2022 looks set to be a highly creative year for you, Scorpio, although you will face some challenges in your personal relationships and with your desire for freedom and independence. Start the year cautiously, as Mercury turns retrograde in Aquarius, your family zone, on January 14th, impeding communication at home for a couple of weeks.
On February 17th, Jupiter sextiles Uranus in a powerful aspect that affects the joy, risk and love areas of your natal birth chart; if your love life has been stifled or boring recently, this energy will help you rediscover excitement – although possibly at a cost.
Any family discord that arose in January should settle once both Venus and Mars change zodiac signs into Aquarius, your family zone, on March 6th. Meanwhile, your creative instincts get a huge burst of energy from the rare and spectacular Jupiter-Neptune conjunction on April 12th. This is truly inspirational for you, Scorpio, and when Mars changes signs again to focus on your creative zone on April 14th, you will be bubbling over with ideas.
A Solar Eclipse in your love zone on April 30th needs careful handling, Scorpio. You may feel hemmed in or trapped in your relationship, but rather than taking drastic action, you should try to communicate your needs. The corresponding Lunar Eclipse in your own zodiac sign on May 16th could be a catalyst for change – one way or the other. Watch for the arrival of Mars in your love zone on July 5th, which may be a sign either of a new relationship or a significant change to the status of your existing partnership.
Meanwhile, bountiful Jupiter makes a significant zodiac sign change on May 10th, moving into the everyday work area of your natal birth chart. This makes your working life considerably more pleasant, and progress here is reflected in the New Moon in your career zone on July 28th.
August and September are largely quiet months for you, astrologically, although do watch out for Mercury turning retrograde in your spiritual zone on September 9th – this would be a good time for intuitive work, mediumship and psychic development.
The pace of life picks up again dramatically on October 25th with the Solar Eclipse in Scorpio. Three days later on October 28th, Jupiter, then retrograde, pushes backward into your risk zone – taken together, these events are suggestive of drastic events in your love life. The Lunar Eclipse on November 8th further underlines this, as does the very tense Sun-Uranus opposition the following day. These Eclipses are about the tension between your need for a partner versus your need to be your own self, so if you cannot find your freedom within a loving relationship, you may have to go it alone.
The good news is that Jupiter turns direct in your joy zone on November 23rd. Whatever the emotional upheavals of the previous month, Scorpio, the dust will have started to settle by then, and you will move forward towards the end of 2022 in a much more confident frame of mind.
Love and Romance
2022 could be a tumultuous year in your love life, Scorpio, as you struggle to find your own independence within a committed love match. This can be done – and you only have to look to the early influence of the Jupiter-Uranus sextile on February 17th to see how magical it can be when you get the balance right between freedom, spontaneity and love.
If you’re single, look to the Pisces New Moon in your dating zone on March 2nd for a possible meeting with someone new. On April 12th, a rare and magical Jupiter-Neptune conjunction in your dating zone hints that you could meet someone during an act of compassion, perhaps in a crisis, when either you help them, or they help you and two souls recognize one another. With Mars changing signs into this area of your natal birth chart two days later, any relationship is sure to be highly passionate and emotionally charged.
A Solar Eclipse in your love zone on April 30th, however, is the first sign of instability in your love life, Scorpio. Your attempts to deal with any shocks or unpleasant surprises revealed by this Eclipse are hampered by Mercury turning retrograde in your passion zone on May 10th. By May 16th, the Lunar Eclipse in your own sign may see you seeking freedom at all costs, with scant regard for the consequences.
On July 5th, Mars makes another sign change and arrives in the romance area of your natal birth chart. This increases the passion you feel in your love life, but it also brings out your argumentative streak. With Mars switching once more, into your passion zone, on August 20th, and an emotionally charged Pisces Full Moon in your risk zone on September 10th, the Northern Hemisphere summer months are certainly eventful in your emotional life.
Early October sees a difficult opposition between Neptune and Mercury, riled up by Mars, in parts of your chart that pit responsibility against freedom and spontaneity. What happens around this time may color your reaction to the Solar Eclipse in your own sign on October 25th, when you feel an overwhelming need to assert your identity and your independence, against the wishes of your partner, if necessary.
On October 30th, Mars turns retrograde in your passion zone and will stay that way until the end of the year. This could suggest intimacy issues, or the way that you or your partner may use sex, or the lack of it, as an emotional weapon. This leads into the Lunar Eclipse in your love zone on November 8th, when tensions may simply become too much.
Whatever happens, Scorpio, know that healing is on the way. When Jupiter turns direct in your joy zone on November 23rd, happiness will return. Emotional angst will start to fade too after November 7th, when a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse shines from your psychology zone and helps you to make sense of the year’s events.
Money and Career
The focus this year is on how you can use your creative gifts to drive your income or further your career, Scorpio, although there are also some Eclipse-driven issues around business partnerships.
The first sign of dissatisfaction with your existing career comes in the Full Moon on February 16th. During early March, Venus, Mars and Pluto are all hard at work in your thinking zone and behind the scenes psychologically, you feel ready for a change.
It’s the New Moon in your creativity zone on March 2nd that shows the way ahead and urges you to start thinking of how you can use your creativity to get ahead. The rare Jupiter-Neptune conjunction on April 12th also occurs in this area of your natal birth chart, inspiring you, unleashing your imagination and turning your attention to arts, crafts and all manner of creative industries. Once Mars changes sign to focus on this area of your chart too, on April 14th, you will feel driven to take action in this regard.
Look to the Solar Eclipse on April 30th for potential tension in a business partnership, if you have one, or shocks around support for your new venture from those you trust the most. On May 10th, bountiful, warm-hearted Jupiter moves into your everyday work zone, which will smooth over most of the discord and open up new opportunities. The Lunar Eclipse in your own sign on May 16th finds you giving yourself a dramatic talking-to, and this could be a turning point. Mars urges you onwards and upwards from May 24th onwards, and from this point, Scorpio, you should start to see the way ahead more clearly.
Money-wise, the Super Full Moon in your money zone on June 14th may warn that you need to tighten your belt and control your expenses. It’s all too easy to get carried away with excitement and end up spending far too much.
In July, there are signs of you turning away from existing colleagues and work environments into pastures new, particularly when Jupiter turns retrograde on July 28th; the same day, a promising New Moon emerges in your ambitions zone.
The rest of the Northern Hemisphere summer passes purposefully but peacefully for you in your career, making steady progress towards your new goals. However, the Solar Eclipse in Scorpio on October 25th signals a crisis in confidence and you may wobble over your choices. Its partner Lunar Eclipse on November 8th again highlights issues with a business partnership, so you may need to rethink who you work with.
Happily, Jupiter turns direct once more in your creativity zone on November 23rd, and on that same day, a New Moon in your money zone sets a course for a brighter financial future. You’ll continue to work well until the end of the year, with Jupiter changing signs back into your everyday work zone on December 20th, promising a happy and productive working environment as 2022 draws to a close.