January 2022 Libra Overview Horoscope
Pull that cashmere throw a little tighter around yourself, Libra. January 2022 gets off to an intimate and introspective start. With planets piled in Capricorn and your domestic fourth house, a part of you doesn’t mind staying closer to home. However, even your abode could be a source of friction, since your ruling planet Venus is retrograde all month in Capricorn. It will take extra finesse and Libra grace to not lose your cool, especially if you cohabitate.
In the second half of the month, communication planet Mercury also turns retrograde, disrupting technology, travel and even the simplest interactions until February 3. Maybe the solution is to pour yourself into an all-consuming project, Libra? You’ll get help from the karmic North Node’s entry into Taurus on January 18, its first visit to your intimate and laser-focused eighth house since 2004. Lose yourself in a fascinating topic or slip off the grid (solo or with an energetically compatible plus-one). If all else fails, treat yourself to some sweet hibernation, complete with home spa treatments and all the cozy accoutrements.
Of course, it will be hard to resist the call of those wild adventures when the Sun moves into Aquarius and your festive, frisky fifth house on January 19. Some early Valentine’s vibes could spark up, Venus retrograde be damned. Start curating a few sultry winter looks, even if they’re mostly appreciated by your Instagram followers than anyone IRL. Treat yourself to some style updates and a little decadence. As a Libra, finding ways to make ordinary moments feel special is one of your superpowers. Lean into that gift to balance out any frustrations that may crop up this month.
Capricorn rules the skies: Sun, new moon, Venus (retrograde) and Mars
Let the hibernation begin…or continue, anyway. You’re in deep domestic mode as the year turns thanks to six heavenly bodies traveling through Capricorn and your fourth house of home, family and emotional foundations. The coziness of holiday season could give way to January “hygge” vibes, a time to rest and nurture yourself. No Libra worth their lavender-infused Epsom salt needs to be forced into self-care—you’ll happily bask in the glow-restoring activities that the planets are prodding you toward.
Looking for a new home or to revamp your living situation? The January 2 new moon, a potent supermoon, arrives quickly to start the action. This new moon will also form a supportive trine to Uranus, the planet of sudden changes, which is in your eighth house of intimacy and investments. A once-in-a-lifetime real estate deal could fall in your lap. You could receive an inheritance, a loan or unexpected support from a loved one. In a relationship? You might suddenly decide to move in together or combine your superpowers on a business venture. Other couples could get engaged or hear pregnancy news if you’re of that demographic.
With your ruling planet Venus in powered-down retrograde here, things won’t be 100 percent harmonious on the homefront. Finding time for self-care could be challenging at times and there could be discord with roommates and relatives, particularly female ones. It could just be hard to get comfortable in your skin, and with pandemic restrictions, cabin fever could have you feeling less than sensual.
Maybe it’s time to get yourself out of the house and moving, or to set up a home workout area? Tension could spike under your roof once intense Mars moves into Capricorn from January 24 to March 6, and you’ll need to channel it into something besides fighting with everyone. Luckily, Mars also happens to be “exalted” in Capricorn, a powerful placement that will motivate you to address any domestic issues head-on. Whether you use all this percolating passion to finally redo your kitchen or to sit down for a family meeting on house rules, you can make progress and bring harmony to your household if you take command.
Mercury turns retrograde from January 14 to February 3
Heads up: Goodwill tanks might run low in the second half of the month. From January 14 to February 3, Mercury—the planet of communication, technology and travel—will turn retrograde, disrupting the post-New Year buzz. Until January 25, Mercury will be retrograde in Aquarius, which is quite a buzzkill. There could be trouble in paradise as the quicksilver planet bumbles through your fifth house of love, creativity and self-expression. An ex could resurface or a budding romance could hit a stumbling block. Slow down and make sure you’re on the same page—no assumptions allowed, Libra!
Hold off on any artistic debuts now since a backward-spinning Mercury in your performance sector could bring a lukewarm reception instead of the buzz you crave. Note: This tricky transit can stir up major drama in your relationships—not exactly the outcome you were hoping for. When in doubt, err on the side of politeness (even if you deliver it through gritted teeth). Brash remarks could be taken the wrong way. Keep your ego in check and avoid making controversial statements, especially online. Your attempt to be cheeky could land as downright offensive.
On January 25, Mercury will back into Capricorn and your domestic fourth house for the duration of the retrograde. Coupled with your ruler Venus, also retrograde here, and some post-holiday resentment could come out of the woodwork. What have you, or a loved one, been stuffing down for this month since Christmas? You might just find out between now and February 3. Once again, remain in the gracious camp as best as you can and try to talk it through. If it’s too hard to keep your tempers even, table this topic until early next month, when cooler heads (and clearer skies) prevail.
The Cancer full moon on January 17 spotlights home and family
On January 17, the year’s first full moon arrives in Cancer and casts its incandescent beams in your tenth house of career, goals and recognition. The energy can position you for a public role or a leadership position as the calendar turns. Your relationship with an important man, possibly your dad, could be a focal point of this emotional full moon. Expressing your feelings, either directly to him or by venting to a supportive friend, would be cathartic. No need to carry any anger or frustration into the new year, Libra!
No big plans for 2022 yet? This full moon might provide a crystal-clear download about your next direction. Since Libras are communal creatures, why not gather a few focused friends to set intentions? Make it a mini-mastermind and write everyone's top resolution on one page, then distribute copies. Something magical happens when we become the guardians of one another's dreams.
But don’t forget your roots! This full moon will oppose shadowy Pluto in your fourth house of home and family. A situation in your personal life could impede some of your grand 2022 goals. Make sure relatives and roommates are helping to create a supportive environment, and that you have all the help you need with your household. Some old family dynamics could creep into your work—if you’re struggling with a difficult person or project, trace back in your personal history. Does this remind you of something from years back? It’s worth a look, even if you don’t see an instant connection. A little journaling or reflection could lead to an unexpected insight.
The north node enters Taurus on January 18
Revolutionize your revenue! From January 18, 2022, until July 17, 2023, the lunar nodes will travel across the Taurus/Scorpio axis, touching down on your second house of income (ruled by Scorpio) and your eighth house of joint ventures, investments and property (governed by Taurus).
For the next 18 months, set your sights on ways you can make your money work harder for you—and be open to unexpected new avenues for generating wealth and long-term security. From exploring crypto and NFTs to real estate to affiliate income, the Taurus north node invites you to widen your viewfinder and check out possibilities that might not be in your current portfolio.
The north node only visits Taurus every 18.5 years; it was last here from April 15, 2003 – December 26, 2004. If you can remember back to that time, you may see repeating themes arise again, including a potential sale or purchase of property or a foray into a new market.
And…Uranus turns direct in Taurus on January 18
Time to make it ultra-official? This January 18, game-changer Uranus ends a five-month retrograde in Taurus and your proprietary, intimate eighth house. Out of the blue, you could hear of an opportunity to join forces, and possibly finances, for mutual gain. With experimental Uranus in your erotic eighth house, a mind-body-soul attraction could heat up. With tech-savvy Uranus here, you might meet someone virtually or cement your bond via pixels before you get to experience your off-the-charts chemistry in the flesh.
Does that sounds exciting—or a little overwhelming? Here’s some interesting news: One of the themes you’ll explore in 2022 is how commitment can also set you free. Libras tend to take this “c-word” verrrrry slow. But sitting eternally on the fence is still a commitment: You’ve simply committed to NOT committing! And that kind of deliberating is the opposite of freedom. So if you know you’re ready to make this choice, remember this: You’ll feel an open, expansive energy when you say “yes” to one clear path.
Not ready? Look inward and ask yourself why. If you haven’t been authentic about something that’s crucial to your comfort, speak up! Make sure it’s a reasonable “ask” and you’re not expecting someone else to do your emotional labor.
Uranus has been retrograde since August 19. As the side-spinning planet corrects course, take advantage of this decisive energy to make your moves. Yes, you should still take precautions since Mercury and Venus are both still retrograde. But don’t use that as an excuse to waffle even more. Get clear on your priorities and needs from any joint endeavor, so you can say a clear “yes” or “no” with peace in your heart.
Fun returns! Aquarius season starts on January 19
Homebody no more! On January 19, the Sun moves into Aquarius and your fifth house of pleasure, passion and play for a month. Your joie de vivre returns and you’re ready to emerge from that emo cocoon you’ve been visiting for the past month.
Suddenly those cold temperatures are no excuse for staying home huddled in fleece. Swap that parka or puffer for a sexy swing coat or a tantalizing trench, and chase those winter blahs away, preferably with a fetching plus-one. If pandemic restrictions prevent that, bring sexy indoors. The competitive Sun in your lively fifth house loves a good game night! Throw in a signature cocktail/mocktail, break out the vintage board games and belly-laugh your way through the cold temperatures.
This celebratory cycle might have a slower liftoff though. Love planet Venus (your ruler) is retrograde until January 29 and Mercury is backing through Aquarius until January 25. The next week or two might still see you dealing with some lingering holiday drama or even getting pinged by an ex. Stress levels could shorten your temper now. Channel pent up energy into an artistic project or some sporty fun (sledding if the ski lodges are closed?)—keep it moving, Libra!
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