We have an incredible week ahead to look forward to, with events including: a Super New Moon, the Spring Equinox and a special Solar Eclipse! As this week will be jam-packed with strong energy, it is especially important to keep yourself grounded, focused and aware in order to make the most of the potential opportunities. If you are a Reiki (or other energy) practitioner, take time for daily self-treatment or start the day with a chakra balance. You can also try starting the day with yoga, tai chi, qigong or any other practise you may enjoy that grounds and balances. If at any point this week you find yourself feeling agitated, frustrated, short-tempered or “all over the place” for no apparent reason, this is a clear sign that you need grounding… so take steps to do so. If you aren’t sure how you can ground yourself, you can get lots of information from the article that I wrote here: http://www.healingfire.com/tips-for-grounding-2/ or you can try my guided meditation for Grounding and Energising: http://www.healingfire.com/mp3/ Now let’s take a detailed look at this exciting week, what to expect and how to make the most of it:
Monday March 16th we start the week with a high-energy day and the focus on transformation. I’ve been talking about this a lot recently, but this holds true especially for today (and we’ll also be feeling this for the rest of the year): the importance of releasing what no longer serves your higher purpose. This is essential for the transformation process! Whatever patterns, habits, situations, people etc. that are holding you back need to be released. Look within yourself as well as around you and allow yourself to be guided by your intuition and inner-guidance. Whatever is no longer working needs to be changed! This can be very challenging (hey, nobody said that this is an easy process!), but is ultimately very rewarding. Remember, the first step is to create change within yourself. That which surrounds us is a mirror of ourselves. Call upon your focus and self-discipline and create the changes that are necessary. Today is also a very good day to work on manifesting your goals, so make sure you set aside time to visualise each of your goals in their completed forms. Use as many of your senses as possible in order to make this more successful (see, hear, feel and intend). If you do any work with the Law of Attraction, this is a great day for it, as it is for working on Reiki Affirmations (for Reiki 2 and above practitioners).
Tuesday March 17th we have another high-energy day with lots of bright and fiery energy, but the focus today is on the physical world. Partnerships of all types are energised and harmonised, creative expression is flowing and there is much potential for enjoyment and pleasure today. Allow yourself to experience this! There is also potential for opportunities in the financial area, so be aware of these. Today is also another good day for working on manifesting your goals through visualisation, working with the Law of Attraction and working with Reiki Affirmations.
Wednesday March 18th is our third high-energy day in a row! Today, the intuition will be very strong and the energy will be flowing strongly in the areas of inspiration, creativity and our connection with the divine. It’s a great idea to set aside time for meditation so that you can better receive insights and guidance. Think about how you can integrate aspects of your higher-self into your daily life and work so that you can fully express your true self.
Thursday March 19th the energy will be rather low-key, so enjoy this “day off” as the energy will start to build later in the day as we approach the New Moon and Spring Equinox. Today is a good day to just go with the flow and not push too hard in any areas of life. I recommend taking a step back and observing how you’ve been feeling so far this week. If you’ve been feeling energised and productive, you’re doing great! If you’ve been feeling run-down, agitated or off-balance, take time today to re-balance and ground yourself. We’ve got some very intense energy coming up, so it’s best to be prepared for it so that you can use it to your advantage rather than having it increase any discomfort that you may be experiencing. If you’re a Reiki practitioner, set aside time for a full self-treatment, or you can receive a treatment from another practitioner.
Friday March 20th is a VERY high-energy day when we will experience a Super New Moon in Pisces, a Solar Eclipse (though this will only be visible in Europe and parts of Northern Asia and Africa) and for those in North and South America and most of Europe it will also be the day of the Spring Equinox. If you would like to check the exact time and date of the Spring Equinox in your location, please click on the following link: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20150320T2245&msg=March%20Equinox%202015 I will discuss the Spring Equinox in the info about tomorrow’s energy, as we will experience the Equinox in Hong Kong on Saturday, but if you live in an area that will experience the Spring Equinox today, be prepared for some especially intense energy!
This New Moon is considered to be a “Super” New Moon because the Moon will be at its closest to the Earth today, so its influence will be at its peak. A Piscean New Moon is all about new beginnings in the areas of inspiration, creative expression and partnerships. There is also a strong aspect of spirituality. A Solar Eclipse is said to have an energetic effect of a “super-charged” New Moon, so when we combine this with a true Super New Moon, you can understand why the energy of today can have incredibly powerful potential! Any New Moon is about fresh starts or putting fresh energy into existing/ongoing projects, but this Piscean New Moon enables us to give the aforementioned areas a big push of energy. Make sure to set aside time for meditation, you can do any type that you enjoy or you can also try this one:
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 even send Reiki to the Moon. Sit quietly and comfortably, prepare your hands for sending Reiki, and draw your 3 Reiki symbols over the Moon (you can visualise, use a photo or whatever you prefer). You would then use the Reiki 2 technique of ‘Beaming’, with the hands ‘aimed’ at the Moon. In this way, you can tap directly into these lunar energies.
You can also get together with friends to experience the special energy of today! You can do a group meditation, or even just enjoy an evening meal ‘al fresco’ if weather permits. Appreciate the Moon, and feel a sense of gratitude for the beauty of nature, and the love from those around us.
Regarding the energy of this particular Solar Eclipse in an astrological context, it will be very feminine in nature. This powerful “Yin” energy encourages us to more fully embrace our feminine sides and cultivate a stronger sense of compassion, sensitivity and love. It also enables us to strengthen our intuition, connect more fully to Earth energy and appreciate the importance of balancing both the masculine and feminine energies within.
Today we are also reminded that “where thought goes, energy flows”. Whatever you choose to focus your attention on is what will manifest in your life. In a negative sense, if you dwell on fears and surround yourself with negative people and influences, this is what you manifest. However, if you focus your attention and energy on the positive and surround yourself with positive people and influences, then you will see the positive effects! Practise gratitude daily and make sure that you set aside time today to work on manifesting your goals through visualisation, working with the Law of Attraction and working with Reiki Affirmations.
Saturday March 21st we experience another VERY high-energy day! For those of us in Hong Kong (and elsewhere, please see link I included above) we have the Spring Equinox. Of course, for those in the Southern Hemisphere, it will be the Autumnal Equinox. Regardless of where you live, the Equinox is the time when we experience equal amounts of day and night. This is seen as a powerful time of new beginnings and transformation, so you can mark this date in the following way: honour the fire element, as fire is purifying as well as signifying change and transformation. Burn something old that represents not only what you wish to release from the past few months or weeks, or write down what you wish to release and then burn this paper. This is also a great time to identify something you are still attached to and 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, self-development, shifting and re-birthing can take place. The New Moon preceding the Equinox by less than a day is preparatory, and supports intensified spiritual involvement and awareness. If we are aware of this opportunity and create the sacred space and allow time to clearly receive, we can be gifted with a general “re-booting” of our entire energetic systems!
In astrological terms, the Spring Equinox is one of the four most powerful points of the year along with the Solstices. Spring and the Equinox is the time of rebirth and beginning anew, so welcome this energy and work with it in supporting you in starting something new, whether a new habit, relationship, project, or exploring something you’ve always wanted to do.
Sunday March 22nd we finish the week with the energy flowing strongly in the areas of communication and healing. Perhaps you’ve had some old issues or wounds come to the surface over the past couple of days… today is a wonderful day to heal and release these so that you can advance on your path of transformation. Take time for a healing session and also be aware of communicating clearly and from the heart.
So there you have it, quite a week to look forward to! Remember to make good use of this energy, as it’s not very often that we experience so many significant energetic days in one week. I wish all of you a powerful, positive and transformational week ahead!