Your 2022 Horoscope: Free Astrology Predictions
Reveal what awaits you with your yearly horoscope for 2022...
We spent most of 2021 picking up the pieces from 2020 and coming face to face with an unprecedented new reality that reshaped how we live our lives. Times are changing rapidly, and none of us are exempt from the chaos, confusion, and multi-layered possibilities that have presented themselves in every area of life. Now, big changes are on the horizon both personally and collectively. In 2022, the universe asks us to continue to do the deep work, taking everything we've learned over the last couple of years and starting to build a better future.
Release the old, embrace the new
As disciplined Saturn keeps its course through revolutionary Aquarius, we continue to see the rise of humanitarian concerns worldwide. Because Aquarius rules technology, we may also see more questioning of ethics and privacy as human-centered design and artificial intelligence become more popular. Meanwhile, Uranus, "the great disruptor," is in Taurus all year, dismantling outmoded structures and helping us to invent a new reality that serves all of us, not just some of us.
On a more personal level, in 2022, Saturn and Uranus continue to influence us to shed old ideals, beliefs, and ways of thinking so we can begin to create a new version of ourselves that feels more authentic and aligned. It's important to remember that this is a process, however. It's a journey that will take time, and we have to give ourselves as much ease and grace as possible while experiencing this major shift.
Change your mindset, change your life
When 2022 begins, desirous Venus is already moving backward in structured Capricorn, and this retrograde will last until January 29. This means we're starting off the year asking very important questions regarding our values, beliefs, finances, and relationships. We should keep Venus Retrograde in mind when writing New Year's resolutions and focus on manifesting abundance and new possibilities in each of these areas.
On January 14, messenger Mercury begins its first retrograde of the year in Aquarius, an intellectual Air sign. Mercury will then retrograde in another Air sign, Gemini, starting on May 10, and in yet another Air sign, Libra, beginning September 9. The Air element rules our communication, thinking process, and mental health, so we can expect these retrogrades to bring us a major mindset shift throughout the year. However, combine all of this with Mars Retrograde -- also happening in Gemini beginning October 30 -- and mental health issues could become more prevalent in 2022. Luckily, there is one last Mercury Retrograde starting on December 29 in Capricorn -- a practical Earth sign -- putting a sturdy end cap on what will be a year filled with ups and downs.
The magic of manifesting
Jupiter, the planet that rules expansion and good luck, begins the year in ethereal Pisces. Jupiter is actually the traditional ruler of Pisces, so there's familiarity and an ease that takes place as it travels through this realm. On February 17, Jupiter forms an easy connection with awakening Uranus, making us eager for positive change. This planetary meetup creates the opportunity for us to make necessary shifts in our lives, and we may find ourselves receiving unexpected opportunities at this time.
Along with Jupiter, Neptune has also been hanging out in Pisces, and Neptune happens to be the modern ruler of Pisces. Having both of these profound planets in this creative sign gives us the opportunity to envision a new world together, filled with universal love, compassion, and peace. On April 12, Jupiter and Neptune will join together exactly to form a spiritually powerful union. This is a great time for philosophical and spiritual self-development and listening to our intuition. However, it is not a great time for business dealings or other practical tasks because we'll all be feeling a bit more idealistic and may miss important details.
Upheavals in the collective
We can't talk about 2022 without talking about the biggest event in the history of the United States of America: its Pluto Return. In February, Pluto will return to its natal position in the United States' birth chart -- this is a major event that the US has never experienced since its founding almost 250 years ago in 1776.
A Pluto transit such as this often brings upheaval, and although the exact date of this event is February 20, we've been feeling this energy coming for quite some time now. Some astrologers even believe that the events of 2020 were the prelude to what is to come during the US's Pluto Return. In 2022, we can expect to see themes of revealed secrets and atonement continue to rise on America's soil. This Pluto homecoming is a huge moment for not just the US, but for the entire planet, as major powers around the globe will grapple with the rapid shifting of the economy and unleashing of revolutionary forces. This powerful moment in history is preparing the world for Pluto's entrance into futuristic Aquarius in 2023.
This year we will also see a series of four Solar and Lunar Eclipses happening in mysterious Scorpio and grounding Taurus. Scorpio rules the underworld and likes to dig beneath the surface to reveal things that need to be transformed, while Taurus rules the physical and material world. These powerful eclipses give us an opportunity to face our darkness, atone for our wrongdoings, and move forward with integrity while helping to co-create a new existence that is built on truth and love.