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. Next Thursday, August 4, Benson is holding another Tarot 101 course in Los Angeles. (Not in L.A.? You can attend from anywhere via Skype.) The workshop will cover every aspect of the tarot, as well as intuitive meditation.
Hello, and happy August! This month will feel quite harmonious and stabilizing for all of us, which is a welcome break after the intensity of the last couple of months! We find ourselves with the sun in Leo, a gregarious, open-hearted, and celebratory sign. It’s time to really get into the energy of summer and enjoy ourselves to the fullest. After a bit of nesting and resting in July (I hope you headed my advice!), you’re ready to go to town and have an incredible time this month. Break out of the norm, do something fun, and take advantage of the height of summer!
Read on to see what the cosmos have to say about your unique sign for the month of August!
Hi, Aries! This month, you find yourself right at home. August marks an excellent time for you to reinvent your look, take excellent care of your appearance, or readjust how you put yourself out there to the world. You may be feeling extra confident this month (even more than usual:) so put your powers to good: do a favor for someone else, join a charitable cause or throw all of your energy into nursing the initiation of a new project, romance or friendship. Embrace the unexpected this month, and be bold in your undertakings.
Hi, Taurus! This month, you feel productive, grounded, and ready to take on the world. What part of your life could use the most attention this month? Career, relationships, or health? Take a brief assessment and see to where you could throw your Taurean strengths into this month. Be sure to take care of your finances this month, whether that means paying old bills, putting a little more into savings, or, on the other hand, making a big purchase. Good vibes are on your side this month, Taurus; enjoy yourself!
Hi, Gemini! You will feel right at home this month. August looks to be a busy, productive, and ultimately fun and social time for you. Take a short trip with a close friend or lover, or explore a new part of your city. If you’ve been wanting to try a new restaurant or marketplace, take time this month for yourself to do a little local exploration. Strengthen your connections with friends and associates this month; this will go a long way for you the rest of the year!
Wonderful news! August is a nice month for you just to chill out and spend a little more time in your home sector, which I know you like to do! Take care to spend a little more time at home or beautifying your home space, wherever home might be for you this month. Need to buy a new mattress? Throw pillows? Artwork? Plants? Take care to make your space a relaxing oasis. Taking care of yourself is also highlighted this month, so bring on the massages or salt springs. Time spent in nature would also do good for you this month, Cancer. Enjoy!
Happy birthday, Leo! This month, you celebrate, have fun, and enjoy the lighter side of life. You are typically great at doing that anyway, but this month, with your birthday involved, you have a great excuse! Romance, creativity, and anything involving children are highlighted this month. If you are trying to conceive, August could be an excellent time to do so! Relationships and love are also highlighted for you this month, with Venus the planet of love cruising through your sign. Have a beautiful birthday month, Leo!
Hi, Virgo! August marks an excellent time to reinvent your health routine and balance it out with your work routine. You may have been “nose to the grindstone” lately, so this month, make sure to carve out time for yoga, nature, a new exercise routine, or some form of meditation or breath work. You will feel incredibly efficient and revitalized this month, especially if you take a bit of extra time to nurture and take care of yourself.
Hi, Libra! This month, you focus on balance and relationships, but especially balance within your relationships. Are there any people in your life who take too much or give too little? Take a look at your closest relations, and decide which ones could use a little revitalization. You may feel more inclined to partner up on projects or endeavors this month; find someone with integrity who is in aligned with your vision and values before signing contracts or moving forward with a heavy workload. Seek out healthy companionship this month, and make sure to also give to yourself too, Libra.
Hi, Scorpio! August asks you to slow down a little bit and take care of the most important parts of your life. Your sensuality and sexuality are highlighted these next four weeks, so focusing on intimacy with a partner is especially important. You’re also being asked to explore new avenues of your personal power or places where you sell yourself short. Meditation, talking with a trusted friend, or journaling can be amazing ways to explore this with yourself. How can you really shine for the rest of the year? Do you feel you’re being true to yourself wherever you are? Enjoy the month, Scorpio!
Hi, Sagittarius! This month highlights long-distance travel for you, or, if you can’t whisk yourself off to some far-away place, how about studying a new language, vocation, or something that fascinates you? You’ll feel right at home in August, because expanding your mind or having some sort of adventure is typically where a Sagittarius thrives. Saturn moving through your sign does remind you to be present in your day-to-day affairs and be patient on the unfolding outcomes of certain areas of your life. Enjoy a month of adventure and new beginnings; just don’t forget to show up for your obligations!
Hi, Capricorn! This month, you grind, and you will feel amazing doing so! You are at your most visible time of the year, focusing on your priorities, career goals, and the steady climb to the top. August may mark a month where a promotion you worked hard for finally comes to fruition or you start taking tangible action toward an idea you’ve been thinking about for a long time. Dress your best, and stay focused on the tasks at hand, Capricorn; August should be amazing for you.
Hi, Aquarius! August is a social and light-hearted time for you. Make time to see friends, explore parts of your city, and get inspired. If there’s an art museum or something you’ve been wanting to check out, this would be a great time to do so. Enjoy the lightness of summer! Get excited for what is to come! If you can make time in your social calendar this month, sit down and make a vision board or write down your goals for the years ahead. Allow yourself to get excited and even lost in these visions. Enjoy the month, Aquarius!
Hi, Pisces! This month, you take a little rest. So even with the height and excitement of the summer, just make sure to honor yourself (i.e. a trip to the spa, a beach day, a yoga class, meditation, etc.) Life moves fast, and the cosmos ask you this month to listen up, slow it down, and take a little extra care of the deeper parts of yourself. Getting a spiritual reading with a trusted psychic or tarot reader could also be amazing for you this month. Also take note of any prominent dreams you may have by writing them down in a dream journal.