I hope that all of you made the most of the gentler energy last week to rest and re-charge, because this week we have lots of strong and active energy! The highlights include the New Moon in Leo on Tuesday and a Master Energy day on Friday. As the energy will be so strong, it is very important to stay grounded in order to make the most of it otherwise you may find yourself feeling agitated, restless or “all over the place”. Leo is ruled by the element of fire, which is all about taking action, being bold and taking the lead. So while you can use this energy in wonderful ways, make sure you don’t “burn out” or “burn” those around you by misusing the energy. So now let’s take a detailed look at what we can expect this week:
Monday August 1st we begin the week and month with a high-energy day that is all about balancing and integrating the feminine aspects and energies of the self (no matter whether you are male or female). These aspects include the following: staying grounded (connected to “female” Earth energy) and strengthening focus and self-discipline, creating strategies, expressing creativity in practical ways, increasing abundance and bringing a state of balance to relationships. The themes we experience today will carry on throughout the week, especially on Thursday and Saturday.
Reflect upon all of these areas and identify those which you need to strengthen and then take clear steps to do so. The relationship theme is quite dominant, specifically the area of nurturing and being nurtured. Is there a state of balance in your relationships? Do you give more than you receive, or vice versa? Do you nurture those around you while still making sure that you are fulfilled? The answers to these questions can assist you in creating balance in relationships of all types.
Today we also have lots of energy supporting us in taking accomplishing tasks and taking the lead.
Tuesday August 2nd is a high-energy day when we experience the New Moon in Leo. Any New Moon is an ideal time for new beginnings, fresh starts and taking action, but the influence of Leo places extra emphasis on taking action, leadership roles and enjoying life! This New Moon also provides a big boost of energy in the area of manifesting your goals, working with the Law of Attraction, Reiki affirmations etc. To make the most of this, make sure you 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.
A New Moon meditation is also a good way to connect with today’s energy. You can do your own meditation, or choose to meditate on all you have to be grateful for in your life, or you can do a New Moon meditation in the following ways:
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 use your favourite distant healing technique to send Reiki to the Moon. Sit quietly and comfortably, prepare your hands for sending Reiki and then proceed with whichever technique you prefer. In this way, you can tap directly into these lunar energies.
Wednesday August 3rd it’s time to be aware of how you are using the strong energy that we are currently experiencing this week. If you find that you’ve been wasting the energy by over-indulging or avoiding tasks and responsibilities, it’s time to focus more on spiritual practises as well as channelling the energy into creative projects and creative self-expression.
Thursday August 4th is a day of powerful “Yin” (feminine) energy, much like what we experienced on Monday. Please refer to the Monday forecast above for information on what we can expect today and how to best use this energy.
Friday August 5th is a day of strong, active energy. 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+8+2+0+1+6= 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). 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.
Additionally, there is also plenty of energy supporting us in improving finances, relationships and boosting creative projects.
Saturday August 6th is a high-energy day when we experience powerful Yin (feminine) energy, much like what we’ve already experienced this week on Monday and Thursday. Please refer to the information included in Monday’s forecast for details of what we can expect today and how to best use the energy. In addition to this, there is a big boost of energy supporting us in expressing ourselves openly and honestly and standing up for what we believe in. Furthermore, today we are also supported in thinking of ways in which we can help others, ways which bring us happiness and a sense of fulfilment.
Sunday August 7th we finish the week with a high-energy day. Today the intuition will be especially strong, so pay attention to your “gut instinct” and try starting the day with meditation (even just a few minutes!) so that you’re better able to receive guidance and inspiration throughout the day. In addition, we will also experience some of the themes that we had on Tuesday: taking action, leadership roles and enjoying life, plus a big boost of energy in the area of manifesting your goals, working with the Law of Attraction, Reiki affirmations etc.
Wishing all of you a powerful and productive week ahead.