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 May, everyone, and welcome to Taurus! We are experiencing a lot of retrograde planets this month, so I would advise being patient and making sure you are getting excellent amounts of sleep, exercise, and healthy eating, if possible! Retrogrades are not necessarily meant to be a negative experience, but they can be frustrating if we aren’t willing to slow down our pace of life just slightly!
May looks to be a really beautiful and enlightening month; enjoy the energies at hand, and read on to see what’s in store for your unique sign this month!
Hi, Aries. This month, we rest! I know slowing down isn’t your strong suit, but May marks a time where taking it easy and spending more time in your home sector will be vastly rewarding. Not to mention, your ruling planet, Mars, is retrograde until the end of June, meaning your energy may feel a little on the underexpressed side. Spend time at home, make tea, get more Zs, beautify your home, make sure your bed is comfy, meditate… etc.
Hi, Taurus. Happy birthday month to you! In perfect birthday fashion, May marks a time for you to cut loose and have a bit of fun. Take time to enjoy the simple pleasures: time with friends, romances, children, and playful creativity are all highlighted for you here. Life can get serious, so make sure to take care of what brings you pleasure and makes you appreciate being alive. Life is short but beautiful!
Hi, Gemini. This month, the cosmos ask you to take care of your health, your work routine, and your balance between the two. Have you been foregoing yoga for the sake of a hefty work schedule? Taking care of your body is extremely important this month. Morning yoga and green juice before a busy workday are key. The energy surge you’ll experience by taking care of your body is better than even the best morning espresso!
Hi, Cancer! This month highlights relationships and partnerships of all kinds for you. What are some key relationships in your life right now? Visualize them for a moment, whether it’s family, friends, lovers, or a specific partnership (business or romantic). Do your relationships feel balanced? Is there one specifically that could use a little more love than the others? Communicate your feelings. Now is always a great time.
Hi, Leo! May is a sensuous and powerful month for you. Sexuality, secrets, and power dynamics are all highlighted here. You may find that you feel more sensual than usual, and you want to express yourself in that new way. Enjoy this power surge, and channel it into work and creativity as well.
Hi, Virgo! May marks a month of exploration, learning, and expansion for you. Do you have any long-distance travel planned? Have you been wanting to take a class to learn something new? Foreign language, spiritual philosophies, and anything that takes you out of your comfort zone are all highlighted here. You’ll feel incredibly alive, so go ahead and try something or do something totally new.
Hi, Libra! May marks a powerful month in terms of your career. You’re going to feel extremely focused on goals and successes, perhaps even more than other times of the year. You also won’t mind feeling like the center of attention. Capitalize on the energy at hand, write lists of goals, and knock them out this month. Take action; you’re going to feel great.
Hi, Scorpio! This month friendships and life visions are highlighted for you. Have you ever made a vision board? Or thought about where you’d like your life to be in five years? This month, hone in on future plans, goals, ideas, and visions. Make sure they are inspiring! Same goes with your friends—make sure they are inspiring.
Hi, Sagittarius! This month is a good time to slow down a bit, meditate, and look inward. If you feel called to get a tarot or psychic reading with someone you trust to delve into a part of your life that isn’t working for you, give it a try. Yoga, extra sleep, and treating yourself well are also highlighted. In a transit like this, remember that your spirit is just as important as your body and your mind.
Hi, Capricorn! This month may mark a time of reinvention for you. Have you been feeling called to get a new haircut or make over your wardrobe? You won’t feel shy in terms of being the center of attention or being innovative in some part of your life either. Utilize the energy at hand for you this month, and make yourself feel good, especially when it comes to your outward appearance.
Hi, Aquarius! This is a money month for you! Have you been focused on saving? Or is there something in particular you’d like to buy? This month, all things money and productivity-related are highlighted for you. Make the most of it—get your hands dirty and look after your finances. If some changes are in order, now is an amazing time!
Hi, Pisces! May marks a time of speaking your mind and expressing yourself. Writing, journaling, letters (or emails), short trips, close friends, and the like are all highlighted here. Do you need to express yourself to someone in particular? Anything unfinished or in need of some extra attention can also be taken care of this month. If you need a little R&R, go on a short trip (with a good friend) and talk the whole way.