May 21 – June 20: Big changes are afoot — you may feel challenged in the way you think, feel or speak about certain things — but these events are going to be happening for your good. Are you coordinating an exciting yet somewhat complex holiday? You’re advised to keep an open mind and go with the flow. Simplifying things may be helpful too.
June 21 – July 22: Anxiety or overwhelming feelings, to do with your closest partnerships, may dominate the month. You’re asked to lean in on your own loving and protective side to find balance — how about doing that while paddleboarding in Siargao?
July 23 – August 22: Feeling alienated from a person who is important to you? There may be lessons in that. This is a good time to look inward and find clarity, and to help with that, seek out big spaces or meditative activities. Taiwan’s highlands may be a good place to find both.
August 23 – September 22: The month calls for you to keep a fine balance as you move toward the abundance you seek. Look for new, enriching experiences — short weekend trips as opposed to long, faraway holidays? — but be mindful of your goals and limits.
September 23 – October 22: Do you feel surrounded by slow-moving energy? This may be a result of conservativeness or stubbornness — which in turn is a sign for you to seek reflection and clarity. Clear the mind with a seaside camping trip, say in Zambales.
October 23 – November 21: Fertility and abundance rule the month — you’re coming upon something new on your path. No matter the scenario, you’re being called to harness your nurturing qualities, so that more fortune can come your way.
November 22 – December 21: Good news: You’re going to get what you want this month. Logic reigns — it’s really head over heart for you — so the advice is to keep your energies and emotions in check. Some meditative forest trekking in Camarines Sur could do the trick.
December 22 – January 19: Your intuition and creativity will be serving you well. Nurture your dreamy, empathetic side, as you welcome more fortune into your life. Ride this wave with an artsy trip — like a poetry and hip-hop music immersion (see Asia Art Tours) to inspire.
January 20 – February 18: You may be entering a period of stagnation — how about a change of perspective? A short leave of absence may be a good call — release your worries and troubles on a long drive out to the next big city and gain some clarity along the way.
February 19 – March 20: The month calls for you to harness your keen intuition and make a decision. Opt for some “me time”, if there’s a need for deliberation. Try a trip to the serene bays and lagoons of Vietnam to get back into the positive flow of things.
March 21 – April 19: Material abundance is on the cards or already here, which means it’s time to celebrate your successes and pay it forward. Try anything from planting a tree to shopping at goodwill or social enterprise stores while you’re on holiday.
April 20 – May 20: There’s a sense that you’ve been neglecting your own well-being, for the sake of others. It’s time to turn the focus inward. Consider taking a rain check on your immediate commitments and treat yourself to a relaxing day by the beach.
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 June 2019 issue of Smile magazine.