Home, family, and domestic tranquility will be focuses at the start of 2022, especially if you are caring for a loved one, navigating domestic change, decorating, renovating, or relocating. In fact, there may be several things to consider “at home,” from how best to move through tense exchanges with a relative, to the type of tile you want to lay on your kitchen floor.
Ultimately, Libra, this is an exercise on values. What about your home makes you feel comfortable and secure? How can you put up firm boundaries with a difficult family member? How can you best nurture your emotional home?
If you’ve been disconnected and ungrounded, the beginning of 2022 will remind you to get back to your roots. But with both Venus and Mercury retrograde throughout all of January, delays and evaluations may prolong domestic matters.
What’s more, as Jupiter gains traction in the sign of Pisces during the first half of the new year, busy days will fill your plate demanding that you nourish your foundations to keep up with the pace of life. Cosmic turning points early in 2022 also center what/who you value, from your relationships to your property and possessions.
As you can see, the new year begins on a rather dense note. You’re doing a deep dive and a lot of unpacking around what/who makes you feel safe and secure. February brings clarity and the real start to the new year will begin around the end of that month. So, Libra, be patient until then.
By spring, life feels full! Relationships are highlighted as the significant others in your life – relative, close friend, romantic partner, spouse, etc. – become a bit more demanding of your time, further contributing to busy days. This will be activity that amplifies mid-year when Jupiter enters the sign of Aries, your relationship sign. By then, you will be in a better headspace to balance ‘self’ with ‘other,’ which will be important as new commitments and investments expand, be the relational or financial.
This all coincides with eclipses mid-spring. A solar event on April 30th brings a new start around certain mergers and contract agreements, while the lunar event on May 16th brings conclusion to your own personal resources.
You may be selling property to invest in real estate with a partner or finalizing a salary negotiation that results in a pay raise. FYI, Mercury will station retrograde again in between these two eclipses bringing delays and setbacks that may involve a grant for a major project, for example, or money spent on travel plans. Themes will still be centered on what/who makes you feel safe and valued. Developments should resolve as we enter the month of June.
In fact, by June, wanderlust kicks in! As energy from the eclipses and Mercury retrograde settle, you may grow more curious and even a bit restless entering the summer season. Travel is highlighted as broader aims and aspirational goals inspire, which will be the case for the remainder of the year.
This could involve a relationship, too, Libra. You may be journeying across country with a love interest or connecting with potential mates from a different culture and background. What’s more, pursuits of what brings you meaning and purpose may very well translate to the work that you do – your vocational path. Career matters will be highlighted during the summer, along with networking and social engagements. You’ll be meeting people from different walks of life who support ongoing expansion.
By the close of summer, you may find yourself in need of rest after a busy year to-date, in preparation for your next solar return. This period may find you in deep solitude, contemplating how you wish to spend your next trip around the Sun.
Partnerships feature, as well as your career and lifestyle overall. But as Mercury stations retrograde again through most of your birthday month, there will be much to consider – this would not be a good time to act.
Thankfully, October brings a surge of energy that will lead to clarity as you begin to assert individual plans and independent projects. You’ll be feeling confident and assured, which will be important as we close out the year; the last quarter of 2022 may be a bit rocky.
Another eclipse season will trigger themes that center personal finances and resources shared. A solar event on October 25th brings a new start when it comes to money, possessions, and self-esteem. The lunar event on November 8th brings closure around a joint venture. You may be dissolving a financial contract or ending a lease. Both are examples of how the eclipses will feed each other.
In between these lunations brings a Mars retrograde phase, something that only happens once every two years. Of all the planets, Mars can be the hardest to navigate when 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.
For you, dear Libra, you can expect stalls and delays centering those aspirations that began to inspire you back in June. If you were planning a major end-of-year trip abroad, COVID-19 travel restrictions may interrupt your plans. If you applied for a special license or certification program set to begin in the winter and meant to bring career growth, classroom projects and activities may come with several moving parts and require a lot of attention.
The experience of Mars retrograde could feel somewhat “manic.” You may be juggling many balls in the air, constantly having to redirect your energy. This will bring anxiety, so you’ll have to be careful not to put too much on your plate. Ultimately, you’re becoming a “master adaptor,” and flexibility will be required of you until Mars stations direct in January 2023 – a rather lengthy retrograde.
No matter how this energy unfolds, we will all be impacted in some way, shape, or form. Your mind will be active, and you can expect increased communications and interactions as a result. A learning curve is also likely as you are pushed outside of your comfort zone in foreign territory, literally and/or figuratively speaking!
That said, remember your roots, dear Libra. Come back to your home base if life feels unwieldy during the last quarter of 2022. The cosmic energy afoot may be rather unpredictable, but you will find comfort and stability at home, with your family and loved ones, in the comfort of your own heart space. Remember what grounds you and go there. Doing so will ensure that the year ends on a fine note.
HAPPY NEW YEAR, LIBRA!
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