It seems counterintuitive to start an article with a farewell, but the past year has demanded just that. But with the change in calendar comes a little optimism. For many of us, travel has been the big reset button – a gateway to heal, reset and reprioritise. Though we have been deprived for months, we cannot wait to be on the road again!
To help us get started, Sarah May Low came onboard with fun suggestions based on our Zodiac signs. Sarah is an Astrologer and Tarot Reader, based in Malaysia. She is currently researching interpersonal communication and romantic relationships for a PhD. In her free time, she is also an advertising professional, a shoe designer, a model and professional singer (!!!). Sarah’s dream is to be a digital nomad, guiding people with her knowledge of astrology and tarot.
On December 21st, 2020, we moved into the Uranus-ruled Aquarius age. In plainspeak, this means that the planet Uranus signifies a period of change. We hope this fun little guide inspires our fellow solo travel girls into planning their future trips. With a little faith and patience, we can rediscover all the beautiful things, people, culture, food, and sceneries in the world soon!
March 21 – April 19
Recommended Travel Locations: Peru or Vietnam
Aries is a Fire sign that symbolizes “action and energy.” They are pioneers who love creating something new and are big on making improvements in all areas of their life – career, business, personal life, relationships. They are known to appear childlike, independent, brave, and have leadership abilities.
Aries signs love to move as they have a lot of energy inside them. Hiking the Inca trail in Peru’s Machu Picchu is a great use of that vitality. The hustle and bustle of Vietnam’s cities are also suited for these energetic folks.
April 20 – May 20
Recommended Travel Locations: Italy or Australia
Taurus is an Earth sign, and this Zodiac is connected to materialism, persistency, and sensuality. There is nothing wrong with loving a luxurious life, especially when such individuals are known to work hard. Be you and do you and enjoy the fruits of your labour!
Taureans can sometimes be guilty of procrastination, be stubborn, and over-indulgent as well. Great food, nature, and relaxing locations such as Italy or Australia are best for the sign of the bull. They do not like to rush and prefer taking their time, staying in locations for an extended period.
May 21 – June 20
Recommended Travel Locations: Amazon Rainforest or Egypt
Geminis are Air signs, known as geniuses and famous for their mental prowess. They are daydreamers, which can sometimes make them appear shallow as they tend to live in their minds. Some of the most beautiful and iconic women are known to be Geminis. They are often tricksters, not always grounded, and because they are ruled by Mercury (the planet of communication and thinking), they enjoy talking about every topic on the planet.
Exploring the hieroglyph in Egypt’s pyramids or treasure hunting in the Amazon rainforest like Lara Croft might fascinate them.
June 21 – July 22
Recommended Travel Locations: India or Tibet
Cancer is a Water sign, and these individuals are known for their reflective thoughts, intuition, nurturing qualities, and ability to care for people around them. The “mothers” of the Zodiac, they enjoy family life, real estate, and being in an environment where they feel protected – like their home. Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of Eat, Pray, Love, is a Cancer sign.
Cancer signs are protective of their feelings, but they also have the gift of looking within and exploring their spiritual self. Traveling to destinations like India and Tibet can give them epiphanies in religion and spirituality.
July 23 – August 22
Recommended Travel Locations: Los Angeles or Safaris in Africa
Leo signs are known to be proactive as they are Fire signs. Many Leos are known to love the spotlight, and adore the poshness of royalty. They are usually goal-oriented and can have high egos.
Because they are ruled by the Sun, they shine when they travel to locations that offer them glitz and glamour, such as Hollywood in Los Angeles. Alternatively, grab a chance to shoot dramatic Insta-worthy pictures on a wildlife Safari in Africa #DoItForTheGram.
August 23 – September 22
Recommended Travel Locations: South Korea or Germany
If Germany was a person, it would definitely be a Virgo! People of this Earth sign love things to be well-structured and well-planned. They also love efficiency, practicality and seek perfectionism.
Travel locations such as South Korea, whose people are known for their hardworking “Pali, Pali” culture, which means “Quick, Quick” in Korean. Germany is another excellent travel location for Virgos – things run on time, there is a respect for the environment, and the country’s infrastructure is well-structured. The cities are generally walkable, and you can quickly get around using the country’s well-organized mass transit network.
September 23 – October 22
Recommended Travel Locations: Japan or Turkey
Air signs are generally known to be emotionally detached, but not Librans. These individuals often believe in fairness and love the idea of love because they are ruled by Venus, the planet of love and beauty. When they cannot balance their emotions with logic, they become indecisive. Librans are imaginative, and they adore the aesthetics of beautiful destinations.
Many Librans love Japan because of the pretty things that the country offers – fashion, makeup, heritage, Japanese hot springs, and pop culture icons such as Hello Kitty! Cappadocia in Turkey is also a great option, with an abundance of picturesque views, memorable sunsets and the whimsical markets.
October 23rd – November 21st
Recommended Travel Locations: Hawaii or Maldives
Scorpio signs are individuals who can feel deep and intense emotions. Many of them can be quite good with reading people, and influencing others to invest in them or their business. As sentimental people, they may experience powerful transformations throughout their life.
As a Water sign, locations with the sea, river, or lake are therapeutic and help them unwind. Hawaii and Maldives are great travel locations for these Scorpios to enjoy water sports, take a step back, reflect on their thoughts, and dive deep into their psyche.
November 22nd – December 21st
Recommended Travel Locations: Cambodia or China
The Fire sign, Sagittarius, symbolises the explorer. They are always on to their next adventure, and these individuals are known for their independence and love for freedom. Their motto in life is #YOLO – You’ll Only Live Once, and thus, they can impulsively pack up and travel the globe at any time.
They love embracing new cultures, having various friends from different backgrounds, learning new philosophies, and pursuing new knowledge. The ancient ruins of Angkor Wat in Cambodia could entice Scorpions this year. Experimenting with new languages and learning about the Shaolin martial arts in China will pique their interest.
December 22nd – January 19th
Recommended Travel Locations: London or Hong Kong
Capricorns are the #GirlBoss of the Zodiac and it is easy to imagine them jet-setting off on a business trip. Most Capricorns are ambitious, determined to excel in life. Capricorn is the sign of the mountain goat, hence, climbing the social or career ladder is often important. They want a decent social life and plenty of cash and material possessions. They are known for their persistent spirit, which contributes to their success.
When it comes to traveling, they would love London and Hong Kong. These two financial hubs are perfect destinations to balance work and fun.
January 20th – February 18th
Recommended Travel Locations: Dubai or Singapore
Aquarius is an Air sign that symbolizes humanity, friendship, dreams, and desires. Such individuals are creative, generally optimistic, and aspire to be of service and to support humanity. Uranus, which rules Aquarius, is the planet of change, technology, and modern invention.
Modern architectural marvels excite them. Man-made cities like Dubai or Singapore will catch their fancy, opening a portal into a futuristic lifestyle.
February 19th – March 20th
Recommended Travel Locations: Indonesia or Thailand
Pisces individuals are known to be emotional, sensitive, and have a strong sixth sense. The vibe is everything, and many of them are known to be great musicians and artists. They are also gifted as healers and need many forms of outlets to channel their creativity.
This is an emotional, sensitive, imaginative, and very psychic sign of Water. Popular healing hubs like Indonesia or Thailand would do good for their soul and channel their magic into the world through yoga, chakra healing, reiki, or meditation.
We hope 2021 brings you joy, well-being and many memorable experiences!
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Sarah May Low
Sarah May Low is a Tarot Reader, Astrologer & Tea Leaf reader based in Malaysia. She is a Sociologist and currently a second year PhD student. Sarah has been studying astrology and other healing arts since 2011,and offers in-person and online readings through the Sarah May Low Tarot Academy. Her work has been extensively featured in the news and radio.