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 prophesy a stellar time will be had regardless!
Cancer: Point Mugu State Park
Nothing attracts Cancer (June 21 - July 22) more than the ocean at night. Which means, of course, that Cancers are in their element in Los Angeles. This is a city laid out for them, pretty much. Their LA experience can be fairly simple: wait until the moon is out (the moon is very important for them, so avoid the few days we get with heavy clouds and/or rain), get in the car and drive down Pacific Coast Highway to Point Mugu State Park (9000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu 90265), the generally agreed-upon best view of Malibu to reflect and night-dream. We guarantee the notoriously sensitive Cancers will wallow in their feelings to their emotional hearts’ content.
Cancer: Hollywood Pantages
You can also amp up their emotions with an especially melodramatic musical at the Hollywood Pantages (located near the iconic Hollywood and Vine, since forever), which should be a fitting musical accompaniment to the hormonal rollercoaster that is a Cancer’s life. Check with the theater for specific musicals—they’re all Broadway-level production and they only book surefire hits, so the theatrical quality is generally off-the-charts.
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).