Published March 2020
As we start to shed the winter months, there is one important date that marks several new beginnings: March 20, 2020. Not only is it the spring equinox that will (hopefully) propel us toward sunnier days, it’s also International Astrology Day and the start of the zodiac calendar. According to a recent study, while only 1 in 20 Americans check their horoscope regularly, approximately 90% know their zodiac sign. Whether you believe in astrology or not, everyone loves a good vacation, so we’ve hand-picked Vacasa homes that match the traits of every sign. Read on to see what we selected for your sign, and may the stars align for your next vacation.
Aries comes first in the zodiac calendar and all signs point to numero uno. Those born under the Aries sign are natural-born leaders and utilize their take-charge personality to get things done. While an Aries might be the first to take action, they don’t do it alone and have an uncanny ability to rally the troops—largely because they are willing to enter new terrain and do so without the element of fear. Aries folks are also incredibly active and don’t like to be on the sidelines for long. All this considered, we recommend a place with plenty to do that is a bit off the beaten path to indulge the ever-adventurous Aries. Moonshine View in Blue Ridge, Georgia, has everything required to keep Aries entertained, including a game room with a foosball table and darts, plus a hot tub, fire pit, and quick access to hiking trails.
The Taurus sign is all about life’s luxuries, and while Aries kicks things off, Taurus tends to look ahead to the reward at the end. A typical Taurus will surround themselves with the finer things in life, including food, wine, and art (they can be creators as well). As hard workers in pursuit of their goals, they certainly want to get to the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, and they can be stubborn about pursuing their objectives. Taurus is one of the more romantic signs in the zodiac and is devoted to the core. For this pleasure-seeking sign, we recommend Sky Fall in Sea Ranch, California. The architectural beauty of this home will speak to this sign’s desire for luxury, but Earth-driven Taurus will also enjoy close proximity to outdoor activities.
One of the most talked-about signs in astrology is Gemini. Because Geminis are known for being both the yin and the yang, it’s often difficult to discern which of the twin sign’s personalities you’re going to encounter. Gemini men and women love to connect and gobble up all the details of any situation. This is because Gemini minds tend to be more intellectually inclined, so the pursuit of information keeps their hungry brains full. Those who connect with Geminis will be on the receiving end of witty, informed conversation. To keep conversations flowing for this Mercury-ruled sign, we recommend Whispering Pines Lodge in Eagle River, Wisconsin. This nine-bedroom home is ideal for Gemini’s large groups of friends and features a variety of gathering spots both inside and outside.
Those who fall under the Cancer sign focus on harmony at home. A typical Cancer will want to plant roots and will be the one who holds onto family history. A Cancer’s positive association with family may result in nights sitting around the fire telling their favorite old stories, and a love of food can lead to well-curated picnics. To suit Cancer’s “the more the merrier” mentality and ability to nurture (and nourish) everyone around them, we recommend Big Oak Lodge in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. This spacious home is anchored by a magnificent fireplace that opens up to the living room, dining room, and kitchen, allowing for warm and memorable family gatherings. The second level of Big Oak Lodge even features a theater-style space perfect for family movie night.
Leos are never shy about taking center stage and tend to revel in the limelight. While they can have a flare for the dramatic, Leos are fearless and strong, and they won’t let anyone get in the way of their destiny. But, their determination and ability to lead draws people near them instead of away—a clear bonus for headstrong Leo. Leos also love to be surrounded by luxurious items and have no problem spending money. They are also considered to be one of the most fun signs and spend their free time playing team sports and showing off their technique at the gym. To indulge the dramatic and playful side of Leo, we recommend Paradise by the Sea in Crystal Beach, Texas. The luxury interior will satisfy an appetite for beautiful surroundings, as will the home’s dramatic infinity pool.
Virgos are known for their desire and ability to serve, as well as their dedication to others. Often regarded as the most discerning sign, Virgos use their attention to detail in every situation they encounter, which can be an advantage in the workplace. A Virgo’s keen eye often translates into their personal life, where they leverage their discerning taste to reflect on what is right—for them. Virgos also tend to gravitate toward neutral, earthy tones, making Casa de Azel in Glen Ellen, California perfect for traveling Virgos. The simplistic yet elegant features and well-laid-out floor plan will appeal to Virgo’s sense of understated luxury, while the garden patio and outdoor fireplace provide much-needed relaxation.
Libra is the sign in the zodiac where things start to take a turn. While the first six signs focus on the individual, the final six focus on contact with others—and Libra likes to pair up! A Libra’s marriage (or partnership) is one of the most important things in their lives, but they like to collaborate in other ways as well. With a desire for peace and harmony and a dislike of conflict, Libras are all about making sure everyone feels heard—and they’ll use their suave communication skills to ensure that’s the case. In their downtime, Libras enjoy getting outdoors and taking in a colorful sunset, which is why we recommend Our Dream Getaway in Avon, North Carolina. This Outer Banks oceanfront gem is bright and inviting, and offers views of the sunrise and sunset right from the deck. Recharge seaside with family and friends or sneak away for a romantic retreat as a couple.
Scorpios tend to be intelligent and imaginative with an independent mind. They are intense and direct, but also in touch with their emotional side and mindful of others. Professionally, Scorpios are often executives, since they are known for being passionate, determined, and motivated. They are simply unwilling to accept failure, and one day’s setback is another step toward victory. In line with this, Scorpios love competition and success. For this powerhouse sign, we advise Scorpios to take to the Rose City and stay at Heart of Rose City in Portland, OR. Sharp clean lines paired with earthy furnishings and textiles—plus proximity to Portland's hip social scene—will satisfy most Scorpio needs.
Likely the most well-traveled sign, Sagittarius navigates life by hitting the road. Knowledge is key for this group of truth seekers, who are interested in the meaning of life but don’t want the burdensome answers weighing them down. They have an open-minded approach to the world, take others’ opinions easily, and are unapologetically optimistic. You’ll find Sags playing competitive games and stretching their skills in a variety of ways. They are both playful and flirtatious, which draws nearly everyone to this fire-backed sign. Our Sagittarius traveler needs to spread their wings, so the Ka Ehu Kaiin in Hanalei, HI, is our pick. This stunning oceanfront home is located on Hanalei Bay and surrounded by lush gardens and breathtaking views.
Capricorn, the tenth sign in the zodiac, is all about hard work. Known for their tireless work ethic and ability to get things done, Capricorns approach life and most decisions with a business mindset, and they’re stubborn about pursuing their goals. On their way to the top, Capricorns often need to be reminded to take a break and reflect. Since many Capricorns enjoy leisurely sports and occasionally indulge in the finer things in life, we recommend Desert Escape in Scottsdale, Arizona. Equipped with an outdoor pool, rooftop deck, putting green, and outdoor kitchen, this home is the perfect place for a busy Capricorn to kick back.
Those born under the Aquarius sign are known for their humanitarian efforts and social consciousness. Creative and progressive, Aquarians are known for dreaming up ideas to make the world a better place, and they also like to engage with others in the process. In line with their ability to bring new ideas to the table, Aquarians love technology and the latest gadgets, but also need room to roam and blaze new trails along the way. Given these traits, as well as Aquarians’ desire to surround themselves with people, we recommend Moose Hill 59 in Big Sky, Montana. With stunning views of Big Sky’s natural landscape, room for 11 guests, and access to plenty of outdoor activities, this home is ideal for an Aquarian reprieve.
The final sign in the zodiac brings together many elements of other signs, but the most notable aspect of a Pisces is their attachment to their feelings. Pisces individuals are thoughtful and pay close attention to their personal journey, but they can also absorb the emotions of others. This perceived sensitivity by others is outweighed by Pisces’s ability to be both compassionate and charitable. While Pisces maintain a go-with-the-flow attitude, they also need to find ways to shake off the stress. For those under the fish sign, we recommend Sugarplum Hideaway West in Anna Maria Island, Florida. This home is ideal for reconnecting with a spouse or partner—it offers a kitchen fully equipped for preparing meals, as well as a pool for Pisces’s preferred relaxation method: swimming.