As 2018 welcomes itself into our lives, we look towards the Decadent Deities in the Cosmic Universe to give our Chope fans a delicious forecast for the year ahead.
Aries (21 Mar – 20 Apr)
As the zodiac’s trailblazing Ram, Aries has never faced any problems getting by solely on charisma and natural skills. However, 2018 may kick off with some instability and turbulence but not without opportunities for growth, which isn’t all that bad for a sign that’s known for weathering even the fiercest of storms!
While the Forceful Mars, your power planet, turns retrograde, you may be faced with some irritating moments this year; just stay calm and play it cool. Coincidentally, auspicious Jupiter lands in Scorpio which highlights your house of merging and intimacy. It’s time to gather your closest mates and hit up amazing restaurants that are perfect for a catch-up sesh over amazing food and even better conversations.
Taurus (21 Apr – 20 May)
As we move into 2018, the planets have aligned in your favour, headstrong Taurus – there’s nothing stopping you now! When the Sun bursts into your enduring sign at the end of April, you become more focused and driven.
Later part of the year, the rebellious Uranus turns retrograde in your sign until January 2019; by the time, you should be armed and ready to venture out of your comfort zone. There’s no doubting that you’re one of the most traditional signs of the zodiac, but there will come a time where you know you have to change with the times. Mix things up, try something new, and don’t be afraid of progress. Venture into Singapore’s ever-evolving foodscape and experience new eats that you’ve yet to discover – the world is your oyster.
Gemini (21 May – 20 Jun)
Dear Gemini, my fickle-hearted friend, we know that nothing in the world can hold you down. While your penchant for freedom knows no bounds, 2018 may just be the year for you to start getting grounded.
While your sign is famous for biting off more than you can chew, you’ll find yourself craving simplicity as Jupiter orbits into Scorpio that rules health. Embrace a “less is more” mindset and focus on what matters most; switch up your diet to incorporate healthier eating or factor in regular workouts at the gym. Since Jupiter is also the planet of expansion, don’t be surprised to find yourself gaining a little bit of curviness during this cycle! Our advice: embrace it.
Cancer (21 Jun – 20 Jul)
Oh Cancer, you wear your heart on your sleeve – and for a good reason too. In 2018, the theme of love looks persistent in both challenging and inspiring aspects. The ever expansive Jupiter will be paying your house a visit until November 8, giving you plenty of chances to shine creatively and romantically.
Whether it be love between couples, love for your family, or self-love (for you beautiful singles out there), look towards the kitchen for a home-cooked meal that nurtures the heart. If cooking isn’t your forte, why not check out some of Singapore’s most romantic dining spots? When it comes to love, have faith and all shall fall into place.
Leo (21 Jul – 20 Aug)
The limelight is where you feel most at home, fearless lion! While you have no problems showing the world what you’ve got, the challenge this year will be learning how to spice things up. Try not to let your tendency to overreact interfere with your poise and charm; hang in there a little while longer and the emergence of Leo moon in the middle of the year will allow you to unleash your full potential.
When that time comes, embrace all things Leo and immerse yourself in all the glitz and glamour that after hour parties have to offer! From late night eats to Singapore’s best bars, flourish in the night and soak up the festivities because you’re born to shine.
Virgo (21 Aug – 20 Sept)
In every group dynamic, there’s always the perfectionist – and who better to play the role than our vigilant Virgo?
While you’re perfectly happy sticking to the familiar, 2018 may just be the year you step out of your comfort zone. The ever-expansive Jupiter finds its way into Scorpio and it’ll make itself comfortable there until November; variety becomes the main theme of the year, encouraging you to break away from the norm.
Used to taking the train home? Try taking the bus instead for a change of scenery. We all know your usual noodle spot for lunch but maybe you could try another cuisine instead – or better, go fusion! You might also like to venture around Singapore and discover a new part of town, or pop by neighbouring countries for a short getaway.
Libra (21 Sept – 20 Oct)
This year’s looking mighty fine for you, Libra! As Jupiter spends most of its time in Scorpio, stabilising your second House, nothing is going to faze you because your year is going to be UH-MAY-ZING (not that you need the planets to tell you that)!
The second House rules work, money, and security; with Jupiter finding solace here, things at work are going to be a breeze. Finances will grow in abundance, and as much as you prioritise balance, it’s about high time you give yourself a pat on the back and relish in something fancy once in a while.
Scorpio (21 Oct – 20 Nov)
Everyone’s secretive Scorpio, it doesn’t seem like things will change much as you continue keeping your guard up in 2018. And there’s no fault in that either — you can’t change your basic nature — but there comes a time when improvements have to be made!
When Mercury comes together with Pluto, your ruling planet, you will find that secrets have its way of unravelling themselves for you. It would be wise to use the information that you gain in a way that benefits yourself as well as others too.
Sagittarius (21 Nov – 20 Dec)
Our ambitious and audacious Archer, life is just one big adventure after another. No matter what 2018 throws at you, you take those challenges and shoot ‘em right back!
It comes as no surprise that you have a penchant for travel; your urge to pull off something huge may be hindered by the Sun, moving against Jupiter, your ruling planet. Don’t let this stop you from satisfying your sense of wanderlust, though: you can still travel the world (via your taste buds!) at top restaurants that offer the best of global eats, all within our Little Red Dot!
Capricorn (21 Dec – 20 Jan)
People may think of you as an overachiever but we all know that you see the rewards in discipline and hard work, careful Capricorn. You know that hard work pays off, and 2018 continues to provide for you as long as you strive for what you want.
A “special someone” may be right above the fray when the solar eclipse in Cancer catapults you into your committed relationship house. This gives rise to unexpected developments with both love and business over the coming six months. Nurture those relationships by way of food — whether it be with yourself (#treatyoself), a loved one, or at work.
Aquarius (21 Jan – 20 Feb)
You know you’re larger than life, beloved Aquarius – with an attitude like that, nothing’s gonna get you down! As the radiant Sun settles in your House earlier in the year, this prompts you to be the most of ‘Aquarius’ (read: unpredictable) you can be.
Your happy-go-lucky demeanour may get you through anything life throws at you but take heed: 2018 calls for more attention on your personal connections, so don’t take your close ones for granted.
As you thrive on technology, use that to your advantage by documenting precious moments with your loved ones (put your social media skills to good use!). Spend quality time by taking a stroll in the park or dine in gorgeously lush greenery; however you choose to bond, remember to capture those moments so you’ll have something to remember them by.
Pisces (21 Feb – 20 Mar)
As the final House in the zodiac, people tend to take advantage of your kindness and compassion, gentle Pisces. It’s about high time you move away from your self-sacrifice and focus on yourself this year! As the brilliant Sun finds solace in your sign, shift your focus towards activities that involve or are near bodies of water.
Plan a seaside vacation or go on a cruise; if finances are tight, why not go for something a little closer to home? Nothing says “surrounded by water” like dining on Sentosa island! This would be a good time to rejuvenate and focus on self-love before your ruling planet Neptune turns retrograde towards the second half of the year, throwing you more challenges that are almost impossible to escape from.