We have some very powerful energy coming up this week, with the highlight being the Spring Equinox! The Spring Equinox will occur in Hong Kong on Wednesday just after midnight, but in North America, Europe and elsewhere it will occur on Tuesday (tomorrow). Please click on the following link and input your location so that you can find out the exact time of the Equinox for where you live: https://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/spring-equinox.html Over the course of Tuesday and Wednesday, we will experience this Equinox energy but it will peak at the exact time of this astronomical event in your location. The other big event this week happens on Thursday, when Mercury turns retrograde until mid-April. With so much going on, let’s take a detailed look at what to expect this week and how to make the best use of the energy:
Monday March 19th the week begins with a day of gentle, flowing energy. However, the energy will increase as the day goes on and we approach the time of the Spring Equinox.
Tuesday March 20th is a VERY high-energy day when we start to experience the two days of Spring Equinox energy. Regardless of where you live, in addition to the Equinox energy of rebirth (which I detail in tomorrow’s forecast) we will experience the following:
The strong energy can serve to bring challenging emotions or “triggers” to the surface. In this case, it’s an opportunity to examine how you react to people and situations. If you have a pattern of blaming others for how you feel or situations you find yourself in, it’s time for a fresh start: recognise that you,and only you, are responsible for how you react and how you feel. By thinking that others are responsible for any negative feelings you may have, you are giving your power away. Nobody has the power to make you feel a certain way unless you allow it to happen. Remember that not everyone reacts in the same way to the same circumstances… there is choice! Yes, it can be very difficult (and even painful!) to realise this, but when you get into the habit of examining your reactions and their roots (usually it’s fear, ego etc.), it becomes easier and easier to let go of negative feelings and blame. Use this time to regain your power, take control and walk through life with strength, grace, compassion and understanding. Look at the part that you play in your interactions with others and see the opportunity for lessons and growth. If you are dealing with any of these struggles at the moment, make sure you take time for healing (Reiki or other healing practise). If you have already done work in this area, then you may find yourself in the position of being able to assist others who are going through this challenging process.
Another aspect of this strong energy is that it can serve to “super-charge” any new starts (projects, goals, healthy habits etc.). Not only can it help you get thing started, in can help you to keep things going! Try to apply this to all areas of life: work, personal projects, personal growth and well-being. It’s also a great idea to get into the daily habit of working on your emotional well-being through practises that focus on the heart centre (heart chakra), such as applying Reiki to the heart chakra for 10-15 minutes or practising a meditation for the heart. You are welcome to check out my free, guided meditation for the heart chakra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WK-zIQIv0I4
Leadership and assertiveness are also well-supported, as well as harmonious communication. Committed partnerships (romantic, business, friendships etc.) are also highlighted: those that are balanced and serve your highest good are strengthened and deepened. However, the energy can also push one to release those relationships which no longer serve the highest good. If this is the case for you, allow yourself to let go.
Wednesday March 21st is a VERY high-energy day when we experience the Spring Equinox in Hong Kong. In astrological terms, the Spring Equinox is one of the four most powerful points of the year along with the Solstice and is the time of rebirth and beginning anew. As this is seen as a powerful time of new beginnings, so you can mark this date in the following ways:
Honour the fire element (fire is purifying, as well as signifying change and transformation). Burn something that represents what you wish to release from the past few months or weeks, or perhaps something from your childhood or from your youth that represents very powerfully an identity of yours that is passed. This would also be a great time to identify something you are still attached to and then either symbolically or actually burn it. As you burn this/these items, give thanks for the lessons you have learned, for the person you have become… and joyfully release the old.
Look to this Spring Equinox as an opportunity to experience a time of intense power, strength and beauty. Much learning, shifting, healing and re-birthing can take place. If we are aware of this opportunity and create the sacred space and allow time to clearly receive, we can experience a general “re-booting” of our entire energetic systems!
Let the energy support you in starting something new, whether a new habit, relationship, project, or exploring something you’ve always wanted to do.
Bear in mind that the intense energy experienced yesterday and today can cause some people to feel “all over the place” or “ungrounded”. If you find this to be the case, take time for a grounding exercise, ideally in nature. Even something as simple as taking a walk in a park can have a grounding effect, or you can try my guided meditation for grounding: https://soundcloud.com/chantal-phillips/guided-meditation-grounding
Thursday March 22nd is a high-energy day when Mercury turns retrograde until April 15th. 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 clearing the root issue that causes this reaction in the first place.
In addition to the energy of Mercury retrograde, today is also especially good for any manifesting exercises (Reiki affirmations, Law of Attraction etc.), so make sure you set aside at least 10-15 minutes for these, especially those relating to abundance and prosperity.
Friday March 23rd the energy will be focused in the areas of creative expression and romantic partnerships. If you are in a committed relationship, reflect upon the state of it: harmonious and balanced relationships get a great boost of energy today, whilst challenges may arise in relationships that are not balanced. If you think that the relationship can be transformed into a more positive one, discuss this with your partner and then work together in order to make it happen. If, on the other hand, you feel that the relationship is stagnating or has “run its course”, it’s time to let it go.
Saturday March 24th we can expect a day of vibrant, active energy. It’s a good idea to use the energy in a physical sense, otherwise you may end up feeling agitated or restless. It’s a great day for exercise, physical activity, taking action and taking the lead!
Sunday March 25th the week finishes on a “quieter” note. After so many days of active and powerful energy, today is a great one to relax and just “go with the flow”. If you feel like being active, go for it… but if you feel like just taking it easy, then allow yourself to do so.
Wishing all of you a powerful, positive and transformative week ahead!