Students of my Usui Reiki online courses will notice that I share astrology articles frequently, as well as creating events that remind everyone of upcoming moon phases (Full Moon, New Moon, Eclipses, etc.) I will also share info on the solstices and equinoxes as those come up.
People who know me personally won’t find this odd and probably just assume that I am sharing a secondary passion in my Reiki Class. Actually, though – since practicing energy work and reiki healing, my understanding of the energies of these natural cycles has deepened and expanded.
“Reiki” means “Life Force Energy” or “Universal Life Force Energy” (from Rei, meaning ALL and Ki meaning ENERGY) and as we connect with this energy we begin a journey of connecting with all of life. As the Reiki practitioner begins to connect with All of Life on a daily basis, of course these energies of seasonal changes, moon phases, and planetary alignments become more relevant!
Paying attention to the astrological happenings and moon phases can help you on your Reiki journey in many ways. You’ll have a deeper understanding of what kinds of energies are moving through the universe – which includes your own body and the bodies of your clients or friends. The Moon is in Aries? That can explain the vibrant, fiery and combative energy you find exploding like a bomb from your client’s Solar Plexus! Move that energy upward into the Heart and Upper chakras so it can be expressed, or move it down into the lower chakras for some grounding and cooling off. Venus is retrograde? No wonder you keep coming across blockages in client’s heart chakras and complaints of feeling that their relationships are all going bad! Send some extra healing to the heart chakra, as well as sending some loving healing to the other chakras to help them feel more at ease and refocus away from relationships into areas of life that can be more fulfilling at this time.
Even in work on yourself you will notice your body, mind, and spirit going through some cycles and patterns that relate to moon phases, seasons, and other astrological occurrences. I was easily meditating for 40 to 60 minutes a day…. 20 or more minutes every morning and evening – plus other random intervals. Then, Mercury went retrograde while the moon was also entering the waning phase. Suddenly, I was struggling to meditate even 10 minutes a day! Since I was paying attention to astrology and the moon phases, this didn’t surprise me – therefore I wasn’t hard on myself about it. Instead of feeling frustrated with my sudden change in how I felt during meditation, I just focused on allowing my thoughts to take me where they would. In this way, as I followed the thoughts I was able to see exactly what the retrograde was urging me to work on in myself and my outer life. I also saw in my thoughts the things I need to work on releasing and letting go of, simply by sitting on my meditation cushion and not forcing a meditation but just following my thoughts and feelings. Sure, my time on the cushion is shorter and feels less rewarding right now, but I have learned a lot and refocused my attention to other aspects of my life rather than worrying that I was “failing” after I had been doing so well.
Whatever your path or spiritual beliefs, and whatever form of energy work or healing you practice, we can all learn from the cycles, patterns, and shifts in energy that occur on astroogical levels and with the phases and signs of the moon. After all, we’re all one – residing on this same rock hurtling through the cosmos together. If you are studying Reiki and come across an article on the upcoming New Moon, or “Astrology This Week”, why not check it out? Reiki and astrology go hand in hand. And this can work the other way around too! If you are a student of astrology or a person who follows the phases of the moon and the seasons – why not check out Reiki? Energy healing can help you get through some of those rougher transitions, compliment the opening and expansion that occurs during positive aspects, and help you connect more fully with yourself as a part of this Divine Universe.
© Hestia’s Muse 12/26/2016