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 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!
Scorpio: The Magic Show at the Roosevelt
One of the most gossiped-about signs of the zodiac, Scorpio (October 23 - November 21) has a weird, intense rep that is not entirely unearned. Lovers of mystery, mystification, and mist in general, Scorpios look for mind games with high emotional stakes and magic, both real and the parlor kind. Which makes The Magic Show at the Roosevelt an ideal Scorpio event. The intimate evening of magic and mentalism features rising star Franco Pascali. At 21, he’s a true phenom and prodigy in the world of magic - with frequent performances at The Magic Castle and high profile events around the world. The 90-minute show takes place in a hidden, unmarked theater in the lobby of the landmark Hollywood Roosevelt - exactly the kind of red-velvet dark enchantment Scorpio's secret (and not so secret) Goth heart craves. Tickets are now on sale at The Magic Show website.
Another excellent Los Angeles option for Scorpio would be to visit Compartés Chocolatier: the flagship Chocolate Factory on La Brea, at Westfield Century City, or in Brentwood. Handcrafting chocolate in LA since 1950 - celebrity fans included Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, and Elvis - Compartés is produced daily from scratch by a small team of chocolatiers using locally sourced and all natural ingredients. The perfect gift for every occasion, it’s nearly impossible to eat just one of these mini works of chocolate art. Pick up a box of love disguised as luxurious chocolate confections.
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).