At the beginning of the year, astrologers like to release broad horoscopes for each sign that gives them a general idea of what kind of year they have in store. Typically they're a variety of positive predictions that encourage each sign to make smart choices for themselves — it's a very duh kinda thing if you ask me. While I might not believe full heartedly in the validity of astrological readings, I do believe in the power of positive thought. That said, if my horoscope tells me that I need to force myself to get out there more and take more chances, I'm all about it. It's never advice to put your self out there. And that's how I feel about most horoscope readings — they're just a variety of timelessly good advice. No harm, no foul, right?
Rather than just regurgitate another round up of horoscopes that you might have already read on the Internet, I offer you a little bit of that, PLUS some motivational and corresponding quotes from verses of theme-appropriate poems – one for each sign to help you really get inspired in the new year. There's nothing like having the words of a great writer to help you stay focused and positive on a great new year. If you really want to secure yourself some good fortune, write down your verse in a notebook to really help ingrain the sentiment.
"Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward.” - E.E. Cummings
This is your year to take chances and go on adventures. Try look around and find the adventures around you. Due to your newfound spirit, it might also be the year that you decide to take a risk with a friend and try a romantic relationship — maybe the love you've been looking for is right there next to you.
"Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.” - John Muir
Time to get back to nature, Taurus. Spend as much time outside in the wilderness this year. Take the time to reconnect with the Earth and strengthen that connection you have to mother nature. Your spirit craves basics this year, so you might find yourself with someone more practicable and predictable than your usual suspects.
"Better to shiver beneath the stars,
Head on a faithless breast,Than peer at the night through rusted bars,And share an irksome rest." - Dorothy Parker
This is going to be a fun year for you. You're going to feel more up for last minute plans and adventures then usual. Don't let anyone slow you down, this is definitely a much needed change of pace. Keep your eyes out for someone who can keep up with your newfound energy.
"We stay home,
and with our limbs and sheets we build a fort.
A candlelight licks our foreheads
as we arrange our bodies inside;
on the center of a mattress,
in the middle of a bedroom,
on the second floor of the building
we're building." – Kaitlyn Wylde
Kick off your shoes and get ready to Netflix and chill. This is your nesting year. Though you'll be in homebody-mode this year doesn't mean that you're not interested in dating — quite the opposite actually. Chances are you'll want to find yourself a partner and drag them into the nest.
"I sing the body electric,
The armies of those I love engirth me and I engirth them,
They will not let me off till I go with them, respond to them,
And disrupt them, and charge them full with the charge of the soul." -Walt Whitman
Get out there, Leo! It's time to shine. Kiss all the lips and dances all the dances. Your spirit is ready to party. It's not the year to look for a serious partner, it's the year to have passionate, exciting experiences.
"Afoot and light-hearted, I take to the open road,
Healthy, free, the world before me,
The long brown path before me, leading wherever I choose." - Walt Whitman
Pack your bags, Virgo, it's your year to travel. A newfound optimism and energy will send you traveling this year. Explore other cities, try new things, and be open to someone as unique as you are, it might not be there person you imagined yourself with.
"I am happy to walk home alone slowly To let the rhythm of the night Be my rhythm alsoTo not impose a single ideaUpon Eternity." - Shalom Freedman
You do you, Libra. This is your year to focus on yourself and not worry about relationships. You're going to work on yourself and learn to love the freedom that comes with independence. Own it, and cherish it.
"i will wade out till my thighs are steeped in burning flowersI will take the sun in my mouthand leap into the ripe air Alive" - E.E. Cummings
Listen, I know you like to be the one in charge, but this year, try to take it down a notch. Let it go; your need for control and power. Be open to handing someone else the reins. It will feel great.
"What is a home? A guarded space,
Wherein a few, unfairly blest,
Shall sit together, face to face,
And bask and purr and be at rest?" - Sarah C. Woolsey
Get comfortable, it's time to put down some roots. This is your year to pick choices that stick. Don't looking at is as settling down, look at it as growing up. All of these roots will enrich your life.
"If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,Or walk with Kings---nor lose the common touch," – Rudyard Kipling
Hope you've been enjoying all of the changes that have come in the last year because this next year is going to be full to them, too. Try to stay humble, amidst all of this excitement, you don't want to get overwhelmed or big headed. Look for people that will help you keep a steady balance.
"I put my book down and for an instant felt
a perfect balance between waking and dreams." - Adam Zagajewski
'Tis the (dawning of the) age of Aquarius! This is a learning year for you. Go out and try out new things, find what works for you. Some choices will stuck, others will not. Just make sure to stay present and learn the lessons these experiences teach you, it will help with your next relationship.
Go forward securely, joyfully, and swiftlyOn the path of prudent happinessBelieving nothing, agreeing with nothingWhich would dissuade you from this resolution,
Because you naturally can be very analytical and introverted, use your focus this year to secret yourself some good news. Try to keep your attention positive and progressive. If you want something, imagine getting it, until you do.