A new year has begun, and there's so much potential fun, success and opportunity to be had! Wondering what to expect for the beginning of 2018? Madame Maryland has looked into her crystal ball, and this is what she's forseen for all of the signs:
: You're not content to sit still this month, Aries! It seems like nothing can diminish your energy, so put it to good use. If you've always meant to take up jogging, boxing or some other sporty pursuit, there's no better time than the new year. (And yes, we've got the athletic gear
to make sure you look good while you do it!)
: Feel like you're stuck in a rut? Now's the time to take stock of your daily routine and figure out if it's too repetitive. If you find you're always doing the same thing, day in and day out, take some time to plan a fun outing with friends or plan a date with your bae to a restaurant where neither of you has ever been. (Heading somewhere fancy? We've got jewelry
: It's time to get back to nature, Gemini. In the words of Elsa, the cold never bothered you anyway, and a hike in freezing temps is more like a walk in the park! Grab some friends, bundle up in a sweatshirt
and take the time to go adventuring in the beautiful parks and forests of Maryland. If your friends aren't willing to get up at 6 am to venture through the woods in the middle of January, they aren't real friends.
Cancer: Tired of listening to all of the same old songs from last year already? Cancer, you may need to expand your musical horizons. Whether you decide to raid your mom or dad's old collection of records or you decide to check out some up-and-comers at an open mic night, the world is your musical oyster! (It's especially great to support some local Maryland acts, so keep your eyes peeled for upcoming shows!)
: Sure, you like being the center of attention, but right now it feels like you can't get a minute's peace. There's no shame in putting your phone on silent and treating yourself to a full weekend of decompression. Go ahead and binge Stranger Things in your favorite oversized tee
instead of being social for once! Your brain will thank you.
: Could a new home be in the cards for you sometime soon, Virgo? Whether you're planning to buy a house or set off on your own for the first time, a change of living space might be in your near future. And that means one of your favorite things in the world is right around the corner -- making sure everything is uniquely you and arranged perfectly! (May we suggest a Maryland crab door knocker
for the new abode?)
Somehow, the holiday season hasn't dampened your enthusiasm for spending time with friends and family -- and you've got the energy to host a brunch, a dinner party or some other gathering that would just wear out one of the other signs. Show off your host or hostessing prowess and invite everyone over for an unforgettable meal. (Don't forget the glassware
Scorpio: Did 2017 bring you friends from far away? Maybe you met during your own travels, or maybe the magic of the internet brought you together. Either way, you've got connections, and 2018 could be the time that those new friends come to Maryland to visit. Be sure to give them the grand tour when they arrive (and maybe a gift of some R1A clothing, right?). You know all of the best spots, so they definitely won't be disappointed!
Sagittarius: You're feeling awfully nostalgic this month -- new beginnings have a way of making you long for the past. But there's a way to balance your love of the past with your excitement for the future! Invite some new friends to watch old-school movies at your place -- that way, you get to honor the good old days while forging some new relationships for the new year. Win-win!
: Love is on your mind this month, Capricorn! Now that the craziness of the holidays has finished up, you can turn your thoughts towards Valentine's Day (hey, you're always early, right?). If you're already committed, show your honey some love with a cute Route One tee
-- and if you're single, now is the time to mingle! You never know when or where you'll make that connection. After all, you can't schedule falling for someobody new.
: This time of year has you tense, Aquarius, but it doesn't have to be this way! Take up a relaxing new hobby, like yoga
or meditation, to try and quell that stressful feeling. Even if you aren't the most fantastic person in the class, what matters is that you're taking steps to do something about all of that negativity. (And maybe by the end of the year, you'll be practically ready to teach the class!)
Pisces: Mark these words -- 2018 will be the year you get organized! Maybe you got the Marie Kondo book as a present or maybe you're just tired of your closet and desk exploding with stuff, but you know now is the time for everything to find its proper place. (You'll be amazed at how good it feels when you're all done, especially now that all of your R1A clothes are within easy reach!)