This Is What You Need To Let Go Of In 2018, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

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Aries (March 21st – April 19th)

You’re a hurricane, Aries, but for some reason, you don’t always show it. Not everyone knows how to handle you, and sometimes you worry that’s more of a reflection of who you are than anything else. But it’s not your fault if other can’t understand you, and you shouldn’t let it dull your shine. 2018 is all about letting go of the facade you tend to hide under and just being who you are, even if that means losing a few people along the way. You’re a wildfire and you’re not meant to be contained.

Taurus (April 20th – May 20th)

You love comfort, Taurus, but sometimes you let yourself become a little too comfortable. You like things that feel familiar, but if you spend all your time covering the same territory you’ll never get to grow. There are worlds you’ve never seen before just waiting to be explored. In 2018, let go of your need to stay in your comfort zone and try coloring outside the lines. Foreign places may feel scary at first, little bull, but spend enough time getting to know them and even they can feel like home.

Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)

This year hasn’t exactly been stable for you, but when has anything in your life ever been stable? You’ve found yourself presented with plenty of challenging situations and life-changing ideas, which had made 2017 a pretty bumpy ride. It’s hard for you to focus on where you want to be when you’re still reeling from where you’ve been, but for you, that’s the point of 2018. Let go of all your uncertainties from the past year and start anew, because if you keep letting the past pull you back, you’ll never get anywhere.

Cancer (June 21st – July 22nd)

What a year it’s been, my selfless little crab. You’ve spent the past year trying so hard to save everyone else that you’ve forgotten to save yourself. But that’s okay, that’s just who you are — you have the constant need to help others, and nothing feels better than doing so. But in 2018, it’s your turn. You need to let go of the idea that others come first and finally just focus on making sure that you’re okay. Everyone needs a little TLC, Cancer, but make sure you give yourself some first.

Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd)

You’ve spent 2017 sifting through a lot of your own baggage, Leo, but it’s time to finally walk away from the things that weigh you down. 2018 is a new year, and for you, that means a new beginning full of growth, adventures, and eventual happiness. And to welcome in this new period of your life, you have to let go of the things that hurt you and open yourself up to new opportunities. They say that with each new year, there’s a new you, but in 2018, that’s actually going to be true for you.

Virgo (August 23rd – September 22nd)

To put it frankly, you’ve been working your ass off, Virgo. In that respect, 2017 was your year to shine — you’ve spent plenty of late nights getting shit done and working in the direction you want to go in life. But even you deserve some time to stop and smell the roses and to appreciate how far you’ve come. In 2018, let go of the idea that you need to do everything and save some time for yourself — not for what you think you need to do, but just for you.

Libra (September 23rd – October 22nd)

You’ve been having trouble striking a balance this year, Libra, but that’s no surprise to anyone — we’ve all had a bit of trouble with that in 2017, haven’t we? You value truth and justice, but there seems to be so little these days. But you need to stop focusing on what the world has to offer you and start focusing on what you can offer yourself. Let go of the idea that you can set the world back into balance — in 2018, you need to work on balancing yourself out. Once you’re in a better mindset, then you can go about saving the world again.

Scorpio (October 23rd – November 21st)

This year has been a rollercoaster for you, Scorpio — but then again, is there ever a year that isn’t? You have a tendency to agonize over your past mistakes and things you couldn’t control. In 2018, you need to focus on learning to let go of these obsessive thoughts; after all, you can’t change the past, and staying up all night thinking about it won’t do anyone any good. Focus on the future, little scorpion — it’s the only thing you have control of.

Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 21st )

You’ve probably felt a little stuck this year, but you’re starting to realize you’re far from helpless. 2018 is your year to shine, Sagittarius, and nothing can stop you. The stars are aligning just for you, but first you need to let go of anything that holds you back, whether that be insecurities, draining situations, or even people. You’re not meant to be kept on a leash, so it’s time to cut the cord and get back onto the path you’ve been carving out for yourself. This year is all about focusing on you — and, more importantly, focusing on what you want to be.

Capricorn: (December 22nd – January 19th)

You’ve spent a lot of this past year trying to fit the mold you’ve made for yourself, Capricorn, and maybe you’ve sacrificed some things that make you happy in the process. You have so many expectations for what your life should be that you’re willing to walk away from anything that doesn’t fit your vision, but you’re missing out on a lot of wonderful things in the process. In 2018, let go of the idea that your life has to go one way and one way only — for once, just enjoy the ride.

Aquarius: (January 20th – February 18th)

2017 has been a year of self-doubt for you, Aquarius, and I can’t really blame you. You’re just so different, aren’t you? No wonder you’ve been so hard on yourself when the rest of the world seems to be against you, too. You just can’t seem to fit in. But in 2017, you need to let go of those insecurities and focus on your strengths — and trust me, you have plenty. After all, it’s those little quirks that set you apart from everyone else, and in the end they’ll be what help you find success.

Pisces (February 19th – March 20th)

You’re emotionally exhausted from 2017, and who can blame you? It’s been a hard year on everyone. In 2018, you need to focus on what’s good for you, which means leaving behind the toxic friendships that demand too much of your mental energy. Face it, little fish, you attract some pretty draining people, and you’re the type of person who will drop everything to fix the people in your life — even if, honestly, they don’t deserve it. Don’t waste your precious energy on people who only seem to hurt you. 2018 is all about figuring out who deserves your time and who you need to let go of. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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