The beginning of April could throw some of us into a bit of mental and emotional overwhelm. We might be feeling off-balance or find ourselves unnecessarily ruminating in an energy where we’ve let others have too much power.
For some of us, the most intense expression comes through as feeling like you’ve hit rock bottom. The less intense implications for the majority might leave us feeling like we’re off our game or like it’s really challenging to lock into our power. Know this: These situations--however they show up--can feel more emotional and dark than they really are.
If you find yourself in a struggle of this nature, know that time will heal this feeling. Don’t hold onto an assumption, bogus piece of feedback, or snarky comment that is making you feel less than, and consider the source. The bottom line here is that if you were engaging in something (work, relationship, a way of doing things) that was not in your best interest, it could be quite obvious at this time, so focus on what your specific takeaway should be and move forward.
By the time we enter the middle of April, we regain some of our mental composure and are on track to more stable footing, at least from a mental standpoint. If the exhaustion or emotional situation earlier in the month applies to you, now is a critical time to focus on recovering that expended energy.
This is a time to focus on inner healing through rest with a focus on a quiet mind. We’re feeling pressure (and it’s not going away anytime soon) but we get to control what we allow to impact us. Have you set adequate boundaries? What is the lesson of this discomfort trying to teach you? What positive and constructive coping mechanisms can you employ?
As we head into the end of the month, we’ll be ready to move on from whatever struck us weeks earlier. We’ve processed, reflected, given ourselves some time, and now, we’re primed for some release.
Uncomfortable as these cycles may be, they are critical for our bigger-picture growth. If we moved through life without adversity or challenges, how would we be pushed to evolve?
Keep this in mind for the entire duration of the month: If you are feeling challenged, think of it as a sign that you’re being called to bigger and better things. Coming up against a perceived setback is often just a nudge in a different direction or an invitation for us to move out of whatever is not serving us.
Don’t assume that the best approach to discomfort is to pack up your bags and move on; that is certainly not the case here. What needs to end? Who are you becoming and what do you need to let go of in order to support yourself on the journey?
Theme: Turning to people around you when you’re overwhelmed. Engaging with your core people to help remind yourself of your power and strength. Staying determined, focused, and disciplined, specifically as it pertains to the mental plane.
Challenge: Overcoming challenges and perceived setbacks even when your mind tells you it’s not possible.
Opportunity: BIG opportunity to let go of experiences that otherwise could make you feel resentful. Observe. What is just below the surface that you’re not seeing?
The beginning of April could throw some of us into a bit of mental and emotional overwhelm. We might be feeling off-balance or find ourselves unnecessarily ruminating in an energy where we’ve let others have too much power.
There definitely seemed to be an energy toward the end of February where many of us felt disconnected from our work or just an overall sense of a lack of motivation. Now that we’re in March, that feeling seems to dissipate quickly. The beginning of this month is all about self-discipline and hard work.
There is a lot of power tied to the first portion of March, so it should feel like a good time to root back down into projects and the tasks at hand without feeling like you’re forcing it. You’ll also be in a good place to offer honest and direct counsel to others, so take advantage of this steady energy and don’t hesitate to guide others when the opportunity presents itself.
The middle of the month brings the focus back to the relationships in our lives. What relationships are serving you? How does each relationship individually impact your energy? Are you showing up in the way that you desire in each of these relationships? It’s easy to check out and keep our focus on the many moving pieces around us and allow our relationships to get pushed to the back burner, so take some time to reflect on what’s working and what’s not (and why). Although the energy is focused on relationships, it’s really about a sense of deep reflection on our choice to engage with each one.
As we move into the end of March, we enter an energy that calls us to forge ahead with our inner work and transformations. Are you currently making decisions that support your future visions? Are you listening to your gut and taking action rooted in intuition or are you calibrating those decisions around what other people want for you? This is another invitation to take a small step back and reevaluate each action you take to ensure it contributes to the life you want.
You may also feel a sense of frustration that you’re not progressing fast enough with regards to self-development. The takeaway message here is to be patient. Many of the lessons come from the discomfort of where we sit, and rushing things along only robs you of the richness of what can be gathered from this moment.
Theme: Feeling an intuitive pull and curiosity but not being able to see the big picture (yet). Pay attention--these pulls are not random.
Opportunity: There’s a big opportunity to teach, educate, or guide someone this month. Don’t pass on it because you think you’re too busy--it will be more fulfilling and meaningful than you might expect.
Challenge: Be cognizant of when your thoughts are getting in the way of your big-picture planning. Keep an eye on those limiting beliefs and be especially aware of a tendency to over-analyze.
There very well may be a strong likelihood that we’ll feel let down or disappointed as the month of February kicks off. Perhaps expectations were set a bit too high with someone in your life, maybe someone even breaks your trust and betrays you. The lesson here is to allow yourself to process any strong emotions that arise but not to feel like you’re a victim. Remember, you cannot control what happens to you but you can control how you choose to respond.
If you’re feeling confused during the first part of the month, don’t push yourself to come to a resolution that isn’t clear just yet. Wait it out and let yourself come into some sense of balance before setting anything in stone (i.e. unless it’s necessary, hold off on making a big decision if you’re feeling especially emotional). If your intuition is giving you a message about someone in your life who you’ve convinced yourself to trust but still feel shaky around, listen.
The good news is that the potential discomfort that arises in the first week or so of the month dissipates quickly. By the middle of February, we’re back in a more upbeat flow that’s rooted in our destiny and future. Do you need to revisit any goals you set for 2019 and make tweaks? Do you feel like the decisions you’ve made thus far in the year are propelling you to where you want to go?
Don’t forget that progress comes when we bring the physical, emotional, and spiritual into play--not just one or the other. How is your spiritual practice contributing to your bigger picture goals? Is your physical expression allowing you to have open and flowing channels of energy? All are important things to consider at this time.
The end of February is all about new growth and expansion. Energy will feel fast and it will have a lot of momentum, so this is a great time for brainstorming or developing high-level concepts for anything you’re working on. Don’t rush the process, trust yourself and your feelings (note: YOUR feelings), and take advantage of this burst of creative energy because it’s powerful but brief.
Theme: Insight, intuition, healing. Strong energetic ties to family and family matters with an emphasis on a degree of defensiveness when we’re pushed (especially in the family department). Tendency to feel like a victim if things aren’t going our way.
Challenge: Are you aligned with your path and destiny? If not, you’ll feel the winds of change in your sails this month. Don’t fight it, get curious about what the bigger message is.
Opportunity: Finding moments of joy, peace, and harmony even when it might appear that there isn’t space or time.
We begin 2019 with energy grounded in growth and progress in a steady and careful way. This isn’t the energy of risk-taking or flying by the seat of our pants; we’ve crafted a strong foundation to get where we find ourselves at this time, so this progress we’re tapping into is deliberate and a direct result of all the work we put in over the past several months.
The focus is on hanging out in the sweet spot of being able to grasp and feel what is right in front of us while still remaining firmly plugged into our long-term vision. Action taken at this time of the month should be rooted in details and confidence in your abilities--no need to question yourself with regards to your skills or area(s) of expertise!
The middle of the month shines a focus on relationships--romantic, friends, professional, and even with yourself. Each relationship is a choice, even those that we feel are binding. Each day is a choice to show up for that person and bring our light into whatever space we’ve co-created. How are your relationships? Is there one in particular that could use a little extra attention?
As we round out the first month of 2019, we come into an energy with tremendous momentum, power, and potential for change. We are strong-willed and call on our struggles from the past to propel ourselves forward. How are we choosing to change and evolve? Don’t forget to take a moment to reflect on your individual strengths and how they can serve you right now.
Theme: Deliberate manifesting, owning your power
Challenge: Tendency for overcommitment. Is sacrificing your own energy actually going to help the people around you?
Opportunity: An opportune time to plug back into a spiritual practice if it has gone stagnant over the past few weeks
We have some important things ahead of us in the month of December that we will be moving through. The beginning of the month is rooted in the energy of generosity, protection, and service. Not surprising given that we’re all (hopefully) a little more focused on all the spirit of giving this time of year, but it also touches a drive to keep our family and those close to us safe by defending them when we feel they’re in harm's way.
Approach situations of this nature that arise with courage. Call on your ability to feel compassion toward others, especially any “offenders” you encounter. I always have to remind myself that (most of the time) the people who act out in hurtful ways are actually hurting the most.
As we move into the middle of the month, keep a close eye on your energy. If you’ve been thinking about doing some Reiki, as an example, now is a perfect time to do it. We’re in a spot where we’ll be susceptible to emotional exhaustion and neglecting our needs, so be sure you’re doing something to show yourself care and love. Don’t be a martyr.
Pay attention to relationships that are one-sided where you’re the only one giving. It’s a gift to give your energy to those who need it, but make sure you’re balanced in doing so.
The end of the month actually entails a space where we’re calling back in that energy we might have lost mid-month. How are your emotional and mental boundaries--firm or wavering? Don’t forget to keep your composure and stay centered. Take time for yourself to be alone. Get extra rest. Reflect on 2018. How can you better ground yourself? No idea what grounding is or how it can benefit you? Email me and I’ll give you some tools.
This has the potential to be a heavier month, and that’s OK. Conserve your energy, don’t spend too much time in the “what-ifs”, and remember: you are stronger than you think.
Theme: Concern, adversity. Anxiety regarding the health of yourself or others. Conserving your energy, keeping your thoughts in the present.
Challenge: Drawing on your inner strength, physical and mental self-discipline, anticipating challenge versus avoiding it.
Opportunity: Composure, compassion, self-control. Finding new levels of courage
As we kick off the month of November, we’ll have access to specific wisdom and guidance that would be very prudent for us to listen to. This type of information can come forth in unexpected ways, although it feels as though it will arise from a person or source with whom we already have placed our trust. The source of this information is a person who is steady, filled with respect for everyone, and in some sort of position where he or she counsels others fairly regularly.
It’s important to be aware that we might not actively seek out this information, so for the first week or two of the month, be especially vigilant about coming into knowledge that you have both asked for and have not.
Once we get into the middle of November, we should stop and ask ourselves where our energy has become excessive. How can we bring in more focus and where can we proactively decrease conflict? Whether we find ourselves butting heads with a person in our lives or feel more of an internal conflict, it’s critical that we make every effort to compromise and dial down our egos.
The end of the month has a considerably different energy to it than the first few weeks. We’re still rooted in emotion from the beginning of the month, but this time it’s a bit lighter and new. This energy is all about fresh starts especially with relationships, whether it’s oriented in family, friends, or romance. It could also come up more along the lines of a rush of new creativity or ideas, but either way, it’s a great energy we should all savor.
Theme: Putting together the final pieces of understanding a major situation in life--seeing the complete picture.
Challenge: Pay attention to any resistance you feel about welcoming abundance into your life. Where could you be blocking this? Do you believe that you’re worth it?
Opportunity: Take action based on the knowledge you receive or ideas you have.
The start of October is a time to ask some deep questions around what is holding us back. It’s time for us to face what we’re inherently terrified of, even if that might surface as thoughts rooted in anxiety or worry, jealousy or a fixation on something that we know isn’t serving us.
When you think about your mental plane (thoughts, beliefs, expectations), what do you think is preventing you from moving forward? What keeps coming up--even in seemingly different scenarios--that holds you back? What unfounded belief stops you in your tracks and halts your progress?
There’s a big tendency for us to encounter blocks, and uprooting them means reflecting on these questions. Turn your attention to that inner stillness and check in with what quiet message needs to be heard.
As we move into the middle of October, we are reminded that patience is a critical step in manifesting what we want. You’ve done the work, planted the seeds, and now comes the doubt, questioning, and uncertainty. Don’t get sucked into this space.
Even when we listen to that soft calling and take action, the unfolding of the outcome can happen in ways we might not expect. Your job is to trust that if your action was rooted in integrity, new life will sprout from your efforts--it just might take longer than you expect or happen in a way you hadn’t considered.
The end of October is all about rising up and reaching success but also touches on the energy of forward-moving momentum. This month feels very “wrapped up in a bow” in a sense; we start off reflecting on our blocks and the fear that keeps us in chains. Then we move into a space where we need to keep our heads down and lean on that trust--to know that there is activity and movement happening but we just can’t see it. Finally, we’re rewarded with an energetic breath of fresh air and the clarity to rise above the muck we’ve been clearing.
It will be tempting to spend time thinking about how hard it was to get here. On a bigger scale, this has been building for months now, we’re just finally seeing it come full circle. Stay present in the moment. Revel in your successes. Stay plugged into your integrity. Constantly consult with that as you make plans and take action to move forward.
Theme: Cooperating with yourself, the power of choice
Challenge: Containing power that isn’t quite ready to be released, momentum, using the resources at hand without getting swept up into what you don’t have
Opportunity: What have you learned the past few months and how does this impact where you are headed?
As we kick off September, we could all benefit from a little patience and compassion, both with others and ourselves. If you’ve been feeling rushed, short with others, or overly critical with yourself (especially regarding expectations), it is necessary to take a step back. This is truly a fusion of a natural unfolding coupled with your own dedication to seeing things through to completion.
Don’t push so hard that you restrict the energy behind your goal. We have a very real ability here to block our energy by being on the “go-go-go” train. Where can things become a bit more harmonious? Are you being as cooperative as you could be?
The middle of the month is focused on the flow of abundance and our ability to both give and receive. Don’t forget that abundance doesn’t just have to be money, although this time does feel very conducive to an uptick in financial resources.
If you are the recipient of someone’s generosity, think about what you can do to pass it along in some way. True prosperity isn’t just one-sided, and one of the best things you can do to open yourself up to more abundance is to ensure the flow is centered on both receiving and giving.
Towards the end of September, it will be important for us to keep an eye on details. It will greatly benefit you to be organized, observant, and steady especially with projects at work, financial deals, or anything rooted in the material realm. Again, don’t get impatient and rush something.
Be sure to watch your tendency to get stubborn around how you think something should be done. This energy is all about tuning into the natural rhythm of things around us, being patient and persistent, and focusing on collaborative productivity.
Theme: Finding you power in integrity, leadership, strategy
Challenge: Courage, standing your ground, power in your convictions
Opportunity: Staying in your integrity when assessing various situations and making fair decisions rooted in your truth
The energy at the beginning of August is very much rooted in adventure, ambition, and action. Don’t be surprised if you notice a little fire that pushes you to make decisions that feel a little unpredictable or driven by passion instead of logic.
You might also be in the boat of wanting and desiring more passion in your life. This is a great time to assess where you can make a bit of a departure from your routine and monotony--where can you light a spark again? Routine means structure and structure means safety, but if we are too rooted in a specific way of doing things, we often overlook the joy that comes from spontaneity and play.
If you made any rash decisions that impact finances or your overall wellbeing earlier in the month, you’ll feel it mid-August. While this is rooted in the energy of making changes, instead of feeling fun and inspired you could feel anxious or unsteady. One tip here is to not get pulled into the past or future--try your best to stay grounded in the present.
This is interesting because the underlying motivation here is so similar to the beginning of the month (shaking things up a little bit), but things here might feel beyond your control. No worries--this will blow over, and while you’re here, just focus on putting one foot in front of the other.
We end the month face-to-face with our accomplishments and where we’re at in life. One key component of August is accountability and the willingness to see the connections between choices and reality. If your reality is what you want, celebrate it. Honor yourself for making choices that are rooted in your integrity and in alignment with your greater desires and goals.
If your reality differs from what you want, get honest with yourself about the changes you need to make, even if it’s something simple.
Theme: Emotional vulnerability. Feeling like you’re in the middle of a storm at times. Seeing the opportunity in adversity.
Challenge: Holding yourself (and the decisions you make) accountable for your reality.
Opportunity: Aligning with your true self--stripping away the layers and complexities to something more simple and rooted in your inner child. Releasing worn thought patterns.
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The energy of July calls us to think about where and when we’re investing too much of our energy into external sources instead of coming within. Shifting the focus to our internal world can be scary; when we create space for lurking thoughts and feelings to surface we never know what we’re really getting ourselves into.
One of the things I know to be true from both personal and professional experience is that the more willing you are to let that stuff come to the surface, the faster it will pass. It’s this interesting game we can play with ourselves--resisting and resisting as a mechanism ofdefense when really the fastest way to move forward is just to let it.
The beginning of the month has this impatient, restless energy to it. It feels a little pushy, so don’t be surprised if you’re coming from a place of “I want that to happen yesterday” and maybe not handling things with grace. This is one of the places where we’re more (perhaps inadvertently) focused on an external perception than what’s coming up in the process.
Try to slow yourself down enough to think about things before you act on them. The positive side of this energy is that we’re a little more courageous than normal, so lean into that instead and let go of your grip on when things need to happen.
One of the challenges of the month is self-discipline and this comes center stage in the middle of July. You have set your goals and are closing in on them, so don’t lose focus of the deliberate action you need to take. You’ve got what you need in front of you--don’t blind yourself by limiting what you think that could or should look like. Use your tools and keep moving forward. Once again, furthering this goal does not necessitate the involvement or approval of others.
As we move into the end of July, we benefit from taking a moment to consider all sides of a situation before jumping to a conclusion. Where have you not held yourself accountable? If you have a big decision in front of you, are you choosing to look at all aspects of different choices, especially where your integrity is concerned?
Regardless of where you find yourself at the end of July, it will greatly benefit you to boil all decisions (big and small) down to two key components: staying in your integrity and honoring what feels rooted in truth. The theme of this month is all about relying too heavily on external influence or validation, so the best way to work with this is to bring it back to the internal process. Where is the outside validation in your life holding you back?
Theme: Depending too heavily on a person, substance, mentality, etc. How is this holding you back?
Challenge: Self-discipline and hard work prevail here--don’t let yourself become overwhelmed or rely too much on one person to accomplish the goal at hand.
Opportunity: Another calling to root into your spiritual practice. Prayer, meditation, walks in nature and everything in between will serve you this month.
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