Meet the talented astrologer Natalia Benson! We spoke to this LA based babe about her career, inspiration + (of course) our new Zodiac Notebook collaboration.
Ok, so first things first - How did it all begin? How did you decide to pursue a career in Astrology?
It’s quite a magical happenstance actually (but of course!) - I was going through a pretty bad breakup around the age of 21 and a girlfriend at the time asked if I was into Astrology. She turned me onto this website where the Astrologer did daily reports for each sign - I was instantly hooked although a natural skeptic, at the uncanny messages and healing I was receiving in feeling like my situation was happening in flow with something bigger than me. I listened to his reports daily for nearly 8 months until I finally purchased a Natal Chart Reading - needless to say it was ground breaking and I was hooked for life. I decided to pursue a career in Astrology (and the Mystical) because of the profound healing & empowerment it’s brought to my life. It is truly my deepest joy to get to share that with people.
What have your biggest pinch me moments been?…
Hmm.. i’ve had many! I think realising that what we dream about & truly desire from our hearts can be a reality. My work with the mystical has connected me with some truly remarkable people as well as revealed to me how life can be non-stop magic. I’m truly grateful for all of it.
And on the flip side what have the most challenging moments been?…
I think pursuing your dreams has an inherent challenge in it. I have been brought to my knees many times with fear questioning if I could really pursue what I want, and/or feeling like certain parts of my life were stifled from following my soul. Sticking to what you feel truly called around will test you, but it is *always* worth it. I know this to be true.
You're such a positive person and you can feel that amazing energy through your videos, live Instagram stories and numerous posts. Along the way what and who personally inspired you and inspires you today too to be the positive person you are...
Oh wow, thank you babe : ) Well, the first persons who comes to mind are my Mom & Grandmother. They raised me with a lot of wisdom, kindness, grace & humour and both have had a hugely profound impact on me becoming who I am. I also have the most remarkable group of women in my life in Los Angeles who are there for me through thick, thin and everything between. One of my best friends is named Anna, she is also an Aries, she inspires me to step into my power and be my best self everyday. We also laugh our asses off together which is an added bonus..!
As a business woman it's always important to have a support network by your side - who are yours?
Oh yes! Well as mentioned above, my Los Angeles sisters & gaggle of Instagram Babes keep me centered & motivated.
Now, on to the beautiful Zodiac Notebook Collaboration we did together! Firstly from my side - you were such a dream to work with. You are super organised, you're passionate and you absolutely nailed the brief! I'm over the moon with the range thanks to you! What was your favourite thing about the collaboration and what made you decide to come on board with it?
Oh my gosh babe, this was truly a massive honour & I couldn’t be more excited to release these beauties out into the Universe! I can’t thank you enough for asking me.
Well firstly, I am kind of obsessed with all things Australian - I feel your sense of aesthetic and thoughtfulness in branding & meaning are so remarkably executed, both you Beck & Australian-companies collectively. I also happen to adore who connected us (Saasha Burns) and when seeing what you were presenting it really spoke to my heart - I also happen to be a bit OCD, writing everything down & staying perhaps a bit too organized (I have a Capricorn-rising;) so I felt this was a match made in heaven for me!!
You are such an incredible writer and you have such a wealth of knowledge in astrology - does it come naturally to you?
So it’s pretty amazing but I have always been a good writer! Before I knew about Astrology I was always great with words, especially when expressing & writing from my heart. I happen to have all of my Aries planets in what is known as the 3rd House (a Gemini House), which rules over communication & writing. The Astrology knowledge has come to me over the years with a lot of studying, reading & working with clients!
What are the top 3 ways you organise your life?…
- I make lists like a mad woman
- I keep my home, car & space clean & totally clutter free
- Meditation & exercise
Stationery wise - are you a….Diary Lover / To Do List Lover / Calendar Lover / Sketch Book lover - or all of the above?!
I would say To Do List x Calendar Lover!!
Describe your workspace... What essentials would we find at your desk?
I have a lot of light at my desk which for me is a must! Crystals of course, my spiritual books, photos of my family & inspiring quotes & sayings. I have to keep my desk top super clear so I don’t get distracted but I do love beautiful decorum to keep me inspired : )
And finally - the fun part - what are your plans + goals for 2018?
My plans & goals for 2018 circumvent around stepping into my feminine power, loving myself for who I am, knowing how to breath & chill out when necessary and then, slaying my never ending to-do list : )
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