The big highlight this week is a very special event: on Wednesday we experience the first Super Full Blue Blood Moon in over 150 years! Please read on for lots of details on this event and how to make the best use of the powerful energy. In addition to this, there will be good opportunities for healing and releasing old emotional wounds, as well as clearing blockages. So now let’s take a look at this week’s detailed Forecast:
Monday January 29th the week begins with a day of stronger-than-usual intuition and a good flow of energy supporting the areas of creativity and artistic expression. Listen to your inner-voice and pay attention to your “gut instinct” and any “signs”. It’s a good idea to start the day with meditation (even just a few minutes), so that you are clearer and better able to receive intuitive guidance throughout the day.
Tuesday January 30th is all about maintaining a balanced emotional state. The energy tomorrow will be very powerful indeed, and one of the effects this can have is stirring up old, unresolved emotional issues. You may notice the energy increasing as the day goes on and we approach the Super Full Moon eclipse. The intense energy can also cause one to feel overly-sensitive and prone to big changes in mood. If you feel old issues being triggered or pushed to the surface, try to take a step back and reflect upon these. Realise that once these emotions are healed and released (they won’t just resolve themselves!), you allow opportunities for growth and personal freedom to come into your life.
Take time for a full Reiki (or other energy healing) session, either a self-treatment or receiving treatments from a practitioner, in order to effectively heal and release. In the case of feeling overly-sensitive or moody, take time for a grounding exercise. You can read about grounding and different techniques in the following article I have written on the subject: http://www.healingfire.com/tips-for-grounding/ A grounding meditation can also be very helpful, so here is the link to my free, guided meditation for grounding and energising: https://soundcloud.com/chantal-phillips/guided-meditation-grounding
Wednesday January 31st is a VERY high-energy day when we experience a Super Blood Blue Moon eclipse! It’s called a Super Moon when the Full Moon occurs at the time when the Moon is at its closest approach to the Earth, and a Blue Moon refers to the event of a second Full Moon occurring within the same month. The Blood Moon refers to the reddish hue that the Moon takes during a lunar eclipse. The combination of these events is very rare, and the last time this occurred was over 150 years ago. Although the “blue” and “blood” terms sound interesting, these have no significance energetically. However, the effect of the Super Moon and the eclipse definitely do!
Regardless of whether or not the eclipse is visible from where you live, the energetic effects will be experienced just the same. If you live in Hong Kong, where we will be able to see a total lunar eclipse, you can click on the following link for details of the exact timing of it: https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/hong-kong/hong-kong No matter where you live, you can you this site to find out information for your area.
The effect of the Super Moon plus the lunar eclipse greatly multiplies the energetic effects of the Full Moon. It is even said that these effects can last for months ahead! Any Full Moon is a good time for “taking stock” and reflecting upon how your life has been flowing since the last Full Moon, as well as seeing what changes or adjustments need to made in order to create a more harmonious flow. However, this Full Moon in Leo places special emphasis on the areas of leadership, enjoying life, vitality, playfulness (letting your inner child out!), letting your talents and abilities shine, as well as appropriate risk-taking. What changes or adjustments can you make in these areas?
A I talked about in yesterday’s forecast, it is very important to keep yourself grounded, otherwise the intense energy we are experiencing could result in you feeling agitated, easily “triggered” or prone to over-reacting. You want to be able to make the most of this very special energy, and being balanced and grounded are the keys to this.
This energy of this Super Full Moon/lunar eclipse combination is also very powerful and supportive in the area of healing (especially healing old emotional wounds), as well as in releasing any blockages/obstacles related to abundance. Remember that stubborn blockages and any emotions being triggered or pushed to the surface are clear indicators of what needs to be faced, healed and released in order to move forward in life. Rather than see these as hindrances, see the opportunity take charge of the situation and consciously create a state of transformation.
Committed partnerships and other significant relationships are also highlighted at this time. Reflect upon them and recognise which ones are empowering, supportive, loving and thereby deserving of more of your energy and time… and which ones are draining, negative and toxic. Seriously consider either minimising your time with these people or completely releasing the relationship(s). The people you surround yourself with have a clear impact on your personal energy and well-being, and the process of personal growth and transformation can be hindered or empowered, depending on your choice of relationships.
This is a potent time for spiritual and personal growth, so use the energy to assist you in this process by taking positive action in the areas mentioned above.
A great way to connect with the energy today is through meditation. You can do your own, 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 (ideally outdoors, weather permitting) and send Reiki to it. Sit quietly and comfortably and then use the Reiki 2 technique of ‘Beaming’, with the hands ‘aimed’ at the Moon. Of course, you could also use any other method of Distance Reiki which you may prefer. In this way, you can tap directly into these lunar energies (this is both fun and wonderful).
Get together with friends to experience the special energy and to view the lunar eclipse! You can do a group meditation, or even just enjoy an evening of observing the Moon. Appreciate the Moon, and feel a sense of gratitude for the beauty of nature, and the love from those around us.
Thursday February 1st is a high-energy day when we will still be feeling the effects of yesterday’s Super Full Moon and lunar eclipse, although not as intensely. Expect strong energy and a continuation of yesterday’s themes.
Friday February 2nd we can expect a positive flow of energy, especially in the areas of friendships and work/community relationships. Group projects get a boost, but be aware of expressing yourself as well as listening to the ideas of others.
Saturday February 3rd the energy will be active, bright and very conducive to socialising and enjoyment… just remember not to overdo things!
Sunday February 4th we finish the week with a day of easy-going, relaxed energy. After the very powerful energy we experienced earlier in the week, today is a good one for “going with the flow” and allowing yourself to recharge and rebalance.
Wishing all of you a wonderful week ahead and a magical Super Full Moon!