The start to 2022 is a bit choppy for everyone, though. Venus is retrograde in your sign, and Mercury will follow suite mid-month. This means that life events from 2021 will carry over, and while we’ll all be expecting a clean slate, we may not get it until the end of February once these planets station direct.
Retrograde planets are an invitation to pause and reconsider. For you, dear Mountain Goat, you may be deep in a process of personal excavation, vanity change, and presentation to the world. Your sign more than any other has seen the most personal growth in the last decade, and another period of significant growth is currently underway.
You’re used to this whole “transformation journey.” You’ve shed many layers over the years releasing things and people that do not support the fullness of you as you evolve into the best version of yourself. What holds you back can no longer be tolerated, and the first quarter of the year sees you doing a clean sweep, considering personal plans and decisions, and ultimately redefining who you are, and who you still hope to become.
Be patient with this work and look to the end of February for some traction around your own independent agendas. This may involve a major announcement, or the unapologetic expression of your opinions, thoughts, needs, and wants, especially as the planet Jupiter gains traction in the sign of Pisces inspiring your “voice.”
Cosmic turning points this year also see you considering what/who you value when it comes to cultivating more joy and happiness in life. No longer putting [too] much stock in the opinions of others – friends, colleagues, family, society (!) – you are seeing yourself as your best frame of reference, and finding ways to experience more love, affection, and child’s play unapologetically. This, too, is a part of your transformation journey, dear Capricorn.
By the time we reach the month of March, the pace of life will pick-up considerably. Home and family matters feature, and this will only amplify late spring/early summer when Jupiter enters the sign of Aries for a short stint. Relocation, family milestones, new additions to your home, domestic change (someone moving in or out), renovation projects, etc. are all highlighted. So, too, is more fun, entertainment, recreation and even some romance as we enter the warm months in the northern hemisphere.
This all coincides with a pair of chapter-changing eclipses set to peak in late spring. A solar event on April 30th brings a new start involving a child, love affair, or an artistic collaboration. The lunar event on May 16th – two weeks later – wraps up your involvement in a group, network, or affiliation.
What concludes with the lunar eclipse will feed the solar eclipse. You may be leaving a professional environment, for example, to go on maternity leave. Or, ending an accelerator program where you’ve connected with folks who can support entrepreneurial endeavors. Themes centering your journey toward more authentic living will be triggered, and you will want to be on the lookout for sudden developments.
What’s more, Mercury will retrograde in between the eclipses, bringing delays around creative aims or romantic suitors. This is especially if true if a platonic connection turns romantic, so be patient as this energy unfolds – June brings momentum in your favor.
In fact, by the time we reach the month June, busy days feature which will be an ongoing trend throughout the remainder of your forecast. You may be focused on work, health and wellness, new chores/responsibilities, a pet, or all the above. Mercury will have stationed direct, too, bringing movement to all things joyous and pleasurable.
The summer months, overall, look to be manageable. Not only is your schedule increasing, but relationships will come into focus, as well. You may be moving forward in a committed partnership or merging in a business venture. New investments are highlighted, especially by late summer, as well as broader aims that could involve travel, or new experiences that lead to professional advancement.
In fact, professional advancement is very likely entering the fall months. You will notice that career activities start to amplify – you may be vying for a competitive role or on the receiving end of a promotion. But Mercury retrograde mid-September through the beginning of October may bring a few new wrinkles and setbacks. This will be especially true if traveling for work or waiting for the results of an important certification that would support career growth.
Typical rule of thumb when Mercury is retrograde is to keep living your life, Capricorn. Try not to strongarm your way through things and look to mid-October for resolution. Once we reach the month of October, you will begin to see some forward movement, and eventually, career matters will begin to wane.
Even with energy shifting forward, however, October still brings some turbulent cosmic weather. First, we will have entered another eclipse season with a solar event peaking on October 25th and a lunar event peaking on November 8th.
Both eclipses center themes of joyous living while leaving the demands of the world behind. The solar event ushers a new start with tribe and community that better reflect your personal (and/or professional) mission, while the lunar event brings culmination to creative projects, and challenges in a love affair. A child may reach an important milestone entering a new academic institution. An artistic endeavor may now be ready to launch to a broader audience.
October also sees Mars stationing retrograde, by far the most important finale of the year! 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 bringing a rather “manic,” energy. For you, Capricorn, this will be felt in your day-to-day. As I mentioned, busy days come into focus early June, and will continue to build with energy through the remainder of the year. That’s because of Mars; the energy of the warrior planet in astrology is assertive and active.
You may find during this time of year, especially as we enter the holidays, that there is more on your plate. What’s more, because you are an ambitious Capricorn, you will most likely take on too much, and try to juggle more than you can handle.
This could also be interpreted as an ongoing health matter, work responsibilities, travel schedule, and more. There will be a lot of moving parts, and once Mars stations retrograde, some parts may have to be left in suspension.
Ultimately, this period will require that you become a “master adaptor,” ascertaining quickly where, and how, to redirect your energy. Anxiety and stress are likely; the more you can manage your time and energy, the better. Mars will not station direct until January 2023.
You may also need to find time for rest and retreat entering the month of December, Capricorn. Balance between movement and solitude will be necessary as busy days ensue, especially if you are navigating a health matter.
The close of December sees you entering birthday season – yet another trip around the Sun – and once again, you’ll get to close out the year in celebration that will carry into another new year. So, with much happening around you courtesy of Mars, try to relax and give yourself permission to ease into 2023.
There is no rush, Capricorn, only time. Remember that the Universe wants you to be intentional with fun, play, and joy. I encourage you, then, to prioritize what makes you happy in 2022 and pursue whatever that is with the same ambition and drive you do everything else. You of all people deserve to be happy.
HAPPY NEW YEAR, CAPRICORN!
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