Where You Should Honeymoon, According to Your Star Sign
Planning a wedding is stressful enough, not to mention choosing the perfect place to head off to for your honeymoon. A beach getaway, perhaps? Or maybe somewhere a bit more adventurous? Who knows.
So if you’re fed up with making so many decisions in the lead up to your big day, let your star sign lead the way.
Cancer (22 June to 22 July)
Of all the star signs, one of the most romantics is Cancer. So where does a hopeless romantic go on what is supposed to be the most romantic holiday of their life? Our suggestion is none other than Japan.
We dare you to find a more romantic backdrop for a honeymoon than the cascading pink petals of Japan during spring's cherry blossom season. In fact, we double dare you. To make it extra special, take a boat ride along Tokyo’s Chidorigafuchi Moat and prepare to be swept off your feet.
Leo (23 July to 22 August)
Those who fall under the Leo star sign are often adventurous and outgoing. As such, lazing by the pool with cocktail in hand really won’t cut it for this energetic sign, and instead, a more venturesome destination would be better fit.
For a truly unforgettable honeymoon, head to Lapland, Finland — home to the breathtaking sights of the Northern Lights. Loved-up Leos can also partake in other intrepid activities such as husky-sled rides and snowmobile excursions.
Virgo (23 August to 23 September)
Virgos are practical peeps. In fact, it’s very likely that they would best enjoy a honeymoon that has been properly planned and clearly mapped out. With that, a visit to one of the world’s most well designed cities would be the perfect pairing, and one that naturally comes to mind is Denmark’s Copenhagen.
Not only has this bike-friendly destination set an example on how an urban city ought to look like, but it’s also ridiculously enchanting. Think cosy canals, fairytale-like castles, cobblestone streets, and pastel-coloured townhouses — what’s not to love, really?
Libra (24 September to 23 October)
Librans are gentle, harmonious, and lavish beings, and so a totally stress-free and sublimely relaxing honeymoon is destined for these peaceful creatures. And what could be more peaceful than a trip to The Maldives?
Located in the middle of the Indian Ocean, this small nation of islands is tailor-made for loved-up couples looking to relax and reset. Because let's get real, if the Maldives’ aqua-blue waters, stunning sunsets, and overwater bungalows, won’t fill you up with romance — we don’t know what will.
Scorpio (24 October to 22 November)
For better or for worse, Scorpios are known for their intensity. They make passionate partners, extremely loyal friends, and dedicated workers. But even Scorpios need to sit back and recharge from time to time, and a perfect honeymoon destination that would cater for just this is Santorini, Greece.
Here, idyllic beaches, sparkling vistas, and Insta-famous hotels will wash away any wedding planning stress, and replace it with romantic vibes, all around. And to top it all off — there’s also ouzo.
Sagittarius (23 November to 21 December)
The most adventurous of the pack, Sagittarians are avid travellers, and so it is very likely that they have already seen much of the world. Because of this, a far-flung honeymoon destination should be on the cards, one that will allow their thirst for freedom to truly roam wild — say, a safari expedition in Africa, perhaps?
For this, a visit to Tanzania would allow honeymooners to enjoy the ultimate safari experience, complemented by the country’s many luxury, romantic resorts.
Capricorn (22 December to 20 January)
Capricorns are often busy conquering to-do lists. Being a very determined and disciplined sign, it’s very likely that they would struggle to step away from their routines, even when it comes to their honeymoon.
However, perhaps the trick here is to give the goal-oriented Capricorn a different purpose during their getaway, and that is to reach the top of Machu Picchu. Picture taking sunrise treks, discovering the mist-covered ancient city and making friends with some resident llamas.
Aquarius (21 January to 19 February)
Aquarians are known for being independent, imaginative and intellectual. They are always curious to know more about the world around them, and therefore would feel right at home at a destination that provokes their curiosity. Such a place that would be ideal for this is India — a busy, colourful and truly fascinating country.
Think exotic resorts, ancient palaces and ruins, and emerald green rivers. Plus, what better way to celebrate your love for each other than by admiring the embodiment of eternal love, the Taj Mahal?
Pisces (20 February to 20 March)
Pisces are creative types, with a love of the arts in all forms. They’re also passionate and romantic, which is why a city like Paris is without a doubt, the perfect dreamy destination for this starry-eyed sign.
From the Louvre Museum to the city’s majestic architecture, Pisces, by their very nature, will feel a natural pull to this romantic city. And then of course, there’s the Eiffel Tower — the absolute epitome for a romantic setting.
Aries (21 March to 20 April)
Courageous, impulsive, and passionate — Aries are continuously looking for their next challenge, naturally lending themselves to a more thrill-filled honeymoon. For this, look no further than New Zealand — a destination that is both romantic and adventurous.
Care to take another leap of faith together? Why not go bungee jumping off the Auckland Harbour Bridge. How about river rafting? Well, you can do that too, at the country’s rafting region of Rotorua, home to the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world.
Taurus (21 April to 21 May)
Taureans are sensual and tactile beings, often considering touch and taste as the most important of all senses. With this, a destination that is rich in both its history and food culture would be most ideal. Naturally, Italy springs to mind.
Imagine cruising through the water canals of Venice, eating your way through Tuscany, or even enjoying a romantic stroll through Verona — hometown of the lovers’ story, Romeo and Juliet.
Gemini (22 May to 21 June)
New York City, USA
Geminis tend to get bored rather easily by repetition and routine, and so, perhaps the best type of honeymoon destination is one that can keep up with this sociable star sign. Take for example a city like New York City, with its quick pace and endless things to see and do, the city that never sleeps will be sure to keep Geminis on their toes.
Pack a picnic and head to Central Park, watch the sunset atop a rooftop bar, or catch a late night jazz show at a dimly lit locale — the romantic activities here are truly endless.
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