The Best Way To Celebrate New Year’s Eve, Based On Your Zodiac Sign
Psst, I have good news. Mercury Retrograde will end just in time for New Year's Eve, which means you won't have to carry any bad mojo into 2018. If you're looking for a way to applaud putting 2017 behind you, the best way to celebrate New Year's Eve based on your zodiac sign can ensure you have an epic NYE that you'll actually enjoy. Personally, I think New Year's Eve is one of the most over-hyped holidays. And, the movie 200 Cigarettes, which Vogue called the best New Year's Eve movie ever made," accurately details how most people's expectations are unrealistic on New Year's Eve.
Maybe it's because everyone is busy spending New Year's Eve doing what they think they're supposed to be doing versus what they actually enjoy doing, but this holiday always seem to fall a little flat. If you haven't seen it, 200 Cigarettes is set in New York City in the 1980s, and it follows an ensemble cast that includes Gaby Hoffman, Courtney Love, Kate Hudson, Paul Rudd, Dave Chappelle, and more, as they try to find the fun on New Year's Eve. While I love, love, love the movie, it's a prime example of the kind of NYE you definitely don't want to have. If you'd rather not spend your NYE looking for a good time in instead of having a good time, deciding what to do based on your sign can take the guess work out of your plans.
1. Aries Wants Whatever Is New & Hot
Whether it's a new speakeasy that no one knows about, or heading out to a bar that only serves artist-inspired cocktails, Aries-born people, like Lady Gaga, are always ahead of the latest trend. "Many Aries people are trailblazers and trendsetters," the Astro Twins noted on Astrostyle. "Under the influence of an Aries planetary cycle, we all become more pioneering and innovative, leaping without looking or putting our bold ideas out there." Whatever an Aries decides to do on NYE is guaranteed to be a new and exciting adventure, so if you don't have plans you might want to tag along.
2. Taurus Is The Bell Of The Costume Ball
Luxury-loving Taurus will have a fabulous New Year's Eve at a swanky costume ball. "Lovers of the arts, you can find them composing photos, blissing out to music, losing themselves on the dance floor or preparing a feast fit for royalty," the Astro Twins explained. "This affectionate, comfort-loving sign can indulge in hours of deep lounging or sensual boudoir play." Whether attending, or throwing the ball, Taurus will make sure everything is in order for an epic good time. If you truly want to take the guess work out of having fun, tag along with the bull for NYE 2017.
3. Gemini's Jam Is Everywhere
The chameleons of the zodiac, Gemini can find the fun on New Year's Eve almost anywhere — as long as they get plenty of attention. While Gemini is not picky about the activity, it must be social, and the twins need to feel constantly stimulated so they don't get bored. Gemini is the sign most likely to hit several parties on NYE, so renting a party bus that goes from one good time to the next is a great idea for the twins. "The essence of Gemini energy is fascinating, original, resourceful, charming, wise, and adventurous," the Astro Twins noted. Gemini's best bet for New Year's Eve is a dance club, a party, a game night, or all three.
4. Cancer Loves A Quiet Night With Friends
The homebody of the zodiac, Cancer will enjoy a New Year's Eve spent at a small gathering where they can be surrounded by their nearest and dearest. A dinner party is the perfect New Year's Eve option for the crab because it brings two of Cancer's favorite things — food and friends — together. "Many Cancers are passionate foodies who love to cook and of course, eat!" according to the Astro Twins. "Many Crabs love to host their own house parties for a regular crew." NYE is the perfect night for Cancer to open their home to loved ones.
5. Leo Should Hit The Red Carpet
To say that look-at-me Leo loves being the center of attention is an understatement. For the spotlight-loving Leo, a red-carpet event is the ideal New Year's Eve activity. Even if you don't don't live in New York or L.A., clubs and bars in many cities across the country literally role out the red carpet on NYE where you can pull out your fanciest duds and get tons on Instagram-worthy snaps. The Astro Twins said of Leo, "You can often find them going to the theater — or starring in a production themselves! — and taking endless photos and videos." Leo can even organize their own red carpet event using Peerspace, which is kind of like Uber for finding the perfect spot to host an event.
6. Virgo Will be Happiest Keeping It Low Key
Virgo enjoys solitude and order, and NYE offers anything but. A Virgo going out on the town on NYE will most likely end up annoyed and wishing they were at home watching 200 Cigarettes instead. This doesn't mean Virgo necessarily wants to be alone, but for NYE they should be the one throwing the get together so they can make sure everything is perfect. "Ruled by the nurturing, orderly and rule-abiding Virgin, Virgo energy focuses on control, purification, and organization," the Astro Twin noted. "Imagine a bookshelf that needs sorting, and you’ll find Virgo categorizing by color, book title, and author, usually just for fun." I can confirm this is true. My roommate is a Virgo, and yes — the books at my house are indeed organized by color.
7. Libra Will Love A Beautiful Dinner Party
I'm a Libra, and I can confirm that the right atmosphere is essential for Libra to have a good time. For New Year's Eve, Libra will love a beautiful dinner party somewhere with excellent ambiance, soft lighting, and great music. Just don't make them plan it because Libra is also notoriously bad at making decisions. But, plop Libra in the right situation, and everyone is guaranteed to have a good time. "Libra energy enhances our social graces and turns our attention to beauty and style," the Astro twins explained. "In Italy, there’s an expression known as la bella figura, in which Italian natives not only dress to impress but also exhibit their brightest, best personalities when in the company of others."
8. Scorpio Should Follow Their Obsession
Scorpio can tend to get fixated on certain topics, places, and people. For a New Year's Eve that's sure to be a smash, Scorpio will be happiest following their latest obsession. The scorpion should grab their favorite friends and head to a place they can't get enough of. "Scorpios can focus on one subject to an extreme, so you may be in for a deeper dive than you expect — or want!" the Astro Twins warned. "But their natural charisma can quickly pique your interest in the topic, too. Many Scorpios are cutting-edge trendsetters with cultlike followings!" With this in mind, anything Scorpio decides to do will be what you wished you had done, so try to snag an invite.
9. Sagittarius Should Take A Trip
The spontaneous and adventurous Sagittarius can't go wrong by taking a trip for New Year's Eve. The archer can head to New York, Las Vegas, Miami, or their favorite city, and pretty much find the fun anywhere. Because for Sagittarius, getting their is the real adventure. According to the Astro Twins, "Sagittarius energy manifests through enlightenment, travel and truth-seeking. Curious Sagittarius makes us hunger to expand and learn, sending us on adventures to determine the meaning of existence." If you're searching for meaning as you head into 2018, hitching a ride with the archer for NYE might help you get some perspective.
10. Capricorn Likes Hanging Out With Co-Workers
Uber-focused Capricorn is always working toward a goal, so if they're going to take time off to celebrate New Year's Eve most goats will want to make it as beneficial as possible, which is why networking or hanging out with co-workers is a great NYE option for Capricorns. "Capricorn people like to mix business with pleasure," the Astro Twins noted. "They often develop tight bonds with people they meet on the job or through a team project. They are the 'popular people' of the zodiac, so friends who can help increase their status are valuable assets."
11. Aquarius Should Host A 'Stranger Things' Party
I'd be shocked to find an Aquarius who doesn't love Stranger Things. "This futuristic sign helps us envision utopian worlds," the Astro Twins explained. "This is the sign of science fiction and inventions. No topic is too cutting-edge under an Aquarian transit: extraterrestrials, stem cells, cloning, robots taking over the earth … yup, Aquarius will go there." For NYE, Aquarius can't go wrong with a Stranger Things themed bash. They can queue up the Netflix, ask everyone to come in costume, and an enjoy an epic NYE in Hawkins, just be sure to steer clear of the monsters.
12. Pisces Is Happy With Music Or Meditation
The ultra-sensitive Pisces can tend to feel overwhelmed and overstimulated in large crowds. Pisces will be happiest spending New Year's Eve at a meditation circle, sound bath, or out hearing live music in a small club, which to Pisces is pretty much the same thing. "At their best, Pisces are attentive and inspiring," the Astro Twins explained. "You can find Pisces artfully composing a photo, listening to music or guided meditations in their Zen dens, people-watching in the shadows of an underground club, or holding hands under the table at a romantic restaurant with a sunset view."
Whatever you decide to do to bid 2017 farewell, remember the night is really about surrounding yourself with what you love the most. If you follow your heart, you're pretty much guaranteed to have a good time.