Aries (March 21st to April 19th)
In 2018, you need to slow the hell down and stop running from your problems.
Hell, you’re not running; you’re sprinting. Instead of addressing the pain in your life and in your heart, you pretend it doesn’t exist. You are always filling your days with distractions. You never allow yourself to just be still because you’re afraid what will happen if you’re left alone with your own thoughts. You’re afraid of acknowledging the void. In 2018, it’s time to face your self-destructive habits head-on and change your life. It’s time to stop drowning your issues in vodka, almost relationships, and work. Face the bullshit head-on, and then watch yourself (and your life) flourish.
Taurus (April 20th to May 20th)
In 2018, you need to learn to be wrong every now and then.
Because there’s nothing more you hate than being wrong, is there? Hate to break it to you, Taurus, but you are wrong at times; in fact, you are probably wrong a lot. And this isn’t because you’re a failure, it’s because you’re a human being. It’s in our DNA to f_-k up, to not know everything, to lose. And that’s okay. In 2018, do yourself and your relationships a favor and admit when you’ve made a mistake. Learn to hear your partner or friend out when you’re arguing and see things from their point of view, instead of just your own. It’s going to be uncomfortable as hell at first, but it’s the only way to not stay stagnant and to improve your relationships and how others see you.
Gemini (May 22nd to June 21st)
In 2018, you need to quit being so damn inconsistent.
Keep the plans you make, stop ghosting people, and learn to actively pursue your goals. One of your biggest downfalls is your apparent inability to be consistent. And while this is definitely a weakness, it’s not something you can’t work on. You can learn to enjoy routine. You can learn to start working towards one specific thing without feeling like your skin is crawling, or dating one person you like without fearing someone “better” is out there. Try it in 2018. It’ll be good for you.
Cancer (June 22nd to July 22nd)
In 2018, you need to stop using “trust issues” as an excuse to not let anyone in.
Because here’s the truth: trust is scary. We are all afraid of getting hurt and being let down by someone we love. Trusting someone is inherently vulnerable. That will never change, no matter how much you work through your “issues.” It will always feel uneasy. You need to take the leap in your relationships and put your faith in someone else, even if that means you get hurt. Because you know what? You can heal from that, and trust again. You’re more resilient than you realize. Stop acting like you’re not.
Leo (July 23rd to August 22nd)
In 2018, you need to stop expecting everyone in your life to be perfect all the goddamn time.
Repeat after me, Leo: No one is perfect. So stop expecting them to be. You tend to hold people to unrealistically high standards, having astronomical expectations for your friends, family, and love interests to fulfill your wants and needs. But people have their own lives, problems, and interests. They can’t all bend over backward for you all the time. Learn to be more compassionate and understanding. It’ll go a long way in 2018.
Virgo (August 23rd to September 22nd)
In 2018, you need to stop distracting yourself with others’ problems and actually focus on yourself and what you need to work on for once.
People aren’t projects, Virgo. They’re just people. You can’t save them or fix them, you can only love them. Having said that, you need to stop focusing so much on other people and what’s going on in their lives and start paying more attention to your own. You’re constantly feeling burned out because you don’t really take care of yourself as much as you should. You know what’s a great solution to fix that? Some goddamn self-care. In 2018, take a break from playing therapist or fixer and just do you for a while. Your sanity will thank you.
Libra (September 23rd to October 22nd)
In 2018, you need to stop feeling so damn sorry for yourself.
Make the changes you want and stop sitting around and complaining. Just do something already! Thinking a ton about how things “shouldn’t” be a particular way doesn’t change shit. It just prolongs the problem and procrastinates action. Acknowledge what isn’t working, address your shortcomings, and get moving to make your life better and yourself happier. Enough of the damn wallowing in 2018.
Scorpio (October 23rd to November 22nd)
In 2018, you really gotta work on that jealousy problem of yours.
Seriously, it’s a bad look. Just because someone else is successful doesn’t mean you’re unsuccessful. Two people can both be attractive, believe it or not. Your girlfriend talking to another guy at the bar doesn’t usually mean shit, so stop worrying so damn much and being so incredibly insecure with your own strengths that no one else can have them either. Be more confident in yourself and learn to celebrate the good in others. It’ll feel better. Trust me.
Sagittarius (November 23rd to December 21st)
In 2018, you need to work on being more patient.
There’s a reason they say patience is a virtue. The ability to wait gracefully and delay gratification falls into so many areas in our lives, be it our health, work, love life, etc. Feeling the need to rush everything along only hurts the process and also takes away some beautiful moments between what could be and what is. Waiting won’t kill you, Sagittarius. Let relationships happen as they will. Stop trying to rush love. Let personal growth come as it may and pay attention to the discomfort you experience while waiting for everything to come together. That’s where the growth happens.
Capricorn (December 22nd to January 20th)
In 2018, stop being so damn unforgiving.
The world isn’t out to get you, Capricorn. Stop holding grudges and writing people off for making mistakes or hurting you, because, most times, it’s not malicious or intentional. Everyone is simply doing the best they can with what they have at a given time. No one is perfect. Stop expecting them to be, it’s just unfair. Learn to let shit go and you’ll feel a lot more peaceful and your relationships will improve. Life will feel a lot lighter when you’re not carrying everyone’s missteps around like a badge of honor.
Aquarius (January 21st to February 18th)
In 2018, stop hiding all of your fucking emotions.
Believe it or not, people can’t read minds. No one can always know what it is you’re feeling if you don’t make those feelings known. Keeping everything bottled up and tucked away doesn’t help anyone. It’s unhealthy for you and it does literally nothing for your relationships. Allow yourself to be emotionally expressive in 2018 and as vulnerable as you can be. You won’t die.
Pisces (February 19th to March 20th)
In 2018, you need to stop overanalyzing every little goddamn thing.
Seriously, stop. You’re driving yourself and all your friends nuts. You read way too much into things. Learn to let things just be as they are, without having to give a deeper meaning or reasoning for why they are the way they are. Sometimes, people and situations actually do come at face value. Learn to recognize when you actually do need to do a deeper analysis and when your brain power could be used elsewhere, like your job. You’ll probably be less tired too. Try it.