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; 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.
**On Sunday February 21st, Natalia will be teaching an Introduction to the Tarot class in Los Angeles (which can also be attended virtually if you don't live in LA!) For more information on the class click here or follow her on Instagram.
February marks a month of balance for everyone! Entertaining the opposite side of the coin is important for each of us this month. In astrology, everyone has a polar opposite to their native sun sign. Once in a while, we experience transits (these occur in monthly increments) where the cosmos asks us to consider the energy opposite of us in order to grow, learn, and evolve! Seeing both sides of the story so to speak. This is an amazing way to start off 2016; as I have said, this is going to be a great year to attempt moderation and balance.
Read on to see how this applies to your unique sign this month!
Hi, Aries. This month we focus on relationships at large for you. Are your relationships balanced? Is there an equal give and take in your intimate dynamics? This can touch upon romantic relationships, business partnerships, and the like. Your ability to be 100% authentic in who you are in relation to other people is important for you right now. If something feels off-kilter, speak up and express yourself. The person on the other side may be even more receptive to your honesty than you could imagine. Just make sure to be gentle in your communication if possible. Have a great month, Aries!
Hi, Taurus. February is a really powerful month for you. Intimacy, sexuality, and your own depth are at the forefront for you this month. Also, your ability to gracefully let go of whatever is not meant for you is highlighted (whether this be in relationships, business, career, etc.). February can mark a time of self-exploration and awareness when it comes to yourself as a sexual being. Exploring your sensuality can be rejuvenating and even liberating for you right now. Take note of your comfort when it comes to your own depth and ability to experience life with a lot of feeling. Write down any insights. Enjoy the month, Taurus!
Hi, Gemini. This month encompasses a time of learning, mental expansion, and perhaps even long-distance travel for you. A perfect way to utilize the energies available to you this month is to embark on the journey of trying something new. Is there a language you’ve been wanting to learn? Piano lessons? Yoga? You will truly feel amazing by taking the leap and trying something outside of your comfort zone. Also, booking tickets for long-distance travel or embarking on a trip could be rejuvenating and inspiring to your spirit. Enjoy the month, Gemini!
Hi, Cancer. Career and reputation at large are highlighted for you this month. How do you feel about your career? Does it embody your life’s work? Do you have a pulse on what your life’s work is? How do you like to express yourself, and what makes you feel really good? Really alive? These are great questions to ask yourself with the energy at hand for you in February. Create vision boards, talk to close friends, and remember the power of positive visualization. This is your month.
Hi, Leo. Time to get dreaming, visualizing, and scheming this month. The energies at hand for you navigate around your ability to tap into your visions and goals for the future. New Year's resolutions? Beyond that. What gets you excited to wake up in the morning? What feels like your heart’s calling? Networking, friendship, and socializing may inspire some of this exploration if you aren’t entirely certain which direction to embark upon. Supportive conversation with your people can inspire you and open your mind to possibilities you didn’t consider. Enjoy the month and get inspired, Leo.
Hi, Virgo. Introspection, meditation, and dreams are highlighted for you this month. I know the beginning of the year is a busy time, but the cosmos are asking you to get a little deep with yourself in order to move forward clear-headed and centered. A morning meditation practice, dream journaling, restorative yoga, tai chi, morning walks with tea—anything that centers you in yourself and helps you to listen to the deeper aspects of life is encouraged this month. You will get wildly inspired and rejuvenated from even the slightest practice of what I am suggesting here. Expand yourself and enjoy the month, Virgo.
Hi, Libra. This month revolves around your self-expression, authenticity, and boldness. Do you feel comfortable being the center of attention? This month, all eyes may be on you more than you are used to. What is your message? Your favorite way to present yourself to others? How can your courage inspire others to be themselves, too? I believe that the way we dress is an adornment of the soul. What can you wear this month that makes you feel bold, powerful, courageous, and totally you? Think reds and power pieces. Don’t be afraid to stand out this month, Libra. Enjoy the month!
Hi, Scorpio. February revolves around finances and productivity at large for you. How well do you manage your money? Are you making what you’d like to be making, or would you like to make more? What are you doing to create the life of your dreams? Productivity is highlighted for you this month, as you may feel more inspired to take care of what you need to do to make your surroundings more beautiful, your job better, your dreams come to fruition, etc. Get clear and take proactive steps this month, Scorpio; the cosmos supports you!
Hi, Sagittarius. What’s your message this month? What do you have to say? Important conversations and how you come across to others are highlighted this month. I don’t think sharing what you think is a hard thing for you as a Sagittarius, but do you make sure that what you have to say is in alignment with who you really are? Do your words make you and others feel good about themselves, or could you stand to think before you speak? Relationships, career movement, and happiness in general are all affected by how we speak! You have a special opportunity this month to check in with yourself, Sag, and use your power for good!
Hi, Capricorn. February is a month for you to nest, nurture, and maybe spend a little more time at home than you usually would. I am sure you are busy being powerful and bossy this month, as always, but taking time to slow down and nurture yourself is extremely important, even for the bossiest of us! Spa dates, meditation, retreats, massages, essential oil treatments, or even sprucing up your home to be a restful Zen space are all highlighted for you this month. If you can slow down even just a bit, you will be ready for all of the fun and busyness the cosmos have in store for you next month!
Hi, Aquarius. February is your birthday month as well as an incredible time for you to have fun, let loose, and enjoy the lightness of being alive! Romance is also on high for you this month. Single? Get out and enjoy yourself! Your energy will be contagious and attractive to those around you. Partnered? Enjoy a romantic adventure with your boo. Do something out of the ordinary or take a short trip together. Creativity is also highlighted in this transit, Aquarius, so get cracking on any creative projects or just spend a sweet Saturday alone in creative mode.
Hi, Pisces. Your health, routines, and service to others are highlighted this month. Mundane tasks, scheduling, workmanship, and heavy attention to details are also important for you right now. What is your work schedule like? Are you attempting balance between work, passions, and self-nurturance for 2016? Morning yoga, morning meditation, drawing, designing, walks in nature, all of these things are a great way to balance your energies and help you be even more effective in terms of work or assisting others. If you take care of yourself first, Pisces, all else follows.