Tarotscope January 2023: What do the cards have in store for your star sign this month?

Your January tarotscope, read by expert Tree Carr, combines astrology and tarot cards to help you plan for the month ahead

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Your tarotscope January 2023 comes as the New Year begins and we look forward to what comes next.

Happy New Year! Hopefully you’ve wrapped up the previous year with some of the motivational energy of Capricorn season 2022 and found some purposeful and soulful inspiration to begin your new journey into 2023.

How will you galvanize the cardinal and self-initiated Capricorn energies as you move towards your goals in the new year?

Here is your tarotscope for your star sign for January 2023! 

Read on for your star sign’s forecast.


A tarotscope is simply a tarot reading with a card pulled for each astrological star sign. It’s a bit like a horoscope but with tarot thrown in the mix. I will be pulling one tarot card from the legendary Rider-Waite deck for each and every one of you lovely zodiacal beings. This beautiful and concise deck has 78 cards, made up of minor and major arcana. Each card has a different meaning when it's upside down, or reversed as we say in tarot.

Here's your sign's tarotscope for January 2023, read on for your star sign’s forecast.

Your tarotscope January 2023 

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Tarot card:  Reversed Three of Swords

Message: Self love

Happy New Year Aries! This month is all about self-love. Allow yourself to release negative self-talk and emotional pain. This can be done through mindful journaling, meditation, or speaking with a therapist. There is an emphasis here on moving on from old heartbreak and finding space for forgiveness. As you set yourself free from the swords on this card, you will be making space for positive energy and an optimistic new chapter. Start 2023 with some love.

Mantra: ‘I am committing myself to self-love.’


Tarot card:  Reversed Five of Wands

Message: Release tensions

It’s another year dear Taurus! The start of the year invites you to release your inner conflict. Find ways to liberate the stresses within you through exercise, journaling, speaking with a friend, or meditation. As soon as you feel your inner battles begin to subside, watch how your external world falls into a harmonizing alignment. Start 2023 with freedom. 

Mantra: ‘I let go of my inner conflict.’


Tarot card:  Page of Pentacles

Message: Manifestation

Hello Gemini! Welcome to a new year. This month begins a new chapter of your manifestation ability. Set your intentions and goals and watch them unfold. Whether it’s a new job opportunity or the continuing development of your skills, the universe wants to bring you some abundance. There is a new beginning surrounding your personal goals and business plans that can help shape the way the rest of 2023 evolves. Start 2023 with intentions to manifest.

Mantra: ‘I manifest my new chapter.’ 


Tarot card: Reversed Ten of Cups

Message: Find connection

Happy January dear Cancerians. The first month of 2023 shines a light on your interconnectivity with others. There is an emphasis on looking at where you feel disconnected from family, relationships, friends, and community. Perhaps you are a workaholic and have unintentionally neglected your home life or relationships, or perhaps you are not feeling aligned with your friendships. This month is a chance to bring everything back into balance through soul-centered and honest conversations. Start 2023 with loving connections.  

Mantra:  ‘I connect with my loved ones.’


Tarot card: Reversed King of Cups

Message: Self-compassion

Happy 2023 all of you Leos! The start of your year is centered around your emotions and feelings. It’s time to honor them and find ways to process them in a positive way. When emotional triggers arise, allow yourself to be in the present moment and try to understand them instead of indulging in them. If you find that your repressed emotions are becoming too challenging to work with, seek out the help of a therapist or speak with a trusted friend. Start 2023 by being kinder to yourself.

Mantra: ‘I practice self-compassion.’ 


Tarot card: Reversed Judgement

Message: Tame your inner critic 

Hey there Virgo! It’s 2023 and time to step into a new chapter. The month of January focuses on your tendency towards self-doubt. Your critical mind is a sharp tool that can be very useful in navigating the pragmatic zones of your life but it can also be your own worst enemy. Being too critical of yourself can become an obstacle preventing you from reaching your full potential. The universe is calling you into something bigger, so push through those self-limiting beliefs and know that you are brilliant. Start 2023 by heeding the call.

Mantra: ‘I embrace my calling.’ 


Tarot card: Knight of Wands

Message: Engage in a passion project

Happy 2023 Libra! The slow pace of the month of January is conducive to immersing yourself in a passion project. There is time and space this month to really dive in. Whether your passion is painting, writing, interior decorating or fashion don’t shy away from being a little self-indulgent. After all, it is a form of self-care. Enjoy the positivity and creative flow that it brings. Start 2023 by channeling that passion.

Mantra: ‘I am creating my passion project.’


Tarot card: The Moon

Message: Embrace the unconscious realms

Hello Scorpio. The month of January is an immersive journey into your unconscious realms. Pay particular attention to your dreams this month as they are bringing you messages and guidance on how to balance feelings and behaviors in your waking life. Keep a dream journal and take note of your nightly reveries. Allow yourself time and space for mediation during the day in order to continue the reflective journey. Start 2023 by traversing through your inner worlds

Mantra: ‘I am working with my nightly dreams.’


Tarot card: High Priestess

Message: Tune into your intuition

Welcome to 2023 dear Sagittarius. The stillness of the month of January is a perfect time for you to work on deepening your intuition. Focus on your spiritual development through meditation, learning about all things mystical, and perhaps taking up an esoteric course. The High Priestess invites you to deepen your magic and your spiritual abilities. Start 2023 by embracing your witchy side.

Mantra:  ‘I am spiritually evolving.’ 


Tarot card:  Ten of Pentacles

Message: Financial security

Happy Solar return to most of you Capricorns! The month of January and specifically Capricorn Season is very lucky for you. You will see a boost in your financial security, whether it's through job opportunities, gifts, or lucky breaks. Enjoy the stability and abundance that it could bring. For some of you, some of the hard work you've been engaging in will pay off. Start 2023 by welcoming abundance.

Mantra: ‘ I am abundant.’


Tarot card:  Three of Pentacles

Message: Collaboration

Hello Aquarius, welcome to January 2023. This month it would be advantageous for you to get involved in a collaboration:  whether it’s a business project, event idea, home renovation plan, or career idea. Collabs work best when different people with different skills of value are involved, thus creating a strong team. Lean into some structure and build a plan around a core group and watch your amazing idea become a reality. Start 2023 by building that team.

Mantra:  ‘ I am open to collaboration.’ 


Tarot card: Death

Message: Rebirth

Hello Pisces! Welcome to the big change that is 2023! This is quite a powerful card and although many people fear the Death card, it is actually very positive. It simply means endings and transformation. As you leave 2022 behind, you can also step out of the old version of yourself into a shiny new version. Enjoy your rebirth and a new chapter of transition and exciting possibilities! Start 2023 by letting go of the past.

Mantra: ‘ I step into my new chapter.’

Tree Carr
Dream guide, death doula, and divinatory guide

Tree Carr is a published author who works in the esoteric realms of dreams, death, and divination. Her published books include 'Conscious Dreamer' and ‘DREAMS: How to Connect With Your Dreams to Enrich Your Life'.

Tree is also a CPD Crossfields Institute Certified Death Doula. Her work as an End of Life Guide involves helping people spiritually, emotionally, existentially and practically at the end of their lives.

As an intuitive empath, she is self-taught in divinatory guidance: The Tarot, Rune Stones and Astrology and has facilitated readings, rituals, classes, and courses spanning a wide variety of esoteric subjects.