Kick off the New Year by setting an intention for personal growth & progress in the year ahead! Here are some New Year intentions to consider, based on your zodiac sign…
The start of a new year is the perfect time to honor the past, while looking forward to the future. As the new year begins, why not create a small ritual to set your intention for the year ahead? This is a great way to both respect and learn from where you have been, and make a plan to apply the lessons you’ve learned to create more growth and wisdom in the year ahead.
Astrology posits that the unique alignment of the planets and stars at the start of a new year sets the tone for the year ahead. Each sign of the zodiac is believed to interact with the present moment in a distinct way, and may provide specific lessons that we can learn and grow from.
We’re having a little fun this week by taking a look at some New Year’s intentions for each zodiac sign. No matter what your sign is, here are some simple intentions you can use to set yourself on a path to a brighter year ahead!
You’ll receive a wave of Jupiter-inspired expansion this year, Aries. It’s a time to recognize any fears as they come up when you take steps toward the life of your dreams—and to move through those fears with confidence. You know what’s best for you. Follow your intuition. Forge your authentic path this year.
Uranus, the planet of sudden changes, continues to transit Taurus this year and the Lunar North Node moves into Taurus as well. Align your intentions with practical steps to manifest your aspirations. How can you take your values and ideals and turn them into definite, skillful action? Set your intention for practical growth this year.
Gemini energy is ending an 18-month North Node transit, which means it’s time to recognize and celebrate all the ways you’ve grown, shifted, and adapted in that time—and what you’ve learned along the way. This year, apply past lessons to the present and set an intention to keep a record of your personal growth.
Cancer energy is at the end of a challenging Pluto opposition, so now is a great time to focus on pampering and caring for yourself. How can you add more beauty, joy, and resilience to your daily life? Consider the answer, and then set an intention—coupled with a practical plan—to regularly add these self-nurturing things to your life.
Leo, you’re in a position to align with your true leadership qualities in 2022. Now is the time to glow up by giving back—whether you donate old clothes, volunteer for a local charity, or otherwise serve others. Set an intention for generosity in the new year.
The new year begins with favorable energy for you, Virgo. Your energy would do well to spend time in nature. Spending time outdoors will help nurture your more mundane goals. Steep yourself in areas with flowing waters, greenery, and open skies.
Libras can often see how others are thinking, feeling, and behaving. As such, Libra energy is a gift to those around you. This year, set an intention to bring this back to yourself and schedule a little extra “you time.” About an hour each week should suffice. Whatever you like to do when you’re alone, set an intention to prioritize that throughout the year.
Scorpio energy is going to be trine Jupiter this year, which means it’s at a favorable angle, so set an intention to schedule ample time to be creative. Activities done for creativity’s sake tend to have no ulterior motives, no need for them to be done “right,” and no demands on how they turn out. By practicing the art of creativity, you give yourself permission to view yourself and your life as your own creative project. You are free and able to be molded into your vision.
Sagittarius has spent the last 18 months with the South Node of the moon traveling through its energy. This might have felt as if life was temporarily stalled as circumstances shifted and you had to deal with any pressing issues. Now is the time to refocus some energy on your own expansion and edification. Set an intention to do something to expand your mind, whether means taking a class, reading some excellent material, taking a trip, or something else entirely.
Capricorn, you’ve had a series of challenging transits over the last several years. Now is the time to realize how far you’ve come and how much you’ve overcome. For the new year, align your intention with the energy of gratitude, including for yourself. You might decide to begin or expand an existing gratitude practice, or consider finding a practical way to keep track as you continue to navigate life with a grateful heart.
The new year is the ideal time for you, Aquarius, to organize and build structures that will support you in the coming year and beyond. Saturn’s presence in Aquarius will help you find success, provided that your intention draws on organization and systematic process that will help you toward your desired goals. Ensure that each small step aligns with your bigger vision.
2022 is a powerful time for Pisces energy, with both Jupiter and Neptune—both rulers of Pisces—traveling through the sign. Set an intention to unabashedly move toward what you want and know you deserve and release any vices, beliefs, or inner obstacles that stand in your way. The more you align your daily reality with your broader vision, the more good will come your way. Let yourself flow.
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