Whether 2021 has you anxious or excited, concerned or prepared, pumped, or needing to hit the breaks — it’s time to break in the new year with our January 2021 Tarotscopes for each zodiac sign!
Sometimes the idea of not knowing what is ahead of us is what creates most of the anxiety in the first place. Thankfully, knowing what is ahead of you for the beginning of 2021 has actually never been so easy with the Tarot on our side as a trusty guide.
With one card each from the Major Arcana and the Minor Arcana, we can take a well-rounded peek at the potential energies, obstacles, and goodness that the next month has in store for each sign.
Ready or not, the Tarot has spoken, and it’s certainly ready for you!
Don’t forget to check in on your free daily Tarot reading throughout the year for even more insights.
Your January 2021 Tarotoscopes
The Chariot & 10 of Pentacles (Reversed)
There is great potential here for you, Aries — you just have to slow down enough to notice it.
With the Chariot, recognition, success, and reward are on the horizon. You kick off 2021 with a lot of potential, particularly with projects, work, and ideas that you already had bubbling to the surface last month.
However, the 10 of Pentacles in a reversed position reminds you to slow down and keep your eye on the prize. You can’t actually get it all done in one month!
A simple rule of thumb? Finish strong with what you can, but just don’t get too greedy with all the rewards that can come your way!
The Empress & 4 of Wands (Reversed)
You are getting some much needed R&R this month, Taurus!
You’ll feel right at home with the Empress guiding your way this January, as both of you benefit from a Venusian rule — sensual, abundant, prosperous, and in love with all beautiful things! With the 4 of Wands reversed, you may experience a bit of a funk with your social circles and not feel as in sync with your loved ones this month.
However, with the Empress at play, all that is needed is to enjoy some quality alone time, focus on your own projects and goals, and get that self-care routine moving and flowing.
The tricky 4 of Wands energy will pass, and your energy will be restored and ready to go!
Judgement & 5 of Pentacles
In experiencing the lows of life, you get a new perspective and vantage point on what directions actually exist for you.
This is the lesson that you have been grappling with lately, intellectual Gemini friends. With the 5 of Pentacles, however, you finally begin to make a movement towards bigger and brighter things with 2021 on the horizon.
Even better, Judgement assures you that you have your head on perfectly straight and that you’ve done the reflection and thought necessary to finally get going with things.
The canvas is clean in January 2021 for you, Gemini — get ready to paint!
The Emperor (Reversed) & King of Swords
Two words: power struggle.
For sweet and sensitive souls such as you, Cancer, sometimes asserting yourself and taking the lead with things is not the easiest. However, in January, we see the King of Swords lighting up your path, assuring you that you know very well what you’re doing and what you’re talking about.
That said, the Emperor in a reversed position still indicates some hesitation and a potential lack of confidence. If you don’t want someone else to take up the mantle of the things you care about, you’re going to have to work through this to make January worth your while.
You’re smart, Cancer! Time to show it off.
The Magician & 6 of Cups
A sweet nostalgic feeling runs through the month of January for all Leo royals.
With the 6 of Cups on the table for you, you’re likely feeling a bit dreamy and perhaps are considering hitting up people from your past. This is all well and good as long as the reminiscing is kept at a healthy minimum, but just know that there’s a good chunk of goodness right here in the present for you too.
That’s because, with the Magician sharing its creative light, there is great potential for getting your creative juices flowing with any artistic hobbies and skills.
And if you can combine the sweet and nostalgic feeling into the Magician’s free-flowing creative energy, you may be able to make something great here!
Justice (Reversed) & 3 of Pentacles
With the scales of Justice out of balance, you may have to rethink some of your original plans for 2021, Virgo.
As solo workers and independent thinkers, it can often be “my way or the highway” for all our earthy Virgo friends. Nonetheless, you may be prone to biting off more than you can chew this month and will have to be willing to call in some help if that happens.
The 3 of Pentacles assures you that group work and efforts are a good thing for January and may be good to consider whether or not you feel like you’re struggling.
Be willing to share the workload this month, and you’ll have an easier go at the start of your new year!
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The Devil & Queen of Wands (Reversed)
Kicking off 2021 with no drama or intrigue? Certainly not you, Libra — it’s not interesting without a challenge, it seems!
The Devil indicates that you’re ready to wrestle with the big stuff right off the bat. Anything laying around from the past that needs to go is likely to resurface, including things that you thought were put to rest — bad habits, old relationships, and the likes.
This looks to throw you off your game in the beginning. The Queen of Wands reversed shows your confidence faltering, but rest assured you’ll come out on top now that you know what to expect.
Just get ready for a bit of a dramatic start for the new year — this ultimately isn’t anything you haven’t seen before, so you’ve got this, Libra!
The Sun & Knight of Wands
This month is bright, bold, and beautiful for all Scorpios — kind of just like you!
The Sun shines a childlike and joyful attitude upon all Scorpios, emphasizing the wild passion that already exists within you. And the Knight of Wands indicates that there is a lot of positive momentum and movement forward, offering great potential for all of your endeavors for January.
Unsurprisingly, the new year’s change and shifts will do great wonders for you, Scorpio, as it seems the intensity of the switch in momentum is just what you needed to get things going.
Just remember to enjoy it!
The Lovers & 3 of Swords
This month is about healing and moving forward for all our wild archers.
The 3 of Swords shows us that there is still some lingering hurt and perhaps heartbreak that needs to be dealt with in January. Thankfully, the Lovers comes through with healing light and energy that can help you through it.
Spending time with loved ones and friends that care about you, no matter how independent you think you are, is always a great move. Don’t be afraid to reach out for help.
By the end of January, if you allow yourself to be helped and surrounded by those who care, you can rise from the ashes all well and new.
The Hermit & Ace of Wands
The keyword for December for Capricorn is preservation with the Hermit and the Ace of Wands.
As a smart and cunning sign, you’re used to being a beacon of knowledge for many of your peers. People regularly come to you for advice — after all, who wouldn’t want the insights of the wise goat? However, this month you’re being called inward and being called to be a bit more cautious about how you spend your time, energy, and resources.
Overall, self-reflection, meditation, and using your wisdom for yourself appears to be a worthwhile move as you preserve your important resources this December.
Wheel of Fortune (Reversed) & Ace of Swords (Reversed)
The best way to describe the energy on the table for Aquarius in January is… frustrating.
Both the Wheel of Fortune and the Ace of Swords are energies that you are usually great with. They represent the communicative, bold, free-flowing, independent, and outgoing energy that Aquarius is often so tightly knit with.
However, both cards are in a reversed position for January, and you may feel like you’re not able to be fully in your regular zone because of this. Feeling out of sync with yourself is okay and normal, and you just have to be willing to go with this strange flow.
This will pass — in the meantime, do your best to enjoy the new year without getting caught up in the strange internal shifts that are going on!
The Moon & 2 of Cups
Intuitive, deep, emotional, and a bit of an enigma, the energy of The Moon sits right at home with you, Pisces!
Especially when it comes to your relationships in January, you’ll have the mysterious shadow of The Moon overcasting your vision. It might be hard to see clearly thanks to this, but you’re well-acquainted with living in the abstract. The solution to the lack of tangible clarity is to dig into your intuitive senses and allow your inner world to guide you.
Is the start of 2021 slightly confusing for all fishy friends? Yes. But are you the most capable of getting through the mysterious new flow? Absolutely — just let your intuition run free this month!
Taking on 2021
If you still don’t feel ready to quite take on the new year, that’s okay!
While your tarotscope can’t always have all the answers, it is a useful tool to have in your back pocket as you get ready for the long trek ahead coming into 2021. You can revisit it at any point to see what messages make more sense for later, or make special note of the words that particularly stuck out to you.
Like in your own life, your tarotscope is not the ultimate navigator of your journey — you are! It’s just an extra compass.
And as always, there are many more tools and resources available to you out there, from your latest astrological horoscope to even your own intuition, sitting right in your very own heart!