Astrology Insights for JANUARY 2022

Mercury Retrogrades January 14 – February 3

Astrology predictions written and graciously shared with us by Susan Reynolds of exploreastrology.com

Aries

Aries

Aries

Happy New Year Aries! And what a year it is going to be for you. We have some big doings in May when Jupiter makes its way into your own sweet sign of The Ram. But in the meantime, you may be feeling a bit low, what with Jupiter having just made its way into your twelfth house. This area of the chart is private, personal and very emotional. You may not know what hit you. Old wounds show up now, mistakes you made come back to haunt you. Grief that you thought you were over somehow is still a part of you and you cannot seem to shake it. I know this doesn’t sound like too much fun. But it is not bad, trust me. This is a time of deep inner healing. It is time to look at these old griefs, wounds and emotional minefields. You can finally let go and be free of them. But at the least you may not feel like a ball of fire coming into a New Year. Be patient with yourself. Your New Year really starts in May instead of January. The good news in all this is that this period of time (January to April) is a very spiritual time and a very intuitive one. You want to go within and listen to the music of The Universe. If you have any interest in the arts then this is the time for you. It is very creative and artistic so let those energies flow. It doesn’t matter if you are working professionally or not, it is about the joy of immersing yourself in the pure vibrations of imagination and creation.

As if all this were not enough, your career is especially demanding right now. Bad timing I know. January begins with Mercury, Venus, Pluto and the Sun all bringing energy to your professional life. Mercury is retrograde until the 14th so be sure to double-check all appointments and meetings. But after that, things get a bit more on track. Venus likewise turns direct on the 29th and after that there is no stopping you. Welcome to 2022.

Taurus

Taurus

Taurus

Happy New Year Taurus! I love the way this New Year begins for you. Where to start? First of all, your ninth house is absolutely full of planets. Pluto has been here to some time but right now Mercury is there as well along with Venus and the Sun. There is a New Moon here as well on the 2nd and as if all that were not enough Mars joins the fun on the 25th. It is a good time for The Bull to be on the move. Usually Taurus is fine staying home. Give them a remote and a comfortable chair and no problem. But now either you are going away on vacation or you are making plans to go away later. The world beckons and you want to answer. Get your passport updated because you will need it. This area of the chart is all about education as well. You are looking at going back to school, maybe getting a degree of some kind. If nothing that formal then you want to take some classes and expand your mind. Heck, you may even be the one teaching the course. All this energy has a positive impact on sales, marketing and advertising. So if you are in any of those field professionally then boy do you get a nice boost. It is time to look at updating your website and engaging social media.

With Jupiter having just made its move on the 31st of last month, you now have two planets in your eleventh house of friends and group activities. No question about it, this is a social energy so be prepared to see old friends or play host to them vising you. You are looking at the future and creating new dreams and visions of what you want to accomplish not only in 2022 but in the years ahead. What do you want to be when you grow up?

Gemini 

Gemini

Happy New Year Gemini! As the New Year begins Jupiter has finally made its move and left Aquarius and moved into Pisces right at the tail end of 2021. Now Jupiter sits at the top of your chart in your tenth house of career. No question but 2022 is going to be a year in which you are focused on your professional life. Are you happy in your work? Now is the time to look to the future and make whatever changes you need in order to have a happy and fulfilling career. If you are already self-employed then you might start to think of ways to expand your business. This is not a time or a year to hide your light. No, now is the time to let people know what you can do. If you work for a large company then talk to your boss about where you want to be in five years or ask for that raise you deserve.

Right now money is how you are looking at your work life. Are you being compensated adequately? Maybe you are getting together the material you need to file taxes and possibly get a nice refund. With so many planets in your eighth house you are not as social as usual and may pull into yourself a bit. Lots of inner contemplation going on. But this is also a very passionate and intense energy. Even if you and your special someone have disagreements in the living room, you might end up in the bedroom to make up. By the 14th Mercury turns direct and you are ready to make changes. Until then, plan well. Venus gives you some extra help in this are, at least until the 29th when she stops being retrograde and turns to direct motion.

As the Sun moves into Aquarius on the 21st you are already making new travel plans. The world awaits and you sweet Gemini, are eager to see it. 

 Cancer

Cancer

Cancer

Happy New Year Cancer! And what a year it is going to be! Last year felt a bit stuck and not as much happening as you would have liked but have no fear, 2022 looks like everything is happening at once. As January begins there is lots of energy around partnership. This of course can be romantic partners but don’t forget business partners as well. You are thinking about love and romance. A good month to date if you are single and to see who you resonate with for some kind of long-term commitment. If possible, get agreements finished before the 14th when Mercury turns retrograde, to talk things out or sign any papers. After that, things may not go as smoothly. On the 21st the Sun makes its move and enters the sign of Aquarius and on the 29th Venus finally turns direct and peace and harmony reign.

For most of January it looks busy and very social. Cancer likes people but loves staying home. Not this month. You are in great demand and seem to be on everyone’s dance card. There may be a quick get-a-way or some other kind of out -of -town trip. Friends are generous with invitations and you are ready to get out of the house and be out and about. But watch your spending. This is a lovely vibe that wants the best of everything and that can cost big bucks. Do not spend money you do not have because after the 14th, with Mercury retrograde you might not like it. With Jupiter’s change of sign from Aquarius to Pisces your ninth house of travel and education is lit up. Start to think about what classes you want to take or even to teach. Gone is the private time of being by yourself, now you are out in the world and ready to be seen. It’s time to revamp your website and start some kind of advertising campaign. Sales go up and you are everyone’s flavor of the month. As Uranus turns direct on the 18th, old friends call and you are ready to connect again.  

Leo

Leo

Leo

Happy New Year Leo! Sweet Leo is taking some time to start thinking of how best to take care of yourself. This can be because your doctor has shaken their finger at you and told you it is time to make some changes, but it could just be that you are ready to be as good to yourself as you are to everyone else. Make sure you are eating right, sleeping right and getting enough exercise. Self-care is important right now. There may also be some calls on your time to help others. This can be friends, family or neighbors. Only you can decide how much is enough. Don’t be afraid to put yourself on the list of who needs some looking after.

As Uranus finally turns direct on the 18th, plans that have been in the works for some time start to pay off as they come to fruition. There may be some changes professionally but I’m not worried. I think you come out looking good. Some of this looking good may be about your salary. This is a good time to ask your boss for a raise. You are worth more than what you are getting and you know it. The New Year has you looking at how you spend your money and what you want to earn, not only this year, but in the years ahead.

With Mars in your area of fun and play. You and your spouse or partner may plan some kind of weekend away and about time too. There is so much work stuff happening that you have to schedule in the fun to ensure there is balance. See friends, eat well and remember that life is meant to be enjoyed. 

Virgo

Virgo

Happy New Year Virgo! I love that as we begin a new year, you have so many planets in your area of fun and enjoyment. Too often Virgo puts themselves last and always seems to be supporting other people and taking what is left over. This is a time to say you have worked hard in 2021 and now as we enter 2022 you are determined to find the right work/personal life balance.

If you are single then, lucky you. There is a lot of movement around dating and romance. Get out of the house and have some fun. Even if you are not looking for any kind of romantic partner, it is a good time to make some plans with friends and do things you enjoy doing together. Go to a museum or art show. Get tickets to a hockey game. Pick up that needlepoint you put down when you didn’t have time for it. Games and hobbies are emphasized now so don’t waste this opportunity. And opportunity it is. If there is some hobby that you have been interested in for a long time but were never able to pursue, now is the time to take those first steps. There might be parties at friends houses or even a long weekend out of town. With Jupiter having just moved into Pisces, this is a year that is all about love and romance. The first part of the month is best for communication. On the 14th Mercury turns retrograde and after that, meetings get missed and emails do not go through.

On January 29th Venus will finally turn direct once again after having been retrograde for weeks. Some romantic activity that had cooled off, picks up again. Don’t be surprised if an old love shows up out of the blue. You might just be thinking of past romantic interests more right now. As Pluto and Venus come together you want real and deep commitment.

Libra

Libra

Libra

Happy New Year Libra! Sweet Libra is all wrapped up in home and family right about now. That is because your fourth house is full of visiting planets. It may be that your home is full of visiting relatives. Real estate is on your mind, no question. This can be about buying a new home or even a new vacation home. It can be about selling your home or going into real estate as a career. If staying put there may be ideas about remodeling the kitchen or adding on a room. Any way you look at it, your home is going to come under scrutiny. That is not a bad thing. It will ultimately have you enjoying your home more. Just be aware that any changes you are going to make should be started quickly. On January 14th Mercury will turn retrograde and stay that way the rest of the month. Mistakes happen. Contractors don’t show up. The wrong cabinets get installed. You know the drill. Get as much done as possible before the 14th. Mercury will turn direct once again on February 4th. After that date, things will pick up speed and start to happen quickly.

Don’t be surprised if you find yourself being more emotional now or bursting into tears for no reason at all. This is an emotional place in the chart. Libra is an air sign and so you are used to reasoning thing out. But reason can fly out the window as feelings take over. On the 3rd Mercury leaves, followed by the Sun on the 21st. On the 25th Mars moves in to take the Sun’s place. You may trade in sweet looks and a kind voice for a bellow about people not picking up their socks. Venus will help things out as she finally turns direct on the 29th of the month. Love and light start to flow once again from your ruling planet and you feel much happier.

Scorpio

Scorpio

Scorpio

Happy New Year Scorpio! Last year saw you dealing with home, family and lots of emotions rising up. This left you feeling tired and worn out on an inner level. The good news is that on the last day of last year Jupiter changes signs and left that area of your chart. You begin 2022 with Jupiter having moved into your fifth house. I love it. This is the area of pleasure. It’s time you enjoyed life again. As Jupiter moves into this new house, your physical as well as emotional energy pick up.

There may also be some extra income finding its way to you, thanks to Mars spending most of January in your area of earned income. On January 25th it moves away but until then be on the lookout for more clients, maybe a bonus or some other way more money finds it way to it. There can also be some good ideas for ways to increase your earning potential in 2022.

Lots of ideas are floating around right now. With the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Pluto all visiting your house of mental activities and learning, it’s a cinch that you are mentally engaged. This is the perfect time to sign up for some kind of class or learning experience. But it is also the perfect time to start on that book you are always talking about or put together a course of study that takes off. Because your thinking is so sharp right now it is a good time to concentrate on some subject that you have struggled with in the past. Push hard the first half of the month. On January 14th Mercury will turn retrograde and stay that way until February 4th. Expect delays and miscommunication during that time. Be sure to backup all your work and write everything down for backup. 

Sagittarius

Sagittarius

Sagittarius

Happy New Year Sagittarius! It looks like 2022 begins strong right out of the gate. You are super busy this month. That is because Mars is sitting right there in your first house of self. Your physical energy is high and you are able to get all the things done that you just couldn’t work up any energy for last month. But be warned, that this can also indicate that your temper is able to come to the surface quickly. You may spout off to a friend or spouse and before you know it, some little thing turns into a big fight. Don’t go there. Just count to ten and leave the room until you can think more clearly. Then you can discuss. One of the things you might be discussing is money. Your New Year begins with lots of planets all clustered in your area of prosperity and abundance. What a nice way to start off a New Year.

This is not the time to sell yourself short. Know your worth and don’t be afraid to ask for a raise. Heck, you might just get a nice raise anyway, without even asking. You are ready to look at tax records and receipts and buckle down with all things financial. But get started early because on the 14th Mercury will turn retrograde and stay that way the rest of January. This means there can be wrong info recorded or some kind of banking mistake. Be sure to double-check all statements and question anything that looks even a little bit off. After February 4th things open up again as Mercury turns direct.

With Jupiter having just changed signs and moved into Pisces, chances are you are looking at either buying or selling some property. This is an excellent year to do so.

Capricorn

Capricorn

Happy New Year Capricorn! Wow. You begin the year with two very different kinds of energies both playing out in your char. On the one hand, you have Mars taking a break and resting up in your twelfth house. This area of the chart is all about quiet contemplation. A very spiritual and imaginative place. You may be more dreamy than usual. Lots of new ideas rushing around in your head and a wonderful time to stay in contact with your higher self. It is time to rest and relax and take a break from all the demands of life. You may be feeling more tired than usual or long for a spa weekend away. Try your best not to push yourself to do things that require lots of physical energy. You don’t have it right now.

On the other hand….January begins with all kinds of planets in your very own sign of The Goat. Not only is Pluto still in your sign but now so is Mercury, Venus and the Sun. As if all that were not enough, there is a New Moon here on the 2nd bringing in additional energies. With so many planets activating your Sun, you want to go and do and achieve. See the dilemma? How do you rest and rush around at the same time? You will have to find the balance because both of these sides of this coin need to be expressed. Chances are, there are lots of work demands. Take care of any business related to your professional life before the 14th. After that Mercury turns retrograde and you get more frustrated as appointments get missed and clients are unavailable. By February 4th Mercury is once again in direct motion, but until then you will need to double-check everything.

Aquarius

Aquarius

Aquarius

Happy New Year Aquarius! Sweet Aquarius will begin 2022 in a state of maybe some emotional turmoil. That is because so many of your planets have not come back from Christmas vacation. Instead they are all hiding out in your area of spirit. This is a quiet planet in the chart. You are not feeling ready to face a New Year. Instead you just want to rest and tell the world to go jump in the lake. If possible, keep your commitments and demands on your time to a minimum. If ever there was a time to say No to people, now is the time. Probably, your physical energy will not be high. You may feel exhausted just from getting up and dressed. Old emotional wounds that you thought you had dealt with, come back to bother you now. It is a good time to talk to a counselor or therapist to work out some of this confusion. But it is also a great time for all things related to your spiritual development. You long to meditate and lose yourself in the wonder of The Universe. Your intuitive skills are off the charts as you just seem to ‘know’ things without being able to explain why. You can be drawn to classes on healing and connecting to The Divine. This is also a strong energy of healing. It could be that you spend some time at the hospital taking care of someone you love. But it is also a time to explore the art of healing and all that it means. This area is imaginative and artistic so don’t be afraid to explore those areas even if you do not think you have any particular talent.

The Sun leaves on the 21st and Mercury leaves on the 3rd. By February you have lots of energy and are ready to tackle the world.

Pisces

Pisces

Pisces

Sweet Pisces may be in the spotlight right now, thanks to both Mercury and the Sun shining bright in your tenth house. Work is going well and you may receive some kind of recognition or reward for your contributions. When Mercury is around there always seem to be more meetings and conferences and errands to be taken care of. On the plus side, you can lead meetings and it is a great time for any kind of talk or public speaking. As Mars gathers its energy and joins the fray on the 14th, things heat up even more at work. You might want to think of getting as much of the holiday jobs out of the way as soon as possible. Do not leave things to the last minute as you will end up severely stressed. But as long as you are keeping things simple, you should be fine.

For the last year, Jupiter has been sitting in your area of inner contemplation and quiet time. You have been reflective in 2021. Maybe evening grieving for someone you lost. Low energy all round, but high energy on healing old wounds and understanding self on a new and much more profound level. But all that changes on the 30th, as Jupiter changes signs and moves into Pisces and your very own sign. Things change and you move out of the shadows of the twelfth and into the light of the first. You may not be aware of how much you have grown this past year but you have and as you move forward into 2022, your mood lifts up and you are ready to face the world.

There is more energy and more confidence. You feel like you have new dreams and are ready to tackle the world. All this may not show up right away but as the year progresses you become more and more confident and new opportunities just sort of find their way to you. It is up to you to decide if you want to say yes or no. It’s time to raise your profile and let the world see who you really are.

As 2022 opens up you are ready to expand your mind and learn new subjects. University beckons or you decide to get some kind of training for a new career. Study and learning surround you. There might also be lovely opportunities to travel and see new sights. The world will be much more exciting this year – enjoy.  

New Moon-Full Moon for JANUARY 2021

NEW MOON January 2, 2022 – 12 degrees Capricorn  We kick off a New Year with the first New Moon of 2022 in Capricorn. This is a worker Moon, and so as we start a new year we are going to be thinking about our career. Where do we want to be in five years? Is this job right for us? How do we get ahead in a new company? Capricorn tends to have us being more ambitious. We want to achieve something. If you are retired then this Moon will show up in terms of your home, as your home then becomes your career.

This Moon is all about leadership. Don’t be afraid to be in charge of something. You may even decide to begin some kind of project you have been putting off. We think about things like responsibility and discipline. Now the good news with this, is that you can harness a discipline now that at other times would be a challenge. This is perfect if you are like most people and overdid it on sweets during the holidays. You will have more discipline and focus. Join Weight Watchers or put together a new diet and exercise plan. Capricorn will help you follow-thru.

Capricorn rules senior citizens and the aging process. So it is a good time to think about retirement and doing what you need to do in order to make sure your elder years are comfortable. Talk to your parents or grandparents and spend some extra time with them. There is a sense of maturity with this Moon that can help you look at obstacles and how to overcome them. Cap is very goal oriented so use it to set some goals that have been floating around in the back of your mind. Put them front and center and start seeing them manifest!

FULL MOON in Janurary 17 – 27 Degrees Cancer If our New Moon was all about our career, then this Full Moon is all about our home and family. We switch gears and instead of drive and ambition we want to nest and close the door on the outside world. This is an emotional Moon. We tend to be more sensitive and our feelings get hurt at the drop of a hat. Crying for no reason is not uncommon. But along with being very sensitive we are also very nurturing. Our love for family and friends is strong and shows up now more than usual. We want to be there for a friend so they have someone to cry to, and we hold the hand of a relative that is going thru a tough time. The heart is more open now.

This Moon is in the sign that rules food. If Capricorn had us dieting and giving up treats, this Cancer Moon says “one little cookie won’t hurt”. If you have embarked upon some kind of diet then be warned that this can be a challenge to it.

Give yourself some time at home. Just rest and renew your energies. Cancer is all about security so we want to feel safe and secure. It is a good time to take a look at your financial picture. Maybe you increase the amount you put into savings or you might see some progress as bills get paid off.

We value our home now so you might be thinking about new furniture or some kind of redecorating or remodeling. We want our home to reflect us and to make us feel good and you will take whatever steps are needed now to make that happen.

Astrology and Moon Insights are written by astrologer Susan Reynolds. Like what you’ve read here? For your personal consultation contact Susan at exploreastrology.com or SJREY3(at)juno.com

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