Astrology," declares Doc Severinsen, a Cancer, "like music, is a universal language."
A perfect simile. Each of the 12 zodiacal signs speaks a distinct, yet understandable language revealing even our travel forecasts, no matter where in the world we find those astronomical-astrological symbols.
The horoscope covers all areas of life. Travel is considered so important that a complete section of the chart, the Ninth House, is designated as the House of Travel, and it includes philosophy, education, theology, spiritual values--even physical attraction and romance.
Both ancient and modern practitioners of the stellar art agree that travel plays a major role in our lives.
I have grown up with the signs of the zodiac. I have been an author, journalist and literary critic, but the zodiac and astrology have never left me. Following are what the signs tell me regarding travel for each individual astrological sign:
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Your life is intertwined with travel. The travel house is your Ninth Sector, relating to the planet Jupiter. You relish and learn from travel. It invigorates you and replenishes you materially and spiritually. In 1989 you are going to initiate journeys to new places, to see things in a different light. Ariens are inventive, independent, dynamic and, in connection with travel, have an insatiable curiosity and a sense of humor. Gloria Swanson claimed Aries as her sign. Her journeys to France and other nations always made news. Look forward to August and December, which will be your big travel months of the coming year.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): A lot of the other signs may wax poetic or metaphysical, but Taureans play it straight. They travel not only for sheer pleasure but also to gain materially, and they feel better physically as a result of their journeys. The Taurus travel sector is represented by Saturn which, in astrological language, means that they are hard-core practical in connection with trips, tours and sojourns that include the United States as well as the rest of the world. Shirley Mac- Laine, a Taurus, does not have to go back to past lives to understand the value of travel. All Taureans perceive the potential gains that result from stretching their travel wings. Big travel months in 1989 are likely to be October and July.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): This was the sign of one of the most sensitive, creative, talented women: Marilyn Monroe. She had many of Gemini's characteristics: restlessness, curiosity concerning the world around us, determination to discern customs and mores of all people. Like all Geminis, Monroe adored travel. However, she did not want to be classified as merely any member of her sign. She once said, "I'm not like the others. I want to be associated with such Geminis as Queen Victoria, Walt Whitman and Ralph Waldo Emerson." Travel for Geminis in 1989 is a must. They are going to explore, experiment and make inquiries. They'll be haunting travel agents and participating in many tours, asking questions and taking notes. Geminis may even do travel writing of their own this year. June will be a travel month, but expect also to get an invitation in August that could include an overseas journey. Incidentally, the Gemini travel planet is Uranus, known as the clown of the zodiac.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your travel planet is Neptune, which makes it obvious that you enjoy sea sojourns. Travel for you represents the ultimate in pleasure. You are sensitive, moody and associated with the Moon, and some people insist that you know more about fine cuisine and how to make money than almost anyone else. Sylvester Stallone is a Cancer and emphatically states that anyone who laughs at astrology might be hit on the chops by Rocky himself. Sea travel for Cancers represents a mystical experience. You meditate and perceive inner clues and messages, some that relate to poetry and literature. Your travel time in 1989 is likely to be this March and July. Anticipate different customs, foods and moods that you will revel in.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): One of the favorite natives of this sign was that funny, talented, creative lady known the world over, who was so appreciative of international reputation and travel. Famed for her line, "Come up and see me sometime," Mae West was Leo to her fingertips, all the way. "My interests range far and wide, from astrology to extrasensory perception, psychic phenomena and travel." She would have enjoyed 1989. Leos are going to travel in April. They're going to make discoveries in October, and those are likely to involve uncharted areas. The adventure of travel will be woven into the very nature of Leos this year. Your travel planet is Mars, red and active and possessed of a pioneering spirit. That's Leo, who will be expressing these qualities to the fullest this year.