New Year, New You? Your January Astrology Forecast is Here!


New year, new you – right? Is that tired yet? Well, it turns out that you probably DO have something to work on based on your astrological sign. Follow along and see what you can improve on this year and let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

Aries March 21 – April 19

Aries is the most aggressive sign in the zodiac – they are ruled by Mars (the god of war) and while this trait makes them wonderful leaders and quick decision makers, they are reactionary. Whether it’s sending a venom-laced text or throwing a temper tantrum, they react immediately. In the coming new year, they should make a conscious effort to “think before they speak” and not fly off the handle so much.

Taurus April 20 – May 20

Taureans are the most reliable sign, making them easy to count on and their unique brand of advice is always welcome. However, they are stubborn to a fault, especially in an argument. This year, they should resolve to try and actually *hear* what the other person is saying and to see an argument from someone else’s point of view.

Gemini May 21 – June 20

The social butterfly of the zodiac, Geminis, are some of the most fun people to be around – they have friends from all over and tend to be extremely charming. All this charm has its downside, and Geminis can at times come off as fake. As they say, “a friend to all is a friend to none.” Geminis should work to be more genuine and spend their energies with people they *truly* care about.

Cancer June 21 – July 22

Empathetic Cancers are the nurturers of the group and can sense an emotion from a mile away. However, they also tend to have an air of moral superiority about them. These crabs simply feel like they know best. In 2018, they should strive to hold their judgment back and realize that not everyone has the same world-view as they do.

Leo July 23 – August 22

Leos are fiercely loyal and have a preternatural likeability  – they command attention and are easy people to admire – everyone wants to be around them! Leos also have a secret side, where their pride can cripple their decision making. If their pride is wounded, they tend to lash out negatively. In 2018, they would do well to work on their humility and temper.

Virgo August 23 – September 22

Virgos thrive on being neat and orderly, and tend to believe that their way is the best way – in fact, they would rather just do the work themselves than risk someone else doing it wrong. They should resolve to learn that there is no “I” in team and they may just end up learning something new along the way.

Libra September 23 – October 22

Libras are fair-minded and diplomatic, and as the “scales” of the zodiac, they are excellent moderators when it comes to weighing in on others’ arguments. However, this skill doesn’t always translate to their own arguments, where Libras tend to struggle admitting to any wrongdoing. Since they are “always right,” they struggle with apologies. In the new year, Libras should strive to bite the bullet and admit (every once in a while) when they are in the wrong.

Scorpio October 23 – November 21

Resourceful and loyal Scorpios have a preternatural appeal that goes beyond attraction – there is something magnetic about these scorpions. They are a water sign, however, and they feel emotions very deeply – so deeply, in fact, that they have a very hard time forgiving others if they have been wronged. This year, they should try to learn how to forgive, because it is truly better to forgive (no chance they’ll forget) and try to move on.

Sagittarius November 22 – December 21

Sagittarians embody freedom; they have an insatiable curiosity to learn about anything and everything, making them extremely appealing. On the downside, though, they are known for being (brutally) honest – don’t ever expect a Sagittarian to sugarcoat *anything.* While honesty is a virtue, they end up hurting their loved ones with *slightly* tone-deaf POVs. In 2018, they should try to reflect on how their words will be perceived before they speak.

Capricorn December 22 – January 19

Hardworking Capricorns are very analytical and have amassed the unfair reputation of being too cold. In fact, Capricorns can be very sensitive –  they end up getting their feelings hurt quite easily – one could even say that Capricorns go out of their way to get hurt feelings. In the new year, Caps should strive not to take everything so personally, and they may end up having their most fun year yet.

Aquarius January 20 – February 18

Aquarians are very affectionate by nature and make loyal, lifelong friends – mix this with their eccentricity and excellent conversation skills, and they are some of the best people to be around. However, while they are great friends, they are also extremely detached from their feelings. In fact, those close to them may have a better understanding of how they are feeling than they do. This year, they should try to get more in touch with their feelings – it will make them better friends (and people) in the long run.

Pisces February 19 – March 20

Sweet Pisces is the most intuitive and emotional sign in the zodiac. They are known to take on other people’s energies and strive to be there for everyone in their life,  but sometimes that leads to people taking advantage of them. Instead of standing up for themselves, however, they can revel in being a victim and enjoy feeling others’ pain. In 2018, Pisces should attempt to channel their energy into things (and people!) that bring them positive returns.

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Amanda White is a media strategist who lives in Minneapolis. She enjoys making Spotify playlists, seeing cover bands and talking about your Zodiac sign. She is also an Aquarius but don’t hold that against her.