Will 2018 be a better year for you? We asked Selfstrology Academy’s May Sim, who has practised astrology for 15 years, to give us the lowdown on what the year ahead will be like, according to your star sign.
You might find things moving very slowly, and you might be assigned undesired tasks and projects, but this will be a strong foundation for you to achieve tough goals. On the financial front, you’ll encounter plenty of investment opportunities – or at least situations where you stand to gain some resources with a little risk – but you also have a tendency to be trigger-happy, so do your homework carefully.
You will establish partnerships this year in both personal and business capacities, and you’ll grow as an individual via relating to another person. While you usually stick to the tried-and-tested, you’ll find yourself breaking out of your mould this year and taking more risks. You’ll also make new friends and expand your network, and this can be a huge inspiration for you to get closer to your ideal life.
You’ll be somewhat pessimistic, but mainly only because you set your sights so high. You’ll find that all your knowledge is utilised this year to achieve your goals.
Some Geminis might feel at a loss and confused when it comes to career goals and direction. On the other hand, some Geminis might experience a glamorous and idealistic time in your career. If you’re looking to do more meaningful work, you might find it this year. You’ll also find that building a more sensitive work environment may be a priority to you.
You need to understand that anything can happen, and that you should keep your mind open. It’s often said that a crisis is an opportunity for transformation. This year is challenging only if you insist on things remaining the same.
You might have heavy responsibilities and feel the weight of your partnerships this year, and for some of you, it demonstrates your commitment in a serious way. You’ll find opportunities in romance, creativity and fun – let loose and play, for you’ve earned it.
You might find it hard to establish boundaries when it comes to higher level considerations such as higher education, ethics, legal/admin matters. You don’t have to be close-minded but at least make sure your expectations are realistic.
Family may experience growth in some way, perhaps a new home or new family members. It’s a great time to improve the home, resolve personal issues. After a period of preparation, you’re ready to burst into the scene by storm! Expect upheavals and excitement in the career arena. You’re bursting to share your knowledge this year, and many will make good consultants and teachers – even if it’s in an unofficial capacity!
You want change very strongly this year, but make sure you don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater – you don’t have to change everything; just the parts that don’t work.
Partnerships may be romanticised, which might seem like a good thing at first, but do keep your feet on the ground to avoid being blindsided by rose-tinted glasses. This can be a selfless and compassionate time in your relationships. This is also a great time for communication, especially in relationships.
You could be very quick to commit to projects this year, be it a hobby, a new romance, a work project or a philosophy. Sometimes a too-serious perspective kills the fun in what you do. Focus on the bright side, and you’ll see life flows along just fine.
Responsibilities are heavy at home, you may be working hard to tackle deep-seated issues that you have ignored for a while. Your plans now are targeted at the long term. Your work environment may be highly flexible or imaginative now, which may allow you to create value (in the form of income or other benefits) in new ways. While you could be idealistic, this period sees you pursuing work that’s in line with your beliefs and values.
Expect to be surprised by the people close to you this year, especially if you assumed you knew them very well – they may well be pursuing unconventional paths this year. This is only a problem if you refuse to accept that alternative routes can work just as well.
It’s a time for learning, exploration and taking opportunities. Your cautious tendencies are reduced this year as you are much more open to new experiences. Your creative juices will flow, and you’ll be less high-strung than usual. You and your partner will be less clingy to each other, and while this can feel threatening to some, it’s liberating for others. However, be sure to keep your partner in the loop of your plans.
Communication can be somewhat stunted as you don’t want to spoil the fun by saying anything negative or critical. But that’s what you’re valued for – your honesty. Not speaking your mind will take away much of your authentic style.
It’ll be a slower year than 2017, and you’ll be a lot quieter and reclusive this year, which affords you more time for reflection and rest. Your toned-down nature will surprise many who are used to your boundless energy. At work, you’ll get opportunities to have a free rein. This allows you to have more time to work on your own and get in touch with your inner self. This free-spiritedness will also bring you exciting opportunities in your career.
You’ll need to be more disciplined when it comes to monetary matters, for your dreaminess may result in either lower incomes or higher expenditure, both of which will cause some stress to you in the money arena.
You’ll try to instill discipline into your life, whether it’s committing to exercise regimes, work routines or other responsibilities. However, in your pursuit to setting up a system, don’t forget to play hard too! Learning opportunities will show up in your social life and you’ll meet new people that you can exchange philosophies with. This is a great time time to set lofty goals, for your optimism will already see you through half the journey!
Some of you may still be grappling with the high standards you’ve set for yourself, and you might even come close to giving up everything to start afresh. A reset is not always a bad thing, and sometimes it’s easier to give in than fight against a tide you can’t win.
There’ll be plenty of opportunities for you to grow at work, and learning routes might open up for you in the form of courses or travel. Promotions are in store for many Aquarians. A self-less and non-materialistic year, you’ll find that ironically as you are less focussed on material benefits, they seem to come to you anyway in return for your genuine contributions.
Domestic life can get into a flurry as family members may be eccentric or make disruptive changes this year. Sometimes you are simply seeking a shake-up and a new, independent environment that respects individuality will do you good.
You’ll let your imagination run wild this year, and while this allows you to be selfless and easy-going, the danger here is that you may feel directionless and lost. Be discerning on who you hang out with, and use groups/networks to keep you on track to reach your goals! Travel will be especially positive for you this year, especially if you explore new ground you’ve never encountered before, for you are very open to new philosophies and discoveries now.
Friends and your social network can have high expectations of you this year, and some of you may seek to distance yourself from some groups if you find that they are not aligned with your goals at this time.
Note: Astrology forecasts that are based purely on your sign are very limited in accuracy, since each sign is shared by about 600 million people in the world. To get a free copy of your astrology birth chart, visit www.selfstrology.com/chart-generator. (Please note you’ll need your birth date, exact birth time and birth city.)
A version of this article first appeared on www.cleo.com.sg.
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