I saw the first crocus last weekend. It was bedraggled and had been beaten into the ground by snow and sleet, but it was fully formed, and showing traces of bright purple. I took it as a sign that Vancouver’s brief flirtation with real winter is fading quickly, like the last days of a holiday romance.
To find out what February has in store for you, calculate your key number by adding the day and month of your birth. Continue adding until you arrive at a single digit. For example, if your birthday is October 14, your personal number is determined as follows: 10 + 14 = 24. Then 2 + 4 = 6, and you have the key number (6) that you will keep for life.
Key number 1
Throughout February, be sure to display good judgment in the area of finance. Money will probably be at the forefront of your mind, and organization in all areas of your life will keep you preoccupied. Under the energy of this cycle month you are more powerful than you have been for several months. Use your power wisely and effectively. You might overlook the needs of others while you are being organized and energetic, which could bring consequences, especially in your personal life. Valentine’s energy could bring an encounter with Cupid and all that entails.
Key number 2
For you, this month reeks of emotional energy. Work hard to bring constructive conclusions to any area where you feel you may be hitting your head against a brick wall. This is a time for ending what is not working for you, be it in personal life or professional. Strangely, at the same time as you are dealing with completions in the emotional side of your life, your charisma will sparkle and send out messages that you are open to communication, especially in the romantic life. You may have to be very clear about what you want to cultivate in your love life, otherwise you could be surrounded by admirers who are not moving in the direction you wish to follow. In some situations, you may find you have to be cruel in order to be kind.
Key number 3
This is a month for exciting change, dramatic progress and new beginnings. In other words, it is a cycle month when it is very important to re-evaluate where you are emotionally and materially, and begin to integrate new patterns. You should feel optimistic, if sometimes a little confused, and these emotions are normal as you plan for the future months. Stay focused on what you really want to create in your life, and show no fear of the future. This is the time to start the project that you have been putting off for a while. Bring fresh, new energy to exercise, diet, or even filling out those bothersome forms for online dating. Be the change you want to be in all aspects of your life.
Key number 4
You are now being influence by the energy of the diplomat, the co-operator and a supporter. Your own inner peacemaker will emerge in any situation where you are surrounded by conflict or disagreement. Even when you do not need to referee, opportunities to improve relations between people in your circle will be close at hand. You might even want to send out a few anonymous valentines to people who don’t usually get them. To find some relief from all this goodness you are expected to display, go shopping. Retail therapy will be very effective, especially if it is applied in the clothing department.
Key number 5
It would probably be a good idea to throw a Valentine’s Day party. You are experiencing the perfect social energy to entertain your friends. How about a “no one gave me a valentine so I’m going to party” party? That should make you extremely popular. Failing that, under the influence of this energy, being a social butterfly is almost unavoidable. If you don’t flutter, you will probably be unsociable and difficult, to say the least, so make your choice. Use your inner creativity to solve problems in other parts of your life. In your career life, try not to talk unless you have something meaningful to say.
Key number 6
This is a time to create order and stability in all parts of your life. If you’re not usually a Tidy Tilly, you may be surprised at how inclined you are toward order. Even the most disorganized among us find it hard to resist the very anal energy that is affecting you now. This is also a very physical and sensual energy, so you’re under the perfect cycle influence for this most romantic of all holidays. If you’re not in a physical relationship, it may be a good time to plan some pampering to relax your physical body. Manicures, pedicures and hot-rock massages are all recommended for you during this cycle energy in which touch is so important. Having said all this about the physical, under this cycle energy it is a good idea to avoid new tattoos.
Key number 7
The energy of this cycle month causes you to feel restless. It is a happy energy in many ways, with a leaning toward adventure. At the same time, it’s considered to be the energy of the unexpected event, so life can deliver twists and turns that cause you to change direction just when you think you know exactly where you’re going. The best way to handle this kind of energy is to just go with the flow as much as you possibly can and to be flexible and curious about life. You may find your life full of happy coincidences. On the other hand, if you complain about the fickle finger of fate, it may poke you in the eye rather than just pointing.
Key number 8
If you can, settle down by a cozy fire under the energy of this cycle month. Domestic life should be attractive and unavoidable now. Relationships with loved ones will be at the top of your priority list, whether you want them there or not. Dealing with family will be especially crucial. At the same time, avoid a tendency to lie like a doormat. Remember to be truthful to those around you, but also keep your boundaries in place. Doormats not only get stepped upon, but they also get scuffed up. Being kind to those who need you, though, is a good use of this mothering, nurturing energy.
Key number 9
Now is the time to retreat—into the forest is ideal, but in Vancouver spring, it may not be the driest of environments. So find whatever passes for a cave—it may be your bedroom—and move in. This is the time when your inner introvert will rule. You may find that you have much less to say than you usually do, but you will have lots to think about. I had a philosophy teacher once—he taught I Ching—and he used to always say, “When there’s not much happening on the outside, there is a lot happening on the inside.” This is a time for the inner life, re-evaluation and ruthless self appraisal. Ask the questions: Who am I? Where am I going? And what do I want from this time forward? This is what this time is perfect for.