Have you been feeling like winter is dragging on way too long? Then we've got just the fix for you. Relaxing, inspiring, and re-energizing, weekends away from it all are a great value -- so start planning yours today. Here are some spirit-lifting activities and destinations for each zodiac sign! Then go even further than your zodiac sign and learn more about your Astrology with your personalized FREE Cosmic Profile.
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
Your getaways have to be active, so a weekend of skiing or snowboarding is a sure bet this time of year. Some Aries appreciate time alone, especially those who lead hectic lives jam-packed with people and responsibilities. Others like group activities where the have the chance to take a lead role.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Pamper yourself with whatever fulfills your need for luxury and sensuality. A high-end spa with massage, facials and soaking tubs is well worth the investment for you. Having every detail of your stay mapped out will enhance your pleasure, so allow plenty of time for planning ahead.
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Travel to an historic city near or far, or visit an educational attraction that offers nonstop mental stimulation. Absorbing every bit of information along your way will keep your active brain satisfied. Try to travel with someone who likes to move fast and will appreciate your tour book-like chatter.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
To satisfy your sentimental soul, revisit one of your favorite places with good memories. Try to find an inn that has a room overlooking water. Pack some of your favorite creature comforts -- your pillow, a throw, candle or music box -- so you can quickly transform your room into a cozy nest.
Leo (July 23 - August 22)
Wherever you go, choose a place where you'll be treated like royalty. Las Vegas hotels often offer specials on royal suites and since they want you to gamble with abandon, they wait on you hand and foot. Their sprawling facilities also include a variety of indulgent services fit for a king or queen.
Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
You enjoy planning your getaway as much as the weekend itself. Fortunately, your meticulous efforts enable you to cram a lot of activities into your two days of bliss. This year, try treating yourself to a retreat at a health spa that offers yoga classes, simple nutritious meals and meditation.
Libra (September 23 - October 22)
A romantic weekend getaway is a must for you. As you well know, maintaining peace and harmony in any relationship requires special time and effort, especially these days when busy lives pull us in so many directions. Take a break with your sweetheart at a place that is special for both of you.
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
You are always up for venturing into back alleys and uncovering deep, dark secrets from the past. Many cities have tours that explore their underbellies -- Seattle, Prague and Amsterdam to name a few. If you can't travel that far, search your local history for a place with an intriguing past.
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
Your favorite destinations offer both adventure and mind expansion. Climbing to a peak where a guru awaits would be your cup of tea, but Nepal is a bit far for a weekend getaway. Try to find a closer outdoor adventure combined with a New Age workshop.
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
Getting you to take a break from work is your biggest challenge, Cap. Entice yourself with a glamorous destination where you can put on the ritz, like New York, Paris or London. You like seeing and being seen, so pack your best duds and knock 'em dead.
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
A weekend clearing trails at a national park, building a house with Habitat for Humanity, working on an organic farm or participating in another volunteer cause will satisfy your need to contribute to the well being of others. You may make some new lifelong friends too, satisfying another of your core values.
Pisces (February 19 - March 20)
Since you like to go with the flow, a detailed plan isn't necessary for your getaway. Destinations near water always inspire you and if you can mix in some music and art, all the better. An afternoon strolling through a quaint seaside town full of galleries, followed by a sunset boat tour, would fit you to a tee.