I no longer make New Year’s resolutions for three reasons. The first is quite simple. Whenever I’ve made a resolution it has more often than not failed, leaving me feeling like a loser. Who wants that? Secondly, I’m a planner by nature (and by the stars). I am way more successful when I outline deliverables and timelines and work towards my goals, regardless of how long it might take. Finally – and please try not to laugh – with a birthday right after the New Year I look to my monthly and yearly horoscopes as a barometer of what might be in store for me., gauging how my goals might align with my stars to deliver a favorable cosmic outcome.
Do you believe in astrology? I find it hard to entirely dismiss how close the science of the heavens comes to nailing individual personality traits based on the movements and positions of celestial objects. Silly as it might seem, I have been really excited about the big Capricorn astrology news, which coincided with the start of 2018. Saturn (Cappy’s ruling planet) entered Capricorn on December 19th and will stay there until 2020 – bringing about three years of what really rocks a goat’s world: long-range plans successfully coming to fruition. For some strange reason this makes me excited and has me feeling like I can make some professional and creative goals I’ve long dreamed of and worked towards a reality.
One day, I want to have a detailed natal chart made so I can see how closely the stars and my reality align. Until that time I will have to be content with a freebie chart (you can run your own version at Café Astrology or Astrolabe). According to the skies I am realistic, grounded, dependable and loyal. I am attracted to status symbols. I am a planner. I value privacy. I am educated. I am an independent thinker. I always need to win. I am capricious. I am blunt. I love literature. Family is important to me. I like beauty. I am independent. I prize my freedom. I am obstinate. I am a non-conformist. All true things, and certainly all things that define the essence of me.
How about you? Have you ever run your natal chart to see how accurate it might be? Do you read your horoscope with any sort of regularity? Do you believe the heavens play a role in our time on earth? If so, do you find that creepy or comforting? Drop me a line. I’d love to know….