This January 2022 horoscope is the first of the year and, astrologically, the year begins with a full-on retrograde season as Venus is already retrograde in Capricorn and Mercury goes into reverse gear on January 14th – so as the year begins we are already in the first shadow phase. Jupiter entered Pisces just before the end of last year and will speed through that sign before entering Aries in May.

There is a lot of emphasis on Capricorn as you would expect in January and some would say our ‘new beginnings’ really take root on January 2nd 2022 with the Capricorn New Moon as New Moons are the time when seeds are planted – even in the depths of winter. Already there is a different feeling to this January compared to last year – though because of the retrograde planets it may not feel as though a great deal has changed.

But hang on in there. This month may not quite mark the clean break with last year that many of us hoped for – but it may help us to come to terms with the past and begin to move on. As usual please read the January 2022 horoscope for your Sun sign, or Ascendant sign – or both – and regardless of what the month has in store for you, have a very Happy New Year!

January 2022 Horoscope: Aries

The New Year sees a real emphasis on what you want to achieve this year so the January 2022 horoscope focuses attention on your career or any other form of ‘public status’ (such as married or single) or the ways in which you are regarded as an ‘authority’ or have an area of expertise. With Venus in Capricorn retrograde, two things stand out. You may be looking again at how you can monetise your ‘expertise’ or improve your career prospects.

As the New Moon also occurs in Capricorn, you may feel a need to make advances as the year begins – although you may feel frustrated at first. Mercury’s approaching retrograde may make it hard for you to get your head around what you need to do. What you need is a little patience right now – and that’s not easy for an Aries. Mars racing through Sagittarius won’t be helping in that respect as you’ll be impatient for some action and you may become feisty if you’re feeling held back in any way.

Fortunately, Jupiter in Pisces may be the cavalry coming over the hill in the nick of time. Everyone needs a little luck and this month you may find it comes your way – even if you don’t see it coming at first. The Full Moon reveals that what you’ve been looking for is much closer to home than you thought it would be. Take some time to think things through and work out what’s really important to you. Working out what your priorities are before you take action will be much more satisfactory than anything you do on impulse.

January 2022 Horoscope: Taurus

The January 2022 horoscope suggests you begin the year determined to extend your range. For a wile now you’ve been enduring chaotic Uranus in your sign and that’s been shaking your life up in so many ways. As a stubborn fixed sign that can’t have been easy for you – but to get through this long Uranus transit you’re going to have to get used to it and make of it what you will. Fortunately, this month’s Capricorn focus is helpful to you – and this is why.

You’re not the kind of person to waste time fantasising about the future as you prefer to be rooted in reality, however, this month sees you looking forward and feeling more adventurous than usual. Your ruling planet Venus is retrograde in Capricorn and this means you’re able to make some plans that accord with your own earthy values. Planning for the future is fine with you if it means financial stability and steady progress. Saturn is resident in the part of your chart that governs such things so proceed with caution may be the message for you this month.

this will be especially so when Mercury turns retrograde. It will be a good time to think things through carefully – and as Mercury moves back from Aquarius to Capricorn, you’ll have the opportunity to compare some new ideas with the tried and tested ones you’ve relied on previously. This really is the time to think things over – but one thing is certain. With Jupiter in Pisces you may have more faith in the future than you thought was possible.

January 2022 Horoscope: Gemini

One thing is certain for you Gemini. There comes a point where you need to draw the line – and as 2022 dawns, you’ve reached that point. The New Moon is suggesting that this is the year of the ‘new you’, particularly where love and/or money are concerned. Venus retrograde in Capricorn means you will be looking carefully at your financial and romantic commitments this month. Of course, the two things may be linked as they often are – so you and your partner may need to have a full and honest discussion about the way you share resources – and so much more.

With Mars in your opposing sign of Sagittarius, that discussion may be passionate and fiery to say the least. You may have a flaming row or a sizzling romance – and being a Gemini you’re likely to have both. That’s fine, but what you really need to be aiming for is an injection of excitement and adventure in your life. Mars loves to move things forward, so use the momentum available to you to move things to another level. Mercury retrograde gives you the opportunity to plan an adventure together – but wait until the retrograde is over before making those plans a reality.

This January 2022 horoscope shows you have a great opportunity to improve your standing in the world. This may be as part of a couple (it’s a great time to make plans to commit or change your status in some way). Outside of that, you may benefit form improved career opportunities or public recognition. The Full Moon also shines on your income and resources sector this month – so if you need to improve your cashflow, this may be the time to do it. Luck is on your side.

January 2022 Horoscope: Cancer

As the year begins, the New Moon seeds some issues in your relationships and with Venus also retrograde in this sector of your chart, you’ll be more than aware that there are some issues you need to resolve. Your January 2022 horoscope suggests that some of those issues may be coming at you through your partner, so it may be your ‘other half’ who is dealing with some financial or legal issues. You are a supportive and understanding soul who believes a trouble shared is a trouble halved.

When Mercury turns retrograde, you’ll find yourself doing just that as you apply your mind to something that affects both of you. Taking on responsibility is something you do surprising well – and when it comes to money matters you can be shrewd and sensible. Those are factors that will work in your favour this month – and you may feel that you are the one who has to take the lead, especially around the time of the Full Moon in your sign. You are more than capable of doing so.

You will find you have a great deal of energy when it comes to organising and being productive this month. However, you are a creature of nervous energy and you may become snappy if you feel that other people aren’t pulling their weight – or doing anything to help themselves. Even for someone as understanding as you, there will be limits to your patience. For the best results this month, console yourself with planning that long distance holiday that is way overdue. Looking forward is always better than looking back. As a Cancer, that’s something to bear in mind.

January 2022 Horoscope: Leo

For you Leo, 2022 begins with a focus on getting your life in some kind of order. You’re a playful kind of person so dealing with the mundane side of life doesn’t come naturally to you. The New Moon in this sector of your chart is planting the seeds of change for you in this area as events show you some of the areas that need your attention – whether it’s daily routines, self-organisation, your job or your attitude to work – it’s all coming under review this month.

Venus retrograde in this sector simply underscores that point. Your January 2022 horoscope really is trying to get you to look again at your value system and how it’s working for you – or otherwise. having enough cash to pay for your lifestyle is a concern to you and this month you have the opportunity to work out the difference between what you want out of life – and simply getting by. Relationships also come under review – and this may help you to stabilise working relationships as well as personal ones.

That said, it’s also a month where you’ll. be putting a lot of energy into having fun. With Mars in Sagittarius, that means going out (any local restrictions permitting) or at least being fun and creative indoors if travel opportunities are more limited. With Jupiter in Pisces, that fun is more likely to be had with a partner. This month you’ll have the opportunity to be generous with your loved one – and you may also see that generosity repaid. It’s a good start of 2022 for Leo.

January 2022 Horoscope: Virgo

The January 2022 horoscope tells me that the year opens on a playful note for Virgo as the seeds are sown for a creative and self-expressive start to the year. Venus retrograde in this sector of your chart focuses your attention on the parts of your life that are often overlooked by a hard working sign like yours. If the Gods are telling you to loosen up and enjoy yourself – then do so as the signs are you’ll be thinking about work before too long.

Mercury retrograde – and Saturn – in your house of ‘daily life’ means you may be re-organising or reviewing how you organise your work and life balance. That comes naturally to you, Virgo, and it may be connected with external changes that need to be accommodated into your daily routine. The Full Moon shining in your house of future prospects suggests that may be so – and you could find yourself dealing with a greater network of people than you have been for a while.

However, be mindful of how changes in your life can impact on other people – especially those you live with. There is the potential for friction at home this month as there is a lot of energy focused on your family sector – try and use that energy constructively. Jupiter in Pisces should help to ensure your personal relationships remain in good shape and you may even have the opportunity to expand your working and professional relationships in a way that benefits you long term. Go with the flow on that – you could end up in a good place.

January 2022 Horoscope: Libra

Yours is one of the Venus signs, and Venus retrograde is making you look at your fundamental values in life. It may not seem like that at the moment however as you may be more pre-occupied with more immediate home and family matters – and these could range from re-considering where you live, how much rent you can afford, whether you can afford to move, redecorate the house – or even who you want to live with. They are big questions to start the New Year with.

One of the issues you have is that your mind will be racing this month and some of your ideas may be big – if a little impractical. Also, you’re going to be busy – and maybe some of you will be making more car journeys than usual. By the middle of the month, the Full Moon will be shining on the career sector of your chart and with Mercury retrograde in the creative and ‘fun’ sector of your chart, it’s possible it may feel like ‘all work and no play’ for a few weeks – especially with Saturn also close by.

However, Mercury retrograde is giving you time to stop and think about how much you’re enjoying life – or not. Many of you may feel that you’re able to really focus on the things that matter to you. Some of you may wake up to the fact that you’re not getting a sense of satisfaction at all. Regardless of which camp you fall into, that Pisces Jupiter will give you the opportunity to approach your life work balance with optimism – and if better opportunities exist elsewhere? Go for it – though you may find there’s a great deal of work for you closer to home.

January 2022 Horoscope: Scorpio

The January 2022 horoscope opens with a lot on your mind. And perhaps it’s your mind that’s the issue here. How you communicate, your attitudes, the things occupying your mind could be up for change this month as the New Moon plants a few doubts about how effective you may be in this department. Of course, it may be that you have a lot to think about. Venus retrograde here may show that you’re prone to dark thoughts (you are a Scorpio after all) and perhaps it’s time to lighten up.

Venus here may also indicate that your values are something you need to think about too. And money. Cash – and how to get some – could be the focus of you attention in January. Make some plans but don’t do anything rash – although you will feel inclined to take immediate action with Mars racing through your income sector. Mars here in Sagittarius could also indicate some big expenditure – whether that’s necessary or an extravagance – only you will know – but your bank account could feel the heat this month.

You may also need to be prepared to review some plans concerning your home and family. Mercury retrograde may bring a few glitches around the house. Electrical items may seem as if they have a mind of their own – but the real message is that you probably need to attend to a few installations that may be getting too old to be reliably functional. Replacing a few ‘outworn things’ may be the order of the day. You need make your life more secure – the Full Moon will tell you all you need to know about leaving the past behind.

January 2022 Horoscope: Sagittarius

As a Sagittarius you have a restless soul and as 2022 opens you will be concerned with the things that you value. And what are they? Venus retrograde in Capricorn is making you look again at what you feel is good for you – and what is not. You may also be concerned about your expenditure – can you really afford the things you want, and if not, what are you going to do about it. There’s also the possibility you’ll be confronted with something that you can’t afford not to do – and the New Moon may start the ball rolling on that, even if you don’t realise it just yet.

One of the themes you will realise this month, is that there are some things you need to leave behind you. There will be decisions to be made and some lines drawn in the sand, so it will be unsurprising if, for much of this month, you seem rather more serious than usual. Mercury retrograde is making you look at the fine print and you’ll discover you need to consider all of the options to work out the best way forward for the rest of the year.

Fortunately, there are two things you have in your favour. First, you have a lot of energy and the will to make things happen. Whatever you decide to do, you’ll have no problem in owning it. The only issue you may have is you may be too impetuous or forthright in your actions – but as an Archer I think you’ll live with that. Second, you’ll find a lot of support on the home front for whatever it is you decide to do. You have a desire to expand your base of operation – and this is the time to make those plans.

January 2022 Horoscope: Capricorn

It may seem as though you’re in the spotlight this month as Capricorn seems to be where the action is. The January 2022 horoscope is an active one for you – but it’s also one which shows you’re going to have to consider whether you’re presenting yourself in the best light. January is the month which makes you feel like a new person as you experience the New Year in a real and personal sense. The future is open before you – so what are you going to do with it?

That fresh start involves looking again at your personal style. This may involve a visit to the hair stylist or it may be more profound than that – as in how you engage with the world through your relationships, cultural pursuits or your sense of self-worth. Issues of self-worth may be important to you this month – and learning to value yourself and your contribution to the world may be something you need to remember to do. It’s a message that will be brought home to you as Mercury turns retrograde mid-month in your house of values.

There may be times you long to run away from a few things – and you may dream of travelling far away. There will be natural frustration if you can’t do that right now – but use that escapist energy to visualise how you can make improvements to the world around you. Jupiter in Pisces means you won’t be short of imagination and, as you’re a grounded and practical soul, making those dreams a reality is something you can do if you put your mind to it. Make a difference this month.

January 2022 Horoscope: Aquarius

The January 2022 horoscope focuses on the big picture, though for many of you, it may feel difficult to find a sense of focus at all as the New Year begins. A New Year can be a strange time. Sometimes you know exactly what you want to achieve and at other times, you have no idea what to expect. The latter place is where we find you Aquarius. Venus retrograde is making you feel as if you’ve no idea what you want, or where you’re headed. Alternatively, everything may feel wonderful – but is that so? You may have started the year wearing rose tinted spectacles…

And you’re likely to be in a generous mood. Jupiter has landed in your house of cash – and that can work in several ways. Anything from a windfall to a massive bill is possible with this placement – and you may experience both. You’re likely to want to spend – and not think about the consequences – which is fine if you can afford it, less so if you can’t, so curb your enthusiasm in the January sales as you may need that cash later in the month.

The Full Moon suggests you need to get your house in order, and Mercury turning retrograde around the same time may make you think twice about the way you approach life in general. Saturn is still transiting through your sign and that has tended to focus your attention on the more serious side of life. It’s a responsible approach but it’s one that may be making you forget the lighter side of life. This Mercury retrograde presents you with the opportunity to try and find a balance between being a Grinch and the responsible adult in the room. Try and tip that balance the right way.

January 2022 Horoscope: Pisces

The January 2022 horoscope sees you in an expansive and optimistic mood. Jupiter has entered your sign – and suddenly the world seems a better place. Like many things at present, that mood may be infectious and, as the year begins, your joy seems to inspire faith in everyone you meet. And meeting people is something that’s on the agenda for you in January. Venus retrograde in Capricorn is making you think seriously about your social networks – and the value you derive from them. If you’ve been taking friends for granted (or you feel you have been treated in this way) then now is the time to review who is worthy of your attention – and who is not.

How will you make that call? It may be things like shared values, shared pleasures or how much they make you feel good. Mercury retrograde will be reminding you that you don’t need to be burdened by anything that makes you feel low – yet you may feel as though you have a lot to offer those who may be in exactly that situation. Working out ways to be more compassionate and bring joy into people’s lives may be a stellar message for you this month – especially around the time of the Full Moon.

This is also likely to be an ambitious month for you. You’re not quite done with the material world and you may find the New Year gives you and energy boost that you’re happy to put into a new career project. Some of you may be dealing with a new status in life – and as 2022 opens it’s likely you’ll meet that with passion and enthusiasm. However, there is the potential for clashed with those in authority – your boundless optimism doesn’t mean you can get away with everything. Be warned.

© Sara Shipman 2021

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