This week we have three energetically significant days: on Monday we have Saturn turning retrograde, Saturday is the New Moon in Taurus and then on Sunday we have Master Energy to look forward to. There is also a strong theme of healing, so in this forecast I’ve included a method to assist in the healing and releasing of old wounds and traumas. With that, let’s take a detailed look at the energy this week, what to expect and how to work with it:
Monday April 29th the week begins with a high-energy day as we experience Saturn turning retrograde until September 18th. 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 moving forward in life with power and purpose.
In addition to this Saturn retrograde energy, remember that there is also a strong theme of healing going on (and will continue over the next couple of weeks). It’s likely that events in your daily life will “trigger” old, unresolved wounds. In this case, take time to reflect upon the root cause, breathe deeply and allow yourself to think back to the time of the “wounding”. If you are a Reiki practitioner (or other energy healing), dedicate time to self-healing. If you are a Reiki 2 (or above) practitioner, create a healing affirmation and then apply Reiki to it daily to assist the process of releasing past trauma and hurt. Of course, you may prefer to receive healing treatments (rather than self-treating). In this case, make sure that the healer is experienced and able to actively work together with you to heal and release these old wounds.
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.
Tuesday April 30th the energy won’t be as strong today as it was yesterday, but you can continue to work with yesterday’s themes as detailed in Monday’s forecast.
Wednesday May 1st we begin the new month with a high-energy day when the intuition will be stronger than usual, and there is lots of support for learning and communication, self-expression and leadership. One word of warning, though: be conscious of how you communicate so that you can avoid the negative expression of this energy, which manifests as “preaching” and attacking verbally.
Thursday May 2nd the energy will be supportive in the areas of creative expression, being open to new ideas, and connecting harmoniously with others. However, you should also exercise a degree of self-discipline so that you don’t make any rushed decisions or mistakes, or take on too much at one time.
Friday May 3rd we can expect bright and positive energy, bringing lots of support to creativity, social interactions, business interactions and increasing the flow of abundance and prosperity in to your life. With regards to business, it’s an excellent time to start new projects as well as increase your client base. This in itself can increase your finances, but it’s also a good idea to set aside time today to work on any visualisations/intention goals related to wealth. Using your preferred method (Reiki affirmations, Law of Attraction etc.), 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, and truly intend that each goal is now accomplished. Be conscious of your actions today and how you are working with the energy, so that you can avoid the “darker side” of today’s energy which includes extravagance and lack of self-discipline.
Saturday May 4th is a high-energy day when we experience the New Moon in Taurus. Any New Moon is a great time for taking action, fresh starts and new beginnings, but the influence of Taurus places extra emphasis on the areas of the material, finances, physical enjoyment, focus and persistence and “being in the now”. You may choose to work on any of these areas today, or with the themes of abundance and prosperity discussed in yesterday’s forecast. There is good potential in the energy today, and to more fully connect with it you may want to try doing a special meditation. You can do your own meditation, or choose to meditate on the themes associated with this Taurus New Moon, 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 sit quietly and use your preferred method of Distance Reiki to send Reiki to the Moon. In this way, you can tap directly into these lunar energies.
In addition to this Taurus New Moon, today is also special because it is the one day of the year when Star Wars fans have the opportunity to say, “May the fourth be with you!”.
Sunday May 5th the week finishes with a 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 (5+5+2+0+1+9 =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, and truly intend that each goal is now accomplished. 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 an empowered and positive week ahead!