That's right, it's that time of the year again, so 'Roll up! Roll up!', because the stars are handing out their recommendations for the zodiac sign, 2024 New Year's resolutions. If past failures have led you to decide that for this year, your resolution will be something on the lines of,
"My New Year's resolution, is to be more optimistic by keeping my cup half full,
...with rum, vodka, whiskey..."
Then guidance from the cosmos could be just what you need. But first things first, what does the horoscope chart for January 1, 2024 look like?
The Horoscope Chart for New Year's, 2024
It has to be said that the chart for this day is not the most auspicious. The malefic 'Rahu' occupies the ascendant's house, in Pisces and a retrograde Jupiter is the ruling planet of the ascendant. This means that 'Rahu' will cast a somewhat negative shadow of the first day of the year, while the benevolent Jupiter, is relatively ineffective.
There are a few redeeming factors though, Jupiter the planet of wisdom, positivity and good fortune occupies a friendly zodiac sign in the form of Aries. Also, the Sun and Mars are favourably placed in Sagittarius and the Moon sign for the day, is Leo. These are very favourable factors and mean that in the larger scheme of things, 2024 begins on a positive note. A feeling of optimism and enthusiasm will prevail, as the world enters the New Year. It should also be remembered that the ascendant will change throughout the day, hence the malefic influence of 'Rahu' will diminsh and change to a more favourable one, as the day progresses. The main astrological characteristics of New Year's day are:
As explained above, a retrograde Jupiter will occupy your sign and your ruling planet Mars, will be combusted, but favourably placed in Scorpio. These are a generally fortunate planetary alignments for Aries. Although 2024 may begin on a somewhat slow and relatively subdued note, there will be progress in your life, as the year advances.
Challenges for Aries: Failing to ignore those irritations that are beyond your control is what will work against you. Take things in your stride so as not to be your own worst enemy.
Opportunities for Aries: Jupiter will encourage you to strive to achieve your objectives and to bring progress to your life. You will be successful in doing so as long as you are patient and consistent in your efforts. The 'Navgrah Yantra' talisman will strengthen the astrological factors working in your favour and subdue those that aren't.
New Year's Resolution for Aries: "Patience and persistence will pave the path to my success".
A neutral Venus and retrograde Mercury occupy Scorpio and they aspect your sign. This is a generally favourable influence. You will be keen to bring growth to your finances and personal relationships.
Challenges for Taurus: There are so many possibilities, but so little time. You believe that much is attainable right now, but you are at risk of getting ahead of yourself. The rewards of your efforts will be progressive and you are liable to become frustrated at what you perceive as only gradual progress.
Opportunities for Taurus: You will feel things more intensely than normal. This allows you to deepen important relationships and personel connections. The 'Crystal Shri Yantra Locket' talisman will not only help you to realise your potential, but will keep your emotions in check.
New Year's Resolution for Taurus: "When things aren't going my way, I resolve to take a deep breath and channel my energies in a positive direction".
As you enter the New Year, the ruling planet of your sign, Mercury will be in-retrograde and adversely placed in Scorpio. Mars and the Sun will however, have a strongly favourable influence on Gemini.
Challenges for Gemini: There are several new ideas on your mind, but a lack of clarity in your thought process. You need to focus on what is achievable and eliminate confusion. Communicating your ideas coherently will be easier said than done.
Opportunities for Gemini: You are motivated to bring about changes and put new plans into action. Be enterprising, but strategic in your approach. Calculated risks could pay off in the long term. The 'Crystal Ganpathi Yantra Locket' talisman will bring you good fortune when you need it and help you to achieve your objectives.
New Year's Resolution for Gemini: "I will utilise my razor sharp intellect to cut through all confusion, crystallising my plans with clarity and precision".
The Moon will be strongly placed in Leo at the beginning of the year. This will be a positive alignment for most Cancerians, as they enter 2024.
Challenges for Cancer: The Moon doesn't hang about and it will move out of Leo before you know it. As you know, your moods tend to go up and down a bit, so staying in a positive frame of mind is what you have to be mindful of.
Opportunities for Cancer: The stars are telling you that there is nothing holding you back, except your own insecurities. Carry the momentum of your positive start to the year, into February. Use the 'Mahamrityunjay Locket Yantra' talisman to strengthen both the positive influence of the Moon and your resolve.
New Year's Resolution for Cancer: "My fears are only as deep as my mind allows".
People under the sign of Leo, will enjoy one of the most favourable beginnings to the New Year. The Sun and Moon will fill you with feelings of confidence and relative positivity.
Challenges for Leo: Saturn has a mixed influence on Leo. The contrasting energies of Saturn and the Sun bring a blend of both challenges and opportunities. While you will be determined in your efforts, stubborness could result in ego clashes. You may over-estimate your chances of succeeding in your plans. This will make you prone to pessimism when things don't work out quite as you anticipate.
Opportunities for Leo: Your determination will temper your exuberance and ambition. Your confidence will drive you to strive hard for your goals. Acquiring the 'Talisman Combination for Good Fortune' will give you the best chances of success in all areas of life.
New Year's Resolution for Leo: "I will nurture a positive outlook and remind myself that every day may not be good, but there's something good in every day".
The malefic 'Ketu' presently occupies Virgo and Mercury is in-retrograde. The beginning of 2024 will not be the best time of the year for this sign. There are possibilities of minor health problems, such as coughs, colds and stress, as well as some degree of uncertainty or worry, in the near future.
Challenges for Virgo: An assortment of worries and struggles may prevail. This may be due to the problems mentioned above, as well as possible:
A betrayal of confidence.
A feeling of detachment from the world around you.
A reflective and introspective demeanour.
Opportunities for Virgo: Ketu's influence is something of a double-edged sword. While the above challenges will prevail, there will also be possibilities of unexpected gains, along with some manner of entertaining fun. You may also rediscover your spiritual side. The 'Solid Crystal Shri Yantra' talisman will bring you material and spiritual gains.
New Year's Resolution for Virgo: "I resolve to be a confirmed optimist, because the battle is often won, when you're having fun".
Come January and there will be no planetary presence in your zodiac sign. Your ruling planet, Venus will occupy your 2nd house and a retrograde Jupiter aspects your sign. The New Year will have a bitter sweet flavour for you.
Challenges for Libra: Your current financial status may be of concern to you. Putting new plans into action will be a struggle and progress in your life will be generally slow and difficult. Although there will be fun and enjoyment in your home, there is likely to be a lack of harmony. Discord between spouses and partners also seems imminent. You may experience some minor health problems.
Opportunities for Libra: You will be inclined towards engaging in philanthropic activities, such as donating towards a worthy cause. You will also consider ways to acquire new skills or knowledge. Friends and siblings will be supportive. You are motivated to bring about positive changes in your life. The 'Pyramid Shri Yantra' talisman will bring successful rewards to your efforts.
New Year's Resolution for Libra: "I am a Libran and I possess the ability to turn ambitions into reality".
As we enter the New Year, a retrograde Mercury and neutral Venus will be placed in the sign of Scorpio. Scorpio's ruling planet, Mars will be combusted in the friendly zodiac of Sagittarius. These are somewhat contradictory influences. Mars encourages you to take on new challenges and there appear to be several options open to you.
Challenges for Scorpio: Despite these opportunities, the way ahead lacks clarity. You may be overcomplicating your plans by trying to do too much, too soon. You will be inclined to frequently change your thoughts and ideas. Doing so will only bring instability to your fortunes.
Opportunities for Scorpio: You are inspired by your own ability to be innovative and to come up with out-of-the-box ideas. Your drive to succeed can overcome your obstacles, but you have to be clear about the direction to take. The 'Combination of Talismans for Obstacles' will aid your efforts and allow you to achieve the results you seek.
New Year's Resolution for Scorpio: "I believe in the KISS (Keep it Simple Stupid) approach, because my success is just in kissing distance".
Mars and the Sun will bring a strong positive influence into the lives of most Sagittarians. Jupiter, the ruling planet for Sagittarius occupies Aries, which is also a favourable factor, but at the beginning of the year, this planet will be in-retrograde.
Challenges for Sagittarius: As you enter the new year, achieving even modest objectives will require a fair deal of effort.
Opportunities for Sagittarius: You are up to the task and are willing to take on almost any challenge. After a slow beginning, you will be ready to make up for any time lost and there will be rewards as the year progresses. There will be stability and a degree of reliability in your finances. The 'Karya Siddhi Yantra' locket will ensure that your efforts return maximum rewards.
New Year's Resolution for Sagittarius: "I commit to embrace the journey as much as the destination, taking deliberate steps forward whilst all the while remembering that patience is a virtue".
Although you continue to pass through a seven-and-a-half year, negative period of Saturn, your ruling planet Saturn, presently occupies its own zodiac sign of Aquarius. This is a favourable alignment for you that lends safety and stability to your life.
Challenges for Capricorn: You have probably learnt by now that nothing comes easy. You can expect more of the same and as a result, this year will be another busy period for you. The current astrological influences do make you susceptible to brooding and obstinacy. At times, your life will seem stagnant.
Opportunities for Capricorn: Your ability to be persistent and patient is what works for you. The harder you try, the greater your success. A powerful combination of talismans like the 'Horseshoe Talisman' will hasten the rewards of your efforts.
New Year's Resolution for Capricorn: "I will be the personification of resilience. Patience and persistence will be the cornerstones of my route to success".
Saturn, the ruling planet of the zodiac sign of Aquarius, presently occupies this very sign. Although the influence of a seven-and-a-half year, negative period of Saturn currently exists in your life, this alignment brings steady progress to the lives of Aquarians.
Challenges for Aquarius: You are determined to achieve your goals. You have, and will continue to work tirelessly to succeed in this. Although there is progress, it is gradual and there will be a feeling that the pace of change in your life is slow and laboured. The problem is, you may find that you are slow to making timely course corrections.
Opportunities for Aquarius: Your determination and dedication will pay off in the long term. By the end of the year, you will be able to look back in satisfaction with what you have accomplished. Acquiring the 'Saturn Talisman' will allow help you to garner greater success, in quicker time.
New Year's Resolution for Aquarius: "My success will result from the sum of the efforts that I perform, day in and day out".
At the beginning of the year, the malefic 'Rahu' will occupy your sign, while your ruling planet, Jupiter is in-retrograde. This is a somewhat inauspicious start to 2024.
Challenges for Pisces: The problems and struggles that you have been experiencing in recent times will continue. There will be a general feeling of dissatisfaction with the prevailing circumstances in your life. These troubles will persist into the first quarter of 2024.
Opportunities for Pisces: Things get progressively better in your life as the year advances. You will use your knowledge and experience to your advantage and doing so will bring you financial gains. The 'Lucky Charm for Success' is exactly what you need right now, to multiply you success.
New Year's Resolution for Pisces: "A Piscean may encounter many defeats, but cannot be defeated. I will find opportunity in the midst of any difficulty".
It has been said that,
"A New Year's resolution is just something that goes in one year, and out the other!"
While there may be some truth to this, don't be deterred. The stars have provided you with direction, now resolve to follow through on your resolution.
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