February is chock full of cosmic goodies. We have Mercury Retrograde (don’t panic), Saturn square Uranus (prepare yourself), Venus moves into Aquarius (let’s get weird), and of course our new and full moons, to name a few. The cards pulled are meant to give you some motivation and insights to have the best month possible. What is a “best month”? That depends on what you need, but a month filled with balance when it comes to rest, progression, harmony and endurance comes to my mind.
ARIES – TWO OF PENTACLES REVERSED
Aries is a sign of action. Always running right into the flames and getting their hands dirty, they don’t really care about the consequences because they aren’t even thinking about them. Totally fearless! With Mercury Retrograde this month, more road blocks and mistakes might occur than usual, especially if your Aries self keeps diving in without a plan. So try to take a moment before diving in, and access the situation. With the pentacles, be especially careful with spending and investing without careful thought during retrograde.
TAURUS – PAGE OF PENTACLES REVERSED
Upright, this card represents new opportunity, especially in terms of work and finances. And Taurus, you love a healthy bank account and all things material. No judgement here, because that’s what makes you so lush. With this reversed card in play, something might be standing in your way. Typical retrograde nonsense when it comes to something blocking our progress. Take this time to review your goals. The delay might be a blessing in disguise because something better is lurking around the corner, and you just can’t see it yet.
GEMINI – KNIGHT OF PENTACLES REVERSED
Mercury Retrograde can be a bit more agitating to Gemini’s since Mercury is ruled by Gemini. If you have a lot of Gemini in your chart, or if your chart is ruled by Mercury, this can go for you too. But it’s all how one looks at it. If you constantly fear retrogrades, they will probably constantly be a bother to you by your own design. The constant delays might have Gemini feeling stuck. An air sign wants to move freely, like the Knight in tarot. They are always on a horse and on the move, after all. But this month there is a stall. Either by choice, or forced. By choice, you might feel very bored and lazy. Take this time to shine a light on what you’ve been ignoring. Anything need an adjustment? Ease your boredom by getting things in order.
CANCER – STRENGTH & NINE OF SWORDS REVERSED
Lucky you, Cancer – two cards were stuck together! Let’s start with the reversed card, the Nine of Swords. This card means there could be some feelings of depression and torment. During the winter months, especially when you are in a cold environment and stuck inside – well, let me stop there. No matter what the weather is, you might be stuck inside due to COVID so let’s just be real. When we can’t move or breath in fresh air, it can make things worse. These feelings are valid, and the Strength card is here for backup. You are stronger than you know, even if it doesn’t feel like it right now. If you feel lost in thought and it’s giving you anxiety – use your strength to focus on REALITY. We can make up a lot of stories in our heads that addS to the fear. Focus on what is actually true. Deep breaths.
LEO – TEN OF PENTACLES REVERSED
As a Leo myself, I can tell you that I LOVE STUFF! I love buying shit, especially the shit I do not need. Gifting myself like every damn day is my birthday. During retrograde, let’s give it a rest, Leos… at least for this month. Focus on saving, paying debt, or donating. Continuing down a path overspending this month will bite you in the tush!
VIRGO – TWO OF CUPS REVERSED
Mercury Retrograde can be notorious for the “return of the X’. With this card in tow, a break-up or lack of harmony in a current relationship can happen as well. The two together? Yikes! Be careful in your relationships. Be kind because I smell an affair if you don’t manage your relationships wisely and with heart.
LIBRA – WHEEL OF FORTUNE REVERSED
Things might feel like they are spinning out of control and you just can’t seem to catch a break. First, know that with this card it is only temporary. Don’t create stories in your head that there is no hope for a positive turn around. In a retrograde period there will be changes. Resisting too much might cause even more strain. Eb and flow with it this month. This does not mean you need to settle for bullshit, it just means that you need to take things as they come and pivot respectively. See how you can work WITH the change vs against it.
SCORPIO – TEN OF WANDS REVERSED
Are you taking on too much, Scorpio? And more importantly, are you taking on a lot of things that are not actually serving you and acting as a distraction to what you really need to do? With this retrograde, focus on what is necessary and literally make space for it. Declutter and reorganize so that you can prioritize only that which serves you.
SAGITTARIUS – KNIGHT OF SWORDS
Knights can be rather hasty. They are action packed and ready to roll. In a retrograde, this does not mean one must stop in their tracks and wait for things to happen When it’s over. It actually means, just take more time to finish. Give yourself the grace of double checking the work. Keep moving forward, especially if nothing is stopping you, but watch your haste in finishing. As a Sagittarius you love details, so dig deeper into anything you may have missed this month to refine.
CAPRICORN – THREE OF SWORDS REVERSED
Recovering from loss is a process. Some days it’s easier, others it harder, and that’s just a fact. Moving on might not be possible this month, but you can use this time to take care of yourself and recognize what it is you actually need to move on from. What healthy things, people, thoughts, etc can fill in for the void you feel. Notice I said HEALTHY. We don’t want to completely numb here.
AQUARIUS – SIX OF SWORDS REVERSED
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! More cards about not being able to move on in a retrograde period. Why am I not surprised? In the case of Aquarius and the Six of Swords Reversed, this one is about carrying too much baggage that is weighing you down. Take this month to release that baggage. Given Aquarius, I would say this baggage is mental. Resolve issues vs letting them hover over your head. It’s YOUR month so make the best of it. Talk through it with a friend or professional to really get to the heavy stuff that needs to go.
PISCES – SIX OF WANDS REVERSED
Happy Birthday later this month! With this card, you could be dealing with a lack of confidence. Did something happen that took a shot at your ego and you now feel like a failure? Never doubt your ability because that’s not what caused this. Fate, the state of the freaking world, and possibility your weaknesses had something to do with it, but your abilities, gifts, and what you excel at probably had nothing to do with it and they are still intact! Use them to get you through this.