Inner fears, self-questioning, outdated narratives, and hidden beliefs are under examination at the start of the year, courtesy of Venus retrograde, and this excavating process will amplify when Mercury stations retrograde around mid-January.
Consider this a “spa” treatment for your subconscious mind. As you slow down and allow new insights to come forth, you will be in a place of “calm” to download perspectives and clarity that enhance the recesses of your mind.
This could also be viewed as a kind of “decluttering,” if you will – you’re purging and cleaning out what is toxic and impure when it comes to your inner self. The best way to do this, Aquarius, will be to rest, get lost in solitude, and even attend to your spiritual practices. Give yourself permission to lie low.
Once Venus and Mercury station direct during your birthday season in February, you will gradually begin to feel a surge of energy that builds into the spring months. Not only will clarity be restored, but you will be focused on your values and how to accumulate more wealth (however you define it). In fact, with Jupiter making its way through the sign of Pisces most of the year, you may very well come into opportunities to expand your wealth. More money, possessions, and even greater self-esteem are highlighted – just be mindful of spending.
As the pace of life picks up in April and May, you may find that short trips, learning endeavors, and communications pick up, too. Whether you find yourself in a classroom setting, or participating in an online seminar, your mind looks to be highly stimulated.
Home and family matters will build with momentum as well, along with fun, child’s play, romance, and recreation (which will stay active for the remainder of 2022). The spring season looks to be full – you could meet someone new, move in with a domestic partner, or welcome a new addition to your family (furry or human). What’s more, all this energy coincides with a pair of eclipses.
We usually get two pairs of eclipses every year that come during the winter or spring months, and then again during the summer or fall months. Eclipses come in pairs – a lunar eclipse and a solar eclipse – and serve as bookends to new chapters. The first eclipse of the season will be solar event on April 30th bringing new chapters on the domestic front. A lunar eclipse follows on May 16th bringing conclusions on the career front.
FYI, these eclipses connect to cosmic turning points early in the year that center your work, your legacy, your foundations, and your relationships to kith/kin. You are being pulled to focus your energy on securing your roots – both your inner home and your outer home – so that you have an anchor for grounding as you pursue outward aims. These themes are highlighted all year long, triggered by the eclipses. Be on the lookout for sudden developments around the solar eclipses in April.
Mercury, meanwhile, will station retrograde again in between the spring eclipses bringing delays around new starts. If you are moving in with a romantic partner or doing creative projects around the house, there could be a few glitches. None of this is good or bad, but what unfolds may prove frustrating. So, be patient. Momentum comes by mid-June.
In fact, life reaches a period of calm, overall, entering the month of June. Learning, short trips, and activities of the mind will amplify as Jupiter makes its way to the sign of Aries for a short mid-year stint. You may be launching an online platform, relocating to a new environment, or writing that manuscript! Home, family, romance, and recreation remain focuses, too.
By summer, busy days feature. Your schedule will fill with family engagements, artistic endeavors and collaborations, doctor appointments, work assignments, extracurricular activities, and all the above! Busy days aren’t good or bad, just busy. Be careful not to spread your energy too thin or put too much on your plate.
Relationship matters feature, meanwhile, along with increased commitments, investments, and new agreements. Whether merging in a love union or forging a business partnership, there will be a lot of energy building in these areas mid-summer through the fall months. This will be important, Aquarius; another Mercury retrograde begins around the second week of September, bringing delays.
If negotiating a contract or looking to pool your resources for a major trip abroad with a loved one, there may be some stalls or travel restrictions. Again, patience will be necessary. Mercury stations direct in October bringing resolutions and forward movement.
The rest of September into October sees wanderlust in effect. You may develop a strong need to travel, to get out of dodge and indulge new experiences. That said, career matters feature mid-October entering the month of November, so if you can get away, do it sooner rather than later; professional momentum builds.
October also sees us entering another choppy cosmic period, Aquarius. For starters, a new pair of eclipses peak on October 25th and November 8th ushering in new chapters at home as well as shifts/conclusions on the career front. Remember that career matters are budding late fall into winter. The solar event could support advancement, but adjustments must be made when it comes to domestic responsibilities.
October also brings the station of Mars retrograde, a finale event for 2022! Of all the planets, Mars can be the hardest one to navigate while retrograde. Its energy connects us to our force of will, so when it does a backward spin around the almighty Sun, our energy feels blocked.
Mars will retrograde in the sign of Gemini, which could feel somewhat “manic.” For you, dear Aquarius, this retrograde will impact fun, child’s play, recreation, and romance.
Remember, activity has been building here since the end of April. You may be giving birth to a creative project that has a lot of moving parts or connecting with several romantic suitors at once. Children and pets feature, too, especially if becoming a new parent or working with youth.
The energy afoot at this time may become unwieldy, so give yourself permission to bob and weave and redirect where necessary. You may have to drop some of the moving parts to turn your attention elsewhere, especially if welcoming a new baby to your home or navigating life changing events with a romantic partner.
Mars retrograde brings an end-of-year cliffhanger and will not station direct until January 2023. But as my dad says, “Life has this funny way of continuing;” career matters remain amplified throughout November, while networking builds entering the holiday season.
Good cheer and laughter may be what colors the close of 2022, regardless of retrograde planets! You can enjoy time with loved ones and join in with others in different group activities, Aquarius. A quiet New Year’s Eve and Day, meanwhile, will prepare you for a new personal cycle in 2023; remember the importance of inner reflection and contemplation.
Also keep in mind that you must nurture your emotional home and body when all is said and done. Be sure to take care of yourself as we close out the year. Water the ground beneath your feet and stay close to the people who matter.
HAPPY NEW YEAR, AQUARIUS!
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