As The Year Ahead 2022 begins, Jupiter is positioned in Pisces, where it has been for the second time since 29th December 2021 and will remain until 11th May 2022.
Jupiter will then move into Aries on 11th May 2022 for the first time in 12 years,until 28th October 2022. This is when Jupiter will move back into Pisces againfor its third stay from when it first entered Pisces in May 2021 (this is highly unusual).
After this short stay in Pisces, from the 28th October 2022, Jupiter will again move back into Aries from 21st December 2022 until 17th May 2023.
Jupiter has a cycle of about 12 years travelling through the 12 Zodiac Signs. This creates a situation where Jupiter spends around a year in each Zodiac Sign. Some years though, Jupiter will have split periods of time, covering a few months, in two different Zodiac Signs. This always generates a year with a lot of change. The main reason for this is that when Jupiter changes from one Zodiac Sign to another it stimulates the characteristics of the new Zodiac Sign, which differs to the one it has just left. In every person’s Horoscope, as Jupiter changes Zodiac Signs, it begins affecting a completely different area of life. This is the case, whether or not the birth time is known.
Jupiter is the planet that primarily contributes to the change of energy injected into our lives each the year. Jupiter is a planet of expansion and as such, does not encourage restrictions in any way. Pisces is one of the Zodiac Signs ruled by Jupiter, which means Jupiter is extremely comfortable when in Pisces. Pisces is a mutable and therefore changeable Zodiac Sign, so this combination leans towards freedom from limitation. This was much more evident from mid May to late July 2021, when Jupiter was previously in Pisces. Then Jupiter went back into Aquarius – a fixed and inflexible Zodiac Sign, which tends towards boundaries and so the limitations returned. This generated much rebellion (an Aquarian trait) this time.
2022 should have more freedoms than limitations with Jupiter operating between Pisces and Aries, mainly because Pisces is a Zodiac Sign of no boundaries. Pisces is the final sign of the Zodiac and Aries is the beginning of the Zodiac Signs – and as such has this new direction type energy attached to it. This means there will be a winding up, making way for a new beginning. It will be interesting to see if there will be stops and starts in 2022 with Jupiter swinging between these Zodiac Signs of endings and new beginnings.
You can never rely on any matter being final when planets do this changing from one Zodiac Sign to another until they have completely finished in a Zodiac Sign. Jupiter finishing its stay in Pisces for another 12 years, between the 28th October and 21st December 2022 will obviously allow Jupiter’s second and final visit to Aries from 21st December 2022 until 17th May 2023 to be a new beginning that will move ahead with no going back. So Christmas 2022 should not have the same uncertainties attached, which has been the case in 2021.
Jupiter in Pisces will form an easy-going connection to the planet Uranus in Taurus during mid February 2022. The thing these two planets have in common is freedom. Uranus is a planet that is associated with the unexpected. The type of stimulation Jupiter is providing to Uranus is likely to bring something unexpected or out of the ordinary, more on the beneficial side. Knowledge, associated with modern technology or providing alternatives can be stimulated by this connection. Amongst other things it could represent greater use and wide distribution of Rapid Antigen Testing for Covid, on an individual level. Treatments to prevent hospitalisation from Covid, such as the Pill being developed by Pfizer and a nasal spray by HMRI, University of Newcastle, could move ahead quickly, either with approval or distribution in this period. More companies will no doubt enter the market with similar products as well. This may well represent the beginning of the end of the need for mandates.
Jupiter in Pisces will come together with Neptune in Pisces during mid April 2022. These two planets are very comfortable in Pisces and with one another, as they both have rulership of Pisces. Both being in their sign of rulership imbues them with much strength. These two planets come together every 13 years – the last time they did this was during 2009 when they were both in Aquarius. The next time they do this will be 2035 in Aries. This coming together will generate a new 13 year cycle in everybody’s Personal Horoscope in one particular area of life, linking to two other areas. Naturally this is highly significant to any Pisces Sun Signs, but especially those born between 13th & 16th March.
The quality these two planets have in common is boundlessness. Their combination can result in a realisation that the reality is a very different proposition to the initial desires, decisions or expectations. This is magnified, due to this combination occurring in the changeable and go with the flow Zodiac Sign of Pisces. It may very well represent the turning point where there is recognition that the spread of Covid cannot be controlled, which has been the initial desires and intentions. The ability to continue to ignore the reality that Covid is something we will have to learn to live with will dissipate. Also, because these two planets have a position of strength in Pisces – this reality is unlikely to be as terrifying as people have been led to believe. These two planets coming together begin a new 13 year period of a changed reality where life is concerned.
Jupiter and Neptune together is a highly creative combination and can be extremely beneficial in generating imaginative solutions. This link up will also take arts, creativity, entertainment and holidays down a new path and when you consider the limitations that have been in place in these areas this will very likely bring a most welcome change. It is also possible that many alterations have been made in these areas that were not in place previously, to accommodate the new world we are now facing.
Pisces is one of the three water Zodiac Signs. Neptune is the planet ruling water, amongst other things. Jupiter is the planet of abundance. Therefore, these two planets coming together in Pisces will generate an abundance of moisture. This will result in much rainfall, heavy snow and there will likely be flooding somewhere in the world.
Jupiter in Pisces will form a connection to Pluto in Capricorn in early May. This can present the opportunity for success, on a large scale, to take place without too many problems. Pluto is associated with transformation and major reform and this might be the case with social conditions, though unlikely to be on a more restrictive level because of the involvement of boundless Jupiter. Pluto is associated with finality so hopefully this will herald the end of social restrictions, leading to greater freedom of movement. It is interesting that this connection takes place just before Jupiter moves into Aries for the first time on the 11th May, taking us down the initial path of new beginnings.
Saturn – the planet of seriousness and responsibility has rulership of 2 Zodiac Signs – the earth sign, Capricorn and the air sign, Aquarius. This means that Saturn is quite comfortable and has strength when travelling through these signs. Saturn is associated with fear – this has certainly been pushed by Governments (also ruled by Saturn) to keep control.
Saturn settled into Aquarius on 17th December 2020 and will continue in Aquarius until 8th March 2023. It’s position in Aquarius is very good for turning ideas into a solid reality particularly in relation to inventions and making use of modern technology – this has been the vaccine previously but is more likely to be these treatments for Covid this year.
Saturn is associated with rules, regulations and restrictions – putting boundaries in place. During the majority of 2021 Saturn was forming a challenging relationship with Uranus – the planet of independence, freedom and rebellion. This relationship between them finished on 24th December 2021 and will not be in play in 2022. Saturn restricted the ability of Uranus to be as free as it likes. It did not stop people rebelling and protesting (Uranus) but the heavy hand of authority (Saturn) did its best to limit and stop any protest. Usual protesting types of people did not initiate many protests – they were older people, the average worker and small business people, down to earth types – all ruled by Saturn. They could see their liberties being whittled away by Government and big Corporations rules and regulations. Saturn is quite free of any connections to the Major Planets – Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune & Pluto in 2022, therefore, not projecting limitations upon them, which is very promising.
Venus, the planet of relationships, peace, balance and harmony will be spending an extra long period in Capricorn. This is because it will retrograde (or move in a backward motion), which occurs every 18 months. Venus has a cycle of 12 months through all the 12 Signs of the Zodiac, so will normally spend about a month in each Zodiac Sign. However, because it will retrograde, it will spend 4 months in one Zodiac Sign. Venus will be in Capricorn from 5th November 2021 until 6th March 2022. As Capricorn is a constructive Zodiac Sign, the long stay of Venus here can generate some down to earth and practical solutions to any situation that needs to become more balanced. This could also stimulate contemplation of the degree of stability and security that any relationship has to offer. This would not just represent love relationships but any relationship in any setting.
Venus turned retrograde on 19th December 2021 and will go direct or forward again on 29th January 2022. This retrograde period will have the strongest influence on Capricorn’s born from 1st to 16th January and Cancer’s born from 3rd to 19th July. Most commonly this can produce reconnections to people from the past. It could also seem that the past is repeating itself in some way when it comes to involvement with others, providing the opportunity not to repeat the previous response if it didn’t generate the best result. This is a good period for everybody to weigh up and let go of anything that has had its time.
The strongest part of the letting go period of Venus runs from 19th December 2021 until 9th January 2021 when Venus begins a new cycle as the Morning Star, though Venus will not be visible for a few days. Venus will be the Morning Star until 23rd October 2022 when she will change to Evening Star. As the Morning Star, Venus is more adventurous and forward moving – it is usually a good period for finances as well. This is another good sign for 2022.
Mars the planet of energy, action, courage and fighting spirit will be spending an extra long period in Gemini. This is because it will retrograde (or move in a backward motion), which occurs every 2 years. Mars has a cycle of 2 years through all the 12 Signs of the Zodiac, so will normally spend about 6 weeks in each Zodiac Sign. However, because it will retrograde, it will spend 7 months in one Zodiac Sign. Mars will be in Gemini from 20th August 2022 until 25th March 2023 – this will certainly pick up the pace of life dramatically. This combination of Mars energy, which is primarily about moving forward in an adventurous way with Gemini, the Zodiac Sign of frenetic activity, will, in some instances, generate some very swift development but can also encourage jumping into matters with little forethought.
Mars will retrograde from 30th October 2022 until 13th January 2023. This will slow things down, generating much frustration because it will be hard to feel as though there is any forward movement. Letting go and ridding oneself of the unnecessary that was developed in life since March & April 2021 is wise from 30th October until 8th December 2022, when a new direction can begin to slowly establish itself to mid January 2023 and then take off. This is especially so for Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo and Pisces.
Mercury, the planet of communication has 3 retrograde (or backward) periods each year. During these times things tend to go awry as confusion reigns. These are not good times to make purchases unless it is to replace something that has broken down. Past issues come up for review, particularly for the Zodiac Sign in which these periods take place.
It is not the best time for travel as there can be all sorts of mix-ups. These times can be extremely favourable for finding lost things, for becoming aware of past mistakes and for getting money, which has been owed, paid back. They are also times when true perception is heightened. Contemplation of matters that have been a puzzle will bring to the surface of one’s mind, the true state of affairs.
Mercury will retrograde in the Air Zodiac Signs of Aquarius, Gemini & Libra as well as the Earth Signs of Capricorn, Taurus & Virgo.
The Air Signs are those of communication and conversation. The Earth Signs are practical and associated with matters becoming a solid reality, which could produce solid results from ideas and conversation.
The 1st Period while Mercury will be in Aquarius and then retrograding into Capricorn, changing the status quo, particularly with rules & regulations towards greater independence is possible.
The 2nd Period while Mercury will be in Gemini and then retrograding to Taurus can require change from too much activity to something more steady, reliable and plodding.
The 3rd Period while Mercury will be in Libra and then retrograding into Virgo the focus will be on relationships and general communication with others. Misunderstandings could easily arise, especially if details have not been taken care of properly – Virgo will see to this.
Review your priorities from mid January to early March, taking into account the level of responsibility you can realistically handle, especially if you are asked to take on something you have done in the past. Your energy level can be down, up to mid May. Some of this could be generated by frustration with matters, out of your control, that seem to take forever or simply drift along. From mid May to late October you enter the first stage of a new 12 year cycle with Jupiter entering your sign. It may be necessary to re-look at agreements involving financial matters but to also be careful when it comes to any new agreements you intend to enter into mid May to early June. It may take to mid July to get matters fully in place. Life could be all over the place and full of distractions from mid August to late October, challenging you to be practical when it comes to important priorities. This would be a good time to travel, if desired, or to look into any courses you might like to take up in 2023. From 28th October to 21st December you will be given the opportunity to contemplate your life since mid May and anything you seriously believe is worth committing to in the long term as you enter the second & final stage of your new 12 year cycle that will go through to mid May 2023.
The limitations that certain obligations placed on you personally that stifled independence you may have preferred last year, have now gone. You are likely to sense there is much promise to developing more balanced circumstances in the long term and so there is. A turning point can occur during January that will encourage you to view life and future possibilities with greater adventure. Interesting people could enter your life during February, through friendships or any group situation in which you have involvement – this could have more of a transforming effect long term, than you initially realise. Move forward from early March to mid April on making commitments that you feel will generate greater stability in life. From mid May to late October you enter a period of contemplation where you could feel you need to get away from it all to think things through. This can be especially connected to endings in life. From early July, you begin a new 2 year cycle, which can bring new opportunities, generate a renewed sense of confidence as well as lift your energy level. This can result in another category of circumstances that require further contemplation. Impulsiveness when it comes to finances needs to be watched from August to March 2023.
Someone else’s expectations of you may have more intensity attached to them than you feel comfortable with. This could have something associated with the past connected to it, including money. A change of direction could be established early January leading to things moving forward by the beginning February. There are likely to be certain obligations that you need to accept in the future that have some type of practicality involved. That doesn’t mean though that you need to accept commitments out of being pressured or made to feel guilty. Be careful of convincing yourself that something is a lot better, has a lot more promise than what it could actually turn out to be. If you are realistic, dreams can turn into a reality but it is likely to take a lot more work than you initially anticipate. From May until early July your focus should be on you and anything that no longer serves a purpose to you personally. On 20th August until 25th March 2023 you begin a new 2 year cycle that will be in play for an exceptionally long period with Mars entering your sign. From late October to mid January 2023, you will need to review where you want to head personally. Most important, is not to do anything impulsively out of frustration. Being able to move forward with confidence will occur mid January to late March 2023 – holding back will pay off until you get to this period.
Interaction with others has been strongly highlighted since early November 2021 and will continue until early March 2022. This represents all types of relationships – personal, working, even public. Major transformation can occur during January that can result in a turning point for the better. Others could become more comfortable with you, allowing them to open up more, even move forward in a positive way – this could be the case up to October. Any expectations of you from others should be steadier and without sudden changes that might have occurred last year. Long term possibilities and opportunities can be more promising than they have ever been just so long as you are realistic about what you can manage. Any support that you might require will be willingly given. From mid May to late October, responsibilities can increase. If this is something you have been aiming towards that is fine, but if not, you need to be careful that you are not too generous in taking on more than is reasonable to expect or manage successfully. Leave some room to be able to handle the unexpected because that can come into your life very quickly from later August and not fully sort itself out until late March 2023. You will need to keep your wits about you.