New year resolutions 2014
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The Best New Year Resolutions for Your Sun Sign

by Astrology Detective December 23, 2013 05:38 PM EST
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It’s a brand new year -- time to start fresh, break from bad habits and turn around long-term stalemated lifestyle situations. By examining what the stars have in store for you in 2014, you can target problem areas and effectively work to make profound changes in your life. What should your New Year Resolutions be for 2014? Read on!

ARIES
For 2014, you should resolve to learn how to control your anger so you avoid blowing your lid at family, colleagues and lovers. No matter how anyone else treats you, verbal and physical aggression should never be a viable response. Learn healthier ways to deal with confrontation. Also, you should continue to focus on your career ambitions and solidify your financial independence!

TAURUS
Loosen up around your partner and reintroduce some passion into your relationship. While the fulfillment of duty and obligation is a highly noble attribute in a Significant Other, a little fun and flirtiness is also needed to keep things fresh. Singles should stop brooding and lighten up -- a smile on your face will more easily attract an upbeat partner instead of all the straight-laced types you have been surrounded by lately. Your current focus on your love life is making you a flakey friend, so make an effort to be more reliable and considerate to those in your social network.

GEMINI
You're solid financially, but don’t use it to control those around you or else shaky friendships could run the risk of ceasing to exist all together. Keep intimacy and money separate or you may find yourself with a partner only because you can’t afford to be on your own (or that's the only reason they are sticking with you). Continue to meet new people but also make more of an effort to be more reliable to existing friends. Get out and search for true love in the first half of year. This is also a great year to lose weight and get physically fit. You'll find it relatively easy to stick to a diet or exercise regime.

CANCER
Stop getting sucked into endless power struggles with partners, and learn how to stand up for yourself and set boundaries. Make room for spontaneous romance instead of constantly focusing on commitment and duties. Be careful about coming off as a selfish egomaniac to those around you. Watch out for weight gain during the first half of the year. Your work life has been enmeshed in constant change, so try to create a more consistent professional environment and follow-up on opportunities that come your way. Focus on earning and saving money instead of spending it during the second half of year.

LEO
Continue to focus on yourself and your needs. For a while you were spending so much time tending to the problems of those around you that you emptied out all your emotional reserves. Focus on creating the perfect home base, such as securing an apartment in your favorite neighborhood. If it's time to renovate your digs or move in with someone (or out) -- do it. Feeling grounded in the physical realm will lead to a metaphysical blossoming and sense of total rebirth in the summer. During the second half of the year, however, be careful of weight gain.

VIRGO


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Don’t waste your time feeding the energy vampires in your love life. Don’t be deceived, manipulated and controlled or have your kindness and bank account mistreated by partners. Go out and make new open-minded, generous, supportive friends, and cut off the judgmental, self-righteous ones that only cut you down so they feel better about themselves. Save your advice, friendship and love for those that truly merit it.

LIBRA
Stop dealing with a flakey partner or domineering home situations. If you have a roommate, live-in family member or lover who is firmly controlling the homestead, get out and search for a new place to live -- preferably on your own. Unreliable partners or a constantly shifting love life are draining a lot of your energy and focus from your career, thus resulting in less earnings. If you focus on work, by the end of the year your financial situation will improve.

SCORPIO
Resolve to lighten up. Things really aren’t that bad -- so stop brooding all the time and avoid bursting out verbally in close relationships. Get focused on your physical health and take a steady approach to the upkeep of your body. Stick to good nutrition and exercise instead of yo-yoing between laziness and activity, or eating and dieting. Pay more attention to your career, as you are reaching a 12-year peak in terms of professional success -- but you have to work and earn it. It’s also a great time to diet; if you want to lose weight, you'll have the discipline to do so this year.

SAGITTARIUS
During the last few years, you've had a tendency to isolate yourself socially, maybe because you're unconsciously spending more time at home or involved with family members. Get out more and widen your circle beyond your immediate kin in 2014. Meeting new people in the first half of the year will reinvigorate you and inspire you during the second half of the year, encouraging you to live more, travel more or even go back to school. Stop obsessing over making money and using it to impress the opposite sex or you're apt to end up with golddiggers.

CAPRICORN
Stop trying to control everyone around you -- family, lovers, workmates -- or you'll find yourself surrounded by a never-ending stream of rebellion. Learn how to listen and let go, as well as respect the boundaries and rights of others. Try to gain more assertiveness by learning the art of direct communication. Get rid of friends who are limiting your worldview; you are conservative by nature but your current company is too brittle and uptight -- even for you. Work hard during the first half of the year, as you are at a 12-year peak in career success. Just be sure not to ignore those you love.

AQUARIUS
It’s time to deal with your psychological demons so you can stop erupting over suppressed resentments. See a therapist or read self-help books. Bursting out in an endless barrage of temper tantrums can alienate you from otherwise valuable people. Try to learn to control your tongue by taking verbal timeouts. Get yourself in shape physically the first half of the year. Work with determination, even if success seems slow, as you at the peak of a 29-year cycle in career success. Even if you're not seeing results now, you're cementing your talent and building your reputation. In the summertime, focus on true love and you're likely to be swept away into a storybook romance.

PISCES
Resolve to get your finances under control in 2014. You've been on an earnings rollercoaster ride but new opportunities are out there from the least likely sources. Get out there and network, and follow up on all career possibilities. Cut up the credit cards and don't take on any new debt. Instead, restructure existing debt and get as much paid off as you can, especially during first half of 2014. Don’t put up with bullying friends -- and don’t be a bully yourself! During the first half of the year, you can rekindle old romances or find new love, while the second half of the year favors getting in shape physically.
 
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