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A month of pagan festivals: your numerology cycles for February 1–13

February is such a short month, and contained within its cloudy interior is not only Groundhog Day but also the festival of love and declaration: Valentine’s Day. One of my favourite little poems about the groundhog follows:

Away in a meadow all covered with snow,
The little old groundhog looks for his shadow.
The clouds in the sky determine our fate,
If winter will leave us all early or late.
—Don Halley

I love that the groundhog tradition still has a place in our society. I can even live with the poor little creatures being dressed up and given weird names. It keeps us close to our pagan roots.

Valentine’s Day, another pagan festival, sanitized and commercialized, cannot be ignored. My favourite Valentines have come from people under the age of eight.

To find out what this month of groundhogs and love has in store, 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.


1 key number

. . . what’s the matter,
That you have such a February face,
So full of frost, of storm and cloudiness?

If Will Shakespeare had been under the same cycle energy that you are now, in Vancouver, in February, he wouldn’t have had to ask the question. It easier to undergo a thoughtful, meditative re-evaluation—Who am I? Where am I going? What do I want to do in my life?—when it is not February in Vancouver, but here you are. Make the best of it. Keep your rain slicker and those fashionable new galoshes handy, and go for a walk. Do some yoga, create some outrageously artistic Valentines and slip them under many doors.

2 key number
Your inner Mary Poppins and Pollyanna are alive and well, and looking for expression. You will likely have the power to cheerfully move mountains this month, particularly in business and organizational matters. Look well to your chequebook—temptation will be everywhere. This is a time to develop positive potential and the lavish blossoming of this month. Explore possibilities for further growth and expansion, and I don’t mean at the local pastry shop.

3 key number
The energy of this month brings endings. This means you will be compelled to clear away outgrown activities, interests and, even in some cases (reach for the tissue now), relationships. Finish what is not working for you or anything that has become an obstacle. It may seem harsh, but if you are not able to do a ruthless self-appraisal and closet cleaning under the energy of this cycle month, you probably never will. Listen to your intuition. If you are able to distinguish between the little “but I want it” voice and the clearer, cooler voice of true intuition, you will find real wisdom.

4 key number
Under the energy of this cycle month, you will experience exciting change, dramatic progress and new beginnings. If for any reason you do not feel this energy, it is time to do a serious attitude adjustment. The energy is there to be used, and it will not come back for a long time, so use it or lose it. You will probably feel more energetic and assertive than you have for some time. Be ready to lead or take the plunge when exciting opportunities in love or material life present themselves. It’s not exactly now or never, but, it is now or nine months from now. Use your charisma conscientiously. You are likely to be irresistible!

5 key number
The energy of this month encourages and enables you to be calm and patient. It is a time to wait while ventures develop. Pay close attention to details, and avoid rocking the boat. Look at short-term business ventures that may bring long-term financial rewards. Avoid putting all your eggs in one basket, even in matters of love. This is an excellent time to help others with their work. Concentrate on improving your work relationships, and exercising tact and patience—even when people are not doing things as you would do them. Acknowledgment is important. Remember the old saying about flies, sugar and vinegar.

6 key number
A cheerful, perky attitude will bring benefits with friends and family. If you don’t feel particularly bouncy, this is the right time to fake it ’til you make it. Your creativity level is at an all-time high and will be available to you especially in areas of creative problem-solving. This month you will have a tendency to be removed from the difficulties of others, but it is not wise to take that too far. This month has a very social energy, and putting time into friends and social activities will bring much satisfaction. Attend gatherings or perhaps even throw a party. Emphasize the potential you have now to develop more joy and delight in your life. Be the life of the party whenever you get the opportunity.

7 key number
If you are feeling as if you are living in a box, give your back a little pat as a reward for your acute awareness of the energy of this cycle month. This month contains a test cycle energy, and the mantra is work, work and then work some more. The results you can create under this energy are absolutely phenomenal, but only if you pay strict attention to creating order and systems. Pay attention to details; if you don’t, you will rue your lack of attention. Concentrate and be prepared to take on tasks that you have been putting off for a while. Stay on schedule. At the same time, it is important to make space in your life for intimate moments. This is the sexiest energy you will experience for a few months, so take advantage of it.

8 key number
After the rather cramped energies you experienced last month, this is a time to revel in freedom and expand your horizons. Take a trip if you can, a vacation, but if you are not able to get away to the sun, be adventurous in your own backyard. Flexibility and risk-taking and resourcefulness in career, family and even romantic life are advised, within reason, of course. This is the energy of the unexpected event, and even unexpected mood change. Take advantage of shifting circumstances and flow with the evolving conditions.

9 key number
The energy of this month encourages you to come home to heart and hearth. It is a time to concentrate on your home life as well is on the duties and obligations of your family, close friends and society. Your success and happiness will be related to how you feel about the people close to you and the willingness to give of yourself. If it sounds like you should be a combination of Florence Nightingale and Mahatma Gandhi, you’re getting the right picture. Contact family members you have been neglecting, or buy something new for your kitchen. Try to understand, respect and consider everyone’s needs. They’ll love you for it. Your emotions will be close to the surface. Think carefully about decisions you make based on your heart. Balance heart and head.

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