2022 starts quietly, Aquarius, with a Capricorn Super New Moon in your privacy zone on January 2nd and Mercury turning retrograde in your sign of Aquarius on January 14th – astrology suggests you will want to keep yourself to yourself for a couple of weeks, especially around January 24th when a sign change for Mars also emphasizes seclusion.
The Aquarius New Moon on February 1st finds you ready to engage with life again, and February is a good month for home and family matters. The Jupiter-Uranus sextile on February 17th is innovative and refreshing, bringing new ideas and routines.
On March 6th, Venus and Mars both arrive in Aquarius, lifting your spirits further and energizing you towards your goals. You can expect financial good fortune courtesy of bountiful Jupiter, although the magical, mystical Jupiter-Neptune conjunction in Pisces on April 12th may bring illusions and confusion over money.
The Solar Eclipse in your family zone on April 30th hints at dissatisfaction with your work-life balance, but a sign change on May 10th may hold answers: Jupiter will begin to transit Aries, the intelligence and learning zone of your natal chart, opening up new educational opportunities that might help you work more efficiently. The Lunar Eclipse in your career zone on May 16th will show you the way ahead.
On June 4th, Saturn turns retrograde in Aquarius; between then and late October, astrology suggests that most of the obstacles you face in life will be self-imposed or even imagined, so it’s important to understand when you may be making excuses.
The New Moon in your love zone on July 28th points to a fresh start at home, and August looks set to be sweetly romantic too, with August 11th bringing an Aquarius Full Moon at the same time as Venus changes signs to focus on love.
October, however, is a more difficult time, Aquarius. The Solar Eclipse in the career zone of your chart on October 25th leaves you wondering what your place really is and whether or not you are on the right path. A few days later, Jupiter, then retrograde, backs into Aries, your money zone, and your financial abundance will face some restrictions too.
The Lunar Eclipse in your stability zone on November 8th could be a make or break point for you, with some decisions to be made about what matters most to you in life. The following day, a tense Sun opposes Uranus, your modern-day ruling planet, and is agitated further by Saturn, your historical ruler. Identity and how much it is tied up with your work will be a key issue.
Take time to resolve this slowly and don’t rush into anything. Jupiter will eventually turn direct once more in late November, and on December 20th this bountiful planet will once again move into your learning zone – your direction is a work in progress, so have patience as the year ends.
Love and Romance
There’s a lot of focus on family life this year in astrology, Aquarius. The romantic Full Moon on February 16th is followed the next day by an inspirational Jupiter-Uranus sextile which crosses the family and values sector of your natal birth chart, so this is a good indicator of you becoming closer as a family unit, whatever your circumstances.
On March 6th, Venus and Mars both change signs to arrive in Aquarius, increasing your passion levels and suggesting a fascinating month for your love life, especially with a Full Moon in your passion zone on March 18th.
April 30th, however, sees a potent Solar Eclipse hit the family zone of your natal birth chart. This is difficult energy and is particularly connected to your status in the wider world – most likely your career – versus your devotion to your family and the amount of time you have to spend at home. Its partner Lunar Eclipse in your career zone on May 16th is a tense moment that could see a lot of argument and discord.
If you’re single and dating, be aware that Mercury turns retrograde in your dating zone on May 10th, so misunderstandings abound all too easily. However, the New Moon in this area of your chart, just a couple of days before Mercury’s retrograde ends, brings more promising news on May 30th. June is also a good month for new relationships, especially when Venus changes signs into your dating zone on June 22nd.
The summer months in the Northern Hemisphere are overall romantic and reasonably peaceful for you this year; a sweet New Moon in your love zone on July 28th is a memorable moment, while August 11th sees Venus move into your romance zone at the same time as an Aquarius Full Moon, so this may be an important date too.
Tensions increase as you head through October, however. The Solar Eclipse in the career zone of your natal birth chart on October 25th is particularly volatile and is not helped by a retrograde Jupiter moving backward into your values zone a couple of days later. Arguments over values, priorities and fairness in your relationship and family life are likely to multiply during this period.
Mars turns retrograde in your joy zone on October 30th, dimming passion and making it harder to find the magic within your relationship. Couple this with the Lunar Eclipse in your family zone on November 8th, and it looks like a difficult few weeks for sure.
Hang on in there, because a Full Moon in your joy zone on December 7th does show you a way to re-find the spark, re-kindle the magic, and heal any recent problems you have faced.
Money and Career
This year’s Eclipse cycle places a focus on your work-life balance, Aquarius, but other planetary activity suggests the way to resolve this is through further training or education, so bear that in mind.
If you are unhappy in your current work, an emotional Full Moon on January 17th could be a crunch moment. Jupiter’s helpful sextile to Uranus on February 17th helps you work out what you can and cannot afford to do, however, and a Pisces New Moon in the money zone of your natal birth chart on March 2nd is helpful too.
It’s not until April 30th that push comes to shove, however, Aquarius. Then, a potent Solar Eclipse in your family zone triggers emotional demands and arguments, which could culminate in a dramatic decision when the Lunar Eclipse hits your career zone on May 16th. It’s instructive to note that Mercury turns retrograde in your risk zone on May 10th, so this is not your most adventurous period; you will feel quite risk-averse at this point. The same day, Jupiter sweeps into your learning zone, so invest in that training and see if it helps.
On May 24th, Mars changes signs to also focus on education and learning, so this will be the boost you need if you are finding a course difficult or boring. The New Moon in your everyday work zone on June 28th points to positive results already being felt.
Use the Northern Hemisphere’s summer months to consolidate your learning or training and to keep moving ahead.
Financially, things may turn rocky in October. A difficult Mercury-Neptune opposition, goaded by Mars, brings panic and confusion over money on October 5th – don’t act on impulse; ensure that you have expert advice. Then the Solar Eclipse hits the career zone of your natal birth chart on October 25th, just days before a retrograde Jupiter cycles backward into your money zone – you may find that decisions you have made over your career impact your income negatively, but hang on in there.
Mars turns retrograde in your risk zone on October 30th, and will stay so past the year's end, so this is not a time to panic or try to undo what is already done. Indeed, the Lunar Eclipse in your family zone on November 8th shows that your actions have had a positive impact on your family, regardless of your bank balance. Money is not the be-all and end-all.
Look to November 23rd for financial relief, when Jupiter turns direct and starts to move forward through your money zone again, trailing abundance in its wake. You can recoup much of your income over the following month, before Jupiter turns its attention back to your education on December 20th.
2023 will be a landmark year for you, as Pluto moves into Aquarius for the next 19 years. Saturn, on the other hand, is leaving Aquarius and moving into your money zone, where your ancient ruling planet will have a profound effect. And last but not least among these important outer planets, Jupiter is set to take up joyful, bountiful residence at the very bottom of your chart.
The year is off to a loving and romantic start, with Venus arriving in Aquarius on January 2nd and Mars turning direct in your love-affairs zone on January 12th. The Aquarius New Moon on January 21st is also a very positive event for you, as is the Full Moon in your opposite sign on February 5th.
March is when two of the major planets make their move - firstly Saturn on March 7th. Saturn hasn’t visited the money zone of your chart since 1996; thinking back to that period may hint at what is to come. It’s likely to be a period in which your wealth increases slowly but surely - think step by step. However, your attitude to money is also shifting, becoming more profound and more spiritual.
On March 23rd, Pluto arrives in Aquarius and although this is an exceptionally long-term influence, you may feel some of its effects almost immediately. This transit creates a revolution in your very identity - and its key theme is learning to master what you can control rather than struggling against what you cannot control. It’s set to be a very deep period of personal growth.
The Solar Eclipse on April 20th could bring drama related to education or qualifications; given that the Lunar Eclipse on May 5th occurs in the career zone of your natal birth chart, you would be well advised to be scrupulously honest in this regard.
The rest of May, June, and July seem to be loving, happy months, especially in your relationships. Notable moments include Mars moving into your opposite sign on May 20th, and Venus following suit on June 5th. The New Moon in your joy zone on June 18th could be significant if you are single, and the Full Moon in Aquarius on August 1st has a celebratory vibe. However, be aware that Venus turns retrograde in your opposite sign on July 22nd, and there could be some tricky moments in love around that time.
On October 14th, a Solar Eclipse in the belief zone of your chart could spark a crisis of faith and may feel very unsettling indeed. The corresponding Lunar Eclipse on October 28th is conjunct Jupiter at the bottom of your chart and underlines the need for family support when life gets tough.
November and December look to be very positive months for your work, particularly during the New Moon at the top of your chart on November 13th. Mars changes signs on November 24th and assists you with networking, public engagement, and making a good impression, as does Venus from December 4th.
Finally, it looks to be a very sociable end to 2023, with Venus heading into the friendship zone of your chart on December 29th, just in time to welcome 2024 in style!
Love and Romance
With Venus moving into Aquarius on January 2nd, you could hardly hope for a more charming or loving start to 2023. And, when Mars turns direct on the 12th, there will be plenty of steamy passion, too. The Full Moon in your opposite sign on February 5th could be joyous, or it could be emotional, but it’s certainly memorable.
When Saturn leaves Aquarius on March 7th, your whole approach to life is likely to lighten, and this will have a positive knock-on effect on your relationships, too, especially if you are single or have been struggling with your mental health. Venus heads into your family zone on March 16th, so there are loving and peaceful moments to embrace here.
Pluto’s arrival in your sign on March 23rd marks the beginning of a gradual 19-year shift in attitude, but it’s unlikely to have an immediate effect on your love life, other than perhaps making you seem even quirkier than normal!
Mercury turns retrograde in your family zone on April 21st, so do be careful with any home renovations around this time. Any family discord can usually, however, be healed by ensuring that everyone has a voice. And when Jupiter moves into your family zone on May 16th, you’re all set for a fantastic twelve months of family togetherness and growth at home - including, perhaps, a new family addition! The Full Moon on May 19th is a particular date to watch for that!
The following day, Mars moves into your opposite sign, increasing your passion and your drive to be with your lover. If you’re single, this could be a slightly stressful period, however - but the New Moon in your dating zone on June 18th will do much to ease any loneliness you feel.
Venus, having arrived in your love zone on June 5th, turns retrograde on July 22nd. You may find it more difficult to connect with your partner for a few weeks until September 4th, when Venus turns direct once more.
The Lunar Eclipse on October 28th occurs in your family zone and conjuncts Jupiter there; an unexpected truth about your roots or your past might be revealed, which could shake you for a while, but remember that you are still who you are, and you are still loved and cherished.
Thereafter, November and December seem peaceful and settled in your love life, and you will hopefully enjoy a very pleasant holiday season. Venus ushers in a very sociable vibe to end the year, too, moving into the friendship zone of your natal birth chart on December 29th - the perfect excuse for a New Year’s party!
Money and Career
Wealth planet Venus spends most of January in Aquarius, so this should be a good month for manifestation and attracting abundance. When Venus changes signs on January 26th, take care not to allow your heart to call the shots when it comes to money. If you can keep your emotions out of it, the New Moon on February 20th brings lots of potential for a new venture.
In March, as mentioned, your ancient ruling planet Saturn leaves Aquarius and heads into your money zone. This begins a phase when you will need to be patient in order to grow your wealth. Fast fixes and get-rich-quick schemes just won’t do. Get the building blocks right and success will follow, but you must be steady in your efforts.
When Pluto moves into Aquarius on March 23rd, you may feel the urge to tear up everything that has gone before, including at work or in business. Again, be patient. This transit will last for nearly 20 years so there is no rush. But certainly, you should start to notice better ways of doing things. Mars’ arrival in your teamwork zone on March 25th will be a catalyst for this.
In April, the Solar Eclipse on the 20th could point towards a dramatic or catastrophic breakdown in communication. As this date nears, be extra careful with what you are saying, where, and how you are saying it. The Lunar Eclipse on May 5th falls in your career zone and suggests that there will be repercussions if mistakes are made. However, if that is the case, you will be able to regain ground with the help of colleagues and business partners once Mars changes signs on May 20th.
The Aquarius Full Moon on August 1st should be a moment of pride in your career, where your hard work is being noticed. However, with Mercury turning retrograde on August 23rd, be careful with handling debts and other people’s money. The Full Moon a week later is in your money zone and could reflect a crisis if things are mismanaged.
On October 12th, Mars rises to the very top of your chart and pushes your ambitions skyward. Two days later, however, the Solar Eclipse strikes, curtaining travel or international business plans and asking you to rethink your ideals. As the Lunar Eclipse follows on the 28th, your work-life balance is thrown into question.
The good news is that the New Moon on November 13th is in your ambitions zone and offers the chance for a very positive reset. When Mars changes signs on November 24th, teamwork becomes very important. This influence is also very helpful if you are trying to secure investment, as it enables others to trust your vision.
Venus’ sign change on December 4th will help with this, too, adding to your personal charisma, and this will carry you through the holiday period and into next year. However, Mercury turns retrograde in the most secretive part of your natal birth chart on December 13th, so for a few weeks at least, you must ensure total transparency in your career or business dealings.