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Illustration: Katya Cameron

What to do in Melbourne based on your astrological sign

Use our Melbourne-inspired zodiac to (horo)scope out fun experiences in Melbourne

By Baby Bijoux
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Whether you're addicted to Co-Star, have plotted your entire birth chart or just love following zodiac-inspired Instagram meme accounts, there's no doubting astrology is so hot right now. So we thought we'd match you and your sign to great things to do around Melbourne. 

Looking for more recommendations? Here are the best restaurants, bars and things to do around Melbourne this time of year – all star signs welcome.

Astrology for Melburnians

Aries astrological illustration
Aries astrological illustration
Illustration: Katya Cameron

Aries (Mar 21–Apr 19)

Bars Melbourne

Open up your Spotify and press play on ‘Miss Independent’ by Kelly Clarkson, Rams, because you're feeling the need to break free from someone who's keeping you down. Basically, if someone's been making you feel a little less jazzy lately, it's time to let them know. Luckily, your conversation skills will be on point, so it's actually the best time to have the hard conversations. Truthfully, you'll be feeling chatty across the board, so it's a great time to lay on the charm at the office and organise something fun.

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Let's face it, right now you're more charming than Timothée Chalamet on the red carpet (no? just me? OK). So ride that wave and organise Friday night drinks with your workmates. Embrace all things daylight savings and introduce the team to cocktails with a view at State of Grace. Yes, there's often a line to get to the rooftop, so leaving at 4pm is definitely mandatory.

Taurus astrological illustration
Taurus astrological illustration
Illustration: Katya Cameron

Taurus (Apr 20–May 20)

Clubs House, disco and techno Carlton

You’ve been feeling great lately, Taureans, haven't you noticed? You're feeling healthy, your relationships are thriving, and you're even feeling creative at work. This is the universe laying some groundwork for you, in order for you to take some risks. It's time for your big move, Taurus. Knight to E5. Checkmate. Exit the board. Are you ready? You should be. 

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The planets are aligning so you can take action. You'll be making big changes across multiple areas of your life, which admittedly is exhausting. But if there's one thing we know about Taureans it's that if you work hard, you play harder. Head to Carlton's 24-hour club, Colour. It's a fresh home for club kids, ravers and night owls alike, with an impressive DJ line-up that'll knock your spangly socks off. 

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Gemini astrological illustration
Gemini astrological illustration
Illustration: Katya Cameron

Gemini (May 21–Jun 20)

Bars Cocktail bars Windsor

It’s well known that there are two sides to every Gemini, but lately you’ve been wanting to put your more serious side to bed while your n a u g h t y side goes out to play. Basically, you're up for romance, dancing and having a good time, so don’t let anyone hold you down. When that serious side lifts up its proverbial eye mask and pats the bed invitingly, ignore it. Pay close attention to the details and don't cancel plans on a whim  – you may regret it. 

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It's never too hard to convince a Gemini to treat themselves, so head to Galah for the ultimate night out, decadence included. Start out with the small-batch wines and vego snacks and transition into some Australiana-themed cocktails. As the night progresses you'll find yourself drawn to the dancefloor. Yes, this Windsor bar has a dancefloor too, making it the perfect evening spot.  

Cancer astrological illustration
Cancer astrological illustration
Illustration: Katya Cameron

Cancer (Jun 21–Jul 22)

Restaurants Cafés Armadale

Your new mantra is: "If you want my future, forget my past." In the coming weeks, you'll be looking to the past to gain insight into what's to come. You'll be craving conversations with the people who have known you the longest, but also looking forward to future opportunities, passions and expansions. How can the people who truly know you help you move forward to the next chapter? 

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You love your time at home (without it, you get crabby) so you rely on the people around you to bring you out of your sparkly shell. The universe is urging you to take the initiative and plan a date with your favourite Piscean who – let’s face it – certainly knows you the best. Head to Mammoth in Armadale and chat about life goals over lemon and buttermilk hotcakes and top-notch coffee. Don't ask me why, but five-year plans just feel so much more achievable after some breakfast ramen. 

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Leo astrological illustration
Leo astrological illustration
Illustration: Katya Cameron

Leo (Jul 23–Aug 22)

Art Southbank

How's your pace at the moment? Seems to me like you're running at full speed to a hazy horizon, without stopping to think why you're running at all. Calm down, little lion, and focus on the good. Take a step back, relax and do something creative. Listen to music, have a dance, meditate or simply sit in a café and watch the world go by. Embrace your inner Ferris Bueller and chuck a sickie to have a date with yourself. If your boss has a problem with it, send them to me. 

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There is no better place to fly solo than the National Gallery of Victoria. The NGV is home to so many pretty things, you can wander around by yourself for hours, filling your creative void while enjoying the peace and quiet. Divine. KAWS: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness is on until April and showcases works by New York artist Brian Donnelly, whose colourful cartoons and pop culture icons have taken over part of the gallery.

Virgo astrological illustration
Virgo astrological illustration
Illustration: Katya Cameron

Virgo (Aug 23–Sep 22)

Restaurants Italian Carlton

You're craving stability right now, which means it’s a great time to lay down your roots. It's an exciting new chapter in your life, so don't be surprised if you start feeling a little nervous. Right now (and always) you need to ask yourself: Who am I? What do I want? Who exactly do I want by my side? Now is the time to ponder, Virgo, even if the actions of these thoughts don't eventuate for a few months. The important decisions could be made now. 

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Time spent with your favourite Cancerian will help you ponder the big things and, let's face it, they love a bit of home-style cooking. Imagine Nonna's best pasta, wood-fired pizza cooked to perfection, your wine glass being topped up before you even need to ask... that's what you get at Carlton’s Mr Pietro. Forget the big questions, the only thing you'll be deciding here is whether to try the duck ragu or the puttanesca pizza.

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Libra astrological illustration
Libra astrological illustration
Illustration: Katya Cameron

Libra (Sep 23–Oct 22)

This time of year brings a bounty of luck and opportunities to Librans – however the flip side is there'll be extra work to do at home or in the office. Balance this out with some of your Libran creativity and find some fun in your tasks. As my favourite Libran Julie Andrews once told us, "In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun and snap! The job's a game!" Ride that wave. 

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The weather is fine and you’re in the mood to socialise – which means a bar crawl up Smith Street is in order. Start at the Birmingham Hotel and line your stomach with a hearty parma, before getting your cocktail fix at Dingo's and Above Board, respectively. Have one last drink at the Grace Darling Hotel before deciding whether Yah Yahs, Sircuit or the Lame Duck will wear out your dancing shoes for the night. 

Scorpio astrological illustration
Scorpio astrological illustration
Illustration: Katya Cameron

Scorpio (Oct 23–Nov 21)

Scorpio season and beyond, what a time to be alive. Libra season can cause you to feel a little uneasy and unsure, but as we enter Scorpion territory and the year that follows, it's your time to shine. The planetary alignment means you’ll be feeling restless, so keep up the physical and mental exercise. But soon, it's your social season! Grab your mates and head out on the town, you'll be feeling very friendly (and, as always, very sexy). 

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It’s normal to feel a little tightly wound as the end of the year approaches, which is why trying out some hot yoga will ease your mind and your soul before party season starts. Soon you’ll be ready to let loose, and Bar Tini is the perfect spot for you. Fall in love with the colourful cocktails and snack on tapas faves like croquettes, nduja-fried olives and natural rock oysters (YOLO, am I right?).

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Sagittarius astrological illustration
Sagittarius astrological illustration
Illustration: Katya Cameron

Sagittarius (Nov 22–Dec 21)

Restaurants Seafood

Remember when Elle Woods decided she wanted to get into Harvard, so she studied for the LSATs, got in and when Warner was surprised she said, "What, like it's hard?" That's your vibe right now, Archer. Pull that arrow back and fire into the future – because now it’s time to pursue all your goals and dreams. Relationships, work, travel... if you dream it, you can make it happen. Not sure what you want? Meditation should help you with that – and a change of scenery wouldn't go astray either. 

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Get outta town! No really, get out of town. You need your R&R with an ocean view, thank you very much, so get up early and head down the coast for a day trip. Visit Erskine Falls, a massive waterfall near Lorne that'll help calm, centre and inspire you. On your way home, pop into Captain Moonlite in Anglesea, it'll give you your fresh seafood fix with plenty of salt, lemon and a lick of aioli.

Capricorn astrological illustrations
Capricorn astrological illustrations
Illustration: Katya Cameron

Capricorn (Dec 22–Jan 19)

Restaurants Chinese Melbourne

Capricorn, is the glass half full or half empty? Or perhaps I should ask you what that glass is filled with? Something in your life has run its course, and it’s now time to let it go. Sure it's sad, but it'll make way for lovely new beginnings – so try not to get too down. Don't waste your energy holding onto something that isn't right, shift your focus onto the good. 

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You're prone to getting lost in your own thoughts, which is why you can often prefer a bustling and crowded restaurant to a quiet suburban eatery. Try out Crystal Jade, a Cantonese restaurant in the CBD that is always packed out for lunch and dinner and frankly, you'll understand why. These dishes are best served family style, so grab your best mates and head in for yum cha where you can stuff yourselves silly.

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Aquarius astrological illustrations
Aquarius astrological illustrations
Illustration: Katya Cameron

Aquarius (Jan 20–Feb 18)

Things to do

Justin Timberlake (et al) once told us, "What goes around, comes back around." So what exactly does your karmic debt look like? Your planetary energy is zeroing in on your overall experience in this world, so expect some validation, intense emotional encounters and maybe even a blast from the past. If you're feeling a little boxed in, spiritually, try something new. Switch up your usual hang out, your go-to lunch or even try a movie you would never normally pick. The world is your oyster!

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You'll be craving deep and meaningful conversations, but you'll also be itching to try something new. Time to visit Footscray, one of Time Out’s newly crowned coolest neighbourhoods in the world. It’s home to a bounty of cuisines, from Ethiopian to Vietnamese, hot pies to even hotter pho. Try the broken rice at Tan Thanh Loi or just about anything atop the soured injera at Konjo Café. Once you've been fed, be watered at Mr West, which features one of the best beer and cocktail selections on the west side. 

Pisces astrological illustration
Pisces astrological illustration
Illustration: Katya Cameron

Pisces (Feb 19-Mar 20)

Restaurants Cafés Williamstown

Are you listening to yourself, little fish? You're the most psychic of all the signs, but are you really picking up what the universe is putting down? Neptune is practically screeching at you to be more direct, so if you're honest and open with people you will be rewarded with smooth transitions and quick healing. The universe is prescribing you with some much-needed alone time, so please ensure you get your script filled by treating yourself. While you’re at it, don’t you dare feel guilty – your soul just needs a little TLC. 

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When you're not sure where to go, water is always the answer. Why drive down the coast when Williamstown is a stone's throw away? Kodama is the Willy staple that is always packed with coffee-lovers and their pups, so grab your brekkie there before driving down to the Williamstown Botanic Gardens. Park there and enjoy one of Victoria's oldest public gardens, before grabbing a spot on the shore for a spot of quiet reading and contemplation.

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