The New Year’s Resolution To Consider, Based On Your Sign

It's almost 2018. For those of us who have a hard time making (let alone sticking to) resolutions, vague promises to "drink more water" aren't exactly appealing. So, this year, why not let your astrological sign guide you on your path toward self-improvement? The new year holds the promise of something new and different waiting for each sign of the Zodiac — it's only wise planning to tailor your resolution to fit what lies ahead.

Read on to discover the New Year's resolution that will best serve your sign in 2018. If you find that your sign's resolution doesn't quite align with your personal goals, try checking the resolution for your rising sign.

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Aries
You should listen to your heart.

Fire sign that you are, you're no stranger to extreme emotions, dear Ram. But, next year, make like a water sign and pay attention to your more nuanced feelings, too. The complexity of your emotions isn't lost on you, Aries, but there are others out there who are quick to dismiss you as someone who only runs hot and cold. Keep a close watch on that heart of yours — and don't hesitate to speak from it.
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Taurus
You should chase variety.

It's the spice of life for a reason, Taurus. Even your routine-bound sign will benefit from a little shaking up, and whether that materializes as a wardrobe overhaul or as a sharp left in your career path is up to you. This is a lot to ask of a stubborn Bull, so we won't begrudge you if you need to ease your way into tackling this resolution. Besides, as the year progresses, you'll have a better idea of which areas in your life could do with a major change of pace.
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Gemini
You should test your limits.

No true Gemini could ever be accused of being inflexible, but when was the last time you really stretched yourself? No need to spend all of 2018 outside of your comfort zone, Gem, but it's high time you consider what's holding you back, be it an insecurity or flat-out fear, then confront it head on. With the help of your breezy creativity, we know you'll find a way to tackle your innermost challenges in unique Gemini style.
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Cancer
You should say "no" more often.

Sweet, sensitive, accommodating Cancer — your naturally nurturing instincts make you a fantastic friend and partner, but they can also lead you to overextend yourself. Next year, we encourage you to draw clearer boundaries, reevaluate your priorities, and generally slow down. Saying "yes" just to please someone is a thing of the past in 2018, dear Crab. Instead, you'll find it much more fulfilling to pause, consider what's best for you, then decide whether you're ready to commit your time to one more thing.
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Leo
You should find a new stage — and a new act.

Master performer that you are, Leo, you love flaunting your talents for all to see. But, doing the same old thing in front of the same old crowd is not a satisfied Lioness make. Set out into undiscovered territory next year and let your passions be your compass. (Trying out tennis for the first time, when you've never looked twice at a racket, won't cut it in 2018.) You need something you can throw your whole self into, so that by next winter, you'll be ready to take center stage with your revamped routine once more.
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Virgo
You should silence the self-doubt.

You wouldn't be a Virgo if you didn't want everything to be perfect. But, if you ask your friends and family, you're already pretty darn close. In fact, Virgo, people have always looked to you for guidance and support — it's that voice in your head that's been telling you they're better off with you in the backseat. It's been a long time coming, but this is the year you kick that voice to the curb. Own your abilities and take the lead when needed. Trust us, it's nothing you can't handle.
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Libra
You should go with your gut.

Time to tear down that summer home you've built in your own head, Libra. Ruminating on right and wrong will only drag you down next year — especially when your moral compass is as strong as it is. As a people-pleasing air sign, you recoil at the very thought of acting before you think, but we're not suggesting you run roughshod over everyone else's feelings. It's simply time to quit tipping those scales of yours a little to the left, then back to the right again.
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Scorpio
You should pay it forward.

Like it or not, Scorp, hosting Jupiter in your sign will occupy the majority of your efforts in 2018. And the planet of wisdom and truth will call on you to act for the greater good next year. This is not to say that you're an otherwise selfish sign, but you don't exactly jump at the chance to command the crowd or act with total earnestness. Next year will see you putting your ultra-cool airs on hold when it matters most, whether to rally your workplace for a coat drive or teach your younger relatives about kindness. To be honest, we can't think of anything cooler.
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Sagittarius
You should break free.

Yes, next year you should be your true, free-wheeling self and go on adventure. That said, do not wander aimlessly, no matter how tempting that may be. Take a route that actually leads somewhere: Travel to reconnect with families and ancestors; crack open a philosophical tome in order to get that degree. Be the Archer you truly are and aim true. You're bound to hit something by year's end.
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Capricorn
You should seek balance.

Your instinct is always to keep your head down and execute, execute, execute. But, in 2018, you may want to adjust your approach. Your hardworking inclinations needn't be snuffed out, but they shouldn't be your one and only driving force, Cap. Rather, develop your life beyond the workplace, as well, cultivating your hobbies and actually RSVP'ing to some of those purely social gatherings. You crave interpersonal connections as much as any other sign of the Zodiac. It's time you learned there's nothing wrong with letting that desire show.
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Aquarius
You should roll with the punches.

Changes come when we least expect them, Aquarius. It might not be in your nature to go with the flow (after all, the classically Aquarian response is to question everything), but imagine where those currents might take you next year. It's more than likely you'll end up in a situation in which you'll actually thrive, exchanging high-minded ideas with new and interesting individuals — if we had it our way, this is how every year would go for Aquarians. It's simply up to you to let an unlikely turn of events you lead you there.
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Pisces
You should embrace your inner optimist.

Pisces people catch a lot of flak for being too pie-in-the-sky, but that's an unfair characterization. You don't blindly invest hope in lost causes — you use your intuition to see where hope remains. Next year, take it upon yourself to teach others to do the same. You don't need to be everyone's Pollyanna, especially if it isn't already in your nature to be upbeat, but if there's anyone who can cure us of our rampant cynicism, that person is probably a Pisces.