Can you believe the first month of 2012 has already passed and gone? Today, February 1, I looked to my Star+Gate cards for the intuitive energy-weather of the month. Fittingly for this month that holds Valentine's Day, my guides are telling us to be like The Lover ~
The Lover is a way of being in the world that is giving of ourselves, open to intimacy, and passionate! And this way of being extends beyond our preparations and celebrations on February 14, into all areas and aspects of life. Let your self go and LOVE each day as it comes! Love being in the world, awakening to the sunshine, walking beneath green (or winter-bare trees), and viewing the sunset and deepening dusk at day's end. Love each moment you're awake and breathing, and each little thing you do during the day - whether it's washing the dishes, attending to your *work*, creating a masterpiece (or playfully bringing color and form into being). Love the time you spend with others, love your animal friends, and love your time in solitude:
(The 60's-early 70's nostalgia is on me, with thanks to YouTube :)
As with all archetypes, here is a down side to The Lover's energy: it can be possessive. While it's true that you can't really let go of something unless you've held onto it, it takes a fine discernment to know when to hold 'em and know when to fold 'em. Perhaps this month it's best to put our attention into the giving (of ourselves) rather than the holding-on.
Themes for this month revolve around I Want / I Have. The focus on resources at all levels, including pleasure, beauty, and comfort. "More" is not always more, and when you choose quality and substance over the superficial need to possess, you are truly walking under the light of The Lover.
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