Once, during a New Year's Eve party, I donned my astrologer's hat and gave all of the guests predictions for the upcoming year. If this isn't how you plan to spend your 2017 New Year's Eve, here's what to look forward to in 2018 based on your zodiac sign. I always like to read my overall horoscope at the beginning of each year to look for themes and opportunities. While your horoscope is not going to determine your path in life, it can be a useful tool. Kind of like Google maps for your life. Knowing what's ahead can help you avoid pitfalls and seize new opportunities you might otherwise overlook.
The good news is that astrologers are predicting an energetic start to 2018 that can help you build momentum as you continue to work toward your goals in life, love, and everything else. "The year opens with a powerful Mars/Jupiter conjunction in no-nonsense Scorpio," Horoscope.com explained on its website. "This keeps you going where you want to go in life. It also brings a big injection of energy that powers your days and your long-range career and family plans. The sun, Venus, and Pluto clustered in pragmatic Capricorn will keep you grounded and on track. Enhanced charm and more pleasant social interactions are powerful additions to your life-skills toolbox, too."
This is great news after the epic dumpster fire of 2017, and if you want to make the most of the new year, here's what you can look forward to in 2018 based on your zodiac sign.
1Aries Rules The World
For Aries, 2017 was somewhat of a roller coast. The highest of highs and the lowest of lows made this past year disorienting for rams. However, you're likely ending the year on a high note, and you'll continue to ride that wave into 2018. "Look forward to success, praise, and pleasure, Aries!" Horoscope.com noted. "Settle down and work relentlessly toward career and self-improvement goals. The year 2018 starts with your planet Mars conjoined with regal Jupiter in no-nonsense Scorpio. Prepare to rule!"
Tarot.com wrote that Aries-born people who are feeling directionless, something that you're not truly passionate about, or that is not a good fit, could come to an end, and this is a good thing. Look at it as an opportunity to explore and go after what you really want.
2Taurus Finds Fulfillment
Taurus, you are primed to find fulfillment in every area of your life in 2018, thanks to Jupiter having your back. "The year begins with Jupiter, the planet of luck and support, moving comfortably through your relationship sector," Tarot.com noted. "Jupiter remains here until Nov. 8, and during these months you'll notice the most brilliant potential to experience depth and fulfillment with people you do business with, and in your personal life."
Additionally, Horoscope.com explained that the presence of Venus on New Year's Day will fill the bull with energy and beauty. This is a great time to make changes, and discard anything that's not working for you. Taurus, in 2018, don't accept anything less than you deserve.
3Gemini Enjoys Career Success
The cosmic stage is set for the twins to achieve career success beyond their wildest dreams. "If you're in the freelance business, you might have so many people vying for your services that you have to turn down offers," Tarot.com predicted. "If you are looking to make a job change, you'll find one that is more in-line with your true calling in life."
Gemini, change is afoot in 2018, but that's no problem for you. Seize opportunities to completely change your life for the better. "Expect 2018 to bring you improvements and some changes of direction in your social life and career. You could step into a new world," Horoscope.com noted.
4Cancer Makes Big Decisions
Cancer, 2018 is a year of big life-changing decisions for the crab. If there are things in your life that aren't working, it's time to make a clean break. "It won't be an easy decision either way, but as 2018 begins you're likely to feel that gnawing sense that there is work to be done in the partnership department," Tarot.com advised. "In fact, this might have begun in late Dec. 2017 when Saturn edged into your [seventh] House of Committed Alliances. This area of your chart rules relationships in both your personal and business life, so either (or both) might be in for changes."
Additionally, Horoscope.com noted that the cosmos will support you no matter what you decide, and the decisions you make in 2018 are ultimately up to you. Don't look to others to give your life direction. "A lunar eclipse in January with the moon in Leo could thrust you further into the spotlight than you'd like. No matter. It's a growing experience that shows you how to better take charge and act with authority."
5Leo Gets Their House In Order
Leo, 2018 is the year to get your life in order, and Jupiter stationed in your house of home and family could result in some unexpected benefits — like moving into your dream home. "During this time you might finally move into your dream home, or something that fits your ideal of the perfect living situation," Tarot.com noted. "There's something about where you live this year that lends itself to feelings of freedom, peace, and happiness.
Horoscope.com called 2018 a "golden year" for the lion where Leo will have a bevy of exciting opportunities. However, act wisely as any decisions you make will have far-reaching consequences. "When the sun enters Leo, there is a grand earth trine, with Uranus in well-anchored Taurus, Venus in methodical Virgo, and Saturn and Pluto in pragmatic Capricorn. What you achieve in 2018 can be made to last."
6Virgo Takes An Honest Look At Love
Matters of the heart are where it's at for Virgo in 2018. If you've been searching for relationships that offer depth and purpose, this is your year. "While romance won't be easy, or carefree, there is the potential for you to learn a great deal about yourself and the kind of mate that makes you feel truly supported in life," Tarot.com wrote. "You, Virgo, want substance in a relationship. In 2018, if you're willing to take an honest look at your love life, you may very well achieve this."
"Intense" is how Horoscope.com described 2018 for Virgo, and noted that 2018's Mercury Retrograde cycles will empower the virgin. "After each retrograde, feel impassioned about yourself and your life, and watch everything fall into place for you."
7Libras Embraces Transitions
You hate conflict and struggle to make decisions. However, Libra, in 2018 you might be forced to take the lead in many areas of your life and step up your adulting game. "For some, this will be a year of heightened domestic responsibility. Perhaps one of your parents is getting older and needs more of your help," Tarot.com speculated. "It's also possible that someone else in your family is going through a difficult time and is relying on you more than usual. If any of these situations occurs, your task will be to embrace your newfound responsibilities as realistically as possible."
The scales are often looked to for advice and leadership, and while you might embrace this, some Libras has been playing this role their entire lives and it could become tiring. But, there is good news. If you've been struggling financially, Tarot.com also predicted that your money troubles could become a thing of the past in 2018.
8Scorpio Rides A Wave Of Abundance
Scorpio, if 2017 had you feeling all dark and twisty, 2018 will be the exact opposite. "Jupiter, the planet of expansion and abundance, entered your sign back on Oct. 10, 2017, and as the New Year begins you're still basking in this cosmic glory," Tarot.com noted. "In fact, Jupiter will continue to provide you with opportunities and blessings until November 8. Because of this trend, you'll look back on 2018 as a year of extraordinary personal growth and happiness."
Horoscope.com explained that for a determined Scorpio, there are no roadblocks on the path to success in 2018. It's true that your intense energy on New Year's Day might keep some people at arm's length, however when "pleasant Venus also conjoins the sun, all in Earth sign Capricorn. Big success and popularity are readily available this year."
9Sagittarius Gets Introspective
Sagittarius, if you're usually super social, prepare to spend 2018 looking inward to find happiness. "This year you might find greater fulfillment if you spend more time alone, going within. Yes, Sagittarius: 2018 might prove to be a deeply reflective and soul-searching year," Tarot.com noted. "This is mainly due to the fact that Jupiter, your ruling planet, will move through your 12th House of Spirituality and Solitude until Nov. 8. With Jupiter in this part of your chart, you'll feel more content overall when you're pursuing the things that make you happy on your own."
If you've spent most of your life finding fulfillment from external sources, and the feeling of being alone terrifies you, 2018 is the time for Sagittarius to overcome this obstacle. While it might seem scary, getting to know yourself will ultimately help you move forward in your life.
10Capricorn Finds Perspective
Capricorn, if 2017 had you sailing along on a sea of uncertainty, in 2018 the clouds will clear and give you some much-needed perspective. "Life makes more and better sense in 2018, Capricorn. A clearer perspective will make it much easier to achieve your goals and dreams," Horoscope.com noted. Additionally, while you may experience some anxiety this year, it's important not to get mired down in obstacles. "Methodically work your way through them and emerge better organized and more respected than ever."
Tarot.com predicted 2018 to be filled with friends for Capricorn, with one person even helping you achieve a major goal. However, be careful not to over commit. Some people may be seeking you out and asking more of you because they're picking up on your dependable nature. Remember, you don't have to say yes to everything.
11Aquarius Prepares For Major Changes
As David Bowies sang, "Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes (Turn and face the strange)," is going to be the theme for Aquarius in 2018. "The most fundamental changes to your daily life could begin to happen this year," Horoscope.com predicted." Since you are generally known for going your own way, and the cosmos are lined up to support you, the changes you experience this year should have a positive outcome, even if it doesn't feel that way at first.
"As the year begins you might feel as if you've reached a turning point. Perhaps you're ready to say goodbye to a relationship that is no longer serving you; either personally or professionally," Tarot.com wrote. "Jupiter will offer you the most brilliant career prospects for most of the year... If you're considering starting a new business, go for it! This will also be a year for promotion, honors, and a positive change in status." Carpe diem, Aquarius. The world is yours for the taking.
12Pisces Searches For Meaning
For the already pensive Pisces, intuition kicks into high-gear for the fish in 2018. "On New Year's Day, the moon, Mars, Jupiter, and Neptune are all in water signs," Horoscope.com noted. "You have keen sensitivities and sharp insights and intuition all year long." Additionally, Tarot.com speculated that 2018 will be a year of searching for meaning and answers for Pisces.
"This might be a year you decide to embark on an intellectual or spiritual journey that truly expands your horizons. You can accomplish this by traveling to faraway lands and experiencing new cultural experiences. You can also achieve this by pursuing an advanced degree, license, or certification. One thing is certain: your thirst for wisdom must be quenched." Whatever you desire to know in 2018, Pisces, the universe is conspiring to help you get answers.