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1 Personal Year

FEBRUARY 2018

 3  Personal Month

So how do you feel about stepping into higher gear? Your 1 Personal Year is now underway. Finally it might feel as though you can move yourself onward and upward. Last month—while officially the start of your shiny new year of fresh starts—threw a few monkey wrenches your way. Did you feel like January offered you up a platter of “hurry up and wait?” Most likely you’re continuing to work through some delays and with those delays, some feelings of frustration if not downright volatility. I can only imagine you’ve had the “come on already!” internal dialogue happening fairly consistently during January.

February is an opening for you to dip into your social and/or creative side.

February is an opening for you to dip into your social and/or creative side. You have the green light to say “yes” to outings, parties, and get-togethers. This month could very well feel like the “refresh” button is being pushed and you have the opportunity to see yourself and the world around you with a totally different lens. Thing might look a little brighter, you might personally feel more optimism, and you might even rekindle your sense of humor and bring some fun back into your world. You need to carve out the time in your busy schedule to include yourself in anything that feels like fun. You benefit from cultivating a bit of lightness right now and the energy of the 3 Personal Month brings in some opportunities to opt for witty humor rather than sarcasm, a dance-off rather than a temper tantrum, and honest heart-felt communication rather than emotional withholding.

While you’re getting your brain wrapped around your year of new beginnings, it’s a month earmarked for anything that emphasizes happiness. What brings you joy? It’s a month where you’ll have many opportunities to truly grasp that you and only you can bring yourself authentic happiness. Not shopping. Not losing weight. Not having that one person say they’re sorry for all the pain you feel they’ve caused you—none of that. It’s you and how you choose to create your reality and cherry-pick your thoughts and beliefs. And while this might sound great in theory, the practice of it is rather rigorous and calls for some “come to Jesus” moments as you whittle away at how you want to focus and direct your energies.

The number 3 is the energy of creativity, self-expression, emotional sensitivity, and all things “self-improvement.” So you’ll feel the pull—and rightly so—to spruce it up a bit.

Have you been feeling the urge to do a little post-holiday shopping? The improvement and maintenance of your physical appearance is highlighted in February. The number 3 is the energy of creativity, self-expression, emotional sensitivity, and all things “self-improvement.” So you’ll feel the pull—and rightly so—to spruce it up a bit. You get the Universal Golden Ticket to get that new haircut. Invest in new clothes that might have a more flattering line on you. Renew your commitment to exercise and eating well. February supports you in moving forward with success and experiencing progress when you tap into some lightness and express yourself with joy and creativity. This goes for your personal life as well as your professional life. Yet understand also that there’s a lot of emotion to be dealt with right now. And it’s not the time to sweep it under the rug or take big detours around it. It’s time to air your emotions. To greet them, move through them, and perhaps embrace them. The emphasis is on stepping into the real, authentic you this year. That takes guts and the desire to really move into yourself and embrace the fact that you’re a growing and evolving person. You’ll be called upon to speak your truth, gently yet firmly, and with resolve.

The trick to that is coming to terms with and knowing what your truth is. How many of us are able to say that we can truly identify our core values, what our drop-dead deal breakers are in all areas of our lives, and express how we feel as we’re feeling it? Without rage, shame, blame, or self-deprecation? We can all use some practice with these matters, and so—lucky you!you get some opportunities to work with this right now. Some of it will feel great and immediately freeing. Some of it will feel like you’re walking through Hades barefooted without a water bottle.

This 1 Personal Year is always a pivotal time. And for some of you that might mean a total and complete reinvention in your life—and undeniable ‘holy crap this is actually happening’ sort-of experience.

Know also that the intensity you’ll experience certainly depends on where you are in your life over-all. This 1 Personal Year is always a pivotal time. And for some of you that might mean a total and complete reinvention in your life—and undeniable “holy crap this is actually happening” sort-of experience. While some of you will ease into this year with perhaps less drama up front and yet a few years from now you’ll look back and see how many changes happened and how this year was the start of something really new and different—whether that was starting a new job, having a baby, starting or graduating from school—or any number of other events that are important and transformative. So for now, make the most of the exciting and creative possibilities you happen upon during the month. Perhaps you met some new friends—or even a new romantic interest—in January. Know that these connections are bound to open up interesting or unusual possibilities for you, so keep an open mind and ready yourself to meander a bit off of your usual radar.

Understand that 2018 is a red-letter year for you at the get-go. This is your year for starting fresh, for new beginnings, and setting yourself up for what you’d like to do/be/experience for the next nine years. Don’t waste time, effort, or energy on things that are residual leftovers from last year, and certainly steer clear of bringing new people or things into your world right now that you can tell from the get-go are either distractions or not in your best interest overall. Been there, done that! You must have the discipline and self-awareness to say “no thanks” and move along. You may find a new creative direction you’re interested in pursuing sometime around February 11th. The entire month is supporting all aspects of emotional self-expression and creativity, so have at it. You may choose to take a short vacation with friends or spend time enjoying art shows or concerts. Give yourself permission to enjoy yourself, despite the fact that you may feel as though you need to keep your proverbial nose to the grindstone.

You might need to put some of your creative energy to work in order to bring about a termination with a situation (job, relationship, or otherwise) you’ve been hovering around. You’ve most likely realized that this situation needs to be put to bed, yet you also have been waiting for the right timing in order to possibly avoid frayed tempers or high emotions. This is your time to stand firm and put an end to the situation with gentle determination. You’ve been removing the Band-Aid ever so slowly. Time to rip it off. You know it ultimately won’t hurt as badly as it’s been hurting by nursing it along with avoidance and indecision. Just do it.

You may find a new creative direction you’re interested in pursuing sometime around February 11th. The entire month is supporting all aspects of emotional self-expression and creativity

Understand that while millions of people share your same Personal Year number, what it brings to your life at this given moment is individual and unique to you. It all depends on your focus and what time in your life is facing you right now. Your 1 Personal Year will certainly have a different focus and flavor when you’re 20 years old as opposed to when you’re 50. Both are 1 Personal Years, yet you’ll be dealing with different things. Your best friend can also be in a 1 Personal Year yet theirs plays out much differently than yours. Perhaps their new beginnings and grabbing hold of their independence resides in graduating from college, getting married, having a baby while yours is primarily about changing your career, moving to a new geographical location, or moving forward with that business plan. There are as many ways to experience the energy of the 1 Personal Year as there are people in the world. Even though the issues being dealt with are unique to you, the underlying themes are constant.

Do you feel that new job or career opportunities are slowly opening up? Sometime around February 16th, you may see some possibilities worth pursuing for further growth and development. This is an active, work-related year for you, so this is an important subject that’s a priority. Approach a business situation on February 28th with care, though. It may develop very differently than you expect.

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