Blessed New Year! 2022 begins with the Sun (identity), Venus (love/values), Pluto (profound transformation), and the New Moon (emotions/intuition) in Capricorn (ambition, elders, success). This sign values hard work and responsibility and sets the tone for us to thrive in 2022. The Moon is in a harmonious trine to Uranus, the innovator offering us sudden shifts and breakthroughs!
This is a perfect time to reflect on the structure and discipline needed for the year ahead. Take the time to unpack all your “shoulds” and align them to your true desires. It’s time to depart from the old way of being and create new paths that inspire change, personal freedom, and creative innovation.
Moreover, this year is full of fascinating astrological events for which we must be prepared.
Mercury Retrogrades in 2022
Drink some chamomile tea, breathe, and make sure to back up your hard drives during mercury retrogrades. Get everything important on the cloud.
Unexpected traffic, computer issues, misplaced emails, and delayed or canceled flights might be in store.
This event happens four times this year and usually brings some stress and fear. Mercury is symbolized by the wing-footed messenger god and rules technology and all forms of communication.
This is a time to review, rewind, recharge and wait it out if you can. If events or projects are already underway, there may or may not be delays or communication issues, but it’s best not to start new projects or sign contracts during these times:
- January 14- February 3 in Aquarius
- May 10-June 2 in Gemini
- September 9-October 2 in Libra
- December 29-January 2023 in Capricorn
Venus Retrograde in Capricorn
We begin 2022 already re-evaluating our values, intimacy, love patterns, and love relationships. Venus is retrograde from December 19th, 2021-January 29th, 2022.
There will be several conjunctions, most notably with Pluto, so old patterns, pains, relationships will rise to be witnessed, healed, and integrated differently.
It’s essential during this time to look inward rather than outside ourselves. Our early childhood heavily influenced our love patterns, and most often, we are blind to our part in communication and relationships. Awareness and reeducation are called for. Some relationships may unravel, and new ones will begin.
A great question here is, “What does my heart need now? What do I need to release to allow more love in?”
Jupiter in Pisces
Jupiter flows into Pisces as a joyful mermaid returns to her favorite cove! Full of possibilities, dreams, and fantasies. Jupiter, the planet of optimism and expansion, is prepared to offer us greater ease and more resources for this year’s journey. Jupiter spends the first four months of 2022 in the sign, then dips into the fiery warrior Aries and then returns for November and part of December.
Jupiter is well aspected in Pisces and can offer unexpected blessings soak up all the magic as it will not return to this placement for another 12 years. Jupiter in Pisces may bring in financial gains, but its main emphasis is on filling our cup from the deep well of imagination, faith, love, and trust!
An exploration to keep returning to: “How can I trust in my Spirit and intuition even more? How can I follow it to allow greater expansion and ease?”
Jupiter in Aries
The joyful mermaid turns into a fiery Guerrera May 10th-October 27/28th and then again in December, as it goes into Aries. Jupiter in Aries is brave, unapologetic, and entrepreneurial. At this time, we have more energy to risk, create and step confidently into the unknown. This will fire you up where Aries rules in your chart. Take risks and still assess as it can at times make you overconfident!
Lunar Nodes & Eclipses in Taurus and Scorpio
We’ve experienced a year and a half in the signs of Gemini and Sagittarius. Now, on January 18th, the nodes move into Taurus and Scorpio.
The North node functions as our north star in our natal chart, and here for the collective, it brings expansion, volume, and more, more, more! Taurus’ get ready for your close-up! It’s time! The South Node brings release, surrender, and letting go- anyone with Scorpio placements it’s healing and transformation time!
Now all of us have Taurus and Scorpio somewhere on our charts, so we will all grow somehow and need to release and let go, but it will affect Taurus placements in more expansive ways while Scorpio will be going through profound surrender.
As a collective, we will look at our impact on Mother Earth (Pachamama) and witness increased awareness around food production, farming, water shortage, air pollution, and how we can shift our lifestyles to create more health and abundance for all. North Node in Taurus also highlights sustainability in work, play, and alternative forms of business.
We will also mourn, heal and integrate the lesson of these last two years with Scorpio on the South Node. We must watch out for unethical spiritual leaders, online scammers, and lack of integrity as more and more folks step into online business and spiritual explorations. There will be four eclipses, and as always, these are times to chill, self-care, meditate, journal, and stay out of the intense energy!
The eclipses fall on:
- April 30th
- May 15th
- October 25th
- November 8th