With summer fast approaching, many of us will be picking and choosing our holiday destinations for an idyllic summer getaway. Along with picking the best deals or even just spinning a globe, there are other ways that you can pick a destination which is right for you and your family.
As humans, we can often feel drawn to one destination over the other and, whilst the pool size may sway you slightly, your zodiac sign could actually have an impact on your destination choice.
There is far more to zodiac signs than just astrology. The way that you appear to others all comes down to your moon sign, sun sign and rising sign, which all influence your appearance. This can also be reflected in the travel destinations which your zodiac sign feels more in line with and many are believed to match up with certain traits and personalities.
Aries: March 21 - April 19
Lovers of anything that is slightly challenging, Aries love pioneering and adventures. As Aries tend to be young at heart, a place which is the life and soul is an ideal getaway vacation, so consider Southern California for your next trip.
As well as basking in the sunshine or taking part in surfing lessons, there’s something magical and mesmerising for Aries on the west coast.
Other destinations for Aries:
- Grand Canyon
- Cape Town
- New Zealand
- Las Vegas
- Innsbruck, Austria
Taurus: April 20 - May 20
If you are a Taurus, then you’ll love nothing more than being pampered or being surrounded by items which are visually and sensually pleasing. Even though the constellation is the bull, a serene and beautiful trip to Italy is the perfect holiday destination.
Whether you choose to relax in your own private villa, sip on a glass or two of wine in a local restaurant or take a hike into the Italian hills and take in the stunning views, Taureans are sure to love a trip here.
Other destinations for Taurus:
Gemini: May 21 - June 30
The Gemini star sign is made up of a double, or twin constellation and they are well known for having a split personality. Often, this is down to their love for meeting new people and sharing ideas with others which can lead to them being more prone to changes.
Geminis may find that they get a desire to visit somewhere which satisfies this quirk, so a double-trip is the perfect getaway. Geminis should consider a location which completely satisfies their travel desires, but Seattle and Vancouver are two great destinations to explore. Just under 3 hours drive from one another, Geminis will love the mixture of the two cities.
Other destinations for Gemini:
- Los Angeles
- Las Vegas
- Panama City, Florida
- New Orleans, Louisiana
- Madrid, Spain
- Sydney, Australia
Cancer: June 21 - July 22
Known for their kind and calm personality, those with the Cancer star sign are in tune with relaxing and slow destinations. Cancer’s tend to be ruled by the emotional moon, so it may be that they are more comfortable being within their own space.
Nice in the South of France is the perfect location, thanks to the easy way of living and laid back lifestyle.
From cooking classes and wine tastings to museum visits and beach afternoons, time spent in the South of France is sure to recharge and refresh your mind. You can always hire your own chateaux or apartment for when you need some time in your own space.
Other destinations for Cancer:
- Cairngorms, Scotland
- Nordfjord, Norway
- Whitehaven Beach, Australia
- Bali, Indonesia
- Costa Rica
- Snowdonia, Wales
Leo: July 23 - August 22
Leos love feeling alive and vibrant thanks to being ruled by the sun. Whilst the majority of Leos love to be in the spotlight, they are soft at heart and crave adventure and romance.
The perfect location for Leos is the action-packed New Orleans. Full of live music, architecture and award-winning restaurants, the warm weather mixed with the eclectic mix of jazz music is sure to be the ideal place for Leos to get in touch with their inner-star sign.
Other destinations for Leo:
- Monte Carlo, France
- San Francisco
- Buenos Aires
Virgo: August 23 - September 22
The star sign of Virgo’s is the virgin and they are known to be practical creators. They seek feelings of wellness and health, with physical activity being hugely important. As part of their star sign characteristics, they also feel as though they need to spend time healing and recharging, so a stay at a spa is the most suitable getaway for Virgos.
Malaysia is becoming well known for its many award-winning wellness centres and spas. With luxury relaxation, plunge pools and zen gardens, Virgos are sure to find solstice and wellness.
Other destinations for Virgo:
- Bali, Indonesia
- Monaco, France
- Northern Italy
- Cyprus, Greece
Libra: September 23 - October 22
Libras often feel isolated when they find themselves in new environments, so it is vital that they visit somewhere which promotes the feeling of being connected. Libras are the most balanced of the star signs and, as they are ruled by Venus. They are also romantics who are attracted to beautiful things and locations.
Visiting a location which is steeped in both history and beauty is sure to be a trip that Libras love, so a visit to the understated city of Istanbul in Turkey is a culture trip well worth doing for Libras.
Other destinations for Libra:
San Diego, California
Scorpio: October 23 - November 21
Scorpios are all about transformation, so it makes sense that a Scorpio's ideal holiday destination is somewhere extreme, where they can experience new things and itch the curiosity which takes over so often.
Whilst Mongolia isn’t on the top of everyone’s travel lists, it should find it’s way onto any Scorpio’s travel itinerary as the golden deserts, mountain ranges and vast landscapes is somewhere completely and totally new and unlike anything ever seen before. With days full of exploring and adventures, there are also many places for you to unwind and relax, so you have the best of both worlds.
Other destinations for Scorpio:
Sagittarius: November 22 - December 21
Sagittarius is the ultimate travelling star sign. They are always open to exploration and seeing new places, but it is also important that they travel to somewhere where they feel free.
As they are ruled by Jupiter, they are often associated with optimism and reach, so a destination like South America where they can enjoy many different sights is ideal for those looking to soothe their soul. Not only is backpacking across South America an adventure of a lifetime, but its the perfect opportunity to do things that a Sagittarius usually wouldn’t.
Other destinations for Sagitarrius:
- Petra, Jordan
- The Philippines
- Sri Lanka
- Tasmania, Australia
- Masai Mara
Capricorn: December 22 - January 19
Known for being the most ambitious and driven of all the star signs, Capricorns are extremely hard working, so aren’t satisfied with any old holiday destination. Capricorns need to feel as though they are physically achieving something and this doesn’t stop whilst they are on holiday.
Something which is physically challenging and rewarding is the ultimate getaway for Capricorns, so why not visit one of the many charity or aid programmes in Hawaii? Not only can you get involved with those who are in need of an extra pair of hands, but you can also explore the hidden wonders that Hawaii has to offer, from the Stairway to Heaven trek and paddle-boarding to snorkelling and zip wire tours.
Other destinations for Capricorn:
- St. Petersburg, Russia
- South Korea
- Los Angeles, California
- Istanbul, Turkey
- Czech Republic
- Washington D.C
- Amalfi Coast, Italy
Aquarius: January 20 - February 18
Aquarians are known for their rebellious nature, but they are also believed to be some of the few true humanitarians as they seek out anything which is innovative or experimental.
Whilst possibly not first on everyone’s travel lists, a true Aquarius will love Kyrgyzstan. Between losing yourself in the Tian Shan remote mountain range or even a simple afternoon spent walnut picking, there are plenty of wonderful adventures for you to embark on during your trip.
Other destinations for Aquarius:
- Iguaza Falls, Brazil
- Hong Kong
- The Carribean
Pisces: February 19 - March 20
Pisceans are very spiritually focused and naturally have a strong connection to the water, rarely with their feet on solid ground. They are also known for being spiritual seekers, so a trip to The Himalayas is a journey which allows for much-needed downtime and a chance to embrace nature.
Tibet is beautiful and vast and brimming with peacefulness and spirituality. Visiting Tibet’s sacred lakes, such as Nam-tso or Yamdrok-tso allows you to swim, relax and meditate, all in the most stunning surroundings.
Other destinations for Pisces:
- Whitehaven Beach, Australia
- French Polynesia
- Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
- San Francisco
- The Lake District, UK
- The Maldives
- Lake Atitlán, Guatemala
Natalie Wilson is a freelance travel writer and can provide advice on anything, from vacation destinations to hidden travel gems.
When not writing, Natalie can be found reading a good book or planning her next travel destination. This summer, she’s planning on packing her face glitter, sun cream and good vibes and exploring the many festivals of Europe.