Sweet Scopes With Amber The Alchemist: Gemini Season 2022
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.
Gemini season is here to snatch us from our home base. The sign is ruled by Mercury, the messenger of the planets. The season ahead comes bearing unique questions and rekindles our relationship with information—how we choose to process it through learning and education. Let yourself fall into the wormhole of your new favorite subject. Flirt with your curiosities. Finally launch that community that brings like-minded spirits together. Write that book you can’t get out of your head. Mental stimulation pulls the social butterfly out of us. We want to share our thoughts and engage.
There’s a deep yearning to be heard and understood. Honor the times when you’re called to express yourself and the times when you’re asked to listen. With information overload, filter out gossip, unnecessary oversharing, and contrasting opinions that grind your gears. Expect lots of conversation around free speech and what this looks like as the world around us continues to shift. Adaptability is our ally the season ahead, with new ideas and information making their way to us. Consider all your options. Prioritize your most important tasks. Invite well-versed individuals into your orbit to streamline your process, offer resources and help inspire your next adventure.
Get your tarot readings below! (Read your sun, moon, rising, and venus astrological signs for the most accurate guidance.)
Gemini | 5 of Pentacles
Even if you haven’t been in the mood to turn up, a trip around the sun demands celebration! Your life path may look different than you originally planned, but different isn’t synonymous with less than. Eclipse season is putting a spotlight on your material values and how they coincide with your subconscious beliefs around wealth. Reimagine what true wealth and abundance look like, outside of your career and finances. In this process, you may feel like you were stripped from an opportunity or hindered by lack of support, but right now you’re called to recognize how rich you inherently are. Everything else is a bonus. People value your insight because you’re truthful and educated. You speak with conviction, you’re a dot connector. You’re resourceful, and a wordsmith. You are being guided to lean into those aspects of self that you may have been taking for granted, in the pursuit of chasing external opportunities. Shift your focus to your growth and all of the unique tools you’ve acquired along the way. Though you may not be feeling the most confident or financially stable, you’re currently reprogramming your subconscious from focusing on your fears and what isn’t happening to focusing on what has happened for you and is naturally yours. What do you love and value about yourself, outside of your material successes? Pour into yourself with loving affirmations and create wellness rituals that feed this love, empowering your sense of self. Your healing this month starts with your beliefs. World advancements are always appreciated, but it is your character and spirit that will align you with the opportunities you desire. Start there and the rest will flow! When you know who you are and are confident in your gifts, you don’t have to seek anything or anyone outside of you to be successful and prosperous. You just are. Don’t deprive yourself of celebratory activities because you aren’t fully comfortable. Celebrate your story as it unfolds.
Cancer | Strength
Gemini season is here to reveal the fiercest parts of you that yearn to courageously take leaps and bounds to get you exactly where you want to be. This is not a time to be soft or passive in your endeavors, either. This lioness energy pushes you to exert your will and reclaim your body, your identity and life as you imagine it. Your most authentic self is calling you to step forward, as you shed old ways of being and the identities that are increasingly feeling foreign to you. Massive inner growth and development greets you at the end of the season, if you make the choice to stand tall in your beliefs. Put your nagging fear of judgment to the back burner and just go for it! Live for you. If you don’t, you’ll continue to question yourself for not taking the risk or prioritizing your passions. When you choose your bliss, the Universe will instantly reward you with joyful experiences that affirm you and make you feel safe about your decision. There’s no more waiting for “the right time” to wear that outfit you’ve been stashing in your closet because you haven’t started your workout regimen yet (though this is the time to start it, with the help of some essentials). Radical self-acceptance is having gratitude for where you are now, whilst acknowledging there are still things you’d like to enhance or strengthen. And that you will! But, don’t let that hinder living in the present. There should be no shame behind how you choose to show up in the world. Don’t leave room for critics to fear you out of authentic expression. If you feel a makeover is in order, go for it! There may be a Leo in your life that’s helping you step into your power.
Leo | 9 of Cups (Reversed)
Take stock of your recent manifestations and invoke the attitude of gratitude! Your current dissatisfaction could be putting a damper on your support from the cosmos. Before setting new intentions and seeking new opportunities, it’s imperative to sit in deep appreciation for what already has become. Documenting and speaking your thanks out loud can send waves of praise to the Universe. If gratitude is already a consistent practice but you feel that your abundance is blocked, you are asked to re-evaluate your spiritual requests, prayers and intentions. Intentionality is everything! Get clear on your “whys” to ensure you are asking from a place of genuine desire. Are your dreams really your dreams, or are they someone else’s? After Mercury, the planet of communication, goes direct, it’ll be clear where the Universe is pulling you. Until then, use this Eclipse energy to release old desires, plan your next moves, cut cords and get your mind right. Spirit asks: Are you ready for what you want? Now that you’ve called it in, how prepared will you be when those desires reveal themself to you? Humbly work behind the scenes by exercising discernment and making the space for new dreams to come into your world.
Virgo | King of Wands
Gemini season is a conductor bringing much-needed solutions and strategies to the forefront. As a fellow Mercury-ruled sign, you thrive by accessing external information that challenges your personal archive. Expect to have many breakthroughs that deepen your connection to the entrepreneurial plan, creative vision or passion you’ve been cultivating. Social gatherings are habitually Gemini’s thing, and this energy wants to pull you closer to people to exchange ideas, learn and, of course, get all the tea. With exciting things brewing, it’ll take some discipline to not spill the beans, but the Divine is asking you to maintain discretion and blanket your masterplan. You’ve learned that sharing things prematurely tends to complicate the journey ahead. With Mercury still retrograding, you’ll find it best to keep your moves low and leave little room for unsolicited advice. You know exactly what you’re doing Virgo, you came into this world 10 steps ahead! Trust your inner Yoda and where things still seem unclear, pray for clarity. Ask your guides to help you illuminate your own gifts that can support you at this time. Some of you will feel called to the desert or an isolated environment, a way to come to nature for answers or hear yourself more clearly. Plunge into your goals by making an investment that attests to your commitment and inspires you to keep pushing. This looks like embracing who you are becoming through embodiment: your attitude, creative expression, and style. If you’ve been working towards gardening or farming, you may want to start shopping to accommodate that vision—would a good sunhat and tote help?! Minor lifestyle integrations show the Universe that you are preparing for what you have your heart set on. Make steps towards showing up as the person you’re determined to evolve into. Pay close attention to persistent challenges to steer away from repeating a cycle. Protect your long-term vision and vibe in the process!
Libra | Queen of Wands
If anyone knows that the healing journey isn’t linear, it’s you honey. Tests have been thrown in your direction, but you’ve still got your eye on the prize. You may have stumbled a little, but not enough to throw you off your path. These are extremely hard cycles and patterns to steer away from, but with great sacrifice comes great reward. Gemini season blesses you with a wave of confidence and self-assurance that you’ve cultivated with the intention to never dim your light again! Some of these changes stem from your health, especially if you’ve entertained unhealthy coping mechanisms. Your health is wealth, and when you aren’t living consciously and intentionally, it trickles down to other areas of your life. Once you recognize that things outside of you are limiting your capacity to show up, you’ll become unstoppable! It is your life mission to live a balanced life, and the more imbalanced you feel, the more chaotic the world around you appears. Behind the scenes, you’ve been harnessing your energy to tackle those blockages and create great change within you. This season you’ll be invited to social events that allow you to reintroduce your elevated self to your community, especially if you’ve been super hermitty. This is your moment to shine and confidently flex a little, because you’ve worked for it. Do the most—and if anyone tells you that you’re doing too much, they likely aren’t doing enough. Dress up! Put a little more energy into your beauty and remind yourself consistently that You Are a Badass destined for greatness. Decide to show up as that person everyday. All eyes will be on you. Stay ready so you don’t have to get ready. This season’s mantra? “Prepare to be sick of me!”
Scorpio | The Fool
If you bet on anything, let it be on yourself! The Scorpio archetype knows that change is constant, and with every shift you emotionally purge, you’re shedding new skin (literally, too, so don’t forget to moisturize!), and embracing a new, ever-evolving aspect of self. Now that the purge is behind you, the Universe presents you with a new journey that you can’t resist. Something about this leap of faith feels unfamiliar, yet there’s this gravitational pull you can’t deny. The familiarity you are sensing this month is divine connection, a tug from the Universe that this new beginning you’re embarking upon isn’t merely an impulsive decision, it’s fate. Jump into this void space with your arms and heart open wide, and your guides will respond with glimmers of freedom to affirm your decision. By the end of the season, this thing that scares you will become the greatest source of excitement! You are a living icon and one day you’ll be able to share the stories of the most outrageous and fascinating lives you’ve lived, simply because you said “yes.” Do not allow the weight of “what if” to pull you down. Feed your inner child with the things you were deprived of—dye your hair, get that tattoo, book a trip impulsively, because you deserve it. Joy can be uncovered in unexpected places. Your faith might be challenged, but your willingness to surrender and go with the flow is the truest testament to your unwavering trust that you’re protected and supported!
Sagittarius | 8 of Wands
It’s go time! Gemini season comes through swinging with high momentum, pushing you to take initiative on ideas, projects and plans that were delayed during the eclipse and retrograde season. This airy energy is supporting you with the strategies and connections to make things happen, without anything or anyone holding you back. An opportunity for you to take a quick work trip may even sneak in, in the midst of your busy schedule. Your creative flow this month is a confidence booster, a reminder of your inner brilliance. The visions and ideas that take some people months to cultivate come naturally to you. Because of this, patience is required, as it may take a minute for others to understand what you’re trying to do. Breaks throughout the day are essential, add your naps to your calendar if you have to! Being detail-oriented is a must. Impulsiveness now can later turn into minor inconveniences, disrupting what’s already been set in stone. Channel your energy wisely and practice discernment—just because you can doesn’t mean that you should. Allow yourself to wander freely as inspiration finds you wherever you plant your feet. Unravel new ways to move your body and test your agility, it will feed you with all of the energy you need to handle your business. Plus, spending more time working out means new activewear is in order! With busier days, transitional pieces are a must. Gravitate towards basics that you can dress up or dress down. You’ll get a sense that your style is maturing because you’re able to do more with less, finding new ways to style pieces that have been sitting in your closet. If the no-makeup look isn’t your thing, grab a strong setting spray or powder to hold your beat in place. By the end of the season, there will be opportunities for you to share your wisdom as a boss, leader or seasoned aficionado. The level up in motion is a direct response to the time and energy you’ve put in throughout the years. Thank the divine for your abundance and don’t doubt what you’ve already claimed in your prayers. You’ve worked for everything that’s requesting your time and energy!
Capricorn | The Hierophant
“What will take me to the next level?” This question you’ve posed to the Universe is met with clarity this month. Your commitment to expand is nothing short of impressive, there’s always room to develop your gifts and gain access to new tools of support. As an earth sign, much of your focus is on material matters, but career, finances, relationships and business are your biggest priorities. This season, though, your attention is drawn to spiritual development. These modalities will be able to support your material endeavors, too. For example, learning more about astrological placements can tell you which dates and times are best to launch your projects. Now that you’ve identified what you’re good at, this is a chance to ask why, unraveling small details around your divine purpose and mission. In this pursuit of divine truth, you’ll be pushed to new environments and teachers that will stretch your perception and open you up to information that validates experiences and sensations from your past. Consider making investments in your spiritual development such as booking a reading, subscribing to a membership platform for educational tools, hiring a life coach or learning more about the rites and rituals of your departed loved ones. This season is one of spiritual connectedness and expansion, so keep your heart and mind open. If you don’t feel comfortable expanding your spiritual knowledge, you can still use this time to investigate your higher wisdom and how it communicates with you. When you are sure and confident about something, what signals does it send to your body? Pay attention to what your vessel needs and its response when it feels safe, triggered and all the emotions in between.
Aquarius | 7 of Pentacles
I know that it’s been a minute since you’ve received the validation you feel that you deserve, but your journey here isn’t over just yet. When something isn’t generating the results you expected, your natural response is to move on to the next, in pursuit of that inner spark. But, there’s medicine in the “in between” space that you’re rejecting. Not being recognized by others in your career or craft could be a message from the Universe for you to recognize yourself or heal a splintered perspective. Aquarian energy is deeply connected to the human experience, which can put a lot of pressure on you to want to serve your community on a larger scale. A big goal like this can yield slower results and you can feel like your work isn’t valued or needed, but it is. Everything that you are and share with the world is a gift! Gemini season is a dance around the crossroads as you tether between what is and what could be. A surprising offering or unexpected connection thrown in the mix could further complicate those feelings, or be an easy distraction. Refrain from making impulsive decisions that can change the trajectory of your journey. Trust the process and be patient with your long-term goals. Even if you’re feeling unappreciated or undervalued, there is room for you to share your perspective and open up the door to clear, insightful communication. When you aren’t getting the response you’re looking for, ask questions and do your research. Gemini energy can bring creative solutions—if you seek it. Stick it through, and by the end of the season, the Universe will bless you with a glimmer of hope to affirm you are exactly where you are supposed to be. Adding more blue into your home, wardrobe or beauty rotation can enhance your communication and inner dialogue. It also represents the third eye chakra, providing intuitive support to guide you out of muddy waters. Don’t be swayed by temporary gratification, your higher self will thank you in the future for giving this relationship, job, or dream a chance. We’re cheering you on to see it through!
Pisces | 3 of Pentacles
You hear “teamwork makes the dream work” all of the time, but in true Piscean fashion, trust issues are real. You’re constantly questioning intentions. Your unique intuition allows you to conjure up elaborate concepts that are innovative and out of this realm. When you dream big, these ideas can be so grand that you carefully shield them from the world, until it feels safe to share. It’s your approach to protecting your energy—but this is the season to breathe life into those ideas. If you’ve been hoarding your gifts, the Divine wants you to loosen your grip and surrender to your channeled missions. When you offer it to the world, it creates an energetic exchange between you and the Universe. Then, when it’s time, a new idea will come your way. For now, explore how you can create a wave within your community, meshing unique talents as a collective or for a groundbreaking project or charity. Host a dinner party (fancy it up with things like decorative placemats), community link up, or pop-up event. Be a dot connector and introduce your favorite visionaries to each other’s missions. The first step is accepting the invitations in your inbox, you never know who you might run into! Your authentic approach to everything that you do is an inspiration for those around you. Rely on your intuitive hunches to give you the green light to open up. The magic occurs when you open your heart to expand your relationships. Allow them to water you and see how you blossom!
Aries | 9 of Cups
Your assignment this month is to capture joy and be swooned by all of the beauty that surrounds you daily. The Universe is your wishing well, with the potential of blessing you with the unimaginable. There is an overwhelming feeling of contentment and gratefulness that washes over you this month. Nothing is beyond your grasp. When you take inventory of your life from a higher lens, appreciating the simple things, your needs will always be met. Everyone faces hurdles, but even your greatest challenges this month can be shifted to a tone of humble gratitude. Deep appreciation is a portal for miraculous things to happen. Observe how you naturally respond to inconvenience and see if there’s room for adaptability, understanding or even laughter. This season is filled with auspicious memories waiting to happen, and your presence is requested to soak it all in. Luxuriate in the simple pleasures like watching the sunrise or slowing down to enjoy your food and capture all the flavor. Scale back on overindulgent urges and embrace a minimalist lifestyle. Eat out less, pour your heart into home cooking, shop for natural ingredients, and eat the colors of the rainbow. Enhance your hair, body and beauty in its most natural forms. Stretch marks, freckles, beauty marks—celebrate it all! Take long walks without being on your phone and appreciate all of the Earthly mysteries. Nature photography may be your new favorite hobby. Abundance lives within and around you, and everything you’ve been working towards is manifesting through joy, light, and sweetness!
Taurus | 6 of Swords
You know it’s time for a level up when it takes more energy to muster up the will to do the task than the task itself. If your day-to-day life is becoming increasingly lackluster or you’re feeling regretful of something that just doesn’t do it for you, you could be forced to take a leap of faith and spontaneously jump into unknown territory. As creatures of habit, we tend to coddle the familiar, often holding onto things way past their expiration. The Scorpio Full Moon Eclipse on May 16th pushed you to clear the clutter within and around you, inviting new methods of joy, comfort, and stability. You’ll be getting the urge to clear the clutter in your home, backup and delete old files on your computer, delete some contacts, and even unsubscribe to email lists and apps. If the things that once fed your spirit now deplete you, a new journey awaits. If you know that it’s time to make a drastic change, but you don’t feel ready yet, simply shake up your routine. Put down the nude gloss and opt for a bold lip, switch your weekly yoga to weekly pilates, try a new hobby like candle making, color coordinate your library. Do something that excites you. A raven bird will be your sign from the Universe that this cycle of transition is heading towards you, impacting your personal growth and development. There are lessons and cycles that are being closed out for good. Lovingly release the disappointment attached to those experiences and embrace the wisdom you are departing with. These mature observations and decisions you’re able to make this month are added to your toolkit to teach and support others in your future. Make peace with your past and begin to envision what your life will look like once you move past this temporary hurdle!