It’s Time to Uncover Your January 2022 Tarotscopes

​The year 2022 kicks off with a bang — we start January with a powerful New Moon, plenty of productive Capricorn energy still in the air, and of course, the standard effects of New Year energy supporting our desires for newness and opportunity.

Maybe you’re hoping the New Year will bring you a fresh slate, or maybe you’re hoping to see more of your goals from 2021 come to fruition starting in January.

Whatever the case may be, understanding the energetic roadmap for the times ahead can sometimes be your key to success! That’s why we’re turning to the Tarot to help us look at the path the Universe is currently carving out for us.

We’ve pulled one card each from the Major Arcana and the Minor Arcana to see what’s up for your zodiac sign. Let’s dig in!

What Does the Tarot Have to Say for January?


The Hermit & 3 of Swords

You’re kicking off the New Year with a bit of a strange mood, bold ram.

The Hermit brings an air of self-reflectiveness and pause to the start of your 2022. And the 3 of Swords immediately clarifies its intensity; it may be emotional, heavier, and relating to situations that caused you pain.

However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that this is a bad start to the New Year, Aries. Being contemplative and open to feeling out even some difficult residual stuff from the previous year can be a great way to ensure the rest of your year comes with a clean, healthy slate.

Your January may not be full of sparks and excitement like you typically might wish for, but with the right attitude, it can be a good foundation for the rest of your year!


The Sun (Reversed) & 2 of Pentacles

Despite a clear positive outcome, Taurus is trudging forward this month.

The Sun reversed isn’t necessarily all gloom and doom nor pointing to the presence of something seriously difficult — but it does indicate the absence of some joy and optimism.

You seem to be focusing instead on keeping things in balance, juggling all your responsibilities, and generally just trying to keep things together. The 2 of Pentacles is productive, but it may not always leave you with room to breathe (or relax).

Sometimes our months are just busy, and we don’t always have time for vacations and smiles. This January is kicked off with such an energy for you, Taurus.

Your free Astrology Answers January 2022 calendar is here. Check it out now.


The Hanged Man & 8 of Swords (Reversed)

You’re getting something very much well-needed, Gemini: rest.

The 8 of Swords reversed is a solid reference to a lot of the difficulties you’ve endured throughout 2021. Its energy is one of mental battles and feeling constrained internally and externally, but its reversal here indicates that you’re finally putting it behind you for good.

The Hanged Man will be taking its place, energy of pause, suspension, and reflection. Instead of rushing into the next big thing, Geminis will be spending January contemplating what you’ve learned so far.

Take the rest time, and be open to asking questions and searching into your past experiences for the answers.


The Magician & 4 of Pentacles (Reversed)

January is all about an open mind, wide arms, and the knowledge that you’re a powerful creator in your life.

The 4 of Pentacles reversed indicates that you’re not being stingy this month with your resources, and that’s not just money (think: time, effort, space, and energy). You may wonder, “Why will I be taking this plunge?”

The Magician opens you up to new opportunities, specifically the ones you create for yourself. You’re feeling optimistic and open about the energy of the New Year, hoping for the best, and being willing to throw a couple of your eggs in new baskets.

You, Cancer, also recognize that some investment may be necessary. And with that in mind, you’re ready to take the risks you need in order to open the right doors!


The Lovers & Queen of Cups

You’re in the flow of love, life, and having a good time, Leo!

January brings you good feelings and a kind of lightheartedness that you may have been missing. The Queen of Cups is loving and nurturing and puts you in an energy of compassion and connectivity.

Plus, The Lovers is sweet and emphasizes your connections with people you care about for the month. It may not always be smooth-sailing; it also indicates hiccups, mistakes, and choices along the way.

But if you can keep things light and remember that mistakes are A-ok, you’ll probably learn something cool along the way too!

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The Devil (Reversed) & Ace of Swords

With all the baggage behind you, Virgo, you’re now ready to make big moves.

The Devil reversed indicates that you’re ready to release everything that no longer serves you. The energy of 2021 is behind you, and you’re ready to move on. If the past does linger throughout January, you seem equipped with the right mindset to let it all go.

The Ace of Swords is not necessarily the clearest opportunity; we don’t always know how its bold energy will manifest as an opportunity in our lives. Still, it’s a burst of energy and a force of momentum, which productive Virgo placements tend to know how to appreciate.

In essence, be ready to seize the day, and take what’s yours!


The Emperor & 7 of Swords (Reversed)

The lack of momentum may be getting on your nerves, Libra.

Death reversed isn’t as fun as it sounds; we need the change and transformation that Death has the power to bring us, so its reversal may feel stagnant or uncomfortable.

The 7 of Swords reversed also points to you feeling potentially like something just needs to be aired, or the truth or the full extent of your intentions hasn’t quite been expressed. And the stagnancy of Death reversed bubbling to the surface probably makes this urge all the more strong.

While you shouldn’t rush to say everything or impulsively make changes, know that the desire to enact transformation into your life is ultimately a good one.


The Fool (Reversed) & Page of Cups (Reversed)

Focusing internally isn’t new for contemplative Scorpio.

Call it the energy of the New Year or the effects of leaving behind the old one — either way, you’re slowing down and focusing on your own inner world, Scorpio.

The Fool reversed shows that you’re finding it hard to take risks or jump into new paths quite yet, even if you try. Plus, the Page of Cups reversed brings some moodiness and emotional energy to the tale. You’re definitely in your feelings.

It’s not the most exciting month, but it can be a fruitful one if you let yourself roll with those emotional punches!

Read more: Everything You Need to Know About Reversed Tarot Cards


The Moon (Reversed) & 8 of Cups (Reversed)

For the wild archer, this month is about going in and listening to the stir of your heart.

The 8 of Cups reversed points to you focusing on yourself, your dreams, and what you really want. Rather than move on all willy-nilly, you’re examining your options and resources and seem to want to make an informed decision about where you want to go next.

With that in mind, The Moon reversed shows that you’re generally on the right train of thinking. Using your intuition and creative thinking, you may reach an epiphany or two about the next steps.

Not everyone will understand the methods behind your madness, but the important thing is that you will, Sagittarius!


The Star & 7 of Wands

New beginnings often bring new kinds of challenges.

The Star paves over your past with a fresh slate and healing energy. You’re still healing wounds from 2021, Capricorn, and this card is here to help you do so. And once that’s over, you’ll have a clean canvas to work with.

However, as nice as newness can be, the 7 of Wands points out that it may still be an uphill battle sometimes. You may feel like you’re the only one capable of helping yourself and that no one else is on the same page as you or capable of helping out.

The thing is that you’re more than capable of making it out on your own, wise old goat. Have faith that the road leads somewhere good.

Read next: 5 Crystals for Capricorn Season


The World & 5 of Swords (Reversed)

The energy of the past year is still lingering in the form of the 5 of Swords reversed.

You had this card on the table last month, Aquarius, and it brought you complications with communication and feeling connected to peers and loved ones. It’s still here, but The World is your breath of relief.

A card of completion and fulfillment, this month is the month where you can seem to finally put it all behind you. The truth is out, and your mind is clear by the end of January, and you’re capable of proceeding with 2022 now with the information that’s been revealed.

Whether previously a friend or foe, you now know who’s a true friend in your life now, Aquarius, and you’re better off for it.

It’s time to think ahead: 7 Ways to Prepare for Airy Aquarius Season


The Hierophant & 10 of Cups

Pisces is on a kick of spiritual growth and understanding, as well as experiencing a sense of completion and contentment.

The Hierophant is a spiritual beacon and excellent mentor, being the balance between structure and the spiritual stuff in life. Maybe The Hierophant is you, or maybe you’re learning more about yourself and the world around you through tried and true philosophies, spiritual practices, mentors, and the likes. Maybe it’s a bit of both!

With the 10 of Cups lined up right after, it’s clear that you’re also having a good time in the process. While there may be sweat and tears involved in your study or work, it’s evident that it’s worthwhile and fulfilling.

Have fun, Pisces! It’s a well-deserved time of learning and love.

Setting New Year Intentions

It’s not always easy to set intentions for the New Year or properly anticipate what you’ll be needing as you line up those resolutions.

That’s why we turn to things like the Tarot and our astrological forecasts in the first place! But even with those things in mind, it can still feel overwhelming to know that there’s still so much to be discovered and experienced, even just in the first month of 2022.

Know that the forecasts and readings you receive are just tools for your own personal usage, and you are ultimately the one driving the ship.

In other words: it can be helpful to know what is likely to be headed your way to make properly informed decisions, but it’s ultimately up to you to make this year your best one yet!

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About The Author
Lexi Hikari
An honest Aries with a grounded Virgo Moon and Rising, Lexi Hikari picked up her first astrology book at age 12, and has loved the language of the stars ever since. She began her Tarot journey as a teenager when she was gifted her first deck by her mother and immediately fell in love with and connected quickly to the practice of card reading. Lexi founded Lightwands Tarot in 2016, and has delivered hundreds of Tarot readings, collected over a dozen decks, and crafted an abundance of Tarot card spreads since then. When she isn’t running her one-woman Tarot gig, she enjoys writing, reading, drinking too many cups of coffee, and exploring other forms of divination. You can also connect with Lexi on Instagram, Facebook, and Tumblr.
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