Posted on December 30, 2021 by Henry Seltzer of ASTROGRAPH.COM
This is another amazing month for you, Virgo, with Venus and your ruler, Mercury, both retrograde in the second half of January. This gives you the chance to pause and reevalute many life factors. The January 2nd New Moon shines on your creative self-expression, while Jupiter simultaneously entering Pisces implies good fortune with business and personal partnerships in your life. Ever since late December, you are seeking different and perhaps better forms of expressiveness, based on philosophical and intuitional impluses of higher mind. Your worldview is a rapidly and simetimes unexpectedly changing landscape right now, while your values are also changing and evolving at this time, and these factors are reflected in what and how you create. You are very much feeling the practical implications of all this, especially when Mercury begins to go backward in your sector of health regimens, your workplace environment, and everyday activities. As you introspect and reassess these things, as well as your career and your life in general, as well as your very identity, it is good to remember not to rush to judgment before the retrograde begins to strighten out in mid-February.
The following was written by our resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge-Aubut of Ninth House Astrology
The month astrologically begins with the Capricorn New Moon on the 2nd, which signals a fresh cycle in the sector of your chart that relates to creativity, self-expression, pleasure, children, and romance. All through January you may be occupied with a creative project that brings you a ton of satisfaction and you also might be able to combine work and play in significant ways. Venus is still moving retrograde, and is in Capricorn as well, which implies that things could take longer than anticipated to develop. The process could however be quite enjoyable. All of your attention is poised on finding greater autonomy for yourself through your creative pursuits. The New Moon receives a supportive trine from Uranus in Taurus which may help you integrate new concepts that you have been aligning with. You might get ideas from studying important metaphysical or spiritual texts and this type of philosophical thinking could assist in contextualizing your work within a broader framework. This is a great opportunity to explore what stimulates you, and It may even feel like the sky's the limit. Jupiter newly in Pisces emphasizes the part of your chart that signifies relationships of all kinds so that you might find that your inspiration increases from your exchanges with others.
Mercury also enters Aquarius on the 2nd signaling greater attention paid to daily concerns and health regimens. The ways in which you organize your daily life could change or you could begin to take better care of your health. By mid-month, Mercury will station to retrograde motion eventually leaving your sixth sector on the 25th. Until then, you may be spending a lot of time reviewing and revising these areas, or introspectively focusing on nutrition and your body.
Venus retrograde sextiles Neptune from the 4th to the 6th and conjuncts the Sun in Capricorn on the 8th. This period of time may highlight a creative project or an important partnership. Inspiration could be at an all-time high so don’t sleep on it and write down your ideas. You might come up with an important solution or insight that helps you move forward. It could be best not to try too hard.
Mars square Neptune on the 10th and the 11th is good for work that requires your imagination but not great for sustained efforts that require narrow focus, so keep that in mind.
On the 14th, Mercury stations retrograde in Aquarius, which augurs a period of realignment that may already have started, especially regarding your health or the organizational aspect of a project. The next three weeks and more could help you delineate and refine a better schedule for yourself so that you can tackle everything you have set out to do. If you have an important deadline to meet, you may need to push the date a little bit further to help you finalize the work.
The Full Moon in Cancer on January 17th culminates in the part of your chart that relates to your dreams, and your aspirations and also how these fit in a broader social context. You could feel a certain amount of alienation towards the world at large or may gain new insights regarding the people who you decide are part of your tribe. The Full Moon opposes the Sun in conjunction with transformational Pluto in Capricorn which may bring an intense or obsessive undercurrent to the surrounding days. Something may be coming to completion through this timing. Also, you may be able to take stock or integrate recent epiphanies related to the role you want to have in your community. You could also be feeling quite ambitious at this time and it may be easier to see the underlying motivations that are fueling your dreams.
On the 18th, the North and South Nodes of the Moon enter the signs of Taurus and Scorpio, respectively. This signals the eventual eclipse cycle beginning this spring for one and a half years in these signs, and will subsequently bring new learning experiences through education or travel. Uranus stationing direct in Taurus on the same day could bring a glimpse of what is to come or new insights as to where you want to take your journey next.
The Sun enters the Fixed-Air sign of Aquarius on the 19th which signals the middle of winterin the Northern Hemisphere. Fixed signs are known for their stabilizing and steady influence and the next month could bring a greater awareness of the discipline you will need to meet your objectives. Mercury, currently moving retrograde in Aquarius conjuncts the Sun on the 23rd may point to where you need to focus your attention and what steps you need to make.
Mars and Mercury both enter Capricorn during the last week of January from different ends ( Mercury being in retrograde) and this will likely bring considerable energizing influence and also reexamination to creative projects and pleasurable pursuits.
Venus stations direct in Capricorn on the 29th in aspect to Uranus, with the Sun in square to Uranus, indicating that further unexpected events and realization are possible. Original ideas that had been dancing in the back of your mind in the first half of January may be reconsidered or refined in this timing of the end of the month.