If travelling more often is your top resolution for 2019, deciding where to actually go is no small feat. Lucky for you, we're here to help with our second annual set of travel horoscopes! This year, we've taken our new line of Wellness tours, and divvied them up among the stars — so if your resolution is to travel more, to eat better, to do more yoga, to get more centred, or all of the above, we've got a trip for you. Whether or not you're a big believer in what the cosmos portend, you might find the destination we've assigned to your zodiac sign intriguing — and if you don't, click here to see our full list of Wellness tours.
Illustrations by Chloe Cushman
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
A classic earth sign, Capricorns thrive on order, stability, and getting the most done in the least possible amount of time. Okay, so, that’s not exactly what our Wellness tours — which emphasize balance over business — are all about, but that IS exactly why we’d recommend Tuscany. The Italian countryside is the right kind of earthy and idyllic, while the local history and tradition will be enough to keep workaholic Cap’s brain busy — even if they don’t notice they’re chilling down at the same time.
Aquarius (January 20 to February 18)
Airy Aquarius is a no-limits sign, preferring spaces — both physical and emotional — where they can let their imaginations roam. Costa Rica, with its combination of lush rainforests, pristine beaches, and relaxing thermal pools, is the perfect Aquarius destination: activities varied enough to keep them dreaming, but grounded enough to help them get centered.
Pisces (February 19 to March 20)
People born under this sign are known for their taste for escapism, whether that means zoning out and meditating — or literally hitting the road to decompress. In Bali, Pisces can do both: the water sign will appreciate losing themselves among the rich greenery, and getting grounded with some yoga among the trees and on the beach.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
This fiery ram thinks with its head, and acts with its head — there’s not a lot of sentimentality to an Aries, and taking an entirely mathematical approach to life can get exhausting. In Nepal, Aries will learn how the country’s centuries of deeply spiritual inhabitants have managed to isolate themselves from the daily hustle and bustle at temples and shrines, to maintain inner calm (or, at least, to tune out when things get to be too much).
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
No one puts down (grass)roots like a Taurus. The committed bull has a serious problem with sudden change, synthetic fabrics, and complicated plans, preferring to chill out in an environment that feels as settled and all-natural as possible. Rome might not be the first thing that comes to mind for nature-loving Tauruses, but the stone buildings, ancient terraces, and verdant villas provide the perfect environment for this old soul to wind down.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Gemini loves company: whether travelling the world or enjoying a meal, you’d be hard pressed to find this air sign going solo. The Inca citadel of Machu Picchu is therefore perfect; not only will Geminis get a strong, transcendent sense of the wonder of centuries-old human perseverance and innovation (Machu Picchu was, after all, constructed by the ancient Inca people), but they’ll need someone on-hand to get that picture-perfect travel selfie (may we suggest striking a yoga pose or two?).
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
This water sign is known for sentimentality and intuition, preferring a good meal with friends or a day by the water to a boisterous party or fast-paced day of activities. Hot, humid Colombia is just the right fit for Cancer, as the country provides enough vibrancy and heat (weather-wise and food-wise) to keep Cancer’s blood flowing, but the warm sun ensures Cancer can (and will) have enough downtime to take a break, and take it all in.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
The king and queen of the Zodiac, Leos are dramatic, creative, and compelling, with a love of bright colours and festive scenarios. You might be able to guess where this one is going: Leo would do well in India, where stimulating vibrancy and hustle and bustle are balanced by curative, ancient forms of meditation, spirituality, and centredness. (Not to mention incredible food.)
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Loyal, hardworking Virgo has an analytical mind and a deep love of order and balance — this sign’s has knack for picking up knowledge everywhere, and loves getting things done for themselves. In Peru’s Sacred Valley, Virgo will encounter evidence of Incan work ethic while learning about the region’s deep cultural significance to Peru’s inhabitants for thousands of years. It’s a great place to sit still (or strike a solid downward dog) and reflect on a day of wisdom earned.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
As the symbolic peacekeeper of the Zodiac, there are few more signs more attuned to the importance of achieving balance. With Libra, for every healthful meal there's a soulful indulgence; for every hike, there's a child's pose. In Patagonia, Libra can balance cool, mild climates with warming, mindful yoga; calm afternoons on horseback with invigorating evenings of food and conversation — all set against the backdrop of one of the planet's most geologically remarkable regions. Pure bliss.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Nothing gets a Scorpio going quite like a grand gesture, a long journey, or a serious commitment — and a trip to Thailand can be exactly that. The country requires you to take a breath and dive in to a dizzying array of incredible dishes, vibrant cultural experiences, and incredible land- and cityscapes. Scorpios will be right at home, letting the grandeur of the place wash over them, and emerging a little more enlightened, and a lot more balanced.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Sagittarius is the traveller of the Zodiac, enticed by far-flung locales and off-the-beaten-path experiences more than most. The more remote, the better — making Iceland the perfect fit. The country’s icy landscapes and otherworldliness will appeal to Sag’s desire to see things that are a bit out of the ordinary, while its whimsical mythology offers an entirely different tier of enlightenment.