Dear Cancer, you have an exciting year ahead. And your monthly tarotscopes—or tarot horoscopes, a combination of tarot cards and astrology—are here to help you make all the changes necessary for growth. Use the knowledge you glean from your tarot horoscopes to get clear on your intentions and find your highest vibrational self in 2023.
Read on to see what’s in store for your sign with your monthly tarot horoscope, Cancer. And if you’d like more guidance in the year ahead, check out Glamour’s weekly horoscopes or consult the other zodiac signs’ monthly tarotscope.
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The Sun: Cancer, with The Sun card appearing it seems life is going to feel like a fairytale in September. This card, deemed one of the most positive in all of the Tarot, is here to signal that the storm has passed. Was there something you were worried about that turned out to be very positive for you instead? That should act as a reminder that stress is not a prerequisite. In other words, you’re not required to go into downward spirals each time a new or challenging situation arrives.
Instead, use the month of September to test this theory. Try to keep your calm in the face of adversity and watch how much better and brighter the alternative is for you. This will be especially important around the Jupiter retrograde in Taurus that arrives on the 4th and lights up your tenth house of career and reputation. You are not your career, and your career is not you. When you let go of trying to control the outcome, the universe has a tendency of allowing even better outcomes to head your way. So trust is key this month. Everything else is already going exceptionally well once you surrender.
King of Pentacles: Dearest Cancer, I see you being offered an opportunity that is beyond your wildest dreams in August. This could be something that increases your sense of self or a financial or career blessing. Either way, any time we see the King of Pentacles, it signals a new chapter in your sense of stability and self-assuredness.
But in case you needed more reassurance: This card shows up between Leo and Virgo season, which indicates the highest potential for your confidence to be coupled with tangible results. So think about something you’ve been working on for the last few months. Whatever comes to mind is the very thing that’s likely to be blessed and highly favored in August. Congratulations, Cancer!
Strength: Cancer, I see this month testing your patience—but it’s happening for your betterment. It seems you’ve given a lot of chances to a lot of people, but the true lesson is learned from your ability to walk away from the wrong things and move on quickly down your destined path. Life is never going to be completely free and rid of challenges, but you have a choice over how you react to difficulty. You have the power to transform your life by regaining that control and choosing who (and what) can hurt your feelings and how long you sit in disappointment.
Instead of dwelling, the month of July seems to be one where you can more easily pick yourself up quickly and start to spend time on the right people in the right places. So remove yourself from one-sided relationships, and try to choose a new reaction when you would typically overcompensate for someone’s lackluster behavior. Keep your power by no longer saying, “They made me feel this.” Instead, set boundaries this month and prioritize yourself by managing your thoughts and not taking things as personally. You can experience more emotional freedom this month onward by reclaiming your power over your emotions and leaving relationships that are not reciprocal.
Two of Cups: Cancer, this month you may find yourself asking the question, “What did I do to deserve a life this good?” For some of you, this is the start of a birthday celebration—and what a celebration it is! You’re going to be in your most powerful timeline from here on out, and much of that is coming from newfound recognition of who you are and what you want out of life. You are not defined by your past, Cancer, and this month you may start to become aware of just how far you’ve made it from the life you once had. Without the distractions of pain and suffering, you can start to see yourself for who you really are. When other people are bogging us down or reflecting back inaccurate depictions of us, it can make us question our worth and value. But it seems you have started to clear out the people who make you feel small and replaced them with people who are proud of you, supportive, and kind. With these people more accurately reflecting back how special you are, you can start to see it too.
This would be a great month for you to celebrate this new chapter of your life with a serene and grounded getaway. Try somewhere in the woods, by the water, or both. Finding somewhere with all of the amenities that you not only like but deserve is a great way to remind yourself of where you are in life versus where you once used to be. Let your nervous system rest in June and beyond, knowing that you are safe and supported by the people in your life and the decisions that you have made. June will be a month full of karma for you.
Page of Swords: Cancer, the month of May will be about learning how to communicate your wants and needs more clearly with the people around you. It seems you’ve been letting other people cross your boundaries at work or in your personal relationships, and it’s time for this chapter of your life to come to a close. Instead of going on your merry way thinking that it’s okay to bottle up your most vulnerable emotions, what if you gave yourself permission to share them with yourself and others? How much lighter and lovelier would life feel for you if you spoke your truth?
Remember, it’s not a bad thing to be in the learning curve of life. There is always going to be something new for you to uncover about yourself, and this, my crabby friends, is how you strengthen your self-confidence. Being excited to understand yourself; actively engaging with the process of self-discovery can bring you into alignment with the right friends, relationships, and opportunities—especially this month. So do something special this month just for you, like a solo day to the spa or an afternoon reading in a park.
Ace of Swords: Cancer, it seems this month you’ll have the opportunity to start new conversations that will get the ball rolling again. You may have been feeling stuck or stagnant over the last few months, but you’re still not aware of how quickly (and positively) things can change. And I see big changes happening in April!
You are being guided toward a new lifestyle, one that you dreamt about years back. The thing is, you needed the right people and perspective in order to truly enjoy all that is coming your way. There is a message of “windfalls” occurring here. This means you could meet new work or personal connections that have the potential to change your life in the most blessed way. So let go of pessimistic or limiting thoughts that tell you things are not going to ever change—because they will and they are. Prove to yourself how good your life can truly get this month.
Five of Pentacles: Cancer, I see this month being one of overcoming adversity and allowing yourself to shine through the darkness. If you are currently struggling to feel connected to those around you, March may be a month when you have to pick yourself up by your bootstraps and make amends; the season of change that is upon you. Regardless of how long someone has been in your life, you are going to have to bring everyone and every potential outcome to the table in order to make a final call on who is coming with you down your destined path and who you must leave behind. Think about what this chapter of your life is meant to represent, Cancer. Are you ready to level up and experience more out of life? Or is this chapter more about fun, light-heartedness, and doing more of the same? You must get brutally honest with yourself on whether you are outgrowing those around you, or if you yourself are being outgrown. From this space of recognition, you can take the proper steps forward.
The Five of Pentacles in the Tarot represents feelings of being left out in the cold, but you have to remember that you also have free will. It is not necessary for you to suffer; so if you do not want to feel isolated and distraught, the month of March may be one for you to make changes, take giant leaps of faith, and step up to the plate in order to avoid feelings of isolation and desperation on your quest for fulfillment. You cannot do the same thing over and over and expect different results.
Queen of Pentacles: What a lovely way to start off a new year, Cancer! I see February being a month filled with abundance in all forms for you. If you were able to take time over the last few months to recalibrate what your goals and priorities are, you may now find that life is meeting you with opportunities to turn those dreams into reality. If you can fully sever the ties to your past that no longer serve you, the universe will bless you in unimaginable ways this month. I see trips, celebrations, progress, or financial influxes for you.
However, it is your job to stay level-headed and release the feeling that you know better than everyone else. If you find yourself getting frustrated with friends, colleagues, or family members that seem “behind,” this will be a vital month for you to release judgment and step into a deeper state of compassion. It seems like a deeply rooted judgment of self is where your judgment of others stems from. Now is the time to heal this inner part of yourself so you can finally view the world with clear eyes. The theme of February for you is reparenting: Ask yourself what you wished you received more of as a child, then start to gift yourself with these acts of love and kindness. Take yourself for ice cream in the middle of the day, have a sleepover with your friends, or watch an old cartoon you used to love. Whatever it is, the affection that you show to yourself this month will go a long way.
Ace of Wands: Cancer, this month looks jam-packed with memories that are coming from exciting new adventures. Let yourself live in a state of free-fall in January and watch how perfectly the universe allows it all to fall into place. In other words, you don’t have to be so concerned with controlling how each and every aspect of your life is going in order for it to turn out alright. And the kicker? It’s going to turn out better than ever once you surrender!
So allow your heart to stay cracked wide open in January and know that sometimes the most mundane of things can bring you intense amounts of joy if you allow yourself to relax into the moment. This could mean revamping your home, bringing life back into your relationship, or doing something new with the same group of friends. It doesn’t take a complete switch-up to be happy, Cancer. Sometimes it’s just working with what you’ve got in new ways.