Virgo Horoscope: August 23 – September 22

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Virgo 2021 Horoscope (August 23 - September 22)

Quiet and contemplative Virgo has entered the scene. Leo saw you going out of your comfort zones to do new things and gain new experiences.

Now it’s time to let Virgo, the planner, take control. Taking everything you learned in Leo, figure out how it can help you in the future, then build your path to your coming success!


The Devil | Six of Swords | The Moon 

When the going gets tough, the tough get going but you’re not as tough as you think. There’s a list of problems you’ve been ignoring and the most important is how you feel about work and love. They make you feel trapped and the stress is driving you to look for a way out. It’s time to stop powering through the stress and figure out what to do next.  

Don’t take this as a sign to end your relationship or hand in your two weeks notice just yet. Ask yourself if this situation can be improved with a long conversation and a lot of emotional elbow grease. If it can’t, move on.  

Don’t tolerate shitty people for a check or a hug. It’s your life and you deserve the best. It’s going to be difficult going forward, wading through what’s likely an emotional minefield, but stay strong. Only you can put yourself on the path to happiness.  


Seven of Cups | High Priestess | Eight of Cups

Get your head out of the clouds! You got a lucky break last season but don’t expect it to last through Virgo.  It’s time to make a plan, a five year plan or a set of bullet points, to get through this season in one piece. Without one, you’ll get stuck in a rut.  

Cold, hard logic may not get you safely through this season. Your intuition has been trying to get a message through. It’s been saying it’s time to move on. Unfortunately moving on also means letting go. 

People and things, no matter how important they are, can hold you back. Don’t let them. Find your support system and let them help you make your next move. 


Ace of Pentacles | Ace of cups | The Emperor

After a season of grief, things are finally turning around.  A great loss shocked you in Leo and, after a lot of work, you’re finally on solid ground. 

With this newly found stability it’s time to get your life back on track. Although it may be hard, it’s time to let go of the pain and move on. The process won’t be easy or quick. But all journeys start with a step.

It’s up to you whether or not you let the grief rule your life. While navigating this strange world, it’ll help to set goals. Do things that bring order to your life and find a new baseline.

Gemini tarot cards. Imani Benjamin-Wharton | Avant-Youth


Ace of Wands | Six of Cups | Six of Swords 

You were totally scrambled in Leo. Now you’re steady, focused and ready to attack your problems head on. The most important problems are the people and things holding you back.

When you move on, you’re not abandoning friends and family. They’ve done their best to protect and support you so you can reach this milestone. Don’t throw their hardwork away by refusing to do the legwork to get to your next goal. This is just part of the process of growing as a person.

If you’re finding it hard to move on, it’s time to figure out why. Are you stuck remembering the good times even though the present is hurting you? Or are you getting in your own way, convinced you can’t succeed? Find out what’s holding you back and decide if it’s worth missing out on a happy future.


The Fool | Knight of Pentacles | Two of Cups

It’s time to embrace a new adventure. Your quest for success starts when you make the first move. But don’t forget to bring a friend along. 

The power of friendship has solved more problems than it’s made and a steadfast and loyal companion will make the tough times bearable. Share your burdens and successes as you journey to happiness. 

Determination and focus aren’t the only things that make great heroes. It’s the friends you make along the way. As cheesy as that sounds, name one hero who completed their journey without the help of a friend. You can’t. 

So whether your adventure is across the country or navigating a fresh relationship, take a friend along for the ride. 


The Universe | Six of Wands | The Sun

You’re ringing in Virgo with a big change. Leo made you work to figure out who you wanted to become. Now you’re emerging from the chrysalis of change ready to help those in need. 

The path you’ve chosen is difficult and doesn’t always give you the recognition you feel you deserve. But remember, you didn’t go down this path to get attention. 

When the work gets tough and it feels like it’s too much to handle it, take a breather. Remember why you chose this path and once you’re back in the right headspace, get back in the saddle. 

Virgo tarot cards. Imani Benjamin-Wharton | Avant-Youth


Seven of Swords | Judgement | Ace of Pentacles

It’s time to turn over a new leaf and be honest with yourself about what you need rather than what you want.

Take responsibility for your words and actions. Whether you got in a fight last night or last year, your words and actions are going to catch up to you sooner rather than later. Sometimes it shows up in the form of burnt bridges and a smaller social circle. 

When it comes to your connections, personal or professional, it helps to be nice instead of right. It keeps the peace literally and figuratively. We all say and do things we don’t mean in the heat of the moment. But cruel words and actions always manage to worm their way back to you at the worst moments. 

If you can’t stomach playing nice to please others, consider it a tool to get forward. Leo set you back by tearing control out of your hands. It’s time to take it back and create a better you. 


The Moon | Three of Wands | Eight of Swords 

Despite the success and good luck of last season, things are taking a turn for the worse. Tensions are running high at home and the happy times of Leo seem like a distant memory. And to make matters worse, the problems you’re experiencing at home are bleeding into other aspects of your life. It’s getting really messy.

But have no fear. This is only a rough patch. Your relationship is just experiencing some growing pains. You’re delving into a new level of intimacy and building foundations for the future. There are a lot of moving parts involved in that, it’s not surprising that things feel rough. 

It’s confusing and difficult now, but the reward headed your way is worth it. 


Judgment | The Moon | Knight of Swords  

Virgo has led you to a place full of stress and frustration. Lately, it seems like you can’t catch a break. If it’s not one thing, it’s another. Your coworkers won’t listen to you and your friends won’t agree with you. 

The drama’s a distraction; clouding your ability to make heads or tails of your current situation. 

Striking out is feeding the tension which feeds the conflict in an unholy feedback loop of drama. Try to keep a level head. If you let this get the better of you, you’ll find yourself very lonely in the near future. 

Sagittarius tarot cards. Imani Benjamin-Wharton | Avant-Youth


Death | Knight of Wands | the Emperor

Life is a constant cycle and it gets jacked up when we’re troubled. Fear is preventing your cycle from continuing. 

You’re stuck repeating old mistakes that are holding you back. It might be a relationship you’re stuck in or fear of leaving a crappy job. But let that fear keep sinking in and it’ll keep you from moving forward.

Don’t get angry because you feel stuck now. Anger only brings more uncertainty, confusion and stress. Order is important here. Start small, like organizing your space or creating a schedule, and go from there. It’s the little things that count towards big victories. Do what you can to bring order to your life.


The Hermit | Four of Cups | The Sun

It’s time to come out of your shell and take a breath of fresh air. Social distancing has made it easy for us to disappear from the outside world. But shutting yourself away isn’t the same as taking a mental break. 

It’s not good for your mental health to stay alone for too long. We’re social creatures. Even if you’re an introvert, you need a crumb of human interaction to feel connected to the world around you. 

This doesn’t mean you should throw yourself into an uncomfortable social situation. Try attending a small social gathering or hang out virtually with friends. Take it slow, find the joy in the little things that excite you and work your way back to normal. 


Seven of Wands | Seven of Cups | Two of Cups 

Boundaries are important. They keep neighbors off your property and make sure your boss doesn’t call you after hours. If there’s someone ignoring them, it’s time to put a stop to it. Don’t be afraid to give your harasser a piece of your mind (if that’s safe). Whether it’s an overzealous boss or the office bully, they aren’t going to make your work life more difficult than it has to be. 

Don’t be afraid of exploring what’s out there for you. Whether that’s a new relationship or a new career path, go and find what works for you. It’s not a crime to dream about what you’re capable of. It’s certainly no crime to set out to grab it. 

This might be the right time for you. The current situation, your relationship or job, isn’t working out for either party. So take this as a sign that it’s time to spread your wings and soar to greater heights.

Pisces tarot cards. Imani Benjamin-Wharton | Avant-Youth

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Imani Benjamin

Imani Benjamin-Wharton is a graduate from Georgia State University with a degree in English. She’s an aspiring novelist hoping to write the next great American novel. In her free time, she learns the secrets of survival from her favorite horror movies.


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