As you move into the New Year you might find that you are spending just as much time looking back as you are looking to the future, with a lack of urgency giving you time to pause. With the dwarf planet Eris still in retrograde motion in Aries, Jupiter not only in his first full month in a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart but having just returned on 29th December, Venus in retrograde motion in your career sector and Uranus in your income sector, there is an almost universal call to hold back. Even Mercury, who will help to get this professional year off to a good start will retrograde back into your career sector on 26th January.
However, these are not roadblocks and are instead speedbumps, lowering the speed in a way that will give you better control, stopping the year from running away from you from the start. While Eris will turn direct in Aries on 11th January, Uranus in your income sector on 19th January and Venus in your career sector on 29th January, Jupiter is not only in a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart to stay but along with dreamy Neptune is making daydreaming a new occupation. This has brought you to the start of what is normally the 12 month wind down of your current 12 year Jupiter cycle.
Instead, Jupiter is racing through and in May will return to Aries to begin a new 12 year Jupiter cycle. This makes 2022 a year of endings but also for major new beginnings. Meanwhile, life goes on and the year gets off to a busy but also potentially lucrative start, with career and income matters set to evolve in tandem both this month and over the coming months. There is also a growing focus on your social life, friendship, teamwork and networking, even though Jupiter left your friendship sector at the end of last month. Meanwhile, until leaving an adventurous part of your chart on 26th January, Mars will continue to fuel a passion for adventure and a hunger for life's richer experiences.
There are some big changes underway that are set to make 2022 a very different year to 2021 but without taking away from the advantages already gained. This is less a letting go of the past and more a case of branching out. A case in point is on the professional front, where Jupiter's departure from your career sector in the closing days of 2021 ended his 12 month focus on professional expansion but where things will continue to develop. Saturn is not only staying on until 2023 with the determination to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes but help is on the way.
It begins with Mercury's return to your career sector on 2nd January, with the Sun's return on 20th January something that will always turn the solar spotlight onto your career and professional situation, matters and options at this time of year. At the same time, in his first full month in your sector of friendship, teamwork and networking, Jupiter has joined forces with Neptune to make this a major theme in 2022. The North Node's return to your relationship sector on 19th January will set in motion what is set to be an important year for personal and professional networking, friendship and relationship building.
At the same time, while the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of January in an adventurous part of your chart, even his departure and return to your career sector on 20th January won't shift the focus away from life's more adventurous aspects. After leaving on 2nd January, Mercury will retrograde back in to find the Sun gone and Mars here in his place. After spending until 25th January fuelling your financial passions and fighting spirit, Mars will join not only Mercury but Venus and Pluto in an adventurous part of your chart, where he will spend the next six weeks fuelling a passion for adventure.
After spending much of 2021 on the same page Jupiter and Saturn, the two most powerful planets in the solar system have separated and it will be another two decades before they are in the same area of your chart at the same time again. Yet the legacy of the year that they spent together in your sector of adventure, travel, learning and discovery lives on, with Saturn not only staying on until 2023 but backup arriving this month. It starts with Mercury's return on 2nd January, giving you the intellectually savvy edge and focus needed to turn your bucket list into a game plan.
This comes just as Saturn has already taken Jupiter's bold sense of what's possible and is turning it into the determination to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes. Meanwhile, Jupiter has moved on and begins the month with Neptune in your career sector. While Jupiter will race through in less than five months, he will return in the final two months of the year to bring things home. For now, still in his early days and not leaving until May, Jupiter has joined forces with Neptune to get this professional year off to a powerful start. This is the first and only time in our lifetime that you will move into your professional year with the planets of luck and dreams together in your career sector.
Meanwhile, another once in a lifetime event is starting the year with both the Moon and Mars in your relationship sector at the same time. With the South Node leaving your relationship sector on 19th January and Mars on 25th January, this is a chance to begin the year emotionally engaged and connected from the start. At the same time, the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of every year in your financial sector, with the solar spotlight on your financial situation and money matters until leaving on 20th January. By the time Mars returns on 25th January a lot of water will have passed under the bridge.
It is less that there are some mixed messages as you move into the New Year and more that life really does have a huge amount of options and from the start, a balance between work and play is a must. For the first and only time in our lifetime, the year begins with both the Moon and Mars in your work sector, something that will not only get the year off to a busy start but with an intuitive read on where to channel this from the start. With the South Node wrapping up a 20 month visit on 19th January and Mars ending all planetary activity on the job front on 25th January, there will be a push to gain as much momentum in these early weeks as possible.
The dwarf planet Eris' direct turn in your career sector on 11th January will ensure you not only maintain your professional momentum but as you prepare for Jupiter's game changing return in May. Meanwhile, in another once in a lifetime event you also begin the year with both Jupiter and Neptune, the planets of luck and dreams in your sector of adventure, travel, learning and discovery. This is the start of an adventurous and expansive year and along with the South Node, which will return to a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart on 19th January, a year that can't be all work and no play.
Meanwhile, Jupiter's departure from your financial sector on 29th December has temporarily left Saturn on his own and when it comes to a sense of what's possible financially, this allows you to begin this new financial year with the determination to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes. Saturn will be joined by Mercury and his smart head for money on 2nd January and by the Sun, who will turn the solar spotlight onto your financial situation and money matters on 20th January. This will see both leave your relationship sector but the focus will not only remain on your relationships all month but into February and March.
The two planets that will have the biggest overall impact or will determine the theme of any year are Jupiter and Saturn and for the first time since 2019 they are on different pages and it will stay that way. After spending almost all of 2020 in your work sector and then almost all of 2021 together in your relationship sector, they are finally playing different games and it will stay that way for the next two decades. Saturn is staying on in your relationship sector and after Jupiter left on 29th January, he is giving you the determination to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes in order to turn possibilities into reality.
Saturn will have some help when Mercury, the planet of communication returns to your relationship sector on 2nd January and the Sun on 20th January. Mercury will turn retrograde on 15th January before retrograding back out on 26th January, spending much of the month working to ensure the communication lines are open, including time spent giving the past and unsaid words a voice. Meanwhile, Jupiter has moved on and begins the year with dreamy Neptune in your financial sector. Neptune has been here since 2012 so your financial dreams should be well established now that Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion has returned to help make them a reality. This makes 2022 a year for financial growth and expansion.
Meanwhile, while January is likely to be an increasingly busy month, especially on the job front, starting the year with both the Moon and Mars in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart makes it easier to maintain a balance between work and play. However, while the Moon will leave and join a growing number of planets in your busy work sector on 2nd January it is not until Mars leaves on 25th January that the busiest weeks of the year will begin. This will also end all planetary activity in a playful part of your chart, making these early weeks important.
Jupiter's return to your relationship sector in the final days of December will have a massive impact on the coming year, making 2022 one of the most important years for all your relationships in over a decade. Jupiter only returned on 29th December so this is something that you are still adjusting but moving into the year with Neptune, the planet of dreams here as well is giving you high expectations from the start. What will add to this is the South Node's return to your communication sector on 19th January, for the first time in 18 years. For the next 18 months, this will help to keep the communication lines open, while supporting both Jupiter and Neptune in your relationship sector.
Meanwhile, when Jupiter left your work sector at the end of last month he left you with high expectations and a lot of momentum. This also left Saturn behind and not leaving until 2023, he will not only keep the momentum going but is giving you the determination to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes. Saturn will be joined by Mercury on 2nd January, giving you the intellectually savvy edge and articulation needed to work smarter, get your head in the game, ideas on the table and the communication lines open. By the time the Sun returns on 20th January, Mercury's retrograde turn on 15th January will have opened the doors to the past, second chances and untapped job potential.
Despite this, life is unlikely to become all work and no play, with the Sun not only in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart until 20th January and Venus all month but Mars joining them on 25th January, the day before Mercury retrogrades back in for a double dip visit. Until then, Mars will begin the year in your home and family sector, spending the early weeks of the year injecting a lot of energy, motivation and drive into home, family and/or property matters.
For the last two years, Jupiter and Saturn have been together and as the two most powerful planets in the solar system, this brought their combined resources together but in a way that allowed neither to completely shine. It was only in the closing days of December that this changed and moving into 2022 these giants of the solar system are taking a divide and conquer approach to life, with huge benefits for you. While Jupiter left a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart on 29th December, Saturn is here until 2023, with the resolve and determination to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes to make this an important aspect of your life.
And just as well, because Jupiter begins the year alongside Neptune and for the first time in our lifetime, that means starting the year with the planets of luck and dreams in your work sector. Neptune has been helping to build the dream since his return in 2012 but it was Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion's return in the final days of 2021 that finally allows you to turn those dreams into reality. This makes 2022 a busy but expansive year for job growth and opportunity. With the Sun not returning until later next month there is time to get your bearings, though the South Node's return to your income sector on 19th January suggests this will also be a lucrative year.
Meanwhile, while Mercury will join Saturn in a playful part of your chart on 2nd January and the Sun on 20th January, they will both start the month in your home and family sector where there is always a lot of focus at this time of year. Venus is not only here all month but in retrograde motion until 29th January, is holding the doors open to the past and second chances. With Mars returning on 25th January and Mercury retrograding back in on 26th January, the focus on home and family matters will only deepen.
And now for something completely new but with a touch of the past woven into it. Since his return to a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart in 2012 dreamy Neptune has been inspiring you to dream and imagine and as the faster planets came and went each year, there was a brief moment to embrace this. However, that changed when in the closing days of 2021 Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion returned. Starting the year with Jupiter and Neptune here has put the planets of luck and dreams on a united mission and that mission is to make 2022 a stunning year for matters of the heart and all things fun, playful, romantic and creative.
Jupiter won't spend the whole year here but enough of the year to make this a game changer and to ensure life doesn't become all work and no play. With the Sun not returning until next month, Mercury until March and Venus and Mars in April, this is something that will expand over the coming months. Meanwhile, Mars will not only begin the month in your income sector but will still be here when the dwarf planet Eris turns direct in your work sector on 11th January. With Mars not leaving until 25th January, this will give you some traction and momentum on the income and job fronts.
Meanwhile, while you will start the month with the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Pluto and the asteroid Juno in your communication sector, Mars' return on 25th January will take this to a whole new level, as he returns to declare war on communication barriers. Even Mercury, the planet of communication who will leave on 2nd January will retrograde back on 26th January and with perfect timing. This will ensure there is plenty of communication support when the North Node returns to your relationship sector and the South Node to Scorpio on 19th January, something that for the next 18 months will police a balance between your personal and relationship needs.
The first question that we often ask when moving into the New Year is what kind of year will this be? This is followed by wondering where the opportunities and challenges will be and a lot of those questions can be answered in the early days and weeks of the year. The answer to the most pressing question is yes, this is destined to be a good year for you and for a number of reasons. The first is that for the first time in our lifetime, you begin the year with both the Moon and Mars, the planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos in Sagittarius. This not only allows you to begin the year with your passions, drive, warrior and competitive spirit fuelled from the start but an intuitive sense of where to channel this.
This allows you to own the year from the very start, putting yourself in the driver's seat. You also begin the year with Jupiter and Neptune, the planets of luck and dreams in your home and family sector, making it clear from the start that this is going to be a lucky and expansive year for home, family and/or property matters. Throughout the month there will also be other clues to what the coming year holds. One of those clues is the dwarf planet Eris' direct turn in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart on 11th January and the confidence, excitement and anticipation this is likely to create. What this is picking up on is the approach of lucky Jupiter's return in May.
At the same time, there are some stunning developments on the income and job fronts that bode well for the coming year. The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of each year in your income sector but you not only have Venus, planet of money here all month but Mars returning on 25th January, for the first time in nearly two years. What makes this auspicious is that Uranus will not only turn direct in your work sector on 19th January but on the same day that the North Node returns here for the first time in 18 years. This month has a bit of everything but in a way that is a taste of what you can expect from the coming year.
It is a given that the Sun will always spend the last 10 days and the first three weeks of every year in Capricorn, making you the only sign that will move into a new solar year and a new calendar year at the same time. However, this year the lines between the past, present and future are a lot more blurred and while your birthday month will end on 20th January, it might not be until the end of the month that you are fully ready to embrace the journey ahead. This is partly because Venus will remain in retrograde motion in Capricorn until 29th January and partly because Mars will begin the year in a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart before returning on your sgn 25th January.
Even Mercury, who will leave Capricorn on 2nd January just as the Moon returns to begin the first New Moon of 2022, will retrograde back in on 26th January, ending the month in retrograde motion here. While this is slowing down the launch of this new solar year it is also extending it through to Venus and Mars' departure in March. This is giving you months rather than weeks to explore your options for the coming year. Meanwhile, it is on 2nd January that Mercury will not only join Saturn in your income sector but just days after Jupiter left on 29th December.
As well as giving you the smart head for money needed to get your head in the game and to think on your feet, this is a chance to regroup ahead of the Sun's return on 20th January. It is here that Mercury will turn retrograde on 15th January, something that apart from a short dip back into Capricorn will keep him here until March. While Jupiter's time in your income sector will have an ongoing impact, the planet of luck and expansion begins the month alongside Neptune in your communication sector, making 2022 an important year for communication and connecting. Helping with that is the South Node's return to your sector of friendship, teamwork and networking on 19th January, where it will spend the next 18 months.
One of the most important days of the month for you will be New Year's Day, with a chance to pause, stay in the moment and get a feel for both the possibilities you start the year with and the determination to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes but without having to focus on the 'when, where and how'. It was Jupiter's departure from Aquarius on 29th December that brought the first year of a new 12 year Jupiter cycle of expansion to a close, leaving you with possibilities and expectations that are usually up to you to maintain. Instead, for the first time in six decades, Saturn is staying on to keep the momentum going.
Why New Year's Day is such an important chance to simply stay in the moment is that on 2nd January Mercury will return and unlike Saturn and Jupiter, who are focused on the big picture, his focus is on the short term and in the lead up to your birthday month and new solar year is more focused on the 'when, where and how'. Because your birthday month and new solar year doesn't begin until 20th January and Mercury is normally only here for 14 to 15 days, he will need to slow down in order to let the Sun catch up, something that will see him turn retrograde on 15th January and then retrograde back out on 26th January.
As if realising that this is no ordinary year and with all of Jupiter's possibilities to incorporate into your game plan and resolutions for the coming year, Mercury will take himself back to the drawing board. Meanwhile, Jupiter begins the year alongside dreamy Neptune in your income sector, setting the scene for a lucrative year. This will get a boost from the North Node's return to your career sector on 19th January, where it will stay for the next 18 months. Missing from the early weeks of the year is any urgency, with time to find your feet and get your bearings.
Chances are there have been many times in the past when you have told yourself that this is going to be your year, only to find that life had other plans for you. The difference this year is that instead of you telling life that this is going to be your year, this is life telling you and this is exactly what life has planned for you. On the one hand, you could say that this is the year that you have been waiting for all your life while on the other hand, you could say that this is the year that you have been preparing for since 2012 and they would both be right. Either way, this is a year when luck is on your side from the start and there is a very real chance to turn dreams into reality.
It is not just that you begin the year with both Jupiter and Neptune, the planets of luck and dreams together in Pisces for the first time in our lifetime but that they are both your ruling planets. Jupiter is the ancient and Neptune the modern ruler of Pisces and from the moment Jupiter returned on 29th December they began moving towards an alignment that will peak in April. Neptune has been working on your dreams since his return in 2012 and as Jupiter returns to begin a new 12 year Jupiter cycle of expansion, it is with big dreams from the start.
Meanwhile, on a more mundane level, Mars is getting this new professional year off to an impassioned start and until leaving your career sector on 25th January can create some real momentum. This could have lucrative implications once the dwarf planet Eris turns direct in your income sector on 11th April. At the same time, even without the Sun in your friendship sector until 20th January this is an important month for your social life, friendship, teamwork and networking and throughout the month the doors will be open to the past and second chances.