I think I’ve figured out why New Year’s Resolutions don’t always work: Our gregorian calendar turns (changing the year) while the Sun is in Capricorn, which is an ideal energy for setting new Aspirations, but it only lasts for a month! It seems to me that a better idea might be to consider what energies will be available when and to try to align our aspirations with them in order to get the most out of intention-setting. So, here is your handy-dandy guide!
The further, slower, ‘generational’ planets are going to be my focus, because they stay in one sign for the whole year (or may enter a second one very late in the year) and thus seem more suited to all-encompassing New Year’s ‘Resolutions’ (Aspirations/Intentions) that we can work with the whole year through.
A note on intentions with the celestial energies: Far better it is [it seems to me] to use these available energies consciously, with intention, than to be unwittingly side-swiped by them! Eh? That is all on this matter for now.
So, what planets are we dealing with?! We will take a look at Pluto, Neptune, Uranus, Saturn, and Jupiter.
Deep Practicality or Transform Ambitions or Empowered Success or something like that. If any of those make sense to you, go ahead and use them for yourself! In order to ‘channel’ or ‘honor’ this energy combination, you might consider working to align your deep inner world with the practical elements of your outer world - this will, of course, mean something different for each person, but here’s one example: Re-examine what to accomplish.
That’s the summary of the planets, and, if you happen to have your natal chart, you can see in which house each of these signs falls in order to get even more specific in your intention-setting! For example, Pluto-in-Capricorn will be dancing in (‘transiting’) my 6th house- the house of Service, Work, & Health. My chosen intention for this energy this year has to do with Transforming my Daily Details and Rhythms for greater Success! If you would like to look up your natal chart, you can do so here: astro.com (you will need to know the time you were born to get the houses correct, in addition to the date and city of birth, which is enough to find out your planets and signs) or schedule a reading with me! I’d be happy to help you hone your intentions for greater specificity (and thus, success!) this year!
At any rate, I recommend getting into your intention setting right away if you haven’t tended to it, yet. The new moon in Capricorn with the Sun in Capricorn is a good time to look forward and make plans!
Happy Cappy Planning, friends!
Blessings to you this year!
*with special thanks to Jessica Huber of Crabapple Consulting for insightful words for Capricorn!! and general Astro-geek comeraderie and support!