Hello everyone.

The time for New Year’s resolutions has arrived.  The five outer planets, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto reflect the major themes unfolding over the next year.  Here are short explanations of the trends and a resolution for each that is attuned to the stars.

Jupiter in Pisces and Aries

After leaving the sign of Aquarius in January, Jupiter spends the rest of the year in the signs of Pisces and Aries.  Jupiter represents our thirst for knowledge and our desire to improve our world.  Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac, the sign of immersion in the collective and the dissolution of our personal desires.  Aries is the spark of ego-driven life; the urge to arise out of the cosmic soup and pursue our individual goals.

I resolve to give generously this year, both to the world at large and to my own aims and ambitions.

Saturn in Libra

Saturn is in Libra most of the year, with just a few months back into Virgo on its retrograde voyage.  Saturn in the planet of limitation and structure in the sense that it contracts the energy of ideas and inspiration into the material plane.  Saturn is at its best operating within defined systems and organized environments.  Libra is the sign of partnerships and other close, committed relationships.

I resolve to develop a relationship with a trusted advisor and allow their wisdom to guide my decisions.

Uranus in Pisces and Aries

Uranus finishes its seven year sojourn through Pisces and enters Aries this year.  Uranus is the force of innovation and inventiveness.  Pisces represents the end of the cycle, when a business has to find new life or dissolve.  Aries represents the new beginning, full of entrepreneurial spirit and individual ambition.

I resolve to update the vision for my business this year, bringing at least one new, unique, out-of-the-box product or service to market.

Neptune in Aquarius

Neptune has been transiting Aquarius since 1998 and will continue in this sign until May 2011.    Neptune represents our urge to belong, to meld, to establish connections with others.  In the Aquarian stage of the cycle the group has become more important than the individual.  Innovation comes from the bottom up or through collective input.

I resolve to spend time with younger people to maintain a fresh perspective and to gain ideas for innovation and employee contribution.

Pluto in Capricorn

Pluto entered Capricorn in 2008 and will remain in this sign until 2025.  This long transit will bring fundamental change to the business and government structures in our lives.  Pluto represents the energy of transformation and Capricorn is the stage of the business cycle when an entity has become driven by rules, bureaucracy, and a “success at any cost” attitude.  Pluto will aid this ambition, but only after uprooting anything decaying at the core.

I resolve to identify an aspect of my business that is no longer working, and ceremoniously let it end.

Do any of these resonate with you? Pick one or all of them, or if you’ve already formulated your business resolutions, please share them in the comments section. See if you can match them to the major transits above.