We are into the bleak midwinter of wintertide, what I consider the true end of a year. But, there is no stopping those who want to take advantage of 2018’s universal theme of Power, Purpose, Passion, and Prosperity. I work with people who want to transform their lives and I can see this theme coming into place in the lives of people around me. Placed before us are two significant dates that will give us all the strength and initiative to achieve our goals. Valentine’s Day, February 14, is one of them; the other is Chinese New Year, February 16 – The Year of the Dog. Over those three days we will all be empowered with a double shot that will boost our ability to experience our purpose, find our purpose, live it with passion and achieve prosperity.
Valentine’s Day is asking us to get to the core of our hearts and love ourselves. When we know and love ourselves, we become powerful. We understand our purpose and can embrace life with passion. Then we are positioned to manifest whatever is prosperity to us. We become unstoppable. Valentine’s Day and the days surrounding it is a time when many people look outward for love instead of inward. There are SO many commercials about flowers, dining out, jewelry, engagement, and romance in general.. If you believe the commercials and the consumerism, the only valuable people on this planet are those who are in romantic relationships or giving receiving jewelry and flower and getting engaged. This puts incredible pressure on men and women. There are no commercials and advertisements about going on a solo retreat or gathering with your friends and having some pre-planned fun. The rollercoaster of raw emotions it provokes can drive you to eat 2 gallons of ice cream and drink chocolate syrup, then get sick and cry even more.
What do you think would happen if you made Valentine’s Day and one or two days before and after it all about YOU? WHat would happen if you went on a week-long meditation or writing retreat, camping excursion or whitewater adventure? What if you planned an annual gathering with your friends. That is what I do. For many years, February 14th is the day a group of women friends and we each purchase a huge bouquet of flowers for ourselves then meet at a pre-reserved restaurant. We eat a sumptuous dinner and delicious desserts, drink wine and engage in great conversation about the wonderful things we appreciate about one another. We compliment each other. Afterwards, we take a long walk together and thank each other for the friendship. Some of us are single, widowed or divorced and some of us are married, but we always keep this date. It makes Valentine’s Day truly full of love. Try it this year! We love ourselves enough not to get caught up in consumer romance. Self-love is the most important love of all. It elevates the spirit and changes your mood. It makes you powerful.
The Chinese New Year – The Year of the Dog – is asking us to put consistent, loyal action behind everything we do. Give loyalty to those who give it to you and those who do not, it will be time to break away from them. Don’t bark or bite. Eat. Sleep. Rest. Play. Know that your needs are taken care of by the Source that is bigger than you. We have Saturn in Capricorn empowering us in building new solid foundations and climbing towards the pinnacle of our goals. The Universe wants to support us in reaching our goals. Everything you do must be a steady, calm climb towards your aspirations. Your understanding of your purpose in relation to people and situations will be guided by a growing passion and increasing power. You will see you bank account grow when you are true to yourself (self-love) and authentic with others.
Use this wintertide to rejuvenate yourself in body, mind and spirit. That is LOVE. That is self-love. Allow epiphanies (new ideas) to surface and nurture those seeds in the quiet of your soul. This time between January through March is truly the end of the year. When spring arrives at the end of March, you will be both empowered and a powerful force!
About the Author:
Specialwoman is a professional intuitive, trained astrologer, Certified Professional Tarot Reader (CPTR), author and speaker. She specializes in intuitive Tarot, astrology and spiritual counseling. She has used her gifts and talents for 20 years. Specialwoman can help you dissolve confusion, gain clarity, discover your purpose and live it with passion!