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, and book an astrology or tarot reading with her. Benson will be sharing her insights exclusively with Who What Wear readers every month.
Happy July, everyone! The stars this month have us transiting (a transit is a specific astrological event or moment involving how the planets are moving around the zodiac) through the nurturing and watery sign of Cancer until July 22, and then moving into the playful, buoyant sign of Leo until the end of the month. Collectively, the emotive energy that Cancer represents in the zodiac asks us to take care of ourselves in the peak of the summer months. Moving into Leo, we shift into a lighthearted energy where play and celebrating our most important relationships are put into focus. We start off July with a beautiful full moon aspecting both the planets Venus and Jupiter: This promises good vibes for everyone; just make sure to look up tonight!
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Hi, Gemini! Happy summer; this is your month to have fun! Getting creative, having a night out with friends, or romancing with life are all excellent things to do while this energy is gracing your sign. You probably have a lot of energy left over as the action-oriented planet of Mars was cruising through your sign the last month; ride out the tail end of this “do” energy and put it toward letting loose a bit. Feeling drained from it all? Take an art class, paint, or start piano lessons. Do something creative and meditative. Whatever you do, enjoy yourself!
Hi, Aries! Happy July! This month marks an excellent time to hone in on your communication skills—where and how you communicate yourself best or where you could assert yourself a bit better. Communication from the heart and not just the head is a great reminder for you this month: Is there someone you need to clear something up with? Have you been waiting to discuss a certain business opportunity or idea with a boss or friend? Need help? Ask. Even jotting down ideas, goals, and visions is great. Utilize the Gemini energy gracing you this month, Aries, and speak up!
Happy July, Taurus! This is a great month for you to nest and rest in your home sector. July can be a great time for you to spend some time at home and just be. Too busy? (You probably are because you are a Taurus.) Making home improvements, planting that new garden, having a dinner party at your place—all of these things apply. Make sure to nurture yourself as well; the zodiac energy of Cancer is gracing your sign this month and encourages you to take care of yourself and others. Enjoy the month, Taurus!
Happy birthday month, Cancer! Interestingly enough, in the month marked by your solar return (birthday), this is an excellent time to consider how you take care of yourself, your life, routine, and vitality before venturing on your next trip around the sun. Nurturing your own physical well-being as much as you often do for others is highlighted here. How can you take care of yourself better? Are yoga and green juice part of your routine? What small things can you add in each day to show yourself appreciation? Give it a think and take immediate action. Enjoy your month!
Hey, Leo! Happy July! It’s almost your birthday, and the month prior highlights relationships at large for you. Do you have any key relationships in your life that could use some love and attention right now? As a Leo, you are often one of the best at giving and receiving love, and right now is an excellent time to shower a little extra energy on people who could use it most from you. Take your significant other out to dinner, road-trip with a bestie, or plan a night out with your favorite group of people. What you give to your relationships, you receive back 10 times. Enjoy!
Hi, Libra, and happy July! The theme for you this month involves travel and exploration: foreign travel or expanding your horizons in some way. Have time to whisk yourself off to Thailand? Or maybe the next state over? Ready to start that class you’ve been wanting to try or pick up a new book? A month colored by the energy of Sagittarius encourages you to explore! Be willing to take a look at things in a new and different way—learning and traveling are often the most apparent ways we can do this. Enjoy, Libra, and happy travels!
Hi, Capricorn! Believe it or not, this month has the opportunity to actually be peaceful for you if you are willing to slow down and listen to your soul a bit. Ever try yoga, meditation, or dream journaling? (If not, google these things.) The stars are asking you to get a little deeper than perhaps you are used to, because I know you stay busy taking over the world and keeping everything in order. A month colored with this energy offers a time to slow down and get deep, and if you don’t think you have the time, try this simple technique: Meditate for three minutes in the morning when you wake up; all you need to do it focus on your breathing before you start a busy day. Enjoy the soul searching!
Hi, Scorpio! This month revolves around career at large for you. How do you feel about your work? Are you happy and satisfied with it, or is there something you’d like to add or take away? Do you feel you are doing your life’s work, or is there still something to discover here for you? Any and all exploration or celebration around your career is encouraged. Exploration: There’s something missing. Celebration: You’re happy where you are, so celebrate! Either way, enjoy the journey this month, Scorpio!
Hi, Sagittarius. :) Happy July to you. So this month has to do with friendships and being in service of some kind to others. Are there any particular friendships that could use a little extra attention from you this month? Anywhere you can donate some time, extra clothes, or good energy? The energy gracing your sign this month asks you to step outside yourself a bit and see how good it feels to do good for others. Also consider your life vision: Take a moment this month to vision-board or write down where you’d like to see yourself in five or 10 years. Have a great month, Sagittarius!
Hi, Virgo! So this month is a great month for you to get deep—a time colored by the energy of Scorpio is an excellent time for self-exploration. Meditation, yoga practice, and extra sleep are excellent ways you can honor yourself and the energy available to you this month. Self-exploration and depth are things we often overlook in our busy lives, but the reward granted for taking care of how we tick and how we feel is extremely important. Think of it this way: Any time you spend this month in meditation, journaling, or in a great yogic practice can propel you tenfold with work or anything else you are really care about. It’s great to consider. Enjoy your month, Virgo!
Hey, Aquarius, and happy July! So this month it’s all about you: your self-image, your style, and how you present yourself to the world. How do you feel about yourself, Aquarius? Does it reflect in your personal style and the charisma you bring to your life? A month colored with the energy of Aries asks you to embody your strongest and most forward-moving self. Step out and be bold: Maybe try a new look, hairstyle, or something that shows how great you feel about who you are. Enjoy the month, Aquarius!
Hi, Pisces! The month of July is a money month for you—how good are you with your money? Do you spend too much or hold it too tightly? Do you feel good about your financial life and what you are building? Are you familiar with the adage of “paying yourself first” before buying those perfect shoes? Either way, Pisces, a month colored with the energy of Taurus is a good one for you to create security and focus on what you are building for the future. If you are feeling good with your financial freedom, reward yourself and then save some for later. ;) Enjoy!