What Your New Year’s Resolution Should Be, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
Between making nice with your MIL and learning to cut yourself off after that second glass of Chardonnay, there’s, like, a lot you want to accomplish this new year. But how to prioritize which task is most important? Ask the stars, silly. Here’s what your resolution should be this year, according to your zodiac sign.
AQUARIUS (JANUARY 20 – FEBRUARY 18)
With a force like Uranus (planet of sudden changes) as your ruler, it’s no great wonder that you’re prone to paranoia. But with 2018’s new moon in your sightlines, it’s time to pick a fear that’s holding you back and face it head on (see: finally cutting that toxic friend out of your life). Spoiler: It’ll be the mood-boost you need to start the year off right.
PISCES (FEBRUARY 19 – MARCH 20)
Being in tune with others is a huge part of the reason you’re so darn beloved. But that doesn’t mean you should shy away from vocalizing your own needs. First up on your NYE TDL? Being more direct with people and demanding what you desire—whether that’s a little help with the kids or a big fat raise at work.
ARIES (March 21 - April 19)
True to your fire sign disposition, you have no trouble casting a wide social net. But the secret to a happy social life lies in true and deep friendships, rather than lots of surface ones. Make nurturing the most important relationships in your life the priority for the year ahead.
TAURUS (APRIL 20 – MAY 20)
When it comes to goals on the health front, you can be pretty, well...bullish about getting started. Aka you tend to get stuck in your sweatpants ways and never make changes. News flash: There will be no great act of divine intervention to inspire you to switch up your diet or finally stick to thrice weekly yoga. So make this the year that you actually set healthy systems in place.
GEMINI (MAY 21 – JUNE 20)
Sweet, mercurial Gemini: It’s time to stop flitting from project to project and actually commit to something in a lasting way. That blog you’ve been meaning to get moving on? Set a recurring calendar date and prove you can do it. Fix your mind on one self-bettering task and see it through this time.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
Truth talk: Broadening your worldview is a challenging task when you’re living in a hermit shell. The remedy: Travel! Skip town one weekend, say yes to opportunities that come your way, and start plotting and planning for your next great escape. Getting out of your comfort zone will stoke your intellectual fire, moonchild.
LEO (JULY 23 – AUGUST 22)
As the preeminent diva of the zodiac, you innately crave pomp and circumstance. Trouble is, pomp and circumstance costs m-o-n-e-y. Your task, lioness? Stop living beyond your means in the name of fabulosity and make quietly pocketing away some savings priority #1. We promise, reining in your finances will help you find a spot of calm in that busy, boisterous life of yours.
VIRGO (AUGUST 23 – SEPTEMBER 22)
Skip a resolution. Wait, what? Allow us to elaborate: Your meticulous nature is one of your most admirable qualities, sure. But what will actually serve you best in the year ahead is a resolution to stop over-analyzing your faults so damn much. Essentially, challenge yourself to slow down, chill out and enjoy the New Year’s view.
LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 23 – OCTOBER 21)
Earth to Ms. Even Keel: Everybody loves you—you really, really don’t need Facebook to validate that. We know you’re cosmically programmed to be a people-pleaser, but just imagine all the time you’ll reclaim for pleasing yourself if you step away from your phone. Your New Year’s resolution: Set one day a week when you don’t check social media. You won’t miss it, we promise.
SCORPIO (OCTOBER 22 – NOVEMBER 21)
You’re fiercely loyal and protective of your loved ones—but you can be slow to welcome new connections with open arms. Take this new sun energy and challenge yourself to crawl up out of the underworld and be more social. Meeting new people will give your nearest and dearest the space they need, and shake up your perceptions about your own social skills.
SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 22 - DECEMBER 21)
Dear Nomad, while you’re known for trying to do it all, you really don’t have to. In fact, we’re guessing you’ll have a much happier and healthier start to the new year if you slow your roll. Your resolution? Take more time for sleep (eight hours, please!) and self-care (it’s totally cool to skip that cocktail party in the name of self-preservation).
CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22 – JANUARY 19)
Crossing off your to-do lists with flourish is your raison d’etre. What’s often left off those trailblazer lists? Romance. Make your New Year’s resolution to romance yourself (think: treating yourself to gorgeous lingerie that makes you feel like a femme fatale), and also your partner (a monthly candlelit dinner should do the trick).
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