March holds many interesting dates in this year’s calendar and here are a few;
1. Mothering Sunday on March 6 in UK
A perfect time to let your mum know how much you value and appreciate her; just think without her you could never have been born; she gave you your body and the pathway to breath. And her care and responsibility for you never stopped there; unconsciously your mum did all she could to raise and protect , she blessed you with her teachings and created great opportunities for you to work through many challenges in order to gain lessons for your soul’s growth.
Mums are always there, doing the best they can and while it may not always appear perfect, it is. Somehow we forget that mum is human too, going through her own challenges of who she is and why she came, yes mum agreed to be a parent consciously or unconsciously but spend a moment or two this week paying respect to her human side; she is not in fact a robot.
If you ever wondered why Mothering Sunday moves it is because it falls 3 weeks before Easter Sunday and its origin is a religious one with nothing to do with mothers. My research discovered that during the sixteenth century, people returned to their mother church, the main church or cathedral of the area, for a service to be held on Laetare Sunday. Anyone who did this was commonly said to have gone “a-mothering”. Over time servants were given the day off to return to their Mothering church which was often at their place of birth and where their family lived. This was the only time they could all be together.
I find it so interesting how we follow practices, forgetting how they originated. My research also led me to how it was altered for the benefit of consumerism. America celebrates Mother’s Day in May.
Motherhood and my brood
Easter falls at the last weekend of the month, when we get to look forward to the long bank holiday to celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I discovered a post explaining that Jesus is both God and man which is an interesting perspective. The article shared God came down via Mary to experience time on Earth with no judgement and no hatred and only gave of himself to others. He came here in order to be the light to show us what is possible on Earth as a human. He loved unconditionally, he healed constantly, he bought people together and he died for his beliefs. From his death he moved to resurrection and this shows us an eternal path. While this year is about the end for many things; it is so that we can have space for the rebirth of others.
Again this religious point in time has been glossed over with consumerism. The main focus is the endless chocolate eggs that have lined our shelves shortly after Christmas. Is there any need for the eggs to be there so early other than to make the corporations richer! Easter time is the second highest sales of candy following after Halloween.
3. Saints Days
During March there are two days for celebrating a saint in the UK. One is March 17th when the Irish enjoy a Public Holiday to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day while the Welsh get no holiday on March 1st to celebrate St. David’s Day. Apparently Tony Blair refused an 87% vote for this to be a Public Holiday. Both these saints did in fact visit the countries they are Patron of unlike Saint Andrew of Scotland and Saint George of England.
4. March was Once the First Month
Did you know that March was not always the third month of the calendar, originally it was the first month. Initially there were 10 months which consisted of a varying number of days from 20 – 35. The reason it was changed was to put an order to it. The length of the year is from the amount of days it takes the Sun to Orbit the Earth 365.25 and it is the .25 of each year that is added together every 4 to gift us an extra day on February. (A day most people work but don’t get paid for unless they are paid daily or hourly). The two new months are January and February. And did you know that the year 0 does not exist. Zero came into play when we realised its importance to calculate maths.
5. The Moon Cycle
Initially the calendar followed the moon cycles and even though the calendar has been reinvented the power of the moons influence remains the same. We will enjoy a new moon on the 9th and a full moon on the 23rd.
A new moon gives off energy for creating a vision
In the light of the full moon we are able to bring about manifestation of, or progress toward our goals. We can see where we are in the process of the realisation of our plan.
The other stages between the new moon and the full moon all play a part of gathering and building and after the light of the moon we acknowledge where we are and what we have achieved in order to share through teaching others. Just prior to the birth of the next new moon we retreat into meditation and prayer in order to realign for the next goal ahead.
6. Lunar Eclipse
On the 23rd of the month we will witness and feel the energy of a Lunar Eclipse and while it is will not be a very dark eclipse due to the Moons distance to the Earth and its location in the outer shadows it is definitely and eclipse.
So what does this Lunar Eclipse mean to us? An eclipse is a time when the Sun, Earth and Moon fall into alignment and as everything is energy, this is a great time for us to do the same.
3 Simple Things to Focus on in Order to Benefit from a Lunar Eclipse
Embrace change or modification
While change can be a little scary the Lunar Eclipse is giving you the go ahead to realign and be your authentic self. Yes there will be repercussions as those around you are thrown off balance, know this too will pass as all energy will once again finds its own balance in its new location. Stretch yourself into a new and better position.
Release the old to welcome in the new
All too often we are challenged when it comes to releasing the old; whether it is a behaviour, job, relationship or belief we know it will leave a void in our life as past experiences have proven. This in turn creates F.E.A.R an acronym for false evidence appearing real and in order to not have a void we either hold on to what deep down we know we need to release or we quickly replace it with stuff just to fill the void. So how can we do this clearance and make it work?
Start be looking to your dreams, visualisations and recurring yearnings. These will highlight what you have been suppressing in order to maintain your current lifestyle. Next make a list of all your dreams and your current habits and then sit in your heart and ask does this habit or dream fire me up or pull me down?
Now segregate the ups from the downs. It is the ups that we will next work on. Start meditating, journalling and visualising on these ups. Your mind can not tell what is real or what is in made up. Follow this practice until you feel these ‘ups’ with every part of your body. Scan your body; does it feel healthy or ill. Chances are healthy but if something is making you ill pull it out, it may not be time for this dream. (A point to understand here that the only dreams you can control are the dreams about you and not another; others are on their own journey and you do not have a control over their destiny, not even as a parent). Now that we have really connected fully with the dreams you will notice a pull in a new direction and start naturally looking for space to store these desires. Go to the list of downs and start making space. Release the old worn out patterns and fill the void with the new. I guarantee your ‘future self’ will thank you highly for this later. My daughter makes me laugh when something works out for her like putting on a jacket she has not worn for a while and find money in the pocket – she often thanks her past self for being so considerate to her future self.
Everything has a time span, some things longer than others; we only need look to the seasons to see the birth and death in each. Let go of death being the end and look to it as a clearance for the next stage; the next beginning.
If you are still unsure about letting go imagine that your current ‘down state’ is a pain in your body (from working with me you will know that is how we manifest body pain and illness); further still this is a pain in your foot and even with the supporting crutches you are only able to slowly wobble through life. Now visualise how great your future looks and you can’t wait to move forward; you begin to share your vision and those that understand and unconditionally love you start to cheer you on reaching out to shake your hand. Your confidence begins to rise and you step forward to shake their outstretched hand which means you have to put down the crutches in order to move to the next outstretched hand. You feel energised by the cheering and the hand shaking, one after the other you move down the line picking up speed and when you reach the end you turn round and look back observing how far you have come. For a moment panic creeps back in and so you rush back to pick up the crutches and on doing so the penny drops that on letting go you have become free of the crutch you have been frantically holding onto. Your inner strength has returned, your personal power is back all thanks to the realignment bought forth by the energy of the Lunar Eclipse. When our Soul is growing we need to constantly recalibrate our vibration.
For many of us during an eclipse we will be forced to look at our relationships; are they elevating us towards greatness or holding us back. Energy is always moving in one direction or another; find your natural flow, if you are tired let go and let be.
I often recommend meditation to bring forth clarity and enhance our intuition. Just before sleep is a great time as it often triggers insightful dreams allowing us to wake with new answers. Another time is first thing in the morning as we are fresh and ready to. In our fast paced world we are rushing too much and missing all the signs. Meditation enables us to slow down and yet somehow we move through much quicker.
Pull down the façade and share your vulnerability
Who are you behind the façade of who you are pretending to be? Have you ever wondered why you do things you don’t really enjoy for people that ill appreciate you with little to no reward. Be strong stand up for yourself; listen to your heart, say no when you feel obligated and say yes when you feel elevated. We are all capable of living a life filled with more greatness when we step inside who we really are, speak up and out and very soon you will find you are not alone; most of us are cracking inside while our thin exterior is at breaking point.
Is there something you need to say to someone, what about you; is there something you need to say to you? How can your relationships work if you are not standing in your truth? Yes this current relationship might crack and even break but better to see the instability of your foundations before you build any more years on top.
I don’t share any of this without having gone through these barriers of pain and stretch myself and I confess some really do leave me in a spin for what seems like forever but even forever can and does come to an end and once again I recalibrate and move into flow; the new difference is that I have elevated to a new level of understanding and a deeper love for myself and others.
Start feeling around in your world to see what you could do with a helping hand, mark your diary on March 23rd and embrace the support of the Lunar Eclipse. Know if you are unhappy in your job or relationship then your job or relationship is also unhappy and is too looking for a solution to raise its vibration.
7. The March Equinox
The Equinox happens on the 20th March and this is when the day and night are as near balanced as possible and again this is what we are looking for in ourselves. Down under will be preparing for autumn and the northern hemisphere will embrace the spring. In both hemispheres we will see the seasons share change, release and vulnerability as either the colder season creeps in or the birth of new life expands out.
This is the ideal time to makeover the home and garden, making warm and bedding down the harvest in preparation for the winter months and planting and clearing ready for the summer.
As the weather heats up, get out in nature to absorb the vital Vitamin D and as it cools down look to take a quality Vitamin D supplement. Research has been proving how vital this vitamin is for our wellbeing and that the overuse of sun tan lotion has caused rapid deterioration within the body’s immune system.
Here in England this is the time to prepare and plant the land, mow the lawn on dry days and clear the paths. Remove the weeds, lay new nutrient rich top soil and spread the bark chippings to sustain the weeds. How about this year creating an edible landscape filled with fresh organic foods.
As for the house, open the windows to release old stagnant energy of the hibernating winter months and pick up the ritual of cleaning through the house, dispose of heavy winter foods in preparation of the lighter variety. Move out all the furniture in order to vacuum, sweep and wash all ground areas. Clean the windows and pull down those heavy drapes to let the new energy shine through. Rummage through the drawers and cupboards discarding all unnecessary items that carry worn out and tired energy, bag it up and pass it on. Remember your clutter is someone else’s treasure. Nothing is waste any more.
In many cultures they have house clearing parties, showing gratitude to the past and appreciation to the future and at the point of cleaning the home they step into the present. This practice can bring in many ‘mindful’ benefits from rediscovering lost items to passing items on making them new for someone else. It is also a great form of meditation as cleaning each spot bring s you totally into the now. Once completed another great activity to do is smudging with a sage wand and or introducing the sound of Tibetan singing bowls to clear and raise the energy vibration of the house.
8. Numerology and March 2016
With the year being about forgiveness, release, compassion and transformations the Lunar Eclipse and the Equinox could not have been better placed. Let’s have a brief look at what this means for you.
How to work out your Personal Month
Firstly you will need to find your Personal Year number. Add together the day and month you were born along with the total number of the current year.
Example date 12th June
Day 12th = 1 + 2 = 3
Month June = 6
Current Year = 2016 = 2 + 0 + 1 + 6 = 9
3 + 6 + 9 = 18
1 + 8 = 9
This person’s Personal Year is a 9
Now add the Personal Year to the current month which in this case is March (3)
9 + 3 = 12
1 + 2 = 3
This person’s Personal Month is a 3
In this Universal 9 year and 1 Personal Month you are looking to release ties that are holding you back from starting new projects or patterns of behaviour. Out with the old and in with the new. This is also a time to let go and stand on your own two feet in order to build independence and nurture your individuality required for progress this month.
Beware of being impulsive.
In this Universal 9 year and 2 Personal Month you are looking to release relationships or behaviours within relationships that are no longer serving you. You are highly sensitive so choose your timings to support you. Know not everything is in your control and while you may not be ready to release, others may well force your hand so look for a way to create harmony out of what appears to be a mess.
Beware of creating melodrama.
In this Universal 9 year and 3 Personal Month you will be looking to release ties that are holding you back from expressing you and your creativity. Find a way of release by journalling, writing, painting, dancing or changing your image. Bring forth opportunities to share how you feel within your relationships, career, the boardroom, the community or globally. Great time for publicly speaking about global change that is dear to your heart.
Beware of scattered energy and moodiness.
In this Universal 9 year and 4 Personal Month you will be looking to create stability and structure so release everything that does not appear to be a part of the team, behaviours, materials and people. If you are thinking of selling your home this year, now is the month to run through the maintenance to bring back life into the property; you need to make it solid in order to release with ease. This month is about hard work and effort so you will find yourself giving up more free time than usual.
Beware of believing your limitations are holding you back; make them your strengths.
In this Universal 9 year and 5 Personal Month you will be looking to break free of the mundane of last month and the energy of this year is a great help. This could be a great month to travel and break out of your normal pattern of life. Sometimes a shake up is required and there is no better month than a 5 to change things around and have you land back on your feet. Create new ways of looking at things, practices and beliefs and get out there amongst people.
Beware of your lack of focus and poor reliability. Don’t make a promise you won’t keep.
In this Universal 9 year and 6 Personal Month you need to release the clutter in your home, garden, business and life. This is a month of great balance because while clearing out and moving forward you also need to take time out and listen to you, your family and friends as it appears the world right now needs a good listener. Be empathetic but don’t fix other people’s problems unless they ask. Be compassionate with everyone and everything and watch the transformations unfold.
Beware of self doubt and being meddlesome.
In this Universal 9 year and 7 Personal Month you need to release the need for external validation. This month is about working on you, your health and wellbeing. You will withdraw from the hustle and bustle of life looking for a more sedate and zenned out zone. Take stock of what has been building up and bothering you and do inner work on yourself to release. When you accept that you cause everything you attract into you life and all for a higher reason; you can look for the gold and then release once and for all. Connect to spirituality.
Beware of isolating your self as this can affect you mood. Be alone but don’t create loneliness.
In this Universal 9 year and 8 Personal Month you will find yourself either reaping in a great harvest filled with reward and recognition or you will find your whole crop failed and you are running big losses. We reap what we sow and the previous 7 months efforts all add up. If you were not releasing along the way then this month you may not get what you bargained for. Either way it is about personal power and standing tall in it.
Beware of being greedy, controlling and aggressive.
In this Universal 9 year and 9 Personal Month you will find a real need to let go, let be and find conclusion in order to move forward. There could be issues that require tissues but know when you look back this will all be for the best. If you are completing anything, this month is the perfect month to bring it to a close remembering to always look for a win/win. The 9 energy is the energy of impersonal love, working for the environment and humanity. This is a great time for public speaking, whether in a school, on a world stage or somewhere in between.
Beware of self pity, appearing aloof and indifferent. Don’t hide your feeling to protect you or anyone as in the long run it will come out.