The Self-Affirmation You Should Carry Into 2018, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

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Evan Kirby


March 21 – April 20

You are filled with light. In this new year, instead of trying to dull yourself to not outshine the people around you, live boldly. You are strong and energetic, don’t quiet yourself. Instead, be inspired to be your most vibrant self.


April 21 – May 21

You are determined. Of all the signs, you are the most patient, most methodical, most deliberate in your actions. You’ve been conditioned to see these things as weaknesses, but this year, celebrate them as the strengths they are. You are loyal, you are adaptable, you are peace-bringing, you are determined to conquer whatever falls in your path. Be proud.


May 22 – June 21

You bring energy to everything you touch. You are a people person, always adding fun to conversations, always being the life of the party. In the past you’ve shied away from social situations, not wanting to be ‘too much’ or ‘too big.’ But this year, own your personable side with pride.


June 22 – July 22

You are brave. In this new year, instead of worrying about whether you’re overprotective or guarded, own your nurturing nature. Of all the signs, you have the most caring heart, and you love without fear. Instead of thinking you are weak, know that you are strong because of your unwavering dedication to the people in your life.


July 23 – August 22

You have an incredible heart. You love with everything you have, and you spread that care and joy to everyone you encounter. This year, instead of focusing on the aspects of your sign that may be bold, or too proud, shed light on the beauty of being you—a selfless, strong, and good-hearted lion(ess).


August 23 – September 22
You are a thinker. You are the kind of person who doesn’t just react, but thinks things through, who tests out options, who values others’ thoughts and doesn’t jump to conclusions. Sometimes your over-thinking nature is seen as a negative, but this year, be proud of the way your mind works. You are a great listener, comfortable on your own, and capable of making independent decisions—these are attributes not everyone possesses. Own them.


September 23 – October 22

You are selfless. Of all the signs, you are the one who will take a bullet for a loved one, who will drop everything to be there when someone needs you, who will put others first, no matter what. These are admirable qualities. And in this new year, instead of seeing yourself as weak, or a ‘push over,’ know that your love and care are both valued and rare.


October 23 – November 21

You are compassionate. In this new year, celebrate the way you are always thinking, always feeling, always absorbing the world around you. Of all the signs, you are the most conscious of others’ emotions, but even and especially, your own. You feel very deeply, and this year, instead of wishing you didn’t, take pride in your emotional side, for it is what connects you to others and helps people know they aren’t alone. And that is so damn important.


November 22 – December 21

You are vibrant. You thrive with freedom, adventure, and exploration. Of all the zodiac signs, you are the one who flourishes most with change and a break from the routine. Instead of thinking you always have to conform, or become what everyone else wants you to be, in this new year, be you. Challenge expectations, make your own rules, and live with abandon.


December 22 – January 20

You are driven. When it comes to a goal or plan, an idea or decision, you are the one everyone relies upon. You have your head on straight, always focused on where you’re headed, not spinning yourself in circles looking back at what you can’t change. This year, be proud of the way you think and live—with logic, with sensibility, with strength. These are wonderful characteristics.


January 21 – February 19

You are amazingly humble. When it comes to other people, you have no problem putting your own needs aside to serve those around you. You are generous to a fault, always willing to be there or to sacrifice yourself to make someone happy. In the past you’ve seen this as a negative, but this year, value your empathetic, caring heart. It’s what has made you, you.


February 20 – March 20

You are beautifully sensitive. You’ve always been told that being ‘sensitive’ or ‘emotional’ is the same as being ‘weak’ or even ‘crazy.’ But that’s not the truth. This year, instead of listening to the voices of the world, hear your own inner one. Be the person who cares, who loves, who gives, who feels. And do so with pride. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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