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 Scorpio, life is about intensity, passion and control. Whether you direct those elements toward yourself, your work or your relationships, in some way, you’re constantly balancing between control and chaos, and equally drawn toward both. This year, make it your New Year’s resolution to give up some of that illusion of control, in whatever way that applies to your life. For some Scorpios, that might mean delving into a spiritual practice that emphasizes yielding to and appreciating the great, unknown power of the Universe. For others, that might mean working on building up your sense of faith regarding your future path. Still others might choose to work on connecting deeply in intimate relationships without becoming possessive, obsessive or controlling of the other person. At your best, you’re a deeply nurturing soul with great capacity to help others. On that note, you might also make a resolution to channel your undeniable personal power toward a selfless goal. You’ll gain a valuable sense of fulfillment from exercising your generosity.