2022 is set to deliver one of the best door-opening opportunities you will experience, Gemini. Be ready when it opens for you. Wishes and dreams could become reality with a little effort – and the right connections.Time to refine that image and know that nobody can take your mojo this year! And nobody can work it quite like you either!
Who moved my mojo? You may be asking that question as ‘22 begins, Gemini. You begin the year with Venus the planet of love and money retrograde in your house of sexy self-empowerment. The answer to the question is: Nobody. Which you, being the retro pro should know. It’s still there, perfectly intact and working fine. You just feel disconnected from it on a temporary basis.
Adding to this is ruler Mercury also retrograde in your 9th from January 14. Which means you begin the year in retroshadow. Mercury will also turn back into your 8th increasing that feeling of mojo disconnect as well as you having to abide by all the retro rules. Which you know by heart. Or should do.
So, in addition to the usual ones, as ‘22 begins this tells you that anything that Venus rules is a no-go area for the time being. Love. Big decisions around money or long term relationships. Step back. Look into those evolving needs. And above all, don’t let people push your buttons or give in to nostalgia. Curate your past love and emotional experiences instead. Look back at times when you have transformed your reactions to situations or people – and changed up the situation as a result.
Watch for flight or fight responses which are simply our primitive selves feeling we are under threat. Instead take a deep breath. Yes, it’s your Keep Calm and Carry On approach that puts you in control of any situation now. Lucky for you, this doesn’t set the tone for the entire year – so again, don’t panic! Renegotiation’s and rebirths are just around the corner for you with two historic conjunctions between Venus and Mars occurring within three weeks of one another. A rare and special event which could turn out to be game-changing for you when it comes to love, money or what you share with someone. At this point, you reclaim that mojo and realise it was never missing to start with.
Work on your relationship with yourself during this first all-important retro cycle as it will be this which ultimately brings about any changes you want to make, Gemini. By March all the planets including your ruler are direct in the sky and you should then have that smooth talking, sexy self-confidence back in full flow. Plus you should emerge with new and clear intentions about what the rest of the year needs to bring you. And the empowerment and desire to go for it.
March 5-6 are dates when you can make your move when it comes to opportunities and solutions which lead to freedom and advancement. The 5th sees the Sun meet Jupiter in your sector of career, recognition and rewards while the 6th sees the second conjunction between Venus and Mars occur in Jupiter’s ruling 9th. All that work you’ve done at the start of the year around self-control and empowerment pays off for you as you are released from limitation and disconnection and back into full flow once more!
This is the year to focus on your goals and to make your move once that initial retro period ends. Sure, ruler Mercury will have its usual backwards cycles later this year plus you have a major retro period in the final quarter with Mars backwards in your sign. But take it for now it’s full throttle forward with those plans and dreams thanks to Jupiter spending half of ‘22 in your 11th starting on May 10.
The focus is on people, groups, connections, friends, bands, parties, clubs, networks and movements. This cycle says be a joiner, not a hermit. Jupiter will work through the people you know, meet and connect with and to during this time. Larger than life, well-traveled, generous and adventurous souls may offer friendship, entree to new circles and support without any agenda or expectation of anything in return. Jupiter in your 11th is all about making three wishes – and setting your expectations for at least one to manifest while Jupiter is in here. Again, the way this may happen is via other people because this is how Jupiter works. People expand your horizons and open your eyes to new worlds of possibilities and experiences.
Jupiter will spend the rest of the year back in your 10th of career and status. These two are linked with who you meet and know opening doors to progress in other ways. As far as your career or status goes, Jupiter makes a once in 165 year meeting to Neptune in your 10th on April 12. This can open up pathways which were previously closed off to you. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to begin a learning journey or cycle of achievement for you. Know what it is you want or where you want to get to and aim high. Especially as you are days away from ruler Mercury landing in your 1st!
This is probably the most important transit of the year for you when it comes to your ambitions. This year’s eclipse axis takes place across your hidden truths and work/wellbeing houses – your 6th and 12th. Three things cannot stay hidden for long – the Sun, the Moon and the truth. And all three are always caught up in an eclipse. So, this tells you that the truth will emerge eventually, but also to use extra caution during these times.
What to watch for: April 30 delivers a partial solar eclipse and a ‘Black’ new Moon in your 12th while Venus and Jupiter meet in your 10th. Opportunities may come in disguise or you may have to look beyond the obvious to find them. Your next eclipse in this house occurs on November 8 – a total lunar eclipse conjunct Uranus. You may discover someone’s hidden agenda or their true colours. But this may take time to emerge. Use all caution now.
The other eclipses occur in your 6th of work, study, wellbeing matters, health, habits, routines and daily responsibilities. The one on May 16 which is a total lunar eclipse in here also coincides with a Mercury retrograde in what is Mercury’s ruling house. With Mercury retro in your 1st. I should not need to over-sell the need to watch and wait. Also if any issues emerge under this eclipse to seek out professional advice if needed. The second eclipse in here will be a partial solar eclipse at the time of the new Moon on October 26. At which point Mars is now retrograde in your 1st. The message here is: Don’t rush into anything!
Mars is in your 1st for an unusually long time this year arriving on August 20 and at this point taking that mojo nuclear. It will however retrograde during the final quarter of the year. Think Mercury retro on steroids. At this point the progress you have been making may slow down. And you may also end up feeling you can’t get your ideas across. But you can create real and lasting self-confidence provided you don’t try to fake it.
Ruler Mercury’s backwards facing dates are from Jan 14 – Feb 4; May 10 – June 3; Sept 10 – Oct 2. And from Dec 29 into 2023. Allow three weeks either side for retroshadow. And with the final 2022 retrograde in your 8th coinciding with Mars still retro in your 1st, please don’t allow any insecurities to resurface and ensure you keep those boundaries intact as others could seek to take advantage.
Get those dreams socially networked!
Jupiter will return to your 10th house at the end of October which coincides with that Mars retro cycle. However, this can help you make adjustments to that career path or leverage the progress you have made to date. Use this period to do just that. If you do need to change jobs or even that direction, mine your network when it comes to that change. Jupiter returns to your 11th on Dec 20th pointing to an extremely social start to ‘23.
Best times for love for you this year will be outside all the retro cycles unless of course you are reconciling with that bae. December 8-9 is a kiss and make up time thanks to the full Moon in your sign conjunct retro Mars and Venus conjunct the Galactic Centre in your 7th. New love, flirtation and attraction rules when Venus is in your 1st during June/July and opposing the Galactic Centre.
To sum up: Wishes will be granted and goals reached this year provided you take whatever steps you can towards realising them. April offers the best time for career moves. Your birthday season for meeting new people and going for that goal. Avoid seeking love during the Mars retrograde in your sign if you can and know where your boundaries are during this period.
Retrogrades rule ‘re’ words as well you know. One of these words is reason. There is a reason why we experience these periods. They are not sent to frustrate and flummox us but for us to review and refine our wants, needs, desires and even when it involves a planet in our 1st – our image and outlook. Reconnecting to your truth, your passion and ultimately your power will be the take-out from Mars in your 1st. While Jupiter will continue to deliver the people who can continue to assist you towards those dreams and experiences this reinvented you needs for ‘23, Gemini!