Some may dread February for reminding you that one month in the new year is already over.
However, there’s a lot to celebrate in February 2023! Sweet, intuitive, and compassionate Pisces season is always a treat to look forward to, and you can mark your calendars for February 18th for that one.
Romance is in the air. Connecting with others on a heart-to-heart level suddenly seems a bit easier, and our hearts are placed front and center. If you’re open to being a little honest, raw, and vulnerable, this month could very well be your month.
But first, let’s find out what the Tarot says about all of this. For our monthly Tarotscope, we’ve pulled one card from the Major Arcana and the Minor Arcana each for a fuller look at how this month may unfold for you.
Your February Tarot Picks
The Emperor (Reversed) & Knight of Swords (Reversed)
Aries is charging fast into the future but may burn out quickly if they aren’t careful.
The Emperor reversed and the Knight of Swords reversed are cause for concern regarding how you’re exerting your energy. It seems like you may be tempted to do everything all at once when in reality, life often is how the old saying goes — “slow and steady wins the race.”
Your ambition and drive are admirable, but this month try to resist the urge to get everything done all at once or do everything on your own.
Often, distributing some responsibilities around to others is the true work of a leader.
Justice & 7 of Wands
Taurus is fighting for their truth this month.
The 7 of Wands always brings in a bang of energy, showing a bit of an uphill battle type of vibe for the month ahead. Although this is true, Justice also points to the fact that it’s not all for nothing.
You’re working hard to get your life into balance according to your truth and values this February. It might be hard work and also very independent work, but it’s the good fight.
Trust your instincts and keep fighting for what you know is right for you, Taurus.
The Sun (Reversed) & Page of Wands (Reversed)
Gemini, the sunshine and rainbows may feel to be especially distant this month.
Although this month may feel like it’s full of gloom and doom, and it’s difficult to get motivated to get anything done, be patient and gentle with yourself here.
Remember, you frequently may feel confused about what you’re “supposed” to be doing. There’s no exact timeline or rulebook to life.
Strength & 6 of Cups
Cancer has a nostalgic, sweet, and compassionate yet firm energy washing over their month.
While the 6 of Cups highlights memories, sweetness and nostalgia, and the ability to use the past to your advantage, the Strength card confirms that this month is about finding your sense of confidence, stability, and strength from within.
In other words, you’re not just frequently visiting memory lane for kicks this month.
Past experiences are now essential tools and will very likely be the keys to finding solutions to any problems that come up this month.
The Devil & 7 of Swords (Reversed)
Leo, you have a tricky month ahead, but you are encouraged to stay true to your values.
The Devil can bog anyone down, and yes, even someone like the bold and confident Lion. Here you may be faced with old baggage and frustrations — often things you thought you put to rest before, in other words.
The 7 of Swords reversed encourages you not to fall for the bait. It’s not worth it to take shortcuts or try to ignore whatever comes up, as pretending problems aren’t there will very likely only make them worse.
It’s annoying to see familiar struggles repeat themselves, but there’s a bright side — you do know these problems from before, but you probably already know the solutions too.
The Hermit & 9 of Cups
Virgo has a fortuitous month ahead to achieve their goals and aspirations.
Fun fact: The Hermit is your card, Virgo. Coupled with “the wish card” in the form of the 9 of Cups, it seems like the cards are saying that it’s really your month to shine and take what you want and deserve as your own.
While the 9 of Cups may seem bold and like a random pot of gold to seize, The Hermit also clarifies for you that this is probably a natural result of your hard work and thoughtfulness. So this isn’t about a random jackpot — this month, you’re just searching for the natural fruits of your labor.
And, of course, just remember to pick that fruit and eat it — no need to shy away from your rewards.
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The Star (Reversed) & Queen of Pentacles (Reversed)
Libra may struggle a bit this month to get a feeling of balance in their lives.
The Star reversed points to roadblocks in starting new things, replenishing your energetic reserves, and generally feeling well-rested and at peace.
The Queen of Pentacles reversed equally indicates struggle with your own material stability and well-being and not having control over your own schedule and routines. It’s not that life is falling apart at the seams; it’s just difficult to make progress and feel at ease.
This month, slow down and grant yourself some grace and patience. Compassion being extended can help anyone in a hard time, even if you have to be the one to give it to yourself.
The Moon & 6 of Swords
Scorpio, open yourself up to the possibilities that change and a break from the norm can provide.
The 6 of Swords indicates that this month may come with a lot of transition and change, especially within the realm of “moving away” from things (rather than knowing what you’d specifically like to move toward).
If the mystery of this card wasn’t enough, The Moon is even more enigmatic and casts a foggy glaze over these events. While they may be intuitively led, it’s hard to logically understand where this path would take you.
It’s scary to take a leap of faith, but trust your intuition and instincts this month. They may lead you into the dark, but sometimes the darkness provides the most profound insights.
The Chariot (Reversed) & 5 of Swords
Times of clash and frustration are emerging for Sagittarius, although it’s nothing you can’t handle.
The Chariot reversed spotlights difficulties with your own goals and personal aspirations, noting that some Sagittarius may feel scattered in general, and others may try for their aims but fall short.
Why? Well, the 5 of Swords forecasts that your surroundings may be full of chaos and conflict. It’s not always a you problem — sometimes everyone is struggling to get stuff done too.
Try not to make an enemy out of yourself or others this month. Just because it feels like the Universe is conspiring against you doesn’t mean this is necessarily true; cooperation and trust will be essential keys to success.
The Hanged Man (Reversed) & 10 of Wands (Reversed)
Capricorn, it’s time to take a break — for real this time.
The Hanged Man reversed, and the 10 of Wands reversed both points to one essential fact: this has been a long time coming. You are known for your productive workhorse capabilities, but even the steady goat sometimes must rest.
When was the last time you got to just sit down, reflect, and not really even factor in the noise of your responsibilities or the outside world?
This month is about reconnecting with your thoughts, but not in a way that’s about “being productive” or solving something specific.
The Tower (Reversed) & Page of Cups
Aquarius is saying no to the chaos and yes to the heart.
The Tower reversed shows you shrugging off the drama or trying to, at least. Although this card can sometimes be constructive for change and transformation, the reversal indicates you’d likely rather not deal with the upheaval or chaos that may be surrounding you this month.
Instead, the Page of Cups brings forth an imaginative, youthful, and romantic energy that you seem more interested in focusing on. Of course, you can’t ignore change if it really needs to happen, but Aquarius is overall choosing to focus on what you can control this month rather than stress.
The creativity and whimsy of the Page of Cups can be a sweet remedy to the world’s chaos. Do your best to enjoy it!
Wheel of Fortune & 8 of Pentacles
Pisces, this month is a little bit of magic and a little bit of practicality, all stirred up into one sweet concoction of goodness.
The Wheel of Fortune is our “little bit of magic” ingredient. It hints that trust and faith in something bigger than you can go a long way. This month, sometimes it may randomly feel like things are moving in your favor without your control. (Truth is… it’s not that “random” at all).
However, the 8 of Pentacles grounds us down to earth and still asks for your hard work and cooperation. You don’t need to invent anything new here but are just asked to work as usual and not procrastinate or assume everything will be done for you.
And with both forces combined, you’ve got a month of some pretty magical productivity ahead!
Getting Ready for February 2023
Setting your sights on a fantastic, productive, or perhaps even romantic February?
The Tarot has lit up the path so that you can see the course ahead clearly, and now it’s time to get to planning with all of that new information. (Or perhaps, on some level, it spoke to something you knew deep down within you already — that’s intuition for you, of course).
You can plan ahead with a trusty journal or planner, or maybe your type of planning is a “sit down, ground, and meditate” type of vibe. Whatever it is, dig a little deep within you to find the flow that feels right.
Even if this year hasn’t started off on the foot that you would like, February is just another clean slate if you’re ready to will it to be so. How will you use this sweet month to your advantage?