Your zodiac sign can tell you about much more than your love life—it can help you become better at packing. Whether it’s being hyper-organized or ready for anything, there’s a lot of overlap between travelers’ personalities and their packing styles. The following tips are tailored to your zodiac sign, taking into account the different tendencies and priorities of each astrological sign. Read on to discover your packing personality profile as well as advice for overcoming your packing challenges. .
Zodiac Sign Packing Tips
Aries (March 21st – April 19th)
As an Aries, you are highly ambitious and driven, but often start more projects than you can finish. When it comes to packing, you might think you’ve got it all figured out ahead of time, but your impatience often gets the best of you and you find yourself rushing to get it over with and get on with the trip.
Packing Tip: You are naturally organized, but need to take your time. Make a list and stick to it. And make sure every item you’re packing is something you’ll end up using more than once.
Taurus (April 20th – May 20th)
If Taurus is your zodiac sign, you may be a chronic overpacker. Your naturally stubborn nature makes it hard to decide what’s worth keeping and what’s best left at home. This means you often end up with a heavy overstuffed suitcase … and no room for souvenirs.
Packing Tip: Evaluate the usefulness of every item you’re packing, and let go of “just-in-case” items. Invest in multi-purpose gear like the Oaxis Air Scale that can weigh your bag and charge your phone, or the ScottEVest hoodie, which can help you carry all your essentials onto the plane.
Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)
When you’re a Gemini, packing a suitcase is no easy task. Indecisiveness is often the biggest obstacle, and can make it hard to get and stay organized on a trip.
Packing Tip: Set your natural creative intuition aside and commit to getting organized. The easiest way to do this is with a bag that does all the work for you. Some of our favorite bags are designed with organization in mind. For instance, the Genius Pack has labeled pockets plus a packing list stitched right into the luggage itself.
Cancer (June 21st – July 22nd)
As a Cancer, you are naturally sentimental, and the precious memories you make on a trip mean a lot to you. You naturally treasure every moment of a trip, which is great, but this tendency can make you a bit of hoarder on the souvenir front.
Packing Tip: Cancers should always leave extra room for the souvenirs. But you can also do a lot more during the trip to minimize how much you’re toting home. At the end of each day on your travels, look at what you’ve collected and decide what’s actually important to bring back. We’re guessing you don’t need the receipt from that restaurant or the museum brochure you’re definitely never going to look at again.
Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd)
As a confident Leo zodiac sign, you are prone to putting things off to the last-minute—especially when it comes to packing. Often you know exactly what you’re planning to pack, but when crunch-time hits, you’re prone to forgetting the important stuff.
Packing Tip: Fight your instincts to delay and start packing for your trip way ahead of schedule. Set aside everything you know you’ll want to bring and try to get ready to go at least one or two days in advance. This will give you plenty of time to remember those last-minute items.
Virgo (August 23rd – September 22nd)
Virgos take pleasure in staying organized, so chances are you’re already an expert when it comes to packing. You know the pros and cons of rolling vs. folding and have clear packing goals for each trip.
Packing Tip: Every true Virgo knows there’s always room to be even more organized. Investing in tools like packing cubes, seat-back organizers, and anything with multiple secret compartments will help you pack with pleasure. Especially if that particular product can hang anywhere and folds up small like a small hanging cosmetic bag.
Libra (September 23rd – October 22nd)
As lovers of balance, Libras tend to be very organized when it comes to packing, but suffer from some indecisiveness. Weighing the pros and cons of each item can be a tough task for a Libra with limited space, but there are ways to use this indecisiveness to your advantage.
Packing Tip: Libras love to surround themselves in beautiful things, so when it comes to packing, you should invest in higher quality luggage and clothes. Investing in a chic duffel bag, fancy toiletry kit, and well-made clothing will motivate you while you pack and make it much easier to decide what’s worth bringing.
Scorpio (October 23rd – November 21st)
As a determined Scorpio, you are typically on top of your packing routine. You’ve done all the research and know every packing hack in the book. Your resourcefulness makes you a big fan of DIY tricks, and you’re always happy to share your tips with friends.
Packing Tip: Just because you’ve figured out how to fit everything into your suitcase doesn’t mean you need to bring your whole closet. Make this your packing mantra: ”I’m not going to pack as much as I can, but rather only what I need.” Repeat as necessary.
Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 21st)
As a Sagittarius, you are prone to sentimentality, and your biggest packing challenge is choosing items for their utility, not for your emotional attachment to them. When you’re deciding what to bring, try to imagine whether you will actually use that item.
Packing Tip: Because you form strong attachments to place, you like to bring back beautiful reminders on your travels. Save space for souvenirs on the way back by bringing only what you need on the way there. .
Capricorn (December 22nd – January 19th)
As a responsible Capricorn zodiac sign, you are always on top of packing. You keep things organized and are always prepared for the worst—sometimes too prepared.
Packing Tip: Before you pack, think about your destination. Decide whether you can get emergency items while you’re traveling and what the average cost would be. If it can be found easily for a reasonable price at your destination, there’s no need to waste room in your suitcase for something you only maybe might use.
Aquarius (January 20th – February 18th)
If you’re an Aquarius, packing probably does not come naturally to you. You might know exactly what you want to bring, but the actual act of packing might bore you. You have a tendency to leave packing to the last-minute, and often end up forgetting the things on your mental list.
Packing Tip: Write down everything you want to bring. Keep a running list and try to leave time for last-minute inspiration. You might need a little help staying organized, so it’s a good idea to invest in packing cubes.
Pisces (February 19th – March 20th)
As Pisces as your zodiac sign, you are naturally attracted to gear and are always looking to get your hands on the latest gadget. There’s plenty of exciting new technology on the market for travelers, but be careful to not pack too much.
Packing Tip: We love testing out the latest in travel technology and you should too, but take time in advance to evaluate what will actually be useful on your trip, so you don’t fill up your suitcase with gadgets you’ll only use once. And if you’re looking for a specific tool, make sure to double-check you’re not missing out on any travel-sized options.
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Jamie Ditaranto is a writer and photographer who is always looking for her next adventure. Follow her on Twitter @jamieditaranto.