Thoughts for the New Year

Isle of View CardsEach time the New Year rolls around, lots of us start feeling some serious pressure to make a few resolutions. Transiting Saturn can be a great motivator toward figuring out exactly what you “should” be working on. Wherever he is in your chart gives you a major clue about your homework for the year.

If you’ve been doing a good job on his little tests so far, I’m raising a champagne toast to you. If you haven’t, and have resolved to do a better job next year, I’m raising a toast to you, too.

Remember those times in your life when everything just seemed to come together so nicely? You felt a sense of ease in all areas of your life ~ mentally, spiritually, physically, and emotionally. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have that again? If you’re feeling that way now, my hat’s off to you and I’m raising another toast.

If you’re not feeling that way, maybe these three cards from the Isle of View Insight Cards can inspire you. I’m not making any resolutions this year, but I’m keeping these cards as my daily inspiration for the coming year. Want to join me?

MYTH ~ Make Yourself the Hero

Neptune and Chiron

Anytime you’re in crisis, or just facing a decision of any kind, ask yourself this question: “How do I want it all to turn out?” That’s the premise for your personal myth, the Neptune in your chart. If you’re a wounded hero, you can find a way to save the day by examining the wound. Sometimes I think that Chiron is the homeopathic symbol in our chart. We have to prick ourselves with an arrow dipped in our own personal poison before we can start to heal.

HERO ~ Happy Endings Really Occur (They really do.)

Sun and Jupiter

Every crisis needs a hero. If you’re in personal crisis, who better to step up to the plate and save yourself than you? There’s no sense waiting on Knights in Shining armor or Superman to come to the rescue. If you want to see what that Knight really looks like, raise the visor and you’ll find your own face. Recognizing yourself beneath that visor and being pleased with the right choices you’re making now instead of the wrong choices you made in the past really can get you to your happy ending.

FLY ~ Finally Love Yourself

Venus and Moon

If we don’t love ourselves, we’ll never be happy. Accepting ourselves as we are ~ warts and all ~ is the key.

When I was a whiney little girl, I thought I was a poet. I sat down one day and wrote a poem that started with this:

If no one else, then why should I,
Care about myself?

Now that’s just wrong! I understand that now. My inner early pubescent poet didn’t, but the Grown Up Me does. As someone pointed out to me ~ if you love yourself, isn’t it a lot more likely that someone else will love you, too?

Everywhere you go, there you are, so you might as well start loving the one person you’ll be with for the rest of your life, right? Warts and all. I’m positive that if we do that for ourselves, we really can learn to fly. We will be heroes. And that’s the stuff legends are made of.

10 thoughts on “Thoughts for the New Year

  1. Love the cards that spell it all true, CJ..this is our life and we need to live it how we want it…I raise a toast you for another thoughtful (and inspiring!) blog..all good wishes for the coming year and beyond xxx

    1. Thanks, Penny! Those cards are kind of fun. Wish we could clink the New Year in from across the pond.

  2. Very intersting cards, CJ–and a message my tired soul has trouble absorbing. Maybe this is the year I really will love myself– I spent the afternoon buying my very first recliner, since there’s not one really comfoertable chair in my whole apartment. Donna

    1. Well, I luvs ya, and lots of other folks do, too. Lean back in that recliner, get your feet up, and start a’lovin.

  3. Saturn’s just moving off my natal Uranus in the 6th, and transiting Uranus just crossed into my 12th. Phew! It’s gonna be a crazy year.
    I love these cards! Thanks for sharing, and Happy New Year to you and yours.

  4. Thanks for your inspiring blog, cj. And a Happy, Healthy, Wealthy and Wise New Year to you and your readers.

    1. Thank you, Sabina. We’ve all got our fingers crossed that 2012 will be a little better than 2011.

  5. Can’t get enough reminders to love myself wholeheartedly. Happy New Year!

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