Welcome to 2022! The year begins with a new moon in practical Capricorn on the 2nd, offering a brief moment to set some grounded intentions while the rest of January is defined by Venus retrograde. The love planet started moving backwards on December 19th and won’t station direct until January 29th. This transit isn’t just about reconciling with our ex, it’s also about confronting some of our deepest intimacy and relationship issues.
Communication-wise, there’s a lot of dry wit this month as Mercury enters Aquarius on the 2nd. The communication planet also stations retrograde in the water bearer's sign on the 14th. So back up your files and expect to have the same conversation more than once.
A nourishing moment arrives on the 17th when there’s a full moon in Cancer, reminding us of life’s simple pleasures. But just as we’ve settled down for that winter’s nap, Uranus—planet of unexpected events—stations direct on the 18th, and the sun moves into Aquarius on the 19th. The sun in Aquarius stokes our individualism, allowing us all to let our freak flags fly. Happy birthday to our favorite lovable Aquarian weirdos like Paris Hilton, Harry Styles and of course, the Aquarius GOAT, Oprah.
Mars moves into Capricorn on the 24th where the action planet is exalted (aka very good at his job). Everything worth doing requires a strategy and this shift gives us the push we need to makes moves with confidence by the end of the month.
(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that sign may provide further insight.)