Happy New Year / New Moon in Capricorn – January 2022

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Happy New Year! We start off the year in the midst of Venus Retrograde (Dec 19-Jan 29), with Mercury Retrograde arriving mid-month. Although Jan 2022 is a new beginning, due to Retrograde energies, things may take longer to manifest or come together. Don’t be discouraged. Remember Divine Timing. This is the time to get clear, plan and take practical actions that will come to fruition later.

Jan 1 has a stimulating Sun-Uranus trine that can activate an aspect of Self that has been dormant or in hiding that leads to something new. This is a wake up call – pay attention to inner urges, desires or impulses that arise, as they are not random; they are flashes of brilliance, creativity or aliveness that are ready to shake things up! Or maybe you’ll experience this via someone in your orbit – should be fun and energizing, so be willing to play or put this into action on the New Moon tomorrow!

The New Moon at 12º Capricorn is on Jan 2 @ 10:33am PST, time to plant seeds for anything you want to begin or grow. Capricorn rules goals, discipline, time, structure and planning, as well as rules and regulations. It rules your Inner Authority, which is about trusting your Self and your Inner Guidance. If you don’t trust yourself, then you’ll seek outside authorities to tell you what to do and how to live, which undermines you being in your power. You can seek advice or info, but you decide what’s right for you at the end of the day.

Capricorn rules boundaries – what you will and won’t accept. This is the time to think about your boundaries for this new year. If you’ve been tolerating anything unwanted, what are you going to do about it? Nobody can cross your boundaries unless you let them, so this is the time for new rules, if they are needed.

Mercury leaves traditional Capricorn to enter progressive Aquarius on Jan 2, allowing you to pursue new solutions or generate innovative ideas when making plans. This is fabulous mental energy for thinking out of the box and brainstorming, perfect for the new year and the New Earth! 

However, Mercury will be turning Retrograde on Jan 14-Feb 3, so whatever you begin in the next few weeks, you’ll be going back over it to make course corrections, so don’t expect completions this month. Plant your seeds, take actions and start a process that will continue through at least late Feb.

Capricorn season is when you make your New Year resolutions, intentions, word or theme for the year – it’s the time for structuring what you want for yourself. How you do this is up to you. Venus Retrograde is in Capricorn – Venus rules your values and what matters to you. This is a great time to contemplate where you are and what your focus is on for the coming year (that you know so far). Your thoughts and intentions have great power, so write them down! 

On Jan 5, Venus sextiles Neptune, a day in which you may feel extra-sensitive. This is beautiful for any spiritual practice, being with loved ones, babies, animals or elders, making or appreciating art or music, or being in nature. If you should feel a longing for something or someone missing (emptiness), this is the time to reach out and connect with a sensitive friend or go within to connect with your Higher Self and ask for guidance. 

Remember, abundant Jupiter in dreamy Pisces creates hope, generosity, sensitivity and connection to All That Is, reminding us that we are All Are One, like many branches on a tree. Pisces feels everything all the time and that’s why it’s a sign of caring and sacrifice. Take good care of yourself and know that your mental health is as important as your physical well being.

Jupiter in Pisces brings blessings, opportunities, beautiful art and music, and service to those in need. Have reverence for the real beauty in the world, which transcends the superficial – it comes from the heart and soul. Jupiter in Pisces softens the energy considerably and smooths rough edges – and co-present with Neptune, it is our New Year’s gift! 

You have a designated path for the coming year and make the most of your Jupiter blessings. May 2022 bless you and your loved ones with good health, well being, beauty, peace and love!

As always, I am grateful for your presence on our journey together. xo

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