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Astrology 101: How To Make 2014 Your Best Year Ever

Astrology 101: How To Make 2014 Your Best Year Ever

We don’t know about you, but the dawn of the new year always makes us feel all introspective and excited to make life changes that are a bit deeper and more complex than starting a juice cleanse. This is a great time to look inward and make a commitment to bringing out your best qualities and breaking patterns that no longer serve you. Ask yourself what your ideal life looks like, and then go grab it! Here’s how to harness the power of your zodiac sign to make 2014 your best year ever…

Aries (March 21st-April 19th)

How to get what you really want in life: Recognize and honor your need to do your own thing. Whether this means starting that new business venture or traveling or simply taking alone time, forging your own path is a must for you.

Obstacle to overcome in order to be your best self: Try to exercise patience, and build up your trust in the fact that everything happens in its own time. Remember to give other people a chance to lead once in a while.

Taurus (April 20th-May 20th)

How to get what you really want in life: Allow yourself the quiet time you need to listen to your inner voice. Don’t rush into things without fully feeling them out, and don’t let yourself be swayed by others — deep down, you know what you want.

Obstacle to overcome in order to be your best self: There is a saying, “Let go or you will be dragged,” and this is your life lesson, Taurus. Let go of the things, thought patterns, relationships, and jobs that are dragging you down. Just let go.

Gemini (May 21st-June 20th)

How to get what you really want in life: Accept yourself the way you are. Realize that you are quite the complex being. Don’t judge yourself for being too changeable, too messy, too emotional, too heady, etc. Try to integrate and accept all of these parts of you as a whole.

Obstacle to overcome in order to be your best self: Focus on creating some quiet time in your life. Spend time alone, with no TV, no computer, no other people. Learning to listen to yourself and finding your center will serve you well.

Cancer (June 21st-July 22nd)

How to get what you really want in life: Have confidence is your ability to take care of yourself and then do just that. Focus on meeting your own needs, expressing your own feelings, and spending some quality time with YOU.

Obstacle to overcome in order to be your best self: Let go of the deep insecurity that you cannot go it alone or even be alone for that matter. Trust yourself, and, once you can do that, you can begin to truly trust others.

Leo (July 23rd-August 22nd)

How to get what you really want in life: Make sure you are spending your time in a way that feeds your fiery, creative, passionate soul. Evaluate all of the areas of your life to see if they are enhancing or draining your fire. Then fearlessly make changes accordingly.

Obstacle to overcome in order to be your best self: Take full responsibility for your complex feelings. It never helps anyone when we blame others for our feelings. You need to own your responses, reactions, and emotions.

Virgo (August 23rd-September 22nd)

How to get what you really want in life: Keep plenty of projects going on, but make sure you only say “yes” to things that are truly fulfilling. You need variety in your life, so make sure you have a balance of concrete goals and more abstract emotional work to do.

Obstacle to overcome in order to be your best self: Learn how to quiet your mind. This is no easy feat for you super-analytical Virgos! Quieting your mind will not only calm your nerves, but will help you better take care of your own needs and accept yourself and others no matter what.

Libra (September 23rd-October 22nd)

How to get what you really want in life: Surround yourself with peace and harmony. Be careful of the people you let into your life and what situations you put yourself into. Your default is to adapt to things, so make sure you are adapting to positivity instead of negativity.

Obstacle to overcome in order to live your best life: You have got to overcome the need to please others above yourself! We know you Libras hear this a lot but there is no time better than now to realize that you simply cannot make others happy unless you yourself are happy and fulfilled.

Scorpio (October 23rd-November 21st)

How to get what you really want in life: Realize that you need depth and meaning in your life, and don’t apologize for it. Seek out meaningful connections, do meaningful work, create meaningful art, and most of all, spend meaningful time alone with yourself to cultivate a deeper understanding of your needs and desires.

Obstacle to overcome in order to live your best life: You need to realize that we all create our own state of mind. Don’t let yourself get sucked into a negative downward spiral and claim you can’t help it. You can choose a more positive path. So choose it.

Sagittarius (November 22nd-December 21st)

How to get what you really want in life: Create adventure and change in your everyday life. This does not have to be a grand adventure, it can just be a change in routine or a new experience. Give yourself the extraordinary life you crave — every day, in little ways.

Obstacle to overcome in order to live your best life: You have to accept that things won’t always work out the way you envision, and that’s OK. People are not perfect. You are not perfect. If you can learn to let go of the ideal, it will allow more room for the beautiful reality.

Capricorn (December 22nd-January 19th)

How to get what you really want in life: If anyone knows how to get what they want, it’s you, Capricorn! So stop making excuses, stop over-planning and hedging your bets, and just go do. Do whatever you want with confidence and determination and nothing can stand in your way.

Obstacle to overcome in order to live your best life: You are so good at getting what you want that you might not carve out quality time for connection to others or to yourself. Make connection a priority this year and you will find your life to be much more balanced and fulfilling.

Aquarius (January 20th-February 18th)

How to get what you really want in life: Find a way to help others. This can be achieved through meaningful work, volunteering, or helping a loved one through a hard time. Giving to others creates a fulfilling and positive feedback loop for you that enhances your life in so many ways.

Obstacle to overcome in order to live your best life: Try to take the words “good,” “bad,” “right,” and “wrong” out of your vocabulary. You will be amazed at how letting go of these judgments will help you become the loving, giving, and understanding person you truly are.

Pisces (February 19th-March 20th)

How to get what you really want in life: Let yourself flow with the changes life throws at you. Realize that for the majority of Pisceans, there is not one path or direction your life “should” take. Your flexible nature is a gift, so learn how to listen to your inner voice to help guide you as you transition from one phase to the next.

Obstacle to overcome in order to live your best life: Try to look at things realistically sometimes. Your tendency to romanticize things can get in the way of what you really want. The grass is not always greener on the other side, no matter how lovely you envision it.

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