Of all the choices, you have to make regarding traveling, one of the toughest ones needs to be made before you even leave for your trip.
Deciding where to go when there are so many choices available is difficult. I sometimes choose a destination based on what deals are available or what friends have recommended. I’m also more likely to go visit a place where I know someone. If you’re really at a loss, you could just throw a dart at a map. Can’t say I haven’t thought about doing this!
If you’re looking for a truly unique way to choose a travel destination, let the stars guide you. According to astrologists, taking a trip inspired by your sun sign (the one that matches your birthday) could help you choose a destination that leaves you feeling restored and content – even if that trip doesn’t seem ideal to you right away.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Aries are adventurous and tend to be athletic, so they need a destination that lets them express these traits. Trips that include rock climbing, whitewater rafting or challenging hiking are picture for those born under this sign. Traveling to Yosemite National Park in California for some rock climbing and other adventure activities would be a good choice.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Taureans are known for, among other things, there love of luxury and beauty. They’re element is Earth, and they love connecting through the physical senses. That’s why Taureans ideal destination should be famous for its culture and food as well as have an opportunity to escape into nature. France and Italy are perfect for this.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Geminis like to try a little bit of everything, learn new things and communicate with others. If you’re a student and a Gemini, a study abroad trip would be perfect for you. If not, a country with multiple languages would be a good fit. Belgium, for example, has three official languages – Dutch, French and German. It’s also bordered by those three countries, so you can easily visit them too.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Cancers are compassionate, emotional and family-oriented. Vacations that allow them to spend time with family or close friends would be great for those born under Cancer. They’d also enjoy a trip where they can volunteer. A trip that combines those two things would be ideal. A volunteer trip to the Caribbean would be a good pick.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Leos like to be where the action is, and don’t mind being the center of attention themselves, so somewhere well-known and worthy of pictures and stories. Leos would enjoy going to parties in Ibiza or going shopping and enjoying the local culture in Paris or Milan.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Virgos are generous, even self-sacrificing. They’re given to spiritual and creative pursuits as well. A trip to Thailand to help with and learn about wildlife preservation or a volunteer trip to Africa to help build a school would be fulfilling for a Virgo. They’d also enjoy visiting famous spiritual sites or even embarking on a silent meditation retreat in India.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Libras want a trip that lets them relax and doesn’t require too much uncertainty. They also enjoy connecting with people. Renting a quaint cottage in the South of France and the countryside of England would be perfect for those born under this sign. That way they can relax, enjoy the outdoors and travel into town to mingle with locals.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Scorpios can be somewhat intense, so they like to have a goal in mind when they travel. Completing a thru-hike on the Appalachian trail or a bike trip through Normandy, France. Once they finish their task, they’ll be able to relax, so they should schedule a bit of time at their end of their trip for that.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Those born under the sign of Sagittarius are enthusiastic and spontaneous, so they shouldn’t do too much planning ahead of time. For these travelers, a backpacking trip through Europe with the freedom to go where the wind take them is perfect. They might benefit from a travel partner who doesn’t mind adventure but can also keep the Sagittarian grounded and safe.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Capricorns are ambitious and disciplined, so they’ll be happy on a trip if they feel like they’re accomplishing something but also need to be able to completely disconnect, so that they don’t get distracted by tasks left undone at home. They’d enjoy learning how to snowboard in the Alps or building a home for a family in Jamaica. Just be sure to leave the cellphone in the hotel room.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Aquarians are known for being unique, intellectual and grounded in their beliefs. This means they would enjoy a unique trip. They’d enjoy staying in a hotel made of ice in Sweden or visiting the strange sculpture garden built by an English aristocrat in the middle of the Mexican jungle
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Pisces, a water sign, like to relax and daydream as well as try new things. Fiji would be a perfect destination for those born under this sign, as they can spend time relaxing on beaches and enjoying the water as well exploring the culture and history of the region. The ability to hop from island to island will also ensure that they don’t get bored.
Next time you’re planning a trip to a new destination here on Earth, why not look to the stars to help you decide. Choosing a place to travel to based on your astrological sign could yield some surprising but fulfilling results.