Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Resolutions for the Astrological New Year

Most of us in the western world grow up doing our New Years Resolutions in January, which I have always thought to be a little bit silly because if something is worth implementing in your life, why wait until then? That said, I do understand the value of a yearly milestone that we can tap into, but a part of me believes March/April would be a better time to adopt big resolution. Whereas January is in the dead of winter - a time when most of us would rather crawl under our blankets than go to the gym - the energy around springtime is more conducive to new beginnings, especially if a great deal of effort is required on our part. 

This time of year also has the following advantages:

It's The Month of Aries...

Think of Aries as the Kickstarter of the Zodiac. Full of fire, drive and a fair dose of impatience, the Ram's energy propels us forward. Not only does this sign take the lead at the start of the Astrological Year, it is also ruled by Mars, the planet of energy, drive and ambition. By adopting our New Years Resolutions when the sun moves into Aries, we can leverage all of that fiery energy. The sun is in Aries from March 21st to April 19, or thereabouts

And The Equinox!

There are four major dates in planet earth's calendar, the Summer and Winter Solstices mark the longest and shortest days of the year. We also have the Fall and Spring Equinox, where night and daytime are equal in length. Each of these four dates marks the start of a season, and in Spring, it also marks the start of the Astrological year. If we think about the metaphorical ratio of light vs dark in our lives, the equinoxes also indicate a time when our light and shadow sides are balanced, and by tapping into that energy we can heal and embrace our shadow - those elements that we hide, even though in all likelihood, they are not as ugly or as dark as we think.

It can be helpful to view "Light" and "Shadow" as two sides of the same coin, especially if we bring astrology into the mix. Every Zodiac sign has a polar opposite, two energies that appear to be at odds with each other. If we learn how to tap into that opposing force, rather than shun it, we will be able to leverage its power in our lives. The past few months I have been using meditations and self-healing to help me balance the energy in my natal chart (as seen here). By getting to know our natal charts, we can work that polarity to our advantage. I began by exploring my Sun sign, which reflects our core being, before considering other placements.


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