January 2, 2022
TAROTSCOPES | January 2022
By Justin Taylor
The new year is officially here, and the astrology for the month of January is aiding us on our journey for self improvement. This month’s theme is a tug of war between pragmatic realism and exuberant optimism.
We start this month off with Jupiter stationing direct in Pisces. This brings an optimistic day dreaming quality for the collective for the next few months. If there are any spiritual or artistic endeavors, now is the time to engage in them more fully.
Oddly enough the Capricorn new moon on January 2nd also amplifies this desire to set a clear intention with ourselves and chase it. Capricorn is go-getter energy that wants to accomplish the mission in the most direct and effective way. This accompanied with Jupiter’s benefic placement set the framework to really set and achieve any new years goals you may have.
Towards the end of the month we have Mercury retrograde conjunct Pluto. This transit is a tad sinister to say the least. Mercury controls the mental faculties and communication, and Pluto is intensity and transformation. Paired together, these planets at best, are inviting us to deep self-evaluation.
Lastly, on January 29th Venus stations direct, having been retrograding for almost the entirety of last two months. This Venus transit will bring harmony to any relationships or financial struggles we might have faced in the recent past.
The card for the collective this month is the Six of Cups! The Six of Cups is the card of naive happiness and blissfulness. In some cases, this card can be a reimagining or a return to the past. Familiar places and faces may appear this month, or you might reconnect with an old passion or hobby. Nostalgia is running high this month.
Aries – Knight of Swords
This Knight of Swords is the fastest to take action in the tarot. It signifies rushing into something the moment you feel called to do so. This month Aries, your ability to act fast will serve you well. Make sure your actions are not too impulsive, but also know going after what you want will be rewarded.
Taurus – Queen of Pentacles
The month of January is taking you back to your skill of harnessing and creating beauty Taurus. The Queen of Pentacles is the card of self care, and comfort. Return back to the self this month, treat yourself to something that brings you joy. If the arts or decoration are something you feel called to participate in, incorporate them into your life at this time.
Gemini – The Empress
The Empress is the card of maternal instinct and nurture. What in your life needs to be nurtured at this time Gemini? Where can you slow down and apply more care in your life? Whether it is a person, a relationship or yourself, bring something into fruition.
Cancer- The Fool
A new beginning is right before you this month Cancer. The New year might have you even more inspired to start a new than usual. The Fool is all about starting from zero, and not knowing what is next. If feeling stuck or unaware of what to search for, inspiration will come when you do something out of your routine. Venture out alone, and see what happens next. Your new beginning can start at any moment.
Leo – Temperance
Balance is key for the month of January Leo. Temperance appears when the scales are off, and something needs to be centered. Whatever comes to mind in your life when you think of the term “off balance” is what you should adjust first. Naturally a fan of excess, this might be challenging to tone some aspect of your life down to a happy medium.
Virgo – Knight of Pentacles
This is the perfect card for you Virgo. Effortlessly meticulous by nature, this card is bringing out your ability to steadily perfect whatever it is you are undertaking. The Knight of Pentacles is all about reliability. This month don’t strain yourself by taking on too much at once, a slow and steady approach will serve you best.
Libra – Queen of Swords
Logical decision making is the muscle to build this month, Libra. The Queen of Swords is a reminder that not everything should call for emotional investment. If there are any large decisions you face this month do what truly serves you best and avoid any tendency to people- please. It is not selfish to take care of yourself for a change.
Scorpio – Three of Cups
A seemingly social month is present for you Scorpio. The Three of Cups is the card of celebration and gathering with close friends. The times we are currently living in may not call for large gatherings, but find away to nurture interpersonal relationships at this time. The comfort of a friend might be a pleasant distraction at this time.
Sagittarius – Page of Cups
If you are currently interested in any new artistic endeavors this should be your sign to go for it. The Page of Cups is all about following any intuitive or creative pings that may arise at this time. Keeping an open mind is key for you this month Sagittarius, say yes to anything that will make for new opportunity.
Capricorn – Two of Swords
A sense of feeling stagnant or stuck in a particular situation is forcing you to make a new choice Capricorn. When the Two of Swords presents itself it is a call for change. What ever part of your life currently has you feeling stuck or unsure know that there is a way out. Weigh out your options and trust you are making the right choice.
Aquarius – Ace of Swords
The Ace of Swords is a call for inspiration and a new way of thinking. This new year might spring forth new ideas or changes in your life Aquarius. What cycle are you ready to break and start new? This is an indicator that it is time to cut ties with something to let a new path emerge. You can’t take old ways of thinking into your new life.
Pisces – The High Priestess
Spiritual work is paramount for you this month Pisces. Meditation, prayer, a new practice anything to tap into you innate spiritual gifts. The High Priestess appears when we have to search inward for the answers. As she is the archetype for the divine feminine, when she appears it is to know that it is time to quiet the conscious mind and dig deep.