What Your Career Will Be Like In 2018, Based On Your Sign

As weird as it seems, the end of 2017 is right around the corner. After a tough year, I think we're all hoping for a bit of a break in 2018, not only in terms of world events, but also within our own personal lives. Whether you have a full-time job or you're doing something part-time, you're probably wondering what your work life will be like in 2018. After all, it's a huge part of your life, something that can make things a lot more pleasant or a lot more frustrating. The good news is, you don't have to wait until 2018 to find out: Your sign can reveal what your career will be like in 2018, and honestly, the predictions are too good to pass up.

Of course, your horoscope isn't going to point at exactly what will happen for you in your work life, but it can definitely lead you in the right direction. Knowing what's in store when it comes to planetary alignments is always a helpful thing to consider when making important decisions, especially about things like starting a new position or asking for a raise. The zodiac might give you some helpful tips on how to get ahead, or warn you of some potential disasters. In any case, it'll help you be prepared for whatever the new year may throw at you, and that's never a bad thing.

Aries (March 21 - April 19)

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OK, Aries, get ready: when it comes to your career, 2018 will include a lot of new projects and changes. It will also be a time when you'll have to learn how to work with others a lot, which actually may suit your outgoing nature. According to Sunsigns, "many people will depend on you at work in 2018. This may be stressful at times, but you have control of the situation. Do not be afraid to share your creative ideas with your work team." The upcoming year will one of learning and trying new things for you, so take advantage of it!

Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

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Allow me to offer you a preemptive congratulations, Taurus, because 2018 looks like your year to move ahead. A raise or a promotion could definitely be something to expect this coming year! But, uh, don't expect it to come too easily. According to Ganesha Speaks, "the position of the tough taskmaster Saturn portends well for progress and higher growth prospects in your career. You are likely to move ahead in the profession, however, this surge will be accompanied by certain level of struggle, which could come as a price for this growth." Hey, no one ever said promotions were easy! Also, according to Astrology.com, watch out for a Saturn retrograde period from April to September that will leave you feeling full of doubt.

Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

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If you were waiting for the perfect time to put your all into your career, 2018 is that time. Your horoscope says that you'll have extra energy this year, which means you'll be more productive than usual. You'll also find a lot of opportunities to move up in your career. According to Ganesha Speaks, "the influence of Jupiter is quite strong. This means you are likely to have good encouraging opportunities for growth in your pursuit." More good news? xTarot.com predicts that, "your career will flourish as a spring meadow." Get to work now!

Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

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Brace yourselves, Cancers: 2018 might be a tough year when it comes to your career. You'll have a heavy workload, and you might feel some confusion about everything from time to time. But, while there will definitely be some challenges to get through, you will get through them. You just need to prepare yourself. Since you now know that your career might be a little tough in 2018, think about what that means for you, and get yourself ready to get through it. It's not all bad news, though: According to Horoscope2018.com, "If you have defined goals that require ambition, passion, and hard work, try to get them moving in February, March, and April. This is the best part of the year for attaining strong progress."

Leo (July 23 - August 22)

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Every horoscope for Leos in 2018 seem to lead back to one thing: 2018 will be an eventful year for your career, with lots of unexpected moments — but it won't exactly be a bad thing. SunSigns says, "While your work life will be anything but stable, it does provide opportunities for advancement. While this may be hard to get used to at first, it will pay off in the long-run. While you cannot exactly plan for the changes your career brings, you should always do your best to remain as flexible as possible." Get prepared to put more effort into your job to maintain the results you want, and try to be positive even when things seem down. Oh, and avoid making any big changes; instead, focus on getting things done where you are. As Astrology.com says, "This is your chance to let everyone know that you can choose the right path even though you're being pulled in other directions."

Virgo (August 23 - September 23)

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If you were hoping to move up, change careers, or do something else big and different... maybe don't this year. According to your horoscope, 2018 is the time to be patient and learn how to be happy with what you're doing rather than look for something new. According to xTarot.com, learning to balance your happiness with your ambition at work is super important this year. The site says, "Virgo people will succeed in 2018 only if the work will bring them a real fun and pleasure." And when decisions and changes do come up, be patient and learn how to rely on your intuition rather than doing everything methodically, the latter of which is likely the way you're used to doing things. It might be tough, but you got this!

Libra (September 23 - October 22)

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2018 will be a year full of hard work, but it will be well worth it in the end. In order to get ahead, focus on working on what you're good at rather than multi-tasking or getting distracted by disruptions. According to Astrology.com, a full moon in March might be the best time to look into new career opportunities and start with a blank slate. And while you might feel frustrated with all of the hard work you're doing, SunSigns.com says you should keep working through it.

Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

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If you were feeling restless at work, then 2018 is your year, Scorpio: it's time to try something new. SunSigns.com says, "in past years, you may have played it safe at work to get ahead, but it is likely that this has made your career rather boring." You're encouraged to try something new and to start thinking outside the box. Just don't get too crazy. Astrology.com warns, "Proving yourself seems to be your top priority, but in doing so you run the risk of missing out on some amazing chances." Work ahead, and try new things — but try to leave your ego at the door — and you should be good in 2018.

Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

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The coming year could be a good one for you, Sagittarius. Ganeesha Speaks says that you may experience some challenging moments, but they could also lead to success and a change in your position. You'll feel comfortable at work, meaning this is the perfect time to discuss new ideas and creativity with your boss. xTarot.com says, "One of the talents of Sagittarius, which has probably been well hidden for a long time, will reappear during 2018, so you can expect that your career will make a significant step forward." Sounds exciting! Take care of yourself, work on what you know, and the results should be positive.

Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

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Capricorns, this coming year isn't looking too bad. SunSigns says, "this year you might be a little more busy at work, but you are not likely to be bored with all of the new work that you are getting. You might even like it! You are likely to have more freedom at work to do the things that you actually want to do." This year is a good time to get a little creative and share that creativity. According to Astrology.com, wait until August to try to move forward, as Mars goes direct in your sign: "You’re at the top of your game, and you love the view from where you are. You know those plans and ideas that have been on the back burner? Take them off the heat and dish them out to whoever is willing to listen."

Aquarius (January 20 - February 19)

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If you've been feeling down about your job, chances are good that 2018 will change that. According to SunSigns, "your career should bring you more joy than hardship this year." Jupiter's position in the new year will definitely increase your work satisfaction, which is only a good thing. There's no time to waste on negativity — move past workplaces grudges and work on what makes you happy.

Pisces (February 20 - March 20)

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Gear up for a tough beginning to 2018, Pisces. According to SunSigns, "you will need to work extra hard at the beginning of the year, but it will pay off in the long run." Do what you need to do to stay happy with your job, whether that means making some changes or finding a new position altogether. Astrology.com echoes this sentiment, saying, "Starting your professional year with a challenging Mars-Neptune square in mid-February isn’t ideal, Pisces, but you might as well get the difficult stuff over with right away." Get through the hard stuff, and things will be better by the end of the year.