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 deejaying under the name Ninth Child. Make sure to follow Benson on Instagram for monthly inspiration and astral insights; you can also book an astrology or tarot reading with her. Benson will be sharing her insights exclusively with Who What Wear readers.
>Happy 2017, everyone! This year promises to be amazing, but a consistent message from the cosmos is for us to take care of ourselves! We are our own point of attraction and good vibes. Think of how you feel after you slay a really amazing Pilates class or eat something that feels healthy and clean—almost invincible! This is the theme for the year. The better we take care of ourselves, the better we show up in our lives and for one another! If we are looking for that glow in our complexion and to feel better and do better than we ever have, that starts from the inside out.
>Read on to see what the cosmos has to say to your unique sign, and I hope you truly have an exquisite year!
Happy 2017, Aries! This year promises to be a very powerful one for you indeed. Letting go of any disempowering habits is a theme that will take the forefront of your life—you have a big mission and big dreams, so anything that takes away from your sense of self-empowerment must go! Meditation, a healthy exercise routine, and having fun are all wonderful antidotes to utilize throughout the year to ensure your success and contentment. You could do a lot of traveling this year or really focus on mind-expanding activities at some point (such as learning a new language or skill). Your concern with wisdom and longevity in what you do is at an all-time high for 2017.
2017 Theme Based on Your Ruling Planet, Mars: Relationships of all kinds are demanding lightheartedness and clear communication this year, Aries. Say what you mean, mean what you say, and make sure to have a good time with the people in your life!
Happy 2017, Taurus! This year, you step out authentically you! The more real and more centered in your personality you can be, the better your success in your career and overall reputation. Be unapologetically you, honor your uniqueness, and inspire others to do the same. Travel could be a huge part of your 2017. If you’ve felt called to learn a new skill or language, carve out time to do so this year. As always, but especially for you this year, Taurus, balance your health and workload. You could be inundated with work affairs (which you’ve worked hard to do in years past!), so making sure your health, peace, and well-being are included will ensure lasting success.
2017 Theme Based on Your Ruling Planet, Venus: Even with all your busyness this year, Taurus, make sure your homestead is taken care of. If you truly are traveling so much that you are never home, make sure self-nurturing, balance, and taking care of your body are a part of your travel routine. You could also have a big move or purchase a home this year.
Happy 2017, Gemini! This year looks like a focus on career goals, partnerships, and financial goals kind of time. Your visions are big and exciting, and you may wish to work in tandem with a business partner or team to bringing them to fruition. Have you ever made a vision board? At the beginning of 2017, I advise you to find images that inspire your visions and goals (career and work-related, as well as the ideal people you’d like to work with) and put these images together to create something visually inspiring that you peek at throughout the year; it’s best to put it somewhere conspicuous, if possible!
2017 Theme Based on Your Ruling Planet, Mercury: With all your hustling, Gemini, also make time for love, romance, fun, and personal creativity. If you have children, make sure to spend time with them to balance your work routine. If you are wishing to have kids, this could be the year.
Happy 2017, Cancer! This year you focus on life goals and taking care of the deeper parts of yourself. You are often considered sensitive in your nature, so even as you are taking over the world, 2017 asks you to also implement a yoga or meditation practice into your life as a means to keep yourself energized and avoid burnout. Balance is key this year, Cancer. You may also find yourself zipping around town or taking lots of little short-distance trips throughout 2017. Carve out mini adventures to keep yourself inspired and rejuvenated.
2017 Theme Based on Your Ruling Planet, the Moon: Double to what I just stated; balancing the intimate parts of you with the go-getter parts will ensure the best possible success this year, Cancer. Health is wealth, as they say.
Happy 2017, Leo! This year promises to be very amazing for you, with a focus on travel and learning new things. I know as a Leo, you like to have a very fun time, but I also need you balance your self-care routine and rest as you are out exploring new frontiers. If extensive travel isn’t what you desire, what are some home projects you’d like to take on? Learning is also highlighted this year, Leo—a new hobby, language, or life tool is waiting to be accessed! As always, 2017 asks you to be authentically and beautifully you and inspire those around you. Teaching of some kind could be something you take on this year, even if it’s just a side project to your main career.
2017 Theme Based on Your Ruling Planet, the Sun: Fun, celebration, romance, and children are a highlight for you this year, Leo. Maintaining a good relationship with the lighter sides of life is encouraged, and if you plan to have children, 2017 could be a good year for this.
Happy 2017, Virgo! This year puts focus on your career, creativity, authenticity, and livelihood. Whatever you are doing requires self-acceptance and your ability to give 100% of yourself. When you do this, in whatever your chosen field, you may find that your financial life flows with total ease. This is an excellent year to make and knock down financial goals as it pertains to your spending or saving. If you are building a dream this year, Virgo, be sure to set aside the money needed to achieve it.
2017 Theme Based on Your Ruling Planet, Mercury: This year looks beautiful for you, Virgo. Focus on romance, creativity, fun, and lightheartedness in your daily affairs when you feel life getting too serious.
Happy 2017, Libra! This year focuses on your goals, visions, and dreams as well as the practical tangible steps you plan to take to reach them. Setting necessary financial goals could assist in this process. How do you see your year unfolding? Sit down, meditate, or simply write a list of some things you would deeply love to experience this year. A huge theme for Libras this year (which is perfect because you are the scales) is balance—balancing your work routine with an integrated health routine. Pilates, yoga, dance, green juice, and healthy eating are all suggested to keep you at your best. If you overdo it, you will feel it, Libra, especially because another major theme for you this year is rest: taking care of your home and self-nurturance.
2017 Theme Based on Your Ruling Planet, Venus: Health, balance, and your home life. To bring you back to center and feeling (and looking) amazing, make sure your home feels cozy and inviting; make it a place you want to recharge your batteries in. Think baths and candles!
Happy 2017, Scorpio! The year ahead promises to be a very powerful time for you! Keys to keep in mind revolve around taking good care of yourself in a deep way and investing in key relationships. You are going to have a lot coming at you this year, so if you are able to implement a meditation practice and maintain a decent sleeping schedule, this is highly recommended! You may find yourself wanting to keep it local this year, whether in your homestead or exploring fun and new parts of your town or city. Take time to gather with good friends, dinner parties, short-distance trips to nearby places, taking time out in nature, etc. All of these things will keep you feeling balanced and able to tackle the year ahead.
2017 Theme Based on Your Ruling Planet, Pluto: You may have new things you want to learn this year, Scorpio, possibly pertaining to improving your relationship to money, your creativity, or health. See what inspires you and go for it!
Happy 2017, Sagittarius! Your relationship to the deeper parts of yourself come to the forefront this year; when you know yourself, your strengths, and your weaknesses, you are truly unstoppable. The cosmos ask you to take time for some form of meditation, yoga, or introspection throughout the year to help you tackle some of your biggest opportunities and challenges. Love, romance, and the exploration of your creativity are also major themes for 2017. What do you love, who do you love, and what are you willing to do about it?
2017 Theme Based on Your Ruling Planet, Jupiter: For success with work and finances, the key this year is balance and moderation. That may not always be your go-to as a Sag, but this could be the year that some of your biggest benchmarks are hit if you go step by step and take the best possible care of yourself.
Happy 2017, Capricorn! This year promises to be a truly powerful one for you. I know you have a preoccupation with a steady rise to the top (i.e., you’re cool being on your grind 24/7), but this year also asks you to balance that out with the lighter sides of life. Make space for fun, romance, and your own unique expression of creativity. If you have children or can spend time with them, do it. It’s important to stay in touch with your own childlike nature in a very busy and strenuous world. Financial goals and balance with good health should be taken seriously this year. Don’t go so hard that you forget to take care of your body and yourself.
2017 Theme Based on Your Ruling Planet, Saturn: Be yourself in your daily affairs. If you feel like it’s time to update your look or throw out old stuff in your closet, give it a try. Start fresh and see how much this frees up your energy. Keeping your home organized and clean will also work wonders on your confidence, success, and overall sense of peace this year. It’s going to be an amazing year for you, Capricorn. Meditate and remember to chill every now and then.
Happy 2017, Aquarius! You start off the year with a focus on your ability to balance both work and health. I know it’s cliché, but at the beginning of the year (and throughout the whole year), Aquarius, take on new health routines if you feel you have been lacking in any way in that department. Morning yoga (even just for 30 minutes), a brisk walk, meditation, or the like will be an excellent way to stay on it throughout your very busy days this year. If you feel you need a revamp when it comes to relationships, make sure you keep the people who support you and keep you inspired, Aquarius. You will have a lot on your plate this year, so the last things you need are unsupportive friends or colleagues.
2017 Theme Based on Your Ruling Planet, Uranus: Please make sure to also take care of the deeper part of yourself this year; meditation and plenty of rest are also encouraged in addition to your newfound health routine. If you feel inspired to travel somewhere you’ve never been or learn a new language, do it! Book the tickets. No more excuses.
Happy 2017, Pisces! You begin the year focused on your most important partnerships and relationships. Who do you want to invest in this year? Who inspires you to be your best? You may feel inspired to really take care of your home sector this year. Self-nurturance will be important as the year ramps up; make sure your space is somewhere you feel recharged and rejuvenated. Set your sights high on goals and visions—if you feel inspired, create a vision board or write down some experiences you’d really like to have for 2017. A lot of emphasis is placed on healthy, balanced relationships this year for you, Pisces, and the first one starts with you. Take care of yourself with meditation, exercise, and rest when your schedule feels to be too much.
2017 Theme Based on Your Ruling Planet, Neptune: Balance! As someone very sensitive in nature, you must also take time for you. You may feel more inspired by short-distance trips this year than long-distance adventures. Gather the people you love, and enjoy interesting parts of your city or a new art museum. Take care, Pisces—you’re going to have an excellent 2017!