The Perfect National Park Getaway Based on Your Zodiac Sign
by Hailee Boyle
It is estimated that 80% of Americans can not see the Milky Way from their homes due to light and air pollution. Help save the dark skies of the world and many national parks.
Nighttime in a national park is an underrated and exceptional experience. When the sun sinks, the moon’s glow intensifies, and the stars come to life, the world sits at true stillness. The national park sky not only tells a story with the constellation but a story about ourselves stemming from our zodiacs.
While every national park embraces all star signs, we’ve created a list of personalized choices for each zodiac sign. So whether you are looking for a signal to plan a trip, or you need an idea on what national park to explore, we’ve got you covered.
Aries: You are a bold thrill-seeking bunch, craving an adventure and ready at any moment to impulsively buy a flight ticket. Canyonlands National Park is the perfect Aries getaway. As a fire sign, the moody hues of the fiery desert will match your enthusiasm for life. With Moab’s endless options for action sports, Aries can thrive in this adventure haven. Whether you want to dodge boulders on a mountain bike, off-road through dirt trails, or hike to the highest panoramic views, Canyonlands will not disappoint this confident leader.
Taurus: A fan of luxury and comfort, a Taurus will want a national park that is not only aesthetically pleasing but has some deluxe features nearby. If you are a Taurus, Joshua Tree National Parkis the perfect option for you. Filling afternoons with walks through the stunning landscape, a Taurus will appreciate the beauty of the unique trees and cactus-filled surroundings. With many luxe glamping options near the park entrance, you can meet the middle-ground of an incredible nature experience, while having the perks of a luxury vacation.
Gemini: You are an adaptable individual that can be indecisive, so we’ll choose the perfect location for you. Yellowstone National Park is an amazing location for Gemini’s multi-passionate attitude towards life. This park will not only keep you entertained but will fulfill your deep curiosity to learn new things. Whether you decide to watch the geysers erupt, observe the wild animals, or take a hike through this gorgeous park, your playful energy will be matched with multiple fun activities. Being one of the most popular parks, you will find many people to chat to along the way and experience some amazing people watching.
Cancer: Cancers are nurturing and grounded individuals, who need a space to feel comfortable and accepted. Being a water sign, Point Reyes National Park is the perfect option for you. Cancer's go-getter mentality will execute a beautifully planned trip. This emotional bunch can watch the crashing waves in complete tranquility and enjoy the peaceful scenery. An afternoon picnicking at Heart Desire’s Beach will give Cancers a sentimental experience to enjoy the crystal blue ocean and be one with their emotions.
Leo: You are confident, fun, and want an amazing national park experience. There is no place better for a Leo than Grand Canyon National Park. The theatrics of this massive and impressive landscape will surely make Leo feel like they are the star of the show. You crave an exciting experience and the Grand Canyon’s epic panoramic viewpoints will fulfill your desire to self-express in the most phenomenal location.
Virgo: Virgos are well organized and will want a well-planned itinerary that allows them to connect to nature without stress. You are detail-oriented and sensitive, wanting a space that will allow you to settle your busy mind while enjoying the grounding elements of nature. Zion National Park is the perfect place for a Virgo to unwind and build a beautiful routine of driving through the desert, observing the intricate colors of Utah, and creating incredible memories.
Scorpio: You are a determined and brave individual, seeking an adrenaline-pumping experience that will fulfill your need for an active lifestyle. Acadia National Park is the perfect place for this water sign. This beautiful pocket of nature in Maine will give a Scorpio a gorgeous view of the water and is an ideal spot for this deeply sensitive group to relax. Scorpios can mountain bike through this mysterious park and soak up the brooding energy of the cold ocean.
Libra: You are always composed and desire a setting to capture the perfect selfie. Arches National Park is the perfect spot for Libras to feel inspired by the balanced arch structures and to have a beautiful backdrop for a photoshoot. The unique architecture of Arches will inspire any Libra, with its combination of beauty and balance, this park is perfect for seeing incredible views without much effort. This park has many hidden gems to explore which will allow you to deeply appreciate nature and solitude, offering ultimate relaxation.
Sagittarius: You are fun-loving and optimistic and need a park that will allow for spontaneous adventures. With a fiery spirit, Canaveral National Seashore at sunset will be the perfect activity for any Sagittarius. This Florida park will allow a Saggitarrius to feel free whether they are swimming, exploring a scenic trail, or watching sea turtles hatch. This very happy group will enjoy the beach, absorb the exceptional views, and embrace the free feeling splashing in the waves.
Capricorn:Driven and practical, a hardworking Capricorn must give themselves a break from their busy schedules to enjoy the outdoors and relax for a beautiful weekend in nature. Black Canyon of Gunnison National Park will humble a Capricorn as they experience the vastness of this beautiful area. Perched on the edge of the 2000 foot canyon, you will feel inspired by Colorado’s lush colors and have a place to envision your goals. This ambitious group will feel grounded by hiking the rim of the canyon and embracing the panoramic views.
Aquarius:This easy-going group wants a trip where they feel like they can change the world. A trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will offer an independent Aquarius time to self reflect on their next humanitarian mission and soak up the beautiful views of the surrounding hills. Curling under a shaded tree and reading an old favorite book, you will love the simplicity and stress-free environment that these Tennessee mountains offer.
Pisces:This sensitive and creative water sign needs a place they can be alone with their thoughts and embrace the beauty of nature. The stunning turquoise water of Glacier National Park will offer a Pisces the perfect mystical getaway to fully unwind. Montana’s landscape filled with Narnia-like mountains will offer the perfect setting to daydream and relax. Pisces should bring a notebook to sketch or paint in during their magical national park adventure.
Before you go on your incredible national park getaway, we suggest a few items make your trip even more special. Bringing a journal on any travel is a must to document your amazing experiences and the perfect way to remember all of your zodiac's inspired adventures. To freely doodle, take notes, or write a letter to someone, Rite in the Rain’s Hard Cover Book is an awesome national park friendly option. This high-quality journal is also weather-resistant, allowing you to adventure on without worrying about any water damage. So grab your notebook and a pen and embark on your national park journey!
Before your exhilarating trip into nature, reading up on your astrology knowledge will make the trip all the more inspiring. Learning about your zodiac can reveal a lot about yourself and your daily decisions. If you want to explore this subject more, we love the book, “You Were Born for This: Astrology for Radical Self-Acceptance,” by Chani Nicholas. This book will dive into the basic components of your birth chart, filled with reflection questions and affirmations to guide you. You can purchase this book at SemiColon Bookstore & Gallery, Chicago’s only Black woman-owned bookstore and gallery space. This incredible bookstore has also donated 1000’s of books to Chicago’s schools, aims to directly impact literacy rates in Chicago, and is the perfect spot to purchase your astrology related books.
Whether you are looking for the perfect excuse to plan a weekend getaway to a national park, or you want to feel aligned with the stars and connect with your zodiac, a trip into nature will always be a grounding and calming experience.