It’s hard to believe, but 2018 is almost behind us as we draw closer to New Year’s Eve. This is often a time of fresh starts, new beginnings, and goal setting. Are you prepared for all that 2019 has in store for you?
There are many different traditions associated with the coming of New Year’s Eve – the dropping of the ball, the big countdown, toasting with champagne – but one of the best known is the setting of New Year’s Resolutions. This is the time that we look back on the year that has just passed, the things that we accomplished and goals that we have fallen short on, and we set goals for the future. Said to have originated in the time of the ancient Babylonians, this is the perfect time to do some serious self-reflection and make real plans for where you would like to see yourself at this time next year.
While you are setting these goals, there a few tools that can prove to be incredibly helpful. First, take the time to take stock of everything you currently have working for you. What are your strengths and how can you leverage them to propel yourself forward?
Your zodiac sign can provide great insight into your personality traits, characteristics, strengths, and weaknesses. It is also a great starting point to look at the astrological events to come throughout 2019, and what their energy may bring in your life. Are you going to find yourself inspired to seek new relationships or chasing down new career goals? Will this year be highly emotional, with your thoughts and feelings driving your decisions, or will the energy in 2019 empower you to view the world with a clear, logical mind?
Find your zodiac sign below and read on to discover what you have to look forward to in 2019:
Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19)
Prepare yourself to an exciting year of adventure, travel, and discovery. Your biggest influence this year is going to come from Jupiter in Sagittarius, encouraging you to throw caution to the wind and live life to the fullest. If you find yourself tempted to explore the world, there is no better time. Book that big vacation, whether you’re traveling alone, or with family and friends. Travel is a great way to broaden your mind and learn new things. It’s time to embrace your wanderlust.
Taurus (Apr 20 – May 20)
Throughout 2018 you found yourself meeting new people and broadening your social circle. This has been a great experience for someone that is so incredibly grounded, as you’re not usually one to step outside of your comfort zone. As you move into 2019, it’s time to take these relationships a step further. Saturn in Capricorn is going to encourage you to invest in personal growth as well as deepening your relationships. This will help you to identify who brings value to your life, and who is merely looking for a handout.
Gemini (May 21 – Jun 20)
You’ve come leaps and bounds in 2018, focusing on personal growth and development as well as improving your health and well-being. It’s time to take all the new, positive habits you’ve built and step into 2019 more confident than ever. You are going to find yourself presented with the opportunity to meet new people this year, people that may come to hold a very important part in your heart. This is only going to work, however, if you are willing to let go of your fear of vulnerability.
Cancer (Jun 21 – Jul 22)
While some signs have come into their own in 2018, you found the year to be a wild and challenging one. The reason? This past year forced you to step out of your comfort zone. While it was difficult, you embraced the challenge and it certainly paid off. Good news, the uncertainty is nearly over. This coming year you are once again going to focus on finding peace and grounding in your life, focusing on your mental health. This year is about you.
Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 22)
You may have felt as though 2018 was holding you back, trapping you in a less than ideal life when you believed you were capable of achieving so much more. As you enter 2019, Saturn in Capricorn is going to present you with the opportunity to break free from these shackles and achieve career success once again. The world is in the palm of your hand.
Virgo (Aug 23 – Sept 22)
There is nothing you are looking for more in 2019 than a sense of stability and balance, and this year is certainly going to deliver just that. You may find yourself questioning where you want to build this foundation early in the year but trust your gut and you will identify ‘home’. Once you find yourself settled, you will tap into your nesting instincts. Give yourself the time and energy necessary to build the home that you’ve always wanted, as it can become the building block upon wish you will rebuild the rest of your life.
Libra (Sept 23 – Oct 22)
This coming year is going to force you to address a very specific skill set, but it’s one that can bring you great achievements in all areas of your life – the ability to actively listen to those around you. It’s a skill we overlook far too often, but when used effectively it can improve your relationships, propel your career forward and more. This isn’t going to come without some hard world and self-reflection, so roll your sleeves up and prepare to put in the effort.
Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21)
With Jupiter in your sign, 2018 was a year dedicated to rediscovering and redefining yourself, and boy did you do just that! The person you are walking into 2019 is stronger and more confident, fully prepared to take on the world. What does this mean for the coming year? Everything and anything is in your power, so it’s time to discover your priorities and set yourself up on a path to success. Dream big!
Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21)
Great news Sagittarius. As Jupiter moves into your sign, you’ve got a great year ahead of you! This is going to be the perfect time to explore your wildest dreams, try out new experiences and reassess all that you enjoy in life. Have you been considering a new hobby? Now’s your chance! Looking to travel somewhere exotic? Book the flight! Don’t hold back – The more you experience, the greater this year will be. Start building memories right out of the gate.
Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)
While most of the other signs are looking at starting new things in 2019, the opposite is true for you. As Saturn works its way through your sign it is going to inspire you to tie up loose ends, complete unfinished projects and find some closure in your life. For some, this may be a frightening concept, but for you, it is the best way to find peace and comfort in your life once again. It’s not going to happen overnight, but if you keep picking away at it throughout the year, you’ll get there.
Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18)
I hope you’ve been resting up throughout 2018 Aquarius because 2019 is going to be a wild one. Your social calendar is about to explode, and you’re going to embrace every exciting, high-energy moment of it. All this extra time spent with family and friends is going to leave you feeling loved and appreciated, boosting your confidence and setting you up on the path to great success. Don’t let even one exciting moment pass you by.
Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
Always the dreamer, your life can make it hard sometimes to connect with others around you, after all, that would require grounding yourself and finding your place here on Earth. That is, however, exactly what you should be focusing on in 2019. It’s time for you to build a solid, reliable and supportive social network. This is going to require you to focus on the here and now and avoid drifting off to your dream world, which is also going to force you to accept some hard realities, ones that you often run from. Rest assured, your new support system will be there to take your hand.