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Zodiac Signs Ranked From Adventurous To Homebodies


(November 22 – December 21)

Although curiosity may have killed the cat, it’s what keeps you alive. Bursting with wanderlust, you’re extroverted not only toward people, but toward the entire world. You are an intrepid daredevil who has the blood of the great world explorers coursing through your veins. You admire Ferdinand Magellan, but you also resent him, because he sailed around the world long before you were born. The song “I’ve Been Everywhere” was written about you. You would rather venture into the unknown and fail than stay put and prosper. You would travel to other planets if you could only afford the airfare.


(March 21 – April 19)

It’s a big world to you, and it’s all yours. Just like there are no strangers to you—only friends you haven’t met yet—there are no foreign lands to you, only homelands you’ve yet to grace with your presence. You like to stare at maps, dreaming of visiting places you haven’t set your toes on yet. You’ll go just about anywhere, no matter how dangerous or unpleasant, simply because you haven’t seen it before. Easily bored with the familiar and endlessly intrigued by the unfamiliar and potentially dangerous, you are an inveterate thrill-seeker whose risk-taking behavior sometimes spills into other areas such as drugs and sex.


(May 21 – June 20)

To you, new is better than old and unfamiliar is better than familiar. You realize that life is brutally short and that it’s a waste of time to keep doing the same old things and staying in the same old places. You’d rather be surrounded by strangers than by friends. You are free-spirited by nature and hate anything that seems too easy, predictable, or “been there, done that.” Once you’ve been there and done that, you want to go somewhere else and do something else. You admire the sailors of yore who’d set out on a turbulent, unpredictable ocean, risking a horrific death in a watery grave and holding out hope that that somewhere on the other end was a new and exotic land.


(October 23 – November 21)

An anti-conformist by birth, you like to travel not to relax, but to challenge yourself with unfamiliar places, people, sights, food, and even smells. Your brand of adventurousness is a form of self-discipline, a way to challenge yourself and your fears. You want to go deep-sea diving not because you wish to see all the sights and colors but to conquer your fear of sharks and your morbid dread of the ocean’s bottomless darkness. You’ll go sky-diving not because it sounds exciting, but because you have a lifelong fear of heights. You never found home life to be especially comforting, so traveling is your way of fleeing from the thudding, suffocating conformity of what’s familiar.

5. LEO

(July 23 – August 22)

The Lion is the king of the jungle. Because of this, you are unafraid of venturing anywhere inside your jungle domain. It’s a big and beautiful jungle filled with all manner of strange creatures that are both friendly and hostile. But, being the king, you aren’t scared of anything you may encounter in the jungle. Once you venture outside the jungle, though, you are no longer the king; you’re a scared little kitten. You won’t go to the desert or the mountains or the beach—only the jungle. You justify this by saying that whales stay in the ocean and mountain goats stay in the mountains.


(February 19 – March 20)

You sit perched on the nexus between adventuresome and parochial. You don’t mind traveling, but not so far away that it feels like another planet. You like seeing new things, but you’d prefer if it’s not in a place where the people speak another language or, God forbid, use a different alphabet entirely. You’re the type who wouldn’t mind spending two nights in a motel halfway across town and calling it a “vacation.” As long as it breaks the humdrum routine of your daily life just a little bit, to you it feels like a balloon trip around the world in 80 days. In other words, you like to get away—just not very far away.


(April 20 – May 20)

Although you’re not above trying out new places, eating new foods, and hanging out with new people, you also won’t blindly throw yourself into a new situation without first doing a little bit of research. That exotic trip to Cancun sounded great until you read the US travel advisory warning that gang warfare among drug cartels has made the area temporarily unsafe. You’ve always yearned to see the Egyptian pyramids, but you refrained from buying a plane ticket to Cairo after reading about the turbulent political environment there. In short, you aren’t afraid of excitement, but you stop short once excitement crosses the line into danger.


(September 23 – October 22)

You are gripped by a fear of the unknown—just like we all are, but its grip on you is just a little tighter than it is on the rest of us—and so you navigate your life using a map of all the places you’ve already been. As a result, you tend to go to the same vacation destinations year after year. Is Disneyland really that interesting that you have to visit it 14 summers in a row? If you go to Washington, DC yet again this year, I can assure you that all the familiar buildings and monuments look exactly the same as they did last year. Just once in your life, I’d like you to play a game of “pin the tail on the donkey” with a map. Once you take off your blindfold, you should visit wherever the pin landed on the map. You might even have some fun.


(January 19 – February 18)

Some find pleasure in the exotic, while you seek solace in the familiar. You’ve created your own little comfortable bubble in the privacy of your home. You’ve filled your house with little knickknacks and souvenirs and mementos of places you’ve visited and things you’ve done, but you wouldn’t trade any of those experiences in the outside world for the basic soul-soothing feeling of knowing that there’s only one place in the world that is truly yours. Any psychologist worth their salt will tell you that people don’t necessarily seek out happiness, they seek out comfort and familiarity. You’re blessed in the sense that what’s familiar to you is also what makes you happy.


(August 23 – September 22)

Friends, family, community—all of the things you enjoy about life branch out from those basic roots. Because of this, you dread venturing out into dark and unfamiliar territory. If someone proposes a foreign vacation to you, you immediately start worrying about all the things that can go wrong: flight delays, stolen luggage, and even being arrested by hostile police who don’t even speak the same language as you do. Traveling, especially to faraway places, causes you undue anxiety because it rips you away from all the things that give you comfort. Plus, it’s way too expensive, and you’d rather spend the money improving your immediate surroundings. If you want to see what Italy looks like, you can search Google Images in your pajamas.


(June 21 – July 22)

Just like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, there is no place like home to you. You don’t even like venturing out of the house—even at your local grocer’s, you’re clicking your heels together and chanting, “There’s no place like home…there’s no place like home.” You’re not adventurous when it comes to trying out new foods, music, or ideas, either. You know what you like, and you’re sticking with it. It’s a part of your fundamental introversion. To you, life is far more interesting inside your head and in the comfort of your own home than anything the outside world could possibly offer. You would rather spend the night at home curled up with a book or your lover than do anything in the dreary, oppressive outside world.


(December 22 – January 19)

You are basically a caveman or cavewoman dragged into the modern world against your will. What’s there to see outside your cave, anyway? Trees? Wild animals? Buildings? Crowded highways? Who needs any of it? Your home keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. As long as your basic needs are met, the outside world is a nuisance to you. You have a few people in your life that are very dear to you, but otherwise, you’re a loner, a thinker, and a hermit. You are happy hunkered down in your bunker. Home is where your heart is.