An astrologer has advised to look to the stars for inspiration if you can’t decide where to travel in 2020.
With over 90% of adults know their star sign, and around half agreeing that Zodiac character descriptions are a good fit, these insights can help build an adventure that chimes with the kind of person you are.
‘Astrology is a great tool for helping you find new aspects of yourself,’ said UK-based astrology consultant Sally Kirkman. ‘It can help inform you where to go, what kind of activities will appeal to you, and which people to travel with.’
‘Nowadays travellers have more options than ever before, from the picturesque beaches of Bali to jungle safaris in Costa Rica.’
Speaking exclusively to FEMAIL, Sally has partnered with Flash Pack – the only adventure travel company for solo travellers in their 30s and 40s – to inspire travellers with a list of destinations that might appeal to the character of their zodiac signs…
Sally Kirkman, from the UK, has advised to look to the stars for travel inspiration. Pictured, stock image
March 21 – April 19
Traveller type: Pioneer
As the first sign of the Zodiac, you’re a truly adventurous soul who’s drawn to new frontiers and unexplored horizons.
The fact that you’re ruled by the planet Mars, representing courage and daring, only enhances this impulse.
Your ideal holiday would be something that packs an adventure punch, and gives you an adrenaline rush.
City-wise, Naples and Kraków – both brimming with colour and excitement – have your number. You get bored easily, so two weeks on a beach is not for you. You’re very independent, and have no problem going it alone.
Where to go: Try zip-lining through the rainforests of Belize, adventure caving in Borneo or a Finnish snowmobile safari.
April 20 – May 20
Traveller type: Easy breezy
You’re ruled by Venus, the planet of sensuality. This means you appreciate beauty, but you can also be quite lazy; you’re naturally drawn to places where you can properly chill, take it easy and have time out.
As one of the Earth signs, you’re also very connected to nature, so vast green landscapes are ideal for you.
Ireland and Switzerland are both ruled by Taurus. Look to similar outdoorsy yet relaxed settings shared with fellow Earth signs (Virgo, Capricorn) to guide your travel plans.
Where to go: Pop Slovenia on your radar. With wild beauty and lakeside glamping, it offers the perfect balance for you.
Also mellow Laos, with a slow boat trip through the Land of a Thousand Elephants that allows plenty of time to unwind.
May 21 – June 20
Traveller type: Party animal
Lively Mercury is your ruling planet. It’s all about communication, which gives you the gift of the gab and means you’re always up for a good time.
You love people-watching and are drawn to fun cities brimming with life; London, San Francisco and Melbourne are all Gemini cities.
Your element is air, which is one of the social signs. Group travel is a great option for you, as you’re forever open to making new friends to hit the town with, as well as learning about new cultures. Curiosity is a key Gemini theme, so make sure you give this streak plenty of fuel.
Where to go: East Coast Australia, with its dynamic coastal cities, has to be top of your list. Don’t miss party-time capital Brazil, either, while swinging through the Deep South USA will keep those good times rolling.
June 21 – July 22
Traveller type: Water baby
Your ruling planet is the moon, and the moon is all about the home. So, it may actually take a bit of persuasion to get you away from your base. But when you do stray, you’re drawn places that feel quite familiar and secure.
Cancer is also closely connected to the notion of family, so travelling as part of a tight-knit group would suit you well. As one of the emotional water signs, any sea or lakeside locations have a really soothing effect on you.
One of the cities associated with Cancer is Amsterdam, with its labyrinth of calming canals. Also New Zealand, a welcoming nation of vast lakes and dreamy beaches.
WHERE TO GO
Aries – Belize or Borneo
Taurus – Slovenia or Laos
Gemini – East Coast Australia or Brazil
Cancer – Scotland or Canada
Leo – Mumbai or Los Angeles
Virgo – France, Norway or Nepal
Libra – Austria or Vietnam
Scorpio – Morocco or Ecuador
Sagittarius – South Africa or Austrlia
Capricon – Chile or Jordan
Aquarius – Iceland or Borneo
Pisces – Philippines or Bali
Where to go: Scotland, with its dramatic lochs, glens and cosy pubs, could be a great choice for you. Or how about Canada, known for its warm city vibes and beautiful mountain lakes?
July 23 – August 22
Traveller type: Sunshine schmoozer
Your star sign is ruled by the sun, which means you crave heat, vitality and warmth. The sunshine literally feeds your spirit, which means you need to head somewhere hot at least a few times a year.
Along with basking on the beach, you need a few things to do as well. Your star sign is playful, colourful and quite dramatic at times: you need to be centre of attention.
Your ideal travel companions would be other fire signs; so fellow Leos, along with Saggitarius and Aries travellers.
Where to go: The vibrant colourscapes of India are like catnip for you (Mumbai is a Leo-ruled city).
Also consider Los Angeles – the Hollywood dynasty is strongly Leo-orientated – or places such as Cuba and Colombia, that are brimming with sunshine, salsa and rum in roughly equal measure.
August 23 – September 22
Traveller type: Off-grid romantic
Your planet is Mercury, which represents the mind, and you’re also one of the Earth signs. This means a back-to-nature theme may play well for you.
Sally Kirkman, from the UK, (pictured) has inspired travellers with a list of destinations that might appeal to the character of their zodiac signs
You enjoy going off camping, or seeking out places of solace that offer degree of head space, away from the hustle of modern life.
Your star sign is linked to the health and body, so anything with a wellness angle, like a yoga retreat, will bring you satisfaction.
In addition, every Virgo has a strong romantic streak; you’re naturally drawn to classical, expressive destinations such as France and Greece.
Organisation is a key theme for you, as well: group travel would be great, as you like to know what you’re doing when.
Where to go: Delve into the rich artistic heritage of France, or find solitude off-grid in Norway or Nepal. Mindful yoga in Tuscany, meanwhile, will nourish both your romantic and health-conscious tendencies.
September 23 – October 22
Traveller type: Culture vulture
As one of the social air signs, you get your energy from others – you really enjoy having people around you to chat to and share experiences with.
Your star sign is ruled by Venus, meaning you have a deep-rooted appreciation of art and beauty.
City breaks are a great option for you; they’ll give you a chance to taste different cultures, and get under the skin of a place via exhibitions, performances and so on.
And since you’re such a social soul, you love getting to know new communities; the people of another country will often fascinate you as much as the country itself. For travelling companions, look to other air signs, including Gemini, Aquarius and fellow Librans.
Where to go: Steeped in cultural legacy, Japan is closely associated with the star sign Libra. Austria, and in particular Vienna, is a very Libran place as well.
Also pop Vietnam on your wish list, to explore dazzling cities, temple kingdoms and remote hillside communities.
October 23 – November 21
Traveller type: Mystery seeker
One of the emotional water signs, Scorpio is associated with deep water. There’s an intensity and passion about you which means you love places with a hint of mystery or elusiveness.
For a great adventure, you seek destinations where you can peer into the unknown, or solve intriguing puzzles: it’s simply part of your nature. New Orleans, home to eclectic jazz and voodoo vibes, is very much your yen.
An independent spirit, you’re happy to enjoy a holiday alone, at least some of the time. But if you do team up with anyone, fellow watery types – Cancer, Pisces and Scorpios like you – will suit you best.
Where to go: Marvellous Morocco is Scorpio ruled, and it really taps into your lure towards the exotic, with hidden souks and hazy mountain trails. Also look to Myanmar or Ecuador for your off-radar kicks.
November 22 – December 21
Traveller type: Ultimate wanderluster
Congratulations – you are THE traveller and explorer of the Zodiac, with big planet Jupiter as your ruler driving a need for global connections.
Exploring the world is something that strongly appeals to your gregarious, outward-looking nature.
Astrologer Sally has also revealed your traveller type – including Scorpios being ‘mystery seekers’ and Geminis identified as ‘party animals.’ Pictured, stock image taken in New Zealand
You love the roaming freedom of travel and naturally resist boundaries. You just want to explore, so big, bucket-list trips should be right in your crosshairs.
There is a side to your nature that is a real hedonist, too: you can have a lot of fun letting your hair down, and you’ll probably be seeking out a party whenever you are in the world.
Where to go: Fun-loving South Africa, with its thriving cities and rich safari landscapes, is a country that’s closely associated with Sagittarius.
Australia also beckons: perhaps with a camper van trip into the outback? And Peru, offering party cities and far-flung peaks, should not be overlooked.
December 22 – January 19
Traveller type: Alpine wanderer
Your star sign symbol is the mountain goat, and that gives you a real clue as to what you might like doing on holiday.
As a Capricorn, you could be a really enthusiastic mountain trekker, with alpine peaks providing the kind of big perspective you hanker after.
A trip into the wild will also help curb your reputation as the workaholic of the Zodiac, providing some much-needed downtime.
You tend to go at a slow pace, which is what you’ll really enjoy on holiday; you’ll be able to slow down and pull back.
There’s also a sense of history and legacy which is key your star sign, and may well govern the places you’re drawn to (Oxford in the UK, for example is a Capricorn city).
Your perfect travel companions will be other Earth signs: seek out Taurus, Virgo and fellow Capricorn travellers.
Where to go: Unplug in Chilean Patagonia, hike the Himalayan hills or immerse yourself in the ancient archeology of Jordan to sate your historical appetite.
January 20 – February 19
Traveller type: Non-conformer
Generally speaking, there are two types of Aquarius: the science geek and the new-age hippie.
Aries – Pioneer
Taurus – Easy breezy
Gemini – Party animal
Cancer – Water baby
Leo – Sunshine schmoozer
Virgo – Off-grid romantic
Libra – Culture vulture
Scorpio – Mystery seeker
Sagittarius – Ultimate wanderluster
Capricon – Alpine wanderer
Aquarius – Non-conformer
Pisces – Sea nymph
Either way, you tend not to like to conform to what everyone else is doing; and on holiday, this translates to destinations that are different, unusual or overlooked.
Taking on a true, wayward adventure is a very Aquarian thing to do. Moscow and St Petersburg in Russia are both Aquarius cities, and more remote parts of Scandinavia will also be a magnet to your intrepid streak.
Bear in mind, too, that you’re one of the most humanitarian signs of the Zodiac.
So, you might like to double on up any travel plans with an element of charity or volunteer work. Eco-awareness is also very important to you.
Where to go: Try visiting Iceland out of season, to explore its dramatic glaciers, waterfalls and more from a whole new perspective.
Stay in a unique jungle lodge in the heart of the Bornean rainforest, for a chance to see endangered orangutans, or camp out in eco tree tents in the woods of summer Finland.
February 19 – March 20
Traveller type: Sea nymph
Neptune, the God of the sea, is one of the major planets associated with your star sign. Being by the sea is crucial to you; it’s a place where you can feel soulful, and truly relax.
Sailing or boating holidays will also appeal: really anything that chimes with the theme of water will serve you well. The people you travel with are important, too: there’s a gentle, empathetic side to your nature, and you need an emotional connection with the people you travel with.
Reach out to other water signs; Cancer, Scorpio and fellow Pisces, for travellers who fit into your vibe. Yours is the last sign of the Zodiac and often there’s a spiritual or religious side to your nature. Santiago de Compostela in Spain is a Pisces town, as is Egypt.
Where to go: Head on a sea-faring pilgrimage to the beautiful islands of the Philippines, or zip around the Balinese coast by boat. The pyramids of ancient Egypt will give your spiritual side food for thought, along with Nile sailing to sweeten that sea-loving soul.