As you move into the New Year you might find that you are spending just as much time looking back as you are looking to the future, with a lack of urgency giving you time to pause. With the dwarf planet Eris still in retrograde motion in Aries, Jupiter not only in his first full month in a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart but having just returned on 29th December, Venus in retrograde motion in your career sector and Uranus in your income sector, there is an almost universal call to hold back. Even Mercury, who will help to get this professional year off to a good start will retrograde back into your career sector on 26th January. However, these are not roadblocks and are instead speedbumps, lowering the speed in a way that will give you better control, stopping the year from running away from you from the start. While Eris will turn direct in Aries on 11th January, Uranus in your income sector on 19th January and Venus in your career sector on 29th January, Jupiter is not only in a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart to stay but along with dreamy Neptune is making daydreaming a new occupation. This has brought you to the start of what is normally the 12 month wind down of your current 12 year Jupiter cycle. Instead, Jupiter is racing through and in May will return to Aries to begin a new 12 year Jupiter cycle. This makes 2022 a year of endings but also for major new beginnings. Meanwhile, life goes on and the year gets off to a busy but also potentially lucrative start, with career and income matters set to evolve in tandem both this month and over the coming months. There is also a growing focus on your social life, friendship, teamwork and networking, even though Jupiter left your friendship sector at the end of last month. Meanwhile, until leaving an adventurous part of your chart on 26th January, Mars will continue to fuel a passion for adventure and a hunger for life’s richer experiences.
Because the Moon made its last visits to your romantic and relationship sectors for 2021 in the days on either side of Christmas, you will have to wait until later in the month for its return. This gives you time to get on with the business of adjusting to and getting your head around this brand new year and the very different dynamics in play. With no planetary activity in either your romantic or relationship sectors, the Moon’s monthly visits have become a lot more important, making these days that need to be ring fenced and where this needs to be your number one priority. Equally important is the Moon’s return to your communication sector each month, making it easier to give your emotional responses and relationships a voice and therefore keep the communication lines open. The Moon will make its first visit to your communication sector for the year from 13th January to 16th January and with the North Node leaving on 19th January the timing couldn’t be better. Since May 2020 the North Node has quietly kept the communication lines open, with the Moon’s return each month giving this a boost. The Moon will make its first visit to your romantic sector for the year just two days later, with romantically charged lunar vibes from 18th January to 20th January making these some of the most romantically charged days of the month. As the Moon’s last visit of 2021 ended on Christmas Eve, this could bring back some of the holiday spirit as well. It is just a few days later that the Moon will make its first visit to your relationship sector for the year. Moving through from 23rd January to 25th January, the Moon will bring a chance to become more emotionally engaged and connected.
While it is business as usual on both sides of the financial fence to start with or at least a continuation of last month, developments this month will not only have an impact on the rest of this financial year but will make this a very different year from previous years. Business as usual means that since Mars left your financial sector last month, all the planetary activity is now on the income side of the financial fence. With Uranus still in retrograde motion and the dwarf planet Ceres having retrograded back in last month, the year starts with things still in review mode. This focus is still very much on the past, second chances and untapped income potential while Ceres has returned to focus more on better understanding your income needs and priorities. However, change is in the air and you will pick up on this when the Moon makes its first visit to your income sector for the year from 11th January to 13th January. It is just a few hours after the Moon’s return that Ceres’ direct turn on 11th January will begin to shift the focus away from the rear view mirror. However, it is the following week that a major shift happens. It happens in one fell swoop on 19th January, starting with Uranus’s direct turn just a few hours before the lunar nodes return to your two money houses. The North Node, which will return to your income sector is always focused on the future and new income potential so to return just as Uranus turns direct will see a sudden shift away from the past. For the next 18 months, the lunar nodes will work to maintain a balance between money coming in and money going out, with the South Node’s return to your financial sector on the same day acting as a counterbalance, with its focus more on the past and on untapped financial potential.