We begin the New Year with hope and the idea of starting over. For some, January will ignite a new episode or an entirely new book, but it will seem like a repetitive cycle of tangled patterns for others. To help you navigate the new year, I have decided to share some tools that will allow you to sail through the uncharted waters of the coming new year.
Before we begin, I want you to remember one crucial factor that regardless of the forecast, we may find ourselves still unprepared and completely surprised by the actual outcomes. Irrespective of potential surprises, I will help you sort things out with some practical tips through this month as well as the months ahead.
The monthly forecast is designed to help you understand how different astrological aspects will impact you personally. The planetary aspects change from day to day; some aspects move faster than others, which means the impact ranges from slight or intense depending on the placement these aspects make on your chart. When possible, I urge you to get a personalized chart to clarify how the aspects personally affect you.
January 2022 Monthly Astrological Forecast
The year begins influenced by Capricorn, a sun sign ruled by the taskmaster Saturn. The combination of the go-getter Capricorn and disciplinary Saturn ignites a desire to improve, get things done and achieve goals. Keep in mind; it’s no accident that many of us decide to join the gym and focus on annual goals at the beginning of January. The strong influence of Saturn in Capricorn brings a strong sense of doing the right thing. Unfortunately, unless we develop consistency, our desires to achieve goals or commit may go right out the window as soon as the sign of Aquarius, ruled by Uranus, who is instead the opposite of the Taskmaster Saturn, begins to enter in mid-January. (That is January 21).
Aquarius, ruled by Uranus, has fun energy for exploring and trying out new things. Still, being ruled by the element of air, things can change pretty quickly. Exploration and trying out new ideas and ways of improving are great. Still, without some solid anchor, things can simply evaporate as soon as they start. The key to managing the aspects of earth and air elements in January is to set attainable and straightforward goals.
Mercury and Venus will both be in retrograde aside from the specific astrological aspects of Capricorn and Aquarius Sun, the planets to watch out for in January.
Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn
Mercury in Capricorn will be in retrograde: January 14, 2022 – February 4, 2022
Mercury, the planet of communication, will influence our ability to express our needs and emotions to others. During a Mercury retrograde, communication can become vague, foggy, or easily misunderstood. General coping tip for retrograde:
- Don’t personalize comments
- Listen with your heart rather than the ego which wants to be right
- Avoid reacting
- Keep a journal to document what happened and how it impacted you
Venus Retrograde in Capricorn
Venus in Capricorn will be in retrograde December 19, 2021 – January 29, 2022
Venus influences romantic love, all types of relationships, including beauty, appearance, and possessions. When Venus is retrograde, our idea of self and others can be slightly off-balance; therefore, it is best to avoid specific actions related to Venus. Here are some tips:
- Avoid getting married – luckily, the retrograde is only once in 2022, so you have the whole year to plan
- Use this time to improve your current relationships, whether they are friends or lovers
- Use this time to declutter rather than buy new possessions
It is an excellent time to do love healing work, using a journal, meditation, or visualization techniques.
Full Moon Aspects for January 2022
Full Wolf Moon in Cancer January 17, 2022
The moon’s influence is brief, but it can be intense; luckily, its impact fades the most within 24 to 48 hours. The intensity of the lunar aspects is amplified depending on the sun sign.
In January, we have a full wolf moon in Cancer is influenced by the element of water, making you vulnerable to mood fluctuations and hypersensitivity. Use this period to meditate, make a good meal, and practice self-nurturing. Avoid heavy drugs, confrontations, or individuals that can be emotionally draining during this period since you will not be as levelheaded to cope or manage.
For all things astrology, check out our Psychic Source Astrology Guide. Learn even more about the planets and how they impact your life.
Love Tips For Every Zodiac Sign – January 2022
January begins with Venus being in retrograde in the Capricorn, influencing the dynamics of relationships to express emotions and be affectionate. Capricorn, by nature, is goal-oriented and unstoppable once it gets the momentum of the action going. Capricorn, represented by the symbol of the goat, is very much someone who does not let small things get in the way. When it comes to love, it will plow forward, if need be; however, with Venus in retrograde, the intentions can be conflicting and a bit diluted and not as magnificent. Venus seems to simmer down a bit on a retrograde, and even the fantastic natural drive of a Capricorn can be sluggish and lacking sparkle. This aspect lasts for the entire solar return of Capricorn. Then, we also have a retrograde in Mercury in Capricorn, the planet of travel, and anything that conveys communication such as computers, cell phones, etc.
We have Venus and Mercury in retrograde, contributing to some natural miscommunication and lack of affectionate drives. Couples can be especially vulnerable during this period since both Venus and Mercury are relationship planets, plus there is a full moon in Cancer on January 17. So brace yourself if you are in a relationship cause it can get bumpy, and trying to resolve things can be tricky for some.
To help you make the most of the aspects of this month, here are some tips:
Aries (March 21 – April 20)
Though the retrogrades can be annoying for relationships if you are dating casually or having doubts about commitment (whatever commitment means to you), this is a decent time to evaluate your relationship needs. However, be clear about what you want before leaping in; otherwise, things can become even more indecisive when Aquarius energy comes into the picture. If you are single, the beginning of the year is good for connecting, but keep in mind when the Sun enters Aquarius, you may change your mind again since Venus will be direct. Changing your mind is not the end of the world; but, if you want a solid relationship, pause and reevaluate things. Communication skills can become challenging after January 14, which means if you are too abrupt, you may impact your romantic efforts.
Taurus (April 21 – May 20)
The energy of Capricorn works well with Taurus since you are both solid thinkers. The key for you will be not to be too rigid or stuck in doing things your way. You have the natural ability to have long-term relationships and connections; however, you need to learn flexibility since being stuck on having things your way may work to your detriment when it comes to romance. Take a note from the energy of Aquarius and go outside your comfort zone. Break from routine and explore new activities with your partner or on your own if you are single. However, the ruling planet Venus is in retrograde for most of January; I don’t recommend spending money on extravagant items until after the retrograde since you may realize you were impulsive. I do recommend engaging in activities to reinforce your bonds and heal communication gaps.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Your spirit of adventure may dislike what the rigidity of Saturn under Capricorn represents. However, your wit and charm allow you to find a balance between being carefree and still maintaining your commitments. Under Capricorn, your desire to obtain results and outcomes can benefit you, even if routine can appear dull. The retrograde in Venus will not impact you as much someone with the element of earth; however, things can become murky, leading to disagreements if you are not mindful of communication. Don’t fret, soon Aquarius energy will allow you to move forward and enjoy yourself whether you are single or in a relationship.
Cancer (June 21 – July 21)
You naturally love the aspects of family and the comforts of home. Utilize the goal-oriented energy of Capricorn sun to make some updates but keep it simple. Under the influence of Capricorn, it is an excellent time to spruce things in your home, whether you are single or involved, by decluttering or organizing a bit, rather than spending on new stuff. If you are involved with someone, use this time to create romantic dinners or spend time doing cozy things with those you love. The key for this month is to pace yourself
Leo (July 22 – August 21)
Capricorn energy can be steady and calculated, which is excellent for invoking focus and direction. Though you may love to indulge, this is a good time to chill and take time to reflect rather than exhaust yourself with excessive projects. Yes, Capricorn is great for getting goals going; however, the aspects of Venus and Mercury retrograde can create exhausting outcomes for you. If you want to do anything significant for your loved ones, or yourself wait until after January 30 for maximum results.
Virgo (August 22 – September 21)
Another earth sign who thrives during the solar return in Capricorn. The aspects of structure and determination appeal naturally to Virgo, giving it an extra boost of energy to achieve personal goals. In the love department, the spark available gives Virgo the confidence to go outside their comfort zone and be more daring. Of course, not saying Virgos are shy, but there is a tendency to conserve energy for bigger things. However, Mercury in retrograde, which is Capricorn, will impact your ability to remain grounded and organized during this cycle. Venus in retro will also make you less affectionate and more reflective, which may not always appeal to your loved ones, which means you will need to be extra mindful.
Libra (September 22 – October 21)
Capricorn can stabilize the driven energy of Libra positively by providing a time to recharge and revive. Use this time to get some rest and reflect. Venus in retro will give you a chance to take a break from overindulgence or over-extending yourself. Whether you may be involved or single, this may be an ideal time to do some “me time.” Recharging your emotional or physical batteries, which will prepare you to deal with others who need you. Take this time to organize your closet, do some yoga or simply read.
Scorpio (October 22 – November 21)
Your tendency to hesitate when it comes to romance can be a bit more challenging during transits that fall on earth signs, yet these cycles can also serve to strengthen your determination. You are mindful when it comes to taking steps in the love department; however, the solar energy of courageous Capricorn helps you propel with a bit easier and less hesitation. Of course, with the retrograde in Venus, which starts in December and spills into January, you may find yourself remaining a bit apprehensive. In addition, with Mercury in Capricorn going retrograde in mid-January, you definitely may find yourself comfortable in not sharing what’s in your mind. The natural tendency to be private can backfire since partners may misunderstand your lack of communication as you are withholding secrets. When in a relationship, let your partner know you are not avoiding sharing but rather just conserving energy, so they do not feel left out of your inner secret world of respite.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Your fire energy may seem a bit strand during the solar period of Capricorn. Take advantage of this period to simmer down and enjoy the luxury of relaxing. Remember that the retrograde in Venus Capricorn may express itself as a lack of luster or motivation at times for you, but don’t fret; this is more of a rest period than a permanent patch of inertia. Things may seem to lack the flair of fun, or you may find yourself a tad impatient with others, indicating it’s an ideal time to chill and focus on enjoyable activities instead of confrontational situations. The same coping strategy used during Venus retrograde applies to Mercury retrograde. Also, the full moon in Cancer may increase irritability and annoyance with others who need emotional support since you may not have the energy to spare. Again, save your energy and chill as best as possible.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
This is your time to shine and do pretty much what you enjoy doing. However, since Venus is in retrograde during most of your solar cycle, do not overdo things. Pace yourself during this cycle since you do not need to burn yourself out. Yes, the goat knows no limits, but even the super goat needs to take off their cape and relax a bit. The retrograde in Venus will put a little stress in the romantic department, and once Mercury goes retrograde, you may find yourself not expressing yourself as nicely. Your moods may be extra crispy, especially around the full moon in Cancer, combined with Venus in retrograde; I say stay home and watch comedy or workout just to minimize the impact of this aspect. Of course, I am not saying hide from the world (goodness, I would never say this to a Capricorn); what I am saying is do not dive into conflict when POSSIBLE, since what you attempt to express may come out lopsided and easily misunderstood, prolonging the unnecessary drama.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Your air element, just like your air siblings (Gemini and Libra), can benefit from the qualities offered during the solar return of the earthy Capricorn. Your energy can enjoy a little recharging, so you can fine-tune your goals and set your path. In the relationship department, you can find yourself a bit more structured to allow your relationships to solidify in healthy ways when the aspects are working for you. The retrogrades in Venus Capricorn and Mercury Capricorn will influence your existing relationships in ways that can be a tad challenging in the department of patience and endurance. However, things can work out; if you are willing to exercise some patience, you can overcome this cycle and move on to the next level.
Pisces (February 19 – March 21)
Capricorn can give Pisces an added booster, especially in the dark months of the year when energy is the lowest for those facing winter darkness. You may find yourself unusually motivated and ready to gear for action. Use the Capricorn energy to propel you forward, but not too far, or you may lose track of your focus if you overexert yourself. Of course, the Venus retrograde can dampen the romantic flow even for most romantic Pisces types, making them retrieve into themselves and not bother. Of course, the Mercury retrograde combined with Venus can produce a moody and non-communicative Pisces energy. The best thing to do is self-care and take time to reflect on the things that bring harmony.
My dear friends, do not lose heart, regardless of this month’s aspect. Remember, retrogrades, and planetary aspects will impact each person differently since everyone has s personal chart. Though some aspects are challenging, how we cope and our decisions during difficult periods will allow us to move forward without significant damage. The key when confronting complicated cycles is to avoid feeling victimized and take the aspects as learning opportunities to improve and gain insight.
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Minerva is a skilled Psychic, Tarot reader, Intuitive Coach, Interfaith Minister, and Reiki Master with a Degree in Psychology. She has more than 35 years of working as an intuitive coach and a psychic reader. Minerva, a Native New Yorker who enjoyed a career as a therapist and metaphysical teacher for over 30, has retired and is now devoted to doing psychic readings and writing. Minerva’s intuitive skills and experience as a therapist provide her with a solid background for exploring various heart and soul topics with compassion and deep understanding.