We had a quiet start to the week yesterday, with gentle, flowing energy. However, the energy will soon increase with plenty of high-energy days until Sunday. There is a lot of energy to work with, so let’s take a detailed look at what to expect for the rest of the week and how to best use the energy:
Tuesday April 2nd the energy supports us in opening ourselves to more fully receiving intuitive guidance, and balancing this with our rational thinking. With many people (some would argue that it’s with most people), the intuition gets “blocked out” with purely rational thought. Or if one does hear it, the message gets ignored. Take time today to reflect upon whether or not you listen to your intuition (and if so, how often?), and how you can increase the intuitive flow of guidance through regular meditation. Any type of meditation achieves this, through a state of mental stillness. Don’t worry about the length of the time taken, just focus on being consistent. A few minutes daily is far more rewarding than aiming for a long meditation once per week or so!
For years, I’ve been recommending to my students and clients to keep an “intuition journal”. This is a practical way to strengthen your intuition, whilst charting your progress. In the journal, each time you receive a “flash” of intuition, record the date, what the “flash” of intuition or guidance was (whether it’s something as simple as “I should take an umbrella with me”, despite good weather) , whether or not you listened to it and what the result was. I’m pretty sure that most of us have experienced that umbrella moment, when a sudden rainstorm comes in the middle of the day and has left us cursing to ourselves, “I knew I should have taken an umbrella!”. But even these moments serve as reminders to us to listen to our intuition and realise that there is so much guidance waiting to be received. When you begin recording these events, and especially if you meditate regularly, you’ll experience a noticeable increase in the intuitive guidance received.
Wednesday April 3rd is a high-energy day when we experience the start of four specific energy cycles, with lots of overlap! The first one lasts for 2 ½ weeks and is focused on taking action in starting new projects and ventures or forging ahead with current projects (this theme also ties-in with the upcoming Aries New Moon on Friday), especially those that are in alignment with your true, fulfilling purpose. However, this energy-cycle also encourages us to reflect upon personal power and how we use it. Is it being used to empower and assist others? Or is the dark side of it manifesting, usually showing up as manipulating, controlling or dominating others? This can also be a potentially challenging time, with people or circumstances seeming to be “blocking” your progress. In this case, look again at your state of personal power… you’ll find that you’re being asked to “step up to the challenge”, that you have the tools to deal with these challenges, and that by overcoming them you will achieve a level of personal mastery. Well worth the effort!
The second energy-cycle lasts for 2 weeks and supports us in focusing and working on our goals with more intent and personal power, as well as helping us think of strategies to help us to achieve those goals. Think in terms of strategic action, diplomatic communication and steady, continuous effort/action. This energy can be quite intense, so make sure that you actively work with it otherwise you may find yourself feeling “all over the place” or agitated.
The third energy-cycle brings a harmonious, grounded energy and lasts for nearly 2 weeks. This energy-cycle supports strategic thinking, strategic action and good negotiation skills. It’s also a good time to reflect upon your significant relationships (especially committed partnerships) and whether or not you express yourself clearly.
The fourth energy-cycle lasts for 10 days and provides lots of supportive energy for healing, communication, teaching, guidance and learning. This cycle also empowers the other cycles mentioned above, in that there is great support for creating strategies, planning and putting these strategies into action.
Thursday April 4th is a high-energy day when we will experience a continuation of yesterday’s energy and themes.
Friday April 5th is a high-energy day when we experience the New Moon in Aries. Any New Moon is wonderful time for new beginnings, starting projects and taking action. However, the influence of Aries places additional emphasis on the areas of taking the initiative, leadership, entrepreneurship and connecting with/expressing more fully the energies of the first and second chakras. This particular Aries New Moon also strongly supports the areas of healing, as well as increasing the flow of abundance/prosperity into your life.
Remember that Aries is ruled by the “fire” element, so it’s important to use this active energy in a positive way, otherwise you may find yourself feeling agitated or restless. There is great 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 Aries 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.
Saturday April 6th is 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 (6+4+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.
In addition to this “Master Energy”, today there is also excellent support for healing any old, emotional wounds that may be triggered today within committed relationships. If you are “triggered” by the words or actions of your partner, it’s a good opportunity to communicate openly, honestly and compassionately about the root cause. This also provides the opportunity for you to work together in order to bring about a state of healing and greater harmony.
Sunday April 7th we finish the week with a day of gentler and more settled energy, with good support for learning and harmonious communication. It’s also a good day to work on manifesting your goals, especially those associated with prosperity. As with yesterday, take time to sit quietly and visualise/intend your prosperity/abundance goals in their completed forms.
Wishing all of you a positive, productive and empowered week ahead!