Like others, you may habitually check your horoscope, or like me, you take quizzes and personality tests just to see if your Zodiac Sign is as accurate as everyone says. The stars can tell us a lot about our character and general preferences.
With the 7,107 islands The Philippines has to offer, one must be conflicted on where to explore next. Well, look no further, your Zodiac Sign *ehem, and us* will make your life easier. Our suggestions are based on what we think is best suited for your sign and which place will make you the happiest.
So should the Aries laze around the island of Boracay or a Siquijor trip would be more fitting?
We’ve got a few recommendations for your sign. Check out if these destinations match with your travel bucket list of the year!
Photo by: Aaron Palabyab
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
An Aquarius is good with his/her head. Usually, they are the thinkers, the scientists, the eccentric artists, and the inventors. They were born to rock the boat and disrupt the way things are.
With that as their nature, people with this sign love things that fall along the lines of unique and uncommon. A good fit for this is something that’s pretty unconventional. You would want to be the first to experience a new found thrill, or go to that place where nobody else goes to, or some place that is eccentric and weird – in a good way!
Our suggestion? Try something out of the box. A visit to the cultural heritage town of Taal. It is seeing the area from the other side.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
People who fall under this sign are dreamers, artists, visionaries, poets, and those of whom hold a certain mystic. That the beauty of the Pisces, they just don’t know who they are yet becoming, and they have the entire world to discover who they want to be.
Sticking with a sign, a Pisces would love anywhere close to the water or where there is an expansive view. This feeling excites the poetic side of Pisces. As for those romantic at heart, a retreat where you disregard all social media and cell reception for a day or two is good for you. Disconnect to connect is something we always say.
Of course, like Poseidon, you should try controlling the waves. If that doesn’t work, you can always ride them. The beaches of Baler or Zambales can cure that itch to be in the water.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
This fire sign is often associated with warriors. And what do all warriors have in common? They have the same need to conquer fear and find courage within themselves.
With that, your ideal adventure will be something that involves overcoming obstacles you think that are scary. Something new and foreign always excite you. It depends on you, actually. What you think will get your blood pumping and stimulate that adrenaline.
You could always try jumping out a plane and skydiving in Clark. Or you could get lost, head off to the mountain provinces or book a flight to Siquijor. Whatever you’re too afraid to try, go do that.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
The Taurus is often perceived as a bull, but in most cases, it is a cow – peaceful, rolling around and enjoying the peace and serenity the meadow offers.
The people who fall under this sign seek that soothing, relaxation time. The Taurus loves places where they can let their hair down, unwind and reflect. A massage would be ideal or a scenic boat ride visiting the beautiful islands of the country is always an option.
Only a few hours away from Manila, Pangasinan’s ‘Hundred Islands’ could be the perfect option for you. Get away from it all, swim to your heart’s content and just let all your inhibitions go.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Geminis have the curiosity of a child. Full of wonder and excitement, sometimes with a fleeting attention span but none-the-less, they make sure to cover all areas. Discovery and uncovering facts are what keeps these story tellers at heart going.
Taking that into consideration, the best option would be a fleeting place or going to a destination with several stops along the way. The Gemini has a need to experience things that have a lot of variety and an itinerary that doesn’t bore anyone, for it’ll make a great story for those who are willing to listen about the adventures they’ve been up to.
A place like Cebu would be great for a Gemini. The option of canyoneering one day, swimming with the aquatic life the next, and discovering waterfalls the day after that is enticing. You will never get bored with all the sights to see and things to do.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
A Cancer places a big weight in the rulings of the heart. Feelings emotions, subconscious, loyalty and all others come to play when dealing with this sign.
With that said, the people who fall under this sign are closely related to the feeling of ‘home’ even in the hustle and bustle of city life. A staycation could be the best option for you. Take a load off and just rest. Or you always have the option of exploring some place new that you are instinctively drawn to.
You can check out what Manila has to offer. Learn more about our history and culture through a walking or bike tour in Intramuros. Hit up the museums there and check out the picturesque views of what is inside the walled city.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Always happy and in a celebratory mood, The Leo is the sign of the sun, the king. Wanting to exude a sense of regality, they don’t forget the simplicity and appeal of childlike celebrations.
That being said, a Leo must go on a vacation fit for a king that is meaningful for ones personality. Break out your finest heels and luxurious jewels and go on a night out in town. Not feeling that vibe? Get in touch with your inner-child and sign on for fun filled activities! Rent a jetski, go on a roller coaster ride. This depends on your definition of meaningful. A trip as simple as camping can be just as meaningful as a night in the palace.
Go out for a night in the town! Catch a show in CCP, stay in a high class hotel in Manila or head on over to Borawan and set to camp away from the hustle and bustle of the city! Make sure whatever you do is as meaningful as you want it to be!
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
The Virgo is conservative in nature. This perfectionist and crafty one is craving for an adventure that can enrich ones self.
Simple and conservative, that is the Virgo. With that said, going back to basics is ideal for the people that fall under this sign. The relaxation and comfort is enticing but practicality, functional and self improvement is key to the vacation’s success and happiness.
Go give back and feel the warm fuzzies! Volunteer at GK Enchanted Farm in Bulacan to have a different kind of experience. Functional and it will give you the feeling of self fulfillment! What more are you looking for?
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Balance and relationships are the key to a Libra’s happiness. Whether you’re single and available or happily taken, balance of the hustle and bustle and the basics is just what’s needed.
Libras are very mind oriented. A breather should be prescribed. A place where you can have an in-depth conversation or a museum filled with art. It’s something to stimulate the peace of mind and bring balance to find your center.
Head on over to Pinto Museum in Antipolo or the Bencab Museum in Baguio. It’s away from the hustle and bustle of the city and it gives you something to talk about. You don’t want to go far? Try XO 46 Heritage Bistro in Makati. It’s in the heart of Manila but the food and ambiance of the place will transport you to the roots of the city and it’s calm and peaceful surrender.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Intense is a light word to describe the Scorpio. This water sign is into discovering and uncovering raw and natural beauty.
Ruins excite those who fall under this sign for they know it has a story to tell. That these ruins could have been a city of a legendary king or queen. The mystery excites the Scorpio. Aside from that, people from this sign are stimulated by the act of doing something they fear.
Doing something that intrigues you or scares you is what you crave for. Go head out to Cagayan, take a whack at their rapids and see what’s there to uncover. You can also try to fill your sense of adventure, backpack and if you’re up for it, head on to the mountain provinces.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
A Sagittarius can be described as a philosopher, someone up for an adventure, may it be over a long or short period of time.
The people that fall under this sign won’t mind a trip involving camping, hiking, or sleeping on a boat with the crashing waves for 40 days. Similar to the, Gemini, Sagittarius is curious and intellectual. They love things with a great story, and of course, great stories come from fun journeys filled with wisdom and no pretense.
Try heading to Palawan. Start from Puerto Princesa, work your way to El Nido, take the 6-8 hour boat ride to Coron and explore what Palawan has to offer. Or you can always plan a multiple day hiking trip with your friends. You want to have a go at it alone? Be our guest. A solo adventure brings home the best stories.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Practical and still, that is how you can describe a Capricorn. You get off at looking into the horizon, thinking and overthinking.
Capricorns make sure they gain something value adding in their experiences and travels. Me time is important for the people who fall under this sign. A serene backdrop, a place to contemplate life, it’s fortunes, misfortunes and everything it throws at you, the good and the bad. As it is an earth sign, somewhere with mountains, rocks, boulders will also be appealing to the Capricorn.
You can try going to Sagada and watch the sun as it rises through a sea of clouds in Kiltepan, you can also watch the sun paint the sky with a bright red and orange as it sets in Lake Danum. You can also try hiking over boulders or walking through the beautiful rice fields to get to a waterfalls. Just make sure you take something from your adventure.
Janine Aboy is an undergraduate student of De La Salle University taking up Marketing Management. Always on the look out for different adventures, Janine is a wanderer, game for anything and everything, wherever that may take her. ig: ajventuretime