Here are the Tarot-Scopes by Sun Sign for the month of February. For this feature, I am using traditional Western Sun signs of the zodiac, but if you’re curious what your Vedic Astrology Sun sign is, check out the Vedic Astrology Sun Signs page and compare. If your Vedic Sun sign is different than your traditional Western sign, you might even see how both of the energies listed below could apply to you – or perhaps one may be more prominent for you than the other.
Keep in mind that a single card pulled for a given sign will not represent everything you experience during the month. It is a significant theme of the month that you will probably see or relate to in one way or another. But it’s not the sum of the whole. It is, however, one important aspect or theme that the Tarot wants to bring to the attention of each Sun Sign.
This month, I am using the Gilded Tarot Deck by Ciro Marchetti. If you happen to be a fan of Ciro’s work, be sure to check out his upcoming Gilded Tarot – Royale, available this spring season! I can hardly wait to get my hot little tarot hands on his new Tarot production. The Gilded Tarot is amazing in itself, but you’ve got to check out what he’s doing with Gilded Royale – it’s even more vibrant and amazing, bringing the cards to life in ways you never would have imagined! I look forward to that very special publication!
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ARIES: King of Cups
If you find yourself in need of some emotional support and encouragement this month, Aries, you will likely have just what you need from someone who truly cares and wants to help. It is also possible that you may be the one called to be supportive to someone who needs you. Either way, the energy here is all about love, caring, and compassion. Whether you find yourself in the position of offering this caring support to another, or whether you are the receiver of this, everyone benefits. Both the giver and the receiver of this act of caring will find reward.
This card can indicate a need to step outside of yourself and look closely at the needs of others. Let your gentle nature take over, and allow sensitivity and empathy to be your guide. Take your loved ones by the hand, and let them know you are there for them. Perhaps you may need to lend a strong shoulder for someone to “cry” on . . . even if this tests your patience.
If you’ve been facing a disagreeable or negative emotional condition lately, the King of Cups indicates that such condition may be coming to an end! This is good news. Additionally, what you want or need could be closer to you than you had realized. You may find what you need right “in your own back yard.” This is a figure of speech which tells us that sometimes we don’t have to look all that far in order to find someone or something which makes us the happiest.
TAURUS: Reversed Devil
This is a time in which you are facing reality, accepting responsibility, and discarding illusions that you once held to. The Reversed Devil is about regaining your compassion and humanity. You have regained sight of your moral and ethical values. You are listening to and heeding the advice of your conscience and inner wisdom. It’s a time of moving past troubles and finding a better way to live.
The Reversed Devil indicates a freedom from harmful bonds. You are removing the “chains” that once bound you to something negative and perhaps even unhealthy in your life. You may now be more willing and able to accept changes in your life as you take on new perspectives. A burdensome commitment may be coming to end, Taurus, and you are now ready to break free of an oppressive situation. This reversed energy represents the opportunity to bring about positive change in your life. It’s a time where you can focus more clearly on the goals that are truly important to you.
Decisions can be made now. Realize that indecisive behavior is a weakness. It takes all your strength and drains you. In order to move forward, you need to make a decision . . . otherwise, you could be left behind. This is a time to show some spunk (in a positive way), assert your boundaries, show your true feelings, and respond with honesty. There is nothing to be gained at this time by trying to be subtle or strategic. Say it like it is, and take the right actions to make progress. Light is at the end of the tunnel now, as you gather the strength to bring yourself out of a period of stagnation or chaos.
GEMINI: Reversed 3 of Cups
Friendships and relationships may be significant for you this month, Gemini. You may find yourself surrounded by many loving and supportive friends where everyone participates on an emotional level and in an atmosphere of fun. The Three of Cups is the growth of relationships of all kinds. It’s about enjoyment, being exuberant, enjoying companionships, establishing bonds of loyalty and trust, asking for and receiving help if needed, and making some new friends. It’s the best part of what parties, family gatherings, social clubs, company, and friendship are all about
There is certainly a great sense of joy to be found in being surrounded by those you love, and knowing you are loved in return. Often the best pleasure . . . is shared pleasure. This card encourages you to find a reason to share a celebration with someone special this month, Gemini, whether it’s a significant other, friends, or relatives. Even if you have to settle for a small, every day sort of reason to get together, rejoice in the special treasures of love and friendship.
If you are invited to a social event and can’t decide whether you really want to go or not . . . the Three of Cups encourages you to attend! This card indicates that this is not a time to spend alone. Be among friends and/or family. Do something fun! Life may hold many responsibilities and commitments, but it’s supposed to be fun, too! Celebrate friendships and close companions. You are richly rewarded with people who love you.
CANCER: 6 of Cups
This is a time where friendships, family ties, and children may bring much enjoyment. You may enjoy pleasant memories from the past — especially those memories from childhood days. Some of this happy nostalgia could come from time spent with your own children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, siblings . . . or even just reminiscing over photos from an old picture album.
The potential energy for you, Cancer, is abundant with a great sense of emotional contentment, happiness, and enthusiasm. When you see a child’s eyes light up with a sparkle of enthusiasm and fun, it’s easy to share in that special joy and find a little bit of that childlike enthusiasm within yourself. Children have such a remarkable way of bringing out that “kid” in us . . . the one we think we left behind so long ago. Well that “kid” is still within us, if we only let him or her come out and play once in awhile
You may find yourself feeling quite satisfied in the comfort of your friends and family. And if there is something special going on in your life right now, this is a time for which someday you will likely look back on with fond memories. If you’ve been putting off that picnic or special outing for “another time” . . . let the time be now. Create some warm and fond memories to keep forever. Spend some quality time with the kids and/or other family members. Make this a time that means a lot to you and the ones you care about
LEO: 4 of Wands
Good fortune, fulfillment, happiness, and satisfaction are yours for the taking this month, Leo! Your theme for this month is about celebrating what you have completed and accomplished so far. This is a time to look back with satisfaction in what you have achieved. There is likely much to be thankful for and to feel a sense of celebration for. This card indicates peace and tranquility. It can indicate refuge from the turmoils of life. Better times are coming, ands improvement is at hand.
Life itself is a gift which holds both joys and challenges. Even the small pleasures and triumphs you encounter deserve their special notice — at least as much recognition as you would give to the petty hassles and pet peeves which are annoying to you. Life is a gift, filled each day with miracles and wonders. Look around and see all the blessings that have been bestowed upon you. It will help you appreciate all the miracles in your life — both the large and the small ones . . . all of them are important! If you take time to notice them, you not only increase the quality and enjoyment of your life, you also greatly increase the energy you use to create more of the same kinds of experiences in the future.
Count your blessings this month, Leo. Look around you. Look inside of you. Look at the good things. With the Four of Wands energy at your side, you have reached a place of peace, harvest, prosperity, and reliable foundations in some area of your life. You may have reached an important milestone in your personal journey, and this is a time to pause and enjoy the results, if not an actual celebration of your arrival and completion. You may either be finishing something important that is proving to be successful with this energy, or there is evidence that you are well on your way, even if additional work is required to cross the finish line. The end zone is certainly in sight, and you can see how your efforts are paying off. This energy represents a time of happiness, reward, enjoyment, fruition, comfort, productivity . . . and even “happy endings.”
This month may be one that is balanced with fairness, truth, honesty, and integrity. If things have been unbalanced or chaotic in your world, Virgo, the appearance of Justice suggests that you may reach an equitable agreement or compromise on some issue of importance. Decisions at this time should be made without prejudice, bias, or preconceptions. Strive for harmony in your situations. Put issues into their proper perspective, and be willing to listen to opposing points of view. That doesn’t mean that you have to agree, but if you listen to the other side of an issue, they should also at least be willing to listen to your side so that some kind of mutual agreement or understanding can be reached.
If there are conflicts that arise, Justice encourages you to listen carefully to the arguments of all parties involved, maintain an emotionally detached manner, and weigh the alternatives carefully. Try to arrive at equitable and mutually agreeable arrangements, taking the needs of others (as well as your own) into consideration. Hear others out and respect their opinions — but stay mindful of what is negotiable and what’s not. Help others when you can, but know the difference between interference and assistance.
Do what you know is the right thing. Practice the golden rule . . . Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Stand up for yourself and for what you believe. Have the courage of your convictions. Strive to treat everyone fairly — yourself included — and the scales will always tip in your favor. Truth and justice will prevail, whether karmic, moral, ethical, or legal, and you will get what you deserve or what you’ve earned.
LIBRA: The Magician
The Magician offers you some powerful and inspiring thoughts to work with this month, Libra! The focus now is on turning thoughts and ideas into reality. You know what you want and why you want it . . . just like the Magician. This card is about taking action and having the willpower to accomplish tasks with creativity, skill, organization, and focused attention. This can certainly be a very productive month, as you have opportunity to get a lot accomplished! And because this card is from the Major Arcana of the Tarot, it indicates that something important could present itself to open up new doors toward success in some area of your life.
This is a good time for making important decisions, especially since this may very well be a time of clear thinking for you. You may be receiving new, better, or updated information in which to make those decisions. Also, your good communication skills will help you effectively relate information to others. You will be able to get your point across confidently and with the power to make your words heard and understood.
If you’re in a position where you feel you might not have everything you need to move forward with a plan or idea, you will want to re-think that . . . because with the Magician’s energy, you realize that you really do have what you need to proceed. And if you don’t have it, you can likely find a way to improvise so that you can move ahead on something. Whatever you do this month, Libra, know that your willpower can make things happen for you. As the saying goes . . . “Where there is a will, there is a way!”
SCORPIO: 4 of Pentacles
This month’s theme is all about being practical and taking care of business, Scorpio. There might not be much progress or accomplishment at this time. It’s mostly a time to be practical, hold your ground, and keep things on an even keel as best you can.
Something you are working on could benefit from taking a second look, more preparation, or closer attention to detail. The energy at this time can seem routine, mundane, and even dull. But sometimes, those periods are as important as the fast-paced ones.
The Four of Pentacles can be an indication that you’ve become a “pack rat” of sorts, on both the mundane and emotional levels. A creature of habit, you’re afraid to let go of anything. You just keep hoarding things away and storing them up because you think you might need them later. While there’s nothing wrong with being prepared, the time has come to simplify. If you haven’t used something within the past year, get rid of it. Toss out anything broken as well. The same goes for dysfunctional relationships. Even though these are bad for us, we often stay from force of habit. A new season has dawned, and it’s time to turn over a new leaf.
SAGITTARIUS: 2 of Swords
You may be facing a tough decision, Sagittarius . . . one that requires you to put aside emotions — a task easier said than done! If you don’t feel able to give yourself whole-heartedly one way or another towards a resolution or decision, know that what you need to do is to remove any outside distractions . . . so that you can get in touch with your own inner truth and make your own decisions.
You may be putting up barriers between yourself and others. Internally, you may be blocking off emotions and refusing to feel them. You may avoid looking at the truth and pretend that all is okay. You think one way, but feel another. Your head and heart may be at odds about something (or someone).
Perhaps you are not willing to accept some truth about yourself or the situation you are in. What are you really feeling? Are you resisting certain feelings for fear of getting hurt? Are you angry even though you are smiling? Is there something that you are refusing to look at? It may be time for you to take off the blindfold and see the truth in a situation, whatever it might be. A decision is necessary, and you need to consider the facts of the situation in order to arrive at a decision.
CAPRICORN: Knight of Swords
The Knight of Swords is a card of change, and with this energy, it’s something you are ready for, Capricorn! That great new idea . . . or that moment of welcome information and insight . . . will find new power and focus as you devise different ways of using what you’ve learned . . . or to expand on your original thoughts. You may feel energized again, and this will be a welcome change for you. You may just find yourself more than ready to push these new ideas and plans of yours . . . and it seems that you are being given a very fine chance to do it!
So get your thoughts organized, Capricorn. And take action! This won’t be a time to dwell on doubts and hesitation. It’s also not a time to hope that someone else will do the job for you. Situations may call on you to cut through fear and indecision . . . and go for what you believe in. Be sure that you are willing to finish a project you’ve started before rushing off to a new one!
This can also be a time to define and defend your personal boundaries in some area. You can more easily deal with conflicts that arise if you are firm about what you are willing to put up with and what you are not, what is acceptable in your life and what is not . . . and then stand up for your rights. You have the power to do this, and you have the power to implement important changes in your life at this time.
This is a month for renewal, Aquarius. Now you can clear away the debris of the past and begin again. You are able to let go of something if you so desire, in whichever area of your life that you choose. Release unwanted ties to the past. It’s a perfect time to forgive and forget. So hear “the present” calling you . . . and allow yourself to start over and create new and better beginnings.
This energy shows a time of following your own judgment and seeing the consequences of your choices. You are resolving doubts, answering questions, evaluating accomplishments — and being satisfied (or at least at peace) with what you find. It shows a fateful time of critical decisions. It shows you are judging the value or success of what you have done or what you have become — and being pleased with what you see. It is, in a real sense, “Judgement Day” . . . as you prepare to release something major in your life and move in new directions. But first, you acquire a vision of what you did right this time, as well as what you want to refine, do differently, or improve upon.
Progress occurs in increments. You build for a while. Then you assess what you’ve done, cut back in some areas, expand in others, abandon strategies that aren’t working, and experiment with new ones that might give better results. To pause and ponder is just as important as to push and produce. In the quiet moments, you chart your course for the future.
PISCES: 9 of Wands
Even though you may have challenges in front of you at this time, Pisces, the Nine of Wands indicates that you will still be able to maintain your integrity and values. And part of that will come through taking a more defensive stand and establishing boundaries. It allows you to be cautious so that you can avoid being hurt in the way that you may have been in the past . . . but it doesn’t leave you paranoid and afraid. You are actually stronger for the struggles you have endured and now you can use your past experiences to make better decisions in the present.
Patience is a part of the Nine of Wands, because it is better to bide your time and remain calm than to fly off the handle and risk losing out — especially when you’ve already come this far. Although you may sometimes feel that you are standing alone against the world, and you may also feel stuck . . . the indication here is that you need to just wait things out. If in doubt, do nothing for the time being.
Just when you think you have exhausted all your reserves of strength and you feel tired, feeling that you can’t take any more . . . somewhere from within, you find that last resource of energy so that you can triumph against the odds. Have faith in the resilience of your inner spirit!