The main theme for March is FIRE IT UP-POWER IT UP!
It is time for the resets, committed choices and greater intentions to ignite, take flight and move into action. We have great support this month for these themes with two eclipses and a powerful equinox time, events that always support great change. Much of the transformation and change so far has been internal and personal. This month inspires the internal changes to collect some much-needed fuel, fire up, and move towards outward manifestation.
The potential for great movement this month can bring up two fears. The first one is being out of control with how quickly and powerfully things are happening in your life. The attempt to control the energy out of this fear may bring anxiety, panic and irrational or overly aggressive behavior.
The second fear is the fear of letting go of your small safety zone or the fear that nothing positive will happen because it never does in your life. This brings about depression, despair, unworthiness and a general feeling of being stuck.
Wherever you are in this spectrum, you will be challenged and triggered as there is no escaping the natural trend towards ignition and the tremendous energy that wants nothing more than to get behind your intentions and commitments and fire them up.
We have become used to being held back by our fears and we have practiced energetic procrastination in many areas of our lives. This month comes with the responsibility to let those fears go, to follow through with details and to embrace the timing of how things are showing up in your life. After all this is what you asked for, so trust spirit in its delivery.
We have windows this month of higher centered potential where synchronicity of action and ideas are possible providing us with an experience of all the missing pieces of the puzzle finally coming together in ways that will produce the greatest movement in our lives. This is an exciting and welcoming thought but you have to be ready for it. And that readiness requires confidence, certainty, commitment, perseverance, focus, courage, decisiveness and a willingness to take a risk.
The risk is about truth, faith and going after what you know in your heart to be right from a place of integrity and spirit. This will affect all areas of your life including business, relationships, how you show up in the world, your health and well-being, and whom you choose to be around and what you choose to complete or eliminate from your life.
We are not saying this will be an easy or fun month, but it can be a dynamic and exciting one, as you allow yourself to be fired up and inspired about your ideas, intentions and committed choices of last month. And just like being in a large rapid on a river, you can either be frozen in terror or you can be exhilarated by the power and the thrill of navigating some very big energy.
March comes with big energy. It also comes with an aspect of the masculine that is crucial to manifesting but can also bring up old fears from the past of being on both sides of the out of control and overly aggressive expression of this energy. There is work to do on balancing and clearing what is in the way of using the aggression mode of the year positively and effectively by healing the old fear patterns we hold around the masculine in the solar plexus, the third chakra.
The biggest challenge this month will be to keep away from the distractions that want to derail us from truly being as powerful as we can. The distractions are our addictions, fears, bad behaviors, energy leaks and self-doubt. Giving into the distractions causes procrastination, lethargy, avoidance, and acting out badly through negative aggressive behavior or withdrawing into the despair of giving up.
The distractions of the false personality are like adding water to high-octane fuel. The engine of your desires will not fire or power up. It will instead sputter and die before it ever gets going. So how do you keep your fuel clean and your engine ready? By committing to your practices, asking spirit and your allies for help, allowing what needs to be healed and balanced to be healed and balanced, and trusting that life will unfold with power if you just get out of your own way.
How the Month Shows UP:
Miracles can happen this month related to how differently you feel about or experience something or someone overnight. Things you never thought possible can suddenly materialize in front of you and your reaction can be to either disregard them as not possible and therefore not true, or you can embrace the magical impossible as a new reference point of what you can have.
Those of you who have struggled in the area of personal growth can experience great breakthroughs. If you embrace these breakthroughs as true, they can become permanent. If you judge them as anomalies in your life, you will miss out on a great opportunity for permanent change. Watch for reactions such as “this is too good to be true” and “nothing great ever happens to me” and “others have all the luck” and “this is just a coincidence, it won’t happen again”. Trust that what you do see happening around you is real and a manifestation of these times.
The higher-octane fuel we mentioned is the higher centered energy that is available right now to power up your personal engine. The “water” that is not good to mix with it is your own feelings of self-doubt, and all the negative emotions that come with it. So pay attention this month to where your thoughts and feeling are and to what comes out of your mouth. Keep it positive and keep yourself open to all possibilities.
For those who have been waiting for the “right” relationship to come into their lives, now could be the time. If it does happen, don’t let it trigger fear and uncertainty, but believe that it is really possible. Connection, magnetism, the need for exchange and new agreements get fired up this month and the mood is definitely more social, outgoing and available.
Long time romantic relationships and intimate partnerships also have an opportunity to rekindle their spark and fire up new aspects in a positive way. However if a relationship is past or needs to be let go, those sparks may incinerate the relationship itself.
It is easier this month to notice and become aware of potential compatibility between people and to be more accepting and intrigued with the unique qualities of others. We are finally anchoring the relationship aspect of these times and moving towards our connections and agreements with more intimacy. The higher centered influence makes it possible to experience the essence of others more easily and we crave that as a global community.
With these times comes a greater understanding of our relationship with ourselves and it is possible to be fired up about our own personal accomplishments, dreams and intentions. Self esteem and self worth issues can take giant leaps towards being healed as we find our own inner talents, passion, strength and beauty. It is a good month to be available for community gatherings and connecting with others around a variety of reasons.
HEALTH AND THE PHYSICAL BODY
The body is ready to be fired-up. More energy, stamina and physical enthusiasm are all possible this month. Physical disciplines will bring about great results. This is also a good month to put your trust into new healing modalities and support systems for the body. Because of the big energy and the higher centered times, you could have trouble with sleep, liver, spleen and skin. Support these the best you can and make sure the body gets plenty of exercise and movement daily. This will keep the mental and emotional energies more balanced.
This is a good month to go back and complete and eliminate from your current belief system all the stories you have told yourself about the limitations of your own body. This is a new time of big transformation where it is possible to bring in a new energy not connected with the past. Miracles can happen if you believe in them and are disciplined about truly releasing the past story of limitation.
Especially around the eclipse time it would be helpful to set new intentions, priorities and goals for the health and well-being of your physical body.
Since we are working with big energy this month, the environment and the power behind each element should be used as part of our “fuel”. The power in the environment can help us to fire up our action if we embrace it. The different qualities and medicines in the environment will enhance and accelerate what is needed in your life. If you need cleansing use the wind or water. If you need grounding use the earth. If you need to transform or complete something use fire.
The eclipses this month add to the power and intensity and should also be used as catalysts and fuel for what you wish to fire up in your life. It is a good month to really work with the environment instead of against it. It is also a good time to practice noticing and acknowledging the great power behind each aspect of nature and to power up your relationship with those aspects. Every blade of grass and every grain of sand has a spirit behind it that is far more powerful that the mechanics of your false personality. Because of the higher emotional center of the year, your connection with the spirit behind all things will serve to empower you in ways you cannot imagine.
On a climate and weather front, big energy brings big, passionate and aggressive phenomena. Look for big storms, winds, swells, tides, possible volcanic activity and unexpected weather patterns. Be flexible and work with the power of change if you need to adjust your plans so you stay open to new and better possibilities.
This is a good month to finally fire-up or power-up aspects of a business that have been in the planning stages for a while just waiting for right timing. Timing is everything and this month brings with it possibilities for synchronicity, new agreements and support. You could witness all the puzzle pieces coming together, perhaps in new ways, to finally accomplish something that has been collecting momentum for some time.
It is a good month for taking some risk especially around dreams and intentions that truly come from the heart. It is also a good month to expand and business, project or partnership. If you expand, make sure your container has all the elements it needs to successfully power up. These elements should always include the support of allies, nature and the power of spirit behind it all. If you receive a sudden windfall of support, make sure you spend time in gratitude for your good fortune.
On the other hand if a business or partnership or project is not “right” or no longer viable or the karma facilitated is complete, then it is time to use this potent energy for ending and completion. Just remember that the material left behind has its own power and can be included in starting something new. Always look forward, as that is where evolution is taking us all.
Again we are not saying this will necessarily be an easy month but it will certainly be rich in opportunities but you have to take them, to fire them up and the follow through with the details.
DATES AND TIME FRAMES
We feel the surge of the higher emotional center landing in our consciousness and prompting us to lift our heads up out of our narrow focus and look around at a bigger picture. For some that bigger picture could include clearing some old emotional debris and for some it may be huge waves of inspiration that threaten to be too overwhelming to be practical.
This time frame requires balance. It is best to spend some time in stretching the imagination, being inspired and being receptive to the power that is available, and then some time in handling and managing the details of your physical environment. When stretching your container of experience, the wider you open yourself up to the big energy available the narrower and more grounded you need to get in order to bring that energy down into your physical manifestation.
This can feel very much like a rubber band and cause symptoms of depletion and depression one day and more energy than you know what to do with on the next. Work with the physical body and make sure you get enough movement and exercise to help with the balance. If emotional debris comes up, know that it is on its way out. If you get stuck, move your body and get some help.
March 8: New Moon with a Solar Eclipse is Tuesday March 8 at 6:54 PM Mountain Daylight Time (MDT). This is the first of two eclipses this month and an excellent time to revisit your committed choices of last month and to set intentions to fire them up. Spend a bit of time contemplating what may have changed with regards to your choices, commitments and intentions.
As the higher emotional center begins to influence and inspire us, adjustments and refinements may need to be made to original intentions. Chances are they will need to expand into a bigger picture and bigger dream. If an opportunity comes your way that “feels” right, do not hesitate to take it even though you may think it is too soon or too much. There is big power and big support this month for stepping up and firing up something new.
March 8-15: In the aftermath of the new moon and first eclipse, this is a time of sorting, doubting, expanding, trials, bursting forth, false starts, too much fuel, too little fuel, frustration, exhilaration, ups and downs, questioning, jumping in, pulling back etc. In other words, this is a time that is emotionally and reactionary all over the map.
It is best during this time not to judge which way anything is going but rather to keep opening yourself up to receiving the power and inspiration that you will need to fire up and power up the most important situations in your life. If you lack clarity, be patient, it will come. If you feel stuck, just keep to the simple tasks of moving your body and doing your practices. If you feel overwhelmed, do the same. Simplify when necessary without compromising some wonderful expanded exciting thing that might be trying to drop into your field.
March 13: Daylight Savings Time ends for those in Daylight Time zones. Set your clocks ahead by one hour.
March 16-22: We are still in the time frame between the two eclipses and therefore still in a time of possible change and transformation. This is the most potent time frame that can bring about weather phenomena and earth events. Be prepared to change your plans if need be.
This is also a time when something radical can happen either in the local political arena or the global political or economic platform. This radical event or set of events may be seen by some as positive and by some as devastating. The bigger picture is that we are being fueled by the higher emotional center and that everything that happens is leading to a more evolved state.
Think of the radical event as being also a personal one. It could be a great insight leading to permanent and deep transformation. It could be a bid for power that you step into that leads to more responsibility and a bigger way of showing up in the world. It could be that the universe gives you a gift that is so out of your realm of reference that it throws you off and all of a sudden you have to learn to manage a huge new energy.
Structure is important during this time as a way to organize and ground as long as it does not interfere with a natural expansion.
March 19: Spring Equinox is Saturday, March 19 at 10:30PM Mountain Standard Time. (MST) Honor this transition by completing something that needs it and by consciously intending for the birth of something new. What wants to be fired up right now? What needs a bit more power? What are you finished with?
Acknowledge this time as well as your own process with a ceremony using the elements of fire, water, air and earth.
March 23: Full Moon with a Lunar Eclipse is Wednesday, March 23 at 6:01 AM Mountain Standard Time. (MST)
Right on the heels of the Spring Equinox where we honor new beginnings and birth, comes the full moon with the second eclipse to inspire and energize us with fullness and power. This is a good time to reflect on anything new that has come into your life, relationships, partnerships, good fortune, big choices, business, projects, health, healers, challenges of any kind, new environments, and ask what it is that they need at this time as energies of support.
The full moon is always a time for gratitude and to see your life as full. If anything you are doing or experiencing feels less than full of what it needs, this is a good time to ask spirit for help. Whether it is love, support, health, stamina, energy, knowledge, direction, rest, inspiration, intimacy, excitement, trust or peace, ask and you shall receive.
March 24-31: The pieces fall into place during this time and your life unfolds with its own momentum. Those aspects that have been fired up collect support and move forward with ease and synchronicity. This is a time frame where community is important and friendships, partnerships and intimate relationships solidify in a new way. You should be feeling a sense of both contentment and excitement about parts of your life and where they are headed.
The parts of you that are not feeling that way still have work to do. Perhaps there are aspects of growth that have been fired up this month that have a ways to go before they are completed and integrated. Be patient with the process and focus instead on what does feel to be moving in right timing, synchronicity and flow. It is never too late to ask spirit for help and we strongly suggest that you continue to call in your own inspiration and to work with your allies and the power you have all around you all the time.
Lena is an internationally known teacher and shamanic practitioner. She apprenticed for 10 years with a Huichol Shaman from Mexico and has studied cross cultural shamanic healing from numerous traditions including the Amazon basin, Native American, Northern European and Siberian. Lena has taught and worked with individuals, groups, businesses and communities for the past 25 years, helping to bring shamanic nature based wisdom back into people's lives. One of her specialities is the woven song tradition of the Shipibo tribe in the Peruvian Amazon, the singing of Icaros or healing songs. The individual healing work with these energy patterns through song and other shamanic techniques has had a powerful impact on her clients. Lena is the co-author of the "Secrets of Shamanism, How to Tap the Spirit Power Within" and a contributor to "The Power Path". Along with husband and partner Jose, she is the co-founder and one of the primary instructors of Power Path Seminars and the School of Shamanism.