I'd like to wish everyone a very happy, fun filled holiday season. Whatever you're doing I hope you can take some time out to rest and regenerate before the start of another year. It can be a very busy and sometimes stressful time of year but it is a great time to slow down, reflect and set some intentions for the following year.
For those who follow astrological charts you might be aware of the current Venus retrograde cycle we have just entered. Venus is the ruler of love, beauty, arts and finances. When Venus is in retrograde it is a time to have patience in these areas of life as the energy around them can feel a bit "stuck". Try not to push matters around love and money but rather reconsider what is important to you and what you truly value.
You may also like to set some intentions for 2014. Personally I feel setting a new year resolution can create a lot of pressure to "achieve". Setting intentions and goals can help guide you as you make decisions throughout the year, rather than having hard rules. For example you might intend to live a healthy lifestyle and nurture your body, rather than lose x number of kilograms. Intending to nurture yourself could help guide you to make wise choices around the type of food you eat, the time you get into bed at night, the amount of exercise you do and the amount of rest you take also.
What are your intentions for 2014?