Your January 2022 Horoscope Is Here, And Mercury Is Going Retrograde...Again

Um, didn't we just survive this?!

january 2022 horoscope
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It’s a brand new year and, with that, you’ve got some big changes up ahead. A huge theme for this month: Are you doing what you really want to do? If not, it’s time to make some changes. (Maybe that's the new year's resolution inspo you've been searching for!)

Venus is retrograde in Capricorn pretty much all month, making you wonder what kind of career you want, where you want to spend your time, and what you value. They're important questions, so don't rush your answers. You've got all January to get on track to becoming the shiny, new, 2022 version of yourself.

While you're mulling all that over, the new moon in Capricorn on the 2nd and Mercury retrograde on the 14th pushes you to try to figure out what’s most meaningful to you in life. Like, would you rather have a swanky apartment while working a job that feels meh or live someplace decent while doing what you really love?

Heads up: The sun goes into Aquarius on the 19th (marking the start of Aquarius season!), which will stir up all kinds of intellectual energy—and that pushes you to be smart about the changes you want to make.

Of course, that’s not all that’s happening in January. Here's what else is in store for your zodiac sign this month, according to Donna Page, a professional astrologer with a graduate degree in counseling psychology.

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ARIES (MARCH 21–APRIL 19)

The universe is sending some serious career vibes your way, Aries—are you ready for 'em? You’ll start looking for the best way to strike the perfect balance between raking in tons of cash at work and still maintaining a social life. And, if you’re currently falling short in either of those areas, it’s just not going to fly with you anymore.

The full moon on the 17th opens up new opportunities for you, but just a heads up: Both Mercury and Venus are retrograde, so be careful what you wish for. You may end up realizing you were better off without it.

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TAURUS (APRIL 20–MAY 20)

Even if you’ve been cool with the status quo in the past, you’ll feel a sudden urge to make a change this month, Taurus. It’s all thanks to Uranus hanging out in your sign. Maybe the shift is as simple as trying a new workout or as huge as moving to a different place—whatever the deal, mixing things up will be a welcome refresh.

At the same time, you’ll feel a push to start gathering intel in your field and networking a bit more. Hey, you never know when you’ll be ready to jump ship. It’s good to be prepared, just in case.

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GEMINI (MAY 21–JUNE 20)

Every now and then, work gets a little chaotic, but don’t stress it: The universe has your back this month, Gem. It’s all thanks to Jupiter, a.k.a. the great protector, hanging out in a sector of your chart about career. Even if change comes up at your job, you can feel good knowing that you’ve proven yourself several times. And when a new opportunity arises in your field, mull it over for a while before deciding if you really want to take that leap.

In mid-January, Mercury goes retrograde in a part of your chart about knowledge. Whether it’s taking a cooking class or reading that classic book you never got around to in school, you’ll be all about learning something new.

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CANCER (JUNE 21–JULY 22)

You’ll have plenty of job opportunities this month, Cancer, but are you really up for that? Do your research before jumping ship—you don’t want to end up in a new gig that’s essentially the same as your old one.

As 2022 kicks off, you’ll also spend some solid time thinking about how to feed your mind, body, and spirit. (Maybe it’s time to take a regular yoga class…) On the 2nd, the new moon signals that half of your birthday year has passed. Are you where you wanted to be at this point? If not, time for a few tweaks. Later, the full moon on the 17th is in your sign, so expect to crave a better work-life balance. This is the year to make it happen.

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LEO (JULY 23–AUGUST 22)

You’ve done the holiday thing and now you’re ready to buckle down, Leo. The new moon on the 2nd is in your house of routines, making you wonder how you can maximize your day-to-day flow. Are you eating as healthy as you’d like? Are you working out as regularly as you swore you would? If not, what changes can you make to achieve those goals? Only you know.

The full moon on the 17th makes you rethink your job. Is this what you want to be doing for the rest of your life? Don’t stress over it; just consider it. When the Sun moves into Aquarius on the 19th, it brings a lighter energy. Sometimes, you just need to kick back and chill…and this is your invitation to do just that.

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VIRGO (AUGUST 23–SEPTEMBER 22)

You’re great at just putting your head down at work and grinding it out, but the new moon on the 2nd will push you to think about making life more enjoyable. Can you be a little more creative in your current gig? If not, it might be time to consider something else.

Halfway through the month, Mercury goes retrograde in your natural house of routine, making your rethink your day-to-day. Even something as simple as mixing up your commute or coffee order can feel like a breath of fresh air. Heads up: The weekend of the 15th will have you lending a good friend lots of support. You’ll feel good knowing you showed up when it mattered most—and it’ll be so appreciated.

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LIBRA (SEPTEMBER 23–OCTOBER 22)

January is bringing all the changes to you, Libra. The new moon on the 2nd makes you rethink your living situation: How long do you want to be in it? Do you just need some little tweaks to make the place feel more homey, or is it time to up and move?

You’ll also take a closer look at your job this month. Does it allow you to have a good work-life balance, or are you constantly grinding with pretty much zero free time to make up for it? The full moon on the 17th sends an interesting-looking new gig your way. Definitely check it out: It never hurts to look, after all.

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SCORPIO (OCTOBER 23–NOVEMBER 21)

There’s plenty of money floating around out there, Scorpio: How can you grab some of it for yourself? Mars, the planet of action, pushes you to think about how you can develop your natural talents to get paid more.

On the 2nd, the new moon is in a sector of your chart about communication, inspiring all kinds of deep convos with your buddies. So, grab some coffee together and just hang. You’ll be surprised what you end up covering. Later, the full moon on the 17th is in a sector of your chart about positivity, making you realize that you’re in control of your mindset. Want to have more rainbows and butterflies in your life? Consider it done.

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SAGITTARIUS (NOVEMBER 22–DECEMBER 21)

You’ve got your own thing going on, Sag, and you’re not in the mood for anyone to get in your way this month. Mars, the planet of action, is hanging out in your sign until the 14th, giving you a serious urge to just do you. Want a new job? Go for it. Six-pack abs? You’ll make it happen.

On the 2nd, the new moon is in a sector of your chart about money and self-worth, pushing you to not accept anything less than what you’re worth. You’ll also feel a big push to connect with others who think like you. So, hit up that one-day yoga retreat or beginner cooking class—it’ll feel so good to be surrounded by people with similar mindsets.

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CAPRICORN (DECEMBER 22–JANUARY 19)

This is your time, Capricorn, and it all starts with the new moon on the 2nd in your sign. You’re ready to put the past behind you and look for better ways to spend your time and energy in 2022. It’s all good stuff, though: You’ll be inspired to make your life even better.

Venus is hanging out in your sign, sending all kinds of sweet energy your way. People will do really nice things for you, like randomly bringing you your favorite coffee. Enjoy it—you deserve some special treatment during your birthday month. When the sun moves into Aquarius on the 19th, it's in a sector of your chart about finances. Know your worth—and then go get it.

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AQUARIUS (JANUARY 20–FEBRUARY 18)

You’ve got a lot going on in your life, Aquarius, but sometimes you just need to take a moment to do you. Shut off your phone, pour yourself a bath, and just bliss out for a bit. It’ll feel sooo amazing. All good? Great, because Mercury is hanging out in your sign, pushing you to go out into the world and get stuff done.

You’ll also find yourself at a crossroads at work this moth. Do you want to stick it out and see if you can snag a promotion or move on to something else? There’s no wrong answer here—and no need to make a decision ASAP. Just mull it over and see where you get.

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PISCES (FEBRUARY 19–MARCH 20)

You’ve got your own thing going on, Pisces, but it’s important to make time for your buddies, too. The new moon on the 2nd is sending you a reminder to do just that, so schedule a movie date or just grab coffee with your buds. Some QT is just what you need.

Jupiter, the planet of expansion, wants you to take a risk at work. Are you ready to try something different? Meanwhile, Mars, the planet of action, is in a sector of your chart about career. The next time a co-worker tries to offload their work onto you? You'll be ready to push back—you're happy to help out here and there, but you know when it's time to put your foot down.

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