New Year’s resolutions are a great idea, in theory — they force you to take a solid look at your life and see where there’s room for improvement. But in reality, they’re kind of stressful. Trying to think up a resolution and figuring out how you can actually make it happen can be hard AF.
With that in mind, we consulted Donna Page, a professional astrologer with a graduate degree in counselling psychology, so you can get a little guidance from the universe. Ultimately, the best resolution for you depends on where Saturn, the planet of resolutions and determination, is in your chart.
While you can (and should) make any kind of resolution you want, these are the ones you’re most likely to stick with — and achieve.
ARIES (MARCH 21–APRIL 19)
RESOLUTION: Promotion or New Job
This year is all about your career, Aries. You’re looking for a job that you can (honestly) say you love, and you’re going to get it—you just need to put in a little work first. So, start networking now and regularly cruise job postings. You’ll be surprised where it gets you.
TAURUS (APRIL 20–MAY 20)
RESOLUTION: Learn a new skill
Saturn is in the sector of your chart that represents education. Sure, you can start working on that advanced degree you’ve been thinking about, but you can also sign up for yoga teacher training or take up guitar lessons. Travel also applies. You’ve always thought about taking a trip to Phuket—so now it’s go time.
GEMINI (MAY 21–JUNE 20)
RESOLUTION: Start a rainy day fund
This year is all about making arrangements with other people that are mutually beneficial, Gem. That can mean pooling your money together with friends to get a timeshare on a tropical island or working with your S.O. to save up for a new car. Whatever it is, it’ll bring you closer to the ones you love.
CANCER (JUNE 21–JULY 22)
RESOLUTION: Strengthen relationships
In 2018, you’re all about being with people you really want to be with. If you’re single, you’ll start making steps to open up your life to someone who is worthy of your time. If you’re in a relationship, you’ll work on creating your dream love life. And, if something feels off, you’ll have the strength to cut someone loose—you don’t have time for people who don’t make you a priority.
LEO (JULY 23–AUGUST 22)
RESOLUTION: Prioritise health goals
Saturn is in the sector of your chart that represents health, so you’re going to be all about being the best version of yourself. Take advantage of one of those lower-than-usual gym membership fees and actually use it. Make it a point to start eating better and work toward a healthier you. Don’t forget your mental health in the process: Try to destress on the regular.
VIRGO (AUGUST 23–SEPTEMBER 22)
RESOLUTION: Find a new hobby
It’s time to find a hobby outside of work and actually spend time doing it, Virgo. Pull your easel and paint brushes out of your closet or whip out your old camera and put them to use. You’ll get a ton of satisfaction from exploring another side of yourself.
LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 23–OCTOBER 22)
RESOLUTION: Reconnect With Family
Saturn is in your 4th house of home and family, making you all about your place and the ones you love. Take time to actually clean out your closet and donate your old clothes to a thrift store, and work on making little touches to your personal space that make it truly feel like yours. If you live far away from your family, plan a big trip to see them and actually follow through with it. They’ll love catching up—and you will, too.
SCORPIO (OCTOBER 23–NOVEMBER 21)
RESOLUTION: Start journaling
This year is all about writing and learning for you, Saturn. So, start journaling and jotting down your dreams or finally begin writing that book you’ve been thinking about for ages. BTW: Now is the time to finally start learning about things you’ve always wanted to know about but never took the time, like figuring out how to set up your speakers or use all the features on your phone.
SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 22–DECEMBER 21)
RESOLUTION: Pay down debt
Saturn is in your house of finances, and this year, you’re going to get your money situation under control, Sagi. You’ll tackle credit card bills, work on settling debt, and actually save money like you never have before. You may also find yourself searching for a bigger and better-paying job. After all, your bills aren’t going to pay themselves.
CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22–JANUARY 19)
RESOLUTION: Put your needs first
This year is all about being true to yourself. Sure, it sounds corny and everyone wants to do this on some level, but it’s especially true for you in 2018. So, know your needs and learn how to put them first. Once you do that, everything else will fall into place.
AQUARIUS (JANUARY 20–FEBRUARY 18)
RESOLUTION: Take time to unplug
Saturn is in your house of spiritual retreat this year, Aquarius, so make it a point to make time for yourself. Create a space in your home that’s a personal, stress-free sanctuary, and plan a vacation where you’ll fully unplug—no emails, no calls, just enjoying life. Ahhh.
PISCES (FEBRUARY 19–MARCH 20)
RESOLUTION: Make new friends
This year is all about friendship for you, Pisces. Take time to think about who your true friends are, and who really isn’t there for you when you need them. If someone isn’t living up to their friendship potential, it’s okay to let them go. Focus your attention on the people who get you—you’ll want to be there for them and vice versa.
This article originally appeared on Women's Health US