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 talkative, expressive Gemini, a great New Year’s resolution is to become a better listener. As a natural storyteller and communicator, you’re unusually adept at verbalizing your thoughts and feelings. But have you ever made it a point to close your mouth and open your ears more often? You’re already quite observant, but when you consciously turn off the chatter and open yourself to receiving others’ messages, you’ll be amazed at the things you learn about the people around you. You’ll also be amazed at your own emotional response to their stories, problems, hopes and fears. After all, deep, intent listening leads to greater empathy for others; as you learn more about someone’s thoughts and feelings, you develop a more holistic view of them as a human being. Most Geminis tend to meet life from a playful, lighthearted perspective, which certainly has its merits. But becoming more deeply and emotionally engaged with your fellow human beings has undeniable benefits, too.