(March 21st to April 19th)
Have you ever noticed how once a song is finished playing, you’ll start noticing the silence after a little while? The same thing will happen to your depression. One bright day, you’ll suddenly realize that you’re happy.
(April 20th to May 21st)
This may be the happiest year of your life. Things will fall in place in unexpected ways. Don’t waste a single minute of 2018—savor every last drop as if it’s the finest creme brûlée. Even lick the spoon clean, because 2019 might be a little rough.
(May 22nd to June 21st)
There will be a personal event that will cause you tremendous sadness. But the outpouring of support you receive as a result will restore your faith in humanity, and you’ll end the year on an emotional upswing.
(June 22nd to July 22nd)
You’ll learn a few painful lessons about trust and honesty in 2018. This will put you into an emotional tailspin for a month or two, but you’ll come out the other end smarter and stronger—I promise! I’m rooting for you.
(July 23rd to August 22nd)
After a long spell of sadness and dissatisfaction, suddenly your life will be like that scene in The Wizard of Oz where everything suddenly turns from B&W into full vibrant color. At first it will be an unfamiliar sensation, but as the year progresses, you’ll find yourself positively addicted to happiness.
(August 23rd to September 22nd)
A close friend will betray you in a way you never thought they were capable of. Then a stranger will enter your life and show you the true meaning of friendship. By the time December finally rolls around, you’ll be happier than you ever dreamed of being in January.
(September 23rd to October 22nd)
Do you really want to be happy? I’m asking seriously, because sometimes it’s hard to tell. Sometimes I get the impression that you have your mind set on being unhappy. If that’s the case, just keep on doing what you’ve been doing all along. But if you want to be happy, stop doing things the same way. You don’t really have to do anything new, either—just stop doing the things that have been making you unhappy. You know exactly what I mean, too.
(October 23rd to November 22nd)
Here’s something that should make you happy—2018 will be filled with so many unexpected delights, you might not be able to handle it! I mean, it’s kind of weird to “warn” somebody that they might find themselves too happy, but you will be overwhelmed with things that will make you glad in 2018. Enjoy every bit of it, because not every year will be that happy.
(November 23rd to December 21st)
I’m sad to inform you that you’ll endure a little more sadness than usual in 2018. The skies will be a little cloudier, and the rain will fall a little more heavily. Each day will blend drearily into the next. But if you’re patient, wait until you see the rainbow that’s waiting at the end of the year.
(December 22nd to January 20th)
Look in the mirror. No, don’t look at your phone or the TV—I said look in the mirror. Forget about the rest of the world—all the injustice, hate, pain, and suffering. None of that is going away anytime soon. So again, look in the mirror. See that? It’s you. And you’re the source of your own happiness. Never forget that.
(January 21st to February 18th)
Patch up all the holes in your rowboat, because you’re headed for some choppy waters in 2018. There will be an unexpected catastrophe—possibly health-related, either with you or someone close to you—that will drag you down into deep and dark emotional places. While you’re down at the bottom, learn to take comfort in the people and things that make you happy, because nothing bad lasts forever.
(February 19th to March 20th)
You won’t experience that many “high highs” in 2018, those sort of ecstatic moments that have you tiptoeing through fields of flowers and singing “zippety-doo-dah” all the livelong day. Instead you’ll find something far more valuable—a deep and lasting contentment that can only spring from loving what you do and doing it all the time. Find what you love doing and forget about everything else.