2017 Forecast for Creatives According to Western Astrology

The first quarter of 2017 has just ended. How was your year so far?


In 2016, we told you about your designer star sign. This year, let’s look at the stars once again and see what 2017 has in store for us creatives. Adobe has created horoscope predictions for 2017, focusing on people’s creative potential and career success in the creative industry. Check out the forecast below and make it your guide and motivation, rather than strict instructions on how the year should be lived. The accompanying illustrations are made by Natalia Hubbert, an Adobe Stock Contributor.


Aquarius (January 21 – February 20)

Zodiac sign - Aquarius. Watercolor Illustration.

The Imaginative Designer – Aquarians should make the most of the year and seek out group activities to improve connections. Take advantage of digital innovation for easier collaboration and networking, and to enhance your creative skills. Your imagination and sense of humor are your weapons to put fun and excitement into your creative work. They could be your ticket to success.


Pisces (February 21 – March 20)

Zodiac sign - Pisces. Watercolor Illustration.

The Forever Dreamer – Your compassion and innate artistic skills will drive your career growth this 2017. For the year, the creativity that comes ever so naturally to you should be used together with your strong sense of purpose to make your way towards professional success. The sensitive, empathetic, and focused Pisces makes for a good leader.


Aries (March 21 – April 19)

Zodiac sign - Aries. Watercolor Illustration. Isolated

The Optimistic Artist – People born under the Aries sign are resourceful, imaginative, spontaneous, and love a good challenge. Aries creatives are optimistic sometimes to a fault, and have incredible enthusiasm. These characteristics should be able to drive you to try new things and boost your creative skills by attending workshops and taking classes.


Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

Zodiac sign - Taurus. Watercolor Illustration.

The Thoughtful Creator – Taurus creatives are practical, disciplined and reliable. They can also be stubborn and steadfast; characteristics that can have negative and positive effects, depending on how you make it work for you. Use these along with your creative independence to take initiative and promote teamwork. This is the year to take on new creative projects no matter how challenging they are.


Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Zodiac sign - Gemini. Watercolor Illustration.

The Balanced Designer – Geminis are known to have quick wit, ideal for working in a fast-paced environment where tight deadlines and urgent tasks are the norms, such as in the creative industry. They also have a good balance between serious and fun and it shows through their work. This year, take advantage of your serious side to create balance with the creative part of your work. Pay no mind to people and relationships that seem to hold back your creativity.


Cancer (June 21 – July 20)

Zodiac sign - Cancer. Watercolor Illustration. Isolated.

The Devoted Spirit – Cancers are believed to be the most creative out of the bunch. Cancer creatives are generous and loyal especially when it comes to their family, friends, and colleagues. However, they can also be sometimes moody and pessimistic. Be careful and make sure these negative traits don’t inhibit creativity and success. Cancer is a devoted artist and 2017 is the year you reap the fruits of your hard work.


Leo (July 21 – August 20)

Zodiac sign - Leo. Watercolor Illustration. Isolated.

The Creative Lead – The brave lions are natural born leaders. They are smart, charming, and highly driven, which can sometimes cause their own downfall. Keep striving towards creative success by being in control of your own career and creativity.


Virgo (August 21 – September 20)

Zodiac sign - Virgo. Watercolor Illustration.

The All-Knowing Artist – Virgos have great intuition and will speak up when they feel something isn’t right. This year, learn how to use and trust this intuition to help further your career. Learn how to experiment, get out of your safety bubble, and let your intuition and positivity guide you.


Libra (September 21 – October 20)

Zodiac sign - Libra. Watercolor Illustration. Isolated.

The Creative Adviser – Libras live for beauty and harmony. With this, they can easily recognize and bring about talent in others with minimal effort. In 2017, learn how to expand creative potential by seeking inspiration in music and dance. Your inner performer will thank you for it. Energy from music and dance should help with fighting work-related stress and tension.


Scorpio (October 21 – November 20)

Zodiac sign - Scorpio. Watercolor Illustration.

The Impassioned Artist – Scorpios are loyal and romantic at heart. They are very passionate about their work and are dedicated to the core. 2017 is the year you should recognize your worth and not settle for anything less.


Sagittarius (November 21 – December 20)

Zodiac sign - Sagittarius. Watercolor Illustration. Isolated.

The Designer in Motion – Sagittarius creatives are adventurous wanderers. They like it when things move flawlessly especially with animation. However, their excitement and restlessness can also make them prone to demotivation. In 2017, try incorporating rhythmic elements with your designs, but do not overdo it.


Capricorn (December 21 – January 20)

Zodiac sign - Capricorn. Watercolor Illustration.

The Controlled Artist – Capricorns are known to be the most determined sign. They never cease to amaze the people around them due to their immense self-control and discipline. Keep on meeting deadlines and exceed expectations especially in 2017. You need to maximize your creative potential and let your innate determination guide your creative endeavors.

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