Your Post-Lockdown Travel Horoscope: Top Destinations for Your Zodiac Sign

Faced with an uncertain post-pandemic future, many are turning to astrology as their guiding star. As we look ahead to Jupiter’s transition from Capricorn to Aquarius, an astrologer lets us in on what this means for where you should travel when lockdown ends.

In a world where everything is topsy-turvy, we're seeking ways to make sense of our lives. Faced with future of unknowns, many are turning to traditional astrology as their guiding star. After all, despite us earthlings coming to a standstill, the planets continue to move and affect our energies.

Take big boy Jupiter, for example. It's the planet of exploration, travelling, learning and growth, and guess where it is right now? In Capricorn, the sign of structure, restriction, and practicality. To the astrally uninitiated, this means that the universe is begging us to sit down, visualise our goals and be a little less spontaneous. Coincidence? I think not.

Capricorn is the father of the Zodiac, so think of it like this: it's a bit traditional, wants us to regularly check in with our grandparents and likes wearing khaki shorts - socks and sandals, optional. Just like those fathers who would choose a barbecue over a Bedouin desert tour, when this sign is crossed by Jupiter, it's essentially asking us to lay low on the travelling. Not completely stop, but exercise a little bit more caution. We're talking closer-to-home staycations, long weekends in the countryside and refamiliarising ourselves with the beautiful spaces we're lucky enough to inhabit. We might find we don't need a plane to get the thrill of an adventure and find a renewed appreciation for our surroundings. Exotic food is delicious, but sharing a Sunday roast with your father has a certain special something about it.

If we take this time to approach travel in a structured way, planning and budgeting, we'll be set to face Jupiter's transit into Aquarius on 19 December. That's when we'll get a push from the water-bearer to manifest our plans and think outside the box. We're talking one-in-a-lifetime trips and back-into-the-world adventures. Throughout 2021, Jupiter will move back and forth between Aquarius and Pisces, and our travel choices will go from quirky and bold to spiritual and life-changing. With all of this on the lunar plate, it makes sense that the stars decided to grant us a bit of time to focus and get our plans together.

We know there's been a lot of time between Zoom calls and dreaming of different destinations and, as a result, our must-visit lists are overflowing. That's why we've compiled this guide to help you get focused and get started, in true Capricorn style.


Lake Wanaka, New Zealand

Nothing can stop an Aries - that's a fact. During these crazy circumstances, you still manage to be productive and find ways to achieve your goals, however big or small. You never take a break, and we love you for this, but it's essential to slow down and find a compromise between conquering the world and, you know, chilling. Balance is key, so head to Lake Wanaka, in New Zealand. Don't let the serene lake or the silent mountains surrounding it fool you: you won't get bored. Whether hiking or trying your hand at water sports, you'll have plenty of occasions to burn off all that extra energy and, for once, breathe. Just take a look at the peaceful Wanaka tree standing still in the middle of the lake. Don't you already feel more Zen?


Yunnan Province, China

Tauri are home buddies until they're told they have to be, proving the typical stubbornness of the sign is a real thing. You're craving adventure, exploration, growth and can't wait to let loose and discover everything about the Earth and the different traditions that make it our favourite place in the solar system. Let your eyes fill with wonder in Yunnan, the Southern region of China known for its Avatar-esque peaks and dreamlike landscapes. Quench your thirst for culture in the most diverse region of the country and bask in the vivid folklore of the 25 ethnic minority groups harmoniously living together. You'll come to appreciate all the different ways that this planet can wow and, at last, feel at home even in the most remote parts of the world.


Cilento, Italy

Cilento is the warm region Southern Italy filled with sun, beaches and incredible ruins left behind by the ancient Grees. The Paestum temples will make you wonder if you mistakenly ended up in Athens, but the food will reassure you that Naples is just around the corner. Geminis will especially appreciate the amiable people. If you thought the guy at your local pizzeria was friendly, think again. Now that you're willing to engage in real conversations and not just pretend you're listening (we know you do that), the land of the welcoming Cilentani will be a cure-all for your socialite spirit. Filled with warm hugs, moonlit dances and a special version of cream-filled cannoli, this is the trip for you.


Carcassonne, France

Cancerians have witnessed their relationships blossom these past months, whether romantic, platonic or professional. This extra time has allowed you to focus your energies on the people you love and what better way to end this cocooning period than with a fairy-tale worthy destination? If you've enjoyed Disney+ get ready to find Disney IRL in Carcassonne, France. This fortified city will make you fall in love with it's soaring towers, picture-perfect canals and impressive cathedrals and serve as the ideal backdrop for a romantic getaway to the South of France. Uncork a bottle of delicious French wine and wear your most Instagrammable outfit for an afternoon walk by Canal du Midi or indulge in a croissant or two on a lazy Sunday morning. Live the royal lifestyle you deserve.


Tofino Island, BC, Canada

If you were born under the Leo constellation, you might have appreciated the extra time you had to get your life together. Meditation, a new workout routine, lemon water in the morning, the whole shebang. This is the new you, and there's no reason to give that all up while travelling. Tofino, on Vancouver Island, is a little healthy den waiting to get conquered by your infectious energy. This millennial version of a surf town will have your creative (green) juices flowing and steal your heart with the stunning nature of British Columbia. It's a win-win situation: you can recharge your batteries and flaunt your wetsuit at the same time.


Cartagena, Colombia

The planets have spoken: uptight Virgo is ready to let loose. After this forced confinement, you're all about having fun and enjoying life. You've had plenty of time to satisfy your overthinking tendencies, now all there's left to do is dance, drink and date (casually). South America is the place to be when it comes to carefree frolicking, and Cartagena should be on your radar. In the last few years, this Colombian gem has proven to be the Latina hotspot thanks to its wild salsa parties and all-night-long celebrations, but the colourful city is also a joy for the eyes. Nothing will stop you from spending your night twirling around on the beach, and then getting up before midday to hit the museums. You're a Virgo after all.


Portree, Scotland, UK

Drake is a Scorpio, but it's Libras that are loving their beds and their mommas right now. Jupiter in Capricorn puts you in a nest-feathering mood: all you want to do is kick back on the sofa and invest in fancy scented candles. You're enjoying this time off from the world, but that doesn't mean you aren't eager to get back out into the world like the rest of us. Portree is a twee village on the Isle of Skye, in Scotland, and it's a perfect compromise between exploration and cosy vibes. Take a walk in front of the pastel houses by the water, or sit down to enjoy a book under the hillside. Just like a sip of copious amounts of freshly brewed tea we've been drinking, Portree's picturesque views will soothe your soul.


Vilnius, Lithuania

If you're a Scorpio, chances are you used this time to fantasise about all the places you'll be able to visit soon. You've probably built a dream city in your mind comprised of funky buildings and lively streets. Luckily for you, this place is not just a figment of your imagination. Enter Vilnius, Lithuania, a hidden gem of the Baltic states that's about to become your favourite destination. The Old Town is a Unesco Heritage Site and full of quirky sculptures to keep you entertained. Don't miss out on the independent Republic of Užupis, Lithuania's answer to the Danish Christiania, for that little edge Scorpio folk just can't stay away from.


Sumba Island, Indonesia

If Sagittarians have learnt anything from these past weeks, it's that they are enough. Actually, they're pretty awesome. Those born under the archer sign have worked on their self worth and are continuing their journey of self-discovering. When you're in the mood for some flowers in your hair and crystalline water, you should make a beeline for Indonesia. For a really rejuvenating trip, though, avoid Bali and head to Sumba. This little island offers the divine treatment you're after, without skipping on the luscious landscapes for which Southeast Asia is famed. For maximum empowerment, embark on this trip solo, but no one would judge you if you decided to bring company. Take a yoga class, admire the wild horses on the beach and treat yourself - you deserve it.


Pokhara, Nepal

Jupiter is in your sign and you're ready to thrive. We all knew Capricorns were going to take over the world eventually, and the time has finally come. It's the moment to go after new experiences, pursue your dreams and embark on a life-changing trip (as soon as you're able to, at least). Imagine walking down a narrow street and looking up to admire the majestic Annapurna massif. Pokhara in Nepal will let you do just that. The city is a great base camp for those who want to take advantage of the transformative power of a Nepalese hike, while also combining stunning lakes, snow-capped mountains and mind-blowing scenery. Prepare to begin a transformative journey that will take you five inches from the sky.


Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

You take pride in being independent and detached, so these recent feelings of loneliness might have come as a surprise for you. Energies around you are flying low before Jupiter moves into your sign and sets off a huge expansion period for all Aquarians. In the meantime, you might be looking for ways to cope with these confusing emotions, even turning to spirituality and the cosmos in some instances. A mystical retreat in Brazil, land of the mystical and the unknown, will deepen your relationship with the invisible. Head to the Rio Grande do Sul state for breathtaking waterfalls and giant cliffs, and let the power of nature ground you.


Baja California, Mexico

As a Pisces, you tend to be introverted. All you want is an old jeep, the sea breeze and your feet on the dashboard. Trust us, a road trip through Baja California will scratch the itch. This part of Mexico tends to get a little neglected in favour of bigger cities and party towns, which means its natural beauty is still intact. Crystal clear water and cacti are waiting for you just south of the border. Dive deep into your aquatic element surfing and whale watching, then stop at La Paz for some authentic Mexican food and connect to your celestial self in the Moon Valley.

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