Aries Take the lead
Emotions will be running high next year, and that is when Rams tend to thrive. Your natural-born leader tendencies will come out when the going gets tough, and everyone around you will be better for it. But keep your competitive side in check — watch out that you don’t throw fuel on an already roaring fire.

Cancer Nest like you’ve never nested before
It may seem redundant to tell homebody Crabs that they should nest, since most of them probably do that every year anyway. But, carving out a safe and secure space for you and your loved ones will feel all the more sacred in 2017. Everyone will be seeking comfort in the year ahead, and you’re just the person who knows how to provide them with it.

Libra Read the room
Your sign is represented by the Scales of Justice for a reason, Libra. Your diplomatic spirit lends itself to tasks like mediation and conflict resolution — and you’ll need those skills more than ever in the coming year. Your charm and ease with mingling are your most powerful weapons, so use them to help others and yourself.

Capricorn Be patient
As the taskmaster of the Zodiac, you struggle to go with the flow sometimes, but this year is the time to give that a try. Don’t relinquish control completely, but give everyone around you — and yourself — a little more wiggle room. Surprises are not the end of the world. They’re just an opportunity for you to show off that quick Capricorn wit.

Taurus Be a risk-taker
Bulls are sometimes criticized for being overly cautious, and you might feel pushed to only restrain yourself more in the potential whirlwind of 2017. Resist that urge! Act on those desires you ignored in 2016. But taking risks does not necessarily mean acting carelessly. Don’t completely shut out that methodically-minded voice in your head.

Leo Get organized
Now’s the time to clean house. Rather than fuelling the chaos, hit the brakes and take stock of your goals, needs, and plans for the next year. Once 2017 is in full swing, you’ll be ready to proceed full-speed ahead.

Scorpio Stay engaged
Scorps love alone time and, in turn, hate confrontation. But, in 2017, do not give into the temptation to tune it all out. No one expects you to become a master debater, but it’ll be in your best interest to keep your ear to the ground. Being aware of what’s going on in the outside world will help you better understand how to care for yourself.

Aquarius Lean in
Aquarians and Leos will feel the astrological effects of 2017 with particular intensity. While that means that Leos should keep their heads down, Water Bearers should spend the coming year opening up instead. Unpredictability may appear as unexpected opportunities in your career and personal life, so have your feelers out and be ready to grab those chances.

Gemini Take center stage
Let your natural dynamism come out to play next year. Those who called you fickle or overactive in previous years will be biting their tongues when they see how you shine in new, unexpected situations. As a sign who rarely minds the spotlight, you’ll be pleased to find your behavior winning you all the right kinds of attention this year.

Virgo Be an outlet
Those friends who always come to you for guidance might be stopping by more frequently next year. Luckily, you’ve got a knack for practical advice. As a grounding earth sign, you can imbue any conversation with sobering clarity — the challenge will be to listen as much as you advise, and to avoid the urge to preach.

Sagittarius Channel your energy
Your thirst for adventure will feel especially unquenchable in 2017. You can absolutely remain the risk-taking, do-it-all Archer, but consider directing all that unbridled zeal toward a single pursuit, like your career, a hobby, or your health. You’ve never met a challenge you didn’t like, and 2017 is a free invitation to take your pick. Pushing yourself toward one goal will have a greater payoff than trying to go in multiple directions at once.

Pisces Gird your emotions
This is going to be an emotionally intense year, but that doesn’t mean you need to put your own feelings in the corner. As a deeply emotive sign, you will need to honour your needs even more as tempers shorten around you. As much as you may wear your heart on your sleeve, keep it protected this coming year — you’ll find it easier to see your long-term goals through when you’re wearing this emotional armor.