What's Your Sign? An Astrological Los Angeles Experience: Capricorn

Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

Pavilion at the Garden of Flowing Fragrance | Photo courtesy of The Huntington Library, Facebook

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!

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Photo courtesy of the Huntington Library

Capricorn: The Huntington Library

Princes and princesses of the zodiac, those born under Capricorn (December 22 - January 19) feel an innate sense of worth, achievement, and duty. Capricorns know that they work hard, follow the rules and deserve everything they get (which should be literally everything). A perfect Capricorn locale is The Huntington Library, Art Collections, & Botanical Gardens (1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino 91108). A luxurious monument to Old Southern California Money, The Huntington houses a world-class rare-book library, a carefully assembled pre-20th-century art collection, insanely ornate home furnishings, and lavish gardens from a veritable panoply of ecosystems. There’s enough acquisitive ambition on display at The Huntington to impress even the notoriously snobbish Capricorns.

Capricorn: Musso & Frank Grill

Or else try for a stately, very traditional dinner at Musso & Frank Grill (6667 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles 90028), Hollywood’s oldest and longest-standing restaurant, where the ancient rituals of the Los Angeles supper are still observed with the kind of predictable, understated clockwork precision that a Capricorn finds so naturally comforting.

University of Philosophical Research

University of Philosophical Research | Photo: @va.nessa.e, Instagram

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).