Get ready for a new month (Picture: Getty/Metro.co.uk)
It’s a New Year, and many people will be looking to make a fresh start this January.
Thanks to Mercury Retrograde (finally) ending on January 1, turning over a new leaf is going to feel easier than ever.
Plus, a New Moon in Capricorn on January 11 offers a chance to focus on your career progression and intentions for the coming 12 months.
Looking for an idea of where your life could do with a shake-up? Ahead you’ll find your star sign’s tarot horoscope for the month of January 2024, with three tarot cards drawn and their meaning for you explained.
March 21 to April 20
Great things are on the cards for you, Aries (Picture: Getty/Metro.co.uk)
Tarot cards for Aries for January: Strength, The Hierophant, The Sun
Meaning: Big changes for the better
What a start to 2024! Rebellion, perseverance, change, personal growth, and a huge success off the back of your courage and independent thinking. Well done! Now you just have to live up to this hope!
The Hierophant starts it off as you’re thinking about resistance to an authority, structure, tradition, belief, or pecking order that has kept you in a position (and which you upheld). You don’t believe in it anymore and want to strike out from it. Go for it, Aries, you are a rebellious soul and you need space to grow now.
The Sun sees you heading towards massive success and prosperity, the change you provoke is the right move, and Strength sees you gaining confidence, courage, and fortitude as you progress. This is the making of you. This is the change you needed. Three major arcana cards always signal major growth and change. Be bold!
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April 21 to May 21
Reach out (Picture: Getty/Metro.co.uk)
Tarot cards for Taurus for January: Five of Cups, Six of Coins, The Tower
Meaning: Take the help available
Ask for help, do not isolate yourself with a problem or sorrow. Others can support and guide you through this because they’ve endured similar times and know what pitfalls and the shortcuts. Just don’t bottle this all up, okay?
The Five of Cups sees you facing a sorrow or regret. The Tower means it was an unexpected event or revelation which shocked you, shook your foundations a little, made you question other things. We all go through it, but the worst is over and you can now rebuild on a firmer foundation.
The Six of Coins shows others are wishing you well, hoping to be ‘let in’, and want to help, support, assist, guide, and advise. Take all the help you can get, Taurus. And, even better, offer some in return. Get your focus off your own backyard and go help better someone else’s. We often feel good when we’re helping another. Be of service.
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May 22 to June 21
Something will give you a big wake-up call this January (Picture: Getty/Metro.co.uk)
Tarot cards for Gemini for January: Three of Swords, The Fool, Seven of Coins
Meaning: New habits
A new leaf emerges in your relationship landscape as you oust a few toxic presences, behaviours, habits, or outlooks (including your own, Gemini!). You do have obsessive tendencies, you can be callous, you have a catty streak. Sometimes this poisons your own mind and space more than the intended victim and you decide to start over, remove the doom-scrolling, spying, and general skullduggery. Peace and love!
The Three of Swords shows something will happen to provoke this shift and change of heart and the Seven of Coins shows it will stick. Perhaps someone calls you out, or you have a row, or someone else does something you dislike (but have to admit you do yourself too). You are making lasting changes to how you navigate your friendship circles and social media etc.
The Fool is the excitement and enthusiasm of a new leaf. You see and enjoy immediate results of the changes, and feel like you’re on a road to a better way of being social and in cahoots with others. It’s all good, this was a good change Gemmy.
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June 22 to July 23
Don’t procrastinate on this (Picture: Getty/Metro.co.uk)
Tarot cards for Cancer for January: The High Priestess, Ace of Swords, Ten of Wands
Meaning: Tackle the issue
A true breakthrough moment awaits in January, something that has really tired and drained you will come to a head, you will see it for what it truly is and then be able to tackle it in the right, effective way. At last!
The High Priestess and Ace of Swords asks you to go within, meditate, journal, examine your darkest emotions and follow them to their root cause, notice the triggers, analyse why you feel this way. There is a massive epiphany here to be had. A game-changing one which lets you see the truth of this spiral and pattern, and how to stop it!
The Ten of Wands shows you’ve felt tired and drained by it recently, not being able to see a way forwards or out. When we feel stuck, we feel hopeless. But the exit sign will switch on, and the route towards it will look feasible and fast. You must take these steps now. It’s time to tackle this and get it out of your head.
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July 24 to August 23
Make this transformation last, Leo (Picture: Getty/Metro.co.uk)
Tarot cards for Leo for January: Seven of Wands, Death, The Devil
Meaning: Resolutions stick
This card trio shouts ‘resolutions’! In a good way, in an encouraging way, in a ‘you can do this, Leo’ way! So, what do you want? The Devil suggests ridding yourself of a bad habit – be it physical, material, mental or behavioural. Substitute, replace, and restore moderation and harmony by squeezing out this longstanding pattern that you know trips you up and brings trouble.
The Death card reveals a major makeover and personal transformation is possible too, so seek change and rebirth and growth. Seek moving towards a 2.0 version of yourself, whether that be (again) physical, material, mental or spiritual.
The trick to making your resolutions stick this year, Leo, is the Seven of Wands. Gamify your activity. Set challenges (with rewards). Team up and make it a group thing. Encourage each other. Set goals with short deadlines to keep you interested. Get a mentor or a coach. Make this a game, contest or competition and you will win!
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August 24 to September 23
It’s time to stand up and be counted (Picture: Getty/Metro.co.uk)
Tarot cards for Virgo for January: Eight of Wands, Eight of Swords, Three of Coins
Meaning: Get what you deserve
Self promotion is the theme tune this January and I know it goes against your modest, humble grain, Virgo, but you must blow your own horn at times! The Three of Coins shows that people are impressed by your efforts and results and want to offer you more scope, reward, opportunity – they just need to know you’re up for it.
The Eight of Wands is the networking card – be visible, be present be out there, be positive and confident. Tell people about your successes, put yourself forward, volunteer, showcase your results and learnings, offer to help others.
The Eight of Swords recognises your natural instinct to self recriminate and throw criticism rather than praise on your own efforts but this is damaging and wrong. You are a capable and conscientious person who deserves more. You just need to let others fully see what you’ve been doing and act like you want more… and it will be delivered!
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September 24 to October 23
Welcome in this fresh perspective (Picture: Getty/Metro.co.uk)
Tarot cards for Libra for January: The Chariot, The Hanged Man, Two of Coins
Meaning: Abundance and progress
Momentum is restored, Libra, and a longstanding block is removed from your path so you can go full steam ahead again, and it feels great! The Hanged Man shows you have felt stuck or in a limbo recently, the tail end of 2023 was a little static.
Well, that phase is passing. The way to accelerate is to think out of the box, be innovative, try new approaches and be open-minded. It’s a new idea that unlocks this door. The Chariot has you on the move, full of purpose, seeking progress. Literal travel or a home/location change might be on the cards so if that it your desire, then go for it.
The Two of Coins shows January is far from bleak and lacking, it’s full of activity, opportunity and possibility. Say yes to everything. Load your plate. Be abundant. Good things are coming your way and you don’t want to miss out by adopting a ‘January blues’ mindset or outlook. Go live to the max.
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October 24 to November 22
Look backward to look forward (Picture: Getty/Metro.co.uk)
Tarot cards for Scorpio for January: Six of Cups, King of Swords, Page of Wands
Your past comes calling, Scorpio, and you reunite or rekindle your bond with something, or someone, you once loved deeply. This is a welcome reunion so be happy and welcoming. The Six of Cups is the nostalgia card, promising the return of something. Perhaps a person, place, activity, happy memory, hobby, talent, or ambition.
Return to a childhood you and reminisce… The King of Swords and Page of Wands hint at a male or masculine kind of energy, perhaps (if it’s a person) a Fire or Air sign. Perhaps a duo – two friends or a father and son, a pair of family members or ex colleagues. If a place, then perhaps linked to education and learning. If an activity then perhaps something you once studied and enjoyed, perhaps were very good at.
Look back and restore what was lost or forgotten that could play a positive role for you now.
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November 23 to December 21
Be the cheerleader your loved ones need (Picture: Getty/Metro.co.uk)
Tarot cards for Sagittarius for January: Three of Wands, Queen of Cups, Five of Wands
Meaning: Encourage others
Lots of relationship dynamics swirling and shifting this month, maybe everyone wants to be different and try again/better this New Year, right? Let them change. Notice the growth and compliment them. Support and encourage people.
The Queen of Cups has you being a firm, wise, warm supporter for your friends, loved ones, and family. You are great at lending people your confidence and va va voom, so give it away freely (your Jupiter ruler will never let you go short).
The Three and Five of Wands suggest you don’t need to go looking for opportunities to be a cheerleader or counsellor, they will emerge randomly and frequently all month. All you do need to do is be alert and receptive to stressful, pressured, tense or noisy vibes around you.
If you notice someone in distress or lashing out then zoom in and ask how it’s going. These emotions playing out are signals that they need someone to check in. They need attention. Give it and earn their lifelong gratitude.
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December 22 to January 21
You know yourself better than ever (Picture: Getty/Metro.co.uk)
Tarot cards for Capricorn for January: Knight of Wands, Queen of Coins, Judgment
Meaning: Progressive thinking
Don’t let anyone categorise you or put you in a box this month ahead, Capricorn, because you are a creature of many colours, shades, abilities, and desires. Be free! The Judgment card is a powerful epiphany that comes to you about who you are, what you want, and why you’re so unique or different to everyone else. It’s a wake-up call. A resistance to previous labels and constrictions.
The Knight of Wands sees you being bold, progressive, and taking a few risks to manifest a role or niche that serves this new revelation about your character and needs. You know what you need to do now, and no one is stopping you!
The Queen of Coins hints this change of heart and approach will impact your health, wealth, work or home realm/s. You want things to match your needs. You recognise changes needed. You aren’t going to be put in your place by others… you’re making your own place now!
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January 22 to February 19
Take that leap (Picture: Getty/Metro.co.uk)
Tarot cards for Aquarius for January: The Emperor, Knight of Swords, King of Wands
Meaning: Purpose and power
You’re starting 2024 like a rocket, Aquarius! If you could bottle up what you’re on then you’d be a millionaire! Don’t waste this energy and power, put it into something amazing and fulfilling and worthwhile. T
he Emperor and Knight of Swords are both controlling, unstoppable forces. They are with you all January lending you their total focus, strength, purposefulness, courage, and general inability to take no for an answer. This power is best spent on life areas where there are blockages or issues, because you will literally blast through them in this mood.
The King of Wands shows it’s a wild ride, an adventure, a journey into the unknown which could land you in a wonderful new position by month end. Be bold and brave and full of your own purpose and intention. This is not the time to drift, wait and see, or hold back. This is an all or nothing month. Use the power.
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February 20 to March 20
Pisces, this month is a big one for you (Picture: Getty/Metro.co.uk)
Tarot cards for Pisces for January: Ace of Coins, Queen of Swords, Ace of Cups
Meaning: Lots of new beginnings
Beautiful cards to start 2024 with, Pisces. Two Aces which predict new beginnings, so you’re truly turning the page and starting a new chapter. Ace of Coins is about fresh starts in wealth, health, work and home. Ace of Cups is about new relationships, creative projects, and the ‘birth’ of something (be it a child, pet, idea, or hobby).
Be invested in new news, fresh starts, clean slates, and doing over. The Queen of Swords grants you all of the confidence, inspiration, and motivation you need to execute these changes and adventures. Be led by what makes sense, feels right, has a use or resonance to you, and might lead to even more down the line.
Look ahead, be hopeful, seek progress and advancement. The seeds you plant this month will reap rewards all year long.
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