This week we have some active, fiery energy to look forward to, so there is great potential for taking action and creating some positive changes. However, it is important to USE the energy well, otherwise you may find yourself feeling restless or agitated. If you find yourself feeling this way, take a step back and re-balance. Think of how you have been using the energy (or not!) and where you can channel it so that it benefits you. The big highlights this week include Uranus turning retrograde on Tuesday, a New Moon in Leo on Saturday and a Master Energy day on Sunday. So let’s take a detailed look at what to expect and how to best use the energy:
Monday August 6th we start the week with some bright, active energy. It’s a good day to get lots done, but just make sure that you don’t overdo it. It’s also a good day for taking the lead as well as taking part in enjoyable activities.
Tuesday August 7th we have some interesting energy today, with Uranus turning retrograde until the beginning of January 2019. The effects of Uranus tend to be more pronounced during a retrograde period. One especially strong effect is an awakening, or re-awakening, of a desire to break free of any restrictions, confines or stagnant areas of life. If you find yourself experiencing this, it is advisable to examine the situation carefully and then create a clear strategy for breaking free and moving forward. However, it is better to wait until Uranus turns “direct” again before actually putting the plan into action.
Uranus influences the intuition and inventiveness, so we can expect powerful moments of inspiration and guidance that can assist in making plans for more freedom and life changes. The areas most affected by this are finances (and how we manage these), personal assertiveness and our connection to nature and the Earth. We are also strongly supported in expressing our true-selves clearly and openly.
There is great potential during a time of Uranus retrograde, but be aware that if you living in a state of imbalance, it can be a very challenging time. Clear signs of this include feeling agitated or irritable, nervous or anxious for little or no apparent reason. There can also be a strong sense of everything “being out of control”. If you experience any of these things, it is important to first GROUND yourself and then take stock of each area of your life (relationships, health and well-being, career, finances etc.). Any area that is stagnating or in a state of disharmony is a clear indication that changes need to be made, so take this opportunity of Uranus retrograde to create a plan of change and action. Once you begin this process, you’ll find yourself feeling more peaceful, fulfilled and balanced on all levels.
In addition to this Uranus retrograde energy, today there is great support in deepening committed relationships, creative expression and financial opportunities.
Wednesday August 8th is a high-energy day when we experience the peak of the energy-cycle that started in mid-July, focused on creating balance within committed relationships. During this cycle (which ends in mid-August), take time to reflect upon the state of balance within your committed partnership: is there equal give and take or do you find yourself giving away too much of your energy? Of course, it’s normal for this to fluctuate, but think about the overall state. If you notice or feel that you are giving away too much of your power, it’s time to address this. By communicating clearly and openly with your partner, the two of you can then work together to create a balanced relationship that is empowering for both sides.
Today, the energy is also very empowering for creative expression and spiritual practises.
Thursday August 9th is a high-energy day with the focus on three areas: finances, creativity and relationships. The intuition will be especially strong today, so listen to your inner-voice or “gut instinct” and allow it to guide you in the areas mentioned earlier. Be aware that this energy can be either supportive or challenging, depending on the state of balance of the area(s) concerned. If you are experiencing challenges, it’s time to focus on taking a more mature and responsible approach. In this case, good planning and having clear goals will be very helpful.
Friday August 10th the focus is strongly on the area of communication within committed partnerships, whether business or romantic. By communicating clearly and carefully, there is great potential to clear any issues and bring about a state of harmony.
Saturday August 11th is a VERY high-energy day when we experience the New Moon in Leo. Any New Moon is a good time for fresh starts, new beginnings and taking action, but the influence of Leo places extra emphasis on the areas of leadership, enjoyment, playfulness and creative expression. Ask yourself how you can embrace these aspects more fully in your life, and then take action! Remember that Leo 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 Leo 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.
Bear in mind that today there will also be an annular Solar Eclipse occurring. Although it will only be visible from the northernmost parts of the Earth, the energetic effect is said to felt everywhere regardless of visibility. This, combined with the New Moon energy makes for a very powerful day indeed!
Sunday August 12th the week finishes with a very 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 (1+2+8+2+0+1+8 =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. 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 a powerful and positive week ahead!