Like the Play-doh Company who can’t run fast enough from its new phallis-shaped extruder, most of us are eager to dodge the awkward reality of this artificial “holiday.” But if you count yourself among those for whom New Year’s Eve revels are necessary to the positive inauguration of your annual assholery, douchebaggery, or general incivility, you get to start this year with a bang.
Relationships are a delicate, sensitive dance. You can take nothing for granted — and while that may seem like torture to those who desire only stability and consistency, it is the more likely path to healthy interaction. We have all discovered at some point that relationships can be dangerous. We can invest enormous amounts of self-esteem into them, alter the course of our lives and make commitments that may take decades to work out.
Amanda Painter notes that we already experienced an energetic reset button with the Capricorn New Moon just over a week ago; yet culturally speaking New Year’s Day is when we release the year that was and set intentions for the year about to be. Whether 2014 for you has been more triumph or trial, she wishes you ease and joy in implementing its lessons in 2015, with this roundup of recent columns on Planet Waves.
You’re likely to see changes in your financial picture and by all indications changes means improvements. It’s essential that you consider your economic and creative potential as something tangible and real which is more a feeling than it is a thought. If what you learned last month has taken root then a space should be open inside you.
Your professional environment is changing rapidly. Certain things are showing up that seem to be setbacks; other developments appear to be helpful. For the moment, I suggest you not make up your mind about which is which and what is what. At this point, anything can have any influence. I suggest you take a deliberative approach and allow every influence to reveal its true nature in the long term, rather than assigning it a role straight away.
When you sense the fear that making a particular choice is risky, pause and ask yourself just what you stand to lose — and though it may not occur to you, what you might gain. Being conscious this way will help you avoid secret fears running your life, and at the moment that’s a possibility. But there is power, as in strength and creative potential, wrapped up in that fear.