Sweet Scopes is a Sweet July series in partnership with Amber the Alchemist. Each horoscope season, we bring you tarot readings specific to your astrological sign, with beauty and wellness tips tailored to help you be your best self.
The Sun moves into Virgo from August 22 to September 22, and it’s no coincidence that Virgo season closes out the summer. After countless rooftop dates and hot girl summering, it’s time to recalibrate, realign with our goals and get things right for the last quarter of the year. The collective energy will look like pivoting our focus to routines, health, and overall well-being. Finally book those doctors appointments you’ve procrastinated on and cement daily habits that are both practical and sustainable.
With Mercury, the planet of communication, going retrograde just a week into the season, we’re also warned to be mindful of how to communicate with others. We need to get our internal dialogue in check, too. There’s a hypercritical undertone that may feel staggering, especially when we’re all trying to do the best that we can. Extend grace to yourself and those around you!
Get your tarot readings below! (Read your sun, moon, rising, and Venus astrological signs for the most accurate guidance.)
Virgo | Seven of Cups
If the Universe shared everything that is coming your way, you wouldn’t be able to fathom the karmic blessings that are en route. Everything that’s coming your way has been earned and well-deserved. Abundance is chasing you as new doors burst open, presenting tailored opportunities, pleasurable dates and so much more. However, every door that presents itself isn’t meant to be opened. You may feel hyperstimulated this month as new information surfaces weekly, but remember to stay grounded. In the words of the great TLC, “Don’t go chasing waterfalls.” With a new year of wisdom under your belt, consider what you can purge in your life, especially in your home and relationships. As you write new intentions for the year ahead, think about which relationships would support the execution of your goals. Who do you see yourself growing with? One thing to work on is loosening your grip on your responsibilities and allowing others to support you in the process. You won’t be able to escape conversations around the home—home ownership, interior design updates, renovations, or building a home or community that feels like a safe space. Your foundation is strong enough to pursue new dreams. Cheers to a sweet and emotionally rich solar return!
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Libra | 3 of Swords
This season, you’ll be shedding skin and seeking new solutions to recurring circumstances. Virgo season may feel like an ego death as situations, relationships and patterns you’ve been holding on to are suddenly clipped away from your life. The bigger question is, “Who am I without these things?” The Universe is making space for you to return to your authentic truth and follow your divine path, sans unhealthy attachments that have been standing in your way. Go through your closet and beauty shelves and purge out any items you’ve been hoarding. Relieve yourself of the pressure of placing others’ needs before yours. The only things that you should be clinging on to during this season are the lessons you’re acquiring in the process. Set genuine intentions and reconnect with your “why.” If your “why” springs from emotional contentment and correlates with your goals, you are on the right path. If the driving force is money, materialistic pleasures, or status, you may be met with resistance in your pursuit. The goal this month is to be heart-driven.
Scorpio | The Hierophant
It’s time to allow yourself to be led by what inspires you and feeds your soul. Document these moments. You may not feel like you’re ready yet, but you are stepping into a place in your life where you have acquired enough wisdom to be a guide, leader, or mentor and share your journey with others, even if you haven’t reached your destination yet. Push yourself closer to who you want to be and seek inspiration to be the best version of yourself. Outgrowing beliefs, relationships and habits are a part of this process. Your guides are delivering fresh perspectives to provide a new lust for life. Demystify fears that were projected on you by family members or society as a whole (cue Beyoncé’s “Church Girl”). Embrace spiritual tools that pique your interest from tarot cards to crystals. Don’t knock what you haven’t tried! New standards and outlooks call for a new community. By the end of the season, you may find yourself with a new group of peers or friends to level up with.
Sagittarius | Two of Pentacles
The energy of Virgo season will directly correlate to shifts happening in the 12th house of astrology, which rules your dreams, emotions and subconscious shifts, paired with the 2nd house, connected to material possessions, finances and the things we value. Make notes of your dreams and intuitive nudges. This could be a new business idea or a sign of where to invest your money, so don’t miss out on the opportunity! Committing to your growth also looks like challenging yourself to take a course, learn a new skill (or language!) or take on a new passion—without the pressure of profiting from it. The rewards for your hard work and creative ideas will be affirmed and, in the midst of that, you’ll be a magnet for like-spirited beings who are also seeking to live a more balanced life. So much will be happening this month; don’t forget to take a breather and appreciate the beauty that’s unfolding right in front of you.
Capricorn | 7 of Pentacles
Virgo energy pushes you to create consistent structure and commit to habits that support your foundation, but what about when your foundation is changing? You may feel like the full moon that occurred on August 11th shifted things around a bit. The magic that surfaces this season is directly correlated to your willingness to loosen your grip on beliefs, relationships and projects you’ve grown attached to. Pose the question: “How can I grow and be in alignment with my divine purpose?” This will help you begin to see the investments you may have outgrown. Align with the people, places and things that activate your heart. Grant yourself the time and space to do some soul searching, like immersing yourself in a new environment, learning about different spiritual laws, speaking to your mentors or elders, or diving into a book that reflects your current experiences. You are on a quest to find information that affirms what you’ve been feeling all along, so don’t be surprised if new philosophies and spiritual practices make their way to you. Look for angel numbers, like 11:11 or 4:44, to reassure you that while your foundation may be changing, you are always in the right place at the right time.
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Aquarius | Ace of Swords
As someone who lives in the future, constantly uncovering new ways to be of service to the world, it can feel like you are waiting for the world to catch up to you. Not everyone sees the world like you do, and that’s ok! Joel Arthur Barker once said, “Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.” Write this down and make it your daily mantra to ground your energy, ensuring you are not only envisioning but creating actionable steps to materialize your goals. Sharpen your skills, too. Going back to school, enrolling in a specialized course, or investing in new tools will help you grow. Virgo’s practical energy will help ensure you are making wise decisions, not spontaneous or premature ones. Hone in on one thing at a time (a planner will help with this!) and see it through before diving into anything else.
Pisces | King of Wands
Bossing up looks like advocating for yourself and steering yourself closer to your long-term goals with confidence, determination and charisma. You are alchemizing your creative ideas into a golden vision. Get comfortable with calling the shots—it may be time to add more people to your team to support you. Just because you can do it all doesn’t mean that you have to! If you’ve struggled with people in leadership positions, some of you may have the chance to step into a new leadership role and change the narrative. With the energy of the season also bringing our focus to health, some of you will be setting new wellness goals for yourself and creating a routine to hold you accountable. A community environment filled with people making those same commitments, like a pole class, will inspire you to stay on course. This season, you’ll make bigger strides when you make your responsibilities and goals a collaborative effort!
Aries | 9 of Wands
Pace yourself in the midst of a hectic schedule this month. Do not allow petty hiccups to deter you from your path. When you are on a journey towards bettering yourself and elevating your life, energy vampires can sense your growth and want to distract you from evolving. Don’t let them get into your head! Your strength is your power and you’re guided to discern what’s worth your attention. Not responding is a response, too. Stay focused and know that any obstacle that comes your way this season can be faced with a solution, you just may have to think out of the box. Surround yourself with loving people who are supportive and cheer you on along the way. Create a vision board or change your lock screen to something that relates to your goal for constant reassurance to stay on your journey. If things start to feel overwhelming, call on your honorable ancestors for protection and perseverance. The Universe will be sending you signs of inspiration that reassure you that you are almost at the finish line!
Taurus | 8 of Pentacles
How can you deepen your commitment to yourself? Virgo season poses that important question, which forces you to evaluate the time and energy you spend dedicated to your daily personal healing. Spiritual protection looks like monitoring your time on social media and even doing a social media cleanse by unfollowing accounts that don’t reflect who you are and what you believe. You might find success in creating a new account that showcases your skills in a new light, like a page exclusively for cooking, beauty products and reviews or digital journaling. Keep that “block” button active, too! Many of you will be stepping into lifestyles that may challenge your upbringing but could give you an opportunity to heal generational trauma. Give yourself permission to investigate new interests and skills that make you happy. Your heart is steering you in the direction of what’s best for you at this time. Trust yourself!
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Gemini | The Empress
You may feel frustrated that you are not as visible as you’d like to be, but rest assured your time is coming! The more confident you are in yourself and your innate abundance this season, the easier it will be to connect with people who are on the same wavelength as you. Pour into yourself with love and adoration because you are setting the standard of how you want others to treat you. You will see that the more you show up for yourself this season, the more others will show up for you, without you even having to ask. Pay attention to the little details that make you unique and lean into those things—like the beautiful freckles or natural sunkissed glow from the summer sun. Embrace the compliments you get, too, because when you feel beautiful, you shine from within. Your energy will be a magnet for lucky scenarios that make your days a little easier. Stay in gratitude to keep the momentum going! Oh, and don’t forget to check in with the feminine figures in your life. They may be dropping some gems on you.
Cancer | 3 of Pentacles ( Reversed)
To deepen connections, you have a tendency to want to share your wisdom with others. But this season, let the Universe be the teacher. You can continue to be the supportive peer and friend you are, but you’re also encouraged to allow those around you to lean into their own internal compass to guide them through the shifts in their life. Not everyone needs your protection. There are certain things that people have to experience themselves. This includes you, too! Trust your own path this season and avoid relying on others to help you make decisions. You don’t have to ask anyone for permission for what your heart and soul already know to be true. Some of you will face challenges in collaborative projects or decide that something that was intended to be a group effort will be better executed solo. If you’ve been working on something behind the scenes, it may not be time yet to share it with others. You will know what’s best for you!
Leo | 5 of Wands
Solange’s “Cranes in the Sky” feels like the soundtrack to your life right now—the uncertain space of seeking, but not knowing what exactly you’re looking for. This is an explorative season, as you seek answers to questions that challenge your familiarity. Some things will be up for debate as you find yourself torn between two options. There will be at least one turning point this season that shifts the direction you’re headed in, but you will be intuitively warned beforehand, so it should not come as a surprise. If you’ve been struggling in an area, especially as it relates to your foundation and family, it’s likely to hit a halt this season, for the purpose of rebuilding. Dress in red and incorporate red foods into your diet for grounding energy and to activate your root chakra. If you begin to see the number “5” or “555,” the Universe is signaling that change on the horizon. Your guidance for Virgo season is to release your attachments to outcomes or obligations that have forced you to exert unnecessary energy. Let the Universe close doors that were intended to stay closed and lean into adjacent possibilities and solutions.