The 2010s have been a wild ride! We’ve learned a lot about ourselves, others, and the world we live in. With the beginning of a new decade coming at us in a few weeks, let’s pause for a quick sec to reflect on all the life lessons that astrology has taught us (er, or at least has been trying to teach us). Oh, and then we can use that insight to casually become better versions of ourselves in the 2020s, NBD.
This past decade has made you a force to be reckoned with. But what you’ve learned is that you don’t always have to fight to prove that you’re right. You’ll be entering a new dreamy phase of life, which will be totally different from your notoriously assertive demeanor. In fact, you will want to sit by the sidelines and not participate in the heated arguments.
You’ve been finding your place in the world for the last decade. In this time, you’ve focused your energy on evolving your vibe and mind. Now, you’re taking your words of wisdom to the masses. We’re talking self-help guru status, people! The world (or, um, your crew) will relate to your inspirational stories. Get ready to motivate.
Your career and cash flow was a source of frustration in the 2010s. But good news: the 2020s will bring a sense of clarity to your professional life. You’ve suffered from bad investments, unwise financial advice, and learned how to deal with problems on the career front. You’ll use these hard life lessons as wisdom and elevate yourself to baller status—never allowing yourself to make the same mistakes twice.
You’ve been cautious about who you partner with, and afraid to lose control when it comes to love. The upcoming decade allows you to live your love life on the wild side and be extreme. Instead of safeguarding your heart, you’ll be full throttle. You’ll make strong declarations in love that will take you right out of your comfort zone.
Throughout the 2010s you’ve charmed others to get your way. But, um, in the next decade your flirtatious sentiments will backfire. You may decide to open up a committed relationship, take a break from your S.O., or have a tumultuous affair with a sidepiece. Love will be a bumpy ride. Relationships will start and end abruptly…and then restart. Think of this as your karma (sorry!).
You’ve opened your heart, wallet, and home to those you care about through the 2010s—without complaining. And you’re learning that it’s imperative for you to set some major boundaries in the 2020s with those in your immediate circle, otherwise you risk them taking advantage of you. You’ll even come to that realization during the mid-2020s, causing you to act out in all your interpersonal relationships.
It’s safe to say that love is always on your brain—and it has been for the past decade. But, in the 2020s you may become off-balanced, starry-eyed, and consumed with affairs of the heart—ignoring other obligations in the process. Before you drink the romantic Kool-Aid, make sure that you are in love with the person you’re with, not the idea of love itself.
Your drive and desire for success in the 2010s has brought you to the top of your game. The 2020s encourage you to take a backseat from the throne and help others achieve notoriety. Your time in the sun is far from over—you’re just using your wisdom to help others gain fame, too. Think Oprah.
This upcoming decade is all about reaping what you sow. You’ve played with other people’s hearts and emotions for the past 10 years, and in the 2020s, relationships will be on-again and off-again, up and down, even sideways!
You spent the 2010s becoming a powerhouse. And all of your hard work will def bring you to the next level of your career (and tax bracket) in the 2020s. But you’re also chilling out and your desire to maintain big boss energy will take a backseat to building a home, not an empire.
Admit it: You’ve been dreaming of flexing your creative talents for most of the 2010s, and honing your skills in the meantime. Finally, your decade to shine is here! You’ll finally get to take centerstage and be recognized for whatever it is you’re doing under the spotlight.
You’ve spent the better half of the 2010s trying to find yourself. What you’ll come to see in the next decade is that you need to heal yourself (on the inside, not just the outside) in order to elevate your spirit. This may mean require an emotional detox, JSYK. Old wounds from the past may come up in the process—try to be extra gentle with yourself.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.