Happy New Year! We usher in 2022 with a new moon in Capricorn on January 2, the perfect time to write out your yearly intentions. Along with the new moon, Mercury enters Aquarius, bringing unique, thoughtful energy that will help you generate new ideas and goals for the year ahead.
Mercury goes into retrograde in Aquarius on January 14, which may inspire you to reflect on the issues facing your life and humanity at large. We have a full moon in Cancer on January 17, which is the perfect opportunity to close any unresolved matters of the heart and cry cathartic tears for any past hurts that are still weighing you down. It’s the perfect time to consider what you’re still holding on to, and how you can let it go and step outside of your comfort zone to begin anew, wiser from lessons learned.
Aquarius season begins on January 20, putting a spotlight on the issues that pervade today’s society. Take some time to think about how you can be a catalyst for the change you wish to see in the world. Mars enters Capricorn on the 24, giving you the opportunity to consider how you can achieve your financial goals for the year ahead, and the drive to forge ahead and get ‘er done.
You’re a go-getter, Aries, and you’re not afraid to work for the things you want. As you consider your goals for the new year, be honest with yourself about how long it will take to achieve them. Your patience and endurance may be tested in the coming months, and it’s important you pay attention to details, rather than rushing through to get things done. Make sure your heart is in the right place as you set your goals and work toward them. Create a plan that lets you set aside time to rest and recharge so you don’t burn out and lose your passion and motivation.
Self-reflection is on the menu for you this month, Taurus. Are you working on things that feed your soul and get you truly excited? If you’ve lost your motivation or feel like your heart isn’t in it anymore, be honest with yourself about what you’re facing. Consider what you can do that aligns with your values and makes you truly happy. Be honest with yourself about the ways in which prioritizing comfort has held you back from pursuing what you truly want to do. Spend some time thinking about your boundaries and how you can hold them when others attempt to cross them in the weeks ahead.
You’ll be walking a fine line this month, Gemini, between taking the lead in your closest relationships, and taking control without considering the perspectives of others. Dig deep to consider what your experiences are teaching you, rather than just looking at them on the surface. Once you really consider what you need from others and yourself, you may find that you need less material things and more meaningful connections with others and the work you do. Don’t let your inner voice bully you or others, and expect a major transformation as you grow in depth, maturity, and understanding.
You’re used to others spilling their hearts out to you, and telling you what they need, Cancer. But this month turns the tables; it’s your turn to take the lead when you typically don’t, and to share what you truly need from others. Work on openly communicating and let go of any old habits that leave you licking your wounds on your own, expecting others to read your mind. Consider how your insecurities and expectations have held you back in the past. Let go of habits that keep you from sharing who you are underneath all of those layers of security. Your loved ones need you to be forthcoming and take the lead in telling them what you need.
This is the time for you to face your responsibilities head-on, Leo, and tackle the to-do list you’ve been neglecting. Make it your task this month to get things done that you’ve previously ignored. By mid-month, you may struggle to have a healthy work-life balance. Remember: your wellbeing is most important, so ask for help when you need it. Take a friend to run errands, ask a coworker for help on a project, and you’ll find it’s much easier to get through your list without burning yourself out.
You may feel a little distracted from your goals this month, Virgo, as new ideas, people, and social distractions keep you from reaching your them. Remember to focus on what matters most for you — don’t get swept away by fixing other people’s problems. By mid-month, you’ll feel inspired to pair some creativity with your work. Don’t be afraid to explore new ways of doing things, and find ways to make previously laborious or tedious tasks more fun. Once you redirect your focus to the people and projects that truly matter, you’ll feel more energetic and optimistic.
Letting go of the people and things that no longer align with your best interests isn’t easy, but now’s the time to do it, Libra. Consider what you want out of life — work, relationships, and how you spend your free time. Remember the saying, “When one door closes, another opens?” Well, it’s true. And you’ll do yourself a favor by remembering that letting go invites new, more positive things into your life that align with your goals, values, and needs. While you’re saying goodbye to some things, remember to be gentle with others who may not be as enthusiastic about these changes as you are.
Working to be understood and heard is a theme for you this month, Scorpio. Don’t let your thoughts run away from you, and don’t get bogged down by worrying and overthinking. Instead, find ways to express your feelings without letting them bring you down. Resist the urge to close yourself off from the world, and instead practice heartfelt communication. Being vulnerable isn’t easy, but sharing your thoughts and feelings is far better than being misunderstood. Let go of your defenses and focus on what you can control, rather than worrying about what you can’t.
Get serious about your daily routines, Sagittarius. While it’s fun to fly by the seat of your pants, accomplishing your goals requires self-discipline and structure. Try not to let your insecurities run the show — we all experience self-doubt, but you can’t let it prevent you from going after what you want. If you share your goals with others who don’t seem to get it, focus instead on why you want the things you do and how to achieve them, rather than worrying about how others perceive you. By mid-month you’ll feel stronger in your resolve, knowing that you are making the right moves to live your best life.
Before you write your intentions out for the year and month ahead, spend some time reflecting on your values, Capricorn. Consider how you can ensure you are living your values in your day-to-day-life. When you know your actions are aligned with your values, you’ll feel more self-confident and sure of who you are and what you are achieving. You may notice a shift in your relationships as you focus on being the best version of yourself, and trust that your relationships will change along with you. It’s okay to prioritize yourself (rather than work, or the needs of others) from time to time in order to figure out what you want out of life and love.
You’re a master manifester, Aquarius, but you may find yourself riddled with self-judgement, letting fear of the unknown prevent you from doing and getting what you want. Some awareness of how you hold yourself back goes a long way. If you find yourself getting swept away in someone else’s problems, bring your thoughts back to your own life. What healthy lifestyle habits can you implement that will improve your emotional and mental health? Consider how you can add self-care to your day-to-day routine, and watch yourself blossom and the universe open up and deliver what (and who) you need.
Get to work, Pisces, achieving your dreams. While waiting for things to happen is easy, you’ll begin the year with an urge to take action. Your interactions with others — loved ones, friends, and society at large — takes center stage. Insecurities and self-doubt can color your perception of reality, so remember to confide in trusted confidantes for their perspectives. It may be tempting to shut yourself off from the world, but communicating with those you trust is more important than hiding away. By mid-month, you’ll find yourself surrounded by support, as long as you allow others to care for you the way you so easily care for others.