The time has come once again to reflect on the year that is passing and look forward to the one ahead. The practice of making resolutions for the New Year has its roots in ancient Babylon and Rome, where people made promises to their gods and reaffirmed their commitment to their chosen paths. Just as it did thousands of years ago, the approach of January 1 stirs an urge within us to make this a better, happier, more fulfilling year than the last one. It’s the promise of a fresh start, a blank slate.
The only question is, what should your New Year’s resolutions be — and how can you make them stick this time? If you’re uncertain about what to set as your intention for the New Year, or tired of making resolutions that just don’t pan out, look no further than your Sun sign for guidance. This wealth of information can steer you in the right direction when it comes to making an internal commitment to progress. Read on to find out all about your own, best New Year’s resolutions.
For Aquarius, it’s easy to make a New Year’s resolution related to improving the world around you. Progressive or humanitarian efforts are simply in your nature; your mind is geared toward volunteering, charity work and activism. This year, try making a resolution that hits a little closer to home — specifically, resolving to connect more naturally, emotionally and intuitively with your loved ones. You can be a bit emotionally aloof, even from the people with whom you’re most intimately connected. In your own heart and mind, you know you’re committed to them. Therefore, you might think it’s unnecessary to reaffirm your connection over and over, or you might actually feel uncomfortable with mushy or passionate displays of feeling. This year, resolve to welcome those messy, emotional moments that make relationships so funny, sweet and satisfying. Commit to telling your honey or your kids how much you love them, every single day. Take your sweetheart out for a romantic date every week, or surprise them with a sentimental gift that represents your adoration. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how satisfying it feels to broaden this area of your life.