sweeping away the energy of the last year and setting up the shrines for the new year to come
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Some quick updates before the horoscope begins — In 2022, I will continue to offer astrology and tarot readings, albeit at a more scaled down availability. I recently moved to Tokyo (!), which unfortunately makes it more difficult for my US-based clients to reach me. For US-based querents, the most likely time we will have overlap is your Friday evening or early Saturday morning. If you have any inquiries, as always, please reach out. You can schedule a reading for the new year here.
And some new updates! In this next year, I will share monthly horoscopes/writings as well as record myself talking about the weekly forecast. My weekly recording, titled Heart Garden, includes gentle and short soundbites of the next week, as well as occasional reflections on life from where I am. Imagine it as us, old friends, getting tea for a few minutes every weekend. My weekly forecasts will be available, beginning January 3rd, wherever you listen to podcasts. 😊
As always, I’m always so happy to hear from you and so grateful to be a witness to your living. Feel free to grab a notebook and journal through the 2022 year-ahead horoscopes below.
As a new year rolls around, we are left wondering how to pick up the pieces of a 2021 that was simultaneously crushing, erratic, restrictive, and wild.
How did you build new skills and forms of knowledge for yourself in this year? In times where you felt lonely or unable to find belonging or grounding, what internal resources did you give yourself? What beliefs about yourself are undergirding your connections and attachments to others?
What about ways you chose breakthrough, whether it was violent or liberatory or both? Times when you knew you had no choice but to let the seams of your old skin burst open? Did you learn new ways of nourishment, caring for your body and noticing the rhythmic palpitations of yourself in movement with others?
What difficult conversations did you have in the last year? What did you have to spend time detangling, slow and steady with only patience and limited force?
And lastly, in what ways did you allow yourself lightness? Water? Flow? What ways did you love swimming in the river, catching beams of light underwater? What ways did you caress each other’s hair and let the music wash over? What were moments of small and infinite joy you found in the last year?
Take the time you need to feel the answers resonate within you. For, in the new year, the journey continues. In some ways more carefree, and in other ways more inflammatory.
Saturn and Uranus have completed their three squares together throughout 2021. As we enter 2022, we are left with the shreds of their scrimmage. In the background of this next year is the pervasive mood of letting the feeling sink in. It’s not the mad-dash-to-the-door-in-a-bottleneck feeling anymore. Caged and fighting. But there are still the tender and raw remnants of remembering what it took and takes to survive.
Jupiter re-enters Pisces at the end of 2021, and the first third of 2022 features an expansive heart-opening feeling. The feeling that everyone at the party or the trees in the park or the clouds in the sky are partners in life with you. Every moment, you are meeting a face of destiny. And you want to squish its face with so much affection. When Jupiter meets Neptune in April 2022, this soaring feeling can be dangerous, leaving you wanting more. As you reach new highs, remember that moving downhill can be harder than uphill, or require just as much endurance and exercise. But that’s no reason to not enjoy the view.
Jupiter then moves on to Aries from May 10 to October 27. This period brings out an initiatory energy in the world, new projects bursting forth and new people to engage, as well as a peeling back of fear and self-containment. During this time, people may be ready to escalate, in love or in war. The summer could feel like a fever dream, teetering on the edge of a nosebleed.
The new year also features a Mars retrograde that starts from October 30 and goes until January 12, 2023. In the sign of Gemini, we are facing the ways we communicate and use information as tools or weapons. Gemini is the merchant, social butterfly, chameleon, and trickster all in one. With Mars here, we must think about how we might use language to mask our true feelings or to obscure any honest disclosure, as well as how to communicate and share information in ways that can be clear and sharp but not cruel.
And lastly, the eclipses. Happening April 30, May 15-16, October 25, and November 7-8, these periods of time are portals of change that are likely to bring earthquakes, demolitions, technological advances and/or failures, and challenges to the ego. Eclipses humble us, revealing that we don’t know nearly as much as we think we do, about both blessings and suffering, life and loss. They reveal that our own timelines and plans are ultimately dreams tossed into the wind, liable to be accelerated or decelerated by forces beyond our control.
2022 offers a bit more fun and fantasy and hints at indiscretion, while lightening some of the iron grip 2021 had. At the same time, there may be plenty of upsets, shocks, and eccentric characters that come our way. Remember, the movement ahead is not about smooth sailing, but about being willing to let go of control and appreciate the plot twists that life has to offer, wilder than your wildest imagination.
(for your rising sign)
You’ve been busy figuring out where you stand in relation to your communities, as well as what nourishes you and helps you feel like you possess a body in space and time. In 2022, you are continuing this journey of understanding your own materiality, whether it is money, skills, or a resource that you are working with.
There is also plenty of opportunity to daydream and be in a space of misty solitude in the beginning of the year, and as the summer rolls around, the spotlight is on you. Bask in your light and your ability to spark many fires.
2021 turned your life upside down, and 2022 comes with even more of these gifts for you. Gifts of continued change, as you find your appearance, body, and demeanor shifting in ways unrecognized to you. Relationships with others becomes highlighted this year, as you must determine how you assert yourself in partnership and what you may be attracting.
You are finding renewed refreshment in the world of friendship and group alliances in the beginning half of the year, and as the summer comes around, you find energy to burrow into deep studies and self-reflection.
Maybe you’ve felt less inspired this last year? Or feeling a sense that it’s time to narrow your pursuits and get serious in study. Part of this also comes with the fact that you’re sensing your regular coping mechanisms aren’t working so well anymore. Whatever you’ve locked up is shifting its gameplay and leaking through the now-rusty control mechanism you’ve erected. And to let go feels so tremendously rewarding.
Early next year brings a flood of opportunities and new ways to grow your career and gift to the world. As the summer comes around, you’re moving around with your friends, tearing up plans together.
In the fall, you’re dealing with how you assert yourself and how you view your own agency. Are you using brute force or hiding your true intentions? Reflect on your tactics and if they are producing the world you want. This will clear up so much energy to reach your goals.
This last year, navigating the real-time process of vulnerability, intimacy, and/or grief has felt a bit like a jump scare. All the shock running through your system and losing your bearings as you run towards safety. As you navigate how your nervous system gets activated, or rather how you might go numb, you’re learning at the same time how you can face mortality and the reality that we will lose everything we love, always and forever.
Friendships have been drastically shifting, new people coming in, and other people who you deeply depended on changing face. 2022 brings even more shifts in this realm.
The first part of the year, you’re launching into new adventures of learning and seeking. This time will be great to reset into the beliefs and ideas that are guiding you through life. As the summer comes around, you are thrust into the spotlight and into claiming your own authority and power on a bigger stage.
Relationships have been very difficult for the last year. It could be others having heavy and burdensome expectations of you or you feeling isolated due to all the work required in this time. You’ve felt perceived by the world in a less generous light when you know deep down, that’s not you. And it makes it even harder that you’ve been reshuffling your vision of yourself, seeing new desires spring up uncontrollably without a secure backup plan. Maybe you’ve been noticing your antagonism to the authorities that want you to play it safe and feeling like you can’t hold it in any longer.
The new year continues to ask you to think about the new you. The one that can see further beyond this lifetime. That isn’t afraid of change because it knows the dimensionality of time. Trust your body’s knowledge.
As the year begins, you’re seeing fruitful investments and contracts that spring up like secret hot spring pockets in the ground. In the summer, a gust of energy brings you to new horizons, travelling or finding new horizons in your faith.
You’ve been toiling away for a while now. Smoothing out fine details and rethinking all your personal philosophies. It’s been a grind, and you’ve stared at the pain for so long you can recognize and appreciate the subtleties of its different landscapes and grooves.
This new year, you’re exploring, running back and forth between fantasy worlds and your local corner store. You’re developing a new sense of the world for yourself, complete with the values and beliefs you hold dear.
The beginning of the year, trust the messages and intuition of people who come into your life. They want to help you make your dreams come true. As the summer comes around, you’re channeling that support into a fiery exchange, a game of rapid volleyball, spikes and sprawls of new energy.
Relational, creative, sexual desire have felt so blocked or heavy for you this last year, and part of it is that your standards for genuine exchange and intimacy have drastically shifted. 2022, you are coming to the relational potluck many times, seeing what others can bring to the table, and if it matches your own effort. The great thing is that even if they don’t show, you know how to savor your own gifts and talents.
The beginning of the year brings a sense of ecstasy in your routines and bodily maintenance. In the summer, you may find yourself surrounded with passionate people, seeking your attention and partnership.
Relationships have been changing drastically in your life in the past few years, and as we enter 2022, the closest relationships in your life come back into the spotlight. Whether it is a new partnership or a long committed one, this moment poses the question: what does stability in relating mean for you.
Contemplate all of this, even as home, whether it be a physical or emotional place, has not been the easiest or warmest place to be. You are discovering the ways that home is estranged or requires distance to properly observe. Grief is a natural step in the process of acceptance.
Meanwhile, the beginning of the year is bringing a flood of creative and romantic desire into your life. Catch it in buckets and lavish in it like wine. In the summertime, you may be pushed to revamp the way you work or take care of your daily life. Your schedules and routines are lit on fire.
Belonging and community have been deep on your mind in the last year. It’s been hard to feel necessarily at home in your local community or neighborhood, while also fielding abrupt change and an urge to burst out in work, labor, or health.
Home, and the private nesting that comes with it, is a source of deep joy and soothing in the beginning part of the year. And as the summer rolls around, you are in for some wild, fun, and fierce pursuits of desires and letting your inner child, or actual children, roam free.
The closest relationships and partnerships in your life are requiring some open communication and possible difficult conversations come fall.
In 2021, you faced new challenges in how to blossom romances and your creative desire while maintaining a sense of sobriety in defining what is yours. 2022, there is continued churning and surprise upsets in your creative/romantic/child-rearing life and how you connect with your friends and larger community.
In addition, early 2022 brings fecund opportunities to write, make music, take plenty of small trips and long bike rides. To talk to your neighbors and build a sense of hometown. As the summer rolls around, you’re called into an energetic reckoning with your roots, whether it be your heritage, your family, or your home base. It could be time for a pilgrimage, a wrestle, or a new beginning.
In the fall, watch out for work and health entanglements, where the challenge is to communicate or circulate without undue aggression.
You’re deep under construction. Watching yourself build from the ground up day-by-day without jumping in to explain or rush the process is difficult. 2022 gives you some space to digest all these changes and some space to breath. As you settle into a private space, you find your surroundings drastically shifting, with a new rush of color in the landscape of your inner world.
Early in the year, you have the potential for an ample flow of resources, money, stability. Come summer, you’re shifting to romping around the neighborhood, trading letters, learning new trades, and writing poetry.
The shadows behind your back have been scaring you a lot lately. Whether it’s people you realized you cannot trust, or parts of yourself that betray you, you’re taking your time to face these challenges as well as the challenge of trying to be an active participant in the world and community around you. 2022 gives you some more space to face your demons with more experience under your belt.
Early 2022 is an exuberant time for you. You are Venus, bursting from the sea, straight from the froth of the cast-away testicle of a god. You are carrying miracle energy with you, and sprinkling, like a giddy flower girl, it amongst friends and lovers.
As the summer begins, you’re finding ways to fight for new resources, galvanizing opportunities and enjoying treating yourself.