I’ve just returned to Hong Kong after a month away, so things should get “back to normal” now. In not posting my Forecast last week, there were a couple of significant events that I missed sharing with you, so I’ll write about them now. Firstly, we had Mercury turning retrograde last week on Thursday the 26th and it will turn “direct” on August 19th.
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. Remember that it’s also a great time to make repairs and complete projects that have already been started.
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 healing/releasing the root issue that causes this reaction in the first place. This process of healing and releasing is strongly supported over the next couple of weeks, so use this energy to your highest good.
We also experienced a powerful eclipse. No matter where you live, the energetic effects of this eclipse will have been experienced and should continue to be experienced for at least the next few weeks (with some saying that this will extend throughout the next few months). This eclipse energy is all about active energy and good potential for making breakthroughs in any areas of life where you feel that things have been blocked or stagnant. Committed relationships are another area affected by the eclipse energy, so be prepared to work through any difficulties or issues that may arise. Be aware of communicating clearly and compassionately, and be prepared to take a step back and reflect upon what old patterns or unresolved issues need to be released in order to bring a greater state of balance and harmony to relationships. The third area energised by the eclipse is healing/mentoring. Perhaps it’s time for more intensive healing work to be done on yourself, or perhaps it’s time for you to assist/guide others in their healing processes. Remember the importance of consciously working with the energy, otherwise you may find yourself feeling agitated, easily angered or acting recklessly. If this is the case, take control of the situation and make the decision to be proactive rather than reactive.
So now let’s take a look at the week ahead, what we can expect and how to make the best use of the energy:
Monday July 30th the week starts with a high-energy day that marks the beginning of a 2-week cycle of energy focused on making breakthroughs in the areas of prosperity/abundance as well as in the area of healing, especially if you have been working on healing/releasing old hurts, traumas or patterns. In making breakthroughs in increasing the flow of abundance/prosperity in to your life, pay attention to your “gut instinct” and any flashes of inspiration, as the intuition can be especially helpful in this area during this cycle. You should also be aware of your emotions being easily triggered or feeling overly-sensitive. If you experience this, remember that these are the old, unresolved issues pushing their way to the surface so that they can be healed and released. See this as a great opportunity to free yourself from your past, so rather than suppressing these emotions or venting on others, take positive action by taking time daily for a healing practise. It could be a daily Reiki (or other healing energy) treatment, or any other form of energy/healing practise that works well for you.
Tuesday July 31st is all about breakthroughs in increasing the flow of prosperity/abundance, as well as healing/releasing old wounds as the energy cycle that started yesterday continues.
Wednesday August 1st we can expect the energy to be bright and active. Personal vitality should be good, and it’s a great time to spring into action in making decisions, creating new projects and sharing your vision and ideas with others.
Thursday August 2nd the energy may prove to be quite difficult, unless you are well-grounded and conscious of your actions. In an unbalanced state, the energy can cause one to behave recklessly or to be very moody. By being aware of this, you are better able to control your reactions/moods as well as avoid actions/words that you may regret later. You can also take time to centre and ground yourself, and reflect upon the root causes of any “triggers” as well as your own level of personal responsibility in how you speak and behave.
Friday August 3rd 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 (3+8+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.
In addition to this Master energy, there is also extra support in increasing prosperity and abundance through practical action as well as through the visualisation/manifesting techniques mentioned above.
Saturday August 4th it’s important to stay balanced and focused today, consciously using the energy in a positive manner (such as focusing on healing or working on breakthroughs). This is to avoid conflicts with others which can easily spiral out of control today. When you are aware of this, you are better able to maintain self-control and a constructive attitude.
Sunday August 5th we finish the week with a day of relaxed, positive energy. Ideally, you should try to spend time with family and loved ones, nurturing these relationships by sharing enjoyable activities. It’s a nice change from yesterday’s volatile energy and a great way to end the week.
Wishing all of you a great week ahead!