As the seasons change, so can your luck. Let our travelscope guide your moves
March 21 – April 19: Clarity and success (in terms of passion and desires) rule the month. It’s a transformative time — you may feel blockages in communication, within yourself or with the people around you, finally falling away. Perhaps now you and your friends can see eye to eye on vacation ideas — is it onsen and hiking in the outskirts of Taipei or a shopping and foodie trip to Bangkok? Talk it out and see.
April 20 – May 20: What may feel like you being thrown off track is the Universe’s way of guiding you toward a more nurturing path. Has work gotten in the way of travel? Go along for the ride, as surprises — like an unforgettable omakase meal — await.
May 21 – June 20: There’s a need for courage to push boundaries. This may mean breaking away from the pack for solo travel to new places. Channel your resourcefulness and take off. How about a tri-city holiday, from Macau to Hong Kong and to Guangzhou?
June 21 – July 22: It’s time to hunker down and work hard. Things may seem slow-going and mundane, but satisfying outcomes lie ahead. For now, how about creating an itinerary for that dream island-hopping trip in Thailand?
July 23 – August 22: The themes of self-love and fieriness are emerging. For some, it’s about bringing out your sassiness; for others, it’s about partnering up with someone who has this quality. To keep things on theme, check out the hot social dancing scene in Cebu.
August 23 – September 22: The month calls for steady efforts for togetherness, with an SO or even a new love interest. Line up couple nights — movies or walks in the park — and throw in a weekend getaway (to Baguio or Bohol?).
September 23 – October 22: You may find that a change in contract matters is needed. This may come as a shock, but know that there’s a silver lining. A buddy could back out of a trip, but run with it anyway — treat mom to a holiday? — and you could surprise yourself.
October 23 – November 21: Have you been forthcoming with friends or an SO, only to be waved away or rejected? Perhaps you need to change your approach. In travel matters, aim to keep the discussion easy and flowing — offer ideas and look to compromise.
November 22 – December 21: Just been through a tough time? There’s advice for you to see the light at the end of the tunnel. There may be helpful parties waiting in the wings. Have some heart-to-heart talk with your closest friends — long drives, while you’re at it, could do the trick.
December 22 – January 19: This month, you’re channeling your earthly qualities — stability and security. You’re reaching your goals and you can afford to relax a little. How about treating yourself (and your loved ones) to a spa retreat in the countryside?
January 20 – February 18: Teamwork makes the dream work, and your efforts are likely to produce rewards — in money or recognition. It’s time for celebration and a show of appreciation. A modern farmstay with the team at Fiona’s Farm in Pampanga sounds about right.
February 19 – March 20: You may be entering a period of confusion. Keep faith with learning from any hardship and you could achieve personal growth. Make time for rest and reflection — at the Nurture Wellness Village in Tagaytay, perhaps — to keep things high-flying.
*For entertainment purposes only — take what resonates! Hop on IG or extended versions of these readings: @sophiaanddirk
This article first appeared in the April 2019 issue of Smile magazine.