As February rolls in, we're beyond the hustle and bustle of New Year's celebrations, smack dab in the middle of the season, in a limbo state between what we've moved beyond and what still lies ahead. It's fitting, then, that this February brings us an 8 Universal Month -- a time of karma, of looking both backward and forward. You are now rewarded for any hard efforts you've put in, but you also must continue to put in the work to create opportunities for future rewards.
Your personal Sun Number is used to calculate your Personal Month cycles, and those cycles predict the type of life you'll lead each month. If you don't already know your Sun Number, click here to find out. Once you know your Sun Number, look it up below to read your predictions for the month ahead.
Sun Number 1
For those with a Sun Number 1, February 2013 is a 9 Personal Month in a 7 Personal Year. It brings a number of changes, most of them occurring inside of you. You awaken to new feelings about your job, your house and the people around you. It is a time to re-evaluate the choices and decisions you have made over the past several years. You now gain clarity and understand your motivations and needs better. You may move forward with some practical changes as a result of this, and even distance yourself from outdated habits or relationships. There may be some emotional turmoil connected to this, but the feeling of relief is more prominent. This is a tricky time in all areas of relationships. Your irritation threshold is lower than usual. Irrational demands and a lack of patience from your side may bring on feelings of guilt, and you will probably find yourself apologizing more than once.
You have strong idealistic, humanitarian, and spiritual feelings now, and may want to become more involved in some practical endeavors concerning one or more of these areas of life. However, you will probably postpone any active involvement for the time being, because you feel the time is not right.
Most important this month is your enhanced clarity in all matters concerning your life and the direction it is taking. It is time to reassess your values and priorities -- the influence of this month will be felt for a long time to come. The practical aspects of career, business, relationships, and romance are all on the back burner now, but the inner changes that take place represent a much larger step forward than you will probably realize at this time.
Sun Number 2
February 2013 is a 1 Personal Month in an 8 Personal Year for those with a Sun Number 2. Now things begin to speed up. Unlike last month, you now feel full of energy and enthusiasm. In fact, you're impatient to start new projects, and must guard against impulsive decisions. Your career and financial affairs are the areas of your life that require the most attention. There are great opportunities as well as potential dangers.
This is the year marked by opposites: times when everything seems to go your way, and other times when it seems the rug has been pulled out from under you. February gives the first indication of what this year will bring but, more importantly, it challenges you to put your best foot forward, to show what you are made of.
February may begin with a challenge. You may have to confront one of your biggest fears, but that is likely followed by an opportunity to put that fear to rest once and for all. Courage, determination, and inner strength are the needed ingredients that will make this a successful month and a profitable year. The year can be characterized by the old carrot-and-stick metaphor: February reveals the carrot -- the prize you can obtain -- but it also shows the pitfalls and dangers; in short, the stick.
Relationships are favorable in all areas of your life this month. Co-workers show support, friends tell you how much they admire you, relatives make it clear they have confidence in you, and your lover makes you feel you deserve the best.
Sun Number 3
For those with a Sun Number 3, February 2013 is a 2 Personal Month in a 9 Personal Year. It awakens you to many of the underlying factors that influence your career and personal life. You are highly intuitive now, experiencing strange and vivid dreams and gaining insights that border on psychic premonitions. At the same time, you continue to be vulnerable in the emotional area. Any kind of criticism can devastate you. You should avoid confrontations. Romance is powerful now as well; you see and hear and feel more fully than usual, which brings an added intensity to the experience of love.
You are now in a position where you can gain considerable understanding of the motivations and desires that influence you, as well as others. This is an important and valuable time, because you are learning much about the true nature of human beings, including yourself. The challenge here is to see yourself and others in a spiritual light, with love and forgiveness. Some people who go through this particular cycle experience bitterness and anger. For others, this cycle brings faith and gratitude. For everyone, the impressions are lasting.
Sun Number 4
February 2013 is a 3 Personal Month in a 1 Personal Year for those with a Sun Number 4. It brings objective reasons for optimism. Now there is a sense of promise in the year. You see your direction a little clearer -- there is a sense of beginning. This causes you to lighten up and become more social, especially during the latter part of the month. People are attracted to your upbeat attitude, and you attract support from unexpected sources. A new project ignites your excitement, energy and motivation, all of which you are able to communicate to others.
The real work doesn't start until next month, and for that reason, this month offers some time for planning, as well as leisure and rest. You are quick-witted and your sense of humor is enhanced now. Friends are drawn to you and there will be plenty of invitations for social events. Romance is exciting and promising as well. Your self-expression is improved and you feel more comfortable talking about your feelings, your expectations and your dreams.
Sun Number 5
For those with a Sun Number 5, February 2013 is a 4 Personal Month in a 2 Personal Year. You will realize early this month that progress depends upon your willingness to work diligently and remain focused on details. You feel capable and confident, but as your effort increases -- and the hours pile up -- you may become frustrated with the slow response of others. Keep your nose to the grindstone, and if necessary, put in overtime. Don't try to dodge the bullet; bite down on it and keep going. Meanwhile, be willing to cooperate, listen to others, and tactfully communicate your convictions, as well as your doubts.
This is an excellent month to improve your financial position, particularly through better management. Through your consistent and patient effort, a raise or profitable business deal is also in the cards. Relationships tend to be a little shaky for most of this month, though. You may be somewhat irritable and lack patience as a result of stress and emotional turmoil in your work environment. Maintaining a well-ordered environment and avoiding procrastination will help you bypass much emotional stress.
Sun Number 6
February 2013 is a 5 Personal Month in a 3 Personal Year for those with a Sun Number 6. It will bring changes, excitement and perhaps some upheaval. You may move, travel or go on an unexpected trip. Carefully prepared plans confront events and people you had not expected. Those who are flexible and not afraid of changes will enjoy this month, but those who rigidly try to stick to expectations and refuse to adapt will experience a difficult time in which almost nothing works out, no matter how hard you try. This is a month to allow the forces of nature to guide your ship. Despite these disruptions, do not give in to impulsiveness or irresponsibility. Make the plans you can; adhere to them as well as possible, but be flexible.
Love is exciting, adventurous and playful this month. You uplift your partner and reveal your deeper self. Hidden thoughts and desires you have kept hidden during the past two years come freely to the surface. You are open and childlike and, for that reason, very attractive to the opposite sex. But a word of caution for those who are uncomfortable with this kind of openness: Do not allow fear to turn this wonderful urge to share your thoughts and feelings into a superficial act. If you have a tendency to self-indulgence, this month's cycles are dangerous. Be cautious and control your appetite for whatever excesses tempt you.
Sun Number 7
For those with a Sun Number 7, February 2013 is a 6 Personal Month in a 4 Personal Year. It brings an increase in responsibility and workload. You receive recognition for your efforts and abilities, and probably a financial increase as well.
Perhaps even more important is the role friends and family play during this period. Loyalty and a willingness to sacrifice time and energy to your loved ones are needed. You, in turn, receive comfort and satisfaction from their obvious love for you. It is a time of love, warmth, and a strengthening of the bonds that form the foundation of your life. It is also a good time to start domestic projects, such as minor remodeling and home repair.
If you are not married and are not involved in a relationship, you may meet someone who catches your interest this month. In this case, the relationship will develop slowly but should endure. Your focus should be on being dependable and active. There is no room for procrastination.
Sun Number 8
February 2013 is a 7 Personal Month in a 5 Personal Year for those with a Sun Number 8. You are more inwardly focused now -- self-reflection and contemplation bring spiritual clarity and growth. At the same time, your career improves and you manage to impress important people. Doors that have been closed now open and offer access to opportunities. Financially, this month may also show some progress, but the emphasis is more on opportunities and your ability to take advantage of them.
But warnings should be heeded in two areas this month: Your dynamism and excitement may cause you to be somewhat insensitive at times. Also, you would rather plan and discuss future endeavors than put forth the effort required to take full advantage of current opportunities. Caution and discipline are your keywords to make this month a success.
If you are married or otherwise committed, you may feel a little distant from your partner this month. This is temporary and does not require any special attention. If you are single, romance is not a high priority. Minor health problems that have not been treated may come to the foreground -- this is a good month to apply discipline to your eating habits and to step-up your exercise regimen.
Sun Number 9
February 2013 is an 8 Personal Month in a 6 Personal Year for those with a Sun Number 9. This month may bring upheaval in family affairs or with friends. The 8 carries a powerful balancing energy, and much of that will be directed to your close relationships. The truth will come out and you will have the opportunity to heal relationships that have been damaged by misconceptions. Real relationships will become stronger, but superficial ones will break down. Rewards and recognition in your career should also come to you this month.
Often, the 8 Personal Month/6 Personal Year combination brings considerable progress and financial gain. Romance is also strongly represented now. You may meet an attractive person, but the challenge here is to approach the situation with sensitivity and awareness. If you come on strong, you will blow the opportunity. Focus on sensitivity and avoid the temptation to be rude at all costs.