February Tarotscopes: New Perspectives

The first full moon of 2021 was in Leo—did you catch a glimpse of it last month? Full moons are a time to let go of the things that no longer serve us, and this one asks us to release self-doubt and to trust in what we know is best for our future. It’s an invitation to throw out the stuff that’s distracting us from our goals so that we can get back to work creating our truest, most authentic selves.

The card for the month of February is The Hanged One. The Hanged One is a message to trust in ourselves and the path that we’re on. Life has a way of tipping us upside down sometimes, releasing a whole slew of emotions and fight-or-flight tendencies. The Hanged One asks us to pause and reflect on this new situation we find ourselves in. What can this off-kilter perspective teach us? If you’re finding that life is more stressful than you’d like (I think this applies to all of us these days!), contemplate what it can teach you about yourself and what matters most to you. Even our hardest days can be of value.

Now that we have this month’s overarching theme out of the way, let’s get down to your individual signs, shall we?


Aquarius: Nine of Pentacles and The Emperor

A powerful duo! The Nine of Pentacles is a sign that you will experience abundance this month—both in life and in work. The Emperor re-emphasizes the fact that you are in charge and have authority over your life in monumental ways. Use this sturdiness and confidence to your advantage—it may be a good time to make certain decisions you’ve been putting off or avoiding.


Pisces: Six of Swords

The Six of Swords card depicts two individuals in a boat, heading toward the unknown. The water behind them is choppy and unpredictable, while the sea ahead is calm and steady. You, Pisces, are journeying into uncharted waters—whether literally or figuratively is not what matters. What matters is how you perceive and process this change. Will you embrace it as an opportunity to grow and evolve? Or will you remain fearful and closed off to new experiences? Food for thought.


Aries: The Chariot

Don’t be afraid to take the reins this month and let your heart lead you. You, too, are on a journey to someplace new, but you’re more in control. You make the decision on where to turn, which road to take, and when to stop (should you feel it’s right). Just be careful not to go full speed ahead. Check in with yourself every now and then so that the road you’re taking is intentional rather than impulsive.


Taurus: Ten of Cups

Lean into relationships that bring you comfort, stability, and joy. The Ten of Cups is often seen as a card of celebration and communion with those we love. This month, expect plenty of opportunities to gather with familiar faces and celebrate all you have to be thankful for. There may even be a new addition to the family!


Gemini: Eight of Cups and The World

By trusting your own path, you will experience full-hearted abundance and the inspiration to live authentically and with intention. The Eight of Cups symbolizes a departure to a heightened level of living: soul-led living. By taking that step, The World is at your fingertips, and you will find immense growth and understanding of yourself. An auspicious time to truly let go of what no longer serves you and let your intuition guide you.

Cancer: Ten of Cups

Have you been thinking of rekindling old ties with certain people in your life? Perhaps it’s time to take that step forward—to let go of past baggage—and start fresh. Healing comes through forgiveness of yourself and others. In doing so, you may become closer with those who have been distant for a long time.


Leo: Queen of Wands

The Queen of Wands is a source of inspiration and guidance—think of her as an artist mentor or a creative entrepreneur. Is there someone like that in your life who you can spend time with? Or, perhaps, you’ll be that person for someone else and take them under your wing! Either way, be prepared for inspiration and creativity to be channeled through you in one form or another.


Virgo: Ace of Swords

Now is not the time to shy away from what you want to say. The Ace of Swords is a powerful card that invites us to speak our truth from the deepest place inside us. Has there been something on your heart that you’ve wanted to share with someone, but you’ve been reluctant to do so? Or maybe you want to speak up at work but are afraid of what others will think or how they’ll react. Let go of inhibitions, reluctance, and fear. Share with the world what you have to say. It matters.


Libra: Two of Wands

There’s a fluttering inside of you saying, “what if?” Listen to this; it’s the pull of your intuition and your soul speaking to you! The Two of Wands symbolizes the impetus of something new. An opportunity to dig deeper, ask harder questions, and ponder that “what if?” Is it a creative endeavor that you’re thinking of starting? Beginning your own business? Going back to school? What is that “what if?” in your life? What could it be nudging you to do?


Scorpio: Nine of Cups

The Nine of Cups symbolizes contentment, happiness, and pleasure. Expect to have your cups filled with joy this month and savor it! Don’t take it for granted. There are all sorts of seasons to our lives, and this one for you, Scorpios, is a sunny one. Take a moment to share this abundant joy with those around you.

Sagittarius: The Magician

Time to get back to the worktable and take action. Get back to basics. Take stock of the tools in your life and determine how you can use them to manifest your desires. Allow yourself time to brainstorm and plan. Don’t inhibit yourself—dream big!

Capricorn: Seven of Wands

It may feel like life and everyone in it are against you right now. Your beliefs may not match those around you anymore. You may find it difficult to relate to one another. Have patience. Stay true to what you believe; don’t let others diminish your inner fire and spirit. It may be tempting to give up and blend in with the crowd once more and let go of your dreams, but that won’t make you happy either. It’s hard growing, especially when you’re outgrowing others. But remember that it is okay. You should feel empowered to express your individuality freely and openly.

What are tarotscopes?

“Tarotscopes” are a lot like horoscopes, except they blend tarot readings into the mix, offering a deeper layer of introspection and reflection. When I get ready to do a tarotscopes reading, I always start with a short meditation. I like to “drop in” and open myself up to the guidance and wisdom that the tarot cards have to offer. I then contemplate each individual sign, shuffling as I do, and ask what lessons or messages are emerging for that particular month. I draw a card for each sun sign, study the card’s imagery, and free-write my interpretation onto a blank page (letting my intuition guide me along the way). I repeat the process for all 12 signs, and there you have it!

Edited by Ely Bakouche

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