January has long been the most popular time for booking a holiday, what else is there to cheer you up after the indulgences of Christmas are over and the annual dread that winter MIGHT actually last forever begins to set in? If this is you to a T but you haven't been able to decide where to go, then fear not! Take the pressure off and let fate decide as you peruse the first instalment of our travel horoscopes for 2019. What awaits you this coming year, a cosmopolitan city break perhaps, or how about an exotic adventure to the other side of the world? Let the stars have their say and put your future in the power of astrology! Sometimes we could all do with a little of divine intervention…
Aquarius - January 20-February 18
An air sign ruled by Uranus and Saturn, Aquarius's are known for being progressive, original and independent. Generally, you enjoy having fun with friends and are known in your social circle for initiating intellectual, stimulating conversations. In terms of personality, you can err on the shy side, but when in the right company can emerge from your shell and enjoy animated debate. You often see the world in an optimistic way, and are aware that it is full of possibilities and places to explore. For you we recommend a far flung journey, somewhere that simultaneously takes you out of your comfort zone while appealing to your positive nature. Check out Peru on our tour of Machu Picchu and the Andes - https://goo.gl/gQ48un or perhaps Bhutan - https://goo.gl/GnJkSF.
Pisces - February 19-March 20
Compassionate, artistic, intuitive, wise and gentle. These are just some of the qualities that characterise this water sign. Pisces' are often drawn to romance, water-based activities, music and spiritual environments. Even if you have no religion, churches and other quiet spaces often provide the sense of solitary calm you may often find yourself craving. Friendly by nature, you're regularly to be found chatting with like-minded strangers who are drawn to your strong sense of empathy and selflessness. Your ruling planet of Neptune influences your creative streak, and when we look at all these qualities en masse, it's easy to see that the country that calls to you the most has to be Italy! With renaissance galleries in abundance and passion oozing from sights such as Juliet's balcony in Verona, this is a destination that seems to have been tailored to your requirements. And the floating city of Venice is just the icing on the cake, appealing to your aqueous temperament. Hit all the big cities in one go with our Grand Tour of Italy and satisfy all your astrological needs. https://goo.gl/8XdGWg.
Aries - March 21-April 19
As the very first sign of the zodiac, Aries' are often painted as being energetic, temperamental and always on the lookout for new and exciting experiences. This makes you an excellent traveller and adventurer as you're always on the hunt for the NEXT BIG THING. Another trait suited to exploration is your enviable skill of organisation; multitasking, problem solving - you name it you can handle it with a cool head. You are naturally brave, relatively unafraid of taking risks, and possess a youthful energy that makes you eager to get out and achieve. We recommend that you go off the beaten track, forging paths for those who will inevitably follow behind. So take a look at some of the more obscure countries located in Eastern Europe. Albania, Serbia, Montenegro - all these destinations boast swathes of attractions that very few have yet, or will ever, fully appreciate as they should. But as an Aries you probably don't want us telling you where to go, so take a look for yourself and discover pastures new!
Taurus - April 20-May 20
You have an elemental affinity with the earth, making you practical and grounded. In groups of friends and family you are considered the reliable one and are loyal in all your relationships. From time to time you can act a little stubbornly, but often this stems from your dislike of sudden change or insecure situations. You have the tendency, occasionally, to react before you think. If you were born with sun in ascendance, then you consider taste and touch to be extremely important aspects of enjoyment and interaction. One place we wouldn't suggest you visit as a Taurus is Spain…only joking. This sun drenched country famous for its vibrant food just perfect for sharing with loved ones would actually be a good choice for your personality. You might also like to consider rugged destinations that allow you to reconnect with nature. The Scottish Highlands or perhaps the wild and rural Hebridean Islands would make for your ideal getaway. https://goo.gl/svrkjy.
We hope you've enjoyed part one of this alternate holiday guide, and for all you Gemini, Cancers, Leos, Virgos, Libras, Scorpios, Sagittarius' and Capricorns - don't worry we haven't forgotten you - check back soon for parts two and three!