December 31, 2021 Astrobutterfly.com
2022 has amazing things in store for all of us, so there’s a lot to be excited about, especially from March 2022 onwards. Of course, things don’t always get better in the blink of an eye.
January 2022’s theme is renewal. January is the transition month – from what 2021 has brought us to the sweet promises that await us on the other side of the dark Pluto tunnel of transformation.
The most important astrological event of the month is Lunar Nodes switching signs: the North Node moves into Taurus, and the South Node moves into Scorpio.
The Lunar Nodes only switch signs once every year and a half, so this ingress is very important because it will activate completely different areas of our lives. What used to be important to us in the past 18 months when the Nodes have been in Gemini and Sagittarius will now take a back seat, as new themes are requiring our focus.
Another important theme in January is the Pluto conjunctions with our personal planets. In December 2021 we already got a taste of Pluto, with 2 Venus-Pluto conjunctions.
In January 2022, Mercury is in a conjunction orb with Pluto for almost the entire month, and on January 16th, 2022 we also have our yearly Sun-Pluto conjunction.
This is a lot of Pluto energy! If you remember, we had a stellium in Capricorn back in 2020 so this Plutonic energy is not entirely new to us, however there’s a big difference now.
Back in 2020 we had the outer planets in Capricorn. Outer planetary energy is collective and outside our control. Life happened TO us.
However, in January 2022 it’s the personal planets – Mercury, Venus and the Sun that go through Pluto’s purgatory fire of transformation. Things now get personal, transforming us at a core, identity level.
This is a strong renewal energy, inviting you to get to the bottom of who you really are, so you can find your true power, stripped of Ego. Pluto is asking you to transform in ways you’ve never done before, Pluto is asking you to go all the way through… it’s this time, or never.
These conjunctions happen in Capricorn, and Capricorn speaks for structural change. Is not just some things that will change here and there, it is about re-arranging everything at a systemic level. On the other side of Pluto’s transformation, a completely new YOU will emerge.
January 2022 is a transition month. There is hope on the horizon but to get there we still have some important work to do. Venus and Mercury are both retrograde in the underworld dealing with stuff that has been deeply buried but that needs our attention now.
January 2nd, 2022 – Mercury Enters Aquarius
On January 2nd, 2022 Mercury leaves Capricorn and enters Aquarius.
Normally, Mercury feels pretty good in Aquarius, because it shares its intellectual and airy qualities of communication, expansion, and freedom of movement. However Mercury is now slowing down and preparing to go retrograde. Mercury is also applying to a conjunction with Saturn.
Mercury is now less chatty than your usual Mercury in Aquarius, asking us to become more reflective and more intentional about our communication.
January 2nd, 2022 – New Moon In Capricorn
On January 2nd, 2022 we have a New Moon at 12° Capricorn. The New Moon is part of a Capricorn stellium reinforcing the Renewal theme, and fueling our ambitions for the New Year.
The New Moon in Capricorn positively aspects Uranus, so the universe is on our side. It’s not only OK to dream big in 2022 – it is strongly encouraged! This is the best time to set your intentions for 2022, so you may want to wait with your New Year’s Resolutions for a couple of days.
January 9th, 2022 – Sun Conjunct Venus In Capricorn
On January 9th, 2022 Sun is conjunct Venus in Capricorn. In the heart of the Sun, Venus officially begins a new 18-month cycle. Sun conjunct Venus is a rebirth of the heart. Our heart chakra realigns with the Solar Plexus. Our values realign with who we truly are.
There are parts of ourselves that used to define us in the past – and some of these parts may no longer be relevant, they may no longer serve our growth. But there is also a part of us that never changes. And we should not forget about it either, because that’s our essence, who we truly are, behind layers and layers of conditioning.
Beginning of cycles are very powerful, so you really want to take your time to tap into this powerful renewal energy of the Sun-Venus conjunction to get crystal clear about who you really are and what it is that you truly want.
This is not necessarily a time to make bold movements, to make important decisions, since Venus is still retrograde. This is however a time to understand what really matters, what’s truly important.
January 14th, 2022 – Mercury Goes Retrograde In Aquarius
On January 14th, 2022 Mercury goes retrograde at 10° Aquarius. Stationary Mercury is square Uranus, triggering the Saturn-Uranus square that influenced us at a collective level throughout 2021.
There may be some important announcements and revelations about themes connected to the Saturn/Uranus square. The approach to the pandemic may change, there may be some revisions and new perspectives being considered.
Since Mercury is retrograde, this may not be the final direction, but it’s important to pay attention to what happens when Mercury goes direct because it may open our eyes to something that has been overlooked in the past.
January 16th, 2022 – Sun Conjunct Pluto In Capricorn
On January 16th, 2022 the Sun is conjunct Pluto at 26° Capricorn. This is the time of the year to surrender our Ego to whatever the higher Pluto truth requires from us. We not only have the but also Mercury and Venus all conjunct Pluto from December to early March.
There’s a lot of Pluto energy, inviting us to transform at a core, structural level. If you’re still unsure about what all these Venus and Mercury Pluto transformations exactly require from you, pay attention to anything that happens, any download or any aha moments you may have around January 16th.
Some insights about ourselves, about who we really are, can be hard to take in. But as soon as we surrender to whatever this truth is, the exact thing we’ve been terrified of becomes our greatest ally.
January 17th, 2022 – Full Moon In Cancer
On January 17th, 2022 we have a Full Moon at 27° Cancer. The Full Moon is opposite Pluto, reinforcing the transformation and renewal themes of this month.
If you’ve been feeling the Pluto pressure, but also stuck with no clear options on what’s the next step, the Full Moon in Cancer will give you that outside perspective. You’ll be able to step out of yourself and look at things from a witness perspective.
Things will suddenly become clear, and you’ll know exactly what you need to do.
January 18th, 2022 – North Node Enters Taurus, South Node Enters Scorpio
On January 18th, 2022 we have one of the most important events of the year. The Lunar Nodes change signs. The North Node leaves Gemini and moves into Taurus, and the South Node leaves Sagittarius and moves into Scorpio.
At a collective level, there emphasis will shift from Gemini-Sagittarius themes (movement, travel, education, laws) to Taurus-Scorpio themes (values, finances, possessions).
At a personal level, you want to look at the houses ruled by Taurus and Scorpio in your natal chart to see which areas of your life will be impacted by this transit.
January 18th, 2022 – Uranus Goes Direct
On January 18th, 2022 Uranus goes direct at 10° Taurus, so we will have an intensification of Uranian energy. Some sudden changes, announcements, revelations can turn our lives upside down.
Since the North Node is now in Taurus activating Uranus for the whole year, we’d better get used to Uranus’ liberating energy.
Some Uranian-driven changes may come at a shock, but if we’re really honest to ourselves we know that these changes only happen to get us unstuck from situations that we’ve been complacent with for too long.
January 20th, 2022 – Sun Enters Aquarius
On January 20th, 2022 Sun enters Aquarius. Happy birthday to all Aquarius people out there! 2021 was an intense year for many of you, and you all deserve a good pat on the shoulder. Your rulers, Saturn and Uranus have just come out of their 3rd (and final square) so relief will come soon!
January 23rd, 2022 – Sun Conjunct Mercury In Aquarius
On January 23rd, 2022 Sun is conjunct Mercury at 3° Aquarius and a new Mercury cycle begins.
Sun-Mercury cycles are great times to start a new Mercury project, and since the conjunction happens in Aquarius, this may be something connected to communication, technology, social media, friends, networks and groups of people.
Pay attention to any news and downloads that come around January 23rd, because this will be a relevant theme in the next 3 months.
January 24th, 2022 – Mars Enters Capricorn
On January 24th, 2022 Mars leaves Sagittarius and enters Capricorn. Mars is exalted in Capricorn so the next couple of months are a great time to get intentional about what it is that you want to achieve.
Mars in Capricorn will give you that extra stamina and persistence so you follow through with your projects, no matter what.
Mars is in interesting company in Capricorn, rubbing shoulders with Venus and Pluto. This trio is dynamite. Venus, Mars and Pluto will fuel our desires to levels we have never experienced before.
We may want something so badly, so obsessively, that no one will stop us from getting it. With Venus, Mars and Pluto in Capricorn no mountain is high enough.
January 26th, 2022 – Mercury Re-enters Capricorn
On January 26th, 2022 Mercury retrograde re-enters Capricorn to finish what he has started in December 2022.
Mercury is conjunct Pluto for a record of almost 3 weeks so you can bet that whatever Mercury has to do in Capricorn will be an intense, all consuming endeavour. Get ready for some intense revelations and remember that the truth will piss you off first, but it will eventually set you free.
January 29th, 2022 – Venus Goes Direct, Mercury Conjunct Pluto
January ends on an intense note. Venus goes direct and on the same day, Mercury retrograde is conjunct Pluto at 26° Capricorn.
There is a light at the end of the tunnel, things will change for the better, and we’re almost there. Just a little bit more of Pluto shedding and uncovering our truth. In February, March and especially in April we will see the fruits of our intense labor.
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