How You Ruined 2017 Without Even Realizing (Based On Your Zodiac Sign)

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Aries: March 21st – April 19th

You spent every waking moment waiting. Waiting for someone to text you back. Waiting for the weekend. Waiting for something exciting to happen. You kept counting down the days until your vacation or counting down the hours until work ended. Instead of enjoying the quiet moments of 2017 when you were joking around with coworkers or watching Netflix with your best friends, you kept wanting more. Something different. Something better. You never actually enjoyed the moment because you became too restless.

Taurus: April 20th – May 20th

You became stuck in a routine. 2017 was comfortable for you — but sometimes comfortable is another word for convenient. Your comfortable relationship might not be the right relationship. Your comfortable job might not be the right job. You might be staying in one place because you are scared of change. Because you don’t want to choose the harder path even if it will lead to the greatest amount of happiness. You would rather stick to what you know. You would rather avoid risks and continue on the way it has always been.

Gemini: May 21st – June 20th

You act like the entire world is against you. Whenever your friends go out without you or your boss gets mad at you or your crush dates someone else, you never take action. Instead of trying to change your situation, you blame yourself. You tell yourself that you aren’t good enough. That you deserve to be treated like shit. You mope around instead of doing something to change your fate. You accept your life as it is instead of working hard to make it better, to make yourself happier.

Cancer: June 21st – July 22nd

During 2017, you paid too much attention to what other people thought about you. Whenever you posted on Instagram, you paid too much attention to how many likes you were getting. When you went through a breakup, you were too embarrassed to tell other people about it. You spent the entire year overly concerned with the way other people viewed you when you should have been focusing on yourself. You should have been focusing on actually finding happiness instead of trying to convince everyone else you were fine.

Leo: July 23rd – August 22nd

Even after all this time, you still care too much about what other people think. You say that you don’t give a fuck, but you spend hours on your hair and clothes and tan. You take fifty selfies before uploading one. You check every mirror that you walk past. You are worried about your appearance because you want other people to like you. You want validation. You want them to make you believe that you matter, because right now you are unsure if that’s the truth.

Virgo: August 23rd – September 22nd

You spent too much time in 2017 on others. You went out of your way to chauffeur them from place to place. You bought them drinks and dinners. You kept your problems to yourself to make sure that they were okay first. But what did you do for yourself? Anything at all? You need to stop treating other people like priorities and treating yourself like a nuisance. You need to start taking better care of that person in the mirror.

Libra: September 23rd – October 22nd

You go with the flow — which can be a good thing at times. But you spent all of 2017 allowing your friends to pick where you were going to eat, letting your partner choose which movie you were going to see, and listening to whatever your parents told you to do. Somewhere along the line, you stopped making decisions for yourself. You trust other people more than you trust yourself, so you’ve let them take total control of your life. You let them decide what was best for you instead of actually figuring out what would make you the happiest.

Scorpio: October 23rd – November 21st

You have been scrambling to find your purpose. You are getting older and keep seeing your friends buying houses, getting married, and spitting out babies. You might not be ready for any of those things, you might not even want any of those things, but watching everyone around you shape their lives is making you feel incomplete. Like you should be doing something more important. Like you should be traveling the world to find yourself or helping people in need. Like you should be doing something, anything, to feel like you aren’t wasting your time on this earth.

Sagittarius: November 22nd – December 21st

You give up too easily. You don’t want to be seen as a failure, so you leave before anyone gets the chance to reject you. You walk away from relationships. You ‘forget’ to answer texts. You quit jobs. You give up on hobbies and passions that make you happy. You convince yourself that you aren’t good enough and that it would be stupid to keep trying. You doubt yourself when you should be encouraging yourself.

Capricorn: December 22nd – January 19th

You spent 2017 working your ass off. You barely saw your friends. You barely got any sleep. You have been running on coffee and energy drinks. You have been struggling to balance your career with the rest of your life and it is slowly killing you. It is making you feel like you have no life. Like the only reason you exist is to make money. Even though your job is important to you, you have to give yourself a break. You can’t keep working yourself this hard. You can’t burn yourself out until there’s nothing left of you to give.

Aquarius: January 20th – February 18th

When you look back on 2017, you can list out more bad things that happened than good. You overlook all of the fun times you had because only the true tragedies stick in your mind. This year has turned you into a full-blown pessimist. It has made you less trusting of others. It has made you feel like you are all alone in this world. You have lost your faith and you haven’t even been trying to get it back. You have grown used to the darkness instead of searching to find the light.

Pisces: February 19th – March 20th

You are still living in the past. It’s 2017. Not 2007. You aren’t close friends with the same people anymore. You can’t drink on weeknights anymore without getting a bad hangover. You can’t keep pretending that life is exactly the same as it used to be. You aren’t even the same as you used to be — and that’s a good thing. You have grown. You have to leave toxic people in your past. You have to come to terms with the fact that things change. People change. You can’t fight against time. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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