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.
Hi, everyone, and happy August! We find ourselves with the sun in Leo this month, and the days ahead promise to be fun, dynamic, and fiery, with a lot of available creative energy (in keeping with the Leo vibe). Leo also represents the heart and the childlike side of life in astrology. I always invite every sign to celebrate the energy of the month in their own unique ways depending on the astrological house transit at play. As we move through August, be sure to enjoy the lighter side of life and release any old grudges or baggage. We have two major eclipses to move through this month, so starting fresh can come with ease and joy if we allow it to.
Read on to see what the cosmos has to say for your unique sign and have a beautiful month.
Okay, Aries, this is a month of new beginnings and reinvention for you. Where in your life would you like to start fresh? What did July teach you about life? Reinventing your look as well as going into full boss mode are highlighted for you this month. You’ll feel more powerful than ever. Enjoy, Aries!
Taurus, you are going to feel right at home with the money transit in August. What are you working toward? Where is your productive energy best spent? After answering these questions, think about whether you need to save money or spend money this month. The more on top of your finances you are for this transit, the better you’ll feel.
Busyness, sociability, and quick adventures are all highlighted for you this month, Gemini. What’s a fun trip you can take with friends? If you have a sibling, would it be a good time to get in touch with them or make plans with them? All things Gemini color your month, so anything you can do to shake up your routine is great.
After a hectic birthday month, it’s time for some rest and relaxation, Cancer. August could be best spent with a bit more time at home, which I know you will love. Reinventing your home space and bedding, taking trips to the spa, and overall self-nurturing are all highlighted for you this month, so enjoy!
August promises to be a wonderful month for you as creativity, love, and taking center stage are all highlighted. Take stock of the last year of your experience, Leo. What are you grateful for? What have you learned? Birthdays are an incredible time to take inventory of your life and celebrate how far you’ve come. Look to the year before you. What are you creating? How will it be your best year yet? Enjoy!
Hi, Virgo. This month is all about balance for you. If you’ve been feeling a little out of sorts, taking care of your health and grounding yourself are extremely important for August. Any space you can carve out to take some time in nature, hit up a yoga class, or make morning Pilates a part of your routine will benefit you (and your workload) tremendously.
Hi, Libra! Relationships of all sorts are up for you this month. Do your relationships feel balanced? Do some people in your life take more from you than they give back? You have Jupiter moving through your sign this year, which brings a lot of expansion and good-luck vibes. Be sure to keep people in your life who champion you and all your forward movement. No naysayers allowed.
Scorpio, August promises to be a very powerful month for you but one in which you will feel right at home! Journaling, meditation, getting plenty of sleep, or anything that champions self-exploration are all great for you this month. Your sensual expression is also highlighted for August, which I know is one of the most powerful aspects of being a Scorpio. Live out any desires with awareness, and enjoy yourself!
A month of adventure and fresh starts is up for you in August! What will you do, and where will you go? Booking tickets for long-distance travel and taking a course to learn something new are perfect ways to capitalize on all the Sagittarian energy available to you this month. You’re going to feel great, so get to planning your first adventure. If you can’t skip town, do something enterprising or sign up for that workshop you’ve been wanting to try.
Hustle is the theme of your month, Capricorn—making big strides with work and forward movement are highlighted for you in August. What are your career goals, and what have you been doing to make them a reality? You may be receiving some incredible news as it relates to your productivity and workflow this month, or you may be spending a little extra time in the spotlight. Be prepared!
Vision, friends, and goals are all highlighted for you this month, Aquarius. What gets you excited and out of bed in the morning? What are you looking forward to as it pertains to your future? I always like to suggest vision-boarding with this transit. Get inspired this month, and see how life responds to your good energy.
Hi, Pisces, and happy August! This month asks for some chill energy and balance with all the busyness: meditation, yoga, dream-journaling, extra sleep, and even a bit of daydreaming are all highlighted. You may have some people from your past show up with this transit, and that’s good because it could bring resolution if you’ve had something weighing down your mind. Have a great month, Pisces!