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The Thing Each Zodiac Sign Needs To Do Before The New Year, According To Astrology

Zodiac Sign New Years Eve 2017 2018

Have you met your new year's resolutions or finished your 2017 bucket list? We are in the last stretch of the year, and can I say with my whole heart, THANK GOD. This has been a crazy year, and not just in the political sense.

I may be speaking from personal experience, but 2017 was NOT that great of a year for many zodiac signs.

And I definitely feel like I’ve said this before about 2016; it’s almost like when you say, “Things could not get any worse,” and then there's a bad horoscope prediction, and they do end up getting worse, and you hate yourself for saying it out loud and jinxing it.

And if that was why 2017 was so awful, then I am definitely biting my tongue about 2018 because I want next year to be everything I’ve ever wanted including my bucket list.

But before I (or you) can jump into 2018 with both feet, I need to finish this year with as much patience and dignity I have left (which is not a lot of either, let me tell you).

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It’s like the end of a race when you feel like calling it quits, but you know if you don’t finish you’ll feel worse about yourself because you’re sooo close to being done. Okay, enough metaphors.

When you make New Year’s resolutions, it’s usually things like finding love, getting in shape, dyeing your hair pink — things that are fun and exciting, but definitely not super deep.

I’m not saying your resolutions for the New Year have to be full of meaning, but there is still probably one or two things you want to do off your bucket list that may be on the more serious side — like deciding if your relationship is ready for the next step or learning how to love yourself more.

The same could be said for things you want to do before the year ends that's a little riskier. Bucket list ideas can include travel, mountain hiking, or skydiving. 

You still may want to dye your hair pink (if you haven’t already), but you also may want to take inventory of your life, have your astrology natal chart read, and make some serious changes.

I am a huge advocate for making change in your life that leads to more happiness, bigger opportunity, and overall a sense of relief.

Of course, I know just how scary that can be and just because I’m an advocate doesn’t mean I’m always brave enough to do these types of things all the time.

It definitely takes baby steps to get to the life you want and the person you want to be, but it isn’t impossible.

In fact, you may be working towards a big change the whole year without even realizing it.

Did you know that even just thinking about making a change is still taking action towards it? It’s true!

So, while you may not have actively dyed your hair yet, let’s say, saving pictures of celebs who have pink hair and finding the right stylist on yelp is still actions toward your ultimate goal. But we’re not really talking about hair dye, are we?

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No, what we’re really talking about is what you need to do before the start of the New Year; more specifically, based on your zodiac sign.

Just like already making changes just by thinking about it, you may already have an idea of what you should do before 2017 is over, based on astrology.

The planets work in mysterious ways and they certainly have affected your decisions and thoughts throughout the year.

But it can still be pretty hard to know what exactly the best move for your zodiac sign is as we move into the last month of the year.

What are you supposed to do? How is making change now going to help you in 2018?

The answer to that is all in the stars. Find your horoscope below for the one thing you need to do before the end of the year (if you haven’t already), based on your zodiac sign.

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)

Zodiac Sign New Years Eve 2017 2018

Aries, you've been working so hard all year that you honestly deserve a pat on the back (or two). There's nothing more satisfying to you than getting all of your work done and rounding out the year with a fresh start.

But just because you've put your nose to the grindstone every day doesn't mean you don't also deserve a day off.

If you haven't already, put that work aside. Go ahead, it won't kill you. Take the time away from everything and everyone to clear your mind and get your priorities straight for the next year.

Do you want a new job? Need a new look? Get it together and then file it away until 2018. Now that you know what's most important, do something fun! Take a road trip or go on an adventure, girl.

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TAURUS (Apr 20 - May 20)

Zodiac Sign New Years Eve 2017 2018

You've been talking about big things next year, Taurus, biiiig things and now is the time to own up. Toss out all the outfits that don't make you feel good, detox your body, scrub your face, or do it all at the spa (except maybe the clothes part).

2018 is going to be your year to break out of your cocoon and show everyone what a beautiful butterfly you are.

You don't have to start right now, but you should start thinking about your health; more specifically, the importance of getting healthy.

Map out a plan for health and wellness for the upcoming year and prepare for a balanced body, mind, and soul.

You may have had one too many late nights with snacks this year, but you can get back on track if you believe in yourself.

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GEMINI (May 21 - June 20)

Zodiac Sign New Years Eve 2017 2018

If there was only one word you could use to describe this year for you, Gemini, it would be chaotic, complete with some glitter and fireworks and in all caps.

You've been bouncing around from person to party to everything in between that you've barely had time to think about what you're actually doing. You exhaust everyone who sees you move!

If you haven't thought about it yet, learn to use your time wisely. Just because you're busy and your phone is always ringing doesn't mean you're giving everyone in your life the right amount of attention (yourself included).

Practice honing your reliability skills to yourself and others, and see just how much it can turn your life around.

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)

Zodiac Sign New Years Eve 2017 2018

Cancer, you have most definitely proven your love and commitment to people this year, and if it were a thing, you would for sure get a giant trophy with "World's Best Everything" on it.

But I feel like we've gone through this over and over again without fail — where's the love for YOU? Surely, it's gotta be in all of those lattes and surprise gifts you've been giving others all year.

Before anything else, and before this year comes to a close, you need to define what love means to you. Whether you write it down or say it to yourself in the mirror, you need to know what it is that you give away so freely.

Then, you need to practice it! Schedule some "me time" into your schedule every week (or every day), and make sure you use pen to do it (or permanent marker).

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LEO (July 23 - Aug 22)

Zodiac Sign New Years Eve 2017 2018

The world may be a hot mess right now, but you have really tried to make the most of it all, Leo. Not only that, but I think it's safe to say that you've made 2017 your bitch.

But now, it's time to get back to basics and realign your heart, head, and soul to really make 2018 even MORE about you - is that even possible?! The answer is yes.

Start by reevaluating your relationships; platonic and romantic. Do you really need to be dating someone who calls you bro instead of babe? After you realize he's never gonna be sh*t, shift your goals to fit your needs.

Want a promotion? Thinking about moving to a new city? Learn how to connect and network with people who will get you there. It's all about who you know!

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VIRGO (Aug 23 - Sep 22)

Zodiac Sign New Years Eve 2017 2018

If it hasn't already been on your mind since the leaves started falling, this time of the year is allll about family and you are LOVING it, Virgo. And we love you for sharing that love!

But you have this need to always be in control, which usually means you only have time to ask your sister super boring questions in between running from the oven to the table and back again all night.

I'm going to say it once and I am sure it'll need to be said again, but LET GO. Be like that ice queen in Frozen and let it go, girl. All of it. Enjoy the little things, get a mud bath, drink some champagne — and just be there for your friends and family until 2018 makes you busy again.

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LIBRA (Sept 23 - Oct 22)

Zodiac Sign New Years Eve 2017 2018

The butterfly metaphor cannot be used enough, in my opinion, and it's going to be used to talk about you, too Libra. I don't know if you thought 2017 was amazing or just so awful you want to shut your eyes and try to forget about it, but either way, it's over.

2018 is your year, okay? You gotta trust me on that, and you also have to trust me on the importance of starting anew.

It is time to shed old people and things, just like a butterfly sheds its cocoon. And no, I don't mean actually old people. I mean the old boyfriends you still have in your phone, the old friends on your Instagram (blocked, might I add), and anything else holding you back.

Use the new year and your future as an excuse to shed your old skin and be better than you've ever been.

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SCORPIO (Oct 23 - Nov 21)

Zodiac Sign New Years Eve 2017 2018

I hope you agree with me, Scorpio, but you are a total bad ass under pressure. There's something about stress and deadlines that get your adrenaline going and make you want to work extra hard.

So, this time of the year is a great way to test that theory out and do something that you've been neglecting the entirety of 2017.

The holidays are crazy, there's no denying that, but there is nothing that says you need you get right into the thick of it all. Use the craziness of the holiday season to prove that you CAN extract yourself from stress, even if you are amazing when pressured.

Take some time away from family and don't reply yes to every holiday party your friends throw; transcend negativity.

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 - Dec 19)

Zodiac Sign New Years Eve 2017 2018

Judging by the amount of holiday party invites and gifts you'll be getting before the year is up, it's probably safe to say that you kept in touch with as many people as possible in 2017.

And for that, I applaud you because I could barely keep up with the Kardashians on TV I was so busy. But now, there's something else you need to get in touch with: your dreams.

What do you want to accomplish next year? How are you going to do that? Find some focus and ambition in this last month and use them to make a game plan for 2018.

Next year is going to be alllll about you, so make BIG goals that are achievable, but will impress the heck out of you this time next year. I know you can do it, girl!

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CAPRICORN (Dec 20 - Jan 19)

Zodiac Sign New Years Eve 2017 2018

Are you feeling exhausted? Do you need a massage, Capricorn? I can only imagine you're saying yes with so much emotion that it would surprise some people, considering what you went through this year.

I don’t know how many times I need to tell you this, but you DON'T need to take everything on your shoulders and make it your responsibility! That's why you've got so much tension, girl, it's not doing you any favors.

If you haven't already, relax this last month. Tell everyone you're on vacation, throw your phone into the wind, I don't care - you're not in charge or available until 2018!

It's going to be a little foreign at first, but you gotta learn how to relax or the stress of it all is going to kill you. You don't have to be the boss ALL the time, no matter what you think. Take it easy!

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AQUARIUS (Jan 20 - Feb 18)

Aquarius Astrology, Zodiac Signs, 2018, Bucket List

As soon as sh*t hit the fan this year, you totally checked out, Aquarius. Your brain is on vacation, your body is just going through the motions.

I think your soul has gone into hibernation until next year if I'm not mistaken. But hey, just because you're not emotionally all here doesn't mean that's a bad thing. In fact, it's the perfect way for you to end 2017.

Take the initiative to get a head start on your 2018 goals by dreaming up and mapping out everything you want for the new year. Travel goals, relationship goals, body goals — it doesn't matter what it is as long as it makes you happy and excited just thinking about it all.

Plus, this determination to get ahead of the curve only proves you don't mess around; 2018, get ready.

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PISCES (Feb 19 - Mar 20)

Pisces Astrology, Zodiac Signs, 2018, Bucket List

Pisces, if you wouldn't mind, I would love for you to unscrew that head of yours, take your brain out, and get to know it. Okay, not literally, please and thank you, but this is your time to really get to know yourself.

What do you want to accomplish next year? Who do you want to be? Pick that brain of yours and make a plan for success.

Not only should you be focusing on yourself from within, but you should be enjoying the last month of 2017 Pisces style. Get out of your comfort zone and think outside of the box — make some memories!

Something you've always wanted to try? Do it! Oh, and one more thing, add something to your bucket list for 2017 doing something that scares you — and then go do it.

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Emily Ratay is a full-time writer living in Pittsburgh. She's passionate about the environment and feminism, and knows that anything is possible in the right pair of shoes. She plans on writing a book in the future.