This month supports us to look closely at what needs improvement in our lives and take some action in that direction. Since Mercury is still retrograde for the first part of the month we have plenty of opportunity to pause, rethink and regroup. This month is about taking many baby steps and adjusting their direction as you go. Expect change as what needs improvement becomes obvious.
The theme of IMPROVEMENT will shine light on what needs it. What is not up to the quality you wish to have in your life will become obvious (sometimes painfully) and the way to use the month is to be proactive without going into impatience or martyrdom (both obstacles of the year). The mode of perseverance (the mode of the year) comes in handy to support any commitment you make to yourself for an improvement in some area of your life.
IMPROVEMENT often requires trying something new or doing something in a different way. Sometimes improvement requires taking some kind of a risk like putting yourself out on a dating site or being willing to try a new hairstyle or telling the truth about something difficult. Improvement usually always requires letting go of something that is not working. It is a good month for continuing to clean and clear. Use Mercury retrograde to focus on the details and to be precise in your actions. It is an opportunity to improve your communication and to upgrade anything that is on the verge of not serving you.
One of the main areas of IMPROVEMENT is communication with self. Take this opportunity to observe the mixed messages you give yourself about what you really want, what you are willing to do, and how you are willing to show up. This is a good month to study your fear patterns and change your beliefs. Most of us communicate way more judgment than unconditional love and acceptance to ourselves. You have the chance to change that this month and to improve the messages you give yourself so they align better with the life you wish to create.
Chaos can be a challenge this month if you get overwhelmed with all that could use some improvement. Narrow your focus to working creatively with one thing at a time. Prioritize and remember that many baby steps will lead to the top of the mountain with less effort and angst than if you try and get there in one leap. Again watch for Impatience, as it will only lead to Martyrdom. Those of you who have Impatience as your primary obstacle will need to pay attention and work your patience and acceptance.
This is a good month to work on and improve your relationship with Time, right timing and having enough time. The issue of time is a big one in western culture and breeds Impatience. The belief that “time is money” has been taken to the extreme and caused the natural rhythms of health in the body, mind and spirit to break down. Severe impatience always ends up in Martyrdom and if the system breaks down due to Impatience, then you are even less efficient and get less done and may feel victimized and go into blame.
Many of us have been slaves to time and do not feel in control of our time. This is a great month to change that and to take responsibility for improving your relationship with time. Adopt the mantras, ”there is always enough time for everything” and “everything happens in the right time”.
The other area of great improvement possible this month is to improve your outlook on life. There is a huge potential to turn all kinds of negative and limited thinking around to more trust and optimism that everything will turn out all right.
How can you make the most of this month?
Work on your Impatience, stay out of Martyrdom, and focus on the baby steps that will begin to improve some of the areas of your life that need it.
How the month shows up
This is an incredible time for personal growth as it supports the improvement in so many areas. You have the opportunity to improve your communication, your skills, your environment, your patience, your belief system, your attitude, your health, your discipline, your relationships, your appearance, as well as various things in your physical environment.
Don’t go overboard and get overwhelmed with all the possibilities or you will become impatient and create chaos. Work on one thing at a time and prioritize your list. Instead of looking at what is not being done, acknowledge where you are making improvements and be grateful for even the littlest ones. Remember the baby steps.
Relationships can always use improvement especially in the area of communication and judgment. Your relationship with yourself is at the top of the list. Observe how you judge yourself and others for what is NOT happening. It is a simple thing to improve a relationship by being more neutral and accepting and acknowledging what you have instead of what you don’t have. This is also an opportunity to improve how you communicate what you feel, your fears, hopes, dreams etc. and to tell the truth.
The biggest improvement possible is to really SEE and acknowledge what you are relating to whether it is another person, yourself, or your environment. Most of us suffer from the brand of Impatience that puts us way ahead of where we are in the present. Practice really seeing what is around you and acknowledging your relationships by saying HELLO.
This month you have the opportunity to mend the communication patterns in your own environment by acknowledging that everything is connected. Make a practice of simply being aware of the greater grid and intelligence of the universe that encompasses us all. It is easy to go into blame and feel victimized by local events, weather patterns, or environmental practices out of your control, however there is always something you can do.
The improvement here is to take responsibility for your own environment as well as to become aware that you are part of the whole. So as you clean up your own yard, you are also, with that practice and intention, cleaning up the greater environment. Our limiting beliefs have us acting out in life as if we were separate. If you begin to act as if every action you take affects the whole then you will feel more empowered about making a difference as well as more careful about your actions and their consequences.
Tremendous improvement is possible in this area. Personally you can improve your communication, your stamina, your energy, your well-being and your appearance. You will be drawn to opportunities to improve the way you feel. The theme this month will also support breakthroughs in physical conditions and illnesses. Anything can be turned around as long as you truly believe that it can be. What is required however is to make sure to improve whatever has caused the imbalance or illness in the first place.
If you are overweight due to an emotional issue, then that needs to be addressed. If it is a hormonal issue, then see to improving your hormonal balance. It is a good month to commit to getting to the root of what is underneath the situation you wish to improve. Some will be simple such as beginning to exercise more, and some will be more complex and require a bit of committed exploration. The main thing is your intention to improve and your trust that the right information and help will be there. Practice patience and stay out of Martyrdom.
There is always room for improvement in any business or partnership. In fact many business structures become stale as they settle into a routine year after year. If you are in a situation that is feeling a bit robotic, it may be time to stir the pot and really look to SEE what can be improved. It could be the environment, it could be communication, it could be products, it could be quality, it could be budgets, it could be attitude, or any other aspect of a business or partnership.
Perhaps you are not dreaming big enough. Or perhaps there is not enough acknowledgment or gratitude for tasks well done.
In terms of projects, it is a good month to see how you can upgrade or improve them from their original plan. Not everything can be improved upon. And if there is something that NEEDS improvement, it may be giving you signs already. Sometimes you will need to dismantle or eliminate what is already in the process of decline and start over in order to end up where you really want to go.
DATES AND TIME FRAMES
February 1-6: Make an inventory of what NEEDS improvement and then what you wish to improve. There is a difference between what needs it and cannot wait and where you just wish to be better, like improving a foreign language or your cooking skills. What NEEDS improvement is usually something that is breaking down. It could be your health, your relationship, something in your house, your car, or at your work. We are still under the influence of Mercury being retrograde which will bring to light what NEEDS attention. LISTEN and take action or make a plan to take action.
This is also a great time frame to work on any Impatience that may arise from frustration or anxiety about what you see around you that needs improvement. As they say, Rome was not built in a day and much of what may be coming up for your review and improvement has been possibly breaking down for a very long time. Be patient with yourself and others. It is enough just to make the commitment for improvement and to begin the process with an action plan.
February 3: Full Moon is Tuesday, February 3 at 4:09 PM. Mountain Standard Time (MST). Tell the truth to yourself about what is becoming obvious that needs improvement in your life. At the same time, acknowledge that you are COMPLETE with the situation. Honor all you have learned and accomplished. You can now begin to release what no longer serves and move towards a plan for improving that part of your life or that situation. If it is something big in your life that you have realized need a change, you may wish to do some kind of ritual around its release. Honor the open space and fullness of the opportunity that the space represents for something new and improved in your life.
February 7-13: Beware of chaos during this time. The artisan of the year wants to go a little wild with all that it wants to create as an improvement. Enjoy the inspiration and excitement of all the possibilities and doors that may be opening without getting overwhelmed. You may need to say no to something just to keep your sanity. This is where priorities are useful. What is the most important thing right now in your life that is pushing for improvement? Start there.
It is OK that the appointment you wanted for tomorrow was postponed for next week. Trust the right timing and work on your relationship with time. You will feel that there is just simply no way you will have enough time to do and improve everything you are inspired to. You don’t always have to know HOW it will happen, just to have a strong intention for the result and then give it over to spirit and trust right timing.
This can be a really fun time frame if you enjoy the chaos instead of resisting it. Allow creativity to rearrange things for you in a way you could not have imagined.
February 14-20: This is a window where something unexpected can happen. Be observant and present and do your practices and the unexpected is likely to be a wonderful abundant improvement. If you are asleep at the wheel, you may wonder what happened as things around you begin to fall apart. So STAY AWAKE and present and focused on improving your life. How do you stay awake?
Stay out of worry about the future, judgment about the past, hyper-vigilance about what others are doing and pay attention to your environment with gratitude and awareness.
February 18: New Moon is Wednesday, February 18 at 4:47 PM Mountain Standard Time (MST). This New Moon is a time to celebrate any and all improvements no matter how small or large in your life. Acknowledge yourself and all of your support with gratitude. Take some time to be still and allow all the focus and action towards improvement to settle, organize and balance.
This is a good moon to dream bigger and to acknowledge some of the area that you wish to improve instead of working on what needs improvement. Spend some time dreaming your desires and expanding your sense of what is possible.
February 21-28: This is a time to focus on discipline and details. You have a lot of balls in the air and a lot of completions and beginning and plans in action for improvement. If you get distracted now, there will be consequences. So make sure you pay attention to the details and do not procrastinate what needs to be addressed.
This is a time to integrate balance so you can have a good mix of spiritual practice, hard work, play, creativity, fun, responsibility, rest, and time to dream. Make sure to include time for improving something personal like learning a new skill that may include study.
The most important thing is to keep focused on what has improved instead of what has not. Remember that it is always better to see the glass as half full instead of half empty.
Have a great month,
Lena is with thepowerpath.com. We share her forecasts with her permission. Thank you Lena!