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.
Happy New Year and happy January, everyone! We find ourselves in Capricorn to start off an auspicious and powerful year ahead. Capricorn is a great place to begin a year because of its disciplined, grounded, and steadfast approach to life. New Year’s resolutions are usually on everyone’s mind right now—a new space to wipe the slate clean and let go of old patterns and habits that get in the way of our happiness. Take advantage of the Capricorn new moon at hand this week; set your intentions, meditate, and clarify how you’d like to make this month an amazing start to your year.
Read on to see how the cosmos speaks to your unique sign for January 2017!
Hi, Aries, and happy 2017! For your first month of the year, you will be getting a bit deep and slowing down. This is a good thing! Better to start off a busy year taking care of yourself versus burning out too quickly. In keeping with New Year’s resolutions, January encourages you to let go of any disempowering habits or relationships. Get clear with yourself on how you’d like to make 2017 different, and remove what had kept you from getting there in years past. When you take something away, make sure to add something pleasurable, healthy, and empowering in its place!
Hi, Taurus! Happiest 2017. For this month, you focus on getting outside your comfort zone: World travel and learning something new are all highlighted here for you. Is there something for this year you’d really like to know how to do? A new language perhaps or skillset? If you don’t have time to whisk yourself off to Bali anytime soon, then crack into a good book or new hobby. Anything that inspires you and gets you outside the mundane is a great way to begin your 2017, Taurus! Enjoy.
Hi, Gemini! You start out 2017 fully focused on your career and work in the world. What are your biggest career motivations this year? What gets you excited to get out of bed in the morning? If you need to make changes, this is a great time to do so. Set tangible goals, focus on them, and charge! You will feel practical and grounded in your approach and empowered as you receive recognition for the hard work you implement.
Hi, Cancer! You start out the year dreaming and scheming for the future ahead. If you feel so inspired, sit down and create a vision board for yourself this year. What would you like to experience? What images and visions cultivate excitement in you? Make sure that the people around you inspire and encourage your dreams; this is incredibly important as you are very sensitive to other people! Take time to also be social this month and let the world inspire you.
Hi, Leo! You begin 2017 on a bit of a slower note, which is good so you can really jump into the New Year with a bang. Take time this month to sleep, take care of yourself, retreat, meditate, and just generally chill out. January is winter, so go with the flow of the season. Take time to journal or self-reflect on how you’d like to turn this year into an incredible one for yourself and the people around you. Prepare yourself for next month, which will be a very outgoing and powerful time for you.
Hi, Virgo! You start out the year renewed, with a focus on yourself and how you’d like to make 2017 incredible. Updating and evolving your look can even be highlighted here. How can you present yourself to the world differently this year? How can you express the unique and wonderful you? You will feel inspired, enterprising, and perhaps even courageous, so capitalize on this energy, Virgo! Happy 2017!
Hi, Libra! You start off the year with a focus on your finances, productivity, and stability. Hopefully, that sounds good to you because it is great to start off any New Year on stable footing! What are your financial goals for the year? Do you want to save money or make a big purchase? Sitting down and having a “date” with your money could be time well spent this month. Go over your spending patterns and set goals for the year. It might sound mundane, but it could lead to massive success for your 2017!
Hi, Scorpio. Happy 2017! January is a social time for you and perhaps even a lighthearted one too! Get out and spend time with friends or a new social group. Explore new parts of your city or take a quick trip to somewhere nearby out of town. You may feel more apt to want to connect, communicate, and be sociable this month, Scorpio, and who knows? Maybe someone new you meet out on your adventures could have a positive impact on your year ahead!
Hi, Sagittarius! You start the year out chilled out and resting in your home sector. This is a good thing! It will revive you and get you ready for a powerful and busy year ahead. Take as much time as you can this month to rest, rejuvenate, and beautify your home. Taking a trip to the spa, updating your bed, and switching up your décor are all highlighted for you here. Connecting with your family is also encouraged this month—anything that feels nurturing and can send you into the rest of the year refreshed.
Happy birthday, Capricorn! This is your month to celebrate the lighthearted sides of life: Romance, creativity, time with loved ones, children, etc. are all highlighted for you here. Do something adventurous and expressive for your birthday season, maybe even something out of the ordinary that makes you feel good and come alive. Enjoy celebrating the beginning of another year around the sun!
Hi, Aquarius! You start off the year in keeping with any New Year’s resolutions you may have made. The cosmos asks you this month to balance health and well-being with all of your busy productivity, and hopefully this can be a theme you maintain throughout 2017. Healthy eating, yoga, and meditation balanced with work will help you feel revitalized and sustained. This may sound like common knowledge, but it’s usually the first thing out the door when we are too busy. You’re on the right foot, Aquarius. Have a great month!
Hi, Pisces! You start off the year with a focus on relationships. You may feel a greater need than usual to work in partnership with others, or at the very least have someone to bounce ideas and thoughts off of—this will help you gain a better understanding of yourself. If you partake in client work, this could be an especially busy time for you. If you are in a relationship, take time this month to show you care. If you are single, take care to love yourself and spend time with quality people.