We have an eventful week ahead, with Mercury turning retrograde on Tuesday, the New Moon in Pisces on Wednesday and a day of “Master Energy” on Thursday! There are also excellent opportunities to manifest your dreams and goals, as long as you stay focused and consciously use the energy. The “darker” side of the energy can manifest as being aimless, or escapism through excessive day-dreaming or intoxicants. You can avoid this “dark side” by actively working every day with the positive aspects detailed in the Forecast below. With that, let’s take a detailed look at the week ahead and how to work with the energy:
Monday March 4th the week begins on a rather “quiet” note, with gentle energy. Rather than starting new projects or trying to accomplish many tasks, it’s a better idea to continue work on current projects and “go with the flow” as much as possible today.
Tuesday March 5th is a high-energy day as we experience Mercury turning retrograde until the 28th of this month. Mercury retrograde often has a “difficult” reputation because of the likelihood of problems and mix-ups in the areas of communication, travel and technology. It’s true that during the time of Mercury retrograde, it’s advisable to double-check and reconfirm all travel plans, back up all electronic data, be clear with all forms of communication and avoid (if possible) signing new contracts. If you must sign new contracts, be very careful to check all of the details and fine print. However, this retrograde period can actually be a great time for personal growth, and to sort out shortcomings and “blind spots” as these issues are revealed. Remember that it’s also a great time to make repairs and complete projects that have already been started.
As mentioned previously, you can also use this time to grow: if you do experience difficulties, pay attention to what you need to learn. Do you need to improve your communication skills? Are you prone to rushing into things without checking details? Are you expressing yourself clearly and with compassion? Do you need to listen more carefully to others? Perhaps there are also lessons in being more patient with others and not jumping to conclusions.
Working on the inner self is strongly supported during a time of Mercury retrograde. Use this time wisely by being aware of when your buttons are being pushed and then clearing the root issue that causes this reaction in the first place. This particular retrograde period is also a good one in which to reflect upon how you’re progressing with your spiritual practises and creative self-expression. Be aware that the dark side of this manifests as escapism, aimlessness or “playing the victim”. If you notice these aspects in yourself during periods of self-reflection, make a conscious effort to “change gears” and actively start expressing the positive aspects of the energy through healing the root cause(s) of this behaviour.
Wednesday March 6th is a high-energy day when we experience the New Moon in Pisces. Any New Moon is an ideal time for new beginnings and fresh starts, but the influence of Pisces (which is ruled by the Water element) places extra emphasis on the following: inspired creativity, spiritual practises, heightened intuition, and opening your heart to more fully give and receive love and compassion. Pay attention to your intuition and allow it to guide you in empowering these areas.
To more fully connect with today’s New Moon energy, 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 Pisces 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.
In addition to the Pisces New Moon energy, there is also a huge boost of supportive energy in manifesting your long-term projects and goals by using self-discipline, focus, and careful planning. This energy is also excellent for manifesting goals using visualisation/intention techniques such as Reiki affirmations or Law of Attraction. However, with all of this positive and empowering energy, make sure that you don’t over-do it or take on too many tasks/projects at the same time.
Thursday March 7th is a high-energy 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 (7+3+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.
Friday March 8th we can expect a day of light, positive energy. It’s a great day to stay active (although not over-doing it!) and continue work on projects, especially in areas that you may have been inspired in during the time of the New Moon.
Saturday March 9th the energy will be focused on manifesting your goals (visualisation/intention exercises, Law of Attraction etc.) and creative ideas, as well as expressing yourself from the heart with love and compassion. Spiritual practises, especially ones that involve “awakening” are also strongly supported. Be conscious of this as you go through your day, so that you can manifest the most positive aspects of this energy. You should also 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, 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.
Sunday March 10th the week finishes with a day of strong physical vitality as well as strong intuition. Make the most of this energy by engaging in enjoyable physical activities, paying attention to any “flashes” of inspiration, and listening to your intuition and allowing it to guide you.
Wishing all of you a positive and productive week ahead!