By Lorna Bevan | Guest Writer
After 40 days and nights in the wilderness, Venus is stationing this week to turn Direct on January 29th having been Retrograde since December 19 2021. This has been a once in 8 years retrograde in Saturn’s sign of Capricorn with Venus conjuncting Pluto 3 times – on December 11 + 25th 2021 and finally on March 3 2022.
During her descent into Pluto’s underworld, the Goddess morphed from Evening Star to Morning Star and will take until March 3 to re-trace her path back to 26 Capricorn for one last merger with the Great Transformer.
Take some time to reflect on how your tastes, preferences and values have changed and crystallised during this period. Notice who and what you have now completely moved on from – relationships, sources of information, social media blogs, old ways of marketing and business-as they are no longer on your wavelength.
As Venus moves back over the degrees between 11-26 Capricorn between January 29th and March 3rd, be alert for new passions, interests, people, ideas and ways to earn your living to take their place. Let it happen without striving or pushing.
This is the beginning of an evolution of your High Heart, which will open to a whole new frequency in April 11 and beyond when Jupiter conjuncts Neptune in Pisces for the first time since 1856.
With Mercury retrograde conjuncting first the Sun on the 23rd then Pluto on the 28th , this week will bring below the radar information to light as well as a reckoning as karmic chickens come home to roost for some.
Chandra Symbol Venus Direct CAPRICORN 11
A young boy joyously kisses an old lady.
“Polarities go against each other in order to find each other again. When they are still busy going against each other, they pull you apart. And this experience is so definitive, so intensive, and so traumatic that you learn to bring the polarities back together any way you can. The journey to make this possible is an extensive one, because along the way you must mediate between discrimination and release. You are walking a collective karmic edge between the old and the new, in which both of them must be honoured in just the right ways. Yet the work it takes to bring polarities together in fresh ways is monumental, utterly redemptive, of infinite meaning and scope, in opening doors and letting totality in by surrender to the great inevitable.” – Inside Degrees Elias Lonsdale
Aries Week Ahead Forecast: January 23-30, 2022
his week your career and public reputation are under reconstruction. Mercury retrogrades back over your Mid Heaven into Capricorn on the 26th then conjuncts the Great Transformer Pluto on the 28th. At the same time, Mars enters Capricorn at the other end and boosts your motivation and enthusiasm. Expect communication glitches at work and stay flexible if your role changes suddenly. On the 29th, when Venus turns forward in this same part of your chart, you may need to have a difficult conversation with someone. You are only just understanding what is negotiable and non-negotiable for you and trying it on for size.
Leave your agenda as free as possible around January 29th.
Taurus Week Ahead Forecast: January 23-30, 2022
With both Mars and Mercury in your 9th House and Mercury merging with Great Transformer Pluto on the 28th, anything connected with publishing, sharing your ideas, writing, studying is very well starred. If you have social media platforms or are self-employed, the more you generously add value to others, the better your income flow now. After all, Pluto is the God of wealth. Your audience or followers are going to expand this year with Jupiter in your 11th House of contacts, alliances and networks supporting you. You might also benefit from helpful mentors, coaches or teachers. Now that Uranus is awake and buzzing in Taurus, keep close track of all your fresh ideas and insights, no matter how far out they might seem at first.
They will turn out to be your fertiliser to grow your sphere of influence.
Gemini Week Ahead Forecast: January 23-30, 2022
our personal planet Mercury travelling backwards in Capricorn meets the Sun then Pluto this week-this means some unfinished business needs your attention. It could be financial or connected with a partnership. Either way as Venus turns forward on the 29th, a secret is likely to emerge into the light of day that affects your personal security. No matter how this plays itself out, stick to the truth and insist others do the same. If it turns out to be about money, take your time in deciding how to deal with it. Don’t take any loans or risks with what you have and if an investment looks too good to be true, it probably is.
Cancer Week Ahead Forecast: January 23-30, 2022
This week, Mercury backtracks into your partnership zone until February 3rd just as Venus turns forward there on the 29th. They are joined by Mars infusing all your personal and professional relationships and contracts with a sense of momentum. As the Messenger encounters Truth Teller Pluto on the 28th, some new information may throw an entirely different light on to one situation. You could choose to rekindle an old romance or decide to walk away once and for all. The welcome news is that Jupiter has your back all year, supporting you in being heard, published or recognised as an expert in your field.
The ball is back in your court.
Leo Week Ahead Forecast: January 23-30, 2022
This week Mercury and Mars join Venus in your 6th House of health and work. Mercury is retrograde encountering the Great Transformer Pluto on January 26th while Venus finally turns forward on the 29th. Hopefully, you’ve spent late December and the first part of January upgrading your wellbeing, deleting bad habits and anything that sabotages your health. Take stock on the 29th to build on any tweaks and changes you’ve made. Add some physical exercise and work with action planet Mars to get moving. Meanwhile, Jupiter in your 8th House has been working quietly behind the scenes so far this year. Now that Venus is turning forward, it’s a good time to make some investments, add to your savings or come up with a new income stream.
Virgo Week Ahead Forecast: January 23-30, 2022
Your 5th House of pleasure and creativity is a hive of planetary activity this week. Both your own planet Mercury now retrograde and Mars join Venus in Capricorn. Make a note of January 26th when Mercury conjuncts Pluto and the 29th when Venus turns forward after 40 days retrograde. It’s time to review the last few months, to put things into perspective and to notice what has crystallised for you while Venus has been retrograde. Who has come back into your life and who has left? What brings you happiness and what and who drains your spirits? Once you have clarity, difficult decisions will be easier to make.
Be as congruent and as transparent as possible.
Libra Week Ahead Forecast: January 23-30, 2022
There’s so much happening on the home front that you feel pulled in too many directions and unable to focus on your career. This week both Mars and Mercury join Venus in this part of your chart, piling on the pressure to finally resolve issues that have been simmering away on the back burner for a long time. On the 26th, Mercury conjuncts Pluto while your own planet Venus turns forward on the 29th. It’s time to deliver some hard truths and get those awkward conversations over and done with. Mars will prompt you to do something to shift the energy where you live- spring cleaning, de-cluttering or renovating anyone?
Make some physical changes and see what happens.
Scorpio Week Ahead Forecast: January 23-30, 2022
There’s a lot of planetary activity in your 3rd House this week. Both Mars and Mercury retrograde join Venus in this part of your chart. Retrograde Mercury conjuncts your own planet Pluto on the 26th and Venus turns forward after 40 days of go-slow on January 29th. This is a very social House, so it looks as if you’ll be busy and in touch with more people than usual. Be prepared for crossed wires, glitches or misunderstandings and stay flexible, ready to change plans at the last moment. This also applies to your one- to -one partnership, both personal and professional, as unpredictable Uranus could spring a surprise or shock of some sort, changing your perception of one particular person.
Skeletons could fall out of the cupboard.
Sagittarius Week Ahead Forecast: January 23-30, 2022
It’s all about money at the end of January as Mercury and Mars join Venus in your 2nd House of earned income. Mercury is retrograde, making a conjunction on the 26th with God of wealth Pluto while Venus turns forward on the 29th. Hopefully, since December 19th when Venus disappeared into the underworld, you’ve been busy updating and overhauling your finances and can now see the bottom line. From the 29th, you may get the urge to splash the cash but wait until after February 3rd. There’s new information coming in that could change your view of the big picture and you may need to develop some additional income streams.
Show me the money.
Capricorn Week Ahead Forecast: January 23-30, 2022
Now that the Sun has left your sign for Aquarius, your focus turns to your income and to your resources. With your own planet Saturn in Aquarius too, your usual pragmatism and caution will kick in as you contemplate making changes to savings, investments or income streams. Now that Venus is turning forward again on the 29th in your own sign, you’ll be much clearer about what and who matters and can use this as a yardstick for financial decisions. Meanwhile, Mercury is retrograde until February 3rd, encountering Pluto in Capricorn on the 26th – a secret or some important new information might be revealed that changes your perspective on the big picture.
Aquarius Week Ahead Forecast: January 23-30, 2022
At last, the Sun has returned to Aquarius and you can feel your solar batteries starting to recharge. This is your personal New Year, so take some quiet time to reflect on what’s been happening during the last 12 months and the insights you’re taking from it. You’re helped in this by Mars and Mercury retrograde joining Venus in Capricorn, your hidden 12th House. As Venus turns forward again on January 29th, you might discover some new information about an ancestor or your family heritage that, in turn, changes how you think of yourself. With your personal planet Uranus now moving forward at the base of your chart, your own family and tribe may spring a surprise on you.
Joining the dots from past to present.
Pisces Week Ahead Forecast: January 23-30, 2022
There’s a lot of planetary activity in your sociable 11th House. This week, both Mars and Mercury join Venus in this part of your chart, making it an excellent time to find helpful mentors, teachers and collaborators. On the 26th, retrograde Mercury encounters Pluto, so be open, transparent and congruent in asking for support and offer win/win solutions in return. As Venus turns forward on the 29th, your networks will receive a boost and you will increasingly find yourself in demand. Decide in advance which teams or groups you’re willing to be a part of and those you are not, so you can make some good choices. You’re full of valuable bright ideas -make sure you don’t scatter them on stony ground.
Who is for you?
Originally published at hareinthemoonastrology.co.uk and reproduced here with permission.
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