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Weekly Forecast, Aug. 7th – 13th 2017

Hello Everyone,

We have some very powerful days to look forward to this week! The big day is Monday, with the Full Moon in Aquarius getting a big boost of energy from the partial lunar eclipse. The other highlights of the week include Mercury turning retrograde on Saturday and a “Master” energy day on Sunday. You can expect the energy to be very active this week, with great opportunities for productivity, creativity and personal transformation. However, these things won’t just happen by themselves. You need to consciously use the energy in order to make the most of it! So now let’s see what the week has in store for us and how we can best use this energy:

Monday August 7th is a VERY high-energy day when we experience the Full Moon in Aquarius combined with the “amplifying” energy of a lunar eclipse. Please check the following link to find out about the eclipse in your part of the world: https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/lunar/2017-august-7 Here in Hong Kong, the peak of the partial eclipse will occur at 2:20am.

Any Full Moon is a good time to reflect on the time since the last Full Moon and consider what you need to release and/or adjustments you can make in different areas of your life in order to make things flow more smoothly, and then create a plan to put these into practise. The influence of Aquarius places special emphasis on the area of the intuition and encourages us to reflect upon whether or not we are listening to and following the intuition. At this time we are also encouraged to think about our sense of individuality and living life in an authentic way. It’s also a good time to think about whether or not you are using your unique talents and abilities in ways that benefit yourself and others.

Remember that the eclipse will give a big boost to these areas! This Full Moon also brings great support in taking action in the areas mentioned above. There are also great opportunities for empowering creativity, spiritual practises, healing, transformation and increasing the flow of abundance/prosperity in to your life.

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 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 (of course, you could also use any other preferred method of distance Reiki). In this way, you can tap directly into these lunar energies.

As the summer is here, how about getting together with friends to experience the special energy outdoors? You can do a group meditation, or even just enjoy an evening meal ‘al fresco’. Appreciate the Moon, and feel a sense of gratitude for the beauty of nature, and the love from those around us.

 

Tuesday August 8th is a high-energy day when we will still be feeling some of the energetic effects of yesterday’s Full Moon/lunar eclipse combination. The intuition will be stronger than usual today and there is plenty of energy supporting us in taking action. There is also great support in creative pursuits and inspiration!

 

Wednesday August 9th the energy is all about personal transformation, empowerment and inspiration. This energy can be applied to the areas of work, relationships, creativity and finances. Listen to your intuition and allow it to guide you in working with the energy and applying it to the appropriate areas.

 

Thursday August 10th we can look forward to a day of strong, bright, positive energy! Harmonious communication as well as bringing divine energy into physical activities (yoga, tai-chi, ecstatic dance etc.) are very strongly supported today. This wonderful energy encourages us to enjoy the moment, take action and allow the true self to shine!

 

Friday August 11th the energy will be focused on the areas of imagination, visualisation, creativity and using your talents/abilities to help others. There is also an aspect of spiritual awakening, so taking time for meditation and any type of spiritual practise is especially beneficial today. Perhaps you can meditate on the areas mentioned above and see what sort of inspiration is received!

 

Saturday August 12th is a high-energy day when we experience Mercury turning retrograde until September 5th. Mercury retrograde often gets a “bad rap” because of the likelihood of problems and mix-ups in the areas of communication, travel and technology. However, you can 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.

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.

 

Sunday August 13th we finish the week with 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+3+8+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.

 

Wishing all of you a positive and powerful week ahead!

Many blessings,

Chantal

 

Weekly Forecast, April 3rd – 9th 2017

Hello Everyone,

The beginning of this week will be relatively quiet, energetically speaking. However, things will soon get very interesting as we experience TWO planets turning retrograde this week: Saturn and Mercury, as well as a “Master Energy” day on Saturday. Rather than looking at the time of the retrograde planets as one of difficulties and challenges, use the time to see what changes need to be made in your life and then TAKE ACTION. There is great potential for positive changes and growth, but is totally up to you to use the energy in the most productive way. These changes won’t happen by themselves! With that, let’s take a detailed look at what we can expect this week and what we can do to make the most of the energy:

Monday April 3rd the week begins with a day of gentle, flowing energy. Rather than trying to accomplish many tasks, it’s a good to idea to work on current projects and “go with the flow” as much as possible.

 

Tuesday April 4th the energy will be supportive in the area of finances, specifically in making changes or adjustments that can give your income a boost. However, it is best not to make any sudden decisions or rush into anything. Move forward with any changes in a “step-by-step” manner.

 

Wednesday April 5th we have another day of gentle, flowing energy. As with Monday, continue working on current projects and avoid overloading yourself. Go with the flow as much as possible. There is some active energy coming up in the days ahead, so take time today to centre and ground yourself in preparation for these.

 

Thursday April 6th is a high-energy day when we experience Saturn turning retrograde until August 25th. The period of Saturn retrograde is one in which to reflect upon the themes of responsibility, self-discipline, maturity and managing one’s time well. It is essential to identify any problems or weaknesses in these areas and then work on correcting them, otherwise progress may be very slow or difficult.

Saturn retrograde is also the time in which to reassess commitments and current projects. Have you taken on too many responsibilities? If so, it’s time to say “NO!”. Focus your energy on current responsibilities and deal with what currently needs to be dealt with. If you’re frustrated, it’s time to either reorganise or renegotiate. Now is the time for setting clear personal boundaries, getting rid of frustrations and blockages and thereby living a better life.

In addition, today there is also support in attracting/increasing the flow of prosperity in to your life. You can assist this process through visualisation and intention (Reiki 2 affirmations, Law of Attraction etc.). Take time to sit quietly and visualise attracting/increasing prosperity into your life. Use as many of your senses as possible and truly intend that this is achieved. If you are a Reiki 2 (or above) practitioner, make sure to work on any affirmations related to prosperity.

 

Friday April 7th is a high-energy day when you may feel like you can accomplish anything! Although the energy today strongly empowers taking action, starting new projects and energising any area of life that you choose to focus on, remember not to overload yourself. Choose the area(s) that you wish to empower and then focus… but not on too many things at once!

 

Saturday April 8th 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 (8+4+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.

Additionally, it’s also a good day to reflect upon the areas of relationships, creativity and finances. If you’ve been having difficulties in any of these areas, it’s time to combine the forces of the mind and intuition in order to find ways to improve them. I also recommend using daily meditations and/or visualisations to assist with this.

 

Sunday April 9th we finish the week with a high-energy day when we experience Mercury turning retrograde until May 3rd. 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.

As mentioned, 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.

 

Wishing all of you a positive week of growth and change.

Many blessings,

Chantal