'Tis the season of New Year's resolutions. While nearly everyone makes resolutions to better themselves or their lives in one way or another, with the promise of a new year comes endless possibilities for change and improvements, especially in your relationships.
Whether you check your horoscope daily, rock your birthstone in style or don't know the difference between a Leo and a Capricorn, check out our relationship resolution suggestions based on your sign.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
It's been said that Aquarius' love to be independent and loyal, while also tending to be a bit detached at times. In the new year, try keeping this in check, and ensure that you're connecting and communicating with your partner often. Be sure to ask them how they're feeling and what they're thinking, and share your own feelings and thoughts too. Putting this into practice will strengthen communication.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Resolve to take on some leadership roles within your relationship this year. Since Pisces are known for their compassion and kindness, don't let that get mistaken for weakness. While chances are you might be more of a go-with-the-flow type, try taking the lead with date night, or even vacation plans this year. Step outside your comfort zone — you just might like it.
Aries (March 21- April 19)
Aries are known for being high on energy and adventure, so try to embrace that in 2017 by ensuring you're bringing your significant other along for the ride. Make a plan to tackle a new adventure together and you'll be making memories, and spending meaningful time together, too.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
With great love comes great passion, and, at times, jealousy and possessiveness for Taurus. Be sure to rein that in this year, and resolve to be more flexible and giving with your partner. Encourage them to do what they want too, not just what you want. Remember how important it is for each individual in a healthy relationship to have time for themselves.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
RELAX! The Gemini sign often comes along with tension, nervousness and anxiety. Resolve to spend some more R&R time with your partner, and have fun doing it. Whether you prefer Netflix binging, couples massages, or long walks together after dinner, putting relaxation into practice regularly will do wonders for your nerves, and relationship.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Confidence is key this year, cancers! For as loyal and sympathetic as you may be, chances are you can be a bit pessimistic and insecure, too. Insecurity is a serious issue in relationships, so try to step up your confidence game. Trust yourself, and your decisions this year and your relationship will reflect the positive change.
Leo (July 23- August 22)
Bossy Leo's, take note. Your leadership and creativity are envious qualities, but try to keep the "bossy" in check. In 2017, try to embrace more of a flexible and relaxed attitude when it comes to making plans, solving problems, and tackling projects together. Spend more time trying to see your partner as just that — a partner.
Virgo (August 23- September 22)
If you're a shy Virgo, resolve to come out of your shell a bit more, and ensure you're communicating in your relationship rather than shying away from potential conflict or conversation. If, like most Virgos, you're more of the quintessential perfectionist — try to make 2017 your year to color outside the lines a bit. Take risks, and make it your mantra that not everything needs to be perfect.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Romance and social events are your strong suit, Libra. But your inability to make firm decisions might not be. This year, try to be more confident in your decisions, both big and small. Weigh options with your partner, and make pros and cons list to help you in forming educated decisions. By being informed and confident, you'll keep your indecisiveness in check and will be happier with your outcomes.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Keep the green-eyed monster at bay, Scorpio. This year, make a promise to yourself to keep your jealousy in check by focusing on everything you have, and are grateful for — versus what you want, or don't have. A great way to do this is to keep a gratitude journal, reminding yourself of the top 3 things you're thankful for before bed each night, or simply catching yourself in a jealous moment by recognizing the old saying, "the grass is always greener…"
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Chances are, you're known for your openness, honesty, and shoot-from-the-hip communication style. While honesty is always the best policy, for your relationship this year, try to temper your bluntness and brusqueness and focus on your delivery. Remember, it's not what you say — it's how you say it.
Capricorn (December 22- January 19)
While being responsible, strong-willed and disciplined are all positive traits of Capricorns, sometimes you can also be a bit pessimistic and unforgiving. Try to ditch the pessimism in 2017. (It’s hard, we know.) Instead of always thinking something will go wrong or expecting the worst, try to spin it and think of all the positives that can happen, especially in your love life. If you’re constantly negative, things may feel negative. Both you and your love will reap the benefits of a more positive outlook.