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!