February 19 – March 20: This month, expect guidance — general wisdom or ideas on traditions and commitments — from the Universe or from potential partners. There’s a thread of stubbornness, though, and you’re asked to approach things with an open mind. It may be time to let go of old habits. Could it be a fixed travel agenda? Perhaps it’s time to let your friends in on your plans — they may have fresh ideas for you.
March 21 – April 19: It may yet be a season of transformation. Some of you may find your love lives being rejuvenated. To get in the positive flow, consider give back to nature. How about volunteering at an animal sanctuary? You may meet some intriguing characters.
April 20 – May 20: Time to turn the page on an issue, so that you can enter a fresh and satisfying time of your life. Have some fun — start with doing something out of your comfort zone. Stretch your limits with a trip into the Australian Outback, perhaps?
May 21 – June 20: Your passion and confidence are apparent this month, and they’ll likely show in your decision-making processes. Exercise your natural leadership to harness the fiery energies. Try taking the lead in planning for your next big summer vacation.
June 21 – July 22: Are you weighed down by pain, loss and conflict? It’s time to take a step back and meditate on the bigger picture. Seek out watery spots in nature — how about trekking to a waterfall in Bali? — for peaceful and contemplative interludes.
July 23 – August 22: You might be bearing feelings of unhappiness, loneliness and mental entrapment this month, but know that there’s a purpose for everything. Seek out avenues for relaxation: A wellness retreat in Siem Reap could do the trick.
August 23 – September 22: You may go through the month not feeling quite like yourself. You’re advised to find grounding and stability. Kick off the shoes in wide expanses of grassland — how about the rolling hills in Batanes? — and relax the body, mind and soul.
September 23 – October 22: At a crossroads in life and thinking whether to stay or go? A healing journey awaits, but you must muster inner resolve before you can embark on it. Call a timeout — perhaps by way of a long drive — before making a decision.
October 23 – November 21: You’ve achieved a lot lately, but it seems like you’ve also been constantly stressed. Release some burdens — this will allow more positivity to come to you. Consider a restful trip to the cool, green, slower-paced outskirts of Hanoi.
November 22 – December 21: Abundance flows toward you this month, in love or in business — and you’ll be well-placed to act on your desires. It may be a second honeymoon with your partner or a road trip — from Seoul to Busan, perhaps? — with friends.
December 22 – January 19: You may be entering into a month of contemplation over emotional or financial matters, but you should be able to find the answers and affirmations you need within yourself. Get clarity in wide-open spaces like Yehliu Geopark in Taiwan.
January 20 – February 18: You may have been indulging a lot without much care for balance, organization and maybe even responsibility. Take stock of your physical and emotional resources, put some plans on the back burner and opt for quiet time in parks and nature.
*For entertainment purposes only — take what resonates! Hop on IG or extended versions of these readings: @sophiaanddirk
This article first appeared in the March 2019 issue of Smile magazine.