We look to the stars for your July travel fortune


June 21 – July 22: This birthday season brings a reminder for you to rely on your instincts — for people, things and situations — and trust your gut. You’re also blessed with security and stability, which may be clear in your home and personal space. Seize the opportunity to plan something celebratory yet daring for the whole family — how about caravanning from Sydney to Melbourne?


July 23 – August 22: Are certain personal situations not as they appear on the surface? Underscoring your small joys are some heavy feelings of entrapment — but know that the power to free yourself lies within. Make self-care and clarity of thought your goals for the month.


August 23 – September 22: Something seems to have clicked within you, in terms of love, joy or romance — it’s like you’re fired up to pursue a new relationship. Be sure to put yourself out there, to make the best of these positive energies. How about going solo to a quiz night in Manila?


September 23 – October 22: The themes of release and solitude rule the month. Are you finding the strength to leave a specific situation? It seems as if you’re on the brink of a new season — one that encourages deep introspection. Venture into the wilderness to keep things flowing.


October 23 – November 21: Have you closed a chapter in your life, and now feel impatience for a new beginning? Be aware and receptive to inspiration. This period may be best for rest and meditation. Time out — at a spa resort in Uluwatu, Bali? — could be just what you need.


November 22 – December 21: Creative, unifying energies come to the fore this month, helping you manifest connections that move you forward. Trust your instincts, and #treatyoself, whether you’re solo or coupled up. Ride these energies all the way to an island paradise like Siargao.


December 22 – January 19: Luck’s on your side and you’re supported when it comes to love proposals and creative endeavors. This could also signify happy news and announcements. Intimate outings — solo, with a partner or with friends — bode well. Go on a liveaboard cruise in Palawan!


January 20 – February 18: You’re entering a season of clarity — and this could manifest in intrapersonal or interpersonal communications. Some inner or hidden truths may come to light. Seek out expansive landscapes — like the flower fields at Hitachi Seaside Park in Ibaraki, Japan.


February 19 – March 20: Your personal growth is highlighted this month, but you need to be more consistent with how you use your experience and creativity. Opt for calm, watery locales, where you’re primed to receive inspiration or enjoy spontaneous meet-ups.


March 21 – April 19: Life lessons and a balancing of underlying, unseen forces are on their way or already here. You’re going to find yourself elevated, mentally and physically. The month may also signal a time for important decisions. Pencil in a spa session if you’re needing time away.


April 20 – May 20: There’s a passion and fire about you that shouldn’t be tamed. Your spirit is going to take you places — and your goals are quite visible. It’ll be important to keep a level head, so make time for short interludes in nature to rest the mind and ground the self.


May 21 – June 20: You’re a steady presence, and this will be apparent in personal dealings (where you are firm but creative) or in relationships (friends and partners may feel you to be a pillar of support). Take a breather, as you may find yourself quite sought-after this month.

Illustrations by Jovan de Ocampo

*For entertainment purposes only — take what resonates! Hop on IG or extended versions of these readings: @sophiaanddirk

This article first appeared in the July 2019 issue of Smile magazine.

Written by

Kimberley Koo

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