February is going to be a wild one, so brace yourself.
Hollywood’s top tarot reader Angie Banicki reveals the ups and downs headed your way, accompanied by dreamy zodiac illustrations by Enrique Larios.
ARIES (Mar 21 – Apr 19)
Influenced by: 5 OF PENTACLES
Music: Build It Better – Aron Wright
Aries, you have GINORMOUS career changes happening now. Wow! It. Is. All. Happening. There is a bit of heartbreak in what you have to leave behind when such big change happens. Make sure you walk away peacefully, with love. Keep the relationships. And remember, you don’t have to leave in a hurry! If the opportunity showing up for you now doesn’t feel perfect, don’t hesitate to talk it out with your employer. You have options here. And it feels pretty great to know your worth, right? You can’t go wrong now as long as you remember the things that really matter. There is a female in your life who is going to help advise you through these massive changes. Listen to her!
Final Thought: Don’t overthink it. Let your heart lead you.
TAURUS (Apr 20 – May 20)
Influenced by PAGE OF PENTACLES
Music: Back That Azz Up – Juvenile, Lil Wayne, Mannie Fresh
You are just dying for it all to be clear right now, aren’t you Taurus? What is next?What is the future? Give me something new, you say! You bring such light and greatness to whatever you get involved in. Remember that as you are exploring where to BRING YOUR BRIGHTNESS. Don’t foolishly give it away. Channel some of that frustration into a class, a charity project or a person you know you’ll feel good about helping. Take one day in February to throw on a onesie and go explore your city with new perspective. Or fine, do that without the onesie. OR just wear a onesie all day around the house and see how it affects your choices.
Final Thought: What are you really thinking about just now? Incorporate.
GEMINI (May 21- June 20)
Influenced by 2 OF CUPS
Music: An Old Fashioned Love Song – Three Dog Night
Gemini – this month is all about partnership for you. Time to look deeper into your relationship. Why not surprise him or her with a night out where you make it all about them? Listen, I write this knowing it may not feel easy for you but that’s exactly why it needs to be done. Open your heart and mind and truly try to meet your partner in the middle. This is the work to be done now – way more important than your job. Single? Time to look at those prospects you’ve been ignoring! Give em a chance!
At the job – just keep plugging along. You are moving at the perfect pace. The right people are noticing.
Final Thought: It’s easy to make up your mind, but convincing your heart is the hard part.
CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
Influenced by 2 OF PENTACLES
Music: Different Drum – Stone Poneys Washington Square – The Village Stompers
You’ve got some choices to make this month. But this is very important – do not rush into making them. Have the hard conversations. Ask very specific questions. Think about exactly what you want. This is not a time to be ambiguous. I really don’t want this ending in a stalemate so if you can overcome all the difficulties, I think you are going to be really happy with the choice you make this month. Also, if possible, plan a trip for a weekend away. I’m feeling New York vibes for you if you can get there. Plan some time with female friends as well. Advice coming from a sister or sisterly type has potential to be life changing.
Final Thought: Sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same.
LEO (July 23 – Aug 22)
Influenced by THE DEVIL
Music WHEN I WAS OLDER – Music Inspired By The Film ROMA – Billie Eilish Keep Me In The Safe (feat. Sissy Clemens) – Nikki Pennie, Sissy Clemens
Sheesh, Leo. I feel like a witch being burned at the stakes when in your shoes. You are burning through some dark old stuff for all of us. But this is because you can handle it, you old special soul. You are overcoming severe handicaps – so please hug yourself every day as you make it through each week, each level with your Mario cart full of coins. HANG IN THERE! I just keep imagining a video game where each day, you remember and know what you have to do to successfully get yourself to and through the tunnel of fire over to the next. Step by step. Don’t worry about future planning now – just get through the month. AND WORK AT YOUR OWN SPEED, no one else’s.
Final Thought: “Life is tough, my darling, but so are you.” – Stephanie Bennett Henry
VIRGO (Aug 23 – Sep 22)
Influenced by 4 OF SWORDS
Music: Time On Her Side – Future Islands Overthinking Rain (with Noosa) – Pierce Fulton, Noosa
Virgo, we all know you are a smarty pants who can outwit, outthink, outdo us all. But please, oh please, give your head a rest this month. It’s time to replenish that brain of yours. Give yourself the gift of TIME this month. The time and silence you take this month will give you months for the future. What’s the book you’ve been dying to curl up with? Do it now! What’s something you’ve been avoiding thinking about? Maybe it’s time to sit with that thought, that idea, that potential next step in life? Let yourself feel what it would feel like to go there….
Final Thought: My alone feels so good – I’ll only have you if you’re sweeter than my solitude.
LIBRA (Sept 23 – Oct 22)
Influenced by THE CHARIOT
Music: Ces bottes sont faites pour marcher – Emilie-Claire Barlow
Libra, wowee kazowee! This is an exciting month for you! You are the passionate warrior, the dragon slaying your way into the future. Welcome the success that is finally coming for you! Your only job is to work on slaying your personal demons trying to tell you that you don’t deserve it or won’t be good enough. Because guess what? That’s the only obstacle…your own fear! So put on your big boy pants or sexy lady boots and STRUT YOUR STUFF. We need your star power now. And if you can take a weekend of solo meditation or a trip to Sedona or a little retreat – this is the month for it! Sign up and say yes.
Final Thought: Don’t be frightened of clichés.
SCORPIO (Oct 23 – Nov 21)
Influenced by ACE OF CUPS
Music: Landslide – Beirut
Scorps, it’s all about people for you this month. It’s men and women and children. And perhaps one or two new ones! They are all impacting your life now. Maybe even animals too! Do you need to go adopt a furry friend to add to the family? If not a pet, maybe a baby? Ladies and gentleman, babies are trying to come through so beware or get excited depending on your preference. I also see a Leo in your life needing you now – be there! Are you looking for representation, sweet Scorpio? Be open to someone helping you in your career in some shape or form. I am loving all these people. Family and humans are EVERYTHING to you this month. Cherish this.
Final Thought: “Go and love someone exactly as they are. And then watch how quickly they transform into the greatest, truest version of themselves. When one feels seen and appreciated in their own essence, one is instantly empowered.” – Wes Angelozzi
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 – Dec 19)
Influenced by EIGHT OF WANDS
Music: My Good Gal – Old Crow Medicine Show Let Me Down Slowly (feat. Alessia Cara) – Alec Benjamin, Alessia Cara
Sag, it is the beginning of a new era. And truly you are just beginning. But you can feel it’s all starting so don’t try and skip ahead to the end. (For real don’t go too fast – when driving and running also. Be safe this month!) Keep talking through these changes and use love as your compass. What does your family think is best? What is best for your family or lover? No short circuits. This also feels like a great month to purge the house. Make some feng-shui adjustments AND get an elephant to place near the front door with his butt towards the door. This will help bring prosperity and abundance – especially in conjunction with Jupiter who is in your sign bringing such all year!
Final Thought: Get the elephant. No joke.
CAPRICORN (Dec 20 – Jan 19)
Influenced by THE HIEROPHANT
Music: Ride – Naïka
Capricorn – you have some big life learning ahead. This year you have IMMENSE GROWTH getting you ready for even more. But for now this month, let yourself have a little fun. You need this now. Also if you start to feel anxious about the change ahead of you, emphasize your flaws. Try it. Admit to yourself everything you don’t know or have yet to learn. Acknowledge that fear and then go grab wine with friends. There’s no power in that fear and to be honest, you wont have much time or room for it. Music feels really healing for you this month also – so get out and go see some live music! You wont regret how it makes you feel!
Final Thought: “It’s not what you say to everyone else that determines your life; it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the greatest power.”
AQUARIUS (Jan 20 – Feb 18)
Influenced by 6 OF PENTACLES
Music: Such A Simple Thing – Recorded at Sound Stage Studios Nashville – Ray LaMontagne Sister Golden Hair – America
Aquarius, there is something very important for you in another city, that is first and foremost. But going into February – please focus on giving. Give to yourself. Give yourself rest. Give yourself a spa day. Give yourself love. Next, give to charity. Be generous. What cause has your heart? Give a little extra time this month or write a check. This will only bring more to you. Finally, give to another. Give without getting anything back. No expectations. This feels hardest for you now but feels the most important. Lastly, accept advice this month. You tend to like to do things your way but open yourself to others now.
Final Thought: Accept people as they…believe in what they can become.
PISCES (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
Influenced by 6 OF WANDS
Music: Go To Town – Doja Cat For You – Rae Morris
Moon, baby. This one is powerful for you. Listen to her this month. Listen to your feelings this month. Friendship. Love. Cooperation. Follow your gut in these. No rush. Build slowly. Make the other work for it and you work for it too. Go as deep and dark as you can. There is nothing to fear, sweet Pisces, only more to learn and reveal. Seek perspective rather than ease. Search for truth rather than fun and just carry on. Oh, and let yourself enjoy some career wins!
Final Thought: “And if you are to love, love like the moon loves. It doesn’t steal the night, it only unveils the beauty of the dark.” – Isra Al-Thibeh