April 20 – May 20: Don’t wallow in sadness or self-pity. Rather, make it a point to recognize the negative feeling, experience it fully and then let it go. It’s your birthday season — aim to harness your resolve (toward all things in life) and improve your well-being. Seek solitude, so that you can center yourself and re-tune your headspace. How about a solo backpacking trip from Osaka to Tokyo?
May 21 – June 20: Feeling stuck? There’s a sense that your situation could overwhelm you — but know that calmness and clarity are in easy reach. Simplify your processes. Perhaps reconsider holiday plans and turn long-haul trips into short-haul ones.
June 21 – July 22: The month sees you taking the lead in some way. It might be the perfect time for you to rally your friends and go on a new adventure. Go off the beaten path — how about a road trip through the Australian outback? — and revel in fresh experiences.
July 23 – August 22: You’re thriving this month, in almost all spheres of life — there’s a wholeness about you, or with you and an SO. Do you have a travel sabbatical in mind? Or is there desire for a second honeymoon? Now’s the time to turn dreams into reality.
August 23 – September 22: You may be entering a season of personal revelations — in matters to do with thought patterns. What’s holding you back from being your best self? To focus on clarity, seek out activities that are meditative — like fencing or aerial yoga.
September 23 – October 22: Have you been surrounded by conflict? Resolution, over negativity, deception and defensiveness, may be on the way. The mantra for the month then is to keep things light and flowing. How about some drift snorkeling in Romblon?
October 23 – November 21: It’s time to reassess your focus — some efforts may require more input, while others need to be released. If you’ve been planning a dream vacation — an overland trip across China, perhaps? — it may be time to whittle down the itinerary.
November 22 – December 21: You’re on an upward trajectory — perhaps especially so in business and personal finances. You may be feeling stable, satisfied, inspired and creative. Time to stop deliberating and start exploring that new city you’ve been thinking about.
December 22 – January 19: You’ve been on the precipice of a new beginning, a new challenge, and your patience in the build-up to this is about to pay off. The call to take action is here (or near) and you’re advised to go forth boldly — it’ll be fulfilling!
January 20 – February 18: The themes of incompatibility and disharmony pop up this month; time to be aware and empathetic. Know when to remove yourself from conversations (say, about travel plans) and come back when you’re in a more positive headspace.
February 19 – March 20: The month brings both a sign and a warning about opportunities that are about to come. It’s important that you’re clear and focused on the ones that benefit your personal growth. Be sure to stay on top of details when planning a trip.
March 21 – April 19: There’s advice for you to listen to your nurturing, spontaneous and creative spirit. You’re being supported in endeavors to do with new knowledge. Perhaps, it’s time for an interactive farmstay at an organic orchard in Bago City, Negros Occidental?
*For entertainment purposes only — take what resonates! Hop on IG or extended versions of these readings: @sophiaanddirk
This article first appeared in the May 2019 issue of Smile magazine.