We have a change of season. The very tough Capricorn weather of December and January is giving way to Aquarius weather. This is a turning point. It’s time to be practical and use the change…
This month, our three professional Tarot experts drew the Six of Swords, the Eight of Pentacles and Seven of Cups. Their vision of the future ties in with the astrology in February 2020.
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Katie-Ellen Hazeldine – Six of Swords
This card is associated with Mercury in Aquarius, a time for making great mental leaps based on a logical, impersonal assessment of a situation, keeping your feelings out of it, but finding solutions which are not necessarily orthodox, but maybe even quirky or unexpected.
Key dates associated with this card are January 30th and also the 8th of February, 2020.
In Public Life – the United Kingdom
Here in the UK, this card may be reflecting the official date for the UK leaving the EU, entering the transitioning process, charting a new course.
For many, there is grief attached to this decision, while for others it reflects a momentous escape and a chance to reclaim control of the helm, and while there can be no guarantees, this card has been drawn upright and not reversed, which indicates better times to come, though not without a cost.
The Six of Swords may also be reflecting the recent announcement of the proposed departure overseas of Harry and Meghan, Duke and Countess of Sussex.
The roots of this story are deep and go way back. The nation as a whole is expressing mixed feelings about this development; some indifferent, many rather sad, others angry and disappointed.
Elsewhere this card indicates charting a course away from problems or even danger, as with the recent Iran-US crisis. This card indicates that while the problems at the heart of this tension continue, the military situation does not seem likely to escalate further in the near future. But many are left in grief, and this card reflects the funeral obsequies of those who perished in the plane crash and also in the series of events leading up to this tragedy.
Our friends in Australia are currently in a situation of acute distress, and will be reckoning the costs, planning how best to go forward, mitigating the ever present risks of bush fires. This card seems to suggest some new irrigation system.
This card suggests rain in February, in the east and possibly the north, but it may need another six weeks before it can be declared that the present emergency is now over. It may be sooner of course. As ever, only time will tell. The Tarot is merely an indicator of the possibilities detected by the reader at the time of doing the reading.
On a Personal Level – Your Reading for February
The Six of Swords suggests you may have been in mourning, or contending with certain problems for a long time but by keeping calm, and staying in communication, not ‘rocking the boat’- smoothly does it; you may well notice improvements during February.
If personal relationships have been rocky, there is still something of profound value that keeps you together, and again, matters may improve this coming month.
This card often denotes a new line of research or study, including distance learning. Likewise, you may decide it is time to look for a new job, recognising that you have been increasingly unhappy in your current employment for some time now. You could always start looking on the quiet.
This is a card of relocation or planning a trip where the travel is by water. Some will be wondering how best to protect their homes and property in future, or where and how to relocate, to be nearer water in areas susceptible to drought or fire, or, in flooding areas, how to minimise that risk or move further away from it.
Life brings losses that are hard to bear. Some are hit harder or more often than others, but no-one escapes. Everyone has their load to carry. Life is the great voyage; the world is the ocean and storms are guaranteed. Life may feel deeply unfair, and often it is, but this card says you can make it.
This boat is heading east towards the dawn. What new plans, approaches and ventures might you initiate this February?
You can read more from Katie here.
Fiona Lensvelt – Eight of Pentacles
The older I get, the more I appreciate the practical pentacles. Sometimes we do not need fireworks, we need plain old work if we want to get things done.
The Eight of Pentacles is the most literal depiction of this: wherever they have got to in life, they know that they have worked hard to get there. They also know the joy of being in the flow of work — this is the card of craftsmanship.
What Goal Are You Trying to Achieve?
What goal are you trying to achieve this year? Now is the time to commit to it, particularly if it’s to do with business and work. When we see eights in the tarot, we’re being asked what action we should take to access our strength and get to where we want to go. In this incarnation, we’re being told that success is no fluke: it comes from time, effort and dedication.
Read more from Fiona at her website here.
Kyra Oser – Seven of Cups
The tarot card I pulled for February is Seven of Cups. Globally, this card can indicate various simultaneous events that serve as distractions, resulting in a lack of productive action.
China will be prominently featured in major news headlines soon, and part of this story will involve both a conflict and connection with the US government.
This and other international disputes and alliances will be building in February, but no matter what government leaders and media are focused on, the question is: where do you want to put your energy? What is the most beneficial way to act on important issues when so many major events are taking place at once?
This is a question perhaps only you can answer for yourself, but if you want a general guideline, you can ask your higher self or spirit guides to give you an intuition or decision that leads you to do what is in the greatest good for the whole of the planet.
A Time For Dreaming and a Time For Doing
In your own life, this card is a reminder that there is a time for dreaming and a time for doing. February is a month for instigating conscious interaction with the physical world.
If you are already in the midst of a project, the Seven of Cups is a reminder to follow through on what you started or revise your approach.
If you have a vision but don’t know where to begin, perhaps you can do some research on methods that have worked for your heroes in that field.
Overall, this card connects you to the inspiration that helps with decision-making. When I am faced with too many choices, I sometimes lead with intuition by asking myself which option generates the same feeling I have when I hear a song that makes me want to dance.
You can read more from Kyra at her website here.