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Travel horoscope:

check out predictions for your zodiac sign in 2019

Rafael Bahia

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The year has just begun, but the paths of this new stage are already outlined. Where? In the stars, of course! To reveal each sign’s tendencies for 2019, Brazilian astrologist Julio Grobel studied the cosmic map, proposing new destinations. Planetary regencies, stellar alignments… all it takes is to believe a little (or make an excuse) to plan your upcoming vacations.

 

Aries (21/3 a 19/4)

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Get your passport!  Now is the time to make international travels. Grobel’s prediction says, “Jupiter in Sagittarius brings the desire to dare and explore distant places.” Start planning long backpacking trips, hikes, and adventurous outings.

 

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Auckland, New Zealand

This country has some of the most amazing landscapes on Earth, and you can explore it by helicopter.

 

Atacama Desert, Chile

Without a doubt, this moon-like landscape will quench your explorer’s thirst. Don’t forget  to admire the starry skies.

 

Taurus (20/4 a 20/5)

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Uranus brings winds of change and movement. That’s why you must think outside your comfort zone, widen your worldview, and focus on your career. “Keep big cities in mind and even imagine yourself living there”  is Grobel’s suggestion.

 

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Mexico City, Mexico

With 21.5 million inhabitants, the capital has excellent attractions, such as the Soumaya Museum  and chef Enrique Olivera’s Pujol.

 

Melbourne, Australia

The city itself sets trends. Prepare yourself to witness street art adding color to every walk and photo.

 

Boston, United States

An immersion in the city’s history or a pint of local beer are enough to win over tourists.

 

Gemini (21/5 a 20/6)

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Gemini natives, prepare yourselves for new love possibilities. Couples must choose romantic destinations; single people must share this moment with friends or, according to Julio Grobel, “they must explore faraway places or undertake new projects.”

 

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Havana, Cuba

Visiting the historic city center, riding around in an old car… one way or another, Cuba is going to win you over.

 

Rome, Italy

Just imagine finding love in Rome. Making a wish at the Fontana di Trevi, where Cupid could pierce your heart forever.

 

Cancer (21/6 a 22/7)

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The sea will be good to you. Just like the crustacean representing  your sign,  “you must dream and plan your international travels right,” says  our guru.

 

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Aruba

The fluorescent sea and the remains of Dutch colonization, the beautiful architectonic legacy of the capital Oranjenstad, are perfect for you.

 

Miami, United States

It’s always summer in Florida. Look for excitement on the sandy strip of Lummus Park and peace on Surfside Beach, to find the perfect balance.

 

Leo (23/7 a 22/8)

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Entertainment tends to attract natives of this sign, but this characteristic will be heightened even more in them. “Invest in visiting places that will offer plenty of activities, be they cultural or mere fun,” Grobel suggests.  “A destination to awaken your inner child, for example.”

 

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Orlando, United States

Home to four Disney parks and two Universal parks, this  city in Florida  is synonymous  with fun.

 

Punta del Este, Uruguay

At this popular beach, enjoying seaside parties,  salt will model Leos’ fabulous mane.

 

Las Vegas, United States

Spending all night in a casino, watching fantastic shows. Anything is possible in the city with no limits.

 

 

Virgo (23/8 a 22/9)

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“There’s a need to explore what’s different, but it will be more beneficial if you search for your origins,” said the stars while being interpreted by Grobel. Invest in historic destinations, with the purpose of truly getting to know yourself.

 

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Machu Picchu, Peru

The Inca Trail connects Cusco to Machu Picchu, passing through mystical and enchanting towns like Ollantaytambo.

 

Tulum, Mexico

It’s the cradle of the Maya civilization, with ruins of ancient temples in front of a turquoise sea. Do you need anything else?

 

Libra (23/9 a 22/10)

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Museums, exhibitions, and events promoting arts and knowledge. “Places with strong cultural elements will be a great stimulus,” Grobel guarantees. It couldn’t be any other way, because you’re a child of the air and you value intellect.

 

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Barcelona, Spain

Visit the Miró and Picasso museums, and also Antoni Gaudí’s eccentric architectural creations scattered  across town.

 

São Paulo, Brazil

Culture is everywhere on the streets thanks to the graffiti art covering the walls of buildings, like those along the Elevado João Goulart and in many other places.

Scorpio (23/10 a 21/11)

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Your finances promise a big leap this year, a perfect scenario for indulging in luxury without feeling guilty. Embark on travels that will allow you to really rest and be completely free from all worries.

 

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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

These white-sand beaches look like mirages and the resorts offer every amenity money can buy.

 

Cartagena, Colombia

The walled  city preserves  the colors of  the colonial town that inspired the writings of Gabriel García Márquez.

 

Sagittarius (22/11 a 21/12)

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The New Year comes with good and bad news. “Jupiter represents the desire to explore the world,” says the astrologist. “It’s necessary to pay attention to your finances, though.” But that’s not a reason to stay home: your versatility will help you find the most convenient and wonderful destinations.

 

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Montevideo, Uruguay

A delightful place to sip on coffee in the city center or try the traditional asado… or just walk along the rambla, which costs nothing.

 

Foz de Iguaçu, Brazil

A cheap destination, where the waterfalls’ massive volume of water creates wonderful sights and provides unforgettable pictures.

Capricorn (22/12 a 19/1)

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Don’t try so hard, little goat! Vacations are necessary at some point. Focus on finding peace and getting away from the day-to-day madness. Grobel suggests “high mountainous places that allow spiritual connection.”

 

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Puno, Peru

Lake Titicaca preserves jewels  like the community living on floating islands and the Inca site of Sillustani.

 

Torres del Paine, Chile

The extreme nature of the rock massifs can be explored by following trails  that go through striking landscapes.

 

 

Aquarius (20/1 a 18/2)

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Collectivity will reign in the Age of Aquarius. According to our specialist, it’s time to gather your friends and organize group outings. Choose itineraries that encourage social life and favor the creation of new friendships.

 

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Sydney, Australia

On one side, incredible beaches like Bondi and Coogee. On the other, cultural attractions that will turn the spotlight on Aquarius natives.

 

Cancun, Mexico

Salsa bars, parties on the sand, and electronic music until the sun comes up will make Aquarians feel right at home.

 

Buenos Aires, Argentina

From the Palermo woods in the morning to the festive spirit  of Puerto Madero  by night, the last tango is far from over.

Pisces (19/2 a 20/3)

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Keep on swimming and be ambitious, the sea is the place for Pisces natives. The heavens made this the ideal year for the trip of your dreams. Business trips can also  be more frequent, especially to  big cities.

 

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Johannesburg, South Africa

The modern spirit of the galleries and markets of Maboneng joins Soweto and the sights of James & Ethel Gray Park.

 

Paris, France

Even if it’s not the first time, it’s invigorating to visit the Musée d’Orsay or just stroll along the Champs Élysées.

 

Milan, Italy

It may be for the famous brands in the Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery, the opulence of the cathedral (the Duomo), or works of art like The Last Supper: Milan has the power that the Piscean needs.