7 PERSONAL YEAR
9 Personal Month
Have you starting “Oming” yet? This is a contemplative year for you all around. Allow yourself to indulge your impulse to hibernate for a while. Add that to your 9 Personal Month of February and you’re in for some soul searching and demands to let go of some “stuff” in your life that’s been holding you back or that just has reached an end of its usefulness. You’re undoubtedly feeling the rumblings of an important transition beginning to take place right now, particularly from February 9th on. This can present itself as the termination or loss of a business affair that wasn’t really going anywhere for you. Other conclusions—particularly with friends, lovers or colleagues—may be comparatively subtle in their falling away. You may feel as though you’re reaching a place where you can extract yourself from certain people in your life who’re no longer serving you and your best interests.
You’re undoubtedly feeling the rumblings of an important transition beginning to take place right now, particularly from February 9th on.
This year marks a “reflection” period in your life. It’s a vital pause before you enter into a rather high intensity period of your life. It’s a time to investigate the fabric of your being—to really deconstruct where you’ve been and how you’ve responded to your given circumstances in life. Now it’s time to see your part in the creation of that story line. This is the year to mull over “what’s next?” and take a deep dive into how you really feel and who you really are on a soul-level. It won’t surprise you that this will take all year to wade through your own psyche and make some plans and determinations for opening to the next phase or next chapter in your life.
Understand that you’ll potentially feel a strong desire to take some time for yourself—after February 18th it might hit you with the most power. If you can, take time for some solitude—you’ll need the additional downtime to work through some of the either temporary or perhaps permanent “good-byes” you’re working through. Chances are that you can’t chart your course with pinpoint accuracy right now. This doesn’t mean camping out on a deserted island! It can show up as simply carving out a bit more time to take a walk, try the meditation group, or give yourself permission to linger in the bathtub for a bit longer before you read the kids a bedtime story
Your year is like a beautiful lotus and you’re tending to it mindfully and intensely. It’s a gorgeous adventure to delve into the depths and see what’s there.
While it’s obvious that some important shifts are taking place, exactly what they are and what the results and outcomes will be are anything but clear and tidy. Remember to focus on being tolerant and compassionate: both to those around you—and to yourself. You’re undergoing some big transitions and transformations. It’s not for wimps. Be kind and pace yourself. Yet let’s be clear. Your year is like a beautiful lotus and you’re tending to it mindfully and intensely. It’s a gorgeous adventure to delve into the depths and see what’s there. Every experience can feel as though it’s there for you and only you—playing in slow motion in order for you to critique and dissect it in order to get to the inner-workings. There’s a thrill to this—taking the time and having the desire to peel the onion. When you take this vantage point, this will be a bridge taking you into new expressions of yourself and new understanding about the world and your place in it.
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 7 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 7 Personal Years, yet you’ll be dealing with different things. Your best friend can also be in a 7 Personal Year yet theirs plays out much differently than yours. Perhaps their contemplation and knowledge gathering resides in completing yoga teacher training, going on a retreat or sabbatical, or getting serious about dealing with a health issue while yours is primarily about finishing school, evaluating your current relationship, or taking additional time to read and study. There are as many ways to experience the energy of the 7 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.
Given that February holds the energy of the number 9, this month might hold a sense of sadness or emotion that is hard to understand. The 9 is all about completions and endings—about surrender and letting go. This can show up as something very concrete—like leaving a job or relationship, for example. Or it can show up more internally—like coming to terms with certain elements and aspects from your past and letting them go for good. This is a great month to explore some energy work or any kind of healing modality that you find yourself drawn toward, even if it’s more hours in the yoga studio, meditation pillow, or sauna. Allow yourself the time and space to process the changes both on the external and internal realms.