Ah, summertime and the living is easy...or at least, that's the goal. The season is all about approaching everything at a more leisurely pace and manifesting positive energy into our lives with ease. In this case, we want to help you conjure some stunning flower arrangements to celebrate the season — or your sign.
Last season, we ushered in the new with some refreshing florals designed for spring signs. Now, we're here to showcase festive arrangements for the summer signs: Cancer, Leo, and Virgo.
We enlisted the help of expert floral designer Katie Chirgotis, the founder of , and designer-astrologist extraordinaire Allie Couch of to capture the traits of each sign and translate them into beautiful bouquets. No matter your birth date (or how much you believe in horoscopes!), these zodiac-inspired flower arrangements are blossoming with inspiration.
Cancer (June 21—July 22)
Summer kicks off with Cancer season: the perfect time to nurture and care for ourselves and others (by creating the perfect mood enhancer: a beautiful floral arrangement, obviously). This is the warmest time of year, and the sign is ruled by water and the cooling moon.
"Floating flora in whites, cool greens, and blues will channel some of the moon's illuminated, soothing notes," says Couch. "This will bring us into a mindset of nourishment and soulfulness as we seek refuge from the sweltering heat." To get this look, arrange a selection of peonies, dahlias, ferns, forget-me-nots, and hydrangea sepals in a bowl of water and accent them with pieces of driftwood.
Leo (July 23—August 22)
Leo season takes hold in the heart of summer, meaning we want to take advantage of every moment we have left! Ruled by the sun, Leos are "playful, vivacious, creative and bold," says Couch — and so is this extravagant floral arrangement, made up of succulents, geums, scabiosas, tiger ferns, silverberries, and grass. The sprigs of grass almost look like flames, while the citrus wildflowers add an element of drama.
Don't be afraid of bright colors, dramatic styling, and really unleashing your creativity. "A grand arrangement somewhere that is highly visible will help connect you to your inner diva and a more vibrant energy," says Couch.
Virgo (August 23—September 22)
The last phase of summer falls in the earthy solar sign of Virgo, when the days are longer than nights and we feel a collective shift inwards, preparing for the chillier, more solitary days of fall. This arrangement is all about white sage, black sage, lavender, lemon verbena, chamomile, and mint.
"Virgo helps us sort through our lives with refinement and practicality," Couch says. "The keyword for this sign and season is usefulness. Florals that can be repurposed are right up this sign's 'wellness junky' alley." Opt for floral elements you can recycle, like the ones included in this arrangement — all of which you can use later on for cooking, tinctures, and tea.