February has always been one of my favorite months. It’s romantic, it’s quick, and it beckons for spring’s arrival. It seems to end as soon as it begins and you’re often left wondering: how do two days lost make such a profound difference?

This month I did my best to get out of my own way and let the Guides take over. I find the writing flows and I almost have an out-of-body experience when I acknowledge them in this way. As I move further on my spiritual quest I find that my tarot reading and writing are simply ways in which I can channel love and hope to those I serve. I truly find it an honor that Kim allows me to grace you with my garble each month. I hope you find the messages as comforting as I do.

Wishing you all a month filled with love, magic and hope.

-Jackie

P.S. If you’d like a more personalized reading please feel free to email me (jackie@totemsandtarot.com) or book a reading on my website.

Capricorn (Dec 21 – Jan 20) – The World
All that hard-work has finally paid off dear Cap. You’ve been struggling with some big, real life issues lately. Well breathe easy this month as the storm has passed and the sun has come out once again. Bask in her glow. And as you pause and soak in this moment of celebration, make sure to include others in your reverie. While you may be in high spirits, look around you and ensure to pull others into this joyous fray. Many have not unlocked the secret to life yet: the secret of perspective. The circumstances and situations around you will always change. The key to a satisfied and serene life is to stop relying on the external world for your happiness. How can you help others discover enlightenment? What gifts can you share? This month be sure to measure your success by only one thing: how many people have you helped today?

Aquarius (Jan 21-Feb 19) – The Wheel of Fortune
Ah, what a fun card! You are at such a fun moment in your trajectory where your will is in perfect alignment with that of the Universe. All the lights are green and you are wished well upon your way. However, the wheel often gives us warning. We like to pretend our life is that of our own making, propelled solely by our actions and our decisions. Never forget: you are not in charge. While that might seem outrageous, it’s actually the path to surrender and freedom. The more you hand your life over to your ancestors, your guides and your deities of choice, the more the magic starts to surround you. The second you start to try to bend the world to your demands alone is when chaos ensues. This February take time each day to drop into mindful meditation and try some two way prayer. When you ask the Universe a question listen closely. You’ll almost always get the answers you are seeking. And as you’ve shown the collective wisdom, the creative illumination, deep reverence, the same will be shown to you. I’m so excited to see what happens next!

Pisces (Feb 20-Mar 20) – The Chariot
Probably the most action packed of the major arcana, The Chariot is always about forward momentum. You have always been a powerful manifestor, you’re just starting to awaken to the fact about exactly what that means. This month I encourage you to dive deeper into this law of attraction. What habits could you incorporate into your life to help bring your goals into fruition? What false beliefs stand between you and everything you want? What Spiritual Warriors in this three dimensional reality inspire you and offer you guidance? This month I want you to tap, both literally (try E.F.T.) and figuratively into your manifestation powers. The Universe wants you to break through all your blocks and pull your dreams in close. Your only job on this planet is to have a good time. Seriously. For it’s in that space that we are happy, joyous and free. And in that space we have the most to give to the world and those around us. Your first assignment? What’s one small thing you can do today to bring a huge smile to your face?

Aries (Mar 21-Apr 19) – The Hierophant
I must say Aries, I feel as though I’ve pulled this card or some variation of it for you in recent months. You are in an interesting time in your life where you are shifting everything you believe. It’s necessary, but it’s not always comfortable. You’re a very powerful leader and you’ve started to discover strength in exclaiming the words, “I don’t know.” Surprisingly people seem to respect you more when you deliver the honest truth rather than pretending to understand it all. Because of your humility and divine intelligence, you have fun in recognizing you barely know anything at all. You’re back in spiritual kindergarten, absorbing each lesson like a sponge. You’re happier than you’ve been in a very long time. It’s also simultaneously a bit off-putting, as you are used to being in charge and paving the way. I’ve got news for you. While you’ve been the dutiful student, The Hierophant is always about reciprocity. I suspect that very soon a young protege will enter your life who wishes to study under your tutelage. They have much to learn, but their naïve questions will expose flaws in truths you’ve long held. It will be a magical place where many discoveries are made.

Taurus (Apr 20-May 20) – Justice
This card always offers warm fuzzies. It’s the karmic pull of the universe gently reminding you that balance is always achieved. It sometimes doesn’t happen on OUR time life, but wrongs are always righted in the end. Something that has long been heavy on your consciousness will suddenly ease and lift. A great softening will give way to deeper understanding, forgiveness and peace. When your heavy boulders of sticky energy finally find their way out of your path, I encourage you to look around for places where you can be a part of a positive karmic return. Is there an opportunity to do service in some capacity for those who still suffer? It can be as small as offering a homeless person a hot meal or as grand as performing volunteer work for a local charity. These esteemable acts will do wonders not only for those around you, but for your comprehension of the world’s powerful love. You’ll start to recognize how small your worries have been in scale to the woes of others and you’ll actually start to practice gratitude for the hand you’ve been dealt. Goddess has given you everything you need to tackle the challenges at hand. You’re starting to realize how truly you are adored.

Gemini (May 21-Jun 21) – The Tower
My goodness Gemini! I think this is the third time I’ve pulled the Tower for you in less than a year! So much transition and change, it’s enough to make your head spin. Before you let out a loud groan and proclaim, “not again,” I’d like to pause for a moment to let you know the pride the Guides feel for your thoughtful soul. They have thrown so much your way and you haven’t dodged one spiritual bullet. You’ve taken all the hits straight on with a profound understanding that pain is simply the touchstone for growth. Previously you weren’t metaphysically happy with how you were showing up in the world. Today you can hold your head up high as you’ve proven yourself to be an emotionally sober badass. I promise this is the end of the storm. You’re almost there! And while you ride out the last waves of this choppy hurricane, make sure to take extra time for self-care. Don’t neglect the Self in pursuit of attacking the challenges that surround you externally. Make a list of things you’ll be doing this February to nurture yourself and tape that list to the bottom of your computer screen. Refer to it often.

Cancer (Jun 22-July 23) – The Devil
Just when you think you have it all figured out The Devil steps in with a naughty little smirk. That’s the trouble though: you’ve been thinking way too much. I hate to break it to you, but worry is not an action step. It’s not going to change the current circumstances, even though your brain may be telling you otherwise. The only way to beat The Devil’s insidious lure into obsessive thinking is to let the Sunshine of the Spirit flood every nook and cranny. How to do this? Well first you’ve got to turn The Devil’s volume down. Bastard likes to speak to you in your own voice! How dare he! I highly suggest getting physical this month: ride a bike, go for runs, take a hike. When we exhaust the body the mind often slows down. I also suggest creating a spirit box or buying one off of Etsy. It’s a place where you can write down your fears and put them inside. Once deposited they cannot be removed for a full 24 hours. So if you see your thoughts sneaking back to a particular point of anxiety, you just need to remind it that you already let it go.

Leo (Jul 24 – Aug 23) – The Emperor
The Emperor embodies divine masculine energy. It’s strong, pragmatic, forceful and direct. It moves as quickly as possible from point A to point B. He never likes to dilly dally. And while this is applauded once and again in our society, don’t forget that balance is the key to it all. While you’re busy building that empire don’t forget to admire all the roses that line your path. There is a part of you that has been having trouble enjoying the journey. Now that you’ve reached your desired outcome the discomfort has not seemed to wane away. What gives? You are looking for love in all the wrong places dear Leo. Although our capitalistic society would tell you otherwise, you can’t buy happiness. That needs to come from within. When was the last time you checked in on your spiritual bank account? Is it time to make some deposits? You’ve been so focused on your own gains that you’ve lost track of your loyal companions. Did you skip out too far ahead? Did they lose their way on the path? It’s been said that you are only as happy as the amount of love you give. This month give it all away to anyone who joins you on the happy road to destiny.

Virgo (Aug 24-Sep 22) – Judgement
Well apparently you have a bit more forgiving to do as I’ve pulled this card for you two months in a row! I think the hardest hurdle any Virgo faces is the possibility of being wrong. Deeply analytical and intellectually, you often have a perspective rooted in truth. But something to note, sweet Virgo, is that you are only human. You are not a robot, nor are you perfect, no matter how hard you try. Could there be an opportunity for softening? Is there a situation in your life which currently plagues you where you KNOW you are right? How about unpacking that declaration just a little bit. For your Highest Self knows it’s so much better to understand than to be understood. In being right are you somehow wrong? You love a good action plan, however I wonder if there is some pause involved before you move forward in these affairs of the heart. Upon some quiet reflection is there a small action you could take today that places you in a space of compassion? By getting your point across did it hurt someone’s feelings? Start there. Start small. You’ll be a master at this art of empathy before you are halfway through.

Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22) – The Lovers
Libra I feel like this card is the embodiment of your spirit! You truly are The Lover reincarnate! You live to move along in a sweet harmonious melody. Your greatest joy is that of those around you. In many ways I find that your sign might be the most awakened. This month as we celebrate Saint Valentine, a priest gone rogue in the name of love, I ask you to find ways to honor and love yourself. You are a master at putting the attention elsewhere. I find it hard to discover fault in this methodology, for it is in self-forgetting that one finds. However, when was the last time you stopped to appreciate yourself and offer your three dimensional being some self-love? While I’m sure that conjures up a multitude of curiosities, I think of ways in which you can be your own Valentine this year, expecting not a thing from any of the loved ones in your life. Will you treat yourself to a home-cooked meal? Buy yourself a box of chocolates? Would roses do? Perhaps it’s a love letter written from you, to you, pouring your heart out on each line about all the amazing things that you do.

Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 22) – Temperance
I think it might be hard to be a Scorpio at times. You see so many things often missed to the naked eye. It’s like constant night vision in a world where many are moving blindly through the dark. Your depth and knowledge is a blessing and a curse. And while you’d like others to move at your pace, I’m sad to report that’s nearly impossible. They have a lot of catching up to do. Patience is a virtue and temperance is her name. This February I want you to take each and every opportunity to drop into your body when perturbed. Do you feel a tightness in your chest? A warmth spreading over your body? A pit in your stomach? Pay attention to the stark difference between hopelessness and happiness. And now go deeper. When someone angers us they are simply our teacher. Paused when agitated and drop into a thoughtful, cadenced response. What defects does this person activate in you? No one can hurt you. Did you know only you can do that? And it’s only because on some level of your consciousness you bought into the lie. How will you return to the truth?

Sagittarius (Nov 23-Dec 20) – Death
With every death comes new life. Even as a tree rots and breaks down on a forest floor it gives birth to fungus, soil and microorganisms that seemly integrate back into the powerful circle of existence. What part of your emotional being needs to break free and decompose so it can feed the garden of your soul? Sometimes death can be painful. We’re scared to let go because we’re fearful about what happens next. In this new paradigm I’m watching us all let go of that false belief and embrace a new one. We now start to get excited about the unknown and embrace it with a childlike curiosity. Things might never look like they did before, but they never do. Start to cherish each new experience and drop into the present moment. That is where Spirit lives and reigns supreme. She says, “I despise the anxiety of the past and I loathe the fear of my future. However, I adore the bounty of wonder that lays before me in the here and now.” Go there. What will you call into that spiritual space?

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