Astrology

Whether you truly believe, or believe it’s unbelievable, the world of astrology is something fun to look into every now and again.

The parameters of this not-so-scientific science are a bit cloudy, and only true astrology devotees can decipher what it means when Mercury is rising, Saturn is ruling, or the moon is in the seventh house. So, we simplified things for you — you’re welcome — and filled you in on where you should visit in the area based on your astrological sign.

Aries: The Ram

March 21 to April 19

Strengths: Bold, dedicated, confident, eager, optimistic, passionate

Aries have a strong competitive streak in them. They’re the first sign in the zodiac, and therefore love to make a splash and come in first in everything from professional tasks to sports competitions. Aries value speed and energy in their activities.

The A.C. Central Pier & Speedway is the perfect place for an Aries to express their competitive side and need-for-speed. The beloved arcade has a ton of new and old-school games and a NASCAR-style track for go-kart racing.

Located at 1400 Boardwalk, Atlantic City. Go to CentralPier.us.

Taurus: The Bull

April 20 to May 10

Strengths: Dependable, grounded, frugal, patient

Taurus is one of the most grounded and tactile of the astrological signs. Because of that, Tauruses are very physical, and put importance on the senses of touch and taste. They have a love of the material world that complements their ability to work hard to enjoy the fruits of their labor.

A Taurus would very much enjoy the food and look of Girasole in Atlantic City. Girasole offers some of the best food in A.C., appealing to a Taurus’ sense of taste. It also has a gorgeous interior, with Versace designs, big, plush pillows and vibrant fabrics. It all comes together to be a tactile, sensual home run for a Taurus.

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ATS dining Girasole

Girasole in Atlantic City has delicious, authentic Italian dishes.

Located at 3108 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City. Go to MyGirasole.com.

Gemini: The Twins

May 21 to June 20

Strengths: Inquisitive, loving, gentle, adaptable

Geminis are always on the hunt for something fun to do. They’re very social and tend to have a fascination with the world around them. Of course, Geminis are known as “The Twins” for a reason, as their personalities tend to change rapidly from boisterous to serious. With a Gemini, you never know what you’re going to get.

The capricious nature of a Gemini’s interest makes a casino the ideal spot for a night out. We suggest heading to Tropicana Atlantic City, because of its wide variety of food options and nightclubs. Geminis can jump from club to club, depending on what strikes their fancy in the moment.

Located at 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City. Go to Tropicana.net.

Cancer: The Crab

June 21 to July 22

Strengths: Creative, sensitive, captivating, empathetic, loyal

Cancers are known for their emotional and sensitive nature, which makes them intuitive and able to empathize with people very easily. While they need emotional support, they also give emotional support and are wonderful friends to those who are close to them.

Cancers tend to like quiet, more low-energy activities. So, an art gallery is just the place for an introspective Cancer. We suggest heading to the Holtzman Gallery at the Katz JCC in Margate. Taking time to really appreciate this work is right up the alley of a creative Cancer.

Located at 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate. Go to HoltzmanGallery.com.

Leo: The Lion

July 23 to Aug. 22

Strengths: Loving, happy, funny, creative, fierce

Leos are some of the most boisterous people you’ll meet. They tend to fit the “theater kid” archetype, and are dramatic, confident, self-assured and dominating. The connection between “Leo” and “lion” is fitting, since they tend to be strong, ferocious leaders.

A Leo would have no problem taking the stage at a karaoke club. At Planet Rose in Tropicana, a Leo can be center stage for a song or two, allowing their creativity and expressiveness to shine.

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Planet Rose

Planet Rose in Tropicana is the only bar in the area that exclusively offers karaoke every day of the week.

Located at 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City. Go to Tropicana.net.

Virgo: The Virgin

Aug. 23 to Sept. 22

Strengths: Practical, kind, strong, organized

Virgos are very careful and detail-oriented. They have strong personalities and favor environments that are orderly and clean. Chaos and disorder are things Virgos try to avoid, and being an Earth sign, they have a strong connection to the natural world.

A hike through Wharton State Forest might be just what the doctor ordered for a Virgo. Because Virgos love nature and can get caught up in details they have no control over, a mind-clearing, peaceful walk through South Jersey’s famed Pine Barrens is a great place for a Virgo to unwind.

Trails can be found at Batsto Village, 31 Batsto Road, Hammonton. Go to Batsto Village.org.

Libra: The Scales

Sept. 23 to Oct. 22

Strengths: Collaborative, even-minded, fair, social

Libras are incredibly social and love to be around others who challenge their point of view. They love a good book, a healthy debate or a thought-provoking discussion. A Libra’s collaborative personality allows them to be fair and balanced when engaging in dialogue with others.

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Enlightened Cafe

Enlightened Cafe, founded by the Hansen Foundation, opened in Ventnor two weeks ago, serving organic juices, smoothies and food to patrons. Profits go back to the foundation, which provides addiction recovery and treatment across South Jersey. Sunday, June 23

The environment at Enlightenment Café in Ventnor would be heaven to a Libra. This coffee shop and café is dedicated to nourishing the community, and hosts many live music and poetry events, plus yoga and meditation classes. The open and communicative atmosphere here is just what a Libra thrives on.

Located at 6414 Ventnor Ave., Ventnor. Find Enlightenment Café on Facebook.

Scorpio: The Scorpion

Oct. 23 to Nov. 21

Strengths: Courageous, determined, faithful, resourceful

Scorpios are typically assertive and determined, very willing to take the lead in any and all situations. They also have a dedication to find the truth, and usually turn to research to unravel mysteries.

These traits make a Scorpio the perfect person to take on an escape room. At Escape AC in Tropicana, a group is asked to follow a trail of clues laid around the room to unlock several bolts to escape the room. Since Scorpios are such natural leaders and incredibly resourceful, they would thrive in the high-pressure environment of an escape room.

Located at 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City. Go to Tropicana.net.

Sagittarius: The Archer

Nov. 22 to Dec. 21

Strengths: Giving, funny, idealistic

The ruling planet of Sagittarius is Jupiter, the largest in our solar system, leading them to be open-minded, boundless and curious. Sagittariuses love travel and are always trying to expand their world, seeing the big picture as opposed to small details. They also happen to have a fantastic sense of humor.

A Sagittarius would have a roaring time at a comedy club, as it’s a place where different viewpoints are openly expressed and a strong funny bone is expected, which appeals to the open-mindedness and humor of the sign.

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music box

The Borgata Comedy Club, left, has just been taken over by Chris and Steve Mazzilli, who run Gotham Comedy Club in New York City. Meanwhile, the Atlantic City Comedy Club, near left, has moved from The Playground Pier to Tropicana’s Kiss Kiss Nightclub.

Located at 1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City. Go to TheBorgata.com.

Capricorn: The Goat

Dec. 22 to Jan. 19

Strengths: Driven, polite, self-controled, practical

Capricorn is one of the more serious astrological signs. Capricorns are independent, responsible and traditional, with the ability to manage their professional and personal lives with an ease that comes from their great ability for self-control. They also make excellent leaders because of their capable and practical plans.

A dinner at Café 2825 in Atlantic City is so fancy and takes so much planning, that perhaps only a Capricorn could take it on. This lauded restaurant is one of Atlantic City’s finest, which makes it nearly impossible to get a reservation … unless, of course, you’re a Capricorn, who would surely book a reservation months in advance. Plus, a Capricorn would definitely be able to act with decorum at this classy restaurant.

Located at 2825 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City. Go to Cafe2825.com.

Aquarius: The Water Bearer

Jan. 20 to Feb. 18

Strengths: Open-minded, one-of-a-kind, charitable, peaceful

While an Aquarius may have a tendency to keep their thoughts to themselves, they also are very devoted to equality and helping others and can, therefore, be motivated and energetic. Aquariuses are usually empaths, which means they adapt to the energies around them. Because of that, it’s important for them to take some time to be alone and decompress.

The Qua Baths And Spa at Caesars Atlantic City are heaven to an Aquarius. The quiet and solitude of a spa speaks to an Aquarius’ need for alone time. Also, the baths at this spa are perfectly suited for the water sign.

Caesars is located at 2100 Pacific Ave., Atlantic City. Go to Caesars.com/Atlantic City.

Pisces: The Fish

Feb. 19 to March 20

Strengths: Gentle, understanding, compassionate, artistic, kind

There’s a reason why the image of a Pisces is two fish swimming around each other in a yin-and-yang style — Pisces is one of the most peaceful and easy-going zodiac signs. They are incredibly friendly and selfless, and find it easy to connect with others thanks to their empathetic nature, but also greatly enjoy being alone. Pisces tend to have a strong artistic side, as well, and, as water signs, enjoy swimming.

Perhaps the best place for a Pisces to spend the day is the Ocean City Aquatic and Fitness Center. Within this sprawling complex is a historical museum, an arts center, a gym with great group classes, a public library and, of course, a pool. At the Center, a Pisces can enjoy the company of others in a fitness class, contemplate art at the gallery, spend some alone time in the library, or, make like an actual fish and take a dip in the pool.

Located at 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City. Go to OCNJ.us.

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