There are, of course, infinite ways to explore the wonderful cosmos that is Los Angeles. From food tours to architectural journeys to those legendary “Maps of the (Movie and TV) Stars,” people have been charting their courses through our sprawling jewel of a town following the most varied interests, landmarks and stories. You could also, to paraphrase the great bohemian and jazzman Chet Baker, “get lost,” letting your feet (or your wheels, more likely) take you where they may, finding secret paths like an old-timey flâneur or flâneuse sauntering about in search of the unknown.
But you could actually split the difference between predetermined tours and rambling meanderings, and this is where Astrology (yes, Astrology) comes in handy. Whether you believe “our fate is written in the stars” or you just like to add a little pop-wisdom structure (and small talk fodder) to your decision making, check out our series of Los Angeles activities to please every sign of the Zodiac.
You can choose your own sign, take a date or a friend to the place most suitable to theirs, or get really ambitious and sample each experience on this star-struck baker’s dozen every month when the sign changes. Here at the Mystical Division of Discover Los Angeles (not an actual Division), we prophecy a stellar time will be had regardless!
Sagittarius: Wolf Connection
A Fire sign symbolized by the archer, Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21) is a lover of freedom, travel, animals and the great outdoors. With that in mind, a perfect getaway would be a visit to Wolf Connection (29063 Aliso Canyon Rd, Palmdale 93550), where guests can indulge their Game of Thrones fantasies and walk with wolf dogs on a beautiful 165-acre mountainous ranch. The docents share the background of each animal living on the compound, with tours speaking in terms of pack behavior and lessons for survival that are easily transferable to humans. Wolf Connection offers visits as a one-of-a-kind airbnb experience but their central mission is Wolf Therapy™, an empowerment program pairing at-risk youth with rehabilitated wolves, helping both to find their place in the world. Any Sagitarrius granted a nudge or kiss from these beautiful canines is sure to go home with something to howl about.
Sagittarius: The Strand
Another perfect option would be to explore the 22-mile Marvin Braude Bike Trail (aka The Strand). A daylong biking trip along The Strand is just the ticket for outdoorsy, spontaneous Sagittarians. Bicyclists can start at either end of The Strand or anywhere along the path - and see where their legs and sense of adventure take them.
Bonus Astrological Location for All Signs: If you want to learn more (or pretty much anything) about astrological or any other mystical matter, the library of the Philosophical Research Society/University of Philosophical Research (3910 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles 90027) in Los Feliz is open on Fridays and contains one of the most important collections of esoteric books in the world. Collected by Los Angeles scholar and mystic Manly P. Hall in the mid-20th century, the library contains many interesting and unusual volumes that will reveal everything you ever wanted to know about astrology (but maybe didn’t know where to ask).