This week we have a couple of interesting energy cycles beginning, with great potential in the areas of finances, relationships and healing. The highlight of the week occurs on Friday when Venus turns retrograde until mid-November. Although some see a retrograde period as difficult or challenging, instead we can choose to see it as a time of opportunity to make changes or adjustments in order to create a more positive and fulfilling life! With that, let’s take a look at the week ahead, what to expect and how to make the most of it:
Monday October 1st we begin a new month and a new week with plenty of positive energy flowing in two areas: increasing the flow of wealth into your life, and healing old, unresolved issues. This energy and its themes will be flowing for the next 3 weeks, so keep this in mind and consciously work with the energy in order to gain maximum benefits. This energy and its possibilities are greatly enhanced within committed partnerships, whether romantic or business, but remember the importance of thoughtful and considerate communication.
Tuesday October 2nd the energy is very supportive in thinking strategically and creating plans for your future. The intuition will also be stronger than usual, so pay attention to it and allow it to guide you in the process of creating strategies. Try to start the day with meditation (even just a few minutes!) so that you are better able to receive intuitive guidance and inspiration throughout the day. There is also good potential for creative expression and projects, but remember to stay open and flexible when working with others (don’t dominate or control!).
Wednesday October 3rd the energy cycle that started on Monday gets an additional “boost” today. In addition to increasing the flow of wealth into your life, and healing old, unresolved issues (especially within the context of partnerships), the area of creativity gets extra support. Again, this creative aspect is particularly powerful when it comes through a partner’s contributions.
Thursday October 4th we can expect a day of active, positive energy with great potential for creative expression and projects, as well as inspired communication.
Friday October 5th is a high-energy day when we experience Venus turning retrograde until November 16th. During a time of Venus retrograde, we can expect to re-evaluate our values and ideals in life. It’s a good time to gain a deeper understanding of yourself and how you relate to those around you, as well as reflecting upon the theme of “self love”. Remember that when we love and care for ourselves, we attract healthy relationships (of all types) into our lives. At the same time, think about your own behaviour within relationships and whether or not you express negative aspects such as jealousy, obsession, possessiveness or passive-aggressive behaviour.
Although it can be very difficult to acknowledge these aspects within ourselves, it is a very important step in changing behaviours and healing the root cause. Recognise that fear is most often the root cause: fear of not being loved, fear of being alone or abandoned, fear of rejection etc. Another cause is unresolved emotional pain resulting from previous negative experiences (most often from childhood). Whatever the root, take responsibility and take control of the situation by focusing on your process of healing and release. Use whichever method of healing works best for you and make a commitment to take action on your healing process daily (even if it’s just for a few minutes). For Reiki practitioners, take at least 15 minutes per day to place the hands over the heart chakra and allow the Reiki to flow while you meditate on the issues mentioned earlier. If the root cause is related to very old issues/experiences, it is also helpful to apply Reiki to the first and second chakras.
During any retrograde period, the process of reflection tends to be better-supported than the process of taking action. For this reason, as a general rule, one is advised to avoid starting a new relationship, starting a new creative project (improve and work on existing ones, instead) or making large purchases during Venus retrograde. In finances, quick gains will most likely result in quick losses, so make any financial decisions carefully in order to make the most of the energy.
Venus retrograde only occurs once every year-and-a-half or so, so be aware of making the most of this 6-week opportunity!
Saturday October 6th the energy won’t be as strong as yesterday, but we can expect similar themes. Take time to reflect upon the themes of Venus retrograde and how you can best use the time for healing and growth.
Sunday October 7th we finish the week with a high-energy day that is the beginning of a 6-day cycle of energy focused on two areas: learning, and open and honest communication especially within committed partnerships. This energy cycle may be very challenging because the communication aspect is focused on communicating about sensitive subjects (unresolved issues), but if you’re willing to do this in an open and compassionate manner, it can take committed partnerships to new levels.
During this time the intuition will be stronger than usual, so allow it to guide you in what/how to communicate, as well as what to learn. The learning aspect of this cycle can also be used to empower collaboration on projects that involve learning or communication.
There is a low side to this energy cycle: escapism, aimlessness, or “playing the victim”. By being aware of this, you can then recognise if you are falling into any of these traps and then take action to shift the energy by changing your attitude and making positive changes or adjustments.
Wishing all of you a wonderful week!