SATURDAY, 1/1/2022

Mercury enters Aquarius tonight and turns retrograde on January 14, reenters Capricorn on January 25, goes back into Aquarius on February 14, and enters Pisces on March 9. That means we can expect to deal with this mercurial energy for a while.

The planet of communication normally loves to be in this placement and sign (until this year, given the retrograde) because it allows us to have a neutral standpoint in analyzing matters and making decisions.

Mercury’s retrograde will be topsy-turvy because of Venus’s current planetary backspin. This can make matters of the heart, as well as financial investments, seem confusing to us. We might have to slow down our shopping and use our analytical mind to think about the future of relationships.

On its journey, Mercury affects almost every other planet. There could be declarations of love, arguments, shake-ups, breakups, communication issues, technological problems, travel issues (so plan accordingly), or even fated connections along the way. Fasten your seat belts, folks. It’s going to be a bumpy ride!

The Moon is void-of-course today until 3:01 PM PST. The optimism — even a sense of invincibility — may carry through until the Moon’s arrival in Capricorn. Wild optimism is quickly reigned in, although the effect is not likely to feel too strict or severe. However, there are new restrictions in place today that we may not have anticipated. Tomorrow morning’s Capricorn New Moon (10:33 AM PST 12° Capricorn), will help us to better understand the need for the restriction we may feel. We must tread carefully, seeking understanding and insight rather than focusing solely on tangible, material progress — which will begin to pick up in the New Year but slowly.


Today is the 1st day of 2022
77 days until Spring Equinox
13 days until Mercury Retrograde
0 days until 2022

Sun is in Capricorn
Moon is in Sagittarius
Mercury is in Capricorn
Venus is Rx in Capricorn
Mars is in Sagittarius
Jupiter is in Pisces
Saturn is in Aquarius
Uranus is Rx in Taurus
Neptune is in Pisces
Pluto is in Capricorn
Chiron is in Aries

  • Venus is retrograde from December 19th and goes Direct on January 29th (2022) in the signs of Capricorn/Sagittarius.


JAN 2: NEW MOON IN CAPRICORN: You might have a strong need for being useful to the society and you look for justification in the outside world. You may underestimate what you want from yourself and for yourself. Shyness may be accompanied by resentment of the fact that others ignore you. Do not seek approval from the outside, it will not help you get rid of your doubt and it is harmful to you. You have to trust your inner values.

JAN 9: FIRST QUARTER MOON IN ARIES: The feeling of uncertainty can make you solve problems faster then is natural. Do not rush as if there was a deadline. Try to slow down so that you can decide what you want to do and proceed at your own comfortable pace.

JAN 17: FULL MOON IN CANCER: Your feeling of safety is now related to your home, family and related activities such as cooking and gardening. You may be prone to emotional fluctuations; you should learn to forgive and forget in order to avoid depression from thinking too much about things. Your perception of the world can be very subjective; try to create a certain distance without being bitter. Due to your rich emotional manifestation you can create a real sense of belonging in the world.

JAN 25: LAST QUARTER MOON IN SCORPIO: Moon in Scorpio creates the need to delve into your feelings as deep as possible. You desire meaningful emotional exchanges now more than at any other time even if it is not easy and you are forced to change many things. Shallow relationships do not satisfy you, because they are not purifying enough.


With their graceful, long necks, swans are able to reach into the depths. When Swan Spirit arrives, you are called to take a deep dive, beyond what is easily available on the surface. You may think you know what is best for you now, but take the plunge into the depths of your awareness, for there is knowledge you are not aware of and great treasures to discover.

Deeper understanding awaits you, and a perspective that comes from greater self-knowledge is what you need right now to better understand a situation or relationship. As you come to know yourself more intimately, so too will you come to better know others, so Swan Spirit asks you to go beyond the surface of what is happening between you and others and resist the temptation to judge by superficial appearances.

Know there is much deeper potential for loving connections, forgiveness, and mutual understanding. Choose to dive deep, into your Why. Asking the deeper questions of yourself, you are led by the grace of Swan Spirit.

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