We have another very interesting week coming up. I already posted my Monday Forecast, with the potent combination of New Moon and Master energy, so I won’t include it here. However, we have other significant events this week, including two planets turning retrograde: Saturn and Pluto. We also have an important energy cycle, with the emphasis on increasing the flow of prosperity and abundance. So, a lot of potential for productivity and positive changes! With that, let’s take a detailed look at this week and what we can do to make the most of the energy:
Tuesday April 17th is a high-energy day when we experience Saturn turning retrograde until the beginning of September. 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 to Saturn turning retrograde, today also marks the beginning of a 5-month cycle of energy that is focused on healing, mentoring and spiritual awakening. This can occur on a personal level through self-healing and spiritual practises, as well as starting or expanding any current practise. It can also be applied through offering healing or mentoring to others, or perhaps assisting in a wider context through social activism and other such positive activities.
Creativity, financial opportunities and committed relationships also get a lots of energetic support today.
Wednesday April 18th is a high-energy day with the focus on creative expression, committed relationships and financial opportunities. In the creative area, this energy is wonderful for creative inspiration, working together with others on creative projects and even finding ways to profit financially from your creativity. In terms of relationships, it’s all about exploring ways in which you can connect more deeply with your partner. Regarding the financial side of today’s energy, the focus is on productivity and seeking opportunities that will increase the flow of wealth into your life. As the intuition will be especially strong today, listen to your inner-voice and allow it to guide you in whatever area(s) you wish to focus on.
Thursday April 19th the energy will be flowing strongly in the area of prosperity and abundance. In fact, this energy flow will continue over the next 3-4 weeks, so be conscious of this and be alert for opportunities in these areas. You can also help this process by taking time to work on manifesting your goals (especially those related to prosperity and abundance) by using energy/visualsation techniques such as Reiki Affirmations or Law of Attraction. Take 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. Remember that consistency is the key, so try to do these energy/visualisation techniques daily in order to get the best results.
Friday April 20th we can expect a day of light, bright energy with a continued theme of increasing the flow of prosperity and abundance into your life. As with yesterday, take time for an energy/visualisation technique that will assist with this process. Be active and be alert for opportunities that will also help with this area.
Saturday April 21st we can expect a day of gentle, flowing energy. Rather than trying to accomplish many tasks or starting new projects, it’s a good idea to just “go with the flow” as much as possible today.
Sunday April 22nd is a high-energy day when we experience Pluto turning retrograde until September 30th. Pluto retrograde is potentially a very powerful time for personal and spiritual growth, but the key to this is releasing from your life that which no longer benefits you. This covers all aspects: patterns, habits, ways of thinking and doing things that no longer serve you, relationships and material objects. After you have reflected upon all areas of your life and identified what needs to be released, it’s time to take action. This action may be immediate, such as doing a thorough housecleaning and donating/discarding items. When dealing with releasing habits, create a strategy that works for you and then stick to it (enlist the help of those close to you, if need be). Perhaps some healing/releasing work needs to be done, in which case create a healing “schedule” that you stick to.
Releasing relationships is often the most difficult area for most people, but letting go of people whom you no longer connect with, or with whom the relationship has become “toxic”, draining, etc. is absolutely essential. Most often, the root of this reluctance is FEAR (fear of being alone, fear of hurting someone’s feelings, fear of standing up for oneself etc.). If this is the case for you, take time to work on healing and releasing the fear and then you will soon feel empowered enough to take action. Take time once per week to reflect upon your progress so that you can feel more motivated and also pinpoint any problematic areas that need more work.
Wishing all of you a productive and positive week ahead!