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ASTROLOGY: January 2022


“Further up and further in!”

The planets shift from one sign to another at different rates, those closest to us shifting most often, while the generational planets—called such because they shift so slowly that they affect whole generations rather than affecting us on personal levels—can stay in one sign for years. Jupiter is the one planet that shifts signs on an annual basis. In recent years, this has been happening literally at the end/beginning of our calendar year. One could say it “stamps” the year with its influence.

Last year, Jupiter was in its own sign of Aquarius, strengthening their dual meanings of knowledge, expansion, and all of humanity. There can be little doubt that all of humanity has been undergoing a global experience.
The availability of information of all kinds on the networks (whether or not you believe it) is an Aquarian influence.
Belief, as opposed to knowledge, is ruled by Pisces. On December 30, Jupiter shifted into Pisces, where it will remain until December 2022. Jupiter in Pisces is a different feel from Aquarius. The lightness of being shifts to an underground or underwater sensation. Where Jupiter in Aquarius can mean the expansion of consciousness,
now the expansion may be in the realm of the unconscious. Deep diving can enable the grand exploration of our own inner depths.

The exploration of self is potentially one of the greatest means of changing the world, shifting our own world views, and impacting all of humanity. Think of whales deep-diving, then soaring up out of the water with a great explosion of air and joy; bringing up from below and into the light that which needs to be seen and experienced.

New Moon on January 2 is a great time to conceive a New Year.

ARIES Planet: Mercury MARCH 20 – APRIL 19
Dynamic: You may experience networking complications.
Direction: It’s a good time to expand your understanding of networking.
Soul Thought: “Tell a wise person or else keep silent, for those who do not understand will mock it right away.” —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

TAURUS Planet: Vulcan APRIL 19 – MAY 20
Dynamic: Too many comments may sound like gibberish to you.
Direction: Decide when to expand your hearing and when to focus it.
Soul Thought: What do you hear and what do you listen to?

GEMINI Planet: Venus D MAY 20 – July 20
Dynamic: While others struggle, you have a beautiful opportunity to get things going.
Direction: In business/career especially.
Soul Thought: Truth, Beauty, and Goodness brought down to Earth.

CANCER Planet: Neptune July 20 – JULY 22
Dynamic: That confusing challenge will finally dissipate near the end of the month.
Direction: Until then, use it to grow!
Soul Thought: Rocket launching is possible.

LEO Planet: Sun JULY 22 – AUG 22
Dynamic: You may shift from being all business to a visionary.
Direction: Why not both?
Soul Thought: “There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.” —Buckminster Fuller

VIRGO Planet: Moon AUG 22 – SEPT 22
Dynamic: You launch the New Year in the sign of Seeking.
Direction: Determine what you seek.
Soul Thought: Need some hints?

LIBRA Planet: Uranus SEPT 22 – OCT 22
Dynamic: You continue to be the source and the recipient of some strong issues.
Direction: It means now is the time to get things going.
Soul Thought: It always goes both directions.

SCORPIO Planet: Mars OCT 22 – NOV 21
Dynamic: This ongoing challenge is on a spiritual level, also.
Direction: Remember: Life is an Adventure!
Soul Thought: Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” —Les Brown

SAGITTARIUS Planet: Earth NOV 21 – DEC 20
Dynamic: Most of the month is nice; later it might get a little rocky.
Direction: You can float on the surface for a while.
Soul Thought: It’s a water world.

CAPRICORN Planet: Saturn DEC 20 – JAN 19
Dynamic: You continue to experience things on a global level.
Direction: Go with the flow.
Soul Thought: “The beat goes on.” —Sonny & Cher

AQUARIUS Planet: Jupiter JAN 19 – FEB 18
Dynamic: The shift in energy could be profound.
Direction: You could go from way up and out to way down and in.
Soul Thought: Expansion is possible on every level.

PISCES Planet: Pluto FEB 18 – MAR 20
Dynamic: You continue to be apart from the fray.
Direction: You may be the only one watching the Sun come over the horizon.
Soul Thought: The Man on the Horizon.


  • Charlene R, Johnson

    Charlene R Johnson is a graduate of Claregate College, a metaphysical college in England and studied directly under teacher Dr. Douglas Baker. She offers oral readings, written reports and teaches classes in both esoteric astrology and esoteric psychology. These classes are for beginners who know nothing of astrology. Use of the glyphs in your chart are considered a form of dialogue with your Soul and a necessary tool in your spiritual toolbox. A former Taos County resident she now lives in central Florida on 6.5 acres on a beautiful lake. This property has recently been dubbed SkyDance Sanctuary and will be the site of classes and special events.