Be in the moment as the year begins. Yes, I know it is your new cycle, Cappy! But it is also a time of heavy retrograde too making this a time for planning – not action. You have Venus retrograde in your 1st in January and retrograde Mercury returning to your sign at the end of the month. So, 2022 may feel like it is off to a slow start. Take it that it won’t stay that way however. So see this period as a time to recharge, replenish and refine those plans!
I should not need to over-sell the retrograde rules – especially when they involve Venus! As well as the usual Mercury themes, this one extends to love and money. Resist the urge to splurge at the sales. The chances of you listing that ‘bargain’ on eBay once Venus heads direct again are high. If something is broken or worn out then yes, of course replace it. But only buy what you specifically need. And as for that dating app – you might want to delete it for now. At least until February when Venus moves forward again and we enter a two month long free wheelin’ retro-free period.
However, when it comes to your cash, keeping a tight hold on the purse strings and making what you do have work harder is your best tactic for all of ‘22 as ruler Saturn remains in your 2nd of money for all this year. No, you don’t have to channel Scrooge. Just be mindful and protective of what you do have. Saturn as well you know rewards discipline and hard work. So, think deferred gratification this year and saving for the thing you really want rather than what you could simply have right now – but actually aren’t that rapt about. Your sign in particular knows the difference between quality and quantity. Money matters will be at their best once Venus heads direct, enters its ruling 2nd and meets Saturn in here in March.
February will also be one of the best times for love and attraction for you too thanks to the meeting of Venus and Mars in your 2nd.. June also has Venus in your 5th and its ruling sign of Taurus meeting the North Node in here giving that wheel of destiny another spin for you. This could mark the start of an important cycle of creativity, romance or you simply making your mark. July/August favours partnership matters of all descriptions when Venus transits its ruling 7th.
Pluto remains in your sign all this year as does Uranus in your 5th still giving you that radical overhaul when it comes to love, who you choose to love, how you express love and even what you love to do. Expect lightning bolts, seismic shifts and emotion to rock your ocean this year. 2022 begins an important karmic cycle begins involving lovers, children and creative self-expression as the North Node enters your 5th also in January.
This also triggers a change in the eclipse axis for you this year which is Taurus/Scorpio so your 5th and 11th houses. Lovers, children, creative ventures and All the World’s a Stage. Friends, groups, your social and professional networks both on and off-line. Causes, movements, clubs, organizations and those goals and dreams. One friendship or group may require your focus – who or which? Take your time with new connections under these eclipses no matter the form they arrive in. Allow time for the real person to emerge.
Jupiter is on the move this year. It will spend approximately six months in your 3rd and the other six in your 4th of home, family, path, purpose and security. First however, we have a once in several lifetimes conjunction on April 12 between Jupiter and Neptune. Jupiter and Neptune both rule Pisces and your 3rd house. The last time they both met in here was 165 years ago!
This is quite possibly the most important transit of the year for all of us. It has the breathtaking capacity to take us higher, further and open portals to possibilities we did not know existed. Provided we are open to taking that step into the unknown however!
This meeting asks you just how far an idea could take you or just where could a conversation lead? News you receive could be game-changing or journey opens up your world. Writing, publishing, speaking, that YouTube channel, photography and the internet could feature. Explore the potential and strange new worlds via traveling in your imagination – or in person!
The world is your home – and your oyster
Travel will be highlighted for you as will be anything that expands your work, knowledge or ideas. Don’t forget when Jupiter moves into your 4th from May 10, Jupiter expands your horizons or even your walls! So, think expansion in terms of your living arrangements, lifestyle or even to include new family members! But even if you don’t travel during this cycle, you may find the world knocks on your door in some way. You may discover yourself doing business with, talking to or interacting with people from overseas. Such as working from home and Zooming with co-workers in head office in another country! Or welcoming overseas visitors for instance.
In some way, the world will reach out and open up your world in some way. Jupiter can also bring a relocation and many people experience a move – often to another area or even another country entirely, when it is in their 4th house. Extending your present home, discovering ways to make money out of your home, switching to home or hybrid working are also themes which go hand-in-hand with Jupiter changing rooms between your 3rd & 4th houses.
New deals in love, work or partnerships could be on the table in July when you have powerful Ceres in your 7th. Late September and most of October fires up those ambitions when the Sun and Venus are in your status setting 10th. This is one of your best periods for work and career moves and also when you are able to create your very best impression with gatekeepers and people who matter.
Do bear in mind however that while Mars puts you in peak performance mode it can feel as if someone removed your spark plugs when it turns retrograde in your 6th from Oct 30. Up until this point you may have been powering on with work and those everyday tasks. Mars has you feeling there is nothing you cannot take on in this house.
How do you get burnout? By taking those responsibilities seriously. That’s the downside of Mars in here. Mars can give you stamina but make you slap-dash. It can hand you the confidence to apply for that job but then cause you to have an accident when you rush. Mars needs to be channeled and given boundaries. Very often those boundaries are the ones we need to impose on ourselves with a powerful Mars transit. So, know when to say ‘Enough!’ for the sake of your wellbeing.
Mars will end the year retrograde in here taking you on into 2023. So, when it comes to your day job (paid or unpaid), your studies or anything to do with health and fitness, try to get what needs to be done finished or established and then prepare to down-shift as you coast towards the year’s end.
You have a secret super-powered new Supermoon welcoming in your new cycle on Dec 23. This is the start of the new year for you – not January 1 so set those intentions now and forget the New Year’s resolution kind. What you decide on this day has a far, far better chance of being attained especially if this is something in which you are truly emotionally invested in. Don’t commit to anything less.
2022 brings you exploration of ideas, invitations to start a new learning journey or to discover just where a conversation you start can take you. It boosts your business, hands you meaningful work wrapped in a sense of satisfaction and enhanced wellbeing. And could just see you right in the place that feels like home. Get belonging in ‘22 – to your purpose, your people and your passion, Capricorn!