This is major, Sagittarius. For over a decade, you’ve been immersed in an exercise that has seen you restructure and redefine what/who is of value to you. Everything from the way you choose to live to how you are compensated for your expertise has been transformed. No longer accepting less than what you’re worth, you’ve been advocating for what/who you need and want. With Venus and Mercury retrograde at the start of the year, this exercise continues and will be amplified.
In fact, there may be a few delays, re-negotiations, and ongoing evaluations centered on your values and resources. If a financial contract is on pause or you’re navigating how to move forward in a partnership where there’s been some strain, clarity will not be restored until February. What’s more, cosmic turning points early in the year centering themes of what makes you feel safe, valued, and secure may encourage you to change your lifestyle and prioritize the elements of your day-to-day so that you can feel a sense of wealth and wellness when it comes to how you curate a life of comfort.
This is big – bigger than asking for a raise or buying a car. You are literally considering how to accumulate more abundance and wealth in life, however you define it. This is especially true when it comes to your home and family; Jupiter in the sign of Pisces most of the year will bring quite a bit of growth, which could lead to the expansion of your family or property. That’s why the message of 2022 stems around what/who you value.
Once we reach the season of spring, the pace of life will pick up! Children feature, along with some romance and play, and these things will lead to busy days and increased activities on the relationship front. In fact, as this energy builds throughout the spring months, it will coincide with an eclipse season beginning at the end of April.
A solar eclipse on April 30th ushers in a new start to your day-to-day. You may be taking on a new position at work, or a new role as a parent to child or pet! Two weeks later, on May 16th, something culminates for you behind the scenes. Whether recovering from a health matter or moving through difficult emotions, what is “done” during this time will give you energy to prepare for a new beginning – be on the lookout for sudden developments.
As this energy builds, Mercury retrograde will be caught in the mix mid-May through the beginning of June. A new start is coming, Sagittarius, especially if you are merging lives with another or caring for a loved one. But there a may be a few delays and false starts that carry you into the beginning of summer, so be patient.
That said, once we reach the beginning of summer, it will be all systems go! Busy days ensue as you take on a new responsibility, and you’ll notice amplified energy centered around children, creative aims, and entertainment – the summer looks to be full of such activities, especially as Jupiter enters the sign of Aries for a short stint.
The season, overall, should be pretty laid back. Travel is highlighted, new aspirations that further your vocation, contract agreements and investments, as well as career matters will all be highlighted. You will also notice amplified energy building in close connections, activity that will continue throughout the remainder of your forecast.
As we enter the fall months, career matters remain a focus as networking begins to pick up. Whether looking for a new job, attending a major online event, or organizing a conference, you seem to be interfacing with more and more people. This could be for social gains if attending a wedding, but this could also be for professional gains and advancement.
Mid-September through the first week of October, meanwhile, brings another round of delays courtesy of Mercury retrograde. Vendors for a big work event may fall through as career matters expand, and there may be delays with a decision for hiring.
Typical rule of thumb when Mercury is retrograde is to keep living your life, Sagittarius. Try not to strongarm your way through things and look to mid-October for resolution. Once we reach October, career and networking will begin to calm with obstacles moving forward. The timing around forward momentum will be quite appropriate, too, as you enter your annual sleepy period.
Let’s face it, Archer, 2022 has been busy! It makes sense that you now get a chance to purge and rest and retreat before your birthday season. You still have a lot of energy building on the relationship front, however, which will beg the need for balance between ‘self’ and ‘other.’ You may be navigating some tension in close ties, feeling put upon, or forcing your own agenda onto loved ones that include your spouse/romantic partner, family member (especially as we enter the holiday season) or close friend.
Mars is essentially responsible for this as the warrior planet moves through your relationship sign (Gemini). You can expect increased “dealings” with the significant others in your life, and things may get a little unwieldy as Mars prepares for its retrograde on October 31st.
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 retrograde in Gemini may feel somewhat “manic,” Sagittarius. You may find that you are being pulled in several directions to support others, and so flexibility will be necessary. Certain “balls” may need to be dropped to attend to what is of priority. Boundaries may need to be erected and you, too, should be careful not to put too much onto others.
Tension is possible and Mars will remain retrograde through January 2023. This will certainly be a time to bob and weave and redirect your energy when necessary, especially if planning a wedding or major family event.
We’ve also got eclipses at the end of the year that ensure 2022 closes on a cosmically full note! A solar event on October 25th brings a new start behind the scenes; consider this a seed planted that brings new realizations and insights (especially when it comes to your relationships). November 8th brings a lunar eclipse that wraps things up in your day-to-day. An ongoing chore or responsibility may end, giving you time to focus on rest.
Soon after the eclipses, we’ll enter your birthday season. When the Sun is in our sign, we feel good! No matter the drama dredged up by Mars retrograde, you will end the year on a solid note. Money matters will come back into focus, however, and delays are highlighted once more as Mercury retrograde brings a 2022 finale.
Remember how we began your forecast with a focus on “abundance,” however you define it? Let new insights and realizations inspire how you move through the year ahead; all will be well.
HAPPY NEW YEAR, SAGITTARIUS!
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