Valentine’s Day. February 14. Full moon. Is Mercury still in retrograde. Oye vey.
Where I am it has been extraordinarily cold and icy. My kids have been out of school for.ever. I feel like we’ve had a mini-summer break but in the middle of winter.
February has been a particularly challenging month for me in the past handful of years. After moving from New England to the South 18 years ago, I’ve grown a pretty significant aversion to weeks without the warm sun. I think this is one of the reasons I like Valentine’s Day. It’s a day smack in the middle of the month that is about warm, cozy, steamy LOVE. I love a day that celebrates love. What’s not to love, really?
I know. The commercialism. The greeting cards and the crappy chocolate and, <gasp> the red roses. I like the lingerie. The babysitter. The excuse to drink the good bottle of wine. The handmade cards from my little ones.
IS Mercury still in retrograde? Hold on…yes. Yes, it is, according to the world wide web. Communication can be a tricky thing right now. Not exactly optimal when you’re gazing across a table with your honey, that good bottle of wine nearing the end.
But it’s also a full moon, and a beautiful one at that. This is a fantastic time to look back, reminisce with your loved one, laugh at old memories. Don’t make any plans…just be. Be in love. Whatever you feel is between you and fully feeling the love that is being offered you, send it up to that grand, full moon.
And if you’re not warmed by the love a partner in the middle of this chilly month, love the hell out of yourself. Indulge, pamper, rest. Drink the good bottle of wine, and share it with someone as an act of love. Look back at relationships you’ve had and reflect on the lessons you learned that are propelling you toward the love you really, truly want. Examine what you might be putting up as a block to being truly open to receive this love that you seek, and deserve, and send THAT up to that grand, full moon.
That’s what she’s here for. She can take it…and she’s all LOVE.