Escaping your daily routine, chasing down exciting adventures, exploring foreign cultures -- that's what travel is all about. Every astrological sign has a unique way of getting away. An Aries, for example, jet-sets with the best of them, and Virgo can pack a bag with more grace and efficiency than any other sign. Discover your own sign's approach to travel.
Aries are the pioneers of the zodiac, and this is certainly true where travel is concerned. Ever on the go and seeking action, the Ram is a moving target. 'What am I going to do today? Is it hot? Risky? Different?' These are the kinds of questions Aries will ask themselves when they're on the road. And don't expect them to hang around very long for an answer, as they'll soon be someplace else. Those born under the first sign of the zodiac want to learn a little about a lot -- knowing who built those pyramids in Giza and when is good information, whereas the why can be saved for someone else. It's safe to say that old flick, 'If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium,' was filmed with an Aries in mind. Hopping from one place (and adventure) to the next, the Ram sets the agenda and expects others to follow it. No takers? Well, Aries are happy to travel alone, in which case they'll seek some company along the way, even if only for a meal or a night. It would be a waste to spend every night alone -- sexy as they are. The stimulation of new people and new places is what the Ram craves when traveling, and the more active the journey, the better.
Slow and steady pretty much sums up a Taurus on the road. The Bull is a careful planner, knowing full well what's needed to make a trip both successful and worth their time. Taking a trip is no small task for these folks, which means they wouldn't think twice about spending a year planning the perfect excursion, poring over stacks of travel books to map their dream itinerary. Does this mean a trip with the Bull will wind up being "my way or the highway?" Hey, they don't call them bull-headed for nothing! That said, pampered (and pampering) Taureans are likely to set an agenda that's rife with sensual pleasures -- top hotels, great meals and a night at the opera are all to be expected. Even the luggage will be top-of-the-line, whether it's a Louis Vuitton trunk or a sturdy Eastpak bag. The Bull will also spend a pretty penny while on the road, although probably not more than their bank account can handle. Is it likely that Taureans will wait a lifetime for that six-month whirl through Europe? Maybe. But for these folks, the trip will be everything they want (and need) when they finally get there!
Weekend getaways were clearly designed with a Gemini in mind. No fan of long, drawn-out excursions, the Twins much prefer to hop into the car, get to where they're going (fast) and sightsee like crazy once they're there. Sitting around on a beach is for everyone else, thank you very much. Intellectually curious Gemini is always eager to learn from their travels, and one of the best ways to do this is by talking to the people at their destination. Who better to offer some local color and insight? The Twins enjoy having a traveling companion, if only to have someone to talk to. Those born under this sign don't feel a need to get every last bit of information while traveling, either -- a quick glimpse into things is just fine, and then it's off to the next place or activity on the agenda. Will there be much in the Gemini's travel bag? Unlikely, since they'll pack as light as Air -- the element that rules their sign. The Twins are also good to have along on a group tour, as they have a knack for synthesizing chunks of information and making it easily understandable. Consider them a pocket tour guide. Those born under this sign are also street-smart and possessed of good common sense, an ideal combination for the intrepid traveler.
Armchair travel may have been invented for Cancer, the better to stay safe and warm in their trusty shells. Not the most adventurous members of the zodiac, those born under this sign are happy to stay at home, or they'll generally go somewhere close to home when they do venture out. And you can bet they won't go alone -- the whole family comes along when the Crab travels, providing the emotional security that these folks seek. It's very possible that the entire clan will crowd into a roomy RV and just hit the road. This 'home away from home' will also possess some of the comforts of home, such as favorite pillows, blankets and foods. Fido will be snuggled in the back while Gramps plucks the strings of his well-worn fiddle. Any journey must recreate home and hearth as much as possible. Although nurturing souls, Cancers can also be strong-willed, so it's they who'll set the agenda when traveling. They're not likely to spend a lot of money on a trip, either, as the Crab knows the value of a buck. A "Sentimental Journey" describes the Crab: When the route feels good, they'll do it ... but only then.
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Who is that stepping from that gilded carriage royalty? A world leader? Nah, it's probably just a Leo. Those born under this sign know how to travel in style, and if it's not in a Cinderella-like carriage, it's probably via the Orient Express or the Concorde. Lions love to be treated like royalty because in their world, they're just that. When they hit the road, it's first-class all the way. Bigger is always better for the Lion, so think of the Grand Tour, a hacienda in Cuernavaca or a private Greek island. And while Leos are possessed of considerable physical strength and stamina, they'd much rather have a car and driver take them from one splendid sight to the next. Organized and creative as they are, Leos love to set the agenda when traveling, and it'll surely be a good one. They'll also travel with a few friends in tow, the better for all to see what shining stars they are. Royalty needs its court, after all. They won't dawdle over any one part of the journey, either -- a quick peek at the Mona Lisa is fine, just enough to tell the folks back home about it. Travel for Leos is all about ease, which is why they pack that all those credit cards. Someone will worry about the bill later.
Anyone traveling with a Virgo need not wear a watch since the Virgin has an internal (and external) clock that hums to perfection. When traveling, the Virgin can jump out of bed at 7am, make a 7:35 train, pull into the station at the scheduled 8:32 and know that the next bus is due in 7 minutes. Is this even fun? You bet, since those born under this sign are highly organized and love a routine, even when traveling. Better yet, call it a rhythm, for hitting the road with these folks will be a delicious mix of sightseeing, knowledge-gathering and good, clean fun. And heaven help the one who upsets this apple cart. Virgos love this sense of order, thank you very much, meticulously planning their trips well in advance. These folks want to experience as many things as possible and will try to fit it all in on every trip, the better to get their money's worth. The major museums would certainly be visited in Florence, while the best Cajun bets would be savored in the Big Easy. Looks count, too, which is why the Virgin's luggage is always nice and the day's attire is both clean and pressed. Although they enjoy traveling with a partner, Virgos are also perfectly happy to hit the road alone. Whatever the case, it will be a sensible journey.
Taking the focus off themselves and aiming it at others is what Libras are all about, and that certainly applies when they're on the road. Those born under this sign are loath to travel alone, much preferring the company of another, especially their partner. And you can bet these folks will be in synch with their traveling companion. 'Honey, if you're happy, I'm happy,' is a common refrain from a Libra on the road. Much like the Scales which represent them, Libras seek harmony and balance when traveling. Consequently, it's likely that a Libra on the road will have an agenda that matches their mate's, as they work to avoid conflict at all costs. And speaking of cost, an excursion with the Scales will cost a pretty penny! Librans simply adore luxury, ruled as they are by Venus, the Goddess of Love, Beauty and Pleasure. Five-star hotels and the best food and wine are only the beginning -- oh, the trinkets on which those Libra eyes will fixate! Someone had best have deep pockets or plenty of plastic to finance this journey. As well, the Scales have to look good in order to feel good when on the road. Their sociable natures will also take them to many glittering events, so a pressed tux or gorgeous evening gown will be in that bag. And will they chat everyone up when they get there? Absolutely!
Yes, Scorpio is that mysterious stranger on the train ... the one in dark glasses ... is probably a Scorpio. Those born under this sign are truly go-anywhere, do-anything kind of folk, and the steamier, the better. Sex shops in Amsterdam would be a natural for a Scorpio, seeing as this is the sign of sex and death. Kink will always be 'in' with the Scorpio, but the passion within also runs to an interest in the world's underbelly. Think India, Algeria or Mozambique, anywhere less than pretty where interesting lessons can be learned. In the end, that's really what the traveling Scorpio is all about: the experience. Ruled by Pluto, the planet of regeneration, Scorpios will internalize much from their travels and likely return a different person. Hence, the outer and inner journey is where it's at. Hard-to-peg Scorpio prefers to travel alone, but when they do opt for a group, it's a given that their agenda rules. Not only do Scorpios like to get their way, they also want their experiences to be utterly complete. Thankfully, these folks are plenty resourceful and will always have the means (whether by money or smarts) to get what they want. For the passionate Scorpio, travel is yet another of life's seductive charms.
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Was Sir Edmund Hillary a Sagittarius? He certainly could have been, for he epitomizes a key characteristic of those born under this sign: explorer. The first man to climb Mount Everest lived the dream of many a Sagittarius in going where no one else had been before. As the sign of travel, Sagittarius loves nothing more than hitting the road in search of knowledge and adventure. The Archer needs to experience things firsthand in order to have a good time. Tales of monks in Tibet are useless unless the Archer can break bread with these learned men -- then and only then will it all make sense. Philosophers that they are, Sagittarius craves a journey of discovery. You'll never find these folks at Disneyland, since they'd much rather be muckraking in Bolivia or exploring the wilds of Mozambique. Solo travel also suits these pioneers of the zodiac -- a good thing since it would be pretty hard for others to keep up with them, anyway. Imagine the young lad with a knapsack on his back, leaving home in search of wide-eyed adventure ... that's a Sag. Once on the road, Sagittarius seeks to expand their mind; if they can grasp the meaning of life along the way, even better. Travel and new experiences are very important to these folks and their sociable natures dictate that they should have fun while they're at it!
Traveling in style is what Capricorns are all about if you can get them on the road, that is. Those born under this sign are the worker bees of the zodiac, mainly interested in working to make money and build an empire. If and when they do take a trip, though, Capricorns are highly organized, carefully planning the agenda beforehand. It will also be first-class all the way: These folks are keenly interested in social status. No nouveau-riche posers here, since it's all tasteful and classically elegant with the willful Sea Goat. A tour of Europe's capitals is always high on the agenda, what with the savoir-faire that says 'I've arrived!' loud and clear. Capricorns are also fond of traveling in a group and won't shy away from leading the troops -- or at least managing the finances. Hey, these folks are business people first. It's also a given that there will be enough money on hand to pay for things now as opposed to later. The steady and devoted Sea Goat makes for an excellent traveling companion, too; Caps are exceedingly capable and are happy to shoulder the worries for the group, thereby making things easy for all. No, there won't be any wild adventures on the horizon with a Cap, but a good time will be had by all.
If you hit the trail with an Aquarius, you'll be traveling with the trailblazer of the zodiac. Those born under this sign are nothing if not different, willing to go anywhere, anytime, with anyone for most any reason. If the reason feeds their social conscience, all the better, for Aquarius is a great humanitarian and is supremely interested in helping the less fortunate. Saving the planet for the masses is a good idea, too, so you're just as likely to find the Water Bearer in the rainforest of Brazil as in the wilds of Borneo. Face it, eco-travel was designed with these folks in mind! Aquarius is also a sociable creature, quick to make friends and eager to share their worldview with them. Hence, it's likely that they'll travel with a gang, and even if they're not the obvious leader of the pack you can bet they're controlling the agenda. If not, they won't play along. One thing the Water Bearer doesn't want to handle is the small details -- these folks paint in broad brushstrokes, so it's best to leave the train schedules to someone else. As an air sign, Aquarius craves mental stimulation, so these nomads need many and varied experiences while on the road. Visionaries that they are, they're also fascinated with new technologies, so there's bound to be a cool gadget or two in their bag.
Emblematic of the Water sign that they are, Pisces tends to go with the flow when traveling, never making waves. Consequently, there must be someone else leading the way or else the Fish will never get there! Those born under this sign are the dreamers of the zodiac, preferring to indulge their fantasies (and secrets) in an unconscious state. When they do awaken, their focus is on seeing how they can be of service to others. It's this quality which takes the traveling Fish to the heart of Africa or the streets of Iran. The Fish see no need to set the agenda when on the road, preferring to leave practical matters and budgetary concerns to their traveling companions. Dreamy as they are, it's essential that someone else create the structure. What the Fish care about most is that their spirit is being soothed and that they're being useful in the world. To that end, meditative treks to India or Tibet are just the ticket. Artistic as well, Pisces would adore the opportunity to work with potters in Mexico or to play music in the Andes of Peru. Finally, these folks love to be near water -- would Fish crave anything else? This makes them a natural for swimming, diving or sailboat excursions, the latter ideally suited to their penchant for daydreaming. Someone else will be trimming the sails!
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