Have you heard of the astrological new year? According to the traditional Gregorian calendar, the New Year begins on January 1st and this is the ‘best’ time for setting new goals and dreams for the year ahead.
But if you look at nature and the universe, you will notice that there are many different cycles that we can follow. And these natural cycles are constantly giving us ‘new beginnings’ and the opportunity to set new, bold intentions for ourselves and our business.
Today, I want to tell you about the start of the new astrological year (Which occurs on March 21st and has its peak with the Aries New Moon which was also on March 21st this year) and why now is the perfect time to update your goals for the year.
Western astrology is founded on the movements and relative positions of celestial bodies such as the Sun, Moon, and planets, which are analyzed by their movement through the 12 signs of the zodiac (twelve spatial divisions of the orbit of the sun) and by their aspects (based on geometric angles) relative to one another. They are also considered by their placement in houses (twelve spatial divisions of the sky).
However, Astrology’s modern representation in western popular media is usually reduced to sun sign astrology, which considers only the zodiac sign of the Sun at an individual’s date of birth (representing only 1/12 or less of the total chart).
What is the astrological new year?
International Astrology Day (most often observed on either March 20 or March 21 at the March equinox) is an annual observance/holiday celebrated by astrologers and astrology enthusiasts.
According to foreverconcious.com:
The sun moves in and out of different zodiac signs throughout the year (each one lasting about a month). But did you know that the astrological year begins when the Sun shifts into the constellation of Aries, which is regarded as the first out of the 12 constellations used in astrology?
This means that as the sun’s orbit transitions from the sphere of Pisces to Aries that we are beginning a new astrological year – making it a great time to review and update your goals.
Not only is the astrological new year a powerful time to update your goals for the year but Aries is the perfect energy to support you in doing it!
Here is a little more about Aries…
Aries is a sign for those who like to take action and has courageous, determined, and confident energy. Being the first sign of the zodiac year, Aries is about new beginnings and activation. Aries also has competitive energy and is known for speed. It’s for this reason that we often feel a kick up the butt to achieve or update our goals around the time of the astrological new year.
This makes Aries great for:
- Taking action on your goals and visions
- Rising up as a leader in your life and business
- Reigniting the passion that you feel for certain projects in your business
- Challenging yourself to achieve goals (quickly!)
Now that we have an understanding of what the astrological new year is and how Aries can support us… let’s dive into some ways that you can channel the energy and update your goals for the year.
Activities to support you at the Astrological New Year
Connect back with your word for the year
Did you choose a specific word at the start of the year? Have you been checking in with this word through the first few months of the year? If not, now is the perfect time to do that.
What comes up for you when you connect with your word? Is there another word that might be more appropriate now? Don’t be afraid to change it!
Once you’ve connected back with your word for the year (and maybe even changed it), ask yourself: how do I most desire to bring this word to life?
The answers to this question will help you to reassess your goals in this next step.
Get crystal clear on your goals for the year
Did you set some goals at the start of the year? How do you feel like you’re going with them? Is it time to reconnect with them? Don’t worry, the astrological new year is the perfect time to update your goals!
So go on and take a look at the goals that you set at the start of the year and ask yourself these questions…
How do you feel about the goals that you set at the start of the year?
Is there a certain goal that needs to be changed?
Or is there a goal that you no longer want to include in the plan?
Perhaps a new goal has arisen?
Create milestones for each of your goals
Setting goals for the year is one thing but have you set milestones (or actions) that will help you to get there? Have you broken your big goal down into achievable chunks? Don’t worry if you haven’t done this yet, it’s not too late. All you have to do is write down each of your goals and break them down into four different milestones.
For example, one of my goals was to write my astrology book. And when I break that down into milestones, it looks like this:
Milestone 1: Write my Business Astrology Course which provides the bulk of the content in the book
Milestone 2: Find a book coach to help me translate my course into a book format
Milestone 3: Write a first draft
Milestone 4: Get the draft edited by my book editor
Milestone 5: Make final edits and prepare it to be submitted to a publisher
Now that you’ve connected back with your word, gotten crystal clear on your goals, and created milestones for each of your goals then you should be ready to start making them a reality