Category Archives: Equinox

Weekly Forecast, March 19th – 25th 2018

Hello Everyone,

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!

Many blessings,

Chantal

Weekly Forecast, Sept. 18th – 24th 2017

Hello Everyone,

We have a very exciting week to look forward to! The highlights include the New Moon on Wednesday, Master energy on Thursday and the Autumn Equinox on Saturday (for Hong Kong). Please check your location by clicking on the following link, as depending upon where you live, the Equinox will occur on Friday:  https://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/autumnal-equinox.html

There is such an incredible amount of potential in the energy this week, but you must consciously use it in order to benefit from it. Also bear in mind that the intuition will be especially strong over the coming days, so listen to your inner-voice and pay attention! Let’s take a detailed look at the week ahead and how we can make the best use of the energy for growth and transformation:

Monday September 18th the week begins with a day of stronger-than-usual intuition and a smooth flow of energy supporting the areas of relationships, finances and creative activities. What breakthroughs would you like to experience in these areas? Take time to reflect upon this and pay attention to any “flashes” of intuition that can guide and inspire you in creating positive changes and shifts. In making decisions, remember that it is very important to stay true to yourself.

 

Tuesday September 19th the intuition will still be strong and we also experience more active energy than yesterday, focused mainly on the areas of mentoring and healing. In regards to healing, old issues may be triggered today. If this is the case for you, know that these issues are being pushed to the surface so that they may be healed and released. Take time for a full healing-session (Reiki or other energy) in order to maximise the potential for healing and releasing. Another aspect of the “healing theme” we experience today is that the energy can also be used to heal any issues that are related to yesterday’s themes of relationships, finances and creative expression.

 

Wednesday September 20th is a VERY high-energy day when we experience the New Moon in Virgo. Any New Moon is a wonderful time for taking action, new beginnings and fresh starts, but the influence of Virgo places special emphasis on the areas of health, service to others and healing practises. This energy can also be used to re-energise any routines or daily activities that you may have. Remember that the intuition will be especially strong today, so pay attention to your “gut instinct” or any “signs”.

A good 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 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 preferred method of Distance Reiki to send Reiki to the Moon. In this way, you can tap directly into these lunar energies.

 

Thursday September 21st is a VERY 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 (2+1+9+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.

In addition to this Master Energy, today we also have some powerful energy supporting creative activities and inspiration, as well as good potential for healing and spiritual awakening. Choose the area(s) you’d like to focus on and then go for it, don’t waste the energy!

 

Friday September 22nd is a high-energy day with strong themes that will continue throughout tomorrow, in addition to the Autumn Equinox energy (please read tomorrow’s forecast for details about the Equinox). These themes include the following: healing, strong intuition, physical activity, creativity, assertiveness and creating strategies. This positive energy is filled with potential, but you need to choose the areas in which you wish to focus the energy and then take appropriate action otherwise the energy will be wasted. Use this special time of the Equinox to create some wonderful changes and growth!

 

Saturday September 23rd is a VERY high-energy day when we experience the Autumnal Equinox.

On this day, we have nearly equal amounts of daytime and night-time… but it is also significant energetically. For the next month, we will experience the dominant theme of “balance”, and working to create a harmonious balance in the following: relationships, creativity, action and rest, feminine and masculine energies. Take time today to observe your state of balance and open yourself to making changes. There is great potential for personal transformation, but you need to be willing to let go of what no longer serves you (habits, patterns, fears, objects etc.). This willingness to change and let go accelerates the transformational process, whilst also making it much easier!

With all of this intense energy, unresolved issues (especially those related to relationships) can get pushed to the surface today. If this is the case for you, welcome this as an opportunity to finally heal and release them. Take time for a full healing session (Reiki or other energy) and use today’s energy to create a healthier and more balanced strategy for living more harmoniously.

It’s a great idea to meditate in nature today (really make an effort, as it’s worth it). You can try the following meditation to draw in energy and expand it:

Sit quietly and comfortably, breathing deeply and evenly. As you breathe in, imagine white light entering through your crown chakra (the top of your head) and travelling down to your heart chakra (in the middle of your chest). At the same time, imagine white light travelling up from the Earth, through the 1st chakra, and up to your heart. Simply allow your out-breath to leave your body. Continue to breathe in light from the heavens and the Earth into your heart chakra… see your heart chakra glowing and growing…. expanding with each in-breath. Continue until this white light expands through your aura, and beyond.

If you are a Reiki practitioner, you can place your hands over the heart chakra during this meditation. This meditation is very energising and balancing, and will allow you to really connect with the energy of today.

Here we are, busy within the final season before the winter in the northern hemisphere or the summer in the southern hemisphere. Savour this time of change, and begin to take action to expand, rebalance and grow. There are opportunities for a shift in consciousness today!

 

Sunday September 24th we finish the week with a high-energy day focused on spiritual practises, creative expression and strong intuition. If you’ve been feeling unfocused, aimless or “all over the place” recently, it’s an excellent day to ground and centre yourself. It’s time to refocus your energy and make progress in implementing strategies and plans. There is also good potential for healing breakthroughs today, so try to take time for full healing session.

 

Wishing all of you a fantastic week ahead and a wonderful Equinox!

Many blessings,

Chantal

Weekly Forecast March 20th – 26th 2017

Hello Everyone,

Of course, the big event of the week was experienced on Monday the 20th, the Spring Equinox. A fantastic way to start the week and begin a time of growth, re-birth and “planting the seeds” of your future. From now until June (the Summer Solstice) this is a very strong theme, so make sure that you take time every day (even if it’s only 10 minutes!) to actively work on the new projects and new beginnings that you wish to see come to fruition. These goals can be related to any area of your life that you wish to transform: the self, relationships, career etc. We also finish the week with a very powerful day where we can empower our goals. But now let’s take a detailed look at what the week ahead holds and what we can do to make the most of the energy:

Monday March 20th I have already posted my special Spring Equinox forecast. As it is quite long, I won’t repeat it here.

 

Tuesday March 21st is a high-energy day when we will still be feeling the energetic effects of the Spring Equinox. Additionally, creativity gets lots of support as do partnerships (both in love and business). It’s a day to be active and to not shy away from taking the lead!

 

Wednesday March 22nd the energy will be more “settled”. It’s a day to “go with the flow” as much as possible and to stay focused on your current plans and projects.

 

Thursday March 23rd is all about communication: specifically, speaking truthfully about anything that you’ve been holding back or have been reluctant to discuss. Remember that this is not about confrontation, it’s about expressing yourself from your heart in a clear and sensitive way. Be aware of the other person’s feelings and reactions, be kind but also be clear.

 

Friday March 24th brings great potential for inspired ideas! This can help you in problem-solving and creating strategies for achieving your goals (think of the ones that you’ve been working on recently, especially those since the Equinox). However, it is advisable to keep your plans to yourself for the time-being. Sharing too much at this stage can prove to be damaging to your plans in the long run.

 

Saturday March 25th the energy will be very supportive in the areas of relationships and creative expression. Long-term relationships can get a boost, so make an effort and plan some special activities together. In terms of creative expression, this can take the form of whatever you most enjoy: writing, music, art, dance, cooking… anything! Choose your activity and then go for it.

 

Sunday March 26th we finish the week with a VERY high-energy day when the intuition is strengthened and there are great opportunities for taking action, expressing your creative side, increasing the flow of abundance and prosperity into your life and injecting new passion into relationships. Listen to your intuition and allow it to guide you in these areas! It’s also a good idea to set aside time to visualise your goals for abundance and prosperity in order to make the most of the energy. It may be that you do work with the Law of Attraction or other visualisation techniques, and for Reiki 2 practitioners it’s an excellent day to work on your Reiki affirmations. Whatever your preferred method, sit quietly and visualise each of your goals in their completed forms. Work on them one by one, using as many of your senses as possible. Truly feel and intend that each goal is now completed!

 

Wishing all of you a positive and productive week ahead!

Many blessings,

Chantal

Spring Equinox: Special Posting

On Monday March 20th, we experience the Spring Equinox. In astrological terms, the Spring Equinox is one of the four most powerful points of the year along with the Autumn Equinox, Summer Solstice and Winter Solstice, and is the time of rebirth and beginning anew. 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.

If you would like to focus your attention on the process of healing and releasing old hurts, emotional traumas etc., which is also empowered during this Equinox time, you can also try the following self-healing technique that I have adapted from an Advanced Reiki Training method, so anyone can practise it:

1. Sit quietly and comfortably, breathing deeply and evenly as you prepare to contemplate each old or unresolved issue. You may want to work on one issue per “session” or multiple ones.

2. As you contemplate the issue, pay attention to any part(s) of the body that comes to mind.

3. Bring your attention to this area and imagine it filled with a dark fog (you may see a colour clearly, so work with that. Otherwise, imagine a dark grey fog). This “fog” is representative of the negative or stagnant energy resulting from the unresolved issue.

4. Now breathe in deeply and imagine a brilliant white mist entering your body through the top of your head and travelling to the part of the body that is filled with the grey fog.

5. As you exhale, imagine the grey fog leaving your body (you may choose to imagine breathing this out through the mouth, or intending/visualising that the grey fog is being released directly from the affected area.

6. Continue breathing in the white mist and breathing out the dark fog until you can no longer perceive/feel/imagine it (which indicates a clearing of the area).

7. Spend at least a few minutes filling the entire area with brilliant, white, light mist.

8. Acknowledge the lessons learned from the issue and give thanks.

During this exercise, I recommend placing the hands over the area that you are working on. Everyone has “chi” flowing from the hands, so this assists the healing process. If you are a Reiki (or other energy healing) practitioner, you will find that the energy flowing from the hands greatly assists this exercise.

Whatever you choose to do to make the most of this special day, I wish you a wonderful day of great energy and new beginnings!

Many blessings,

Chantal

Weekly Forecast, March 13th – 19th 2017

Hello Everyone,

We have a productive week to look forward to, the highlights being the start of a special 3-week cycle of energy that greatly supports healing and manifesting abundance, as well as a Master Energy vibration day on Saturday. However, it is more important than usual to stay focused and grounded in order to make the most of the energy. For more information on grounding and grounding practises, as well as the link to my free Grounding and Energising guided meditation, please click on this link: http://www.healingfire.com/tips-for-grounding/

Next Monday, the 20th, is the Spring Equinox, which is seen as being one of the four most powerful points of the year along with the Solstices and is the time of rebirth and beginning anew. There is great potential for new beginnings, so this week I recommend that you take time to reflect upon what new beginnings you would like to create in your life. I will post later in the week with my article about the Spring Equinox and what you can do to tap into the great energetic potential! With that, let’s take a detailed look at what we can expect this week:

Healing and Manifesting

Monday March 13th we begin the week with plenty of energy flowing in the areas of communication and innovative thinking. Regarding communication, express yourself with strength, conviction and from the heart… no “beating around the bush”! Be confident and use your words to inspire others.

 

Tuesday March 14th is a high-energy day that marks the beginning of a 3 week cycle during which time the energy will be very supportive in the following areas: healing of old emotional wounds/issues, empowering of any type of service to a higher cause, healing/working on issues related to self-worth. It will also be an empowering time for increasing the flow of abundance (including finances) into one’s life. If you are a Reiki 2 (or above) practitioner, set aside time every day to work on your Reiki affirmations in order to make the most of this supportive energy. Likewise, working with any method of focusing one’s intent in order to manifest (Law of Attraction, visualisations etc.). Take time to reflect upon all of the areas mentioned above and create a plan of action. If healing is needed, make a schedule for either self-healing or receiving regular healing treatments (Reiki or other healing energy) from a practitioner, or set aside time every day to meditate on each issue to be healed/released. Do whatever works best for you, but definitely do it!

 

Wednesday March 15th the energy will be rather gentle. Rather than starting new projects or trying to accomplish many tasks, it’s a good idea to try to “go with the flow” as much as possible and continue working on current projects/tasks. It’s also a good idea to continue work on the themes mentioned in yesterday’s forecast.

 

Thursday March 16th the energy will be more active than yesterday, and although there is good potential for “getting things done”,it is very important to stay grounded and focused in order to do so. Today’s active energy can cause one’s mind to go into “overdrive”, leading one to over-analyse or over-think situations, rather than taking action. Stay grounded, listen to your inner-voice (or “gut instinct”) and get things done without drama.

 

Friday March 17th the energy will continue to be supportive in taking action and accomplishing tasks. However, today you should be aware of being overly-sensitive or over-reacting to the comments and actions of others. As with yesterday, stay grounded (ideally, start the day with a grounding meditation or exercise), focus your energy on the tasks that need to be accomplished. Choose your words and actions wisely, and you will be able to make the most of the energy today.

 

Saturday March 18th is a very 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 (1+8+3+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, 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.

 

Sunday March 19th the energy is supportive in accomplishing tasks, but make sure that you don’t over-do it. If you’re feeling active, go with that feeling (whether it’s getting things done or doing activities that you enjoy). However, if you’ve been feeling “unsettled” over the past week, it’s a good idea to do “grounding” activities. Keep in mind that tomorrow is the Spring Equinox, so take time to reflect upon the themes related to this special day and also prepare for any special activities that you may have planned for tomorrow.

 

Wishing all of you a positive and productive week ahead!

Many blessings,

Chantal