I mean, come on, it was pretty tough on everyone. We’re all a little cranky. But even though it’s been a rough year, we hang on to hope and cross our fingers that 2012 will be better, doomsday prophecies or not.
Here’s a way to take a look at 2011 and rate your planets or, better yet, rate how you lived up to the planets’ expectations of you.
Year End Review
Spend a little time evaluating each planet’s role in your transits this year. Give an overall rating for the inner planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars). They travelled through lots of signs and houses in your chart, so it’s a little harder to pin them down.
For the outer planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto), include the houses they visited in your chart as part of the evaluation.
Don’t look for things like Saturn squared my Sun and I didn’t feel like leaving the house all year or Pluto conjoined my Moon and I was miserable.
Instead, you might write something like this if Saturn was in your 3rd house:
- I set some boundaries on how I communicate with my neighbors. I won’t be a part of neighborhood gossip anymore. 4 stars
- I improved my vocabulary and can now work the NY Times crossword puzzle in 15 minutes! 4 stars
- I never got around to those driving lessons I promised myself. 0 Stars
- I told Aunt Ada I’d visit her monthly, but missed a couple of months. 3 Stars
Get the idea?
If you’d like a life review, use this worksheet with your natal chart.
Don’t make snap judgements or give yourself a pass/fail before you start. You might surprise yourself with your overall review.
Just for fun, let’s go ahead and rate the planets, too. Take this poll and vote for your favorite planet of 2011, the one you were happiest with.