It’s that time again – time for New Year’s Resolutions. Luckily we make our resolutions AFTER we drink ourselves into a stupor on New Year’s Eve.
New Year’s resolutions occur in the sign of Capricorn and it’s no wonder that our resolutions tend to be Capricorn/Saturnian in nature – we want to contract (lose weight, pay off our bills), discipline (plan to go to the gym three times a week, eat more vegetables) or control (this is the year I will start my own business or find a new job).
Sure, some resolve to have more fun or find a way to live on the beach (and those might be from the serious Capricorns), but the very idea of a resolution implies discipline.
Republican Presidential Candidates
Ohio Astrology, in its constant effort to be of service, offers to help the Republican Presidential Candidates find the most appropriate New Year’s Resolution based on their charts. New Year’s Resolution time for the candidates also, coincidentally, coincides with the Iowa caucuses on January 3.
On January 3, 2012, the sun will be in 12 degrees of Capricorn with Pluto in 7 degrees of Capricorn following the sun like a rash on your skin. The moon and Jupiter will be in Taurus. Mars will be in Virgo.
That’s a lot of earth which means the event (and results) will be like watching the earth move closer to your face as you make a crash landing due to a defective parachute.
It should be fun to watch.
Pluto in Capricorn means that this year’s resolutions will have the added intensity of Pluto. That means if we resolve to lose weight, there is a feeling of “I must lose weight, or else.”
Today’s list of resolutions by candidate will be alphabetical by first name. This gives our rarely-seen but supremely confident Huntsman top billing.
Jon Huntsman – I resolve to take better care of my skin, bones and knees. I will also let my guard down and let go of the constant need to be in control of my surroundings.
Michele Bachmann – I resolve to slow down and not take every idea and impulse to extremes. I will do this even if those around me urge me in this type of behavior.
Mitt Romney – I resolve to share more of what I have (including material goods) with others. Instead of sharing only my beliefs, I will share my true emotions and will try to understand why others don’t always agree with me.
Newt Gingrich – I resolve to do something “grounded” this year so that I can understand cause and effect in the material world. I will plant a garden to see how what I sow is what I reap. I will be solely responsible for the outcome of the garden.
Rick Perry – I resolve to speak more clearly and more quickly with added detail. I resolve to transmute my anxiety into an energy with which to promote ideas.
Rick Santorum – I resolve to share my ideas with others by including them in what I do rather than lecturing them on my beliefs. With Venus and Neptune on my moon during the caucuses, I will connect with people more spiritually.
Ron Paul – I resolve to remember that my personal goals are not always the goals of the group. I resolve to remember that generation gaps create unique views of the world. I will share my material goods.