This week we can expect good opportunities for change and growth, but as with last week it is important to stay focused and ground your energy in order to make the most of the energy. The big highlights to look forward to this week include the Capricorn New Moon on Wednesday and the first “Master Energy” day of the year on Friday. So now let’s take a detailed look at what to expect throughout the week:
Monday January 15th is the last of a 3-day cycle when the intuition will be especially strong and the following areas get a BIG boost of supportive energy: relationships, creativity and healing. Business relationships get lots of positive support, creativity should be flowing strongly and there are great opportunities for healing (both self-healing and healing relationship issues). Remember to actively and consciously use the energy so that you can get the most out of it! Listen to your intuition, pay attention to any “gut instincts”, don’t be afraid to express bold or innovative ideas, and be on the look-out for potential opportunities to serve others through doing what you love.
For Reiki (or other energy-healing) practitioners, take time for a full self-treatment (or, if preferred, arrange to receive healing from a practitioner). Much can be healed and released during this time!
As the energy can be quite strong over this 3-day cycle, be aware that it can also highlight imbalances or cause some challenges to arise. You can deal with any problems by being flexible, open to change (“just going with the flow, whatever is happening”), grounding yourself (see last week’s Friday forecast for suggestions on this), and remembering that by seeing our imbalances highlighted we are then able to deal with them.
Tuesday January 16th we can expect a nice flow of energy supporting the areas of growth and transformation. This energy will be light and positive, so it’s great for supporting any aspects of growth and change that you may have been working on during the 3-day energy cycle that finished yesterday. Depending upon where you live (e.g. Canada, the US), you may also experience the New Moon today. In this case, please see tomorrow’s forecast for details on the New Moon energy and how to make use it.
Wednesday January 17th is a high-energy day when we experience the New Moon in Capricorn. Any New Moon is an ideal time for new beginnings and fresh starts, but the influence of Capricorn (which is ruled by the Earth element) places extra emphasis on being grounded and taking action in a responsible, strategic and responsible manner. What goals are you currently working on? This New Moon encourages us to approach these goals in a strategic manner, rather than making rushed decisions, being impatient or wasting energy by forcing any issues. If you don’t actually have any clear goals at the moment, then it is VERY important that you create some! Whether these goals are long or short-term, they are very necessary in order to focus your energy, intention and attention.
A good way to connect with the energy today is through meditation. You can do your own, choose to meditate on new beginnings, 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 use your favourite method of Distance Reiki in order to send energy to the Moon. By doing this, you can connect directly with the lunar energy.
You can also use this New Moon energy by working on manifesting your goals through visualisation/intention techniques or Reiki 2 affirmations, 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.
In addition to the Capricorn New Moon energies, there will be plenty of additional energy supporting creative projects (and creativity in general), as well as romantic relationships. In these areas, apply the Capricorn New Moon energy by making plans, having a clear vision and staying grounded in your approach. Be clear-headed, rather than being swept away by the passionate energy!
Thursday January 18th relationships will be highlighted. If any conflicts arise (either within yourself or with your partner), it’s important to stay grounded and communicate clearly, honestly and from the heart. Pay attention to your “gut instinct”, and don’t be afraid to examine and explore any fears. In this way, issues can be healed and released, and you can gain a lot of clarity and insight into your situation.
Friday January 19th is a very high-energy day when we experience the first “22” Master Energy day of the New Year. 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+9+1+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 (especially those related to prosperity and abundance), 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.
Saturday January 20th unless you’ve been staying grounded, the active energy we’ve experienced this week may cause you to feel quite agitated or overly-sensitive today. Be aware of your interactions with others, and take time out to be by yourself (relax and enjoy the time!) if you’re feeling overwhelmed or overly-sensitive. Whatever you’re feeling, today isn’t one for lots of activity. It’s a good idea to just take it easy and “go with the flow”.
Sunday January 21st the energy will be lighter and more active than yesterday’s. Today is a good one for creative or adventurous activities, trying new things, mental clarity and optimism. So we should expect to finish the week on a positive note!
Wishing all of you a great week ahead!