When it comes to people-watching (and its astrological variation: sign spotting!), you really can’t beat the airport. There are so many intriguing people from all over the world converging at the same terminals, food courts, and painfully long security lines. In keeping with the theme of Wanderlust Week, we though it would be fun to do a roundup of how to spot each sign at the airport. Which sign is trying to charm the desk agent into a first class upgrade? Which sign is making a scene at the TSA checkpoint? Which sign just realized they forgot their passport? Read on to find out…
Aries (March 21st-April 19th): You will spot Aries quite easily because they will be causing a scene at the TSA checkpoint, debating and objecting to the safety procedures and defending the legitimacy of their luggage contents.
Taurus (April 20th-May 20th): Taurus has arrived early and is in full-on vacation mode already. You will find them relaxing at the airport bar treating themselves to a celebratory glass of champagne–or five.
Gemini (May 21st-June 20th): Gemini will be frantically attempting to get all their stuff together in the check-in line, dropping things and ranting on and on about how they can’t believe they forgot their passport.
Cancer (June 21st-July 22nd): You’ll be sure to find a Cancer in the airport bathroom, loading up on anti-anxiety pills and taking a generous swig from their flask to wash it down, hoping to quell their fear of flying.
Leo (July 23rd-August 22nd): Once you spot a Leo, there will be no question where they’re headed. They are always the people decked out in the local fashions of their destination city–flower leis, sunhat, the works!
Virgo (August 23rd-September 22nd): You will find Virgo sitting in the airport terminal a full three hours ahead of takeoff time poring over all of their maps, plans, and itineraries like a kid on Christmas morning.
Libra (September 23rd-October 22nd): Chatting it up with the front desk agent, Libra is using their charm and smooth social skills to sweet talk their way into a free first class upgrade.
Scorpio (October 23rd-November 21st): Parked at a corner table in the food court, Scorpio is sipping their coffee, pretending to be uninterested but actually closely observing everyone and everything around them.
Sagittarius (November 22nd-December 21st): Sagittarius will be telling anyone they come in contact with–from TSA agents to people next to them in line for coffee–about the crazy, exciting trip they’re about to take.
Capricorn (December 22nd-January 19th): Eagerly volunteering to get bumped from their overbooked flight, Capricorns will be happy to score a free ticket and spend a little more time on ground.
Aquarius (January 20th-February 18th): Aquarius is standing in front of the arrivals/departures board, double-checking that all of their flights are on time while striking up a friendly conversation with the person next to them about their travel plans.
Pisces (February 19th-March 20th): You might not be able to spot a Pisces in the airport–they’re never there for long–but you will hear their name being called over the loud speaker because they are about to miss their flight!
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