Those New Year’s Resolutions – where did they go?
What happened to the magic January 1 date on the normal calendar that marked the grand vision of The Big Improvement for the year? Life was supposed to improve dramatically with The One Big Thing. There was the doorway to the blue water and green grass of ease on the other side. Longing and yearning fueled the hope that it would all work out somehow. If only.
Every year that magic day of January 1 comes during an exhausting and emotional time of the holidays and the best intention soon becomes the One More Thing I Have To Do. This year New Year’s happened right before the full moon which fueled passion for resolutions. This same full moon likely caused many inspired resolutions to fade quickly after January 4.
THE BAD NEWS
Then the crash of the calendars hit the regular Jan-Dec one and the astrological cycle. The astrological year starts with Aries and ends with Pisces in March, a full three months later than our normal calendar. What a challenge to force a new vision through the important finishing time of Pisces for the astrological year. During the crucial weeks of Pisces February 18 to March 19 is a time for processing all that happened the year before, counting all successes and failures. Disappointment whispers that the Important New Year’s Resolution is still there, untouched.
THE GOOD NEWS
This year we had the great good fortune of the astrological year and the moon cycle matching up at the same time. Aries started with a New Moon on March 20 for Spring Equinox. Even now, a New Year’s Resolution can be brought back to life. It’s time. It’s okay to start again. We can have permission to use both kinds of calendars – the January to December for “normal” scheduling and now honor the cycle of the year with seasons and moons.
Cycles are forgiving and gentle. Cycles balance out the demand of linear time. Cycles allow for second chances and do-overs. Maybe The One Big Thing looks a little different now and has turned into the One Small Thing that is just right. It is realistic and attainable. Look through that doorway again to the blue water and green grass and see if it is still there.
Is your resolution still there?