Another year, another opportunity to make a dream come true, or at least do a better job of fulfilling our New Year’s resolutions. Will 2016 bring us nearer a cure for dementia? Will the economy shrink and the price of oil rise? Will Prince Harry find his princess and will the White House become home to the first female President of the United States?
Astrology may not be able to answer all these questions but I can say that 2016 will be a landmark year; it will be a year of transformations.
2016 marks the end of a nine-year cycle, so it is also a year of endings. Think back to 2007 when this nine-year cycle began. More specifically, think back to the ninth month of 2007 - September - when the economy came tumbling down and institutions we believed were immutable collapsed in front of our very eyes. It was the end of the Age of Prosperity and the beginning of the Age of Austerity.
So, with 2016 being a year of endings does this mean the end of hard times?
The thing about endings is that nothing new can take root and prosper unless closure occurs. We know this from personal experience. We cannot open our heart to someone new unless we have processed the grief, anger and all those unpleasant emotions from the previous relationship; and if we do leap into a new relationship without having experienced closure, the new relationship is doomed to repeat the patterns of the past.
Perhaps our most important New Year’s resolution, therefore, should be to act with grace and forbearance whatever the cosmos and the government care to throw at us.