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Celestial Forecast March 2021

Significant dates from ancient folklore; timings given are UK time (GMT)
Listings in black are Harmony Healing Events

March was a busy month in the Roman calendar!  March is also a month for celebrating women, with International women’s day, mothering Sunday and the celebration of numerous goddesses, Egyptian and Roman.  Indeed, there’s even a festival for Roman Matrons (older married women) to celebrate by turning the household hierarchy of their day on its head.

For a deep dive into the ‘whys and wherefores’ of the listed festivals and spiritually significant days, I publish a blog post on the day in question. Or to receive the information to your mail inbox, sign-up for Blog update alerts.

We did have North Surrey Forest Bathing events scheduled for the 18th & 20th March, but with the latest government guidelines, it looks as if the earliest we can re-start is April. In order to be first in line when restrictions are lifted, please get in touch to join the waiting list.

We have exciting news that Surrey based GPs will now be allowed to offer social prescribing and I hope to be on the team for this rewarding work when we start the trials.

In the meantime, keep connecting with nature during lockdown. Watching for signs of spring is an incredibly rewarding way to do this.

St Davids Day 1st MarchMonday 1st March is St David’s Day.  St. David, Dewi Sant, is the patron saint of the Welsh, and 1st March, his feast day, is celebrated as a patriotic and cultural festival in Wales. 

Saint David, Grandson of the King of Ceredigion, was said to have been born on a clifftop during a fierce storm. He died on this day during the year 500. He grew up to be a celebrated Bishop and founder of monastic settlements and churches. Glastonbury Abbey may have been founded by St David.

So why is David associated with a dragon? There is a myth that when David was asked by villagers to slay a dragon, he instead went to visit the dragon and listen to its sad tale.

Matronalia 1st MarchMonday 1st March is also Matronalia, according to Roman tradition, which was the topsy-turvy feast sacred to Juno, the birth Goddess.

It was also a celebration of marriage, and the peace that these unions could usher in between Romans and Sabini, tribes from the mountain region near the Tibor.

The Roman mistress of the house waited on her servants for the day and presents were given to other people’s partners!

These wives of the house also gave a feast for their female slaves.

5th March Ploiaphesia framed

Friday 5th March is Ploiaphesia, Egyptian Festival of Navigation. This was when one of the most important festivals of the Egyptian Goddess Isis was celebrated, the Ploiaphesia or Navigium Isidis (Ship of Isis).

The festival marked the opening of the safe sailing season after the stormy weather of winter had passed. A statue of Isis was carried in procession from her temple down to the harbour, where a specially-built ship was moored. The ship would then be loaded with offerings and dedicated to the Goddess, before being launched and carried out to sea by the wind. 

The festival is described by Apuleius in his Metamorphoses (also known as the Golden Ass). To participate you can enjoy the energy of water and celebrate with processions, lights, mirrors, music and flowers. We have informative Egyptian Deity Posters available for sale from the Harmony Shop

IWD 8th MarchMonday 8th March is International Women’s Day; a day designated to celebrate the empowerment of women worldwide.

This year’s theme is “Choose To Challenge”, which is a powerful message on many levels. “A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change.

So let's all choose to challenge.”

#ChooseToChallenge

See the International Women’s Day website for more.

Or for other inspiring ideas, see womenforwomen.org

Chakra Balancing module Jpeg on turquoise 800 x 800Thursdays 11th, 18th & 25th March, is the start of the Mindful Alignment of your 11-chakras & Axiatonal Awakenment Interactive online evening course (7.15-9.30pm GMT).

Re-balance your chakras and reconnect with the Earth & Sky.

Learn to work with etheric crystals and the energy of the chakra system. Many of my students report powerful and transformational experience during this course of meditations and alignment techniques. Cost is £66 including an balancing attunement and 6¾-hours of mentoring. Held remotely on Zoom.

Worth ½ unit towards RSE Level 1, see Harmony Healing Website for details of this specific module.

New Moon image cropped toght

Saturday 13th March @ 10.21 is Pagan Dark Moon (New Moon). The reference to Dark Moon literally reflects the fact that the Moon is not lighting up the sky and some Pagans believed it was an auspicious time for celebrations and rituals, but others would always choose Full Moon.

The New Moon as a good time for starting projects and working a Vision Board for the rest of 2021.

The New Moon Abundance Ritual should be carried out within 24 hours after the New Moon. It needs to be after the New Moon because the moon should be waxing (getting bigger again) to carry the manifestation energy. There are video instructions on my You Tube Page and on Facebook 

Mothers Day 14thSunday 14th March 
is Mothering Sunday in  the UK, now viewed as a chance to recognise the positive role of mothers in our lives.

Often posies of daffodils are presented.

Mothering Sunday is celebrated by Christians  in the UK & Ireland and some other English speaking countries. It takes place on the fourth Sunday in Lent, which is exactly three weeks before Easter Day.

It was once observed as a day when people visited their mother church, but has become a day for honouring mothers and exchanging presents with them. Increasingly it's being referred to as Mother's Day, although that name originated as an American secular holiday, celebrated on a different date and quite distinct from the initial UK based Mothering Sunday.

Anna Perenna etc. 15thMonday 15th March was the Ides of March in Roman tradition and a Festival to Jupiter.

Shakespeare had a soothsayer warn Julius Caesar 'Beware the Ides of March'.

Indeed he was reputedly assassinated on 15th March 44 BC. 

In Ancient Rome, 15th March was also the celebration of Anna Perenna.

Offerings were made to the Spirit of the Year, so that the circle could be completed.

Essene Angel module Jpeg on turquoise 800 x 800Tuesdays 16th & 23rd March:  Introduction to Essene Angelology, Harmony Healing Interactive online evening course, 7.15-9.30pm UK time (GMT), offering UK & USA friendly hours.

Learn how to commune with the Weekday and Planetary Guardian Angels and invite them into yur life on a daily basis. Even if you are already familiar with the angelic realm, dsicover how to strengthen your connection with channellings, affirmations, colours, crystals and planetary symbols.

Connect with Melchisadec and Pistis Sophia, the Essene Guardians of our Planet Earth and the Constellations.

Cost is £66 including a personal attiunment into three of your Essene Guardian Angels plus 5½ hours of mentoring. This is a stand alone unit but complements the Chakra Balancing Course (starting on the 11th March) and comprises ½ unit towards RSE Level 1. Held remotely on Zoom. See Harmony Healing Website for details of this specific module.

St Patricks Day used 2021Wednesday 17th March is St Patrick’s Day in Ireland. St Patrick is credited with converting the Irish back to Christianity which had been abandoned under Roman rule.

Saint Patrick is said to have used the Shamrock (three leaved clover) as a metaphor for the Christian Trinity.

The name shamrock comes from the Irish word seamróg, which is derived from the Irish word for clover (seamair) and means simply "little clover" or "young clover". 

Liberalia 17 MarchWednesday 17th March was the Roman Festival of Liberalia, this was the feast to celebrate the male coming of age!

In view of the date coinciding with St Patrick's Day, having abandoned Christianity under Roman rule, I wonder if there is a connection that when Eire re-converted to Christianity they chose the Roman Festival for males coming of age as their date of celebration ...

Quinquatrus 19th MarchFriday 19th March is the Roman Festival of Quinquatrus, so named because it was the 5th day after the Ides of March. 

This was a Festival in honour of Minerva; it seems that women were accustomed to consult fortune-tellers and diviners upon this day.

At one time, celebrations took place 19th - 23rd of March, orginally an Etruscan festival to celebrate spring, rites of women, rebirthing and the Spring Equinox. I can't help wondering if it was a development from the Egyptian Pelusia Festival, see 20th March entry.

moon lodge w window 1Friday 19th March is also the Moon Lodge Healing Women's Circle, 7-8.30pm GMT, £11 + Eventbrite fee = £11.27. 

Run by Harmony Healing collaborator Sarah Jane Dennis, this is a sacred circle for women in the community to come together as we once did, to connect in a safe and loving space to the energies of the moon and our own cycles.

Talk, support, heal, celebrate, and hold each other. It's a virtual event on Zoom. Book at Eventbrite

Contact Sarah-Jane via crystalhealingbysarahjane.co.uk or email .

Spring Equinox 20thSaturday 20th March is the Pagan Equinox at 09:37.

On the Equinox, light and dark are equal over the whole world: mark the moment of the Equinox with silence and stillness.

Representing balance of opposites; it's a good time to bring balance into your life. 

Pelusia 20thSaturday 20th March is also the Egyptian Festival of Pelusia, with the Egyptian Goddess Isis working her spring magic to ensure the flooding of the Nile later in the year, thereby guaranteeing a fruitful harvest. 

We have informative Egyptian Deity Posters available for sale from the Harmony Shop. 

Some of the scientifically proven benefits of spending time in woodland include reduced stress levels, stronger immune system response, and a stabilised cortisol cycle.

Saturday 27th March, in the UK this year, is also when the clocks go forward, in fact at 01.00 on Sunday 28th March, and that is the start of British Summer Time, although we often have a while to wait until summer arrives in the UK.

Palm Sunday 28thSunday 28th March is Palm Sunday in the Christian Calendar this year. Palm Sunday, also known as Passion Sunday, is the 6th Sunday of Lent and the final Sunday before Easter.

Traditionally it marks the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. 

The name is believed to commemorate the placement of palm leaves on the road to soften the surface for the donkey on which he was riding.

Essence of the MoonSunday 28th March @ 19.48 is the Easter Equinox Alder Full Moon. 

Between Full Moon and the next New Moon is considered as a good time energetically for detoxing the body. 

Image shows Essence of the Moon painting by Zoe Hudson. For commission enquiries, see Zoe's website or email .

For details of Full Moon timings for the year, as well as instructions for an Angela McGerr Angelic Meditation with Gabriel, see Harmony Healing Full Moon link.

March Healing CircleSunday 28th March, 7.30-9.30pm UK Time (GMT+1 which is also UT+1) - Virtual Healing Share & Healing Circle, £22 to participate.  Harmony Healing graduates of Violet Flame of Amenti or RSE at any level, pay half price, see Healing Healing Circle for payment links. 

This will be a Zoom video gathering and all participants will receive group healing, be able to nominate others for healing, plus there will be a global healing exercise. 

Please email  or contact me via Facebook Messenger/What's App to let me know you've booked to make sure I send you the link.

2-hour Virtual Healing Share & Healing Circle, 28th March @ £22
Book Meditation now via Paypal

Acknowledgments

Moonwise calendar 2021

Celestial Forecast is compiled by Joanna Bristow-Watkins of Harmony Healing, the original is published at Joanna's Monthly Celestial Forecasts. It is created using many sources but notably the Moonwise Calendar and Lia Leendertz's 2021 Almanac. Whilst considerable effort is made to ensure accuracy, this is not an exact science and sources are sometimes contradictory!

These monthly Celestial Forecasts (CF) are generally uploaded to the Harmony Healing website 2-3 months ahead and can be accessed via the drop-down box on the right. They are sent out to the main mailing list and CF subscribers a few days before the month starts. 

Extracts from the Celestial Forecast are reproduced in Glyden Magick, an online magazine offered via Gylden Fellowship which is a fabulous resource for Neo-Pagans (particularly in the South of England when physical meet-ups can resume). The March edition features Beryl as the Crystal of the Month, Lady's Mantle as the Herb of the Month and lots of other fascinating articles.

Extracts also appear in Jovi Hoonjan's The Voice initiative for small businesses in the South of England at her love2meditate.com website. This features Green Aaventurine as the Crystal of the Month.

To subscribe to the detailed Blog updates (headed with a title detailing the occasion/event so you can choose whether to open it or not), featuring New and Full Moon, meteor showers, eclipses and other meteorological events, interesting anniversaries, ancient festival dates plus notification of dates of numerological significance, sign up here. The nature of the Blog means that whenever there are several key dates in close succession, there will be frequent mailings. 

If you would rather ONLY receive the monthly Celestial Forecast, select the appropriate subscription. You will receive occasional newsletters but this opts you out of the smart Blog which emails regular notifications as events occur.

Joanna is a Reyad Sekh Em® Egyptian Alchemy Healer and Teaching Mentor. We also have meditations available and a number of virtual courses including Reyad Sekh Em (RSE) Egyptian Alchemy Healing Level 1 (which is now fully available as interactive training modules) and a monthly virtual healing circle - details on Harmony Healing Virtual Events. Joanna also offers distant intuitive readings (past life and/or aura readings) and distant 1-2-1 healings and runs various Meet-up groups in London and Surrey and the London & Surrey Alchemists Facebook Group. Harmony Healing Gift Vouchers are available.

 

Celestial Forecast February 2021

Significant dates from ancient folklore and dates on which you can 'tune in' to higher frequencies this month in green
Listings in black are Harmony Healing Events

Timings given are UK time (GMT); to convert GMT (Universal Time) to your local time

shutterstock 114601966 Pagan wheelMonday 1st February & Tuesday 2nd February is the Pagan Imbolc Ceremony, which is one of the four Great Celtic Festivals, and which is a Wiccan and Druid Festival of Fertility and Growing Light. Imbolc (pronounced EE-molk) is the old Celtic word, the celebration is also known as Candlemas.

It is sacred to the Goddess Brigit, Brigid or Bridie, the power of the new moon, the Spring of the year, the flowing sea, corn dollies and the Great Moon Mother - Patroness of Poetry Making and Healing. Brigit is a triple Goddess, so she can be honoured in all her aspects, she is associated with fire, fertility, midwifery and the young. 

Imbolc Image by Antonia SkeltonThe Imbolc Festival marks the passing of Winter and the first signs of Spring, with the emergence of new leaves and early flowers such as the snowdrop and crocus, as well as being the transition point of the threefold Goddess energies from those of the Crone to the Maiden. 

Imbolc is a Fire Festival and it is traditional, at sunset, to briefly light every light in the house. Or light candles in each toom to celebrate the return of the sun. If it's been snowing, take time to enjoy walking in the snow, draw an image of the sun into the snow and reflect on the sun's warmth.

Traditional foods for Imbolc include anything dairy, including sour cream, as the Festival celebrated the calving season. Spicy and rich foods, such as curry or anything made with peppers, leeks, onion, chives and/or garlic are appropriate to celebrate the sun, together with mulled wine and anything containing raisins which also represent the sun.

It's also a good time to clear clutter and look at what you want to achieve this year and ask Brigit's help in making it happen.

Setsubun hiragi iwashi ward away evil spritsWednesday 3rd February is Setsubun Bean-Throwing Festival, which is the day before the beginning of Spring in Japan.

The name literally means "seasonal division", but usually the term refers to the Spring Setsubun, celebrated yearly on February 3rd as part of the Spring Festival and accompanied by a special ritual to cleanse away all the evil of the former year and drive away disease-bringing evil spirits, or naughty ogres or spirits called ‘Oni’ for the year to come.

Why bean throwing? Families celebrate by scattering roasted soybeans outside the door of their house to chase out the oni (naughty ogres or spirits).

They may also throw soybeans at a member of the family dressed as an Oni. If lockdown life is getting you all a bit stir-crazy, maybe chucking beans at each other is a good way to let off some steam!

The image by Antonia Skelton, for Harmony Healing, shows items placed on a house to keep bad spirits away.  

Moon Scarletts shot square

Thursday 11th February is New Moon @ 19.05.

The New Moon Abundance Ritual should be carried out within 24 hours after the New Moon. It needs to be after the New Moon because the moon should be waxing (getting bigger again) to carry the manifestation energy. Image by Harmony Healing.

There are video instructions on my Facebook Page or You Tube Page.

It is a good day for creating a personal or corporate Vision Board for the remainder of 2021. Harmony Healing proviides a Vision Board template and periodically we offer a lunar cycle mentoring programme.

Our current New Year New Vision moon connection programme ends today, 11th February. Aligning ourselves with the moon cycle is very therapeutic, hence being aware of the New moon (good for starting new projects) and Full Moon (a good time for bringing projects to a conclusion) is excellent for bringing harmony and wellbeing into our lives. 

Chinese New Year w goldFriday 12th February, following the New Moon on the 11th February, Year of the Metal Rat comes to a close and we progress into the Year of the Metal Ox, which will last until Sunday 30th January 2022. According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2021 is more of a lucky year for men and women born in the Year of the Ox, the Year of the Snake, the Year of the Rooster, and the Year of the Rat. Image by Antonia Skelton for Harmony Healing..

The Chinese calendar rotates through 60-year cycles based on 12 earthly branches, each represented by an animal year, as well as five element years which are wood, fire, earth, metal and water. 2020 was the year of the Metal Rat and 2021 is the Year of the Metal Ox. Each earthly branch is characterised, on a deeper level, by a yin or yang force and its own element.

In the Year of the Rat, the force was the active, fast and hard, masculine yang energy whilst its element was water, known for being in constant flux. The ox’s earthly branch, in contrast, carries yin energy, which is feminine energy that is passive, soft and slow. Its element is earth, represents stability and nurturing. It is believed these characteristics of the ox and its associated energies have positive and favourable synergy.

The sign of the Ox is the second animal of the Chinese zodiac and represents hard work, positivity and honesty that will be manifested in all of us in the coming 12 months, according to astrologers. In order, the 12 zodiac animals are: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig.

Copy of Valentine optionsSunday 14th February - is Valentine's Day and is all about love and compassion, which includes Universal Love for all other living things and also Self-love which is so often overlooked. Some bitterly refer to it as Singles Awareness Day and blame card manufacturers and our materialistic society for love being ritualistically forced upon us every year at this time. 

However, although the story of 'Saint' Valentine long precedes Hallmark et al, the origins are somewhat blurred as there are historical references to the existence of several different Valentines. Folklore indicates that Valentine was a priest during the third century in Rome. Emperor Claudius II outlawed marriage as he believed that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families. Valentine, however, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages in secret. Claudius found out and Valentine was imprisoned, where one version of the legend indicates he befriended a jailer with a blind daughter and he may have somehow managed to restore her sight, resulting in the jailer converting to Christianity. Claudius ordered that Valentine be executed on February 14th and allegedly before his death sentence was carried out, he sent a note to the jailer's daughter and signed it, "From Your Valentine." Hence Valentine's Day is celebrated in his memory. 

However, his death day and his association with lovers and notes may have been convenient for Roman Christians looking for ways to blend existing Pagan/Roman celebrations into their Calendar. Image by Harmony Healing.

Lupercalia image from WikipediaMonday 15th February is Lupercalia in Ancient Roman tradition.

Apparently, this was the popular ceremony of fertility, featuring naked men running through the street! 

I can’t see this catching on in the UK climate!  

Roman images show men dressed as dogs (or possibly Wolves since Lupus meant Wolf) and goats, Cupid and other personifications of fertility. 

Hence, some say this ceremony was the precursor for Valentines' Day. Image by Harmony Healing..

Collop Monday 15thMonday 15th February, this year, is also Collop Monday, also known as Shrove Monday. It's the day before Shove Tuesday and isn't widely observed, but it is a similar frugal tradition to the consumption of eggs in the form of pancakes to use them up before the start of the fasting period of Lent.

As described in an extract from the Nottingham Evening Post, 1931, Collops are chunks of cured meat (such as bacon) or leftover roasted meat, so this involves using up any remaining meat in the household before Lent. 

In Cornwall, it's known as Peasen Monday because pea soup was the traditional dish of the day. Image by Harmony Healing.

The verb 'shrive' means to gain absolution for one's sins through confession and/or penance. Hence Shrove Monday or Tuesday is derived from the tradition that Christians were 'shriven' before Lent. The days leading up to and into Lent were Collop Monday, Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, Fritter Thursday and Kissing Friday (source: Lia Leendertz's 2020 Almanac).

Tuesdays 16th, 23rd February & 2nd March = Harmony Healing Virtual Workshop: Violet Flame of Ament (Level 1), 7.15pm - 9.30pm (UK time/GMT = UK & USA friendly evening hours), £88. See Violet Flame of Amenti page for details and to book. 3 x 2.25 hour evening course, Worth 1 unit towards the RSE Level 1. Held remotely on Zoom.

Tuesday 16th February is Mardi Gras, also known as Shrove Tuesday, or within the UK as Pancake Day. Being the final day before Lent, this was traditionally a day for confessing sins and using up all the foods banned during the Lent fast. With pancakes containing butter and milk, they became associated with the date.

The verb 'shrive' means to gain absolution for one's sins through confession and/or penance. Hence Shrove Tuesday is derived from the tradition that Christians were 'shriven' before Lent.

The date of Lent - which takes place in either February or March but always seven weeks before Easter - varies from year to year according to the lunar calendar which determines when Easter falls.

Interestingly, as with many Christian Festivals, there is a theory that Pancake Day might actually have originated as a Pagan holiday; when eating warm, circular yellow pancakes - resembling the sun - celebrated the arrival of spring. Image by Harmony Healing.

Ash Wednesday 17thWednesday 17th Februaryis Ash Wednesday, which is generally said to have been named after the tradition of burning away old issues in preparation for Lent. 

The date of Lent - which takes place in either February or March but always seven weeks before Easter - varies from year to year according to the lunar calendar which determines when Easter falls. 

However, Ash Wednesday could have obtained its name from an apparent tradition of placing a stick of Ash down one's sock for good luck!  

Ouch, I can't see that being popular, but then maybe the choice of stick, regarding size and shape, is paramount! Image by Antonia Skelton.

Fritter Thursday 18thThursday 18th February is Fritter ThursdayAccording to The Free DictionaryFritter Thursday took its name from the custom of eating apple fritters, which were fruit-filled cakes deep-fried in fat, on this day. 

I was surprised that this would be an acceptable dish once Lent had commenced (as 'fritter' suggests batter which would contains egg and milk) and on further research I discovered that in Lancashire (source: lep.co.uk) traditionally ‘Shrovetide’ meant the three days before Lent and comprosed of ‘Collop Monday’, ‘Pancake Tuesday’ and ‘Fritters Wednesday’ (rather than Thursday) with the fritters being sliced apples fried in batter. Image by Harmony Healing.

Thursdays 18th, 25th February and 4th March = Harmony Healing Virtual Workshop: Introduction to Khemitology, 7.15m - 9.30pm (UK time/GMT = UK & USA friendly evening hours), , £88. 3 x 2 hour evening course, Worth 1 unit towards the RSE Level 1. Held remotely on Zoom.

Kissing Friday image optionsFriday 19th February is Kissing FridayAccording to historic.co.uk, this bizarre custom was especially popular in the Victorian and Edwardian period and only died out in the mid-20th century.

Although unthinkable these days, a schoolboy could kiss a girl on this day without fear of repercussions. 

Of course, first of all the girl had to be caught and in some instances this involved tying ropes across the street and passing girls would have to pay a kiss for safe passage across the rope.

Others would simply chase the girls until they caught them. Indeed, Kissing Friday was also the one day every year when girls could leave school early, to avoid being chased home by the boys.

In the Leicershire village of Sileby, this day was called Nippy Hug Day. Here, if the girl actively resisted a kiss, the boy could 'louse' (pinch) her bottom, a disturbing reference to the action of pinching off lice. Image by Antonia Skelton.

Moonlodge Healing CircleFriday 19th February is also the Moon Lodge Healing Women's Circle, 7-8.30pm GMT, £11 + Eventbrite fee = £11.27. 

Run by Harmony Healing collaborator Sarah Jane Dennis, This is a sacred circle for women in the community to come together as we once did, to connect in a safe and loving space to the energies of the moon and our own cycles.

Talk, support, heal, celebrate, and hold each other. It's a virtual event on Zoom. 

Book at Eventbrite. Contact Sarah jane on Image by Antonia Skelton, for Harmony Healing.

Saturday 20th February, 11am - 1pm, Forest Bathing+ with Joanna at Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary; see Harmony Healing Forest Bathing+ Events for more or book at Eventbrite. Cost is £25 + Eventbrite booking fee = £27.54. This is a 2-hour Winter Forest Bathing+ session which will take place in all weathers except 30+mph winds. 

Forest Bathing 2020

Join us on a mindful, sensory journey through the beautiful woodland at Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary, deep in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Forest Bathing+ is based on the Japanese art of Shinrin-Yoku and involves a slow exploration of nature through your senses. Image by Harmony Healing.

Not only is this calming and relaxing but it also has well documented therapeutic benefits, including stress reduction. Cost is £25 + Eventbrite booking fee = £27.54. This is a 2-hour Winter Forest Bathing+ session which will take place in all weathers except 30+mph winds. 

These sessions meet the current government guidelines (or will be cancelled if UK lockdown is extended) and are exempt from 6 person restrictions; we are keeping numbers at 10 participants plus guide(s) to allow for adequate social distancing. I suspect we will be unable to operate due to UK National Lockdown. Fingers crossed as Lockdown is due to end mid February.

CaristiaMonday 22nd February is the Roman Festival of Caristia.

This was a Feast Day occasion of family reunion, when Roman fathers would pay special attention to their families.

It was a day of reconciliation when disagreements were to be set aside, but the satirical poet Ovid apparently suggested this would be best achieved by excluding family members who caused trouble.

Families gathered together to dine and offer food and incense to the Guardian Deities, collectively known as Lares. Image by Harmony Healing.

Thursday 25th February, 10.30am - 12.30, Newlands Corner (near Guildford); see Harmony Healing Forest Bathing+ Events for more or book at Eventbrite. Cost is £25 + Eventbrite booking fee = £27.54. This is a 2-hour Winter Forest Bathing+ session which will take place in all weathers except 30+mph winds. See entry under 20th February for non venue spefic general information on our Forest Bathing events.

Unity MeditationFriday 26th February, 7.30-9.30pm UK time (GMT) is the Harmony Healing Full Moon Virtual Healing Circle. This is the closest evening to the Full Moon tomorrow morning.

Participants all receive a deeply healing experience. Cost to participate is £11 by Paypal (£10 by online BACS payment) or half price to Violet Flame of Amenti or RSE graduates. 

During these monthly session, we connect with other like-minded people and together we work through a mindful chakra balancing process using colours and etheric crystals, with the aim that all participants will experience a degree of unity consciousness.

This activity serves as a good taster of my work in general and the virtual format of our Zoom based programme. And, most importantly, it's a step towards making a difference to the global predicament. To find out how working on your own spiritual consciousness can help humanity and the planet by raising the overall human consciousness levels, see my You Tube explanation.

Gabriel with full moon Insta imageSaturday 27th February @ 08.17 is the Ash Full Moon.  

Between Full Moon and the next New Moon (Saturday 13th March) is considered as a good time energetically for detoxing the body.

Click here for Angela McGerr's Full Moon Meditation with Gabriel. 

Image of Angel Gabriel (left) by Richard Rockwood, is taken from Angela McGerr's Harmony Angel cards; signed copies are available from the Harmony Shop.

Anyway, whatever the weather conditions, it's a fantastic excuse to get people of all ages outside in the fresh air and re-connecting with nature. Something our modern lifestyles and obsession with technology can distract us from doing ...

Aligning ourselves with the moon cycle is very therapeutic, hence being aware of the New moon (good for starting new projects) and Full Moon (a good time for bringing projects to a conclusion) is excellent for bringing harmony and wellbeing into our lives. 

 Acknowledgments 

Moonwise calendar 2021

Celestial Forecast is compiled by Joanna Bristow-Watkins of Harmony Healing, the original is published at Joanna's Monthly Celestial Forecasts. It is created using many sources but notably the Moonwise Calendar and Lia Leendertz's 2021 Almanac. Whilst considerable effort is made to ensure accuracy, this is not an exact science and sources are sometimes contradictory!

These monthly Celestial Forecasts (CF) are generally uploaded to the Harmony Healing website 2-3 months ahead and can be accessed via the drop-down box on the right. They are sent out to the main mailing list and CF subscribers a few days before the month starts. 

Extracts from the Celestial Forecast are reproduced in Glyden Magick, an online magazine offered via Gylden Fellowship which is a fabulous resource for Neo-Pagans (particularly in the South of England when physical meet-ups can resume). Extracts also appear in Jovi Hoonjan's The Voice initiative for small businesses in the South of England at her love2meditate.com website. 

To subscribe to the detailed Blog updates (headed with a title detailing the occasion/event so you can choose whether to open it or not), featuring New and Full Moon, meteor showers, eclipses and other meteorological events, interesting anniversaries, ancient festival dates plus notification of dates of numerological significance, sign up here. The nature of the Blog means that whenever there are several key dates in close succession, there will be frequent mailings. 

If you would rather ONLY receive the monthly Celestial Forecast, select the appropriate subscription. You will receive occasional newsletters but this opts you out of the smart Blog which emails regular notifications as events occur.

Joanna is a Reyad Sekh Em® Egyptian Alchemy Healer and Teaching Mentor. We also have meditations available and a number of virtual courses including Reyad Sekh Em (RSE) Egyptian Alchemy Healing Level 1 (which is now fully available as interactive training modules) and a monthly virtual healing circle - details on Harmony Healing Virtual Events. Joanna also offers distant intuitive readings (past life and/or aura readings) and distant 1-2-1 healings and runs various Meet-up groups in London and Surrey and the London & Surrey Alchemists Facebook Group. Harmony Healing Gift Vouchers are available.

Celestial Forecast December 2020

Energy Shifts 1st  – 31st December 2020 (UK time = GMT); click here to convert GMT (Universal Time) to your local time
Significant dates from ancient folklore and dates on which you can 'tune in' to higher frequencies, shown in green 
Selected Events (Harmony Healing and other events as notified) in black (not added yet)

Friday 4th December is the Roman Festival of Bona Dea, this being a smaller festival that the one celebrated on 1st May but similarly for women only.  In Roman mythology, Bona Dea (literally "the good goddess") was the goddess of fertility, healing, virginity, and women. She was the daughter of the god Faunus and was associated with supplying medicinal healing herbs in her temple garden. Bona Dea was also invoked for freedom from slavery; many of her worshippers were freed slaves and plebeians, and many were women seeking aid in sickness or for fertility.

Saturday 5th December11am - 1pm, Forest Bathing+ in the grounds of Harry Edward's Heaing Sanctuary, £25 (+ Eventbrite fee = £27.54). We have small groups of maximum 12* including guide(s) to allow us to adopt COVID precautions and social distancing. This is a 2 hour Forest Bathing+ session which will take place in all weathers except 30+mph winds. Booking link. *We are exempt from the social group maximum 6 rule due to our categorisation under sport and exercise.

Thursday 10th December10.30am - 1 pm, Forest Bathing+ at Newlands Corner, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in the Surrey Hills, £30 (+ Eventbrite fee = £32.93). We have small groups of maximum 12*, including your guide(s) to allow us to adopt COVID precautions and social distancing. This is a 2½ hour Forest Bathing+ session which will take place in all weathers except 30+mph winds.Booking link. *We are exempt from the social group maximum 6 rule due to our categorisation under sport and exercise.

Geminid image from Earthsky website

Sunday 13th - Monday 14th December is the peak of the Geminid Meteor Shower. The Geminids are considered by many to be the best annual meteor shower and are known for producing multicoloured meteors 65% being white, 26% yellow, and the remaining 9% blue, red and green. Rates typically peak at 100-120/hour; this high activity lasts for several hours. It is certainly possible to see 80-100 Geminids in a single hour, but only from a dark site! With the recent New Moon, viewing could be excellent, weather permitting. The Geminid Meteor Shower is expected to peak in activity on the night of December 13th-14th, although some meteors should be visible from December 7th – 21st. The radiant point for this shower will be in the constellation Gemini. Best viewing is usually to the east after midnight. The New Moon on the 14th December will aid viewing due to less light pollution. Go to Earthsky Website for further information. 

Moon Scarletts shotMonday 14th December @ 16.18 is the Solstice New Moon and a total Solar Eclipse, though not visible in London, more details at timeanddate.com. A solar eclipse happens whenever the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, hence partly or totally obscuring the Sun for anyone viewing from Earth. This eclipse will not be visible in London but will affect all of us energetically. 

The New Moon Abundance Ritual should be carried out within 24 hours after the New Moon. It needs to be after the New Moon because the moon should be waxing (getting bigger again) to carry the manifestation energy. There are video instructions on my You Tube Page.

The New Moon is great time to create Vision Boards. How about creating one for 2021?

Saturnalia statue by Ernesto Biondi

Thursday 17th December is the Roman Festival of Saturnalia. This was the popular banquet commemorating the dedication of the temple of the god Saturn. It was marked by tomfoolery and reversal of social roles, in which slaves and masters ostensibly switched places. The image showing the Statue of Saturnalia by Ernesto Biondi, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is taken from Wikipedia as are the aditional details below.

The holiday was celebrated with a sacrifice at the Temple of Saturn, in the Roman Forum, and a public feast, continual partying with private gift-giving, gambling and a celebratory atmosphere that reversed the usual Roman social norms with masters provided table service for their slaves. The poet Catullus referred to it as "the best of days."

Saturn was an agricultural deity who, in Roman Mythology, was associated with the Golden Age, when humans enjoyed the spontaneous bounty of the earth without labour in a state of innocence.

pagan wheelMonday 21st December is the Pagan Solstice @ 13.30. It's the Winter Solstice here in the UK - the shortest day of the year with just 7 hours and 49 minutes daylight. The solstice itself is the moment the sun is shining farthest to the south, directly over the Tropic of Capricorn, so the time varies every year, between December 20th and 23rd.

The solstice marks the moment the sun shines at its most southern point and has been celebrated as a major Pagan festival, with rituals of rebirth, for thousands of years. Revellers gather at Stonehenge to watch the sunrise on the shortest day. Then, in the Northern Hemisphere, our days will gradually get longer until the summer solstice on Saturday 20th June 2020.

Many of the traditions now associated with Christmas had their roots in Pagan Winter Solstice celebrations; including Yule logs, mistletoe and Christmas trees. The Druids  - an ancient Celtic order of priests, teachers, diviners and magicians who gleaned knowledge and enlightenment from sacred landscapes and ancient trees such as ‘Tutorial Oaks’ - used evergreen trees, holly and mistletoe to represent everlasting life. Druids would consider the cutting of trees as an offence against nature, but would decorate them with colourful rags tied on the branches. 

Friday 25th December is the Christian Festival of Christmas, commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ.

This is also the Fasli Zoroastrian Calendar is Zartosht-no Diso, commemorating the anniversary of the death of the prophet Zarathustra. 

Saturday 26th December is St Stephen’s Day in the Christian Calendar, also known as Boxing Day.

Tuesday 29th December, 7.30-9.30pm UK time (GMT) is the Harmony Healing Full Moon Virtual Healing Circle (the full moon is very early on the 30th, see entry below). Participants all receive a deeply healing experience. Cost to participate is £11 by Paypal (£10 by online BACS payment) or half price to Violet Flame or RSE graduates. 

During these monthly session, we connect with other like-minded people and together we work through a mindful chakra balancing process using colours and etheric crystals, with the aim that all participants will experience a degree of unity consciousness. This activity serves as a good taster of my work in general and the virtual format of our Zoom based programme. And, most importantly, it's a step towards making a difference to the global predicament.

Gabriel Harmony Angel CardWednesday 30th December @ 03.30 (Birch Moon)

Between any Full Moon and the next New Moon is considered as a good time energetically for detoxing the body.

It's a good time to instigate an oil pulling regime until the New Moon.

Image of Angel Gabriel (Guardian of the Moon), right, is by Richard Rockwood from Angela McGerr's Harmony Angel Cards.

Click here for Angela McGerr's Full Moon Meditation with Gabriel

Thursday 31st December is New Year's Eve and Hogmanay in Scottish tradition. Many Scots had to work over Christmas because celebrations were virtually banned in Scotland for around 400 years, from the end of the 17th century to the 1950s.  The Protestant Reformation led to the Presbyterian outlook, branding Christmas as a Popish or Catholic feast which was therefore prohibited.  As a result, their winter solstice celebrations took place at New Year when family and friends gathered for a party and exchange presents, especially for the children, which came to be called Hogmanay. Historians believe that the Vikings who, coming from even further north than the UK, paid strong attention to the passing of the shortest day and hence may have initiated the post-Solstice celebrations.

There is no definitive view on the origins of the word Hogmanay. Many Scottish words have derived from Flemish, so one popular view is that Hogmanay came from hoog min dag which means great love day, whereas the Scandinavian word Hoggo-nott described the feast preceding Yule (itself a Scandinavian word commonly used in Shetland where the Scandinavian influence was strongest).

Alternatively, Hogmanay could source from the Anglo-Saxon, Haleg monath, Holy Month, or the Gaelic for new morning, oge maidne. Phonetically, a good candidate night be the similar sounding French expression Homme est né which means Man is born. Also, in France the last day of the year when gifts were exchanged was aguillaneuf, though specifically in Normandy presents given at the year-end were hoguignetes.

In Scotland a similar practice to that in Normandy was noted, rather disapprovingly, by the Church.

"It is ordinary among some Plebians in the South of Scotland, to go about from door to door upon New Year`s Eve, crying Hagmane." Scotch Presbyterian Eloquence, 1693.

Common Scottish practices on 31st December, before midnight, involve a thorough cleaning of the house (including taking out the ashes from the coal fire) plus the superstition to clear all your debts. Immediately after midnight, the long-held tradition to sing Robert Burns's For Auld Lang Syne has now evolved into a popular international custom.

Many areas of Scotland often developed their own local Hogmanay rituals such as the fireball swinging rituals in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, in northeast Scotland. Chicken wire structures - filled with old newspaper, sticks, rags, and other dry flammable material  - are attached to lengths of wire, chain or non-flammable rope. When the Old Town House bell marks the New Year, the balls are set alight and the celebrants set off along a heritage route, swinging the burning balls around their heads as they go. At the end of the ceremony, any fireballs that are still burning are cast into the harbour.

Above image of the 2003 Stonehaven Fireballs Ceremony is by Mr Purple at English Wikipedia.

Friday 1st January is New Year’s Day and is a Bank Holiday in the UK and time for New Year’s Resolutions!

Friday 1st – Tuesday 5th January (peaking on the 3rd, 4th January) is the Quadrantids Meteor Shower; visible from 1st – 5th January after midnight and peaking in the early hours of the 4th.  Typically, 40 or so bright, blue and fast (25.5 miles per second) meteors will radiate from the constellation Bootes, some blazing more than halfway across the sky. A small percentage of them leave persistent dust trains. This shower usually has a very sharp peak, usually lasting only about an hour. 

The particles that cause the Quadrantid meteor show originate from the asteroid 2003 EH1 an asteroid that is probably a piece broken off from an obsolete comet. Since the orbit of 2003 EH1 is highly inclined to the orbit of the Earth, the Earth passes through it very quickly. Thus, the Quadrantid meteor shower is an extremely short one, lasting only a few hours.  With the recent Full Moon on 30th December, there could be too much light pollution to see much.  See earthsky.org for more details.

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Acknowledgments

Moonwise calendar 2019Lia's Almanac 2020

Celestial Forecast is compiled by Joanna Bristow-Watkins of Harmony Healing, the original is published at Joanna's Monthly Celestial Forecasts.  It is created using many sources but notably the Moonwise Calendar and Lia Leendertz's 2021 Almanac. Whilst considerable effort is made to ensure accuracy, this is not an exact science and sources are sometimes contradictory! These monthly Celestial Forecasts (CF) are generally uploaded to the Harmony Healing website 2-3 months ahead and can be accessed via the drop-down box on the right. They are sent out to the main mailing list and CF subscribers a few days before the month starts. 

To subscribe to the detailed Blog updates (headed with a title detailing the occasion/event so you can choose whether to open it or not), featuring New and Full Moon, meteor showers, eclipses and other meteorological events, interesting anniversaries, ancient festival dates plus notification of dates of numerological significance, sign up here. The nature of the Blog means that whenever there are several key dates in close succession, there will be frequent mailings. 

If you would rather ONLY receive the monthly Celestial Forecast, select the appropriate subscription. You will receive occasional newsletters but this opts you out of the smart Blog which emails regular notifications as events occur.

Joanna is a Reyad Sekh Em® Egyptian Alchemy Healer and Teaching Mentor. We also have   meditations available and a number of virtual courses including Reyad Sekh Em (RSE) Egyptian Alchemy Healing Level 1 (which is now fully available as interactive training modules) and a monthly virtual healing circle - details on Harmony Healing Virtual Events. Joanna also offers  distant intuitive readings (past life and/or aura readings) and distant 1-2-1 healings and runs various Meet-up groups in London and Surrey and the London & Surrey Alchemists Facebook Group. Harmony Healing Gift Vouchers are available.

Celestial Forecast January 2021

Significant dates from ancient folklore and dates on which you can 'tune in' to higher frequencies in green
Harmony Healing activities and recommended events in black
Timings given are UK time (GMT); to convert GMT (Universal Time) to your local time

Friday 1st January is New Year’s Day and is a Bank Holiday in the UK and time for New Year’s Resolutions. 2021 is a 5 year in numerology. that is when you add up all the digits of the year you get the number five. In numerology five represents Spiritual Expansion, with the five-pointed star - or Microcosm - representing humanity. My Guest article Calling All Lightworkers 21.12.2020, which first appeared on THEVICKYSOULACADEMY Blog, explained more about this and what we can do personally to make a global difference.

According to London Astrologer Tanya Cohen, the astrological aspects of 2021 involve a Saturn Square Uranus, which means navigating change:

"In 2021, the traditional ruler of Aquarius (Saturn) and the modern ruler (Uranus) will be making a dynamic square aspect to each other. This will aid the process of freeing ourselves (Uranus) from the old structures (Saturn), and help us to integrate existing structures (Saturn) in a new way (Uranus). With both Saturn and Jupiter now in Aquarius, the sign of invention, we have a really good chance of finding solutions to existing problems. Meanwhile the focused and steady energy of Saturn will keep us in check as the zany and enthusiastic combination of Uranus and Jupiter get together to reinvent our future.

The energy of Aquarius is out of the box, other worldly and ahead of its time.  In 2021 we’re likely to see a resurgence of all things ‘alternative’ – complementary medicine, astrology, and astrobiology (the study of life in the universe). This new world has the potential to be a very good fit for many of us!"

If you'd like to receive Tanya's fascinating Astrological Reviews, or have a personal chart drawn up by her (I've had one - amazing), get in touch via .

Quadrantids from Earthsky.orgFriday 1st – Tuesday 5th January (peaking on the 3rd, 4th January) is the Quadrantids Meteor Shower; visible from 1st – 5th January after midnight and peaking in the early hours of the 4th. Typically, 40 or so bright, blue and fast (25.5 miles per second) meteors will radiate from the constellation Bootes, some blazing more than halfway across the sky. A small percentage of them leave persistent dust trains. This shower usually has a very sharp peak, usually lasting only about an hour. 

The particles that cause the Quadrantid meteor show originate from the asteroid 2003 EH1 an asteroid that is probably a piece broken off from an obsolete comet. Since the orbit of 2003 EH1 is highly inclined to the orbit of the Earth, the Earth passes through it very quickly. Thus, the Quadrantid meteor shower is an extremely short one, lasting only a few hours.  With the recent Full Moon on Tuesday 29th December, there may be too much light pollution from the waning gibbous moon for good viewing this year.  See earthsky.org for more details.

Wednesday 6th January is also 12th night - or Epiphany - in the Christian Calendar. The day when traditionally the Christmas Tree and other decorations should be removed until the following year.

Sunday 10th January, Sound Bath with Susan Lorraine, £20 (£15 for first timers). Sound baths start at 3pm (doors open at 2.45) and will be held at 1st Weybridge (Brooklands Own) Scout Hut, Springfield Lane, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 8AW.  For more details and to book email . This event will be cancelled if not allowed under current Government Guidelines.

Monday 11th January is Plough Monday in England!  Traditionally Plough Monday (the Monday after Epiphany when The Zoroastrian Magi visited the infant Jesus) is the day for setting aside the remnants and excesses of Christmas and "putting one's hand to the plough"; in other words, starting work on a project of some sort.  

Moon Scarletts shotWednesday 13th January is New Moon @ 05.00

The New Moon Abundance Ritual should be carried out within 24 hours after the New Moon.

It needs to be after the New Moon because the moon should be waxing (getting bigger again) to carry the manifestation energy.

There are video instructions on my You Tube Page.

It is a fabulous day for creating a personal or corporate Vision Board for 2021.  

new moon new vision 5Wednesday 13th January to Thursday 11th February is Joanna's Harmony Healing New Year New Vision initiative to reconnect with nature through closer alignment with the lunar cycle. This is achieved by working through the 28 Mansions of the Moon with the unique angel guardian of each lunar phase. 

New Year New Vision costs £111 and is a mentoring programme with Joanna running for the complete first lunar month of the new year (from new moon to new moon). 

The benefits will include creating a close-knit community (possibly international) and new friends with whom to start your year with abundant and fun rituals to rekindle your zest for life.  The outcome is a more calm and centred demeanour with positive direction and excitement for 2021. See Harmony Healing website for more information and testimonials from a previous New Year initiative.

Thursday 14th January is the Hindu Celebration of Makara Samkranti, which is the Winter Festival of the reborn sun.  It is traditional to wear yellow clothes and eat yellow food. Bathing in sacred waters, lighting bonfires, kite flying, dancing and offering prayers are also traditional activities over this festival, with rural children going from house to house, singing and asking for treats.

Most ancient Hindu festivals are observed according to lunar cycles, whereas Makar Sankranti is one of the few set by the solar cycle. This means it falls annually on the same Gregorian calendar date (14th January), except on occasional years (such as 2020) when the date shifts by a single day, because of the complexity of earth-sun relative movement. 

Moonlodge Healing CircleFriday 15th January is the Moon Lodge Healing Women's Circle, 7-8.30pm GMT, £11 + Eventbrite fee = £11.27. 

Run by Harmony Healing collaborator Sarah Jane Dennis, this is a sacred circle for women in the community to come together as we once did, to connect in a safe and loving space to the energies of the moon and our own cycles.

Talk, support, heal, celebrate, and hold each other.

This is a virtual event on Zoom.

Book at Eventbrite.

Wednesday 20th January is St Agnes Eve; a night for meaningful and deep dreams.  In Christian tradition, St Agnes appeared to her parents in a dream the night after she was martyred.   

Forest Bathing 2020Saturday 23rd January, 11am - 1pm, Forest Bathing+ with Joanna at Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary; see Harmony Healing Forest Bathing+ Events for more or book at Eventbrite

Join us on a mindful, sensory journey through the beautiful woodland at Harry Edwards Healing Sanctuary, deep in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Forest Bathing+ is based on the Japanese art of Shinrin-Yoku and involves a slow exploration of nature through your senses.

Not only is this calming and relaxing but it also has well documented therapeutic benefits, including stress reduction. Cost is £25 + Eventbrite booking fee = £27.54. This is a 2-hour Winter Forest Bathing+ session which will take place in all weathers except 30+mph winds. These sessions meet the current government guidelines (or will be cancelled) and are exempt from 6 person restrictions; we are keeping numbers at 10 participants plus guide(s) to allow for adequate social distancing. UPDATE Cancelled due to UK Lockdown announced 4th January, we hope to resume from mid February.

Sunday 24th January, Sound Bath with Susan Lorraine, £20 (£15 for first timers). Sound baths start at 3pm (doors open at 2.45) and will be held at 1st Weybridge (Brooklands Own) Scout Hut, Springfield Lane, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 8AW.  For more details and to book email This event will be cancelled if not allowed under current Government Guidelines. UPDATE Cancelled due to UK Lockdown announced 4th January, Susan hopes to resume from mid February.

Monday 25th January is Burns Night in Scotland.  Burns Night is a revered date in the Scottish calendar and celebrates, on the anniversary of his birthday, the life and works of their national Bard, Robert Burns.  Born over 250 years ago; some consider his best-known poem as ‘Auld Lang Syne’, though others believe he did not write it himself, but was the first person credited with writing it down for posterity as part of his attempt to preserve Scottish traditional songs. The evening centres on the entrance of the haggis (a type of sausage made from a sheep's stomach) on a large platter to the sound of ceremonial bagpipes. When the haggis is on the table, the host reads the "Address to a Haggis". This is an ode that Robert Burns wrote to the Scottish delicacy! At the end of the reading, the haggis is ceremonially sliced into two pieces and the meal begins.  The same date is St Dwynwen’s Day in Wales.  St Dwynwen is the Welsh equivalent of St Valentine, being their patron saint of love.

Angel Gabriel by Richard RockwoodThursday 28th January @ 19.16 is the Full Moon.  We are holding our Full Moon virtual healing circle tonight at 7.30pm GMT, see entry below for details.             

Between Full Moon and the next New Moon is considered as a good time energetically for detoxing the body.

Click here for Angela McGerr's Full Moon Meditation with Gabriel.

Image of Angel Gabriel (left) by Richard Rockwood, is taken from one of Angela McGerr's Harmony Angel cards; signed used and pre-loved copies are available from the Harmony Shop.

Unity MeditationThursday 28th January, 7.30-9.30pm UK time (GMT) is the Harmony Healing Full Moon Virtual Healing Circle.

Participants all receive a deeply healing experience. Cost to participate is £11 by Paypal (£10 by online BACS payment) or half price to Violet Flame of Amenti or RSE graduates. 

During these monthly session, we connect with other like-minded people and together we work through a mindful chakra balancing process using colours and etheric crystals, with the aim that all participants will experience a degree of unity consciousness.

This activity serves as a good taster of my work in general and the virtual format of our Zoom based programme. And, most importantly, it's a step towards making a difference to the global predicament. To find out how working on your own spiritual consciousness can help humanity and the planet by raising the overall human consciousness levels, see my You Tube explanation.

Acknowledgments

Moonwise calendar 2021

Celestial Forecast is compiled by Joanna Bristow-Watkins of Harmony Healing, the original is published at Joanna's Monthly Celestial Forecasts. It is created using many sources but notably the Moonwise Calendar and Lia Leendertz's 2021 Almanac. Whilst considerable effort is made to ensure accuracy, this is not an exact science and sources are sometimes contradictory!

These monthly Celestial Forecasts (CF) are generally uploaded to the Harmony Healing website 2-3 months ahead and can be accessed via the drop-down box on the right. They are sent out to the main mailing list and CF subscribers a few days before the month starts. 

Extracts from the Celestial Forecast are reproduced in Glyden Magick, an online magazine offered via Gylden Fellowship which is a fabulous resource for Neo-Pagans (particularly in the South of England when physical meet-ups can resume).

To subscribe to the detailed Blog updates (headed with a title detailing the occasion/event so you can choose whether to open it or not), featuring New and Full Moon, meteor showers, eclipses and other meteorological events, interesting anniversaries, ancient festival dates plus notification of dates of numerological significance, sign up here. The nature of the Blog means that whenever there are several key dates in close succession, there will be frequent mailings. 

If you would rather ONLY receive the monthly Celestial Forecast, select the appropriate subscription. You will receive occasional newsletters but this opts you out of the smart Blog which emails regular notifications as events occur.

Joanna is a Reyad Sekh Em® Egyptian Alchemy Healer and Teaching Mentor. We also have meditations available and a number of virtual courses including Reyad Sekh Em (RSE) Egyptian Alchemy Healing Level 1 (which is now fully available as interactive training modules) and a monthly virtual healing circle - details on Harmony Healing Virtual Events. Joanna also offers  distant intuitive readings (past life and/or aura readings) and distant 1-2-1 healings and runs variouMeet-up groups in London and Surrey and the London & Surrey Alchemists Facebook Group. Harmony Healing Gift Vouchers are available.

Annual Meteor Showers

Zikiel croppedMeteor Showers take place at the same sort of time every year, but what changes is the light conditions depending on proximity to the Full Moon (dates for this year listed under Angela McGerr's Full Moon Angelic Meditation with Gabriel)  or New Moon (dates for this year listed under New Moon Abundance Ritual). See below for chronological order of the annual showers. Two excellent sites for details each year are Earthsky Website - I usually use their excellent radiant point images (with permission from Deborah Byrd) and Time and Date. Both give great instructions for maximising your viewing opportunities.  I usually insert a link in the Harmony Blog to the correct page for the current shower, where is the links above are generic.

Watching meteors can be  a very therapeutic way to spend an evening. Choose the darkest spot available and check on one of the sites whether you are in location from where they can be seen (assuming minimal light pollution from street lights, large neighbouring towns etc.), the direction to look in (radiant point) and whether the best time for that shower is after midnight or just pre-dawn. When our girls were young, we would take some sun loungers out into the garden with hot drinks and duvets and lie outside for hours making some wonderful memories. The Perseids are the easiest ones to use for this as it's School Holidays and hopefully ambient weather, at least it should be here in the UK.  In the Southern hemisphere I guess the Quadrantids, Draconids or Orionids might be a better choice.

Remember, even if you can't see anything during a Meteor Shower, there will be an impact energetically.

You can invoke the Angel Zikiel (Angel Guardian of Meteors and Asteroids) to help bring in new ideas. The image of Zikiel (right) is by Richard Rockwood from Angela McGerr's Heart & Soul Angel Cards.

Zikiel guides the comets and meteorites in their eternal passage through space, tracking man's galactic origins. Zikiel therefore offers you a visionary flash of inspiration from the Sky.

You can invoke Zikiel by calling his name three times (pronunciation = Zick ee el) and adding 'I call upon you to be with me now, 'in love & light, in love & light, in love and light'. 

If you have a clear quartz (or better still moldavite if you have any), you can programme it with Zikiel's name and keep it with you to help capture any inspiration thoughts channelled from the heavens tonight and also to help your heart to make the right choices.  

This ritual is taken from Angela McGerr's An Angel For Every Day - now out of print and in very short supply.  

However, we do still have some of Angela's out of print titles (generally also personally signed by her) and I do have limited 'pre-loved' copies of some titles available via Harmony Healing Shop.

Skywatching with other interested parties develops a sense of harmony and connection, thereby bringing balance and wellbeing into their lives.

Harmony Healing utilises the philosophies of the Ancient Egyptians to bring balance and harmony. We have a number of virtual courses including monthly virtual healing circles (online event for personal and global healing plus Joanna endeavours to get everyone into a unity consciousness experience) and also Reyad Sekh Em (RSE) Egyptian Alchemy Healing Level 1which is now fully available as interactive training modules, details on Harmony Healing Virtual Events. Currently, due to Coronavirus, most events will be virtual hence distant readings and healings are proving popular. We don't recommend giving a reading or healing to another person, without first checking whether it would be welcomed.

If you are looking for spiritually enlightening activities during lockdown, Joanna offers distant intuitive readings (past life and/or aura readings) and distant 1-2-1 healings and virtual healing circles. We also have meditations available.

Annual Meteor Showers

January
Quadrantids, visible 1st-5th January, peaks 3rd/4th January

February
No annual Meteor Showers

March
No annual Meteor Showers

April
Lyrids, visible 16th-25th April, peaks around 21st/22nd

May
ETA Aquariids, visible 4th-6th May, peaks around 5th/6th

June
Boötids,visble 21st June-2nd July, peaks around 23rd June

July
Boötids,visble 21st June-2nd July, peaks previous month
Perseids, visible 17th July-24th August, peaks next month

August
Perseids, visible 17th July-24th August, peaks 11th/12th August

September
No annual Meteor Showers

October
Draconids, visible 6th-10th October, peaks 8th/9th
Orionids, visible15th-29th October, peaks around 20th/21st

November
Leonids, visible 14th-1st November, peaks around 17th/19th

December
Geminids, visible 7th-21st December, peaks around 13th/14th

 

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Forthcoming Events and Workshops

VIRTUAL EVENTS

Moon Alignment Programme - £155
Awaken Your Spirit & Rejuvenate
Group Mentoring Programme
Mon 12th April - Tues 11th May
Held remotely on Zoom

Virtual Healing Circle - £22
Sunday 28th March, 7.30-9.30pm
Held remotely on Zoom

Violet Flame of Amenti - £88
(£44 for RSE Graduates) 

Level 1 including attunement
Tuesdays 16th February - 2nd Mar
6¾ hours, 7.15pm-9.30pm (UK time)
Worth 1 unit towards the RSE Level 1
Held remotely on Zoom

Introduction to Khemitology - £88
(£44 for RSE Graduates) 

Thursdays 18th February - 4th Mar
6¾ hours, split 7.15pm-9.30pm (UK time)
Worth 1 unit towards the RSE Level 1
Held remotely on Zoom

Planetary & Elemental Essene Angels
4½ hour course - £66
Tuesdays 16th & 23rd March
Split 2 x 7.15pm-9.30pm (UK time)
Worth ½ unit towards the RSE Level 1
Held remotely on Zoom

Mindful Chakra Alignment - £66
And reconnect with the Earth & Sky
Thursdays 11th, 18th & 25th March
6¾ hours, split 7.15pm-9.30pm (UK time)
Worth ½ unit towards the RSE Level 1
Held remotely on Zoom

Advance notice:
Virtual Healing Circle - £22
Monday 26th April, 7.30-9.30pm
Held remotely on Zoom

Forest Bathing+ Harry Edwards
2 hour sessions for 10 + Guide(s)
With COVID precautions observed
Saturday 20th February, 11am-1pm
£25 each (+Eventbrite fee) booking link

Forest Bathing+ Newlands Corner
2½  hour sessions for 10 + Guide(s)
With COVID precautions observed
Joanna works with a rota of FB+Guides,
her next session is as follows:
Thurs 25th February, 10.30am-12.30pm
£25 each (+Eventbrite fee) booking link 

New Meditations Since Lockdown

Chakra Balancing & Global Healing
MP3 Meditation Recording @ £9.99
or £4.44 to Harmony Healing subscribers
Click here to pay £9.99 by Paypal
Click here to pay £4.44 by Paypal

Unity Consciousness plus Axiatonal Alignment
MP3 Meditation Recording @ £9.99
or £4.44 to Harmony Healing subscribers
Click here to pay £9.99 by Paypal
Click here to pay £4.44 by Paypal

The following are on hold during lockdown:

Reyad Sekh Em (RSE)
Level 1 - Introduction
Next 2-day Course: TBA
A modular version is available (£266)
as separate units taught virtually 

RSE 2 available as modular units
cost is £330

Reyad Sekh Em (RSE) - £500
1 & 2 Practitioner Intensive

Next 3-day Course: TBA
Withdrawn during Covid restrictions
But a modular version of RSE 1 is 
available as units taught virtually

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