Monthly Archives: June 2018

Weekly Forecast, June 5th – July 1st 2018

Hello Everyone,

This week there is good potential for healing and creating positive changes in your life, but be aware that there is greater likelihood of having old emotional wounds “triggered”. By bearing this in mind, you can stay calm and focused while actively working on your healing process. The big days this week are Tuesday, when Mars turns retrograde until the end of August, and the Capricorn Full Moon on Thursday. Please read on for details on what to expect this week and how to best use the energy to your advantage:


Monday June 25th the week begins with the peak of the energy cycle that began last Monday and continues until the end of the month. This cycle is focused especially on healing and releasing old emotional wounds and trauma. If you are a Reiki (or other energy) practitioner, make sure to set aside extra time for self-treatments. This cycle supports both the giving and receiving of healing.

It’s also a great day for problem-solving, making strategies and creative expression/opportunities. The energy today is very “yin” or feminine, so it’s also a very good day for reflecting on the balance of the feminine within your life as well as female empowerment.

 

Tuesday June 26th is a high-energy day when the intuition will be stronger than usual and we experience Mars turning retrograde until the end of August. Mars is said to influence the areas of 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 and you will soon see good results!

This particular time of Mars retrograde also supports us in taking action in using our talents and gifts to assist others. There is also great support for individuality and entrepreneurship. However, you should bear in mind that dramatic changes or beginnings in any of these areas are best left until Mars turns “direct”.

 

Wednesday June 27th we experience a couple of short energy cycles starting today. The first one, which ends on July 3rd is focused on relationships and creativity. Within relationships, there can be some challenging emotional aspects coming to the fore, triggering old/unresolved emotional hurts. In such circumstances, things can escalate pretty quickly! With this in mind, do your best to be mindful and work at resolving issues calmly and compassionately. If you are a Reiki (or other healing) practitioner, it’s very helpful to apply the energy to the heart chakra during emotionally challenging times. During this short cycle of energy there is also great support for creative projects and endeavors, especially when it comes to raising your public profile.

The other energy cycle beginning today and ending on July 2nd is focused on spiritual awareness, inspiration in transforming areas of your life that may have been slowing down or stagnating, personal empowerment, and making positive changes in your relationships.

 

Thursday June 28th is a high-energy day when we experience the Full Moon in Capricorn. Any Full Moon is a good time to “take stock” of how you’ve been doing since the previous Full Moon, but the influence of Capricorn places extra emphasis on releasing or making adjustments in the areas of planning followed by action, time-management, maturity and responsibilities.

To make the most of today’s Full Moon energy, try doing a special 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 (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. In this way, you can tap directly into these lunar energies. Of course, you can use any method of sending Reiki by distance, so go with whatever you prefer.

Be aware that in addition to the themes mentioned above, this Full Moon also has a lot of potential to trigger unresolved emotional pain or wounds from the past. Thankfully, healing is also strongly supported today, so take time for a healing session if you are experiencing this particular effect of today’s energy.

 

Friday June 29th is a high-energy day when we experience the peak of the short energy cycle that began on Wednesday, focused on spiritual awareness, inspiration in transforming areas of your life that may have been slowing down or stagnating, personal empowerment, and making positive changes in your relationships.

 

Saturday June 30th is a high-energy day when we experience the peak of the short energy cycle that began on Wednesday, focused on relationships and creativity. Within relationships, there can be some challenging emotional aspects coming to the fore, triggering old/unresolved emotional hurts. In such circumstances, things can escalate pretty quickly! With this in mind, do your best to be mindful and work at resolving issues calmly and compassionately. If you are a Reiki (or other healing) practitioner, it’s very helpful to apply the energy to the heart chakra during emotionally challenging times. During this short cycle of energy there is also great support for creative projects and endeavors, especially when it comes to raising your public profile.

In addition, there is also great support today for healing, guidance and intuitive insights.

 

Sunday July 1st we end the week and start a new month with a day that is best enjoyed with low-key activities. Enjoy the day with friends and family or perhaps just doing your own thing, but it is important to avoid places or situations that could potentially trigger any old, emotional wounds. The emotions could be running high today, so stay centred and grounded.

 

 

Wishing all of you a positive and transformational week ahead!

Many blessings,

Chantal

Weekly Forecast, June 18th – 24th 2018

Hello Everyone,

We have a very eventful week ahead, with the highlights being the Summer Solstice, Neptune turning retrograde, plus a “Master” energy day! The key to making the most of the energy is to stay balanced and grounded, otherwise you may find yourself feeling agitated, overwhelmed or “all over the place”. Choose the areas on which you want to focus your time and energy, and make an effort to take time daily for a grounding and balancing exercise. Here is the link to read my article on grounding, with lots of information and different grounding techniques: http://www.healingfire.com/tips-for-grounding/ and also the link to my free, guided meditation for grounding and energising: https://soundcloud.com/chantal-phillips/guided-meditation-grounding
So now let’s take a detailed look at the week ahead and how to make the most of it:


Monday June 18th the week begins with a high-energy day when we experience Neptune turning retrograde until the end of November. Neptune is related to living in harmony with your higher purpose, divine inspiration, inspired creativity and the spiritual area of life. During a retrograde period of Neptune, we can become much more aware of that which does and doesn’t serve our higher purpose and then make the necessary changes and adjustments that allow us to let go, change and transform our lives in positive, powerful ways.

Reflect upon the different areas of your life: relationships, work, emotional state, physical health etc. As you reflect upon each area, pay attention to how you feel. If you feel positive and relaxed, this a good sign that you’re on the right path. However, if you feel uneasy, unhappy, dissatisfied, frustrated etc. it is a clear sign that changes should be made. With Neptune, this takes the form of release: releasing old patterns, habits, fears, wounds…as well as letting go of certain people, ways of thinking and even physical objects. Give thanks for the lessons that you have learned and blessings received and then take clear steps to let go.

Be aware that during a time of Neptune retrograde, one’s “dark side” can also manifest through escapism, excessive day-dreaming, being aimless, substance abuse and “playing the victim”. By being conscious of this, you can either completely avoid these situations or recognise if you are allowing yourself to fall into any of these habits (and then put a stop to it by healing the root cause).

In addition to extra energy from Neptune retrograde, today is great for problem-solving and creating strategies. Perhaps you can use this energy by creating a plan of action for the next few months so that you can stay positive and focused throughout the retrograde period.

Today is also the beginning of a cycle of healing that will continue until the end of the month. This cycle is focused especially on healing and releasing old emotional wounds and trauma. If you are a Reiki (or other energy) practitioner, make sure to set aside extra time for self-treatments. This cycle supports both the giving and receiving of healing.

 

Tuesday June 19th is a high-energy day when we experience the peak of the 10-day cycle of energy focused on the following areas: relationship healing, teaching/mentoring, personal transformation and self-expression. Take time today to reflect upon these areas in your life so that you have a clear idea of what you would like to actively work on. During this cycle there is also great support for expressing your true thoughts and feelings, but be aware of others who may try to control or influence your thinking or speaking. In this situation, it’s important to stand up for yourself, take control and speak from the heart.

In addition, the intuition will also be stronger than usual today, so pay attention to your “gut instinct” and any flashes of inspiration or guidance.

 

Wednesday June 20th the energy should be “quieter” and more settled today, good for working on the themes mentioned above as well as working on practical tasks. You may notice the energy increasing as the day goes on and we near tomorrow’s Summer Solstice.

 

Thursday June 21st is a VERY high-energy day when we experience the Summer Solstice. There are various opinions as to why the Summer Solstice is so energetically significant. However, all agree that this day presents us with a unique opportunity to make a ‘leap’ in consciousness. During times of accelerated 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. So embrace the changes, go with it and consciously let go of the “old” or that which no longer serves your higher purpose and well-being.

Of course, many cultures since ancient times have placed significance on the Solstices, but let’s look at what is being said specifically about this one:

Starting from today and continuing for the next month, the focus is on the emotions, family, home and security. There is also lots of support for learning, communication and thinking. With the intuition stronger than usual, allow it to guide you in working on any of the areas just mentioned that may be in need of harmony and/or empowerment. There is also good potential for healing, especially old “wounds”, so you may wish to take time for a full healing session or practise today. This healing potential can also be applied to relationships, so if there any issues within significant relationships/partnerships, today is an excellent day to work on these.

The Solstice as also seen as a time when we are especially receptive to raising our energetic vibrations. In order to do this, one must consciously work with the energies through meditation, visualisation, intention, and/or energy work (Reiki etc.). Whatever you decide to do, it’s great if you can manage to practise outdoors. You can do this alone, or with a group (you may enjoy celebrating the Solstice with friends!). If you wish to do a meditation for the Solstice, here is simple yet effective one that I hope you enjoy:

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 sun, filling you and energising every cell of your body. 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 and to 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.

 

Friday June 22nd is a high-energy day when we will still be feeling the effects of yesterday’s Solstice. In addition to this, today begins a cycle of energy that lasts until the end of July which will be focused on opportunities. These opportunities are in the areas of partnerships, prosperity and healing.

In partnerships, whether business or romantic, the emphasis is on working together in order to increase the flow of abundance into your lives. This may involve needing to change habits, and there may be times when you feel challenged, but by communicating clearly and honestly and being flexible, both sides stand to gain.

Regarding prosperity, allow your intuition to guide you in pointing the way towards opportunities for breakthroughs. Remember that these breakthroughs won’t just happen by themselves, they will be a result of focus and effort that you have been making over the past few months.

In the area of healing, once again it is about healing old hurts. As partnerships and working with others is a feature of this energy cycle, consider seeking help and/or guidance from someone trusted to assist you with your healing process.

 

Saturday June 23rd is a high-energy day when we experience a “Master” 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+3+6+2+0+1+8 =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.

Additionally, the energy today is great for problem-solving and creating strategies, as well as healing old emotional issues.

 

Sunday June 24th we finish the week with a day of gentle, flowing energy. It’s a great day to relax and recharge, especially after such an active week. It definitely isn’t a day for pushing yourself too hard or rushing around, so allow yourself to let go and enjoy.

 

Wishing all of you a positive and powerful week ahead!

Many blessings,

Chantal

Weekly Forecast, June 11th – 17th 2018

Hello Everyone,

This week the energy is supportive of many possibilities: taking action, new beginnings, healing, personal expression, relationships and breakthroughs. It’s a matter of choosing the areas you would like to work on and then going for it! The highlights this week include the Gemini New Moon on Wednesday and a “Master” energy day on Thursday. Please read on for details of what to expect this week and how to best use the energy to your advantage:


Monday June 11th the week begins with a day of bright, flowing energy. Although it isn’t really the day for starting new projects (Wednesday and Thursday are better-suited for this), it is a good day for accomplishing tasks as long as you don’t overdo it or push yourself too hard.

 

Tuesday June 12th the energy is all about developments and breakthroughs in the areas of relationships and creativity. For some, this process happens naturally and with ease… but others may find challenges in these areas. If you are facing challenges, don’t give up! Bear in mind that the greater the challenge or obstacle, the greater the potential for breakthroughs. Staying centred and grounded, creating clear goals and strategies for reaching them is the best way to deal with the situation.

 

Wednesday June 13th is a high-energy day when we experience the New Moon in Gemini. Any New Moon is wonderful time for new beginnings, starting projects and taking action. However, the influence of Gemini places additional emphasis on the areas of communication, learning, playfulness and variety in life. Remember that Gemini is ruled by the “air” element, so it may be more of a challenge staying focused today. You can avoid this by consciously working with the energy and applying it to the areas of life that need action and/or energising (especially the areas mentioned earlier). There is good potential in the energy today, and to more fully connect with it you may want to try doing a special meditation. You can do your own meditation or choose to meditate on the themes associated with this Gemini New Moon, 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 sit quietly and use your preferred method of Distance Reiki to send Reiki to the Moon. In this way, you can tap directly into these lunar energies.

In addition to the New Moon energy, the intuition will be stronger than usual so listen to your inner voice and be open to new ideas and flashes of inspiration. There is also lots of support in the areas of committed partnerships, creativity, spiritual practises and releasing that which no longer serves your highest good.

 

Thursday June 14th is a high-energy day when we experience a “Master” 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 (1+4+6+2+0+1+8 =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.

 

Friday June 15th we begin a 10-day cycle of energy focused on the following areas: relationship healing, teaching/mentoring, personal transformation and self-expression. Take time today to reflect upon these areas in your life so that you have a clear idea of what you would like to actively work on over the next 10 days. During this cycle there is also great support for expressing your true thoughts and feelings, but be aware of others who may try to control or influence your thinking or speaking. In this situation, it’s important to stand up for yourself, take control and speak from the heart.

 

Saturday June 16th we can expect a day of light, bright energy. This isn’t a day for rushing around and trying to accomplish many tasks. Instead, you may choose to use the energy by working on the themes that are dominant this week, or perhaps you may choose to simply enjoy the day by doing activities that you enjoy.

 

Sunday June 17th the week finishes with a high-energy day as we experience the peak the energy we had on Tuesday. To recap, this energy is all about developments and breakthroughs in the areas of relationships and creativity. For some, this process happens naturally and with ease… but others may find challenges in these areas. If you are facing challenges, don’t give up! Bear in mind that the greater the challenge or obstacle, the greater the potential for breakthroughs. Staying centred and grounded, creating clear goals and strategies for reaching them is the best way to deal with the situation.

 

Wishing all of you a great week ahead!

Many blessings,

Chantal

Weekly Forecast, June 4th – 10th 2018

Hello Everyone,

As we head into the month of June, it’s important to keep in mind that we are still experiencing a cycle of healing and releasing old, emotional wounds. This cycle ends at the beginning of next week, so make the most of this time of greater-than-usual potential for healing. It is helpful to create a routine that incorporates some sort of healing practise into your daily life, but this is even more important during this time. For the next couple of weeks there will also be an emphasis on relationships: strengthening positive and harmonious ones, healing relationship issues, being open to change as well as releasing any “toxic” or draining relationships. This week we have many opportunities to work on these areas, so let’s take a detailed look at what to expect during the week ahead:

Monday June 4th we start the week with a high-energy day and the focus on relationships of all types, especially committed partnerships. The key here is “transformation”, changing or letting go of that which no longer serves your highest good. Take time to reflect upon all of the significant relationships in your life: Which ones are positive and enriching and in what ways? Which ones are negative, draining or toxic, and in what ways? Think about ways in which you can further strengthen and deepen your positive relationships. You should also seriously consider either reducing the time you spend with negative people, or cutting these people out of your life completely. Remember that the people we surround ourselves with are a reflection of our inner-state, well-being and who we aspire to become, so choose your relationships carefully. You should also reflect upon what changes you can make within yourself in order to attract and strengthen positive relationships.

In addition to this focus on relationships, today is also excellent for creative/artistic expression and pursuits, especially when collaborating with others.

 

Tuesday June 5th is a high-energy day when we experience a “Master” Energy day plus a continuation of yesterday’s themes. According to numerology this day has special energetic significance because the numbers of today’s date add up to the “Master Number” of 22 (5+6+2+0+1+8 =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.

Communication also gets some good support today, so this is a good opportunity for you to express yourself within relationships, especially if you’ve been holding back.

 

Wednesday June 6th be extra conscious of how you use the energy today, as it can have either a negative or positive influence. On the negative side, you may experience mental “noise” or confusion.You may find difficulty with decision-making or problem-solving. There may also be a tendency to see only what you want to see. However, you can use today’s energy in a positive way by consciously using it in the following ways: listen to your intuition and allow it to guide you, use today’s energy for spiritual practises, and take time for manifesting goals through visualisation techniques (such as Law of Attraction etc.). If you are a Reiki 2 (or above) practitioner, it is an especially good day to work on your Reiki affirmations, making sure to visualise the intended goal whilst energising them.

 

Thursday June 7th we can expect the energy to be very similar to what we experienced yesterday, so make a conscious effort to be aware of the energy and how you choose to use it.

 

Friday June 8th is a high-energy day that marks the beginning of a cycle of energy that will last throughout this month. During this cycle, we can expect the following:

The intuition will be stronger than usual, so listen to it and pay attention to flashes of inspiration and guidance in how to continue your process of growth as well as how to best use your knowledge and abilities to assist others

The “Yin” or feminine aspect of this energy is great for making strategies, taking practical action and expressing creativity in a practical sense

Manifesting goals through practises such as the Law of Attraction or Reiki affirmations. Make sure to set aside 10-15 minutes daily for these practises, as better results are achieved through consistency.

 

Saturday June 9th we can expect a day of light, bright and active energy. It’s a good day for outdoor activities or any other activity that you enjoy, rather than rushing around and trying to accomplish tasks.

 

Sunday June 10th we end the week with the focus on relationships, specifically committed partnerships. If your relationship is balanced and harmonious, you can focus on deepening your connection and commitment to each other. However, any imbalances may be brought to light today. If you find this to be the case, see this as an opportunity to communicate openly and compassionately together in order to heal any issues and bring about a state of balance.

 

Wishing all of you a wonderful week ahead.

Many blessings,

Chantal