Should You Let Your Astrological Sign Determine Your Vacation Plans?

A growing number of people are leaving their decisions up to the stars. Should You Let Your Astrological Sign Determine Your Vacation Plans? Central Park/Apple TV+/Giphy

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An age-old pickup line at the bar involves asking a stranger: “What’s your sign?” But nowadays, it might be your travel agent who wants to know. That’s because astrology has recently become a factor in how many people decide when and where to go on vacation.

When the stars align

Take Norma Kamali, for example. She’s made her mark as a successful fashion designer, but when it comes to choosing a destination for her annual birthday trip, she turns to her astrologer.

I’ve learned to trust what she said,” she explained. “She offers me a perspective my accountant and my lawyer can’t.”

Depending on your personal opinion about astrology, you might be skeptical — but Kamali says she’s made some unforgettable memories on the trips that have been arranged by a study of her so-called “solar return” chart.

She’s been to Brazil, India, England, and even Cincinnati, Ohio … each of which earned positive reviews.

Why use astrology?

The connection between planetary alignment and vacation planning seems to be especially relevant in today’s society for a few reasons:

  • Downtime is a rarity, so we want to make the most of it.
  • Other types of advice, from coaches to influencers, are already commonplace.
  • In the age of remote work, visiting new places doesn’t have to be daunting.

Making a comeback

Belief in astrology has ebbed and flowed throughout history, but Big Tech has given people easier access to the fundamentals.

There are apps like Co-Star that aim to make interpreting the zodiac a more democratic process. And the concept is catching on, as evidenced by the more than 20 million downloads that one app has already recorded.

So even if you don’t have a personal astrologer, you can get your feet wet without even leaving the couch.

Chris Agee
Chris Agee May 18th, 2023
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