This week, Mercury heads into the sign of Virgo on the August 4.
Mercury is all about communication, travel and commerce, and Virgo is a force for organisation, planning, perfectionism and practicalities.
That means that this week, it’s time to organize your thoughts, ideas, communications, travel plans, and business proposals. Polish your best ideas in these areas and prepare to activate them.
Luck is on your side, if you can only prioritise and focus where you will invest your precious efforts.
Let the tarot guide you as to where that focus will yield the best results, with your star sign’s horoscope for the week ahead – July 31 to August 6.
March 21 to April 20
Tarot card for Aries for this week: Two of Coins
Meaning: Well well Aries, you can have it all (you have the biggest engine of all of the signs anyway so I am not surprised to see these Two of Coins).
Whatever your travel, business or communication objectives or plans this Virgo season, activate them all! Go for it on all fronts, because the more the merrier.
It may well be that one thing informs or accelerates another, perhaps they are all interlinked.
The halo effect of all of your activity is positive all around. Do everything on your list! Be relentless.
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April 21 to May 21
Tarot card for Taurus for this week: The Magician
Meaning: The Magician is linked to the planet of Mercury so this is going to be a very interesting few weeks for you, Taurus.
If you have any ideas at all relating to business, creative projects, entrepreneurial side lines or ventures, or making something… then accelerate them now, bring them to the forefront.
This is a lucky and auspicious time for you to make that pitch, apply for that role, send in your proposal, start that business. Go for it.
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May 22 to June 21
Tarot card for Gemini for this week: Page of Swords
Meaning: You can be such a crafty little magpie, Gemini, flitting here and there and switching sides, blowing hot one day and cold the next, just to keep yourself in the game but out of trouble.
The Page of Swords suggests this super skill of yours will be very useful this Mercury in Virgo season as people try to pin down your opinions or ideas when it’s not entirely safe to do so.
Keep hedging your bets and foxing them with your wordplay. Keep them guessing. Stay neutral.
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June 22 to July 23
Tarot card for Cancer for this week: Nine of Swords
Meaning: You’ve been really worrying about something related to travel, business or a conversation or dialogue you’ve had (or need to have). The Nine of Swords shows you nursing a secret anxiety about what might happen.
Cancer, face up to it. Start by voicing your anxieties out loud to someone you can trust. Just get it all out. Most of it is just vapor. What remains can be picked apart and tackled.
Get help by expressing yourself, get this all off your chest.
Head here for everything you need to know about being a Cancer
July 24 to August 23
Tarot card for Leo for this week: Strength
Meaning: Strength is the tarot card linked to Leo so this Mercury in Virgo season is an excellent time to push through any communication issues or obstacles you’ve experienced.
Crossed wires, mixed signals, broken lines of communication… you can address and repair them, you can do it because you are so very strong. And not just in confidence or bravery, but also compassion, authority, wisdom, resilience, and patience.
Use all your strengths and heal the rifts.
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August 24 to September 23
Tarot card for Virgo for this week: Nine of Coins
Meaning: Think about the long term, Virgo, and consider where you want to have visited, what career or business status you wish to achieve, and what type of relationships you want to be enjoying down the line.
All visions and ideals have to start being manifested somewhere, sometime. Why not now?
Plan ahead to fix your ideal goals. Track back to now to see how and where they could be planned, researched or even activated.
Head here for everything you need to know about being a Virgo
September 24 to October 23
Tarot card for Libra for this week: Four of Swords
Meaning: Something you’ve been working on in business, negotiation or travel has become complex and even completely overwhelming. You’ve tried to organise it, fix it, unravel it, and start over, but nothing has worked.
So, step back. The Four of Swords asks you to leave this thing to its own devices for a spell. Let it recalibrate in its own time. Stop meddling and go do something else…
When you return, things will be easier, maybe even sorted out all together.
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October 24 to November 22
Tarot card for Scorpio for this week: Queen of Swords
Meaning: Solo projects and goals are where it’s at this Mercury in Virgo season, Scorpio. Lone travels, solo ventures, personal development ambitions, private conversations maybe with Yours Truly.
Look inwards with the exacting Queen of Swords and think about where you want to improve, grow, do better.
Set a challenge. Be clear and precise. Set off and achieve it – job done.
Head here for everything you need to know about being a Scorpio
November 23 to December 21
Tarot card for Sagittarius for this week: Queen of Coins
Meaning: You have got a great idea for making money, Sag! It could be a winner. But how will you know?
Well, the Queen of Coins says it’s time to put this idea into action and just try it out.
Mitigate the risks, create a goal, make a plan, and have a go. No one is going to test-drive this for you, so you may as well live and learn and try it out yourself.
The Queen of Coins also promises it could actually work…
Head here for everything you need to know about being a Sagittarius
December 22 to January 21
Tarot card for Capricorn for this week: Page of Wands
Meaning: This is a time to throw caution to the wind, Cap, and broaden your horizons, spend some money (gasp!) and say what you feel like saying in the damn moment, without overthinking any of it.
Let loose. The Page of Wands urges you to be spontaneous, free, and live well and easy.
You work so hard. Try a little season of giving yourself a break, letting yourself off the hook, and enjoying the earnings and assets you’ve grafted to create.
Don’t do anything totally crazy… well, maybe just a little bit.
Head here for everything you need to know about being a Capricorn
January 22 to February 19
Tarot card for Aquarius for this week: The World
Meaning: The World is a symbol of travel and global aspirations and connections, so you need to broaden your horizons this Mercury in Virgo season, be that via literal travel, communication with people overseas, or even new business or education opportunities someplace abroad.
The world is vast but also inter-connected. We live in a global network. Do you feel like that?
Maybe it’s time to hook up and see what’s possible for you.
Head here for everything you need to know about being an Aquarius
February 20 to March 20
Tarot card for Pisces for this week: Knight of Cups
Meaning: Let yourself have an adventure this Mercury in Virgo season.
Get organized about taking yourself someplace romantic, imaginative, and fantastical. Create a schedule, a plan, and save up what’s needed, and spend August looking forward to this sentimental journey.
And then indulge and enjoy every second of it. You need this, and the Knight of Cups gives you full permission to do it.
Head here for everything you need to know about being a Pisces
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