!! OMG Stars: January 2022 Horoscopes !!

OMG Stars by Amelia EhrhardtJanuary 2022 Horoscopes

“And all I have to do today
Is get past remembering”

— Jennifer Castle

An interesting feature of 2022 is that we start our brand new year with two retrogrades: we look back to begin again.

There is nothing astrologically significant about the 1st of January as a regular occurring event. There is no mark of the zodiac that defines this date, there is no post in the heavens that defines this as the place where a year starts.

Time, like astrology, is a human thing. Time, like astrology, is one way of describing our experience in this particular dimension. To think of human life outside of time is dizzying: remove the layer of time and we lose the passage of our lives, the organizing principle of our relationships, the reminders to eat and work and play and sleep and wake.

Astrological events this month:

January 2: New Moon in Capricorn / January 3:Mercury ingress to Aquarius / January 14: Mercury stations retrograde / January 17: Full Moon in Cancer / January 21: Sun ingress to Aquarius / January 27: Mercury (retrograde) ingress to Capricorn January 29: Venus stations direct

Astrology, like time, is a human thing. A system of describing our lives using myth and archetype to help us make sense of it all. A system that we have together decided means something—twelve noon means something, and the sun’s passage through the zodiac means something.

Time and astrology are both imperfect. Living on the border of a time zone shows us that, and the debate between tropical and sidereal astrology shows us that. But deciding to stick to something because we have decided it means something is as human a thing as anything.

There is nothing astrologically significant about the 1st of January, but there is everything significant in deciding to start over, over and over.

Happy new year,

With thanks and credit always to my teacher Julia who taught me these things, that astrology is to our lives what a clock is to time.

Find your horoscope after the jump!

Horoscopes are written using whole house calculations and are meant as inspiration and affirmation of what you already know about yourself. Specific calculations are made for the rising signs, but if you don’t know your rising sign you can read for your sun. You can also horoscopes read for your moon sign for extra emotional information. You can access your birth chart at astro.com or many other apps and websites using your birth date, time, and location. If you’re interested in getting a reading, you can book one with Amelia here

Aries horoscope January 2022Aries rising

When did you last take deep pleasure in your work? When did you sensorially anticipate the release of a new project, the attainment of a goal?

What connections to your community would need to feel stable in order for that pleasure to happen? What detail do you need to remember – which conversation led to the last idea that you loved? Who was that again?

January’s astrology calls on you to remember your work’s rooting in community. Perhaps your work is deeply isolated, perhaps you are reliant on social groups to send even a single email, but this month reminds you that no matter what, there is a relationship between these aspects of your life. It reminds you of this relationship, and it reminds you to remember.

Taurus horoscope January 2022Taurus rising

Does it feel good to grow? Discomfort is transformation – yeah yeah – but it doesn’t have to hurt!

When you get a chance to put yourself out there to the world, when it feels truly like you out there, is that pleasurable? What does it feel like when your projects align with your path? What do you need to do in order to get there? What needs to be remembered?

January’s astrology is a chance to go over the things that have helped you grow the most, and reflect on how they have impacted your work. Look back over past work projects that are calling to you right now – perhaps there’s a detail you missed then that will put the whole puzzle of your growth together now.

Gemini horoscope January 2022Gemini rising

It does not always feel good to remember our entanglements. To think about trauma again. To remember ways we have hurt and been hurt.  We can move past our intimacies but sometimes circumstances call them back to us and it’s like we’re right back there.

But to remember that our entanglements are what help us connect, that breaking out of constraints is growth – being reminded of this is the gift.

Queen Fucking Elizabeth said after September 11th, “grief is the price we pay for love”. I don’t know who on her staff wrote that and what was going on with Scorpio in their chart, but at 14 I remember really absorbing those words following that time. Grief is the price we pay for love – growth is the gain we make from grief. Chase your struggles with expansion.

Cancer horoscope January 2022Cancer rising

It is too powerful a cliché to describe the way that sometimes a scent, a sound, an encounter catches you off guard and brings you into the memory of a former loved one, but there is the odd time that a cliché is comforting for its endurance.

What former intimacy is coming back to you now? What collective nostalgia is gripping us and causing the tiktok trend where people lipsync dramatically to Celine Dion’s “It’s All Coming Back To Me”?

January’s astrology invites any manner of old flams back to your memory. Be they the flames of a lover, a confidante, a collaborator – any of the people who once made up your closest relationships and may not be around for whatever reason will float back to your memory. If contact is possible, and necessary, wait until later in February when the seas are less choppy.

Leo horoscope January 2022Leo rising

Did you forget to take your vitamins, Leo? Did you used to have a really good morning routine going that you fell out of habit on? What was that yoga class you really liked and forgot about until recently, can you find it in your search history?

How does your body connect to your relationships? Where do you feel connection in the self? What does it feel like to remember a lover when they aren’t around?

The astrology this month seeks the connection between your health and your partnerships. Notice how being in partnership helps you to stabilize, helps you to find routine, helps you to feel your sense of self, even when that self needs to feel dramatically independent.

Virgo rising

You can be a little serious when it comes to fun, Virgo. Love can be a bit of a business transaction and play can feel like work, but don’t let that hide the ways you are a secret romantic.

And don’t let Virgo’s reputation hide the fact that you are also secretly adaptable. Secretly flexible to people’s needs, good in a crisis, organized in chaos.

This month remember your strong points. Think back to times you have gone against the Virgo stereotypes and proven to the world that your lot of the zodiac is as critical as every other part of the whole. Do this as a dedication to yourself to begin your year, because you are now and will always be your own #1.

Libra horoscope January 2022Libra rising

Something feels familiar about the home right now – it’s almost like we’ve been here before. Almost like this drudgery of puttering around the house and not going anywhere was something we all did in a collective fever dream and are now returning back to. Weird.

Well, Libra – what little things brought you fun last time? What could you rely on to feel good? Did breaking up the monotony make a difference? Trying to be spontaneous? Picking up a new creative practice?

In January you are being reminded of the importance of keeping the home as a source of pleasure. In these remarkably precedented times you are going to get nostalgic for past ways of being and past ways of being joyful, so use the nostalgia as a toolkit for finding current joys.

Scorpio horoscope January 2022Scorpio rising

You are a notoriously serious communicator, Scorpio. That seriousness is an asset but can be regularly misunderstood. How do you use your communication strategies as a way of ensuring your own comfort and safety? Can you think of times they’ve been a protective force for you?

Your home may have gone from being a source of protection to a source of boredom and a place of restriction with all that’s happened in the past two years. If you’re back at home again, what project can you do that you meant to get to and just never quite got around to? What still needs attending to?

In January the astrology looks at the relationship between your communication strategies and your sense of home and family. How did your family of origin teach you how to communicate, and how does your chosen family reflect it? Can you remember when you first learned that people find you “intense”? How do you transform that narrative now?

Sagittarius horoscope January 2022Sagittarius rising

What better time could there be, Sagittarius, than a Venus retrograde in your second house to go back over your finances. Can you be immediately prepared for taxes? What budgeting needs to be done? If we think outside of money – what made you most and least energetic this year? How have your values changed since May of 2020 when Venus was last retrograde?

How do you communicate those values, Sagittarius? Are you a chaotic and rebellious communicator? Are you calculated and organized? Do you have any of that typical Sagittarian frankness?

The astrology fo January looks back over ways that your communication strategies are tied in with your sense of values. If you’ve ever asked for a raise and not gotten it, if you have a hard time communicating your energetic needs, if you can’t align your words with your values, this astrology will help clarify. Go back over previous conversations, interactions, and yes – spending habits.

Capricorn horoscope January 2022Capricorn rising

The extended Venus in Capricorn transit has given you some much needed sweetness, Capricorn. Have you taken extra care of yourself? Have you loved the way you look in the mirror? Have you had a haircut blessedly pushed back due to lockdowns and been able to realize that this is a blessing in disguise because getting a haircut during a Venus retrograde in your rising sign is a bad idea?

Have you tracked the way you spend money on yourself? How your energy is a direct reflection of what you see in the world around you? How your values are tied into your social encounters?

In January the astrology looks at the relationship between your value systems and your identity. Visiting past versions of yourself can give an insight into the current vision of yourself.

Aquarius horoscope January 2022Aquarius rising

What are your dreams telling you right now, Aquarius? What dregs of the past are they trudging up? Does it feel good to remember? Do you get lost in fantasy more often these days?

What do you look like in your dreams? What do you look like in reality? Are they the same? Do you look in the matrix like you do in the real world?

This month’s astrology connects your dreams and your identity. Your shadow self is behind you all the time, coming along the back while you face the world. An interesting thing about that is that sometimes people see our shadow more easily than we do, because it tends to stay behind us. Look around you for reflections from other people if you want information about this side of yourself.

Pisces horoscope January 2022Pisces rising

Do you miss your friends so fucking much? Is the thought of even more time away from them more than you can bear? (Me too, Pisces). What memories come to you during this return to isolation that sweeten the solitude?

What’s coming up from your dream world? What pieces of past information are floating up in the nighttime ether? What could they tell you about how to cope?

The astrology in January is a major connection between your communities and your dreams. Your social circles and your sense of magic. There is an opportunity to learn things about your inner self this month that could be of great use, if you can avoid shying away from it. Look back with kindness for yourself and see what your memory can tell you.

OMG Stars is an astrology column written by queer astrologer Amelia Ehrhardt (@soft_aspects). Each month, at the beginning of the new astrological season, Amelia interprets the upcoming astrology with a focus on how to navigate current events (astrological and global). Book an appointment with Amelia here.

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