Planning a trip is never easy. There are many factors to take into consideration—which place to go to, what to carry, where to stay, how to travel—these and many more questions beset you as you plan that dream trip. So, how do you go about creating your travel itinerary? Ever considered referring to the zodiac for inspiration? Monisha Dudaney shows you how the sun signs can have a strong influence on where you want to travel, how you travel and what your idea of a vacation is.
The tarot card for the easy going Arian is the Seven of Cups depicting a time of what you ask is exactly what you receive. Make sure you think before you present your list to the gods as the best phase of the year has just begun for you. Travel will now be largely about celebrating festivals, especially the upcoming ones such as Ganesh Chaturthi and Navratri as you may travel back to your home town to celebrate the divine. Exploring the old sights, spiritual temples and places with renewed enthusiasm, you are now about to celebrate the good coming your way, with dollops of ease. Shopping like a local, checking out the markets and enjoying street food will give you the satisfaction you have been looking for. The singles will meet many interesting like-minded folk, and those in love cement bonds.
Tip of the month: Finances, especially on travel, need careful budgeting.
Most compatible sign: Aries
Least compatible sign: Taurus
The tarot card for the happy Taureans is the Five of Wands depicting growing competition at work, and a need to get things done by the deadlines. Your desire to see the world fuels your drive to work hard and save money to fund your unconventional travels. Using your breaks wisely, you head to Goa and Andaman with your mates. Backpacking, exploring smaller villages and quiet beaches as you soak in the magic of nature will calm your frayed nerves. Towards the end of the month, travel to Mumbai and Delhi for pending projects will be a given. If single, enjoy the company of new friends and tread slowly as you look for a life mate.
Tip of the month: Your creativity peaks when you are calm.
Most compatible sign: Pisces
Least compatible sign: Virgo
The tarot card for the multi-talented Gemini is The Moon as you play with new ideas and work towards providing the best quality of work. Being the outgoing, adventurous and spirited personality type will have travel plans taking you to new cities, and you will head to Bangalore and Pune for work and pleasure. Your energy gets a whole new lease of life allowing you to push boundaries and move ahead. Keeping aside time for old friends and catching up with relatives/extended family will be memorable. Your love life will give you a lot of memorable moments. Those in love bond over common pursuits and hobbies.
Tip of the month: Gratitude keeps your world going.
Most compatible sign: Virgo
Least compatible sign: Aries
The tarot card for the intense cancer is The Tower depicting an end to cluttered thinking that may have blocked your progress in the past. You will take out time from your busy schedule to think through many a situation and people. Packing your bags for regular weekend breaks to Jaipur, Shimla, Lonavla or Coorg will allow you to ensure time out with ease. Your new experiences in old locations will allow you to refresh your own perspective in life. Exploring on foot or travelling on a two wheeler, getting lost and discovering new trails will add more romance to your itinerary. Those who are single discover their own mojo and excitement with mates around. Love life will be filled with new plans and more romance, planning a marriage is not ruled out.
Tip of the month: Keep smiling and your day will be energised.
Most compatible sign: Taurus
Least compatible sign: Gemini
The tarot card for the thinking Leo is Three of Swords depicting a time of challenges and much criticism along the way will turn out be all constructive and helpful. Larger than life and grand is your view and your travel plans usually reflect that. September will be no different as you are likely to pick and choose luxury over most other formats of travel. Indulgences in spas, spending hours in a museum and getting your self-invited to an art soiree is the way you really like to take in the local flavor and enjoy the magic. Energising yourself by soaking in the local flavor and palate will make you cherish the happy break. Love life is filled with new friendships and fun outings and a more happy- go- lucky you. Keep smiling. The single Leos need to enjoy the company they have and in the process, may attract many to them.
Tip of the month: You create your own destiny with your thoughts. Keep them positive.
Most compatible sign: Cancer
Least compatible sign: Virgo
The tarot card for the sensible Virgo is Temperance depicting a time to grow mature and feel good about your career and work. Professional equations need more work and you may need to work on both camaraderie and cooperation to get things going smoothly. Focusing on how the world can delight you brings in many exciting opportunities into your life. Travel this month, as much as you desire, may be difficult for you, and travelling in your arm chair maybe your best option as you check out sites, places and new lands to plan your next vacation to. Sudden travel for work towards the end of the month takes you to Chennai and Bengaluru, but you find time for enjoyment. Those in love, spend quality moments sharing happy experiences through the festive season.
Tip of the month: Creative time-out will make the September blues pass away quickly
Most compatible sign: Scorpio
Least compatible sign: Saggitarius
The tarot card for the charming Libra is Justice; a time of hard work and a desire to prove your worth. Work is your mantra and ensuring that you are on top of things will keep you busy. Focusing your attention on your travel plans, you are likely to draw up quite an itinerary this month. But be open to last minute changes and even for a nervous traveller like you, sudden change in plans is welcomed. Making the most of the holidays in the festive season, you may head to Ahmedabad or Mangalore as you catch the last spell of the rains. Packing it light and just kicking your shoes back will allow you to maximise and enjoy every sense of the freedom coming your way. For families, children add much joy in your journeys.
Tip of the month: You are now ready for attracting new things into your life
Most compatible sign: Gemini
Least compatible sign: Leo
The tarot card for the bright Scorpions is The magician what you ask is exactly what you receive so make sure you think before you present your list to the goods as the best phase of the year has just begun for you. Travel is your raison d’etre for living! You are in a stage where you are happy to try, explore almost every adventure activity that comes your way. Be it rappelling down the mountains of Durshet or enjoying the scuba diving at Havelock or even exploring the caves of Ajanta and Ellora, you are letting the child in you come out and play. Ensure your energy levels are up to the mark and eat meals regularly on time. Regarding love life, discover who you really fancy and go for it.
Tip of the month: Easy going makes the world go easy on you.
Most compatible sign: Sagittarius
Least compatible sign: Capricorn
The tarot card for the adventure filled Sagittarius is the fool depicting a wonderful and new phase in your mental approach towards work and personal life that makes all the positive difference in your attitude. Keeping an open mind will make your journeys through the month of September even more exciting as you are likely to meet many an odd-ball character. You are likely to be filled with wanderlust and you will choose small towns and adventure zones close by to where you live, but ensure quality time out and discover life changing experiences. Love life is dreamy and if single you get a lot of attention from all. Enjoy
Tip of the month:Keep your cool in everything you do!
Most compatible sign: Capricorn
Least compatible sign: Pisces
The tarot card for the focused Capricorn is the ace of pentacles depicting a lucrative phase if you are dealing with sales or handling the sales of your company or personal business. Taking your team on an offsite, especially for those running their own business is wise as you now meet another side of them. A weekend break together or a day picnic near a waterfall as you enjoy the onset of spring will cheer spirits up immensely. Sailing on the sea for many of you with mates will also prove an interesting experience. The journey is also half the fun as you plan, get insights into each other and discover interesting facets. Work may also keep you on your toes as sudden travel to Coimbatore/Kolkata for work may upset existing plans. If single you are choosy and decide to meet people as friends before you jump into anything as a wise plan. Keep it up!
Tip of the month: Kindness in speech and action will take you a long way.
Most compatible sign: Virgo
Least compatible sign: Leo
The tarot card for the calculative Aquarius is The Five of Wands depicting growing competition at work. You like to travel when your mind allows you to! So this September, de-clutter your mind and make the most of the festive holidays coming your way to try the unusual. Travelling with a new set of friends or exploring new locations will simply add much more to your sense of wonderment. Overindulgence of any kind might result in health issues. Ensure you carry the right gear, especially footwear if trekking and all contingencies are taken care of. If single, enjoy the company of new friends and tread slowly as you look for a life mate.
Tip of the month: Lean on yourself. You are the best
Most compatible sign: Aquarius
Least compatible sign: Sagittarius
The tarot card for the optimistic Pisceans is Temperance depicting a calm and happy attitude with everybody and your perseverance will give you higher responsibilities at the work place. You are excited about your travel plans in September especially as those were made in the beginning of the year. A total escape is on your agenda so take ten days off and let yourself go! Adding more cities, looking for recommendations and ensuring your pals are in the play keeps you busy in the first two weeks of September. At work, expecting movement and momentum is inevitable as plans you have put into action materialise. Travel to Mangalore and Bhubaneshwar is indicated. Finances need watching over as the month may need you to budget your plans carefully. Love-life will be intense and you will have moments that will be memorable.
Tip of the month: Your sense of strength is your serenity!
Most compatible sign: Capricorn
Least compatible sign: Libra
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