With the new year comes
new opportunities for love, not only because life feels like it gets a fresh start, but because there are astrological changes happening that can bring certain zodiac signs good luck — including serendipitous encounters and an overall sense that they're more open to love. But of course, it's important to keep in mind there are many factors at play when it comes to finding love and meeting new people.
You might feel more open to love because you made a pact with yourself to finally
download a dating app, be more social, or try out new hobbies as a way of meeting interesting people. But astrologers say some signs may still be luckier than others, no matter what they do.
connect Venus with love, and indeed the planet’s movement through the heavens does kindle romantic feelings," Skye Alexander, astrologer and author of , tells Bustle. "However, because Venus moves very quickly, remaining in a house or sign for only about a month, those Magickal Astrology feelings may be short-lived."
And that's where the planet Jupiter comes into play, for a select few signs. Alexander says she'll be "focusing on Jupiter’s influence in 2019 and how this planet of good luck and growth is likely to bring opportunities and positive experiences to people of the following five sun signs." Here are her 2019 predictions, in terms of who will be most open and
luckiest in love. 1 Aries (March 21 - April 19)
In general, Aries tends to be down for a good time. And you may find that that mindset works out in your favor. "Aries people are always ready for excitement and new experiences, and this year a favorable connection with Jupiter makes you even more self-confident and
daring than usual," Alexander says. "As a result, you might pursue love with extra gusto."
Maybe you'll be overcome with the urge to go out on the town, and see who you meet. Or you might take up a new and exciting job, which will bring you closer to like-minded people.
Try not to go overboard, though, with all the changes. "Be wary of taking too many risks or overdoing it — especially during January and July," Alexander says, as it may start to feel overwhelming. And that won't do your energy levels any favors.
2 Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
As a naturally curious sign, Gemini "can expect plenty of opportunities for romance and fun in 2019, as Jupiter encourages you to
expand your horizons," Alexander says. So if you suddenly feel like stepping outside your comfort zone, this may explain why.
It may also feel like your flirtation skills are running on high. "You have a flirtatious nature, which could make it difficult to commit to one partner when there are so many possibilities — especially in January, March, and November when Venus shines her love-light on you."
Depending on what you're looking for in a relationship, you may want to
use that to your advantage. Enjoy how confident you're feeling and see who you meet as a result. 3 Leo (July 23 - August 22)
As someone who is all about the drama of romance, 2019 may be the year for Leo. As Alexander says, "This year Jupiter puts you in the spotlight and brings you luck in love. Mars stimulates your ardor and adds to your sex appeal in January and July."
So if it seems like you suddenly
have a million connections, it could be due to Mars, which is the planet of attraction. "You’ll attract plenty of attention — which you adore — but this could lead to overconfidence," Alexander says.
Try to take your time. Whether you're looking for a few fun dates, or a long-term connection, slowing down during these months will help you figure it all out.
4 Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
"With Jupiter, your ruling planet, in your sign this year you’ll see plenty of activity in your love life," Alexander says. So if
you're down to find love, it may not be too difficult.
"For the most part, 2019 should bring good times and good fortune, especially in January and July, when Mars boosts your [...] appeal," Alexander says. "Cosmic activity will stimulate your natural restlessness, however, and you’ll find it hard to settle down or make commitments."
If you're looking for something long-term, this may prove to be a problem. But if you just want to have fun, go with the flow and enjoy all the
new loving coming your way. 5 Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
Aquarius is another sign that'll be open to love in 2019, all thanks to positive influences from Venus and Mars, the planets of love and sex. These planets will "stimulate romance for Aquarians in early 2019," Alexander says.
But good old Jupiter will play a role, too. "Your friendly, outgoing nature is enhanced by Jupiter this year and
your social life will likely pick up," she says. "You’ll be even more eager than usual to enjoy new relationships."
As a free-spirited sign, though, you may find that you don't want to settle down too quickly, "especially after March when Uranus (your ruling planet) could prompt changes," Alexander says. And that's OK.
The good thing about the new year is you can decide
exactly what you want for it, including how open or not open to love you decide to be. For these five signs, they may find that it's easier to meet new people and find love. But anyone can meet new people and be more open to love — as long as they get out there and give it a try.