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Plan Your Perfect Honeymoon

Astrology steps in as your post-wedding travel guide

All weddings are wonderful, but the honeymoon is really your reward for all those endless days of planning, accommodating out-of-town guests and resolving inevitable last-minute snafus. Your honeymoon is the light at the end of the tunnel, so use these astrological tips to plan the best trip for you and your forever love!

Aries (March 21 - April 19)

If it's not exciting and adventurous, you won't make it past the brochures without yawning. And since you wouldn't marry anyone who wasn't cut from the same cloth, chances are you're on the same page. Finding warmth on our planet in one place or another isn't ever a problem, so you won't have to worry about missing out on your element, Fire. Your only problem may be convincing your betrothed to accompany you on a tour of the country's most heart-stopping roller coasters.

Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

In your mind, the sweetest of all aromas belongs to one thing: wet, fertile earth. Fortunately, you can find this lush, fruitful scent year-round. And since honeymoons are about nothing if not fertility, these are the places you'll have the perfect excuse to bring your new bride or groom to investigate. The Pacific Northwest is full of the same natural rainforests as the Everglades. They're at the exact opposite corners of the country, so you have options. Go, and fill your lungs with this spiritual food.

Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

Your favorite thing on the planet is vacation time -- and if a honeymoon doesn't fall under that category, nothing does! So to you, this time together means total freedom … being able to pack all kinds of experiences with the love of your life into whatever time you’ve got. Stop and go wherever you please, see as much or as little of whatever you like, and if you find a place you love, consider moving there when you two finally decide to retire.

Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

First, dress appropriately: find your favorite sweatpants, slippers and the t-shirt from your favorite rock band's tour. That will definitely work for one day, but they can also be worn for a week, if you're in the mood. And you, the emotional Moon's child, are ruled by nothing if not moods. Your partner should probably be quite used to this, if they're truly in tune with you. If you really need to get away, do some insisting of your own: there must be water nearby.

Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)

Your honeymoon is precious. First off, you and your oh-so-lucky bride or groom should undoubtedly go first-class -- in every way. Use only the best transportation, reserve choice seats for every show and pass by the quarter slots for the five-dollar room. Just be sure your partner contributes a little something to the ride. Think of it as a cover charge. After all, just an hour with someone as entertaining as you isn't cheap, but a lifetime? Talk about priceless …

Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)

Perfection. Order. Scrupulously maintained balance. While you’ll want to see it in action via a "backstage pass" to NASA, it isn’t exactly the kind of romance a honeymoon requires. You can visit a place that's deliberately maintained by rules, in two lovely locations … say, a biosphere. Bio 1 is in Canada, Bio 2 in Arizona. Get directions to both on the internet, and you'll have a look at something you've always craved -- a perfect working model of how well nature and humans (you two, for example) can get along.

Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)

If you're with the one you love, being a Libra means you really don't care where you are, but a resort that caters to couples would make for a wonderful honeymoon. If you'd rather stay close to home, stay very close. Stock up on provisions, unplug all electronic devices and ignore the door for anything but room service. Make plans for lunch, dinner and theater dates with new friends. At the end of your honeymoon, you won't "feel" single any longer.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)

You love to be scared, so the perfect place to take your new bride or groom would be to Carlsbad Caverns, NM. At dusk, the bats make their famous "mass exit" from the caves. It’s a truly astounding sight, especially with what the brochures say are frequent "severe lightning storms" -- one of the terrifying wonders of Nature you adore. Be safe, but don't deny that you shiver with delight just thinking about it. And would you take on a partner who wasn't just as eager?

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)

Journey far away -- overseas, if possible. That's what you'd call a honeymoon. A pack of maps, a place where an entirely different language is spoken, a country where they drive on the "wrong" side of the road, and a flight of at least 8 hours -- all will make you deliriously happy. Be sure your passport is current and leave the country for a little while -- or the state, at least. The best part of long-distance travel is returning to what a great country we're fortunate enough to call home.

Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)

There's a lot to be said for shopping, dining out and seeing the sights, especially when you're an Earth sign and a rather homebound sort. So taking yourself and your sweetheart to a nearby town with terrific B&Bs, antique shops (your favorite!) and flea markets that cover several acres, means you'll have a ball together. If you're after a long-distance trip with scenery rather than shops, go for antiquity. Think museums -- which means large, older cities, like New York, Boston, London or Paris. Regardless -- happy hunting!

Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)

Nature at her wildest fascinates you, so if possible, do something totally "wild" -- plan the nuptials in time to join a "storm chasers" group, whose object is to chase down tornadoes. Just make sure it’s led by a properly certified crew of experts. (A plus: the people you'll meet will no doubt be as fascinating as the adventure!) If your loved one convinces you to stay closer, visit an observatory where you can see Jupiter, Saturn or the Pleiades, as closely as if you were standing there.

Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)

Regardless of the season, your main quest should be to get yourself somewhere that's near water, your sign’s element -- especially for sunrise and sunset, which complements water like nothing else. A lake, a river or a beach -- it won't matter where you are, whether you're in an ocean-view room or a tent by a brook. Just make sure you're in the right frame of mind (since you’re newly married, how could that not be possible?) and that romance is the name of the game.

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