It’s time to ring in the new year, and it’s important to reflect on all the opportunities the new year offers for change and growth.
There’s a reason people love making resolutions this time of year: with the new year comes a new sense of energy and motivation to achieve your goals.
And New Year’s resolutions don’t have to be big changes, like moving or starting a new career. Smaller, more achievable goals are a good place to start making resolutions.
Ultimately, small changes add up, and you’ll be surprised at how taking small steps can help you achieve much bigger goals.
If you’re having a hard time deciding what your New Year’s resolution should be, we recommend letting the stars guide you. Here you’ll find some astrological inspiration for your New Year’s resolutions.
Aries (March 21-April 20): Start meditating
Aries, you are a sign with a lot of passion. You are brave, confident and dramatic.
As a fire sign, you are always on the move and feel comfortable when all eyes are on you.
But you are also known for your dark side. By meditating, you can concentrate better and release the impatience and anger that sometimes builds up.
Then you can channel your strong emotions into things you are truly passionate about.
Taurus (April 21-May 20): Rework your closet
It’s no surprise that you’ve accumulated quite a bit of clothing and accessories over the past few years.
Now is a good time to spread the wealth and donate the things you no longer wear.
Consider this not only a closet refresh but also the perfect opportunity to rethink your approach to consumerism.
This might be a good time to remember to only buy things that really make you happy.
Gemini (May 21-June 21): Start a podcast
Okay, Gemini, you know you want to do this, and even though it seems like everyone is starting a podcast these days, you know you’d be great at it.
As an air sign, you have the gift of talk, and as a Gemini, you have a sense of humor that would make you a great presenter. Use your love of talking to build something.
Just find a Virgo co-host or producer to help you organize everything.
Cancer (June 22-July 22): Journal every day
Cancer, it’s no secret that you have a lot of emotions bottled up inside of you. If you don’t already have one, now is a good time to get a journal.
When you take time to process your emotions, you can better care for those around you, which is one of your greatest strengths.
And problems that can feel so overwhelming are often much easier to solve when you put them on paper.
Leo (July 23-August 23): Practice gratitude
Leo, you love being the center of attention. Since you are ruled by the sun, the center of our solar system, we can hardly blame you.
Even though you shine brightly and warm the rest of us with your outgoing nature, too much time in the spotlight can keep you from practicing gratitude.
Make it a habit to write down one thing you’re grateful for every day, and you’ll be amazed at how much warmth you’ll feel.
Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 23): Celebrate your accomplishments
Virgo, you always have everything under control. You are well organized, pay attention to every detail and know how to get things done. But between all your hard work and helping others, sometimes you feel like you’re not good enough.
Hello, imposter syndrome. This year, make it your mission to celebrate every accomplishment you achieve.
Whether it’s something big like a new job or something small like a perfect flower arrangement or a new recipe, celebrate yourself and focus on what you’ve truly accomplished.
Libra (Sept. 24-Oct. 23): Being alone takes priority
Libra, you are one of the most outgoing signs in the zodiac. You’re a sign that’s all about balance, but as an air sign, you also spend a lot of time with other people and are a social butterfly.
As you spend more time alone this year, you will get to know yourself better. This will be incredibly helpful when it comes to making decisions or dealing with conflicts – things you otherwise tend to avoid.
Just because you’re used to being so generous with your time and energy doesn’t mean you have to be. Spending time alone will help you prioritize others and yourself.
Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22): Let go of resentment
Scorpio, you’re one of the most misunderstood signs of the zodiac, and that’s because there’s a lot going on beneath the surface. You are intuitive, profound and perceptive.
You are also not one to forgive and forget. This year you should let go of the grudges you have been holding on to.
When you let go of past hurts, you create mental space that you can use for the things that will truly fill your life with happiness.
Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21): Don’t commit too much
Oh Sagittarius, the most optimistic sign in the zodiac. You can get a little carried away, get excited by a million ideas a minute, and say yes to many things too often.
I know you want to read that new book, learn karate, and book a last-minute flight to a big city, but sometimes you can’t do all of that at once.
Instead of putting yourself in another awkward situation by saying yes to three different themed parties all starting at the same time (which I actually did as a Sagittarius), think before you say yes!
You can’t be everywhere at once, but you can make the most of where you are.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20): Drink more water
Capricorn, the world wouldn’t turn without you. You are hardworking, committed, and ambitious. But your quick wit means that you sometimes forget the little things. Please, drink more water.
And no, you don’t have to finish that task answer that phone call, or wash the dishes before you do it.
Taking care of yourself doesn’t have to be a reward for checking a task off your list; it’s important simply because it’s for you.
Aquarius (January 21 – February 19): Reconnect with old friends
Aquarius, the independent zodiac sign who is not like other girls. You are creative and feel completely at home in your own world.
Although you certainly don’t lack social skills, you sometimes isolate yourself from a group. This year you should reconnect with the friends you have lost touch with.
Take comfort in the fact that you are rekindling the friendships with the people who have always been there for you, and nurture those relationships. This is about quality rather than quantity.
Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20): Volunteer at an animal shelter
Pisces, you are a sensitive and creative zodiac sign and also one of the most spiritual signs in the zodiac. So it’s your sign to volunteer at an animal shelter or work with animals in some way this year.
As an intuitive person, you will be able to connect with the animals, and as a zodiac sign that needs emotional support from time to time, they will be there for you too.
But be warned: you’ll have to resist the urge to take them all home. . .