How Your Zodiac Sign Can Help You Keep Your Resolutions

Posted on December 31, 2016

We′ve all done it. We′ve entered into the New Year with all sorts of good intentions. You say to yourself you′re going to save money, lose weight, or make one of a myriad of other vows. All of which are history by the end of January!

Did you know that you can use astrology to help you keep those promises? Your Sun sign is a large part of what makes you who you are. If you work with it, you′ve got a greater chance of success.

You might even want to take into account your rising sign or your Moon sign, to determine your primal triad. All three are important when it comes to your character and your temperament.

Take a look at our hints below for each zodiac sign before making your New Year′s Resolutions. You can start off strong, with a good chance of winning in 2017!

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You′re the first sign of the zodiac and a fire sign, too! By nature, you′re very determined and like to lead. If you want a real challenge, resolve yourself to finish the projects you start. Do things task by task.

That kind of dedication will take a lot out of you! Rather than being so eager to take on big tasks (that′s a good way to set yourself up for failure, too) promise yourself that you′re going to complete one new thing.

Choose something that you′ve always wanted to try, something that interests you, and you′ll be more inclined to stick to it and see it through to the end.


You′re determined and have the fixed qualities of the earth signs. While some people (such as an Aries) may march forward with tunnel-vision, you′re more likely to dig your heels in deeper and refuse to move.

You like your creature comforts and your home environment. An easy resolution for you to keep would be to get out a little bit more and be less of a homebody.

It doesn′t have to be too far away from your natural surroundings, and it needn′t make you uncomfortable. Make a promise to go out to eat somewhere new once a month. You do enjoy your food after all.


You′re a natural social butterfly, never staying in one place or with one crowd of people too long. You like witty conversation and the company of others.It would be too much to ask you to clip your wings.

However, you could make a resolution to develop some tenacity. Your intellectual qualities make it easy and enjoyable for you to learn a new skill, research a new topic, or begin a new activity with new people.

This will stimulate your intellect - something that you enjoy - and it will give you all kinds of new things to talk about with others.


We know how much your home and family mean to you. You may get too cocooned in your comfort zone and wrapped up in other people′s minutiae. You have a tendency to smother others with your affection.

A good resolution for you is to try to get a handle on your mood swings. You really do oscillate between all or nothing. Learn your trigger points and respond to them with healthy activities and boundaries.

When you feel yourself starting to plummet, have an activity that you enjoy (go on a walk, take a soak in the tub) where you can retreat until you′ve got a handle on your mindset.


Like your ruling planet the Sun, you like to shine. You′re good at it so there′s no reason to stop! Your generosity and your magnanimous personality automatically draw others to you.

You′re also a great leader and there′s no reason to step out of the spotlight once you find yourself in it. Try not to hog it so much once you′re there though and let others show their talents, too.

You could resolve to learn to share that space a bit and give others a chance to shine. If that seems hard, then put yourself in a position to elevate them, so you also get to share in any glory that they achieve.


Picky, picky, picky! You′ve got a reputation for being critical, and you probably deserve it. Virgos do love to obsess over details and pay attention to minutiae.

The earth qualities of a Virgo mean that you have the ability to take common sense and turn it into pragmatism. You′re never going to change who you are, so don′t try.

However, you can change your approach to how you do things, and this is a resolution you′ll be able to keep.Throw yourself into an activity that is complex and demands focus and scrutiny.

This way you′ll get your fastidiousness fix that way and it should help you relax more among others, rather than needing to constantly ‘fix′ their lives.


There′s no point asking you to resolve that you will make faster decisions this year, indecisiveness and hesitancy are just part of who you are. You might even have trouble choosing what resolution to make.

You leave no facet unexplored and even then, you doubt whether you′ve made the right choice. An easy resolution to keep is to vow to indulge yourself, but only in things worth having.

Exercise patience, use that hesitancy to your advantage, and only invest in things that are quality. You′ll feel more rewarded if you bypass instant gratification and wait for something of excellence.


Charismatic and full of mystery, you may indeed be the only person who knows what resolution you′re trying to keep this year. You′re definitely not an open book and that′s what draws people to you.

As a fixed sign you care deeply and love passionately, although your temper gets the best of you when you′re backed into a corner. You′re honest and can withstand a lot, but even you have your breaking point.

Perhaps a suitable resolution for you is to recognize when you′re about to hit your breaking point; withdraw before you say something that cuts like a knife and causes irreparable damage to the relationship.


You′ve got a naturally light-hearted approach to life. As a mutable sign, you′re happy to go where life takes you. People love your company, and you revel being enjoyed by other people.

Your innate charm fascinates people, and you tell good stories to keep them entertained. However, some people may feel that your outgoing nature is flirtation. You sometimes do it without even meaning to flirt.

This has the potential to land you into trouble if you′re not looking to hookup with someone. A good resolution for you would be to observe other people a bit more, tone it down if you notice someone being a little too attentive.


You′ve probably already have your resolutions made and categorized and know exactly how to stick to them. As a cardinal sign, you like to instigate things and lead others - and that′s okay - you′re good at it!

You don′t have to be the boss of everything and everyone, though. Give someone else the leeway to figure things out for themselves. You might want to resolve to delegate tasks to others in the new year.

Try to focus on an activity that interests you in 2017. The good news is that your willpower and tenacity will lead you to success, so choose the promise that you make to yourself wisely.


Of all the zodiac signs resolutions are probably going to be the hardest for you. You′re an intelligent and practical air sign, but commitment just isn′t your thing until you′re 100% sure of it.

For you, rules were made to be broken - the minute someone tells you not to do something, you′ll do it, because you can. The easiest promise for you to stick to involves pushing the boundaries and trying new things.

The more quirky it is, the better chance you′ll have in sticking to it. Perhaps it′s the time to vow to change jobs, move houses, or anything that′s different and disruptive in a positive way.


You′re the wateriest of the water signs and this makes you very changeable! You live in a dream world, always longing for something different, and usually just out of reach. You′d rather daydream about them instead, because that′s safer than trying and failing.

It′s hard for you to apply the determination to your goals. Resolutions are hard for you, because you′re really not interested in the material side of life as long as you′re comfortable.

You′re usually easygoing, but when you do lose your temper you′re a turbulent and angry storm. The best resolution for you is to throw yourself into a creative pursuit and release your emotions there.

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A new year is a wonderful time to make changes and improve your life. Many people will make resolutions to better themselves and a lot of the time they fail at keeping these promises.

2017 can be different for you. If you use the knowledge of your Sun sign and the tips provided, you can have a better chance of making your New Year′s resolution a success.

Happy New Year!

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Charla Stone

Hi! I’m Charla Stone and I learned astrology and mysticism way back in the 1970s. I've spent the last four decades using the stars, tarot, runes, crystals, totems, and more to bring light and guidance to others. I’m just an old hippie at heart who has traveled the world to learn of its cultures. I’ve been published online and in print—which still rather surprises me, as this isn’t something I do, it’s just who I am! When I’m not writing or doing readings, I’m spending time in my garden or the art studio, or with my beloved dogs. Read More by Charla Stone