2017 has been a notoriously tough year. While 2016 shook the world with some celebrity stars leaving this world, 2017 will be remembered as a year of political madness. But what about our struggles? What have you been battling this year, and how much of it do you need to leave behind in 2017? 2018 is offering a fresh start, so depending on your zodiac sign, here are the things you need to get over by New Year’s Eve.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
You seek to be honest and true, but not everyone is the same. Humans as a race are mysterious, secretive and sometimes, untrustworthy. Don’t fall into that trap. Keep being true to yourself, even if people around you are willing to betray others at the drop of a hat. Don’t follow the crowd. Trust your judgment, and act as you believe you should.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
You can often take things to heart, and it’s time to grow a thicker skin. Don’t let people get you down, and don’t automatically assume someone is attacking you. Aim to be able to take on criticism without it destroying your confidence. You know your worth, but you also know you can always improve, so allow people to guide you to be better.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
An Aries is always willing to stick their neck out for a thrill, but you have to question – how appropriate is that behavior? This year, leave compulsion behind to focus more on your ambitious side. Aim to achieve higher next year, because you know you can when you put your mind to it. However, always ensure you set realistic goals. You often become disappointed when you fall short of your plans, but you ask too much of yourself. Find the balance between ambition and laziness – even Aries need a break now and then.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Everyone knows a Taurus like you are reliable, and plenty of people come to you with problems. This year, make sure to make time for yourself. You don’t always have the solution for every problem, and focussing so much on others doesn’t leave much energy left for yourself. Don’t overwork yourself – your mental health is more important than that.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Gemini’s are social butterflies, but you can’t always be the life of the party. Take a break from socializing now and then to recharge. Don’t stress when you get bombarded by plans. You’re in high demand, but you can’t go to every event you’re invited to. Learn to say no, and not feel guilty about it.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
We all know how sentimental Cancers can get, but you need to let the past go sometimes. Don’t hold on to broken relationships, especially when everyone else has moved on around you. Leave unhealthy friendships back in 2017 and start 2018 afresh.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
You love to soak up the limelight and be the center of attention, so naturally, you’re the life of the party, but there’s more to life. Leave your ego back in 2017, and give yourself some time to buckle down on the things that matter most.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
You always have perfection in mind, but it’s important to remember that perfection isn’t everything. Don’t abandon your ambition, but just take a while to reflect each day, and remember that you’re doing pretty well without adding more pressure to yourself. Your attention to detail can make you believe only your best is good enough, but everyone else can see your potential being put to good use. Try to relax your mind and strive for excellence, but not necessarily perfection.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
You’re a happy go lucky person for the most part, but it’s okay to have down moments too. If you’re having issues, don’t be afraid to give in to them for a while. Take time for yourself and stop trying to please everyone for once – you’ll feel better for it.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
You’re a mystery to most, and that’s fine for a while. However, don’t allow that to stop you from letting people into your life. Learn to trust others, and don’t be afraid of how they could hurt you – instead, be hopeful for how they might light your life.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Your wanderlust can get the better of you sometimes, and it’s important to understand that sometimes you have to remain grounded where you are. Don’t assume that just because you’re not traveling, you’re not going places. Allow roots to settle at home – the world will still be there later for you to explore.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
You’re good at convincing the world – and yourself – that everything is fine, even when you can feel yourself falling apart. Next year, learn to take advice and support from your loved ones. This doesn’t have to be a solo race. You’re not superhuman, so don’t act like you are.