white light to your Heart chakra, seeing it glowing and growing with a brilliant light. When you feel that your Heart chakra is completely filled with this white light, intend/visualise that with every in-breath you continue to breath the white light into your Heart, and with every out-breath, your Heart chakra expands… this ball of white light continues to grow, encompassing your entire body…. continue to breath in, and then expand this light. You can enjoy this state of being, or, if you like, you can expand this light further… to encompass all around you.
Remain in this state for as long you like… but take your time with this one, it’s very special!
There will be many group meditations taking place world-wide, so there may be something going on your neighbourhood. It’s worthwhile checking these out, or you can get together with your friends for a special meditation, or you can just do your own thing.
There are many who feel that tomorrow is not only a day for celebrating the Winter Solstice and the energies it brings, it is also significant because it presents a special opportunity for all of humankind to raise its energetic vibration, if one chooses to tap into this energy. If you would like to join one of the worldwide meditations, I suggest that you go online and do a search for “winter solstice meditations”…this way you can also get an idea of when these meditations are taking place, so that no matter where you live you will be able to synchronise your meditation with these groups.
During these times of accelerating energy and awareness, we either take action or stagnate. Remember that chaos is always part of new creation, so when it’s time to change, sometimes we just need to take a deep breath… trust… and go for it! The changing/re-organisation of energy fields creates incredibly unexpected new things in your life. Embrace the changes, go with it, consciously let go of the “old”. At this time, I urge you to review all of the spiritual tools that you’ve already gathered, feel solid in your spiritual practises, and USE these tools. Remember to sit in meditation and accept this joyful energy…. and enjoy!
One more event worth noting also occurs today: Mercury turns “direct” after being retrograde since December 3rd. It’s time to move forward with any new ventures that you may have put on hold during the retrograde period (including contract signings and major purchases). As for any insights you may have gained over the past three weeks related to efficiency, responsibilities and good time management… it’s time to put these into action, too!
Saturday December 23rd the energy will be much more gentle and flowing than it has been for the past few days. Think of it as a bit of “breathing space” after so much activity! Although there are many who will be rushing around today to finish any last-minute tasks before the Christmas holidays begin, I wouldn’t recommend this. Ideally, take things at a slower pace today and set aside time to reflect upon any experiences or insights that you may have gained during the Winter Solstice.
Sunday December 24th we finish the week with a day of harmonious energy and lots of support in the areas of creative inspiration, spiritual practises and any activities that allow you to connect with the “divine” energy that exists within everything.
Wishing all of you a wonderful week ahead and a magical Winter Solstice!