Monthly Astrological Forecast : JANUARY 2022                                                     

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ARIES

You’ll find it’s an excellent time to reconnect with friends with Mercury entering Aquarius on the 2nd. They’ll hold the key to helping you gain a better sense of your life’s direction.

The New Moon in Capricorn on the 2nd is a great time to start fresh plans for rapid success in your career. Recognition for your hard work will be forthcoming. Your strong leadership abilities will be the talk of much positive conversation at work.

Naughty Mercury turns retrograde on the 14th, instilling havoc with relationships with friends. Don’t fall for his tricks and make snap judgements on others’ loyalty to you. All the facts may not be presented and you can foolishly break off ties with trusted allies.

The Full Moon in Cancer on the 17th reveals a better balance must be established in your life with career and home. Ignoring one at the cost of the other can come at a high price.

Uranus, the Great Awakener, turns direct on the 18th. He’ll egg you on to take some tremendous gambles with finances. Use extreme caution before you take any risky plunges with investments. His urgings have a way of either bringing in a ton of money or losing it all in a dramatic matter.

With Mars entering Capricorn on the 24th, you become a virtual ball of fire at work. Career goals will take center stage. However, take care in your rush to the top that you don’t rub others the wrong way. Even if you know someone is wrong, use tact and diplomacy. Management will not take kindly to any overt aggressiveness on your part.

Venus turns direct on the 29th and reinstates your sterling reputation at work. You may have fumbled a bit with her retrograde motion. Yes, you may have committed more than one embarrassing faux pas. However, you’re back as a winner at work. Management will applaud your style.

 

TAURUS

Mercury enters Aquarius on the 2nd and helps your ideas gain acceptance by management. Self-employed Bulls should use Mercury’s vibes to promote their businesses and offer fantastic sales deals to the public.

The New Moon in Capricorn on the 2nd may make you impatient with following regular routines. There is a strong desire now to break from preconceived ideas and beliefs. Expanding your mind by taking a stimulating course or workshop, may be the fix needed.

Mercury goes into an annoying retrograde on the 14th. A multitude of difficulties may pop up at work all due to communicational static.  What you say, do, or write at this time can be taken out of context. So be impeccable with your public behavior. This is one of the worst times to make a job change. Stay put and wait the retrograde out. However, it is excellent for reapplying for a position.

The Full Moon in Cancer on the 17th may render you too emotional in speech. Temper your responses and try not to jump to conclusions over what someone says or does.

The Great Awakener, Uranus, turns direct on the 18th. You’ll start to feel the full impact of his promptings. He will, without warning, propel you into demanding more freedom of expression. Guard against allowing sudden impulses at impromptu moments to have you surrender to erratic behavior.

With Mars entering Capricorn on the 24th, you will become discontent with your life’s direction. An immense urge to break free of the everyday confines of existence will take control. Taking a long-distance trip can open up new vistas of adventure. In the process of learning about other cultures, you can learn a lot about yourself too.

Your ruling planet Venus turns direct on the 29th. Finally, you’ll start to feel in sync with the rest of the universe. If pesky legal issues appeared under her retro, they can be resolved in your favor. Bulls desiring to spread their wings and book a flight can get a fantastic travel package.

 

GEMINI

Mercury enters fellow air sign Aquarius on the 2nd and you start to see things in their true perspective. Allow your imagination to freely take flight and explore expansive new directions.

If you have sought a loan or mortgage but were turned down, try reapplying with the New Moon in Capricorn on the 2nd. Needed funds should tend to be readily available.  Make an appointment with your financial planner to go over the new tax structure to invest the additional money now coming to you.

Mischievous Mercury goes into retrograde on the 14th.  If there is a course or test you have failed in the past, retake it. His retrograde will actually help you pass it now. Gemini writers must double proofread and edit, and edit again, all literary works and contracts. Long-distance travel is usually frowned upon during Mercury’s backward spin. However, you can revisit a place of happy memories and have a dream vacation.

The Full Moon in Cancer on the 17th can leave you open to unscrupulous people trying to take financial advantage of you through an investment or loan. Guard against reckless impulses urging you to buy impulsively. You’ll regret it later on.

The Great Awakener, Uranus, turns direct on the 18th. Try as you may to hide them, some dark secrets may become exposed. Best not to reveal anything personal to anyone, no matter how much you trust them.

Mars enters Capricorn on the 24th, and you may have difficulties with joint funds. Your partner may not see eye-to-eye with your spending ideas. They will tend to be more conservative while you may want to splurge. Try to reach a comfortable middle ground.

Venus turns direct on the 29th. Denied loans or extensions of credit may be approved under her change in direction. Problems with partners over finances can be resolved in an affable manner.

 

CANCER

When Mercury transits into Aquarius on the 2nd,  try listening to your gut instincts. It won’t steer you wrong in making important business decisions. You can safely go by what you feel and sense about the person or proposal.

The New Moon in Capricorn on the 2nd finds you busy with an abundance of new clients. The energy which you pour into establishing these solid relationships will pay off with many future business referrals.

Mercury turns retrograde on the 14th and reigns havoc with your finances. Avoid like the plague taking out any new loans or mortgages. They may prove to be hard, if not impossible, to payoff. Forego new business investments. Some heated issues may develop with handling joint finances.

The Full Moon in Cancer on the 17th may have others testing and questioning your leadership abilities. This is not the time to crawl into your shell, but stand your ground.

Uranus, the planet of revolution, turns direct on the 18th. He’ll be shaking up ties which you have with friends.  Those who’ve been a limiting force in your life will fall suddenly by the wayside. New bonds will be established with those who provide a clearer vision and help in attaining your true potential.

With Mars entering Capricorn on the 24th, you roll up your sleeves to work on improving relationships. Your other half has felt ignored for too long. Make plans to spend more time together to avoid strife. Business partners may become too bossy with pushing their personal agenda. Clients will keep you on your toes with some unrealistic demands.

Venus turns direct on the 29th. Finally, a sense of balance and order will start to be restored with your relationships. You will see clearly which ones should be reinforced and how to go about accomplishing it. The ones which should be let go of, you will have the common sense to do it. Clients, who haven’t heard from during her retro, will start to reemerge.

 

LEO

With Mercury entering Aquarius on the 2nd, you should not fall prey to second guessing yourself in making important decisions. If you need to get an opinion from a trusted source, do so. However, don’t vacillate or you may lose out on an excellent opportunity.

The New Moon in Capricorn on the 2nd is timely for implementing new procedures on the job. Co-workers will be able to readily grasp the innovative systems and utilize them easily.

Mercury turns retrograde on the 14th and brings disruptions with your close personal relationships and partners. Issues which you thought were resolved and forgotten will be dug up. They’ll have to be aired out and settled if there is to be a future with the relationship. Do not get engaged or married under this Mercury retrograde.

The Full Moon in Cancer on the 17th strengthens and enhances your intuitive abilities. However, you may become a little too sensitive to others’ negative energies and need to spend some quality time alone.

Uranus, the Great Awakener, will turn direct on the 18th. Thinking outside the box in ways to achieve new career goals will pave the path to success. A lot of surprising and totally unexpected twists and turns await you. Taking an innovative direction is the only course to follow.

Mars enters Capricorn on the 24th and has you attacking projects with the fortitude of a five-star general. Work assignments will be tackled with an iron will. Employees though may experience some difficulty working for you. Try not to roar but give commanding purrs.

Venus turns direct on the 29th. Since her retrograde last month, you’ve probably felt like the world was spinning backwards too with career and work matters. Calm and order can now be re-established in your life.  You’ll also be getting along in a more harmonious fashion with co-workers and employees.

 

VIRGO

When Mercury enters Aquarius on the 2nd, you must stifle the urge to point out others’ mistakes to them at the workplace. It will not be appreciated now, and it will only be interpreted as you being overly critical.

The New Moon’s rays in Capricorn on the 2nd will turn your thoughts to love and romance. Single Virgos, not happy with the status quo, will make a concerted effort to go out and meet potential matches. Attached Virgos will demand more affection and passion from their lover.

Just as things were flowing along smoothly, Mercury is up to his old mischievous tricks and turns retrograde on the 14th. Teamwork projects can suffer from constant mix-ups with communications. Work schedules will be thrown out of whack. Stay as flexible as possible and go with the flow.

The Full Moon in Cancer on the 17th can cause a shake up with either a group you belong to or with a close friend. It may be time to make the decision if you want to break off or air out the petty grievances and stay friends. 

Uranus, the Great Awakener, stops his backward spin and turns direct on the 18th. As a result, you may go through a transformative altering of strongly held beliefs. What you espouse as dogma will now go through some intense metamorphosis. Virgos, who are in school, may suddenly decide to change majors. Long-distance trips will be packed full of totally unexpected happenings and people.

Mars enters Capricorn on the 24th, and you vow to make time for yourself and stick to it. Creative projects, which were put aside, will now be dusted off and tackled. You will work on getting the sizzle back into your romantic relationship.

When Venus turns direct on the 29th, creative inspiration will return full force back into your life. She’ll smile upon unattached Virgos and bring worthy candidates for their heart. Relationships with your children will return to a more understanding and loving vibe. They may actually start to see the true value in your guidance and like home schooling.

 

LIBRA

Mercury enters Aquarius on the 2nd, and you start to think in an accelerated mental level. Ideas and new concepts are easily grasped and put to use. A new speculative venture may be proposed to you and can turn out to be quite lucrative.

The New Moon in Capricorn on the 2nd presents an opportunity to mend some fences with family members. Try to put your own inner emotional needs ahead of others. It is not being selfish. If you don’t have a self, you can’t give it.

Rascally Mercury turns retrograde on the 14th. As a result, your creative energy may start to dry up. You’ll be forced to find new and innovative sources of inspiration. A love from the past may resurface out of the blue, but is still giving you mixed messages. Libras with children may experience a total lack of communication with them.

The Full Moon in Cancer on the 17th shines a bright light on your career. If you’ve kept your nose to the grindstone the past month, a big promotion may be in the wings. If you’ve slacked off with responsibilities then a negative review might be your reward.

Uranus, the Great Awakener, turns direct on the 18th. In the process he will cause quite a bit of havoc for you with joint monies, retirement funds, taxes, and insurance matters. Look twice before you leap and make any radical changes in these areas.

Mars enters Capricorn on the 24th, and there are no more excuses for not completing home projects. Some latent hostilities may surface from family members. They have felt ignored by you for months due to your busy career. It’s best to put out the fires by spending more time with them.

Your ruling planet Venus turns direct on the 29th. If you’ve had property sitting on the market, eager buyers will now be knocking at your door. The lines of love and communication between yourself and family members starts to become untangled. Beautification projects for the home can be put into successful motion.

 

SCORPIO

Mercury enters Aquarius on the 2nd--his passage affords you an opportunity to share your hopes, wishes, and dreams with family members. Due to hectic work schedules, you all may have drifted into isolated worlds. Now you can build a lasting bridge based on increased communications.

The New Moon in Capricorn on the 2nd is an excellent time to sign up for some classes or workshops. You will be able to pick up and comprehend new concepts with greater ease.

Mercury goes into retrograde on the 14th and causes mass confusion at home, causing difficulties in communicating with family. You will become increasingly aware of how childhood conditioning is affecting your present personal situations and decisions. A family member may seek to reconcile with you.

Full Moon in Cancer on the 17th presents an ingenious way to settle any pending legal issues. Those attending school can finish papers and receive a high grade in the process. If self-employed, spare no expense in advertising your business.

The Great Awakener, Uranus, turns direct on the 18th. He’ll be shaking up your close inter-personal relations and partnerships. They can’t be depended upon now and will be acting quite erratic at unexpected times. Those relationships which you feel have been a limiting influence will end without warning. New ties will be established with unique individuals.

Mars enters Capricorn on the 24th, and your mind is bombarded with a multitude of new ideas. The challenge will be to see them to fruition and not let them turn you into a scatterbrain. Try not to come across as being overly forceful in conversations. Your famous stinger has to be kept in check.

Venus turns direct on the 29th, and things start to calm down between yourself and siblings and neighbors.  You can now extend the peace pipe to them and resolve heated differences. Her retrograde motion may have stifled your great sales ability. However, Venus is back on track with helping you promote and close successful deals.

 

SAGITTARIUS

Mercury enters Aquarius on the 2nd, filling you with an insatiable curiosity and desire to learn new things. Try not to scatter your energies. Instead pick one subject and study it to the max.

The New Moon in Capricorn on the 2nd shines positive lunar vibes for both expanding an existing business or starting a new one. Offers come in for extra work on the side, overtime, or new gigs. Take advantage of as many of the money-making opportunities as you can.

Mischievous Mercury turns your life upside down by going retrograde on the 14th. Schedules and appointments can become all mixed up. Confusion will reign with all forms of communication for you. Take your car to the shop for a check-up and any needed repairs before he goes retrograde. Promises made by you and to you from others have a slim chance of ever being fulfilled.

The Full Moon in Cancer on the 17th forces you to analyze what should stay in your life and what needs to be terminated. Shared partnership money may come up for review. It might be best to put the brakes on extravagant, ill-conceived spending desired by your business or marriage partner for at least the time being.

Uranus, known astrologically as the Great Awakener, turns direct on the 18th. He’ll be causing some totally unexpected upheavals at the job and with co-workers. Schedules will be almost impossible to keep. A total transformation at work may take place during the next few months. Your company may restructure and as a result shift positions around or eliminate some.

Mars entering Capricorn on the 24th can prove to be a blessing or a curse for Sagittarius. On one hand, you can seek out new ways to boost your income and line your pockets with cash. On the other hand, Mars will tempt you to blow it all on unnecessary expenses. The choice is yours on how you use the energy.

Venus turns direct on the 29th. Life will take on a more harmonious note. Your head will be screwed on better with making sound financial decisions. New ways to increase your income and saving should be given a serious look-over.

 

CAPRICORN

Mercury transits into Aquarius on the 2nd. New ideas will be proposed which will lead to better financial gains in the coming year. Practical changes, not requiring tremendous sacrifice, can be implemented and result in an increase with funds.

The New Moon in your sign on the 2nd is a time of new beginnings for Capricorns. So, plan on setting a new course into action. Changes which you have contemplated doing for months should now be launched. It’s time to spiff up your appearance too and maybe update your current look.

Mercury throws you a curve ball with finances when he turns retrograde on the 14th. Be prepared to experience possible delays with receiving funds due. Thoroughly double check all charges to your credit cards. Since there’s a strong likelihood of not being satisfied with purchases made, keep all receipts so you can return them.

The Full Moon in Cancer on the 17th shines a bright light on relationship issues. Both business and romantic partners can be overly touchy and sensitive. Handle them with kid gloves and be prepared to listen to their complaints.

Uranus, the Great Awakener, turns direct on the 18th. Your many creative talents will go through a virtual renaissance. However, your artistic creations run the risk of being too much ahead of the times for others to truly appreciate. Goats with children should anticipate the totally unexpected from them in the months to come. Uranus can also bring in an unexpected pregnancy.

Mars enters Capricorn on the 24th and injects you with a cosmic vitamin shot. You’ll become all systems go. Things once seen as too formidable will now be tackled with gusto. Avoid coming across as being too pushy. Otherwise, people will interpret your behavior as being too aggressive.

Goats will be breathing a sigh of relief when Venus finally turns direct on the 29th.  Your inborn class and personable way of handling difficult people and situations will be fully restored.

 

AQUARIUS

With Mercury entering your sign on the 2nd, you’ll be talking up a storm. Getting your ideas across to others will be easy, and you’ll do it in a very entertaining manner. You’ll want to travel more too, due to an increased sense of inner restlessness.

The New Moon in Capricorn on the 2nd increases your psychic abilities. Dreams will take on an added potent dimension offering sound advice. You will be able to decipher other’s body language for your advantage.

Trickster Mercury turns retrograde on the 14th. He may make it uncharacteristically difficult for you to fully express yourself.  You can become too self-conscious on how you appear and sound to others. Do not make any major changes to your physical appearance with plastic surgery, implants, tattoos, etc. or you will regret it later.

The Full Moon in Cancer on the 17th has your job performance under scrutiny. If there’s a joint project needing to be completed, you may have to take up the major portion of the load and finish it yourself.

Uranus, the Great Awakener, turns direct on the 18th, and in the process, rattles the very foundations of your life. Matters at home become extremely chaotic. Unexpected company may just drop in at the worst possible moments. You may become so unsettled with your current surroundings that you decide out of the blue to move.

You may be hit with bouts of insomnia when Mars enters Capricorn on the 24th. Where projects are concerned, you’ll do your best work by going it alone. If others get involved, they will only slow your own thinking processes down or sabotage it.

Venus turns direct on the 29th, and things with your love life start to clear up. You are less likely to fall for a pathetic sob story. However, you will give your all to those who are truly in need.

 

PISCES

Mercury transits into Aquarius on the 2nd, and you may be tempted to stroll down memory lane. If you do, examine past actions in a healthy way that’s good. However, don’t fall down the rabbit hole in the process and get swallowed by regrets.

The New Moon in Capricorn on the 2nd presents opportunities for you to join groups or organizations. By testing the waters, you will expand your friendship base with like-minded souls.

Mercury turns naughty on the 14th by going retrograde. As a result, you may have to rely more on your intuition when making important decisions instead of logic. Your dreams will take on a new vividness and their messages will prove invaluable in guidance.

The Full Moon in Cancer on the 17th has you bursting with creative inspiration begging to be implemented. Fish with children may have their hands full dealing with a lot of excess drama from them.

Uranus, the Great Awakener, turns direct on the 18th. Your thinking boarders on the brilliant, but totally unconventional. Ideas pop in and may even appear to be eccentric or quirky to others. However, if they’re put to use, their results will amaze all. Your social media presence takes on a totally new exciting vibe.

Mars enters Capricorn on the 24th, and you actively pursue ways of making new friends. Getting out and volunteering for a worthy cause will erase some karma and help you meet quality, like-minded people.

Venus turns direct on the 29th and directs your attention to friendships.  Plan a group event where ties can be strengthened and restored with your buddies.