Have you decided to make a New Year’s Resolution, but do not know what it will be yet? Or do you feel like a resolution would be a waste of time? What if we could make it more interesting and choose a resolution using astrology?
Though I don’t always make a resolution, two of my tricks for success are:
1. Write it down and post it somewhere visible where I will see it from time to time during the year.
2. Choose something concrete, solid, a stretch, but attainable and not boring or practical like losing weight.
In 2017 mine was to encourage ShawnSky Farmer to hang a painting at a local art show. By the end of the year, she did– more than once. Not only that she sold two paintings. The best part is that she was following her Libra North Node destiny which for some can involve a relationship with art and beauty.
This year with Saturn having ingressed into Capricorn, we have added support for successful long-term commitments. Saturn is the astrological ruler of Capricorn, so the energy of dedication to achievement over time is heightened.
Don’t expect instant coffee. Do expect the reward of success when stay focused and work toward the prize. Plan to also make room for fun. Believe it or not, Capricorn, is also a sign that knows a thing or two about fun and humor. Some of the most hilarious and entertaining people I know are Capricorns. One famous Cap is comedian Jim Carrey.
Capricorns know about managing life. They understand rules (and resolutions) and the need for them, so the chance of chaos is reduced. They know what works. When something does not succeed, they seem to be able to find humor in the foibles of humans.
For fun (not necessarily funny), with Saturn just having entered witty! Capricorn, let’s play around with making resolutions for each Sun sign and get the creative juices flowing for 2018.
Your Sun sign plus the House placement in your horoscope represents your Prime Directive in life. This combination, Sun sign and House, is where the action takes place. It is what you were born to do whether you can do it right out of the womb or not. Some accomplish this quickly, others progressively.
So, why not, pick a resolution for 2018, to reinforce your birth right?
The formula: Sun sign + House Location = 2018 New Year’s Resolution
Don’t know your house location? There are three pieces of information required to find out. For now, just brainstorm with your Sun sign information.
First, the zodiac signs general mission
Aries. The Pioneer requires freedom and independence to discover Self. Fire. Cardinal.
Taurus. The Manifestor needs to build stability through material world. Earth. Fixed.
Gemini. The Communicator learns about the world through networking. Air. Mutable.
Cancer. The Nurturer longs for inner security. Water. Cardinal.
Leo. The Creative needs to feel special and powerful. Fire. Fixed.
Virgo. The Helper wants to serve through making skilled thoughtful improvements. Earth. Mutable.
Libra. The Cooperator seeks balanced giving and receiving. Air. Cardinal.
Scorpio. The Intensive desires true emotional sharing and transformation. Water. Fixed.
Sagittarius. The Seeker expands the mind on quests to find meaning. Fire. Mutable.
Capricorn. The Achiever contributes to society by building and organizing. Earth. Cardinal.
Aquarius. The Reformer’s original thinking creates global awareness and social change. Air. Fixed.
Pisces. The Mystic seeks collective unity through ideals, dreams and transcendence. Water. Mutable.
Below are examples created from your Sun sign’s general mission. You know yourself best, so use the mission to develop a more specific resolution for you. Consider your element (Fire, Earth, Air, Water) and quality (Cardinal, Fixed, Mutable) to determine what pace you’ll be comfortable committing to. Add your Sun sign’s house, if you want.
If you are a Fire sign, imagine how Fire would behave. For example, Aries (Cardinal) sparks a fire. Leo’s Fixed fire burns steady, while Sagittarius’ Mutable fire spreads. Cardinal initiates. Fixed is steady, slower to change. Mutable is flexible and moveable.
I would love to read your resolutions– what you come up with for yourself. Just add them in the comment box below this article.
Aries Sun – House unknown. I will listen to my inner voice more this year.
Aries Sun in the 7th house. My New Year’s resolution is to socialize with couples, curious to learn more about who I am through listening to what others’ share about their lives.
Taurus Sun – House unknown. I will build trust in myself.
Taurus in the 12th house. My New Year’s resolution is to forage through my dreamworld to discover what I really want.
Gemini Sun – House unknown. I will practice using my intuition to make firm decisions.
Gemini in the 8th house. My New Year’s resolution is to master the art of meaningful conversation by engaging deeply with others.
Cancer Sun – House unknown. I will give something away that represents the past and no longer nurtures me.
Cancer in the 2nd house. My New Year’s resolution is to balance my need for physical security with valuing my deeper self.
Leo Sun – House unknown. I will spread more joy by living from my heart.
Leo in the 10th house. My New Year’s resolution is to lead by being true to who I am and to my divine gifts.
Virgo Sun – House unknown. I will purify my mind through regular gratitude practice.
Virgo in the 3rd house. My New Year’s resolution is to discriminate what media is worthy of my attention.
Libra Sun – House unknown. I will make personal decisions for myself without placating others to keep the peace.
Libra in the 5th house. My New Year’s resolution is to take a risk and explore a creative endeavor (drawing, painting, drama) on my own.
Scorpio Sun – House unknown. I will commit to emotional honesty with myself and with those important to me.
Scorpio in the 4th house. My New Year’s resolution is to let go of a past hurt which keeps me from satisfying emotional family connections.
Sagittarius Sun – House unknown. I will be more curious about someone who has contrasting beliefs without attempting to convince them of my way of thinking.
Sagittarius in the 11th house. My New Year’s resolution is to connect with a diverse group with similar interests while still maintaining my identity.
Capricorn Sun – House unknown. I will take time to connect with my soul to discover what I want to accomplish next in the world.
Capricorn in the 6th house. My New Year’s resolution is to simplify and consolidate keeping in mind a long term plan for good health.
Aquarius Sun – House unknown. I will feel freer to express my creative inner drummer publicly.
Aquarius in the 9th house. My New Year’s resolution is to expose myself to a new study and pretend I do not know what I think I know.
Pisces Sun – House unknown. I will devote myself to my one of my ideals by taking steps each day in a practical way.
Pisces in the 1st house. My New Year’s resolution is to become clear about who I am and how to live my ideals without fear.
If you know the house where your Sun sign is located, merge the general mission with a word or words from this list or with something that resonates to the list.
- Physical Body. Identity. The head. Appearance. The Self. Leadership. How others see me.
- Values. Security. Personal Resources. Essential Needs. Money. Food. Income. Material possessions.
- Communication. Networking. Local environment. Siblings. Skills. Writing. Pre-university Education. Identifying & labeling.
- Personal Environment. Home. Family. Inner and emotional world. Foundations. Land. Domesticity. Memories. Real Estate.
- Creative Self expression. Talents. Hobbies. Romance. Children. Sex. Creativity. Risk taking. Gambling. Pleasure. Fun.
- Self improvement. Health. Service. Daily Routines. Mentors and Teachers. Pets– Small Animals. Healers.
- Relating harmoniously with others. Partnerships. Lawyers. Spouse. Marriage. Fashion. Counselor. Significant one to one relationships.
- Self-mastery. True sharing. Letting go. Partner’s resources or mutual/shared resources. Death. Birth. Procreation. Taxes. Inheritances. Secrets. Psychology.
- Search for meaning. Higher Education. Big Picture. Culture. Language. Philosophy. Foreign Countries. Religion. Metaphysics. Politics. Medicine.
- Structure. Achievement. Place in world. Public self. Profession/Career. Leadership. Government. Reputation. Status. Authority. Rules. Laws. Boundaries.
- Groups. Hopes, dreams, and aspirations. Global change. Networking. Socializing. Business Clients. Income from Career. Friends with common interests.
- Collective beliefs. Past Lives. Dreams. Visions. Ancestors. Hidden matters and limitations. Institutions like jails and hospitals. Fears and Loss. Large Animals. Lack of Boundaries. Spirituality.
Hope you had some fun playing with astrology whether you choose to commit to a resolution or not. I haven’t fine-tuned mine yet. To learn more about astrology, check out January’s book of the month, one that I started learning with back in… well, a long time ago. Astrology for Yourself. It’s listed in the Resources.