by Rachel Taylor Geier
Happy April! Spring has sprung and most of the major planets are still moving forward, changing houses as they do, and propelling us all forward into a more optimistic future. Mercury, the Sun, and Venus are all partying in the same house at the beginning of the month, drawing your heart, mind, and soul all into one particular area of life. Don’t be afraid to take an ambitious plunge into the depths of your imagination. One of the most unique aspects of April is that Pluto will be going retrograde (April 27th). Pluto rules the way we think and how we process the world around us. When he is in retrograde, it is a time to review some of the past lessons we have learned and how, exactly, they have changed the way we view our lives. What have you learned over the past year? Are there lessons that you can take well into the future? Have your values changed? Use these insights to create a new path forward in the coming months and perhaps even years.
Aries (March 21-April 19) HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
April 3rd – Mercury joins the Sun and Venus in your 1st house of identity. Aries – this month is all about you and doing what you do best: Getting things done! Revisit those New Year’s Resolutions. You may have put some of these items on the backburner during the winter months. With Mercury, the Sun, and Venus all in your 1st house, now is the best time to roll up your sleeves and get to work on your most important goals. Write about them on your flute blog! Discuss the creative process and any helpful resources you have found along the way.
April 11th – A New Moon appears in your 1st house of identity. A new opportunity may present itself in connection with efforts made at beginning of the month. You may have one of those great lightbulb moments and find an awesome new idea for a recital series or set of masterclasses. You may also catch the attention of a conductor or publisher who could offer a wonderful opportunity to collaborate.
April 14th – Venus moves into your 2nd house of income. Venus this month will help you attract a bit, fat promotion! Your work ethic is very impressive at the moment and your supervisors are taking notice. This is the best time to make your case for a raise, or at least higher-level work opportunities. You’ve earned that principal chair!
April 19th – Mercury and the Sun move into your 2nd house of income. You may have had to be a bit quiet about your promotion until the ink was on the paper (or seating assignments posted), but when the Mercury and Sun move houses, this is your green light to post a Facebook brag. Share your excitement with your friends, colleagues, and family. What new ideas will you bring to the table in your new gig?
April 23rd – Mars moves into your 4th house of home and family. Your attention will shift onto home and/or studio renovation projects when Mars moves signs. Rearrange the furniture! Remove all anything that doesn’t spark joy (as Marie Condo would say). Can you create more space in your practice area? Do you have sufficient lighting? What can you do to lighten, brighten, and streamline your space?
April 26th – A Full Moon appears in your 8th house of banking and finance. You may be making the final payment on an educational loan or finally paying off your new flute. Congrats! You made it! Remember to keep any final receipts for possible tax write offs next year.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
April 3rd – Mercury joins the Sun and Venus in your 12th house of behind-the-scenes activities. You will be on a practice journey this month, Taurus. Not only will you be practicing everything from scales, to etudes you normally avoid, to new and old repertoire (and everything in between), but you will also be looking into better ways to approach practice time. Mercury will ask you to share your insights on your flute blog. How do you make practicing fun?
April 11th – A New Moon appears in your 12th house of behind-the-scenes activities. You will likely find a really great piece of repertoire around the time of this New Moon that both challenges you and inspires you. Program it on your next recital! Learning this new piece will not be easy, but you are definitely up for the challenge.
April 14th – Venus moves into your 1st house of identity. Treat yo’ self, Taurus. You have been working too hard this month. You deserve some retail therapy! Pick up some interesting new music, flashy new flute accessories, new recording equipment, or a beautiful new flute bag. If you’ve got the coin available, this is also a great time to start shopping for new flutes (even if only window shopping).
April 19th – Mercury and the Sun move into your 1st house of identity. This is a great time to get philosophical on your flute blog. Think about all of the reasons that you love music. Why did you choose to play the flute? What are your most memorable experiences as a flutist? Who are your musical idols? If you could perform anywhere with any group, where would it be and why? Tell your story!
April 23rd – Mars moves into your 3rd house of communication. Mars will encourage you to write up a storm. Have you always wanted to write an article or a book? This is a great time to start putting your thoughts together in an outline. If you are not ready to pursue a publication, test out your ideas on your flute blog and solicit feedback.
April 26th – A Full Moon appears in your 7th house of relationships. There may be a toxic relationship in your environment that needs to change or possibly even end around the time of this Full Moon. Do you have a student that just does not want to practice? Do they seem disinterested in music and even more so in the flute? This would be a great time to have honest conversation with them. They may be feeling pressure from well-meaning parents or college advisors to pursue extra-curricular activities that do not actually interest them. Or perhaps the problem is more simple – they are impatient with the Rubank method and really want to play more familiar music. Create a better balance between necessary studies and music that inspires them.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
April 3rd – Mercury joins the Sun and Venus in your 11th house of groups and communities. If you have always wanted to start your own chamber group (large or small), now is the time to start contacting folks and scheduling auditions (or at least informal gig sessions). You are in the mood to make new connections and read through some interesting new repertoire. Use your famous Gemini power to make connections and meet fabulous new musicians.
April 11th – A New Moon appears in your 11th house of groups and communities. You may be asked to sub for a local orchestra around the time of this New Moon. This will be a great opportunity to meet even more musicians in your community and discuss possible collaborations. Put your best foot forward in this group as you will likely be asked to sub again in the future.
April 14th – Venus moves into your 12th house of behind-the-scenes activities. This is a great time to practice music that inspires you. Pull up some of your old favorites and ones that bring back happy memories of past performances. Play from the heart. Save the scales and Jean Jean etudes for another time.
April 19th – Mercury and the Sun move into your 12th house of behind-the-scenes activities. Use this energy to reimagine your practice routine. Do you always practice the same way with the same types of exercises? Change it up! Practice in reverse order. Find an interesting new set of technical etudes, tone studies, or articulation styles. Practice in a new location and at a different time of day. Write about your insights on your flute blog. What works best for you? What has been challenging?
April 23rd – Mars moves into your 2nd house of income. Mars is going to encourage you to apply to new jobs. Not because there is anything wrong with your current job, but because you feel unstoppable at the moment and ready for a crazy new challenge. Audition for groups that you might believe operate above your skill level. You might surprise yourself. Just preparing for such an audition is an accomplishment in itself! Dream big.
April 26th – A Full Moon appears in your 6th house of daily work and health routines. One of your daily responsibilities has become unmanageable. This Full Moon will help you reevaluate the need for this commitment in your life. You may need to take a step back (at least for now) while you manage life’s other challenges. Is this something that you could delegate to someone else? Do you really need to participate on this particular committee or panel? How else can you streamline your schedule?
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
April 3rd – Mercury joins the Sun and Venus in your 10th house of career goals. This will be quite a magical month when it comes to your career. Goals that you thought were out of your reach or that had reached their expiration date long ago may now be possible. Now is the time to act, Cancer. Apply to everything, even if there are a million reasons not to. Venus and the Sun are making you super charismatic this month. Use this power win over audition panels and interview committees. Openly discuss your passion for music and where you honestly want to take your career in both the longer term and shorter term.
April 11th – A New Moon appears in your 10th house of career goals. This is the gift that the Universe has been trying to lead you to all month (and quite possibly since the beginning of the year)! It is likely that you will be offered a very important new job, or at least a pivotal promotional opportunity at your current job. You are ready for this new opportunity! March right up to that principal seat and play out fearlessly. Put your craziest, most innovative teaching techniques into practice with your new students.
April 14th – Venus moves into your 11th house of groups and communities. Your new career opportunity will likely connect you with groups of other like-minded people. Can you start up a chamber ensemble with your new friends? Get to know the members of your new orchestra. Are there any other collaborative opportunities?
April 19th – Mercury and the Sun move into your 11th house of groups and communities. You will be very popular in your performing groups when Mercury and the Sun shift signs. The planetary energy this month suggests that you are brimming with confidence, which is also showing through in your playing. You are fierce, focused, and ready to own the stage. Other musicians are taking note and are impressed by your bravado.
April 23rd – Mars moves into your 1st house of identity. You finally feel in control of your life and now have the energy to work on some of those New Year’s Resolutions that have fallen off your radar. Mars will help you roll up your sleeves to achieve your most important goals. Start with the end in mind and devise practical action steps to get from where you are to where you want to be. How much practice time will you need to reserve to perform a full recital by August? Start booking an accompanist and recital hall.
April 26th – A Full Moon appears in your 5th house of creativity and joy. You may need to rethink some of your work on a creative project around the time of this Full Moon. Something just isn’t working. If it is a composition, reconsider that second movement or the length of the development section in the opening movement. Ask a trusted colleague to serve as a second pair of eyes. Revise, proofread, and streamline. You may be overthinking your work.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
April 3rd – Mercury joins the Sun and Venus in your 9th house of travel and higher education. You are ready to embark on an exciting new course of study. It may be a new degree program (go ahead and apply to the Ph.D. in Musicology!), an intensive summer teaching program, or even just learning a new language in preparation for a trip that you are hoping to take in the near future. These planets will help you research your chosen subject in-depth and you will likely come out of this period with important new lessons that you can take well into the future.
April 11th – A New Moon appears in your 9th house of travel and higher education. The Universe is about to reward you for your research with a fabulous new opportunity. If you applied to a degree program recently, you may find an acceptance letter in your mailbox around the time of this New Moon. You may find a wonderful online program available at your local community college that will help you explore new ways of thinking about your chosen subject. Follow the lead of the Universe.
April 14th – Venus moves into your 10th house of career goals. Take a critical look at your career goals. Write them all down, no matter how big or how small. How many of these goals were made at the suggestion of somebody else? If time, space, and money were not a factor, would you still pursue these goals? Which goals make you truly happy? Get rid of any outdated goals and replace them with other ambitions that bring you joy. Create a vision board! Even if it is just a picture of you performing on a large beautiful stage – If you dream it, you can manifest it!
April 19th – Mercury and the Sun move into your 10th house of career goals. Equipped with your vision board, Mercury and the Sun will help you start working on your new career goals. Write about them on your flute blog. Contact others who may help you achieve these goals. Research the next steps. As Anna says on Frozen II, just plan to do “the next right thing.”
April 23rd – Mars moves into your 12th house of behind-the-scenes activities. Practice, practice, practice, take a break, and then practice some more. Mars will have you camping out in the practice room at the end of the month. Start prepping for your next recital. Woodshed those pesky technical runs in your orchestra music. Invest some slow, deliberate time deconstructing your orchestral excerpts. Chunk it. Transpose it. Play it backwards and upside down.
April 26th – A Full Moon appears in your 4th house of home and family. Something in your home environment is not working at the moment. Are overlapping schedules creating a degree of unavoidable conflict with other family members? This is a great time to sit down and work it out. Come to a few compromises when it comes to activities that have a bit of flexibility. Practice when your family isn’t trying to have competing Zoom conferences or working on something that requires a large degree of focus. Find those win-win situations for everybody!
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
April 3rd – Mercury joins the Sun and Venus in your 8th house of banking and finance. Do you want to purchase a new flute, Virgo? Now is the time! This combination of planets will help you think first about devising a practical way to pay for your dream instrument. You are eager to find the best savings and payment plans that work for your current level of income. You may even want to set up a meeting with your local banking institution to see if there are any other financing or loan programs available to you that are easier to navigate than options available from the manufacturer. Create a reasonable plan moving forward.
April 11th – A New Moon appears in your 8th house of banking and finance. With your savings plan in place, it is time to shop! The New Moon will help you find your dream instrument. Participate in trial programs. Try out all types of makes and models with various bells and whistles. Like finding a wand in the Wizarding World, your dream flute will likely choose you through planning, intuition, and planetary good luck.
April 14th – Venus moves into your 9th house of travel and higher education. You will be dreaming of taking a trip to the beach when Venus shifts signs. If feasible, take a day trip to the waves (pack a picnic!). If not, start dreaming of your ideal trip. Where would you like to go (if travel restrictions weren’t a thing)? What sites would you like to see? What concerts would you like to attend? What musicians would you like to meet? Dream big and start planning!
April 19th – Mercury and the Sun move into your 9th house of travel and higher education. Mercury and the Sun are going to help make your travel daydreams into reality (even if in the future). Create a budget. Plan out the best times of year to go. Do you have enough vacation time? Can you take a break from rehearsals in the winter months if travel restrictions are removed later in the year? What do you need to take the adventure of a lifetime?
April 23rd – Mars moves into your 11th house of groups and communities. Schedule those pesky extra rehearsals when Mars moves signs. Need to do a bit of woodshedding with your flute section? Schedule it at the end of the month. Mars will help you work out even the most complicated technical passages or sensitive intonation issues. Mars tends to get frustrated easily so try to approach these gatherings with a bit of patience.
April 26th – A Full Moon appears in your 3rd house of communication. Writer’s block, Virgo? If you are working on a book or article, you may find yourself stuck trying to tie a smaller idea to your larger thesis. Spend some quiet time proofreading. If you need to, send your work to a trusted colleague for a second pair of eyes. Streamline what can be streamlined and remove anything that doesn’t add to your work.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
April 3rd – Mercury joins the Sun and Venus in your 7th house of relationships. You will be a social butterfly at the beginning of the month, Libra. Connect with old flute friends! What are they working on? How are their Zoom lessons going? Make new flute friends by attending flute workshops and commenting on online flute forums. Write your own interesting flute blogs and exchange ideas with contacts old and new.
April 11th – A New Moon appears in your 7th house of relationships. You will make an important new friend around the time of this New Moon. Perhaps one of your fellow flutists has connected you with a conductor searching for a flutist or a school administrator looking to hire a flute instructor. Schedule a virtual coffee chat with this person to discuss the possibility of collaborative or professional projects.
April 14th – Venus moves into your 8th house of banking and finances. Thinking about purchasing a new flute? This is a really good time to attract the financial resources to make that happen. Have a chat with your banking institution about the possibility of short-term loans or financing programs. Are there places to cut expenses in your budget to save up for your new instrument? Do you have a wealthy family member willing to help you out? Start budgeting and searching for a savings plan.
April 19th – Mercury and the Sun move into your 8th house of banking and finances. With Mercury and the Sun in your 8th house, this is a great time to sign any official loan documents and set up any well-thought-out payment plans. Make sure to read all of the fine print and add all installment payments to your calendar. And, of course, once the ink is on the paper, start shopping!
April 23rd – Mars moves into your 10th house of career goals. Mars will ask you to reexamine your career goals and get to work on reimagined action plans for your most important objectives. Where would you like to be in your career in the next year? Next five years? Next 10 years? What are the most important steps you can take right now to make the most substantial progress?
April 26th – A Full Moon appears in your 2nd house of income. You may be searching for a new job around the time of this Full Moon. Are you not challenged enough in your current position? Are there specific tasks that really drain your time and energy? If you had your ideal schedule and type of work, what would it look like? Finally, and most importantly, are there any jobs out there right now that look anything like your ideal? Apply!
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
April 3rd – Mercury joins the Sun and Venus in your 6th house of daily work and health routines. Time to put that famous Scorpio intensity to the test! You will be very busy at the beginning of the month but, unlike other busy times when you have suffered silently just trying to survive, this month you will be very thoughtful about your use of time and resources. Channel the ambition of an Aries and the efficiency of a Virgo to get everything done on time, and as exceptionally perfect as you know you can make it. You will happily check everything off of your to-do list each and every day.
April 11th – A New Moon appears in your 6th house of daily work and health routines. You may find a new responsibility added to your plate at work around the time of this New Moon. You are more than happy to add this to your schedule. There is a lot value in this new commitment and you are excited to put in the work to make it happen. Perhaps you have been asked to adjudicate a high school flute solo competition for your local youth orchestra or serve on a panel discussion at an upcoming conference. Make the most out of all the connections you make at this time.
April 14th – Venus moves into your 7th house of relationships. You will be very popular when Venus moves into your relationship house. Other musicians are listening carefully to what you have to say and you might find yourself being asked for advice from other flutists. Share your story! What have you learned over the course of your career that may help another up-and-coming flutist navigate their own career?
April 19th – Mercury and the Sun move into your 7th house of relationships. Spend some time reconnecting with some of your old musician friends. What are they up to? How are they navigating the world of online teaching? What are their plans for the upcoming school year or concert season? Are there any opportunities to collaborate in the future?
April 23rd – Mars moves into your 9th house of travel and higher education. You may have been considering a new course of study recently and, with Mars in the 9th house, are finally reading to embark on your educational journey. Are you learning a second language? Sign up for classes at your local community college! Are you thinking about pursuing a new degree program? Schedule a meeting with a college counselor to discuss what careers this degree may lead to in the future.
April 26th – A Full Moon appears in your 1st house of identity. You may want to reinvent yourself around the time of this Full Moon. What are you most grateful for in your life? What isn’t working out so well? What can you do to improve things for yourself? Is it a new career path? A new job? Or maybe even just a haircut? If it doesn’t bring you joy, get rid of it and make more time and space for the things you love the most.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
April 3rd – Mercury joins the Sun and Venus in your 5th house of creativity and joy. Break out the manuscript paper or the video camera because you will be super creative at the beginning of the month. You have a great idea for something the flute world currently needs and would truly love! Start brainstorming your ideas. What resources will you need to create your masterpiece? What inspires your work? Is there a trusted flute friend or advisor you can bounce ideas off? Start planning.
April 11th – A New Moon appears in your 5th house of creativity and joy. You may now have a rough draft or a sketch of what your creative endeavor will look like. Nice work! Is it everything you want it to be? Do you have a plan to work on the details? If you are composing a piece of music, do you know how many movements your work will have? What is the instrumentation? Have you played through your first few notes? This New Moon will encourage you to test out new ideas, no matter how great or small. Keep an open mind.
April 14th – Venus moves into your 6th house of daily work and health routines. Whistle while you work when Venus moves signs. Okay, maybe not literally, but try to organize your schedule to only devote time to the things that you truly enjoy (practice, performing, chatting with trusted friends, picnic in the park with your family, etc.). If you cannot convert everything on your daily to-do list into puppies and rainbows (particularly during business hours), create a playlist of your favorite songs to listen to when things become drab. Sing along if possible!
April 19th – Mercury and the Sun move into your 6th house of daily work and health routines. Your attention will shift onto the daily grind when Mercury and the Sun move signs. You will be busy during this time but also surprisingly efficient. Return all of those pesky emails and phone calls. Set up those Zoom meetings that you have been avoiding. Reschedule lessons and book any make-up rehearsals. Be sure to take breaks and schedule adequate time for rest – Aries season can burn us out if we are trying to cross off everything on our to-do lists.
April 23rd – Mars moves into your 8th house of banking and finances. This is a great time to set up a saving plan for any large purchases you may want to make in the future. You are not quite ready to start booking trials, but you may eventually want to purchase a new flute in the coming months (or years, however the case may be). How much do you need to save now for your ideal next instrument? When would you like to make this purchase? Can you cut any other expenses to put more money away each month? Create a plan!
April 26th – A Full Moon appears in your 12th house of behind-the-scenes activities. A piece of music you have been practicing is just not coming together. You have likely tried everything – practicing slowly with a metronome, practicing in chunks, rewriting it in different keys and meters, and it still isn’t working. It is okay to walk away and find a different piece. Life would be very boring if we all shined on the same pieces. Find a new piece that truly makes you happy.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
April 3rd – Mercury joins the Sun and Venus in your 4th house of home and family. Your attention will be on home and family at the beginning of the month. As the weather improves, you may be tempted to take a Spring Break from flute playing to spend some time in the park with your loved ones. This is also a good time to start working on any of those home or studio renovations. Want to turn your basement into a recording studio? Start rearranging furniture and upgrading your recording equipment!
April 11th – A New Moon appears in your 4th house of home and family. Upgrade your studio environment with a brand-new piece of furniture or an inspirational piece of art. Can you add an interesting pop of color to your practice space? Add something to your studio reflective of your own personal style.
April 14th – Venus moves into your 5th house of creativity and joy. You will be inspired to create something new when Venus moves signs. Spend some quality time improvising around this time. You may come up with a really great theme or melody that develops into an entire symphony. Let your imagination run free!
April 19th – Mercury and the Sun move into your 5th house of creativity and joy. Write about a creative idea you have had recently on your flute blog. What constructive feedback can you gather about your ideas from trusted colleagues and friends? You may be on to something! Think outside of the box.
April 23rd – Mars moves into your 7th house of relationships. Network, network, then network some more. Mars will encourage you to make a number of new flute friends when he moves signs. Attend online workshops and strike up a conversation in the chat. Reach out to other flutists that you admire. What advice do they have for you? Connect with current colleagues. Are there any opportunities to collaborate?
April 26th – A Full Moon appears in your 11th house of groups and communities. Something in one of your performing groups just isn’t working, Capricorn, and this Full Moon will ask you to do something to about it. Is it your rehearsal schedule? Is it some very tricky intonation between yourself and the principal clarinet? Are you not seeing eye-to-eye with your conductor? Schedule a coffee chat or practice session outside of rehearsal to (patiently) work things out.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
April 3rd – Mercury joins the Sun and Venus in your 3rd house of communication. Start writing, Aquarius! This is great energy to work on any book or article projects or even just to create a few excellent posts on your flute blog. What would you like to write about? What interests you about the flute? Is there a particular composer that you would like to discuss? Share your ideas with a larger internet audience.
April 11th – A New Moon appears in your 3rd house of communication. Gather your courage and submit your article or book chapter draft to a publisher. This New Moon will bring you a bit of good luck! Your work is ready to be published – You just need to find the right publication. Follow the lead of the Universe.
April 14th – Venus moves into your 4th house of home and family. Venus will ask you to enjoy a flute free movie night with your family. You have been working a lot recently and your family misses you. Have a Harry Potter watch party with your family, texting each other commentary if you live in different areas. Have fun and leave the practicing for another day!
April 19th – Mercury and the Sun move into your 4th house of home and family. Time for a bit of Spring Cleaning! Go through all of those old papers in your studio. Scan some of your music and other important documents. Clear out any clutter. Is your music stand overflowing, creating chaos in your daily practice routine? File away anything that you are currently not working on and only keep priority pieces on your stand or within arm’s reach.
April 23rd – Mars moves into your 6th house of daily work and health routines. You will want to conquer that dreaded to-do list when Mars moves signs. Write down literally everything you want to get done. Need to practice that new piece for your upcoming recital? Schedule a focused practice session. Need to reschedule those missed lessons with your students? Book them. Need to take your flute in for some repairs? Take a trip to your local repair shop.
April 26th – A Full Moon appears in your 10th house of career goals. This Full Moon will ask you to be a bit honest about your career goals. Are you on the right path? Do your goals still align with where you truly want to go in your career? You may need to shift gears. Perhaps you have been training to be a performer but find yourself enjoying teaching. Book more students and less performances. Be the musician that you truly want to be – not the one that others have told you to become.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
April 3rd – Mercury joins the Sun and Venus in your 2nd house of income. Start looking for a new job, Pisces! There may not be anything wrong with your current job, but the time has come to seek bigger challenges and more prestigious positions. Spend some time updating your CV. Schedule a chat with a college advisor or a few conductors about possible positions opening in other groups. Ask your friends and colleagues if know of any new jobs on the horizon. Gather your resources and apply.
April 11th – A New Moon appears in your 2nd house of income. You may be invited to an interview or an audition around the time of the New Moon. Congrats! Prep those orchestral excerpts and create some great scenario responses to some of the standard interview questions. What makes you the awesome musician that you are? What makes you different than all other flutists on the planet? Find your personal brand and practice that elevator speech.
April 14th – Venus moves into your 3rd house of communication. This is a great time to post a new flute blog about some of your favorite flute pieces. Analyze them – is there a common theme among your favorites? Is there a particular composer that you love? Are there unique stories behind certain compositions? What are your favorite themes or moments in the music? Write about what inspires you.
April 19th – Mercury and the Sun move into your 3rd house of communication. Your focus will indeed shift onto writing projects when Mercury and the Sun move signs. Can one of your flute blogs be converted into an idea for an article or book? Start by creating an outline and doing some preliminary supporting research. Then write!
April 23rd – Mars moves into your 5th house of creativity and joy. Mars will ask you to think outside of the box when it comes to a creative endeavor. Have you started composing a piece of music? Try experimenting with one or two of your more out-there ideas. Could these themes fit into a new movement or be converted into a cadenza? Write, perform, then rewrite. You may be on to something but will need to work through all of your ideas to get to the right one.
April 26th – A Full Moon appears in your 9th house of travel and higher education. A trip that you had been planning may either be delayed or canceled around the time of this Full Moon. Don’t panic. Instead, plan a bigger and better trip for a future date! Change your destination to somewhere more exciting (or relaxing, however the case may be). Where would you most like to visit? Are there are shows you would like to see in the future? What is your budget like? Start dreaming of that perfect adventure.