Bess Matassa

New York, NY

Bess Matassa is a New York-based astrologer and tarot reader. After completing a PhD, she went rogue and started bringing heaven to earth through everything from zodiac perfume-making classes to tarot dance parties. She is the co-author of The Numinous Astro Deck (Sterling, 2019), the author of the forthcoming Zodiac Signs: Leo and Virgo (Sterling, 2020), and has been a cosmic consultant for brands and platforms including Teen Vogue, PureWow, and Almay cosmetics. Bess serves up mystical self-inquiry with a side of play, poetry, and pop music, harnessing the language of the cosmos to bring us deeper into the vivid world that surrounds us and the luscious, lovable selves we already are.
It’s Aquarius Season: Here’s Your February 2019 Home Horoscope
Throw back the blinds and flip on your light switches, astral voyagers. February 2019 injects our lairs with the spirit of liberation, as Aquarius energy catalyzes ground-shaking change and radical shifts in spatial perspective. Existing on the edge of what’s possible, this cosmic season asks us to make leaps without looking, having faith that the fluffiest pillows will rise to meet us.
Jul 30, 2020
It’s Pisces Season: Here’s Your March 2019 Home Horoscope
Slide out your underbed storage, astral voyagers. March offers a delicious portal into our past lives, as we feel into all the spaces of faith that can’t be proven, and practice sweet and soft non-judgment about everything that lies beneath our dust ruffles. Asking us to embrace our whole selves without assessing or analyzing, this mystical month invites us to transform dust bunnies into stardust.
Jul 30, 2020
It’s Aquarius Season: Here’s Your February Home Horoscope
Break on through the other side of the house, astro explorers! This month in the cosmos Aquarius planets are rocking our worlds, asking us to accommodate the kinds of radical changes that reimagine our four walls and far beyond. With the planet of action and impulse in fiery Sagittarius, these two energies take us on a nomadic journey to the edge of the possible, as we take a look at ourselves and our spaces and get ready to truly make that change.
Jul 17, 2020
It’s Leo Season: Here’s Your August Home Horoscope
Dip it in glitter and prepare for a sequined shimmy back-to-the-future, astral voyagers. This August’s cosmic journey is complete with fully fluffed hearts-on-sleeves, and the challenge of summoning our softness in the face of all that’s hard. The charge is led by the little lovecat Leo Sun, who travels through the skies for most of the month. Leonine energy presents us with the challenge of simplicity and succulence.
Jul 17, 2020
It’s Virgo Season: Here’s Your September Home Horoscope
Embrace the divine detail of even the most lowly dust bunnies, astral voyagers. This month’s cosmic mix is brought to you courtesy of Virgo’s careful curation, and this majestically microscopic mami reminds us that the commitment to cultivating our emotional and physical interiors helps us bring our distinctive spatial style to the world outside our doors.
Jul 17, 2020
It’s Taurus Season: Here’s Your May Home Horoscope
Dip it in dark chocolate and dive into the silk sheets, cosmic lovers. May is Taurus season, and the zodiac’s bovine bombshell infuses our lairs with Old Hollywood stylings, and reminds us that we are always, absolutely, worthy of what we desire.
Jul 16, 2020
It’s Gemini Season: Here’s Your June Home Horoscope
Break out your prismatic paints and line up your mood rings, space travelers. This month in the cosmos is a slip and slide into brand new perspectives, as planets in Gemini, Cancer, and Leo take us straight out of the black and white, and into the technicolor of our wet and wild inner visions. June’s key concepts are spatial sensitivity and constructive change, and there’s no better place to start than on our home turf.
Jul 16, 2020
It’s Sagittarius Season: Here’s Your December Home Horoscope
Bigger, bolder, faster, brighter. December’s cosmic climate sends us speeding into Sagittarius energies, and the zodiac’s megawatt My-Little-Pony invites us to embrace the wild, wide open roads before us. Think voyages of all flavors, dancing ’til the break of dawn, and reinvesting in the radical, luck-be-a-lady faith that life is absolutely on your side. So roll the dice and pack up your rollerboards for flights far beyond the known.
Jul 16, 2020
It’s the End of the Astrological Year—Here’s What Pisces Season Means For Your Home
Whether it’s a whirlwind home renovation, or a subtler turn towards a new shade of paint, trust that however you’re transforming is perfect, custom-cut for your own signature style of surrender.
Mar 2, 2020
Here’s What Aquarius Season Means For Your Home in February
It’s a magic month for incubating the seed of the new with compassionate curiosity.
Feb 5, 2020
What Capricorn Season Means For Your Home in January 2020
It’s a slow and steady start to the new decade. And the self-guided speed at which we choose to travel will define the very quality of the ride.
Jan 6, 2020
What Sagittarius Season Means for Your Home (and Your Zodiac Sign)
It’s time to harness time itself, letting the cold fact that none of this will last liberate our capacity to take a stand for what counts.
Dec 7, 2019
What Scorpio Season Means for Your Home (and Your Zodiac Sign)
With Scorpio and Sagittarius energies leading the pack, it’s a prime time to consider what’s already ready to let loose and expand all on its own.
Nov 13, 2019
What Libra Season Means for Your Home (and Your Zodiac Sign)
Fire up the pumpkin spice candles and let it all be illuminated. With sword-wielding Libra leading the charge, October asks us to stand steady in the spaces we’ve cleared and start to rebuild.
Oct 3, 2019
What Virgo Season Means for Your Home (and Your Zodiac Sign)
Assemble the donation boxes and power up your wood polish, astral voyagers. With Virgo energy paving the way, September is a month for aligned aesthetics and embodied ease.
Sep 12, 2019
It’s Leo Season: Here’s Your August 2019 Home Horoscope
With Leo energies ruling the first three weeks of August, and Jupiter and Mercury now galloping direct through fire signs, there can be a bombastic sense of expansion.
Aug 6, 2019
It’s Cancer Season: Here’s Your July 2019 Home Horoscope
Unzip your furniture covers and skinny dip straight into the couch pillows, cosmic voyagers. July’s cosmic medicine is a wet and wild cocktail of deep feels, as Cancer’s turquoise aquatics flood the skies.
Jul 9, 2019
It’s Gemini Season: Here’s Your June 2019 Home Horoscope
It’s a moment to consider where your life might be falling into place entirely of its own accord. Loosening our grip may also mean speaking it all into being.
Jun 6, 2019
It’s Libra Season: Your October Home Horoscope
Prepare your finest glass cleaner and step through the looking glass, astral voyagers. October’s cosmic clarity is brought to you by the sign of Libra, and the zodiac’s aspirational aesthete has us both reckoning with our spatial reality, and vision-boarding our dream houses. Libra energy’s notorious sense of “balance” actually reminds us that coming into equilibrium is a highly dynamic, individualized process.
May 3, 2019
It’s Scorpio Season: Your November Home Horoscope
Power up your flashlights for a deep dive into basements, and far beneath the bed, spatial voyagers. November’s cosmic mix finds us prepping for a full-throttle karmic clean out. Find pleasure in the purge, as you swap out past lives for future furniture. The astral plane is dominated by the Sun in Scorpio, which gifts us the glow-in-the-dark chance to make peace with every part of ourselves.
May 3, 2019
It’s Capricorn Season: Your January 2019 Home Horoscope
Roll out your plushest carpet and up your thread count, astral voyagers. January’s starlit floor plan is laboriously luxe and self-sufficiently sumptuous, as Capricorn energy fills the skies. The zodiac’s cosmic queen rules over her domain with ease, grace, and grit, deciding exactly which mountains to climb and tapping the resources to keep the throne for the long haul.
May 3, 2019
It’s Taurus Season: Here’s Your May 2019 Home Horoscope
Break out the good goblets and cover your bathtub in rose petals, astral voyagers. May’s magic comes courtesy of the zodiac’s edible flower, sweet, sumptuous Taurus, and invites us to plump it up and let all of the season’s explosive spring vitality simply come through us.
May 1, 2019
It’s Aries Season: Here’s Your April 2019 Home Horoscope
Crack open the cans of eggshell paint, and rev your vacuum cleaners, astral voyagers. April ignites the cosmos with a clean, clear call to action, as Aries energy urges us to refurbish, renew, and re-dedicate ourselves to our one-of-a-kind designs. This particular season comes locked and loaded with Pluto power. The lordess of the underworld, this planet’s position in April is a crushed red velvet carpet invitation to relish taking responsibility for our own existences.
Apr 3, 2019
What the Spring Equinox Means for Your Home, According to your Zodiac Sign
Queue the ’90s Enigma and bust out your Swiffer duster pads, astral voyagers. March 20th’s Spring Equinox offers up a sparkly return to innocence, and an opportunity to get fresh and clean both inside and out. Ushering in the cosmic New Year, the spring equinox is a potent portal that takes us from the dark, interior wintry mix of claw-footed bathtubs and down comforters, and into the light bright of rolled-up blinds and new life emerging through the pavement cracks.
Mar 20, 2019
It’s Sagittarius Season: Here’s Your December 2018 Home Horoscope
Unfurl your magic carpets and throw back the sash, astral voyagers. December in the cosmos asks us to give it up and turn it loose, as we surrender to the trust in what we cannot see, and offer ourselves up to be blended by the fully immersive experience of living. With mutable fire sign Sagittarius leading the pack of wild ponies, it’s a rolled-back ride to meet the rising road.
Dec 5, 2018
10 Ways to Survive (and Thrive) During Mercury Retrograde
Free your mind and the rest will follow. Forget what you thought you knew about email mix-ups, plane delays, and endless panic over signed contracts. This mid-2018 Mercury Retrograde season (from July 26 to August 19) is ripe for deep dives into our past narratives, revised relationships to our mission statements, and juicy convos about what we really want. To get to the good stuff though, we’ve got to first be willing to engage in a little myth-busting and self-empowered action.
Jul 28, 2018
It’s Cancer Season: Here’s Your July Home Horoscope
Slip into your seashelled sanctuaries, star-kissed space holders. This month in the cosmos finds us craving deep emotional retreat, and learning how to live with our longings, even when they can’t immediately manifest in the external world. The Sun spends most of the month in feel-it-to-heal-it Cancer, and the sign of the crab asks us to tuck into our secret shelters and childhood hideaways, to protect our tenderness, and to lean into our loony inner lifeworlds.
Jul 2, 2018
It’s Aries Season: Here’s Your April Home Horoscope
Sidle up to the starting block and strike a match, astral voyagers. April is Aries Season, and the scintillatingly simmering start of the astrological New Year! It’s go time for both literal and metaphorical Spring cleaning, as you prepare to purge what no longer serves and take an innocent leap into fresh linen sheets. But before you tear down the walls completely, remember that Mercury is retrograde in Aries for half the month, and Venus shifts into earthy pleasure seeker Taurus.
Apr 2, 2018
It’s Pisces Season: Here’s Your March Home Horoscope
Slip into some sweet silk sheets and get ready to drift away, mystic mermies. For most of this month, the Sun is in touchy-feely Pisces, and the prescription is pure surrender and shell-colored shades of allowing. Think of the possibility of simply “melting” into every area of your life. No hard focuses. No musts or shoulds. Just a sense of moving with and alongside the tidal shifts exactly as they are.
Mar 5, 2018
It’s Capricorn Season: Here’s Your January Home Horoscope
If it’s worth it, you’d better work it, spatial explorers. This month in the cosmos is made of solid earth and sinewy muscle, as a pack of Capricorn planets beckon us into the badass boardrooms of tough decisions and uphill climbs. But this energy isn’t all stellar struggle. The most decadent, delicious gift of the month ahead is the sweet sensation that we’ve self-sufficiently created our kingdoms with our two hands.
Jan 8, 2018
Your New Year’s Cosmic Cleanout: The Perfect Cleaning & Decluttering Plan for Every Zodiac Sign
New Year’s perpetually brings on the urge to purge, and with Mercury now out of retrograde and a pack of planets in Queen-of-the-Capsule-Collection, Capricorn, it’s a luminous moment to catch some serious stardust with your Swiffer.
Jan 4, 2018
Here’s What This Weekend’s New Moon Means For Your Home
With the Sun traveling through Scorpio this past month, and meeting up for a sparklingly potent New Moon on 11/18, it’s time to roll up your sleeves, dig into the trenches, and get ready for some serious purging. But this lunar energy lends the zodiac’s Phoenix sign a softer, sweeter edge. Let change feel like simply slipping off an old duvet cover. Easy, breezy, and ready for brand new dreams. Below, your sign-by-sign guide to both the stars and your interstellar interiors.
Nov 13, 2017