We ring in the New Year with an astrologically-themed chart suggesting we should “party like it’s 2013,” inviting us to consider our own creative reserves as our greatest resource in configuring our goals and aspirations for the year ahead.
A few questions to ponder as the month progresses—Jan 3: How can I give my need for freedom and individuality a functional and structured container? Jan 6 & 7: How can I react with skill and tact? Jan 19: Am I willing to go off the grid when necessary to align with universal intelligence? Jan 30: What have I learned from my digressions and dabblings? How can I apply this to the 2013 map?
Mantras and musings for January’s movements:
Aries (Mar 21-Apr 19): Who aims at excellence will be above mediocrity; who aims at mediocrity will be far short of it. ~ Burmese Saying
Taurus (Apr 20-May 20): Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose— a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye. ~ Mary Shelley
Gemini (May 21-Jun 20): In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia. ~ Author Unknown
Cancer (Jun 21-Jul 22): When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. ~ Confucius
Leo (Jul 23-Aug 22): We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22): What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. ~ Henry David Thoreau
Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22): If the wind will not serve, take to the oars. Destitutus ventis, remos adhibe. ~ Latin Proverb
Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21): The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible. ~ Arthur C. Clarke
Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 21): A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. ~ Francis Bacon
Capricorn (Dec 22-Jan 19): Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success. ~ Pablo Picasso
Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 18): The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain. ~ Kahlil Gibran
Pisces (Feb 19-Mar 20): If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else. ~ Yogi Berra
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