This Month in Astrology – January 2022
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Void of Course Dates this Month
On January 2nd, the New Moon occurs in the sign of Capricorn. This New Moon harmonizes with Uranus, and we can feel a strong desire to break free from limiting circumstances. Nevertheless, we recognize that having some boundaries and rules in place frees us up to enjoy ourselves as we meet our responsibilities. This lunation offers us the opportunity to set practical, attainable goals and work on developing maturity, self-discipline, and common sense. We’re prompted to consider and prepare for the future.
On January 14th, Mercury turns retrograde in the sign of Aquarius, and it will continue its retrograde until February 3rd. It begins the retrograde in Aquarius, but later (on January 25th) retreats into Capricorn. With Mercury retrograde in Aquarius, we’re getting in touch with our humanitarian goals as well as ideals. We may be more able to tap into our inner muse and come up with especially inventive ideas. However, some slowdowns and delays are likely.
While Mercury is retrograde in Capricorn, we may have little tolerance for small talk and tend to express ourselves after much deliberation. Plans may be considered then reconsidered. We are in a good position to reevaluate professional or life path plans and goals. It’s also a fine time to explore what ambition or our reputation means to us.
On January 17th, a Full Moon occurs in the sign of Cancer. This lunation can bring a sudden need/desire to connect with our families or our own hearts. Something is exposed or illuminated, prompting us to get in touch with those things in our personal lives that we may have been neglecting or putting off.
On January 18th, Uranus turns direct after approximately five months of retrograde motion. As Uranus gains speed in the coming weeks, our urge to express ourselves uniquely, to take some chances or risks, to rebel, to listen to our own instincts, and to stir up change are re-awakened. We begin to see clearly that we can make changes — that we are not always victims of changes thrust upon us.
Venus continues its retrograde until January 29th. This retrograde gives us the chance to look over and review our affections, relationships, and finances. We may question a current project or commitment during this cycle.
Retrograde Venus affects us mainly in the areas of love and finances but also extends to some areas of business and pleasurable pursuits. These matters are not straightforward during this period, and it’s a time for reviewing our attitudes and attachments rather than forging ahead boldly into new love relationships or financial projects. Old friends and lovers may reappear, perhaps complicating current relationships, or we may be reminiscing about past conditions more often. There can be a call to deal with relationship issues from the past. It can be a real challenge getting closer to a lover during this period. Unorthodox, experimental, and non-intimate relationships may be in stronger favor.
|Jan 2||2:09 AM||Mercury enters Aquarius||Mer 0 Aqu 00'|
|Jan 2||1:33 PM||New Moon in Capricorn||12 Capricorn 20'|
|Jan 3||6:39 AM||Jupiter square True Node||Jup 1 Pis 02'
TNo 1 Gem 02'
|Jan 9||1:11 PM||First Quarter Moon||19 Ari 27'|
|Jan 14||6:41 AM||Mercury turns Retrograde||Mer 10 Aqu 20'Rx|
|Jan 14||4:21 PM||Ceres Direct||Cer 27 Tau 58'D|
|Jan 17||6:48 PM||Full Moon in Cancer||27 Cancer 51'|
|Jan 18||10:25 AM||Uranus Direct||Ura 10 Tau 49'D|
|Jan 18||1:50 PM||True Node Rx enters Taurus||TNo 30 Tau 00'|
|Jan 19||9:39 PM||Sun enters Aquarius||Sun 00 Aqu 00'|
|Jan 24||7:53 AM||Mars enters Capricorn||Mar 00 Cap 00'|
|Jan 25||8:41 AM||Last Quarter Moon||5 Sco 33'|
|Jan 25||10:05 PM||Mercury Retrograde enters Capricorn||Mer Cap Rx|
|Jan 29||3:46 AM||Venus Direct||Ven 11 Cap 05'D|
(See the the full table for 2022)
This Month’s Overview Horoscopes
The following horoscopes outline how the above astrological influences might affect each individual sign.
Overview horoscopes fill in here as I write them, ideally during the week before the month begins. It is not unusual to see some signs temporarily missing as I write the twelve of them over the course of a few days, starting with the featured sign of the month (birthday month).
January 2022 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Aries:
You are particularly goal-oriented in January, dear Aries. You're more personally invested in your accomplishments and might be in higher demand than usual. At the same time, areas of discontent can magnify with Venus retrograde until the 29th. You're considering your satisfaction levels, and a plan for making improvements can develop this month.
It's a good idea to consciously bring more warmth and charm to your interactions, particularly business and partnership ones. With Venus retrograde in your career and reputation zone, brusqueness can cause unnecessary problems with your reputation, business, or relationships. February will bring opportunities to begin anew but working on things this month will help minimize conflicts.
Mercury's retrograde begins on the 14th, suggesting it's time to review your long-term goals and attitudes towards friends, groups, and networks. Still, this doesn't stop you from trying new things. Mars moves in harmony with your sign until the 24th, and you'll find it natural to assert yourself. Energy and confidence run high--you believe in your dreams!
There can be a bit of a balancing act between responsibilities to family and your public or professional life this month, and the 17th can bring everything to a head. Good energy is with you at this time to get to the bottom of things and work on moderation.
Others are likely to appreciate and enjoy your point of view and unique perspective, and you may be moved to reach out and support or help someone in need.
Another significant event this month is the Moon's North Node moving into your solar second house for an eighteen-month stay. Some of the greatest joys and challenges come from learning about your values and self-worth during the cycle ahead. Personal income and valuables or possessions are in strong focus. You're learning to depend on yourself, and the rewards for doing so are enormous.
January 2022 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Taurus:
While your spirit for adventure is strong this month, dear Taurus, watch for some communication snafus. Travel, legal, career, or educational plans may not be moving forward at the speed you'd like them to be.
Your ruler, Venus, continues in retrograde motion until the 29th. As it does, you're gaining a new perspective and might be redefining some of your beliefs, ideals, goals, and dreams. You might also more clearly see which approaches or expectations you had in the past that sent you along the wrong path. It's an excellent time to set up new intentions, particularly related to health, vitality, beliefs, studies, and love.
There is a need to work on your people skills and manner, although it's also important to listen to cues to take extra time for yourself and more time to arrive at important decisions. Work matters require more sensitivity with Mercury turning retrograde at the top of your solar chart on the 14th. Pacing yourself will help you make the most of this time. Backtracking a little over work that you thought was complete can ultimately work to your advantage. Edits can be useful now.
Thoughts might often turn to the past in January. You may not be feeling a clear direction now, but the thinking and review process that you do now can help you move forward feeling stronger in February.
Still, key themes are developing that highlight your independence and the innovative side of your personality. The Moon's North Node moves into your sign for an eighteen-month stay, and Uranus, currently transiting Taurus, turns direct. The emphasis is on self-discovery. Now and in the coming year and a half, some of the greatest joys and challenges come from learning about your personal courage. You'll be overcoming any existing fears of trusting your own instincts or going it alone, and it can be an empowering process.
With the Sun moving to the top of your solar chart on the 19th, the weeks ahead of this date are strong for adding more structure to your life by setting reasonable goals. Mars moving into harmony with your sign from the 24th means you're also paying attention to feeding your spirit!
January 2022 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Gemini:
Dear Gemini, the year begins with a strong desire to break free from the past. While you have some "work" to do on this level, January is strong for finding your footing. You could be digging up interesting information this month.
While it's not a time to sweep matters under the rug, it's a good idea to take more care in love and financial endeavors this month, particularly those surrounding shared finances and intimacy. It's a good month for redesigning your budget, but it's not ideal for making big purchases with Venus continuing its retrograde until the 29th. You could easily regret your purchases next month, so take the time to think about it before you leap forward. Old resentments may surface so that you can finally put them to rest.
Venus (all month) and the Sun (until the 19th) move through your solar eighth house, which rules regeneration, transformation, other people's resources (that affect you), and debts, both spiritual or emotional and material ones. There can be a more definite need for profound, rich, and meaningful experiences, more attention to the power dynamics and intimacy level of a relationship, and a focus on your own needs for change, evolution, and self-mastery.
You see your past in new ways, and this process eventually helps you with choices and decisions about the future. While you may have felt in the dark about your feelings last month, new awareness and the beginnings of a plan of action are likely to emerge from the 8th forward. You are redefining what you want and need from others and what you expect from yourself.
A close one-to-one relationship can be an area of much excitement and perhaps some commotion while Mars transits your partnership sector until the 24th. People seem to rile you up more often, frustrating you at times and motivating you other times. Some "push and pull" can eventually get you to a better sense of balance or equality.
The Full Moon on the 17th might bring a surprising revelation about money. Whatever information that surfaces now, however sudden it is, it's also very useful.
From the 19th, you are feeling more outgoing and adventurous. You gravitate to more mental and physical exploration or engagement. Nevertheless, your planetary ruler, Mercury, is retrograde from January 14th to February 3rd. It makes sense to take your time with decisions. You have a strong interest in broadening your mental experiences this month, although it's not always straightforward to get to where you want to go.
January 2022 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Cancer:
Relationships often take center stage this month, dear Cancer, but are not always straightforward. You could be doing more negotiating, discussing, and compromising, but you may sense some warmth, pleasure, or charm missing while Venus retrogrades in your opposite sign until the 29th.
Work matters require some sensitivity with Mars raging through your sector of work, health, and routines until the 24th. There is good energy for health and wellness routines, fitness, and motivation for organizing, sorting, and working on important projects. However, there can be times when you do these things to excess, not always knowing when it's time to call it a day. Pacing yourself will help you to make the most of this time.
Take your time before taking on new investments and loans this month, not only with Venus retrograde until the 29th but also because Mercury is retrograde in your solar eighth house from the 14th. Old relationships or past problems may resurface. You have much to learn about yourself through your interactions and much to discover about significant others.
Full Moons are often emotional for you, but the Full Moon on the 17th is especially so because it occurs in your sign. You may behave in ways that surprise others and even yourself! However, whatever bubbles up to the surface now has been brewing. A project dear to your heart could bear fruit now, or there can be a personal revelation or epiphany.
Good energy is with you for taking care of business, particularly finances, although there can be some backtracking before you see things moving along.
This month, the North Node enters your social sector and will stick around there for eighteen months. During this cycle, the areas of reward, joy, and challenge are friendship, networks, associates, teams, and happiness goals. You're in good shape for rounding out your experiences. Awakening to your true feelings for someone can figure strongly. You can be working on letting go of any resistance you might feel about being "one of the crowd," and you may be moving towards a more objective approach to your life. Your relationships with others – as well as your relationship with yourself – will benefit.
The Sun heads into your intimacy sector on the 19th, and Mars moves into your partnership sector on the 24th, bringing further attention to relating and connecting.
January 2022 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Leo:
Routine matters, attention to health and wellness, and work receive top billing this month, dear Leo, but are not always straightforward. In fact, there are likely times when you feel pulled in different directions, which can drain you of energy. You can be pretty busy getting your life into better order in January. Taking charge of your work and health routines is rewarding now as you experience a need to lead a more organized, productive, and healthier lifestyle.
While you may be managing and improving your daily life, it can also be a time of some dissatisfaction, motivating these adjustments. You may want to make extra effort to express warmth on the job or with people who share your daily affairs, as there can be some pulling back that could otherwise cause some problems.
Mercury turns retrograde on the 14th, and there can be some communication challenges from that day onward. Take your time with new beginnings.
Generally speaking, you're doing a lot for others right now, and you may overextend your services at times. This situation can reach a head around the Full Moon on the 17th, when circumstances remind you that you need some time out. You may be dealing with built-up stress and exhaustion at times in January. Still, Mars' harmonious angle to your sign to the 24th certainly helps energy levels. You might enjoy or revive a hobby, and there can be more avenues opening to you for entertainment and creative expression.
Some of the greatest challenges and rewards will come from motivating yourself to take better care of your professional and public life in the year ahead, and it's all starting this month. Ideas about long-term goals that you may have put on a shelf can revive.
The end of the Venus retrograde on the 29th helps you feel a lot better about your social life and love, in general. Mercury does remain retrograde until February 3rd, but you're no longer questioning your enjoyment, and Mars, newly in your work and health sector, excites your motivation to improve.
January 2022 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Virgo:
A highly creative month is in store for you, dear Virgo, but while a solid focus is on romance and pleasure, both are complicated in January. Backtracking could be necessary with your personal finances and your love life. Past matters resurface and require sensitivity or your keen attention, but you might often feel "stuck" when it comes to love - on someone from your past or on resurfacing problems. Second-guessing others should be avoided unless the ultimate goal is improved relations.
You are motivated to express yourself in unique ways this month, and you may be paying more attention to personal hobbies or recreation and entertainment. A stronger urge is with you to create, put talents to use, show others what you can do, and share your love. While Venus remains retrograde until the 29th, it's not always straightforward, but you're learning a lot.
You could be ready to do a makeover in the home, or you're prepared to get to the heart of problems in the family dynamic until the 24th. While Mars in your sector of heart and home can produce some drama and conflicts, it's also a time to be proactive. There can be a lot of activity in your personal life.
As the month progresses, health, work, and self-care programs become a stronger focus. Mercury retrogrades from the 14th forward, starting in your work and health sector, and you may need to backtrack and review what needs special attention or editing. It might feel like things are stalling or even moving backward, but the refinements you make during this cycle can be most beneficial.
With the Moon's North Node heading into your solar ninth house for an eighteen-month stay, you're receiving a cosmic nudge towards adopting beliefs that genuinely reflect the current "you." You're learning about your need for self-expression through non-routine activities, studies, and experiences. Uranus turning direct in this same area of your chart further points to possible forward motion with legal or educational matters. January often asks you to slow down and pace yourself, but you can enjoy yourself as you do.
January 2022 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Libra:
There is much activity in your sector of home and family in January, dear Libra, and this is where your attention often turns. It's a good month to review your home life or finances and make plans to improve things, but not ideal for major purchases and new business endeavors. You may be overvaluing or undervaluing things rather than seeing them clearly, just for now.
People around you won't always recognize you in January! Not only is Mars in your communications sector until the 24th, but Venus, your charming, conciliatory ruler, is retrograde and behaving in a sterner, more business-like manner until the 29th. Your feelings haven't gone missing, but they're less obvious to others.
It's a good idea to soften your approach just a little, or you could unwittingly make problems for yourself. However, you're redefining and refining what you find valuable and worth your while. It's a good time to look at something from an entirely different perspective, particularly family relationships, home life, and living conditions. You could be working on problems with family or in the home or making solid plans to improve things.
As January moves along, you're likely to become more interactive, or you're loosening up, ready to enjoy yourself more fully. Matters of the heart assume more importance in your life.
You may be dealing with built-up stress at times in January. Still, Mars in harmony with your sign and its presence in your communications sector can help restore energy levels to some degree until the 24th. Someone special in your life can be more communicative. There can be a new interest or project that lights your fire. Local activities and learning endeavors can demand a lot of your time.
You're learning to embrace your intimate world and need for a deeper connection to someone or a special project. Life is not about pushing forward this month with Venus retrograde to the 29th and Mercury from the 14th forward. Retrograde periods are useful for slowing down and learning what you genuinely want.
January 2022 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Scorpio:
January brings extra interest in learning, connecting, communicating, and branching out for you, dear Scorpio. While your concentration can suffer at times, you're in great shape for feeling out your options and picking up information tidbits. You can particularly thrive with self-taught or home-learning endeavors.
There can be a lot on your plate, and for the most part, you're happy getting everything done. However, a steady, comfortable pace is often desirable with Mars in your resources sector until the 24th. With Venus retrograde until the 29th, there can be some superficiality or reserve in some of your interactions.
Still, as you see past relationships and expectations in a different light, you naturally redefine what you now want and need from your connections and projects. Further information can surface that shines a light on a past issue, or a connection can be made with someone from your past. Either way, you can feel as if you're starting fresh, but it's a good idea to note that there will be more to the story after Venus turns direct on the 29th.
Mars moves through your resources sector until the 24th, stirring up the ambition to increase your earnings or levels of security and comfort (or both).
Mercury's retrograde on the 14th starts in your home and family sector and can point to the need to fix some problems or deal with delays. However, it's a time of great ideas and increased enjoyment of your domestic life.
With the North Node of the Moon moving into your opposite sign this month for an eighteen-month cycle, challenges and rewards come from pairing or partnering up. You're moving toward a stronger identity and a sense of purposefulness through your connections to others. Through partnership and cooperation, you will more likely achieve the inner balance necessary to achieve your goals.
As the month advances, the comforts of home and family draw you more than usual. Positive action or support can come from behind the scenes or unexpected sources.
January 2022 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Sagittarius:
While this month may not be the clearest one for direction, dear Sagittarius, it's strong for building and planning. You have the chance to improve your financial position, either by stabilizing cash flow or by finding new ways to make money altogether. However, there can be some hiccups along the way and possibly some insecurity and worry. With money, it's a better time to budget and review rather than spend on big-ticket items or pursue new money-making ideas with Venus retrograde in your income zone until the 29th.
Still, you get the chance to look at things from an all-new perspective. Although it's not quite right to push forward, take notes now. Love is complicated this month, and few are expressing their affections openly and directly, which can be frustrating. However, it's a strong month for making connections, even if things don't get off the ground just yet.
Another theme threading through January revolves around learning, communicating, and connecting. You might enjoy more interesting perspectives and ideas. Mercury's retrograde from the 14th forward can stir the need to review how you're communicating and getting around. Minor repairs may be necessary with computers and transportation, for example.
While you often gravitate to grounding activities, Mars in your sign until the 24th demands some excitement. You want to live life on your own terms. You're in a take-charge frame of mind and emotionally detached just enough to pursue your desires without worrying as much about what others think.
The North Node of the Moon moves into your work and health sector this month for a stay of eighteen months. During this cycle, you'll recognize that orderliness is empowering, and paying closer attention to deadlines, details, and rules will be a challenge but also very rewarding.
A stronger sense of direction is on the horizon. For now, it may be best to focus on getting things in order, building your resources, and enjoying yourself as you do.
January 2022 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Capricorn:
A Sun-Uranus trine on the 1st and the New Moon in your sign on the 2nd help set the tone of the month, dear Capricorn, and it's all about starting fresh. January is a month for learning about both your power and your limits. In some ways, it's a time for living your life as you wish, with a healthy respect for others, but also a strong focus on some of your buried or unfulfilled desires. Mars stirs up your inner world until the 24th, after which it emerges in your sign, and you feel like you can take on the outer world.
Venus is in your sign all month, but it's also retrograde, and you might focus a lot on your manner and appearance, possibly with insecurity. It's a time to review how you come across to others and make necessary changes once you do. People don't always understand you, although they can undoubtedly desire you. Still, you'll get plenty of chances to clarify things when Venus moves forward on January 29th and continues to transit your sign until March 6th. In an unusual turn of events, retrograde Mercury moves into your sign on the 25th just days before Venus ends its retrograde in your sign, so take your time.
Love, pleasure, and recreation matters begin to see some forward movement after the 18th. With love and romance, further improvements emerge after the 29th.
With the North Node moving into your solar fifth house for a stay until July 2023, you’ll be pointed in the direction of creativity, uniqueness, standing out from the crowd, love affairs, and sharing your heart more wholeheartedly.
Listen closely to what a significant person in your life has to say around the Full Moon on the 17th. Although it may seem overly emotional to you, it's better not to jump to conclusions nor sweep anything under the carpet.
Your financial world comes into stronger focus as the month advances, but be sure to read the fine print since Mercury is retrograde in your resources sector from the 14th forward.
January is a strong month for self-improvement efforts and laying the groundwork for financial success. It's probably wise to focus your energies on tying up loose ends and a work-in-progress rather than brand new beginnings for now.
January 2022 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Aquarius:
You're likely to enjoy a nice balance of activity and rest, self-assertion and compromise, as well as work and pleasure in January, dear Aquarius.
While Mercury turns retrograde in your sign on the 14th, and Venus is retrograde most of the month, there are some gentle signs of progress. For one, your modern ruler, Uranus, turns direct on the 18th, and for another, the Sun heads into your sign on the 19th. As such, while some areas of your life could be in limbo, other areas are gaining a bit of momentum.
Any matter that requires people skills, charm, and verbal prowess is in favor from the 2-12, when you are especially convincing and Mercury animates your conversations. Mercury in your sign not only sharpens your mind and communications, but it can also bring some adoration and possibly romantic or creative opportunities your way.
There is a greater need for rest until the 19th, or at least some level of withdrawal from competitive energies, but you also possess a real spirit for adventure with energetic Mars in harmony with your sign from your social sector until the 24th.
People seem to let you do your own thing this month, and it's especially important to you right now to move about with little in the way of interference. There is some tendency to nurse your wounds in relationships or to play a waiting game, however, with Venus retrograde quietly transiting your privacy sector and turning your attention to difficulties of the past. There is certainly a lot going on behind the scenes in January.
With the North Node moving into your solar fourth house for a stay of a year and a half, joys and challenges are likely to come through your private life, home, and family. As you pay special attention to your needs to (and for) nurture, your domestic world is likely to improve by leaps and bounds.
This move comes at a time when Uranus turns direct in the same sector of your solar chart, and things are moving ahead. Stalled or blocked endeavors, particularly around the home, can resume.
The Sun heads into your sign on the 19th, awakening your spirit and plans. It can also bring your fair share of attention. Even so, from the 24th, Mars in your privacy sector promotes taking moments to heal and regenerate.
January 2022 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Pisces:
While you're likely to be busy socially in January, dear Pisces, many of your important activities, efforts, and discoveries are going on behind the scenes. The desire is to network, although there can be some challenges with friends or in groups to manage, mostly involving complicated feelings or issues from the past resurfacing for review. You're receiving and possibly giving off mixed signals. Venus is retrograde until the 29th, and expressions of warmth, affection, and care are not straightforward. In fact, others can seem brusque at times. You are sensitive, but you're also perceptive, and it's important to remember that feelings are not missing--they're simply buried or hidden.
Even so, a romantic opportunity might arise around the Full Moon on the 17th, and it likely involves a person you already know.
Venus is retrograde to the 29th, and Mercury is retrograde from the 14th forward, suggesting some necessary attention to the past. However, a longer-term influence comes into play, which points to valuable advances in learning, communicating, and transit. While in some areas, slowing down makes sense this month, you can feel quite hungry to grow something, and you'll find some support for doing so. You're in a good place for original methods and taking actions that free you from obstacles.
The Sun moves into your privacy sector on the 19th, launching a cycle in which you require more time to yourself and the chance to process recent events. This is an important period for rejuvenation. There can be a lot of attention to the past and dealing with endings or tying up projects that have run their due course. This process is not all problematic--you'll come to some important conclusions and wrap up things that have fallen to the wayside, serving to free up your mind, ultimately boosting your power and effectiveness for busier months to come.
Mars moves into harmony with your sign on the 24th, and then Venus turns direct on the 29th, and you're feeling far more confident. In truth, it's not yet "all systems go" with Mercury's retrograde (beginning on the 14th) and a focus on your privacy sector. However, your spirits are rising. Allow your mind to catch up with your heart before pushing ahead, and you'll be in good shape now.
January 2022 Aspects TimeLine:
This Month’s Ephemeris:
This Month’s Ephemeris with extra points and abbreviations rather than glyphs:
Ephemerides with additional points are for Eastern Time. The North Node and Lilith are the True positions. Retrogrades are underlined. Extra points are Chiron, Ceres, Pallas, Juno, Vesta, and Lilith. These come from the excellent software, Sirius 3.0.
Using the table below: The Moon is Void of Course from the time of its last aspect listed below until the Moon enters a new sign. Generally speaking, these periods are not ideal for launching new endeavors, although they’re not impossible periods, either.
The times given below are Eastern. These should be adjusted for different time zones. For example, for Pacific Time, subtract 3 hours from the given times.
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