As we enter 2022, the planets Venus and Mercury retrograde bring all kinds of evaluations and assessments around certain commitments and agreements. This technically began toward the end of 2021 – contracts, salary negotiations, obligations to loved ones, marital ties, etc., may have been under review, then. The plot thickens in January when misunderstandings and missing documents impact a legal matter, separation, and your work.
Thankfully, yours is a multi-faceted sign that can multi-task and shift energy when necessary. This should be your approach in early 2022 as things go awry, especially if waiting for confirmation around an academic scholarship, or moving through settlement on a home purchase.
Once we reach the mid-way point of February, developing events will resolve and the new year can officially begin. But you may still be feeling a bit tired and out of sorts, Gemini; cosmic turning points in this first quarter will encourage you to connect to your Soul, and balance rest with daily movement.
It’s as if your north star in 2022 is leading you in the direction of retreat, inner growth, and reflection, and it would behoove you to go there despite the noise and chatter around you. This shift within may very well encourage vocational aims. You may feel the need to switch career paths and center work that brings you purpose and meaning. In fact, a theme in effect most of 2022 will insist that you double down and focus on your true path. Doing so would certainly lead to professional advancement; Jupiter traveling through Pisces ensures opportunities and success for your efforts.
By spring, life will become active as is the case with all living things during this time of year in the northern hemisphere. Networking, personal ambitions (especially during your birthday season), and other social engagements will keep your calendar full. But remember, rest must be a part of your equation, too. Radical solitude and self-inquiry will only enhance your lifestyle and day-to-day.
Eclipses in April and May further emphasize the importance of taking time for self. The solar event on April 30th will plant a seed in your subconscious that will lead to greater inner awareness, while the lunar event on May 16th brings something to completion – or fruition – with your regular affairs and lifestyle. An ongoing health matter may finally be diagnosed allowing for healing to begin, for example. Or you may be completing a major work assignment that frees up more time for retreat.
In between eclipses, however, will be another Mercury retrograde phase that brings confusion and uncertainty around lifestyle changes. That’s why self-inquiry will be so important – you can’t download new awareness if your mind stays active. Clarity will be restored by June if you can be intentional with getting off the grid for a bit. You may find, too, that personal goals and decisions can be reached once the messenger planet (your ruler in Astrology) stations direct.
The summer months look chill, meanwhile, especially as the planet Jupiter dips into the sign of Aries for a short stint. You can expect to see a lot of activity building around friendships, social causes, and alliances. Use this time to branch out build contacts. Doing so will bring both social and professional reward!
Money matters feature this summer, too, along with short trips, online endeavors, classroom trainings, increased communication, and home/family affairs. You will be entirely busy this season, and grateful for things to do! What’s more, the end of summer brings focus to creative projects, children, and even a little romance. You’ll be back in your element soon enough!
That said, fall sees another Mercury retrograde phase that may disrupt a new love affair, an artistic endeavor, or activities featuring children. This is especially true if you are moving in with a domestic partner, adding a new member to your family (furry or human!), or doing DIY projects around the house. There may be misunderstandings with a romantic partner, or challenges with children that won’t resolve until October, so be patient.
The final quarter of the year sees a surge of energy building once more, and it comes with another round of choppy cosmic events. Mercury will have stationed direct during the first week of October restoring order around domestic matters, family, and creative projects. But eclipses shake life up by month’s end, along with Mars retrograde in your sign, dear Gemini.
The solar event and lunar event on October 25th and November 8th, respectively, will remind you, again, to balance inner peace with the nuts and bolts of day-to-day living. As previously mentioned, these are major themes bringing messages to do less, go where your Soul takes you, and unlearn the ways of “hustle culture.”
New responsibilities at the close of the year will beg the need for intentional quiet time, Gemini. What’s more, as Mars barrels through your sign bringing personal drive and focus (an energy that technically builds starting around your birthday), you may find that you have many balls in the air that require your confidence, focus, and energy!
Once Mars stations retrogrades on October 31st, however, blocks to your efforts are likely. Mars connects us to our force of will; when the warrior planet does a backward spin, our energy is thwarted. Consider this an invitation, then, to re-strategize, redirect, and leave projects grounded for now. Movement will not return until January 2023.
This could feel anxious and “manic,” Twins. So, give yourself grace – it’s OK to drop a ball or two or keep things in suspension as needed. You are being encouraged to reassess the range and value of your energy, even if that comes with a little “bob and weave.”
The end of the year brings activities on the relationship front. In fact, you may find that you need to adjust your attention span a bit to be available for important others during the holidays. Do not think of this as a damper on personal initiation. In fact, consider this shift to be a helpful support in getting you back in alignment with the planets above.
We need others to further us along, so don’t forget your commitments to those you love. Let them be what inspires and motivates your energy at the start of 2023 – that year starts on a highly energized note!
HAPPY NEW YEAR, GEMINI!
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