(February 19th to March 20th)
Don’t worry Pisces, there’s always next year. But seriously, not peaking in 2017 is nothing to be ashamed about. It just means you have a lot of potential (and a lot of work to do) in 2018. The reason you weren’t as successful or didn’t have as amazing of a year as you wanted to is that you let other people boss you around and tell you what to care about. But once you take your passions and your talents into your own hands, there are a lot of places you could go.
(August 23rd to September 22nd)
Virgo, you need to cut yourself a break, in all aspects of your life but especially in terms of your career, your success, and your social life. You wasted so much energy worrying about being perfect and on criticizing yourself that you missed a lot of opportunities to try new things, meet new people, and take more risks in your career. Once you can get your negative self-talk under control, there is a lot more room for you to make 2018 your best year ever.
(June 22nd to July 22nd)
Cancer, the reason you didn’t peak in 2017 is that you got worked up about things that didn’t really matter that much, and you gave your time, love, and energy away to too many people who didn’t deserve it. If you spend a lot of time in 2018 cutting the toxic people (and behaviors) out of your life, all that will be left are encouraging and supportive loved ones, as well as extra space and energy in your heart that was once taken up by people or grudges or failures that you couldn’t let go of. If you get rid of all the toxicity that you keep clinging onto, you will have so much space to shine.
(January 21st to February 18th)
There are no shortage of important causes, goals, passions, or relationships that you care about, Aquarius. The problem is that you think you have to keep this all to yourself and figure it all out on your own. And you’re also convinced that opening your heart up or deciding to depend on loved ones is a huge mistake, when in reality that is one of the most empowering and energizing things we can do for ourselves. If you want 2018 to be a peak year for you, then start actually using the resources that are already at your disposal.
(April 20th to May 21st)
Don’t start freaking out on yourself, Taurus. Maybe 2017 wasn’t a peak year for you, but it also wasn’t a terrible year. You worked hard to advance your career (even if it’s moving very slowly, it’s also moving very surely), you put a lot of care into growing some of your most meaningful relationships, and you spent less time worrying about acquiring stuff and more time focusing on simplifying your life to contain just the things you love. Keep it up, and you’ll keep climbing the mountain, one patient step at a time.
(November 23rd to December 21st)
Nothing says ‘happy medium’ like a Sagittarius. You don’t look at 2017 as the most life-changing, noteworthy, and significant year you’ve ever had, but you also don’t care about that sort of insane and drastic way of thinking anyways. In 2017, you tried to find the good in everyone, you were a dependable and supportive friend, you experienced a lot of laughter, and you spent your time doing the things that make you the most happy. If you don’t care about having a ‘peak’ year, then great, keep doing what you’re doing. But – make sure you never get complacent and make sure you are always striving to be a little bit better than you were yesterday.
(December 22nd to January 20th)
If we’re measuring only by career success, then Capricorn, you had one hell of a 2017. You stayed focused, you saved money, you were ambitious and disciplined with your projects and responsibilities, and your hard work was definitely noticed by your superiors. Way to go in that aspect. But in terms of personal relationships and emotional wellbeing, you still have a long way to go in 2018. You need to take some time to breathe, learn that work can be a huge priority but it shouldn’t be everything, and you need to stop assuming love is not going to work out for you and actually just give it a try for once. If you put as much effort and energy into your personal happiness as you do your professional happiness, then 2018 will be a much bigger peak for you.
(October 23rd to November 22nd)
Well, Scorpio, ya did good. Although you struggled with jealousy and got a little caught up in comparing yourself to others, you still managed to get a heck of a lot done this year. You put yourself in new and unfamiliar situations and were able to meet some great new friends through your boldness and charm, and you never took your eye off the prize in terms of the things you wanted to accomplish this year with work. If you keep this up and figure out how to manage your jealousy in a more healthy way, you are going to be very pleased with how 2018 pans out for you.
(May 22nd to June 21st)
Gemini, just like your all-over-the-place personality, you peaked a lot but also kind of didn’t peak. In terms of adventure, experiencing new things, and having an exciting social life, you thrived just as much as you always do. This year was great for you in terms of adjusting to new challenges, meeting new people, and being just about as far along in your career as you wanted to be. But the things you didn’t peak so much at included being overly concerned with how good your life looked on social media rather than trying to live in the moment, as well as not making an effort to get help with managing your anxiety; it’s not your job to ‘fix’ your anxiety, but it is your responsibility to ask people you trust to help you manage your anxiety in whatever ways you need.
(July 23rd to August 22nd)
Well, Leo, 2017 was as generous to you as you were to everyone around you. Your dedication to your creativity and your passions paid off, you’ve come a little closer to figuring out what you want to do long-term (even if you’re still on the journey right now, which is totally okay), and your mindset, intellect, and wisdom have continued to strengthen and grow like they do every year. The only thing you need to watch out for in 2018 is that you don’t let this success go to your head – you’ve been known to get caught up in your own success before, and you have to make sure you never let it turn you arrogant or smug.
(March 21st to April 19th)
Aries, you killed it this year. You always explored your curiosity, you stepped outside of your comfort zone constantly, and you followed your joy anywhere that it wanted to take you. Most people didn’t peak the way you did because they were afraid of their own happiness, but you refused to be scared away from it. In 2018, if you want this magic to continue, just make sure you’re always taking the time to be thankful for each moment and each experience, instead of immediately running off to the next thing.
(September 23rd to October 22nd)
No one peaks like a Libra. You managed to make 2017 your best year yet through your dedication to your passions, your desire to be a good friend, your focus on learning from others, and your aspiration to make each day a little bit better than the day before. Just make sure that in 2018 you don’t get distracted by the newer and shinier things – always put all of your energy and heart into the things that matter most to you: your friendships or relationships, your passions, and your individuality.