Known as the ‘Year of Illumination,’ 2018 is an exciting time of change, growth, and discovery. This is a year of growth, discovery, and change – calling everything that we have believed true up to this point into question and paving the way for new and exciting times ahead.
Whether you have felt as though you are stuck in a rut, trapped in your current situation with no hope of escape, or if your whole world has been turned upside down and you simply want to find some sense of order, this year is for you!
A year filled with earth energy, 2018 is going to provide us with the opportunity to learn important life lessons about service, compassion, stability, and understanding. This includes both serving those around us, treating them with compassion and doing what we can to empathize and assist them in their own personal journeys in this life, but also to focus our compassion on ourselves. As we grow, change and evolve we will be faced with incredibly difficult experiences, and our biggest supporter in overcoming them is ourselves!
While this energy will be felt by everyone in some way, the experience will be highly individual. For some, the change to come in your life is nothing more than a different role at work, or the need for cosmetic changes to a space that you frequent regularly, like your office or a favorite room in your home. For others, however, the change to come this year is significant, life-altering and cannot be overlooked.
Looking to the Zodiac, we can predict which signs are aligned to feel this influence more than others in their life. Change isn’t a bad thing – it can empower you to become an even better version of yourself and achieve great success but knowing that significant change is coming will allow you to best prepare yourself for the trials and tribulations to come. Remember that, while change is uncomfortable, challenging and sometimes painful, this is bringing you towards an even brighter future.
These are the 4 Zodiac signs that will experience a major life shift in 2018:
#1. Taurus (April 19 – May 20)
Highly stubborn and stuck in your ways, Taurus live for routine, schedule and order. They strongly believe that everything has its place, and even the idea of moving outside of this sense of order makes them feel uncomfortable. Often viewing life as a simple dichotomy of black and white, right and wrong, light and dark – 2018 is going to throw this sense of order completely upside down.
Prepare yourself for a time of confusion and disarray. Things that you once believed to be cut and dry are no longer clear to you, with your eyes suddenly opened to the various shades of grey that exist in this life. You will be called upon to make some significant sacrifices, and major changes to your daily routine and it’s not going to be easy. In fact, at times this year will be incredibly hard for you. Stick it out, you are being put through this time of trial not to break you, but to push you into a new and better reality.
#2. Virgo (August 22 – September 22)
You live a carefully planned and calculated life, never acting until you have first considered all possible avenues. If someone were to ask you where you see yourself in 5 years, it can launch you into a full presentation of the all the plans you’ve mapped out – important life goals, great accomplishments and all carefully selected to ensure that you are on the path to what you see as your ultimate destiny. Despite the day, weeks, months and even years you’ve put into drafting these plans, prepare yourself to let them go because 2018 is going to tear this plan to pieces.
The good news is that 2018 will bring you patience and understanding in the face of adversity. While it won’t be easy to abandon the plans that you have held onto for so long, you will be able to acknowledge that there are areas in your life that need to change and that this is the only way to accomplish that. Embrace the trials ahead, as you will step from the ashes a stronger, wiser and braver version of who you once were.
#3. Capricorn (December 21 – January 19)
Unlike the previous two signs, Capricorn isn’t afraid of change. While they enjoy tradition and order, those born under this sign are aware that change is the path to a better future. Highly disciplined and with an incredible level of self-control, they put their fears, concerns, and discomfort aside to focus on where they are going rather than what they are sacrificing here and now. This mindset will make them incredibly successful throughout 2018.
There are two main areas that you are going to experience this change – in your love life as well as in your career. If you were single going into 2018, keep your heart and mind open to meet that ‘special someone.’ If you were in a relationship, this year will bring that relationship to new levels, or bring about it’s ending to open the door for bigger and better things. You are finally going to start to see some reward for all of your hard work in the area of your career. Keep working hard and pushing forward, there are great things to come.
#4. Pisces (February 18 – March 20)
You live in your own dream world, often forgetting about the reality around you entirely. For this reason, you may not even notice some of the changes that are going to be coming your way but rest assured, they are there! For this reason, when you do notice the change it will be due to the fact that it is incredibly uncomfortable, pushing you into situations that challenge you and push you to be better. This year will bring pain and heartache but know that all of this is working towards an amazing bigger picture.
Despite the struggles, you are about to face, make sure to never give up on yourself. You are meant for great things, but you need to change the course of your life slightly if you are going to achieve them. Focus your attention on the lessons that you can take out of the challenges, empowering yourself to grow and evolve every step of the way.