We have some great energy coming up this week with opportunities for transformation, healing, productivity and lots of activity. The highlights include the Libra Full Moon plus a lunar eclipse on Wednesday, Saturn turning retrograde on Friday and then lots of magical energy on Saturday. A lot to look forward to, but remember to USE the energy otherwise you may feel frustrated, short-tempered or “all over the place”. With all of the strong energy, make sure you ground yourself regularly. You can read my article about grounding with plenty of tips, http://www.healingfire.com/tips-for-grounding/ So let’s take a detailed look at what we can expect this week:
Monday March 21st we begin the week with a high-energy day, still feeling the effects of yesterday’s Spring Equinox. It’s a good day to keep busy and take action, especially in learning new things. The intuition is especially strong today, so there is great potential for inspiration and receiving guidance. It’s a good idea to start the day with meditation (even just a few minutes!) so that you are better able to tap into intuition throughout the day. Pay attention to your “gut instinct”, particularly in dealing with others.
Tuesday March 22nd the energy will be gentle and flowing, although you may notice the energy increase as the day goes on and we approach the VERY high-energy day of tomorrow. Rather than starting new projects, today is better-suited to working on existing ones. Save the action for tomorrow!
Wednesday March 23rd is a VERY high-energy day when we experience the combination of the Full Moon in Libra plus a lunar eclipse (please note that this eclipse is “penumbral”, so it there won’t be much to see but the energy will be felt nonetheless). Although this combination isn’t nearly as intense as the recent solar eclipse/New Moon, the lunar eclipse will greatly boost the energetic potential of the Full Moon. Any Full Moon is a good time to reflect upon the past month and “take stock” of what you have accomplished and what you would still like to achieve. The influence of Libra places the emphasis on relationships, creative expression and your financial situation.
Think about these areas and what needs to be changed and/or released in order to move forward. There is great potential for productivity today, so make good use of the energy and create a clear strategy for the next six months. Part of this strategy is being aware of BALANCE: sure, there are times when we need to focus more of energy on a particular area of life, but this should not be the norm. Create a plan that will allow you to distribute your energy as equally as possible in the different areas of your life (work, relationships, personal, emotional, spiritual practise etc.).
If you’d like to check the exact time of the eclipse where you live, you can use the following link: www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/lunar/2016-march-23
You can also try a Full Moon meditation in order to more fully connect with the 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 Full 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 sit quietly with the Moon in view (ideally outdoors) and send Reiki to it. Sit quietly and comfortably, prepare your hands for sending Reiki, and draw your 3 Reiki symbols over the Moon. You would then use the Reiki 2 technique of ‘Beaming’, with the hands ‘aimed’ at the Moon. In this way, you can tap directly into these lunar energies. If you prefer, you can also use one of the other methods of sending Reiki, such as using a photograph.
Thursday March 24th there will be a lot of energy, with some of it focused in the intellectual area but most of it focused in the area of healing. The strong energy we experienced yesterday can have the effect of pushing old emotions to the surface, especially feelings of sadness and loss. If this is the case for you, it’s important to release and heal these emotions. Allow yourself the time and space to fully express these rather than pushing them back down (where they can later become energy blockages or even more serious emotional/physical issues). Healing and release is very freeing and allows the space for new, fresh energy to come in! A healing session is very beneficial today in healing and releasing these old emotions, as is meditation and breath-work whilst contemplating that which needs to be healed.
Friday March 25th is a high-energy day when we have Saturn turning retrograde until mid-August. 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 thereby living a better life!
Saturday March 26th we begin the weekend with a VERY high-energy day and some fantastic potential for empowering the areas of action and transformation. A lot of areas can receive a huge boost today: creative expression, spiritual practises, finances, relationships, travel and adventure. A very magical day, indeed! Make the most of this energy by actively using it in any of these areas, otherwise you may find yourself feeling agitated or “all over the place”. Ideally, try to do an activity outdoors in nature (this is also grounding) and also with others. It’s not a day to be solitary and you’ll find that your activities will be enhanced by sharing them with others.
Sunday March 27th we finish the week with a day of gentle, flowing energy. After all of the strong energy we’ve experienced this week, welcome the opportunity to just take it easy today. Don’t try to plan too many activities or get a lot done. Rather, “go with the flow” as much as possible and allow yourself to relax and recharge.
Wishing all of you a wonderful week of transformation and empowerment!