Using the cosmos as a guide to earthly affairs is an ancient practice, but nothing could have predicted the whirlwind of cosmic drama we endured this past year. Between the vaccine roll out, reintegrating into our social lives, an having to adapt to a new way of living, it’s clear to see that the Age of Aquarius is in full swing.
Celestial transits suggest that we’ll move forward into a home-centered society, following the trend of work from home culture we’ve been seeing. A huge theme of 2022 will lie in the revelations of work and grind-culture and may welcome worldwide protests against business practices that effect the working class. These revelations begin at the top of the year with a Sun and Pluto conjunction in Capricorn. I predict business conglomerates being publicly recognized in the media for their labor practices which may cause an uprising.
Sun and Uranus conjunction in Taurus suggests a collective favor for staying home as we become more comfortable with our new lifestyle. I predict more people will also find a preference to work from home culture rather than an upheaval shift to working from the office. My prediction is that the collective will find financial prosperity as they pursue small businesses. A self-care revolution, along with protests and outings of unfair labor practices, are likely to occur in 2022 because of this conjunction.
We’ll be experiencing illusions in love, ambitions, and our sense of reality as we approach a stellium in Pisces, which comes near the second anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic. My prediction is we will continue to remain hopeful about COVID rates decreasing, perhaps to a fault. More restrictions may be lifted, social events may be held, but that may come with a terrifying price of rising hospital and death tolls as our blind optimism comes crashing down during this time, which may result in another deadly wave, possibly an even more sinister variant of the virus.
We’re headed for a confusing time during the summer as we experiencing many opposition aspects, emphasizing friction that might leave us feeling unheard or misunderstood. Conversely, key aspects with Jupiter to help us save face in the face of adversity, although many of these include square aspects with Jupiter, which implies spurts of misfortune and down-on-your-luck phases.
In 2022, there are a total of four Mercury retrogrades, leaving plenty of room throughout the year for miscommunications and hazy mixups. We’re seeing a stellium in Pisces, two full lunar eclipses, as well as two partial eclipses.
Key astrological dates:
Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn and Aquarius: January 14th — February 4th
Mercury Retrograde in Gemini and Taurus: May 10th — June 3rd
Mercury Retrograde in Virgo and Libra: September 10th — October 2nd
Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn: December 29th — January 18th, 2023
Total Lunar Eclipse May 15, 2022 in Sagittarius
This lunation will encourage the collective to feel more adventurous and bold than usual. We will feel the need to travel and venture into new arts or learn new philosophies. However, since this eclipse occurs alongside the Mercury retrograde, you may want to hold off on travel plans.
Total Lunar Eclipse Nov 18, 2022 in Taurus
Our need for security and safety is more relevant than ever during this lunation in Taurus. We may feel extra motivated to prioritize self-care as we find ways to balance our finances with home comfort possibly in the form of work-from-home side hustles.
Stellium in Pisces March 1, 2022 (Venus, Mars, Pluto)
Venus, Mars, and Pluto will meet in Pisces, suggesting a rude awakening. We will be forced to face all of our illusions and blind optimism in areas of love and personal ambitions as we learn to “get real” with some of the expectations and goals for ourselves.
SUN in Capricorn CONJUNCT PLUTO in Capricorn January 16, 2022
SUN in Taurus CONJUNCT URANUS in Taurus May 5, 2022
MERCURY in Libra CONJUNCT VENUS in Libra September 26, 2022