Rebecca Szymczak, aka Cardsy B, author of The Saturn Diaries and tarot reader to the stars, b gvhas tips for which signs should go full steam ahead as the last of our retrogrades moved direct, and which signs should use this month’s Aquarian nature to pause and reflect. She also has some insight into career changes- both in terms of inside and outside opportunities – coming in where you may least expect them.
February arrives as we’ve already settled into the Lunar New Year (Jan 22) and are heading into the activating full moon in Leo on Feb 5th. February also has all planets in our solar system moving direct. This, coupled with the fiery full moon in Leo at the beginning of the month, jumpstarts our solar plexus and sparks some much-needed inspiration and momentum.
No matter what your sign may be, there are plenty of opportunities on the way this February, so read on to see what treats the cards have in store.
Sign: Aries/Aries Rising (March 21 to April 19)
Card: Page of Pentacles
This card is the very essence of Aries. The Page of Pentacles is all about welcoming new opportunities in order to turn dreams into reality.
Highlight: “What? Like it’s hard?”
In the tarot deck, I created, the Page of Pentacles is inspired by none other than Elle Woods in Legally Blonde. This card and Elle are both known for making the impossible look not only probable but annoyingly easy.
Heads Up: Disregard the short-sighted
Not everyone is capable of turning straw into gold the way an Aries can. Don’t be bothered by those who can’t quite see your vision; you know all too well what you have up your sleeve.
Mantra: Don’t believe me… just watch. – Bruno Mars
Taurus/ Taurus Rising (April 20 to May 20)
Card: 5 of Cups
Tauruses are known for their loyalty, making them great colleagues and friends. However, their fierce appreciation of nostalgia can lend itself to glamorizing the past. The 5 of cups could indicate a cherished client or boss exiting your team. This card reminds us to focus on what is working versus missing what is no longer currently present.
Highlight: Perspective Shift
The 5 of Cups is a powerful card as it offers the opportunity for a drastic change of perspective. You get to call the shots this month and decide where to point that powerful Taurean focus.
Heads Up: It’s No One’s Business But Your Own
The earth sign of Taurus is great at building empires and communities but can also put too much stock in what others think. The 5 of Cups can trigger this urge in February, but also provides the opportunity to get in touch with your very powerful inner guidance system.
Mantra: Don’t hide yourself in regret, just love yourself, and you’re set. –Lady Gaga
Gemini/ Gemini Rising (May 21 to June 20)
Card: 10 of Wands
February brings in the 10 of Wands, ruled by Saturn in Sagittarius. This card represents completion and earned success. If you were working diligently towards a goal over the holidays while the rest of the signs were partying it up, your efforts are about to pay off.
Highlight: Success is inevitable
No need to question it; the amount of Saturn-style efforts you put in are paying off this month. You may feel a bit fatigued at the finish line, but you also know you deserve the reward that’s on its way to you.
Heads Up: Burn-out warning
The downside to the 10 of Wands is that it truly is “all work and no play,” which can lead to resentment and exhaustion. Make sure to find some downtime to pamper yourself and have some fun this month.
Mantra: All work and no play. –Van Morrison
Cancer/ Cancer Rising (June 21 to July 22)
Card: The Fool
Cancers, with their deep water vibes and protective shell, can tend to carry the weight of others on their backs. February offers a refreshing new start to clear some of that baggage (that may not have even been yours, to begin with, Cancer!) What can you clear from your calendar and your physical workspace that isn’t serving you?
Highlight: New Phone, Who Dis?
Like getting a new phone without any of the bugs or annoying contacts you didn’t want to stay in touch with anyway, The Fool offers a blank canvas to define the upcoming month on your terms.
The Fool energy can feel so exciting as if literally ANYTHING is possible. That being said, it’s worth sleeping on major decisions like massive industry changes or career pivots. If a day or so later you still feel 100% into the idea- go for it!
Mantra: Anything is Possible. – Debbie Gibson
Leo/ Leo Rising (July 23 to August 22)
Card: The Moon
Going into the Leo full moon on Feb 5, you may feel a little more reflective than usual. Similarly, The Moon card in the Tarot offers the opportunity to explore both your light and shadow sides while acknowledging the importance of both. Where have these been appearing in your work life?
Highlight: Balance breeds Connection
Leos often love the light (lime or otherwise) but tend to steer clear of the shadow. Allowing yourself to delve into each and honor both parts of yourself also brings deepened connection to those around you. This month provides an opportunity to strengthen relationships with colleagues and clients that results in additional rewards when the sun moves into Leo in July.
Heads Up: Rose Colored Glasses Are So Last Month
Fight the urge to avoid unpleasant situations this month. The Moon invites them in as valuable teachers. It doesn’t mean that you need to keep them around forever, but you’ll be better off working with them than you will avoiding them.
Mantra: I’m a sinner. I’m a saint. I do not feel ashamed – Meredith Brooks
Virgo/ Virgo Rising (August 23 to September 22)
Card: The Chariot
This month The Chariot brings in an undeniable victory that you may have been expecting in January. Though your perfectionist side may have been frustrated with the delay, February shows you it was worth the wait.
Highlight: No Chance of Missing It
The Chariot comes in hard and fast, like Miley Cyrus on a wrecking ball. So if you’re asking yourself, “wait, was that it?” The answer is no, not yet. You will know it when it happens. Think unexpected bonus, and/or dream client.
Heads Up: Overwhelm…the Good Kind
Virgos are highly analytical and can talk themselves into, or out of, just about anything. You may find yourself questioning if this month’s windfall is too good to be true. It’s legit. Try to roll with it.
Mantra: Started from the bottom, now we’re here. -Drake
Libra/ Libra Rising (September 23 to October 22)
Card: 7 of Wands
Libras, ruled by Venus and the element of air, are powerful communicators who value balance. The 7 of Wands brings success to those who stand their ground this month.
Highlight: Light at the End of the Tunnel
The 7 of Wands brings in a victory after you have offered up a copious amount of commitment and effort. There may have been unexpected delays in the process, leaving you questioning if the desired outcome would ever arrive. It’s coming for you– get ready to take a well-deserved exhale.
Heads Up: Still Worth Celebrating
7 of Wands often comes after the endorphins of workaholism and the optimism of “it’s coming any day now” have started to fade. Regardless, the outcome you wished for is on the way, so remember to pat yourself on the back and take some time to celebrate you.
Mantra: Finally, my destiny can begin. -Fergie
Scorpio/ Scorpio Rising (October 23 to November 21)
Card: 4 of Pentacles
It’s only natural that as post new year excitement fades we tend to tighten our grips on our wallets and our schedules. 4 of Pentacles mirrors this sentiment in February.
Highlight: Saving Some Dollars and Pents
The 4 of Pentacles inspires you to hold onto resources that you might have been allowing to flow more freely over the holiday season. This will undoubtedly result in an increase in your bottom line. You may also be re-budgeting for your department or specific projects at this time.
Heads Up: Generosity Begets Generosity
While balance and responsibility are important, miserliness is not hot. Abundance is circulated not spent, so make sure you’re still allocating resources to the people and causes that matter.
Mantra: You get what you give – New Radicals
Sagittarius/ Sagittarius Rising (November 22 to December 23)
Card: The High Priestess
The High Priestess sits well with Sagittarians as they are ruled by of the 9th house of philosophy, travel and knowledge. This month is a great time to tap into those intuitive and psychic abilities to in order to recalibrate as we head into the heart of Aquarius season.
Highlight: Your Spidey Sense is on fire
Sagittarius is a highly intuitive sign to begin with. Armed with the High Priestess’s extra boost of psychic ability and connection to cosmic consciousness will have your third eye on point this month. Pay extra attention to dreams and signs from the universe that shine light of where you’re being asked to make some changes in how you’ve been working.
Heads Up: R & R
Fire signs love to go, go, go and often need (and take) less rest than other signs. The increased dose of psychic awareness this month also requires more rest in order to utilize the High Priestess vibes most effectively. Trade a few nights of working late or going out after work for a bubble bath at home in order to recharge.
Mantra: I’m wide awake. Need nothing to complete myself- Katy Perry
Capricorn/ Capricorn Rising (December 22 to January 19)
Card: 8 of Wands
The past few months may have gently forced you to take more downtime than your usual workaholic preference due to the slower pace of the rest of the zodiac. Don’t worry, 8 of Wands is about to bring in some of that fire-fueled action you love this month.
Highlight: All I Do Is Win
The 8 of Wands is ruled by Mercury in Sagittarius which provides fast and beneficial communication. Think: exciting news regarding new clients or projects resulting in substantial financial increases.
Heads Up: Gratitude Keeps the Embers Burning
It’s easy to feel a bit invincible in an 8 of Wands period. Good problems to have, yes. But make sure to express gratitude to the universe and to those bringing in the positive news. This will only help fan the flames and keep the good stuff coming.
Mantra: When you’ve got so much to say it’s called gratitude. – Beastie Boys
Aquarius/ Aquarius Rising (January 20 to February 18)
Card: The Tower
Many of you experienced an unexpectedly busy January. If you finally took a moment to rest and take inventory of the past few months you may have realized some areas that weren’t quite working for you. This February is a powerful time of expansion as a result.
Highlight: Good Riddance
The Tower is an impactful card that clears out any energies, relationships, or habits that are working against you in your life. Though change can be scary, this creates a beautiful new space for things that are much more aligned to enter.
Heads Up: Surprise
The Tower is known for it’s unexpected arrival so may not always arrive on your desired timeline. Remember that it is always in your best interest no matter what.
Mantra: Come tomorrow it will seem so yesterday. – Hilary Duff
Pisces/ Pisces Rising (February 19 to March 20)
Card: 9 of Swords
Though 9 of Swords can be a challenging card, it is incredibly cathartic and healing in its own right.
Highlight: Time to Heal
9 of Swords allows you to fully examine all angles of a situation, really look it in the face and move through it to the other side. If you allow yourself to breathe into this versus fighting or fleeing, it’s often far faster and easier than you ever imagined to clear.
Heads Up: It’s a Part of Your Story, Not Your Entire Definition
It can be tempting to dwell in the shadow aspects of a situation: whether that is retelling the story or replaying the cringeworthy moments on a loop in your mind. Remember that though it is a part of the story, it doesn’t define you. One of the most powerful messages in 9 of Swords is that you get to define your outlook.
Mantra: The only way out is through. -Bush
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