Using Astrology to Become Your Most Genuine Self

Posted on January 22, 2018
Updated on July 03, 2020

In a fast-paced world, with so much information and technology at our fingertips, it can be difficult to remain centered in ourselves and exude the air of genuine individuality that we hope to put out in the universe. It’s easy to split ourselves in many directions, almost as if we’re being pulled apart by our many hobbies, passions and personality traits.

Who is the genuine “you” within? Are you tapping into the most honest center of yourself and allowing it to shine? 2018 is the perfect year to begin to accept yourself for exactly who you are, and celebrate the well of wisdom and compassion within you.

If the idea of being your most genuine self this year sounds like a bit of a daunting task, remember that there are useful tools such as astrology, to help you along your path. Let’s take a look at each sign to see the best ways for you to be your most natural, exuberant self this year.


You are courageous and a sort of pioneer in your circles; you’re never afraid of an adventure, even if you’re flyin’ solo. You can be a bit impatient, but this makes you a quick thinker with excellent skills under pressure. Keep your confidence and dynamism in the fore-front and your awesome personality will continue to blossom.


Your reliable, patient nature makes you an understanding and compassionate friend, but you might be prone to occasional jealousy. Your persistent personality will allow you to overcome this situation, if you put your mind to it. Try to be flexible, while remaining centered in yourself. Your warm heart and loving disposition will always shine through.


You are intelligent and versatile—you can fit in just about anywhere. Your hobbies, friends and even personality might change from time to time, but you’re a wonderfully fluid person who has no problem going with the flow. Tap into your instincts and learn to listen more to your gut.

When you begin to fully trust yourself, every precious component of your being will be displayed to the world.


You are a giving, protective friend with amazing emotional qualities. Your intuitive nature gives you the insight to create beautiful pieces of music or art, and you should dive into your deep well of emotions to find the colors you want to show to the world. Avoid indulging in your moods and you’ll share your most inherent gifts with the people around you, who will be forever grateful.


You have a brilliant, wide view of the world; you see the best in the land, plants, animals and people around you. Your appreciation and zest for life can be felt by anyone in your vicinity. Your enthusiasm will take you anywhere you want to go, as long as you avoid patronizing anyone along the way.

Share your confidence with others in a mild-mannered way to garner the most appropriate, genuine attention.


Diligent and analytical, you bask in the opportunity to do a good job. Your meticulous proclivities make you the go-to person on just about any project. If you learn to channel your overactive mind into something creative or productive, you’ll be able to combat the worries that manifest sporadically. Remember, perfection is in the eye of the beholder.


You play the devil’s advocate perfectly with your diplomatic and charming style. You are typically easy-going and able to get along with just about anyone, but this leaves you open to manipulative energies. Don’t let anyone influence your ideas or your self-acceptance - you have and know everything you need to have and know within you.


Your determination is powerful, and your passions run as deep as your mysterious emotions. Your energy can feel forceful at times, but this is not generally perceived negatively. Don’t keep yourself a secret from others - you know who you are. Now, let everyone else get to know the real you this year. Your magnetic aura is not one to be missed.


You are blindly optimistic, which can be good or not-so-good, depending on the situation. You enjoy freedom much like some enjoy extreme sports - being able to get up and take off spontaneously fills you with immense joy. As long as you don’t become careless or irresponsible, feel free to embrace the adventurous spirit within and see where it takes you.

Do exactly what you want to do this year.


You have so many wonderful qualities, it’s hard to pick one to focus on. Your patience and ambition, plus your willingness to work hard set you up for success. Don’t let your propensity for hard work allow you to forget to have a little good-old-fashioned-fun every once in a while. Allow the secret optimist within to shine this year to discover who you really are.


You are a social butterfly with a brilliant mind. You might be a little bit of a contradictory person from time to time, but you tend to represent yourself pretty genuinely. Your honesty might sometimes border on brutally honest, so remember to soften the blow and share your affections as well as your opinions to show people who you really are.


Your sympathetic nature makes you a wonderful friend to have around, and your imagination is the stuff of puffy clouds, castles and romantic ambiance. If you remind yourself not to use your daydreams as an escape, you’ll learn how to bring them to life. Reach for the stars you envision to uncover your truest self.

This year, let us all form a metaphorical circle, hold hands and meditate upon the release of our most genuine selves for the sake of sharing with each other. Let us accept our friends and comrades for who they truly are, and learn to reciprocate that transparency.

Let astrology be the guide on your path to self-acceptance, self-love and the willingness to share ourselves with others.

Related Article: Understand The Elements in Astrology: Improve Your Understanding of Others

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Rhiannon Liselle is a nomadic Sagittarius with a passion for writing and trying to help others grow. She’s studied astrology for about 10 years, and has been writing about… Learn More About The Author »

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