Atiya Walcott is a YouTuber and Cancer Sun living in Los Angeles, CA with her fellow water sign fiancé. Atiya takes The Scope through her day as a *self-proclaimed* highly emotional person. A typical day for her is packed with journaling, filming, laughing, crying, and sharing it all with YouTube.
What are your big 3 – Sun, Moon, and Rising signs?
Sun: Cancer | Moon: Aries | Rising: Virgo
I learned so much more about myself when I learned I was an Aries moon. So many of my personality traits and moods are Aries.
3 adjectives to describe you?
Dramatic | Funny | Loyal
Where do you live/where are you from?
I live in Los Angeles, CA. I grew up in Princeton, New Jersey.
What do you do for work? Does your sign play into your career at all?
I am a YouTuber. Without a doubt my sign plays into my career. Be it what videos I am inspired to make, or the moments I randomly burst into tears while filming. I get to design my own days and I love that. I design days suited to the very dramatic water sign that is me—crying, journaling, laughing in the name of YouTube.
Do you gravitate towards certain signs as friends/collaborators/partners?
I wouldn’t say that I do, but as I said my fiancé is a Pisces. Other water signs tend to understand me best because they can empathize with my emotional states.
What’s a typical morning look like for you? How does astrology play into that?
I feel a little too seen by this question. I am an incredibly emotional—can’t stress that enough—water sign, who spends their mornings, afternoons, and evenings journaling.
How, if at all, does astrology impact your daily life? Do you read your horoscope?
Astrology doesn’t impact my daily life, but my horoscope is the first place I turn whenever I am going through a heightened emotional state. As a Cancer this used to be all of the time, but as I continue to get older and more mature, I have found ways to temper the water sign in me. I am slightly less dramatic than I once was. Slightly. I tend to check the sign compatibility between me and my romantic partners, and now I am very happily engaged to a Pisces.
What does the work day look like for you? Does your zodiac sign help you out?
I set my own work schedule. My days are filled with filming, editing, working out, cooking, writing, and creating. Simply, I spend my days being creative and sharing those creations with others.
If you were to select one color from the DOOZ celestial rainbow, what would your power color be and why?
Red. My birth stone is a Ruby. I am an Aries moon, and the red Aries Sweater-T speaks to me!
If you could give someone one DOOZ piece, who would it be and what would you give them? Would you pick their sign?
If I could give someone one DOOZ piece, it would be a Leo Bandana for my little sister. She is such a Leo, and she could style a bandana 15 different ways.
DOOZ partnered with Actually Curious to get to know Atiya a little bit deeper. The following are a few questions from their thoughtful, question-based card game:
What were the holidays like for you growing up?
Holiday’s were always spent at my Aunt’s house with all of my cousins. I am so nostalgic for that era of my life.
What foods remind you of home?
Kit Kat bars remind me of home! My great grandmother, Charlotte, would always sneak them to me as a child before she passed. I’d always save the foil they used to come wrapped in.
I wish I could share _____ with human kind.
I wish I could share laughter with human kind. If you can laugh together, you can do anything together.
Imagine yourself in the future. What will your greatest life accomplishment be?
Helping young women who weren’t as fortunate as me to get an education. I want the earth to be flooded with female scientists. Might just save the world.
To wrap up the Actually Curious portion of this interview, a featured Cancer question: Who was your childhood best friend? Where are they now?
My childhood best friends were Elena and Jevon. I think they are in New Jersey, haha! We fell out of contact when I moved, pre-social media era.
How do you style your DOOZ piece(s) and how do you feel when wearing your sign?
Check out my YouTube video to see how I style my pieces! They make me feel groovy.
How would you style your DOOZ piece(s) for a night out?
I would style my DOOZ, Aries Sweater-T, with boot-cut flare jeans and 70's style platform boots. I’d wear long hair with a middle part and of course a bunch of earrings and rings--no necklace. I dress like a completely different person every time I leave the house, so I’d probably style it completely differently the next night!
What books are on your nightstand right now?
‘Waking Up, A Guide to Spirituality without Religion’ by Sam Harris
‘The Secret’ by Rhonda Byrne
‘Pride and Prejudice’ by Jane Austen
‘Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup’ by John Carreyrou
Someone hands you the AUX at a party. What do you play?
‘Cold Little Heart’ by Matthew Kiwanuka
‘Hooligan’ by Baby Keem
‘P**** Talk’ by City Girls
‘Nights’ by Frank Ocean
What’s your one beauty secret?
Joy. Being happy and smiling—for yourself not for anyone else—has me feeling pretty darn beautiful these days.
How do you unwind/decompress at the end of the day?
I like to make dessert, have a glass of wine, and smoke a j—cut that last bit out if need be, haha! I journal every night before getting into bed to watch something with my fiancé.
Are you watching/have you recently watched anything you’d recommend?
The last show I truly loved was Succession on HBO. The last movie was The Platform on Netflix. I recently re-watched a beautiful film called ‘Umbrellas of Cherbourg’ that I couldn’t recommend more!
What’s your favorite thing to do on the weekends?
I love to go out to dinner. I also love to work.
Any given day is incomplete without…?
What are your favorite DOOZ pieces?
I love the Céleste Bag of course. It’s a fantastic size and shape, for both style and accessibility. I also love the Key Keepers!