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General Assembly
January 3, 2023
Career Tarotscopes

Rebecca Szymczak, aka Cardsy B, author of The Saturn Diaries and tarot reader to the stars, consulted her cards and has tips for which signs should make some New Year’s changes at work and which should use this month’s grounded Capricorn vibes to move forward methodically. She also has some insight into abundance- both in terms of finance and recognition – coming in where you may least expect it. 

January comes in strong with the Saturn-ruled sign of Capricorn kicking off the new year. This is likely to cause an increase in motivation toward goals as Capricorn is known as the hardest-working sign in the zodiac. On January 6, we have the full moon in Cancer, bringing in an opportunity to look at where you can prioritize self-care and set up a sustainable work/life balance for the new year. On Jan 17, Mercury, which has been in retrograde since Dec 29, heads direct. This helps communication with colleagues and clients run much more smoothly and efficiently. Whatever your sign, January is an exciting month for all signs, so read on to see what treats are in store.

Sign: Aries/Aries Rising (March 21 to April 19)

Card: The Tower

Aries are the initiators of the zodiac and are known for their ambition and drive. This month the Tower highlights certain workplace behaviors or patterns you may need to reassess. Whether this is procrastination or people-pleasing, it’s time to let it go. This isn’t a setback but rather a necessary energetic shedding to allow you to move forward into the new year stronger than ever.

Highlight: Detox High

The Tower utilizes its Mars energy to do a seasonal cleaning on your life. While it may cause you to pause at first, once you see how good this feels, you spring forward into 2023 on a bit of a detox high. Enjoy it.

Heads up: Does it Spark Joy?

This month the universe is knocking on your door, Marie Kondo style, asking you to get rid of patterns that no longer spark joy. While it can be challenging, try not to fight it and remember to give gratitude for the magic of the process.

Mantra: Let it Go. – Elsa from Frozen

Taurus/ Taurus Rising (April 20 to May 20)

Card: The Emperor

Taurus, ruled by Venus, has a great appreciation for beauty and the finer things in life. This month the Emperor is encouraging you to use this perspective to envision a positive flow of abundance with an upcoming negotiation. Whether this is in a yearly review or finalizing a new contract, stand your ground and keep your eye on the prize.

Highlight: Level Up

The Emperor allows you to set the scene for how you want to move forward. Is this a higher salary? More flexible schedule? Whatever shape it takes, it’s definitely an upgrade.

Heads up: Trust your instincts

Tauruses tend to value outside opinions, which is helpful in certain scenarios. However, this month, listen to your own inner voice when making decisions and filter out the outside noise.

Mantra: I know my worth is expensive, like diamonds. – Moonlight Scorpio

Gemini/ Gemini Rising (May 21 to June 20)

Card: 9 of Cups

This month, the 9 of Cups brings in expansion and gifts from Jupiter. A big career win is imminent. January opens a new chapter that you are in the zone and ready to receive what you’ve been manifesting. Get ready to celebrate.

Highlight: #Winning

9 of Cups, known as the “Wish Card” in Tarot, acts as an energetic genie this month so get your wishes ready.

Heads up: Say What You Mean & Mean What You Say 

Geminis can tend to be indecisive at times, and the 9 of Cups asks you to clearly define what it is that you’re seeking. Like that relative that gives you the exact birthday gift you want when asked…OR eleven things from the dollar store that sorta maybe resemble your taste if you don’t ask, the 9 of Cups loves clarity.

Mantra: I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it. – Ariana Grande

Cancer/ Cancer Rising (June 21 to July 22)

Card: Judgement

Judgement is a type of assessment which makes perfect sense for a sensitive and intuitive water sign who is heading into a new year. Be kind to yourself in the process and acknowledge your wins from 2022.

Highlight: Growth cycle

This month’s full moon in Cancer is a spotlight for you, bringing in additional clarity on exactly how far you have come. Your career continues to improve due to the amount of work you’ve done on yourself this past year. Use this first month of 2023 to celebrate these successes.

Heads up: Acknowledge, Forgive, and Don’t Repeat 

The Judgement card examines where you came from, including the mistakes made along the way. It’s a nudge to celebrate the highs and forgive yourself for the lows- those exact moments brought you to where you are today, after all.

Mantra: No matter where I go, I know where I came from. – Jennifer Lopez

Leo/ Leo Rising (July 23 to August 22)

Card: 5 of Wands

Leos are a fiery sign and known for speaking their mind. 5 of Wands brings in a potential conflict of opinion with a colleague or client this month.

Highlight: Game On

See this month’s small conflict as a gift from the universe. You get a chance to really level up and express yourself from a place of authenticity and willingness to come to resolution vs frustration. Conquering this challenge really makes you feel like the spark plug that you are- setting the tone for 2023.

Heads up: Simmer Down on the Truth Bombs

Though you may be hard-wired to tell it like it is, the truth can be an art. If engaged in a work conflict- think more “Is there anything I can do to expedite this overdue invoice” instead of “Bills, Bills, Bills.” 

Mantra: I’m on a new level. – A$AP Ferg

Virgo/ Virgo Rising (August 23 to September 22)

Card: The Chariot

Virgos can tend to be perfectionists and love details, but the Chariot brings in a sweeping victory this month that may ask you to release control of the smaller points and go with the flow.

Highlight: All I Do Is Win

The Chariot comes in like Miley on a wrecking ball… a bit aggressively, but successful nonetheless. Brace yourself for rapid career wins this January.

Heads up: Surrender

Try not to over-analyze and go with the flow this month. The Chariot is a catalyst for massive success and change, but it doesn’t always deliver in the way you expect.

Mantra: I came in like a wrecking ball. – Miley Cyrus

Libra/ Libra Rising (September 23 to October 22)

Card: 5 of Swords

Libras, symbolized by the scales, crave solutions that are fair and balanced. This month presents an opportunity to say yes to a “shady” win at work. Trust your instincts, and you will come out even more triumphant.

Highlight: It Feels Good to Do the Right Thing

These little tests from the universe make you stronger in the long run. You’ll be patting yourself on the back for how quickly you sped through this level. This will be noticed by some important higher-ups as well.

Heads up: Know When To Fold ‘Em

5 of Swords is ruled by Venus in Aquarius, which often represents a victory…but at a cost. Don’t be tempted by a short-term gain that can set you back and make you feel gross in the long run. Know that taking the high road here will set you up for a way bigger win in the near future.

Mantra: Thank you, next. –Ariana Grande

Scorpio/ Scorpio Rising (October 23 to November 21)

Card: The Lovers

If winter was a little rocky, you probably felt a bit of relief after the full moon in Gemini last month. This powerful full moon allowed you to release resistance and surrender some imposter season fears. This month powerful allies appear at work.

Highlight: Friends in High Places

The Lovers brings in a period of harmony and balance. If you’ve been in an “I’ve got this” zone of independence, The Lovers energy allows you to receive and more importantly, feel open and deserving of what’s on the way in.

Heads up: Surrender

If you’ve been wearing many hats at once it can be hard to trust that it’s safe to receive the assistance that’s coming in; make sure to be open to receiving and not sabotage the support.

Mantra: There’s nothing holding me back. – Sean Mendes

Sagittarius/ Sagittarius Rising (November 22 to December 21)

Card: The Sun

Sagittarians are known for being optimistic (sometimes to a fault.) This month you have reason to leave on your fierce, rose-colored shades as the Sun card brings powerful illumination into the new year.

Highlight: Where’s the Party

Like a festive new year’s party, the Sun card brings a feeling of confidence and worthiness to be seen. This month is a great time to step into the spotlight by presenting new ideas you’ve been working on behind the scenes.

Heads up: Wide Awake

The Sun casts its warm glow in January but also sheds light on that which is in shadow. You may be faced with things you were avoiding. Know that this allows you to do some energetic house cleaning to make space for all the good stuff on the way this coming year.

Mantra: Shine, step into the light. Harry Styles

Capricorn/ Capricorn Rising (December 22 to January 19)

Card: Queen of Cups

If you’ve been feeling a bit depleted from possibly carrying more than your share of the workload recently, you’ll love the rewards coming in this month. The Queen of Cups’ loving, healing energy sweeps in around the full moon in Cancer. This brings in a period of some more balanced days that allow you to reward yourself with some much-needed nurturing and self-care.

Highlight: Treat Yourself

Queen of Cups, with her fluid, intuitive energy, flows nicely into Capricorn season and encourages you to treat yourself. Whether it’s a recharging weekend getaway or a spa night, Queen of Cups urges you to indulge in decadent prizes and treats.

Heads up: Put on Your Oxygen Mask First

It may be tempting to exert energy outside yourself, whether to colleagues, your boss or your partner. But Queen of Cups emphasizes the importance of self-care in order to be the best version of you to the world.

Mantra: Treat myself. – Meghan Trainor 

Aquarius/ Aquarius Rising (January 20 to February 18)

Card: Ace of Swords

Ace of Swords sheds light on a new truth. Likely to spark an idea or clarify how a recent project or new venture will move forward, January is going to expedite and illuminate matters. Hints may have started to come in at the very start of Sagittarius season back at the end of November.

Highlight: Lightbulb Moment

If you’ve been asking for a sign from the universe in how to proceed with a specific matter, these will be delivered in spades (or swords ) this month, leaving you feeling energized and inspired.

Heads Up: Surrender to the Process

Fight the urge to know every detail, trust the signs you’re being given and enjoy the ride.

Mantra: Suddenly I see- KT Tunstall

Pisces/ Pisces Rising (February 19 to March 20)

Card: Strength

If last month had you feeling that you had to put on your armor and crash into situations aggressively to make things happen at work, this month allows you to take a deep breath and enjoy the rewards of your efforts.

Highlight: Like a Boss

Use that strong Pisces intuition to move through situations with a cool, calm, collected energy that is contagious to those around you. 

Heads Up: Stand in Your Power

Pisces’ heightened consciousness and intuitiveness can cause them to observe more than asserting. Don’t be afraid of using Strength’s energy to fully embrace and stand in your power this month.

Mantra: A new day has come. – Celine Dion

Take the next step in your career

If you’ve been waiting for a sign to make moves in your career, consider this it. If you’re thinking about transitioning your career to a career in a technology role, we’ve got you covered. Download the Career Changer’s Guide to Doing Something Different to get started. 


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