A Tarot Reader Predicts What Each Zodiac Sign Should Expect In 2022

Aries

Your card: Five of Cups, reversed

This year will be a year of healing for you, Aries, but unfortunately, before you get better, you have to deal with the tidal wave of negative emotions that threatens to knock you off balance. You’re going through a setback or disappointment—maybe even a heartbreak—and you can’t help but beat yourself up over it. What could you have done differently? What should you have done differently? You can keep ruminating over it, but it won’t change (or help) anything. Instead of blaming yourself, practice self-forgiveness. Look for the valuable lessons in the pain and use them as a springboard for growth. You can’t change the path, but you get to choose what happens in the future, so allow yourself to shed what no longer serves you and open your heart to the opportunities that are awaiting you in 2022 and beyond. Just know that you will heal, and you will come out of it stronger than before.

Taurus

Your card: Ace of Cups

Get ready to go deep in 2022, Taurus. Your cup is overflowing, and your feelings of love and compassion are running deeper than usual. This is a time for leaning into your own kindness and gratitude and for fully appreciating the people surrounding you in your life. But the ace also suggests a beginning, whether that be a new love, a new partnership, or even a new spiritual awakening. You may find yourself initially resisting it—or perhaps not even fully aware of it—but if you choose to lean in and accept what the universe is offering you, expect a well of happiness and abundance to follow. This is not the time to wallow in the past or focus on the negatives, so leave behind the heaviness that may have held you back in 2021 and open your heart to what’s waiting for you in the future.

Gemini

Your card: Two of Cups

Expect a lot of good vibes this year, Gemini. Any hardships that have been taking up your brain space over the past few years will fade away into the background as better things come your way. 2022 will be about creating deep, meaningful relationships with the people around you—whether that’s a significant, a friend, or even a business partner—in a way that will mutually benefit you both. The Two of Cups is not only about how your own cup is full, but how it’s overflowing enough for you to share your abundance with someone else so that you have equal shares. So share the love you feel with others, even when it’s scary, and trust that the feeling is mutual—there is nothing unrequited or one-sided here.

Cancer

Your card: Temperance, reversed

Something may feel off to you this year, Cancer, though you may not immediately be able to identify what. It may just feel like an itch at the back of your brain, a soft voice in your head whispering, “This isn’t right.” And though your first instinct may be to silence and ignore it, nothing good can ever come from sweeping your problems under the rug. This is the time to take a step back and check in with yourself; start learning to trust your intuition and listen to it when it tries to tell you you’re not where you’re supposed to be. It may be that your current life path isn’t aligning with your higher purpose, or it could also just be that you’re trying to force together the puzzle pieces of your life, even though you know, deep down, they don’t fit. You can’t force yourself to feel happy, and if you’re living a life that doesn’t feel authentic, don’t expect that to just change magically. Spend 2022 reflecting on what you really want and taking stock of your priorities—you may be surprised at how much they’ve changed throughout the years without you fully even realizing it.

Leo

Your card: Knight of Wands, reversed

You might find 2022 particularly frustrating, Leo, especially if you were hoping this might really be your year. The fact of the matter is that you can’t predict the future, and unfortunately what’s to come will likely not match up with your expectations. It’s possible you were hoping 2022 would be a big year for change for you, but you’ll find nothing moves as effortlessly as you’d hope; you might find yourself feeling stagnant, lost, or utterly without control. It’s easy to bottle these emotions up, especially when you let your ego and pride take control, but be careful—the longer you let your frustration bubble under the surface, the more intense it’ll be when you finally have to let it out. Instead, this year is asking you to find healthy ways of dealing with your emotions. Lean on your loved ones, talk to a therapist, learn about meditation, and most importantly, remind yourself that just because you feel like you’re losing now doesn’t mean you’ll never win again. Trust that you’ll be rewarded in the future, so long as you have the patience.

Virgo

Your card: Seven of Wands

You’re a hard worker, Virgo, so it’s no surprise to anyone that you may have found a good amount of success within the last few years. Unfortunately, instead of getting plenty of time to soak in your victories, you may find yourself suddenly grasping with a surprisingly amount of tension in 2022. It could be that others are jealous of you and suddenly want what you have; you may find yourself backstabbed by people you thought wanted the best for you. Or it may just be that, with so much success, there are more eyes on you than ever, leading to more criticism and challenges than you ever expected. What’s important here is that you stand your ground and remember that you’ve earned everything that you have—you deserve to be where you are, and no one can take that away from you. Once you feel secure in your own self-worth, you’ll realize the hits from other people hardly leave a mark.

Libra

Your card: Lovers, reversed

You may feel more off-balance than usual this year, Libra. The Lovers card is about harmony, but when it’s reversed, it’s as if everything has been thrown out of wack. Maybe you’ll realize the relationships you once felt so secure in suddenly no longer feel right for you; maybe the path you’ve been following suddenly no longer feels like your own. You may find yourself suddenly questioning what you want, and it’s likely you’ll recognize that it’s not what you currently have. While this is undoubtedly scary, it’s important to remember that we have to purge the old to make space for the new—if you recognize something is no longer serving you, it’s only because there’s something better waiting for you in the future. This is a good time to really sit with yourself to evaluate your values and what you really want from life. It may feel like an upheaval, but one day you may look back and realize this was the moment the rest of your life truly began.

Scorpio

Your card: Ace of Pentacles, reversed

Be careful about the opportunities you take this year, Scorpio—it’s possible they’ll come back to bite you in the end. If something seems too good to be true, trust that it is. I’m not saying this so that you’ll spend the year paranoid; this is simply a warning to read the fine print closely, remain cautious of people who don’t seem necessarily trustworthy, and to make sure you don’t count your chickens before they hatch. When something doesn’t work out, really take the time to figure out why—it’s possible this is a lesson you’ll need to carry with you throughout the rest of your life. This may also be a sign that this year won’t quite live up to your expectations, so instead of being frustrated with your progress, trust that the universe—and you—will take you to where you need to be in the right timing.

Sagittarius

Your card: The Tower

This year is about to shake you up, Sagittarius—for better or for worse. There’s a sudden change about to happen in your life, and when it happens, it may feel like the world is crashing down around you. At first, while standing in the wake of the destruction, you may feel lost in the chaos of it all; just know that these awful feelings won’t last forever. Usually The Tower predicts the kind of change that, while intense and maybe even painful, usually leads to something better down the road. If something is falling apart now, it’s only so your destiny can fall together in the future. This may even lead to a spiritual awakening for you—you’ll learn to see the world differently, which will unlock your highest potential. It’s okay to resist change, especially when it’s unexpected, but just know that one day, you’ll understand why it had to happen this way.

Capricorn

Your card: Page of Pentacles

This year promises new beginnings for you, Capricorn, so long as you have the motivation to seek them out. This is not a card of fate but of hard work and determination—if you are willing to take the steps to get there, your dreams will become attainable. When you nurture your skills and focus your intentions, you’ll be surprised what you can manifest into your life. This is the time to look forward and start carving out the path you’ll want to follow in the future, so allow yourself to let go of the things that are holding you back and really reevaluate what’s important to you. Just know that luck is on your side—the roadblocks that once held you back are moving and opportunities you didn’t even know you had are suddenly making themselves known. It’s okay if you don’t know exactly what you want—who does, really?—but this may be a good year to continually check in with yourself and make sure you’re focusing your attention in the right direction. After all, you’re the captain of this ship, and it’s important that you remember that you get the final say about what happens in your life—so take it.

Aquarius

Your card: Knight of Cups

Be prepared to get swept off your feet this year, Aquarius—whether it’s by a person, a concept, or an opportunity. That can sometimes be scary for someone like you, who sometimes prefers to remain detached to maintain a sense of control over your life, but allowing yourself to let go and be swept up in the moment is half the lesson for you. In fact, you may be surprised by how not detached you are from the situation—expect to feel deeply and passionately, led by your heart instead of your head. It’s when you surrender to this feeling that everything begins to fall into place. The Knight of Cups often indicates a wish fulfilled, so be prepared for a year of magic and the inescapable feeling that this may be your destiny—because, chances are, it just might be.

Pisces

Your card: Seven of Swords

You’re likely to be in the midst of deception this year—whether it’s yours or someone else’s depends entirely on the situation. It’s possible that you’re sneaking behind other people’s backs and trying to get away with something, hoping to keep a secret from your loved ones or acquaintances. Or, alternatively, someone else may not be being totally honest with you about their intentions or what they’ve been doing. If you’re the one with something to hide, you might want to ask yourself why. Is it because you’re knowingly doing something wrong or that doesn’t align with your morals? Or is it because you’re afraid of what will happen if you’re completely and authentically yourself? And if you’re not the one with a secret, you may want to ask yourself who might have something to hide from you. This may be a good year to practice open communication and really dive deep into the your intentions and others’. If something feels wrong, trust your intuition—you might just be right.