Happy New Year 2019: Horoscope and Resolutions for the smarties
12:00 AM, January 01, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:05 AM, January 01, 2019

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HOROSCOPE AND RESOLUTIONS FOR THE SMARTIES

Happy New Year! It's 2019, and you know what that means; more unrealistic resolutions to be made, only to be forgotten on the first weekend of the new year. Sounding bleak before we even begin? Well, as unfortunate as it sounds, that is usually the case. But not to worry, as a new year usually brings along new fortunes and opportunities for you to seize, courtesy of your horoscope, as long as you remember to keep your expectations nice and sane. Done? Now let's go over what's in store for you for 2019.

Aries    

Rejoice, for 2019 seems to be your year, and the perfect opportunity to exercise your natural go-getter abilities. Do keep in mind though that some ups and downs are in store, but hey, with that attitude, it shouldn't be a problem at all. Do keep track of your mouth though, lest you say something that might just come back to haunt you, especially regarding matters of feelings, so keep those lovers' spats to a minimum. Knowing your traits, you are probably the first one to scream gym as the new year comes, so for this year, actually focus on real work that you had pending.


 

Taurus

Usually considered one of the stubborn houses of the Zodiac, 2019 looks to be a leisurely sail for you. Expect tons of surprises, financial wins and great opportunities, which must be nice. If you are already in a relationship, then take joy in knowing that 2019 will be a great year for you. If you are in the single camp, not to fret, for opportunities are aplenty, assuming you get out of bed and step out of the house for them. Instead of wishing for more opportunities to sleep, why not look up travelling someplace exotic? You get to see a new place, and a new bed to sleep on, win-win.



 

 


Gemini

2019 is all about navigating through uncharted territories for you. Nothing exciting like uncovering lost civilisations, but just as rewarding. When a situation presents itself where you don't know how to proceed, go with your gut. Instead of meeting new people, prioritise maintaining and strengthening your current relationships. Since health can be an issue for you, it's best to avoid unnecessary adventure, and just chill with the upcoming GoT final season instead. Since you are full of contradictions, avoid going with self-improvement resolutions like “I won't be mean” and such, because the very next minute, you'll just embrace who you are even more. Instead, focus on helping out friends more.

 



 


Cancer

If last year was hard on you, don't worry, because 2019 is here to wipe those tears away. You have tons of self-improvement opportunities to bring you back to the driver's seat for this year. Put your back into it and really work hard for that target you had your eyes on. This is a great year for business, so either start one or hold onto your existing one. Learn to rely on your partner more if the heft of your feelings is getting too much to bear, and they will also appreciate your openness. Instead of being moody and crying every 10 seconds, why not hit the gym, and blow off those excess emotions to the tune of “Eye of the tiger” instead? 

 



 


Leo

The symbol of confidence and leadership, 2019 will be a tougher year for you than most of the other signs, but that's what you excel in, don't you-- to rise above the thrill of a challenge and bask in the pride? For starters, you may find yourself in completely new territory, and it's up to you to forge your own path. It's advisable to be on guard, since not everyone has your best intentions. Also, try not to parade everything about your life in front of everyone, be it for good news or bad. Here's an interesting resolution for you; instead of posting unnecessary, try highlighting the people in your life instead.

 



 


Virgo

The balance between logic and emotions will determine how well 2019 will go for you; strike a good one, and 2019 has great things in store for you. Use this balance to go for the goals you set last year, but couldn't achieve. While seizing opportunities is great and all, avoid taking financial risks as luck just isn't in your favour. Your current love life should go well on its own, assuming you don't throw a monkey-wrench in there. For this year, why not curb your fussy habits and instead, set a resolution to be an easy going kind of person.

 



 


Libra

2019, for you, is all about the people and the relationships you have with them. That's not to say that this year will be spent in servitude, but rather, to improve upon existing relationships. This is also the year where you learn to accept yourself better and be more comfortable in your own skin. You will have a blend of both rises and falls of situations and outcomes. Big changes may also be heading your way, so best be prepared for anything. Instead of a clichéd resolution, take up yoga to attain that inner peace you deeply seek.

 



 


Scorpio

Your 2019 happiness is a little different because it depends on what you really want and work for. However, a ton of stress is on the forecast, so find ways to deal with it swiftly. Missing chances to travel with friends will rob you of wonderful experiences. If last year had been all about keeping others happy, then make it a point to focus on yourself more. Do not rush into relationships as that could spell doom for you. Instead of spending obscene amounts of money on things you probably don't need, save that money instead as a resolution.



 

 


Sagittarius 

2019 will be all about new learning experiences for you, so take them in your stride. If you have alienated people with your preaching, perhaps take this year to dial it back and go with the flow instead. Tend to your partner's needs, because if you aren't careful, you could end up back in single-town. If the ghosts of the past come knocking, slam and bolt the door shut. Since you tend to aim big, your resolutions usually hover around major things like marathons, which is about as likely as pigs flying. So why not make a realistic resolution and start by being more active in daily life instead.

 



 


Capricorn

If you are intent on reaching your predetermined goals, 2019 is the year where you attain it all. While you do have loads to get done, exercise patience, for leaping without looking will have you KO'd before you know it. You will always be the MVP of your team, but make sure your co-workers aren't just unloading all their work on you and heading to a game of Laser Tag. If you have plans to start a financial venture, have a consultant backing you up, it is extremely risky otherwise. All this work and no play makes you the mayor of boretown, so as a resolution, why not make time for that special someone and travel somewhere together.

 



 


Aquarius

After the dark tunnel that was 2018, rejoice as 2019 is akin to your light at the end of it. Instead of beating yourself up over things that probably weren't your fault, dump all your past mistakes and start fresh. Take time to dwell on lessons you may have missed because of your natural aloof tendencies. If you have a point to make, take the direct approach. The chance for new opportunities is on the horizon, but weigh pros and cons before reaching out. Instead of thinking up crazy resolutions, start with ones you set the year before instead, like catching up with life goals or work changes etc. and leave the skydiving bit for maybe 2020.

 



 


Pisces

2019 seems to be a minefield for you, but fear not, for if you navigate well enough, the pot of gold at the end is more than worth it. Your big heart may be strained for feeling and caring for others, so spare some time for your own fulfilment. If you are single, 2019 looks to be the year you meet your soulmate. Avoid getting into disagreements with anyone, even if they are dead wrong about it. You might have one of those existential moments once too often this year, so make sure you have supportive people around. Here's a resolution that really is tailor-made for you; take some time to drop out of society, and stay somewhere “hashtag live” free and recuperate.



 

Let's end this piece with something that will ring true for just about anyone who finds themselves here:

“My goal for 2019 is to accomplish the goals of 2018 which I should have done in 2017 because I promised them in 2016 and planned them in 2015”

 

– Popular Internet Meme

By Intisab Shahriyar

 

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