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Not Sure Where To Retire? September 15, 2022

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Humor, Joke, Life Balance.

Not sure where to retire?

Let the stars be your guide:

The City You Should Retire in Based on your Zodiac Sign

Well, I’ll be jiggered . . .

Who knew that retirement planning should include consultation with an astrologer as well as a financial planner?

Not me.

While I often find horoscopes amusing and entertaining, I have never made a major change in the trajectory of my life based upon a daily, weekly, or monthly horoscope.

But there is a first time for everything, right?

If not now, then when?

Caveat:  I have no idea whether your astrology sign will align with the stars’ prediction of a perfect retirement spot for your given predilections, but this article suggests that my decision to retire to the Gulf Coast of Florida was the right move for me.

More specifically, the article encourages those of us born under the sign of Cancer to consider Boca Raton, Florida:

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Forget what everyone says about you being too emotional or dramatic, Cancer. You’re actually one of the more laid-back signs of the zodiac and have a natural ability to adapt to every phase of life. When it comes to choosing the perfect retirement spot, all you need is a view of the ocean, some nice weather, and delicious food. If spending your golden years reading romance novels on the beach sounds like a dream come true, Boca Raton is the place for you. The laidback Florida city has a go-with-the-flow social scene that’s sure to hit just the right note.

Even though I don’t live in Boca Raton, Sarasota and the surrounding area offers many of the same amenities ~ ocean views, lovely weather, delicious food, and excellent libraries for Beach Reads!

So that’s the good news ~ I located to the best retirement destination for me.


Now for the bad news:

BFF is a Scorpio and the Stars are sending him to South America.

I hope our long distance romance survives the separation.

Aah . . . that’s better!



1. Kate Crimmins - September 15, 2022

Hmmm….South America? Not sure I’d like to retire there. There is a language barrier at least and probably a huge custom difference.

nrhatch - September 15, 2022

It’s beyond silly to imagine that all retirees would want to limit themselves to 12 specific cities (or even 12 countries). But I loved that MY Zodiac Sign was encouraged to Be Here (in Florida) Now!

2. walkingoffthechessboard - September 15, 2022

I told my wife once I only ever read our horoscopes when they forecast good things for us. I don’t think we’re going to be enlisting in a long term relationship between Spain and South Korea, so let’s act like I didn’t read this. 🙂

nrhatch - September 15, 2022

Mum’s the word!

3. Rivergirl - September 15, 2022

Hmm… I do love history, but I can’t say it would be my retirement dream. And my husband’s would be NYC which couldn’t be further from the truth!

nrhatch - September 15, 2022

I was hoping you’d be told to retire in Portland, Maine with the rest of the Pisces. 😀

Rivergirl - September 15, 2022

That would have been perfect.

4. Ally Bean - September 16, 2022

Your retirement locales may be far apart BUT perhaps that’s for the best. After all your horoscope says that you have a natural ability to adapt to every phase of life, so you can phase in and out of where BFF is.

nrhatch - September 16, 2022

What an astute observation, Ally! BFF and I shall have to discuss that very thing over coffee and croissants this morning. 😀

5. Debra - September 19, 2022

What a fun article. I don’t think I’m too adaptable to year-round weather in Portland, Maine, but I wouldn’t mind spending a lot of time there. Unfortunately, our retirement income won’t stretch to having two homes. 🙂 Guess I’ll be staying put!

nrhatch - September 20, 2022

Of all the cities on the list, Portland (or Coastal Maine) would be my 2nd choice . . . but NOT in winter, late fall, or early spring. 😀

Debra - September 22, 2022

I’m not sure I could survive a Maine winter, Nancy. I may not be exaggerating. LOL!

nrhatch - September 25, 2022

Same here, Debra. COLD = Hard Pass from me.

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