HAPPY NEW YEAR!
The year gets off to an energetic start filled with inspiration, goodwill, and confidence. This week the New Moon is sending out uplifting vibes to Uranus. New Year’s Day and this week is an excellent time for planning and writing out your resolutions and getting in touch with the thoughts and ideas that motivate you. Be strong, and dare to think outside the box as a means of achieving your goals, because this is an excellent lucky period and no time for conformity.
The trine between the Sun in Capricorn and Uranus in Taurus on January 1st lets the year 2022 begin with a quiet promise: Things are starting to move. It would be naïve to assume that all problems will just resolve themselves. But the inactivity and numbness we’ve experienced all too often over the past two years will quietly fade over the next few months. The important impulses in January come from the signs of Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces. The events thus take place between the poles of state power, personal freedom and collective responsibility. Pluto in Capricorn has an important role to play in this, and we could get to see some distinct power politics over the next few weeks. However, with Jupiter in Pisces (from December 29, 2021), a new and probably welcome undertone will be heard.
The first New Moon of the year on January 2nd also speaks a clear language. The Capricorn New Moon trines Uranus in Taurus, and Mercury moves into Aquarius on the same day. Don’t wait for better times but pragmatically try to improve your personal situation now. Your personal stability is the basis that enables you to work for others.
However, changes are afoot this month and throughout 2022. Venus continues to be retrograde since December 19 until January 29. Do a review of what you value as well as what or who no longer holds energy for you.
Communications planet Mercury turns retrograde in Aquarius on January 14th and will slip back into Capricorn by the time the cycle finishes on February 3rd. It is time to reconnect with old friends and associates, as well as to explore new groups and organizations. This is the time to research new technology upgrades, improve your computer skills, or learn the newest innovative thing coming down the pike. Both Venus and Mercury retrograde pass over Pluto, and that means something or someone needs to be released, including your old attitudes, beliefs and behaviors.
By the middle of the month, the spiritual destiny nodes of the moon will move into Taurus and Scorpio. Those of you who have these Karmic Nodes will feel a jolt if new energy. This helps you get serious about choices, or at least to narrow down extensive possibilities you have been thinking about for the last 1 1/2 year while they passed through Gemini and Sagittarius.
In the coming months, we will be reminded more often than not that we are one humanity. The ideologically colored disputes of the last months lose some intensity and also allow more differentiated views again.
The New Moon in Capricorn is on January 2nd. The earth element is very strong now, so tend to practical matters. Although that may sound like a boring way to begin the year, it is good to begin fresh and under solid footing.
Keep in mind that love and money Venus has been retrograde since Dec. 19thand continues through Jan. 29th so it important to get in touch with what you value and what you are ready to release. That includes old attitudes, beliefs and behavior in addition to people and activities.
A sacred Sabain Symbol for this New Moon is good to meditate on for personal meaning ” A fire worshiper meditates on the ultimate realities of existence.” Fire is often a symbol for connecting on higher spiritual realms as well as fast, sudden changes, so invest some time in strengthening the connection to your higher self as the New Year begins.
Monday morning is quiet so start the workweek off in a gentle way. The Moon will be making a swift series of conjunctions with Venus, Pluto, Mercury and Saturn on Monday and Tuesday, guaranteeing positive feelings of support and togetherness.
Gentleness continues as sensual Venus makes harmony to spiritual Neptune on Wednesday morning. Have a conversation where you blend spiritual and earthly matters. Wednesday and Friday are highly creative days, perfect for working on artistic and group projects. This gentleness continues as the Moon moves through psychic Pisces Thursday and Friday.
People will be able to leave their egos behind on Friday to harmoniously collaborate; however things may not progress too far by too much goofing off. Enjoy this lazy, playful energy and put off heavy thinking to another day.
An Aries Moon on Saturday increases assertiveness, and is generally favorable in relationships as the Sun aligns well with romance planet Venus. Just don’t push too hard. This day is an excellent time for hanging out with friends or going out on a date. If you’re single, start flirting!
Sunday’s energy is much more focused. If you laze around you will begin to get restless along with frustration. Sunday, Jan. 9th is about getting things done.