Your reward at month’s end: long bubble baths, bingeing on chick flicks and floating off in your own fantasy, private or duo.
Three Truffles Minimum: Feb. 5
Ask For What You Want (But Avoid Sharp Objects): Feb 5-7
Fish or Cut Bait: Feb. 13
Tub Time: Feb. 19, 26, 28
And, just when you had given up on your brain ever returning, there it is. Bringing a burning awareness of what you want, crave, gotta have, no matter what. Woe to anyone or anything that gets in your way, especially in the first third of the month. No waiting around for Valentine’s Day and hoping a certain someone reads your mind and delivers a prized goodie. Godiva assortments, a Michael Kors bag, your secret obsession or some more … physical, shall we say, object of desire. You’re helping yourself to it in advance of that minefield of a holiday, and kicking down walls, barriers or viewpoints that interfere.
Once you actually allow yourself to want, then allow yourself to have, a blockage uncorks. Why stop with a new leather bag? Why not upgrade your car as well? Or, okay, more realistically, simply allow yourself to enjoy being in a body again. No matter what its current condition. This isn’t the onset of second childhood madness. It’s reclaiming your life, and every act of dominion and devil-may-care enjoyment grounds you more and more in the here and now. Cosmic bonus: Doing this assists in pulling a dream or two down to earth as well. Park your cynicism and see.
Even a newly revived woman can keep up this emotional intensity for only so long, and then it lets up. Lightening up happens after Valentine’s, when your mind regains its top running speed. Your druthers shift to hanging out with pals and looking at much in your life from the distance of that 10-foot pole everyone used to invoke. When the spring cleaning urge arrives three weeks ahead of schedule, give in to it. Your reward at month’s end: long bubble baths, bingeing on chick flicks and floating off in your own fantasy, private or duo. And while you’re off in your personal flavor of la-la land, don’t be disturbed at that creaking sound. It’s only a door opening onto one of those first-of-the-month desires showing up for real. For a pleasant change.