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! We find ourselves with the sun in Taurus among a Mercury Retrograde (it will move direct May 3), which is an interesting way to begin a month. Productivity, sensuality, pleasure, and power are all highlighted this month. Taurus works hard, but it’s also playful.
May should be harmonious and truly wonderful, so read on to see what the Cosmos have to say for your unique sign.
This month, after all of the activity from your birthday period, it’s time for a bit of R and R. Spend a little more time at home this month; nurture yourself with a trip to the spa or with healthy foods. Beautifying your home space is also highlighted. Mercury is currently retrograding into your lovely sign, so don’t be surprised if stuff from the past comes up, and mind what you say: Your words might leave your lips quicker than your mind can analyze the repercussions.
Happy Birthday, Taurus! What a wonderful time of year for you, as romance, lightheartedness, creativity, and fun of all kinds are highlighted for you this month. What do you have planned for your birthday this year? Celebrate in style, Taurus, and perhaps pamper yourself a little more than usual, too.
Balance is key for you this month. Has your work schedule been taking over everything? Has your exercise routine become nonexistent? If you are already on the balance train, keep it going! If skipping breakfast and going straight into the insanity of your day has become the norm, it’s time to shift things into harmony this month. Meditation is great; try something guided on YouTube.
Relationships of all sorts are up for you this month. Do they feel balanced? Do you give more than you tend to receive? May can also be an excellent month to put some of your relationships under the microscope: How can they become better or more fulfilling, and how can you contribute more? If there are certain ones that feel they need to come to an end, make any major changes with grace and consideration.
Sensuality, depth, and the deeper sides of life are all highlighted for you this month. You may be feeling extra sexual this month, so give in to the sensation, and enjoy yourself! Just be sure to do so with awareness and gratitude. On the flip side, if you don’t feel like diving under the sheets, take some time to be with yourself. Meditation is definitely great; it could help you answer some much-needed questions that have been occupying your mind lately.
Travel or expanding your horizons are up for you this May. Have you been feeling like it’s time to get away? Book those tickets. Need a mental break or new stimulation? Take a quick adventure out of town. Mind expansion is also highlighted with this transit, so take a language course, a cooking class, or even a teacher training. You will feel amazing and proactive, which I know is important to you.
May is an excellent time to get productive and focused. You could receive some incredible news pertaining to something you’ve been building or focused on for a while. Set tangible goals, and work on them this month. Venus will move out of her retrograde shadow soon, which will have an incredible impact on your energy levels and inner peace.
Get daydreaming this month, Scorpio! What are some goals, visions, or ideas that you’ve had in the forefront of your mind lately? Write them down. Collect photos that inspire you, make a Pinterest board, or cut out images from magazines. Life gets busy, but taking a minute to dream and get excited about the future is super important; it’ll do wonders for your energy and productivity this month.
Rest, meditation, and all-around chill vibes could be a wonderful idea for you this month. Do you have a minute to take a breather? I suggest this because your transit for May is a bit of a spiritual one, and the more you can take care of yourself in a deeper way, the better. Spa, massage, journaling, or getting a tarot or astrology reading are all a great idea. Enjoy getting mystical!
New beginnings and reemergence color your month, Capricorn. You may even feel like changing up your wardrobe a bit or going with a new hair style. (Venus is now direct, so you are good with all of that.) Where can you step out and be truly original this month, Capricorn? Where do your passions call you? Be innovative and self-aware in your approach, and you could be met with some pretty wonderful experiences this month. Study the “Law of Attraction,” if you want to see what I mean.
This is a money transit for you this month, so I recommend getting squared away on all things financial: saving, spending, and the like. Do you have some goal that needs your attention and your finances to back it? Have you been waiting to make a big purchase or pay down some debt? Pay some attention to your finances this month, the same as you would to a good friend. If you want more inspiration, check out our past article on 50/30/20 budgeting.
Adventure colors your month after a relaxing April. Small-town adventures, new sights, sounds, and perhaps even budding friendships could all color your month. Now is a time to celebrate the lighter sides of life, and gain a fresh perspective on things. I know you can at times be bogged down by the weight of the world, but make sure to reach out to others for assistance when that happens.