Natalia Benson is a Los Angeles–based tarot and astrological expert, designer, creative, and DJ. True to her astrological assortment (Aries sun sign, Capricorn ascendant, Sagittarius moon), she finds inspiration from a number of creative outlets, including running her namesake jewelry company and DJ’ing under the name WHITEHORSE. Make sure to follow Benson on Instagram for monthly inspiration and astral insights, and book an astrology or tarot reading with her. Benson will be sharing her insights exclusively with Who What Wear readers every month.
Welcome to your 2016! The year promises to be a powerful, evolving, and exciting year for everyone! From the cosmos’ perspective, 2016 is a year to take control of our lives and see that we are at our most powerful allies; "if it is to be, it's up to me" could be an excellent mantra that describes the next year around the sun.
Read on to see what's in store for your unique sign for 2016, and I look forward to an amazing year together!
Next year promises to be a powerful and evolving one for you, Aries. Reapproaching the way you balance your life will be an occurring theme. Do you know how to slow down and ask for help when needed? Is your approach to relationships (intimate, business, financial, and to yourself) balanced? You are especially creatively brilliant this year, and the element of surprise and sudden (often positive) change could be a big facet to your 2016. Toward the end of 2016, your approach to balancing relationships (again of all kinds) could be up for change and evolution. As an Aries, you are often quick to consider yourself (which is a positive thing); the cosmos ask you to be aware of how you communicate your needs to the people in your life this year, to consider them just as much as you consider yourself.
Next year looks to be a grounded, focused, and productive time for you, Taurus, and this is just how you generally like it! Your work in the world and your overall productivity are of primary importance to you this year. Learning a new way of approaching any roadblocks that arise in your career will be your strong suit. Asking for perspective from people who may know more than you is a must. Amid all of the work and busyness of your 2016, maintaining balance with your health and vitality should be exercised. Not overworking or overdoing in any way, attempting moderation in work, sleep, creativity, home life, etc. should be sought after. Toward the end of the year, your career and your ability to balance your health should be a shining component in your life. Track your progress throughout the year to bear witness to the power of manifesting your desires within your work life.
Next year looks like a power year for you Gemini. The goal: Balance career growth and goals while having fun and not taking yourself too seriously. A focus on balance within health, vitality, and routine comes up countless times for you this year, and this is a positive. You start the year with a bang, with a focus on career growth. Question is how do you feel about your ability to balance work and play? Too much play or too much work? Your center point this year beckons you to take a bit more of a grounded than a purely intellectual approach. Make sure you feel healthy and centered in your body even as you are taking the world by storm. Toward the end of the year, the theme of balance between work, life vision, and friendships may surface. Are you still making room for play even amid all the work? Balance is key this year, Gemini; meditation and physical exercise assists you immensely.
Themes for you next year include your approach to friendships, your overall visions and goals (for 2016 and beyond), and how well you communicate and approach your own needs. You may feel like you are wearing many hats this year, and you definitely are, yet you are more equipped to handle the quick pace and intensity that 2016 brings more than ever! Around your birthday time, the balance between your pace of life, routine, and overall ability to nurture yourself just as much as you nurture others will be a theme, so I suggest beginning the balancing act now! As you explore your goals and bringing your dreams to reality in this year and the years to come, build a network of supporting friendships and allies. Negativity needs to go out the door this year more than ever. You are moving forward with a vigor and have so much inertia behind you; be proud of what you’ve created in your life thus far, and when you need help building your small empire, remember to speak up and ask for support from the people around you.
Next year looks to be a powerful year of evolution for you, Leo. You begin the year in a slightly introspective state of mind, looking deeply at what works in your life and what you’d like to change or improve. You’ll be looking ahead and creating viable goals that you’d like to take on in the years to come. Themes for you in 2016 include getting settled into a home (possibly moving or making your home 100% your own, upgrades, etc.), self-nurturance, evolution, and possible change within the realm of relationships or marriages. How do you approach these areas of your life? What are the first things that come to mind when you consider them? Communication should be fluid and easy for you; be clear when expressing yourself, but be considerate of how you come across to the people in your life. You’re extremely powerful this year.
Next year is your year, Virgo. I have to say I feel like the cosmos are asking all of us to be more like you: to pay more attention to the beauty in details, organize our lives, take care of our bodies and routines, as well as pay attention to giving our service and talents to other people. You have some extra-good vibes from the universe this year just for being yourself. Themes for you in 2016 include having fun, lightening up on yourself (you have so much energy in your sign this year, it’s amazing!), celebrating, romance, being creative, and upping your ante when it comes to your self-worth and what you ask to get paid for all that you do. Next year involves evolving and growing your ideas around what is possible and taking it to a whole other level. Remember the power in truly expressing yourself through whatever you do—a lot of people need your message this year.
Next year is a year of action for you, Libra, intuitive action. It’s a year to stand up and make things happen rather than wait for them to happen. What do I mean by intuitive action? The action that is aligned with what you truly want, the action that comes from a deeper place within you, not just a sense of duty or responsibility to others. The ruling planet of Aries (your opposite sign), Mars, was just moving through your zodiac sign for a few months most likely getting you ready for the powerful 2016 ahead of you. Mars gives us an extra dose of energy and a can-do attitude to take on the things that fill us with passion. Beginning the year, you may have an extra-powerful desire to make more money than you have in the past in order to make your dreams come true. Or perhaps even finding a new way to create money or stability for yourself via what doing the things you love to do. Moving through the year being open to a new way of doing things and expressing yourself are both important. Also, how well are you taking care of your health as well as your close relationships throughout the year? Amid the busyness that 2016 brings to you, remember to maintain your center even as you are busy, productive, and taking over the world.
Next year looks to be a really evolving and amazing year for you, Scorpio, in which you’ll seek to experience an upgrade in every area of your life. Close relationships, intimate relationships, career path, and home life all seek to be taken to the next level this year. How you communicate and express yourself is important—do you speak with love and consideration to the people around you? The way we speak is the way we create our lives, positive talk yields positive results, etc. Near midyear, you may want to create a bit more depth and meaning to your career path, or your work may take you somewhere you’ve never been before. Expanding your mind and the way you look at things will be important for your growth this year, Scorpio. Toward the latter part of the year, organization within the realm of your home and health will take priority. You may do some home upgrades or move somewhere with more access to nature. Intimate relationships are one of the biggest parts of your growth this year: Be sure that the people you spend time with, empower, nurture, and encourage you to be the best version of yourself.
This is your power year, Sagittarius, and perhaps even one where you are totally reinventing who you are and how you show up in the world. You are going to conquer some pretty powerful issues: home life, life vision, depth, and intimacy as well as fun and romance all come up for exploration this year. In the first part of the year, an upgrade in your home could take place. Does your home feel like you? Does it feel organized and nourishing, or does it need some cleaning up? You’re putting yourself in place for world take over, so you need to make sure your nest is in order. Your life vision is something you’ll take deep pride in this year. Ask yourself these questions: Why am I here, and what do I want to do about it? You bring a youthful zeal and fire to everything you do. Being more of who you are and taking care of what excites you about life is of prime importance to you this year. Toward the end of the year, creative expression is the end-all goal. As a Sagittarius, you inspire all of us to be more of who we are. Trust yourself and take care of business this year.
Next year is an all-around incredible and dynamic year for you, Capricorn. What makes you the most powerful this year is your ability to slow down and get into touch with yourself and your soul. This could be more of a reflective and soulful time for you than you’ve experienced in years past. Taking time to meditate, do yoga, journal, and pay attention to your dreams are of note for you this year. If you think that’s for the birds, consider this: I know Capricorns are privy to world take over; you are some of the most hardworking, powerful, and tenaciously motivated of all of the zodiac signs, so imagine how much more powerful you can be with a deeper relationship to a part of you that is actually the most powerful (the soul). You’ll be experiencing massive upgrades in the realms of home, soul work, higher learning, and how to take care of yourself this year. Make it a joyful process, and begin where you are most comfortable. Not sure where to start? Google “meditation for beginners,” “yoga for beginners,” “chakras for beginners,” etc.
Next year is a power year for you, Aquarius, especially as it pertains to expanding your career, life vision, and goals through your social network. The last few years may have proved stressful, or you felt there were many times you were alone in the ring. Twenty-sixteen marks a year where you have gleaned the lessons you’ve learned and can apply them in the areas where you want the most expansion and growth. Social life and networking are important treasure troves for you, so make sure to be out and expressive of what you’re up to. Health, your sense of self-worth, career, and reputation as well as business alliances and marriages are all up for exploration this year. Your ruling sign is hanging out in the powerhouse sign of Aries, giving you extra energy and innovation to take on and change whatever has felt stagnant for you. Utilize this extra energy from the cosmos and take charge, because this is your year, Aquarius.
Next year looks to be an incredible one for you, Pisces—you are ready to work hard and create the life you’ve always wanted. This year is one where self-discipline and moderation are your greatest allies. Understanding yourself and what you want is also truly paramount because you have so much inertia behind you when it comes to career, life goals, money, and relationships. Healthy boundaries in the area of business alliances and partnerships is important, making sure any deals made are fair and beneficial to you just as much as they are to others. Money and marriage are also in your corner: This could be a year when you begin to make more money than you have in years past and/or get married or take your relationship to the next level (think moving in, opening a joint bank account, etc.). My favorite adage is this: Know thyself and you will know the universe. Take care to understand who you are this year; it will help guide all of your decisions and really help you make use of all of the power at your disposal in 2016.