The Best Birding Optics for Your Zodiac Sign
Posted on March 31 2020
What binocular or spotting scope is the best match for your zodiac sign? Our staff had a bit of fun in consulting the stars to create some great pairings. Of course, we'll happily sell you any birding gear you'd like, regardless of your astrological chart.
Aquarius: January 20 to February 18
Free-spirited, imaginative, compassionate, and highly social, you seek to change the world, and you’ll do so by passing on your love of birds! You have an energy and warmth that inspires people in your circle. Once you spot a terrific bird, you’ll make sure that everyone in your midst gets a good look. Our recommendation for any water bearer: the Kowa TSN-883 Prominar.
Pisces: February 19 to March 20
Pisces is in tune with the magic of everyday existence. Affectionate, empathetic, wise, and soulful, you love nature and inspire people with the way you understand the rhythm of the seasons. As a water sign, you’re naturally attracted to lakes and oceans. We recommend optics for a pelagic trip, like the Swarovski 10x50 EL.
Aries: March 21 to April 19
Eager, quick, and competitive to the max, your idea of fun is a long hike on the most rugged nature trail you can find! You love challenges, and you need high-performance optics that are durable and reliable in the field. The Zeiss 8x32 Conquest HD might just fit the bill.
Taurus: April 20 to May 20
As an Earth sign, you have a spiritual connection to the great outdoors, and you enjoy relaxing in serene, bucolic environments with plenty of birds. As one of the hardest-working signs in the zodiac, you’ve earned a bit of luxury, Taurus! We suggest indulging in the Leica 8x42 Noctivid.
Gemini: May 21 to June 20
The dynamic Gemini is characterized by the Twins, Castor and Pollux, and is known for having two different sides to their nature. You need versatile optics that can be used near and far, from a backyard birding stroll to a trip guaranteed to add birds to your life list. The comfort of a binocular combined with the power of a spotting scope puts the Swarovski BTX eyepiece module right up your dualistic alley.
Cancer: June 21 to July 22
A sign ruled by the moon, Cancer is incredibly in tune with Earth's rhythm and finds solace and delight in nature. When you face challenges in life, a long bird walk helps clear your mind and restore inner peace. You’ll feel right at home using any model from the Nikon Monarch 7 line, little crab.
Leo: July 23 to August 22
Dramatic, fiery, and adventurous, you seek to balance an intense life of work and family obligations with plenty of downtime to revel in natural surroundings. The backyard is your haven, the place where you recharge and unwind. Treat yourself to the ergonomic balance and incredible optics of the Zeiss 10x42 Victory SF.
Virgo: August 23 to September 22
As a Virgo, you’re organized, analytical, a big-picture thinker. You’re prone to planning in detail—especially before vacations—all to ensure that everything runs smoothly. You expect perfection from yourself and need optics that are just as precise as you are. Invest in an Opticron MM4 60 GA ED/45 60mm Travelscope kit before your next big trip.
Libra: September 23 to October 22
Social, fair-minded, diplomatic, and gracious, you’re at your best when you strike a work-life balance that allows plenty of time for personal pursuits—like birding! You’re always excited by the prospect of trying something new, so say hello to the recently released Kowa BD II XD line.
Scorpio: October 23 to November 21
Passionate, resourceful, and brave, you dive headfirst into your birding excursions with enthusiasm and energy. You know what you want and go after it—no questions asked. Once you find those perfect birding bins, you want something that’s going to last! Tackle all your bird-watching adventures with a Vortex Razor UHD. That lifetime unlimited warranty will come in handy!
Sagittarius: November 22 to December 21
Independent and strong-willed, you dream of birding trips that take you off the beaten path. You’re a born adventurer, and you revel in solo travel and exploration. You’re always on a quest for knowledge and find satisfaction in spotting that new bird for your life list. That’s why the Zeiss Victory Harpia is the perfect scope for you.
Capricorn: December 22 to January 19
Serious, disciplined, and tenacious, you don’t get overly tempted by purchases and have a gift for investing and saving. At the same time, you are diligent and detail-oriented. Your ideal optics strike a balance between performance and cost. Consider the Leica 8x42 Trinovid HD for your next binocular, dear sea goat.