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: Los Angeles Zoo
Since freedom is a notion that every Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21) holds dear, it might seem contradictory to suggest the Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens (5333 Zoo Dr, Los Angeles 90027) as an ideal place for them in the city. But bear with us (no pun intended): you could try to take them to a wolf sanctuary or to see the whales, but they would probably bail out on the long ride at the last minute—planning, you said? Sagittarius can’t be tied down! They live for the moment and so watching the animals at the zoo will make them reflect on the idea of freedom while feeling relieved that nobody is putting a cage around them. Also, the Los Angeles Zoo is an amazing place where animals are treated humanely by teams of scientists, which will tickle the Sagittarius’ sense of intellectual parsing of morally complex ideas.
Sagittarius: Zócalo Public Square
Another perfect option would be attending a lecture presented by Zócalo Public Square, the ongoing local series of public events where your Sagittarius can engage in his or her voracious love for learning - with almost uncanny gusto - about everything under the sun and its zodiac. For upcoming events, visit the Zócalo website.
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).