Make 2018 Your Best Year Yet

With holiday season pretty much over and with the new waxing of the moon, there is no better time for setting your goals and intentions for the year.Take time to become clear on your vision, on what you want your life to be like, regardless of your current level of skills, knowledge, habits or situation.The more specific you are and the more clarity that you have, the easier it is for your brain to get you there.

Having a vision is only 3% of the goal achieving process.Tactics and strategies make up another 17%. Tactics are the specific details on how you are going to achieve your goal, while a strategy is what you can do to achieve your goal.So, what makes up the remaining 80%? Execution! Taking action, every single day will see you achieving your goals.

A great habit that will help you achieve success is to read your goals every morning. Having a vision board of your goals is another powerful tool. Hang it in a place where you can constantly see it and reinforce the images in your subconscious brain. Write your goals on a card or in your diary, so that you can look at it several times throughout the day. Repetition is the key to changing your mindset, habits and achieving your goals.

We operate on autopilot, and our autopilot is controlled by our subconscious part of the brain.When we consciously think of our goals, over and over again, the conscious mind will eventually, through repetition, see your goals as the new habit, the new target point. Your goals and intentions will become the new baseline for your auto pilot. Like a GPS, your subconscious brain will do whatever it takes to get you to your destination. Firstly, you need to know where you want to go, see it and then program your brain to take you there!!Create the habit of priming your brain everyday with your vision and goal. If you do it repetitively every day, the brain conserves energy and turns it into a habit so you no longer have to think about it.

Many people fail for two major reasons: Firstly, they give up too quickly! You need to be determined and never give up! Eventually, you will get there! Repetition and perseverance is the key to success. Secondly, they don’t have a routine of checking and re-balancing. As well as checking your goals and vision very day, reassessing your progress each week will keep you on course. Select a day, for example each Sunday, to check your progress, your wins, see what’s not working and set some mini goals for the coming week. By breaking down large goals into smaller ones, it is much easier to reach your end goal. Imagine your journey is like a road trip, from Melbourne to Brisbane. Your first destination is going to be Albury, the next stop will be Canberra, then Sydney, Newcastle, Tamworth and finally arriving at your destination, Brisbane.

Finally, remember that success, prosperity and abundance is not just about money or status.It is about success in all areas of your life: health, career, finances, love relationships, family, friends and social life, spirituality, emotional and mental health, life purpose, your intellect and learning, your quality of life and environment. Set goals in all these sectors and you’re well on the way to a successful, rich and balanced life!

Aquarius, Air + Amethyst

The Star card in Tarot is ruled by Uranus, the planet of awakening, and is associated with the air sign, Aquarius. The Star symbolises hope, trust and faith. Faith in yourself, in the Universe and life. It is about having inner faith that tomorrow will be better, seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

The Star brings peace, healing and safety after the Tower. It is a card of healing, serenity, relaxation, peace of mind and tranquillity. Self-respect, self-esteem, self-love, self-forgiveness, self-sufficiency and purpose are all associated with the Star.

This is a time to radiate and sparkle, be a star and allow your natural talents to shine through.

In mythology, the Star is reflected in the myth of Pandora’s Box, which contained the most forbidden things, but also the most precious attribute of the human spirit: Hope.

January 21st brings us into the Sun Sign of Aquarius, the Water-bearer. As one of the Air signs, Aquarius bears qualities of insight, originality and inventiveness, as well as being open-minded and accepting of others. They are intelligent, interesting and original.

Aquarius is ruled by Uranus, the planet of individuality, ingenuity and unpredictability, Aquarians are often described as being eccentric, unpredictable and wacky. They love freedom and independence, and hate being restricted. Aquarians are naturally rebellious and hate to conform to the norm. They have a creative, inventive mind and are very “tech savvy”, loving all their gadgets and gizmos.

Like all air sign, Aquarians have a fascination with new people, especially if they come from a different or diverse background. They have a strong sense of logic and can be a bit insensitive at times. Friendships are extremely important to them, as are humanitarian issues on a large scale.

Being a fixed sign, Aquarians have strong opinions and beliefs and often refuse to conform and show great displays of integrity, always standing up for what they believe in.

Aqua, purple and silver and the Aquarian’s favourite colours. Amethyst is the crystal energy for Aquarius! Amethyst is one of the most commonly used crystals for protection, healing and chakra work. It is associated with spirituality, meditation and protection against negativity and psychic attacks. Amethyst is a meditative and calming stone which works in the emotional, spiritual, and physical planes to promote calm, balance, and peace. Try working with an amethyst crystal to eliminate impatience and bring a sense of serenity.

Blessings,

Natasha X

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