In numerology, 2018 is a number 11 year, however it also holds the vibration of number 2.
February, being the second month of the year also holds the vibration of 2, meaning that the month ahead is is going to help sync us up with the energies of the year. In fact, by the month’s end we are likely to feel a greater sense of balance and harmony as we move forward.
The number 2 represents unity, connectedness, and partnerships. It is a month for all of us to think about how our relationships are serving us and how we are creating a sense of community in our own lives.
February is also the month of Valentine’s Day, which has roots in the Pagan fertility festival known as Lupercalia.
This festival was used to celebrate the starting of Spring and included rituals to help create fertile soil and to help conception.
With the energy of Valentine’s Day in the air, February is also the perfect month to celebrate your loved ones and of course, self love.
Celebrating love doesn’t mean you need to go out and buy chocolates or flowers, instead telling your loved ones how you feel, giving them a hug or just thanking them for all that they do can be enough.
Just the same, it is important this month to take the time to celebrate and nourish yourself in whatever way you need.
Loving yourself, honoring yourself, and believing in yourself is so important, so use Valentine’s Day as your reminder to pamper yourself with these thoughts and feelings.
One of the best ways to begin with bringing more self love into your life is to stand in front of the mirror, look at yourself in the eyes and repeat- “I love you”. This simple exercise can be confronting at first, but when practiced regularly it is extremely effective!
Aside from celebrating love, one of the most notable energies for February is that it is the only month of the year without a Full Moon.
Even though we will still be feeling the effects of the January 31st Full Moon Eclipseas the month begins, having no Full Moon in February is a sign that we need to focus on the new and set our sights away from the past.
Full Moon’s are typically a time of release, and without a Full Moon under the energy of this month, it seems that we are really going to get some extra time to focus on building up the new and focusing on strengthening new relationships in our lives.
This energy is further enhanced by the Partial Solar Eclipse that falls on the 15th-16th in the sign of Aquarius.
This New Moon Solar Eclipse is going to be helping us to communicate and express ourselves to those that we love. In fact, relationships are really going to be a theme around this Eclipse so stay open and see where the Universe is guiding you.
The New Moon Solar Eclipse is also going to help us to come to terms with whatever was released around the time of the January 31st Lunar Eclipse.
In fact, if things were stirred around the January Lunar Eclipse, the Solar Eclipse may bring new information or some new insights may rise to the surface.
On the same day, there is also a shift in the Chinese Zodiac, and we move out of the year of the Yin Fire Rooster and into the year of the Yang Earth Dog.
The year of the Earth Dog is going to help bring a grounding energy and will help all of us with building and manifesting what we want to create in our lives.
This shift of energy from fire to earth is a theme that is also strong in Western Astrology, and is something we are likely to feel more and more as we head deeper into the vibrations of 2018.
As we come down from all of the heavy Lunar Eclipse energy and prepare for the Partial Solar Eclipse, we may feel all over the place, out of balance or even like we are floundering a bit, but this is all so we can find our feet and work on bringing more grounded energy into our lives.
As we move through the month, it will be important to check in with ourselves and work out what we need to do to feel grounded, secure and balanced from within.
Overall, while the beginning of February may feel a little unsettled, by the end of the month we will definitely start to feel more in sync with the vibrations of the year. This will help us to receive a boost of energy and lots of motivation to start laying down the bricks one by one.