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 every month.
Can anyone else believe it's already April? As an astrologer, I like to think of this time of year, especially the Spring Equinox or New Moon in Aries, as the true New Year. April is a great time to check in with yourself and get moving on your plans, goals, and ideas. Aries is all about taking action, moving forward, and being innovative. Remember, you have all the power inside to make it happen.
Read on to see what the cosmos have to say for your unique sign this month. And don't forget to join me on Monday, April 5, at 3:30 p.m. EDT for Who What Wear's Facebook Live. I'll be going deeper into your horoscopes as well as answering any questions you may have.
Happy Birthday, Aries! It is finally your season, so please feel free to bask in the sun, and celebrate accordingly! This is a lighthearted time for you, so feel free to celebrate, create, and get romantic. What is something adventurous and fun you can do for yourself this month? Who do you want to celebrate with? In astrology, we refer to birthdays as “Solar Returns,” a moment in time where your Natal Sun (day of birth) is kissing energy with the Transiting Sun. You may feel your life get recharged and rejuvenated with incredible new energy or an easy willingness to let the past go.
This month we focus on your health and balance routine. We are moving into the hot and sexy months of summer where I am sure you want to feel and look your best. Let go of coffee as a breakfast substitute and try not to skip your morning Pilates routine this month. Incorporate a healthy balance into your schedule this month. See how incredible it feels to be grounded in your body and taking care of yourself on the regular.
Gemini, your April should look a little like this: balance. Balance with yourself and others. If you feel like you’ve been giving a little too much of yourself lately, take a step back and regroup. Relationships can get an extra boost of good energy this month, especially if you feel a bit more centered with yourself. If there are any relationships you feel you should let go of, April is also a great time to do so.
This month you may feel more empowered than any other time of the year, so take the time to let go of disempowering habits, people, or situations. Think back to what you dreamed up for the beginning of your 2017—your most beautiful, powerful self. Now, what do you observe in your life as blocking your progress? Yes, that’s right, let it go. Find new habits, people, and things to take their place, and see how much of an impact it makes.
Leo, are you ready to hit the road? You may be in full-blown adventure mode for April. Where do you want to go? Who do you want to see? What do you want to feel? No time to skip town? That’s okay. What can you learn? What is something new you’ve wanted to explore but haven’t made the time until now? I know I have a lot of questions for you, but as the Queen of the Zodiac, I know you have answers.
Work, work, work, work… what are your career goals this month? What do you have your sights set on? I know you are a powerhouse of the zodiac, and when you create goals, you knock them down almost as quickly. At the same time, you’re more concerned with a slow and steady rise to fulfilling success instead of speed, which is why we all admire you.
April is a daydreaming kind of month for you. A lot of good vibes are coming your way this year as Jupiter cruises through your sign. What are your goals and visions? Have you ever taken the time to write them down? I only ask two things of you this month: 1. Write down your goals, daydreams, and visions; and 2. Let go of any disempowering relationships. Only keep the people around who inspire you and empower your daydreams.
Scorpio, try to get some extra z’s this month or hit the spa. This month has more to do with your internal self-care versus your external. When you know how to take care of yourself in a deeper way, you shine. Any amount of time you can spend near water (or drinking water) is also an added bonus to your vibe this month. People will want to know how you look so amazing come May.
This is a truly amazing month of reinventing yourself coupled with beautiful new beginnings. I always like to look at this transition like a wardrobe overhaul or a new hairstyle. Have you been feeling renewed lately? Or extra brave? We find ourselves with the sun in Aries right now, a fellow fire sign like you. Be bold and adventurous this month, and if there are any projects or enterprises you’ve been putting on the back burner, now is the perfect time to get started.
Productivity and success mark your month, so I know you will be feeling right at home. What do you have your sights set on? Monetary goals are certainly highlighted here, so if you feel like making a big purchase or adding a little more to your savings account, take heed. I would say wait until Venus goes direct on March 15 before making any major purchases, and meditate on it beforehand if you can, Capricorn. Otherwise, you should have an amazing month.
Aquarius, local adventures color the month of April for you. Reach out to close friends, and plan some social engagements as the weather warms up. Are there any new parts of town you want to explore? Extend the invite to old friends or bring some new energy into your social circle this month.
After an incredible birthday period, a little R & R is in store for you this month. You may have just moved or feel like upgrading your space, so any trips that involved Crate and Barrel are totally cool with me. Just make sure you don’t forget to rest and recharge your batteries. Upgrade your mattress or bedding, or maybe even take yourself on a couple of trips to the spa.