This week Mercury goes retrograde, which means 2022 ends with this influence and 2023 begins with Mercury retrograde as well. The last time this happened was in the year ending in 2016, and before that in 2009. This week will be a time of reflection and contemplation. We will look back at the turmoil and challenges we have survived. Although this might introduce a melancholic note, it’s actually an opportunity to do an emotional and intellectual cleanse. It’s the ideal time to put things in perspective. We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are. When I look back through the years – I realize I was shorter and I weighed less.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
This week you will think more about your relationships with your parents and bosses and the authority figures in your past. You might also think about the dreams you had for your life direction and where you wanted to head. You will see goals that you achieved and some that you didn’t. You might feel thoughtful about where you are now at this stage in your life. Nevertheless, you are ending this year, and beginning the new year, with lucky Jupiter in your sign, which is something that can happen only once every 12 years. This means this is a very fortunate transition for you. Instead of focusing on the past, focus on all the possibilities that lay ahead of you for your future. Jupiter in your sign is a great blessing.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
As this week progresses, and your year comes to an end, you might be in touch with people you went to school with before. You might also be in contact with people from previous travels. This is a powerful time for you because you are experiencing a time of harvest, a cycle that culminates only once every 30 years. You’re proud of your achievements. You also see where some goals did not materialize. Nevertheless, this is a time when many of your cherished dreams are coming true. Count your blessings. Around the time of your birthday in 2023, lucky Jupiter will return your sign again to stay until June 2024! This will bring you good fortune. (Mom always liked you best.)
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Life has been a bit unusual for you lately because normally fiery Mars is in your sign for six weeks once every two years. However, this year it entered your sign in August and it’s still there! Furthermore, at the end of October, it went retrograde and it will stay retrograde until January 12, 2023. This is why you might feel you are spinning your wheels or slogging your way through quicksand. Fear not because when this retrograde influence ends (and it will end in January) you will feel like someone took off your training wheels. You will speed forth in happy anticipation, especially enjoying increased popularity with others.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Very likely, as this year ends, you will give a lot of thought to your closest relationships and partnerships – current ones and those from your past. Of course, more than most, you have an excellent memory and you enjoy savouring the past. In fact, ex-partners and old friends are probably back in your life this week, and in the beginning of the new year. While you can enjoy these bonds and connections (it’s enriching to have history with others); nevertheless, get ready for success! For the first time in 12 years, Jupiter is starting to move across the top of your chart. Let’s give it up for Cancer natives! (Applause).
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Many of you are still catching up on old details related to your job and your work. Others are focused on past issues related to your health and possibly a pet. You feel like you have a lot of unfinished business on your plate. Don’t let this cloud how your year ends and your new year begins. Life is constant change and revolving doors, and we always have dirty dishes in the sink. There is never a point where “everything is done.” That’s an illusion. Mercury retrograde has created delays in your work, which makes you feel you’re behind the eight ball. But you’re not. In fact, Mercury retrograde can help you tie up loose ends. Use this to your advantage.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Many of you are in contact with old flames as well as kids you might not have seen for a while. Some of you might also feel that creative projects have been mired in details and delays, which kept you spinning your wheels. Fear not! Your ambition has been stymied since late October – all the while that Mars has been retrograde at the top of your chart. You have not lost your focus and your drive. You have had to cope with detours and speed bumps. This will all be history in January. Enjoy fun times with others – children and loved ones while you can. Next year will bring a major turning point in your life.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
As this year come to an end, you will give a lot of thought to family issues that transpired this year. This is inevitable because Mercury is retrograde in that part of your chart. It will be a time of nostalgia. As such, you might be tempted to feel blame or regret. Don’t waste your time with these feelings because they are anti-productive, and they bring about no change or anything positive. There is no one alive today who doesn’t have regrets. Jupiter is now opposite your sign, which represents a culmination in your life. You will feel encouraged and want to go after everything you want. You’re entering an extremely productive and growth-oriented year. Be happy!
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Christmas has been a joyful time; furthermore, you have had an unusual opportunity to be in touch with friends, siblings and relatives from your past you haven’t seen for a while. This is a big plus for you! Nevertheless, this particular Mercury retrograde also has you spinning your wheels. It’s been difficult to make daily plans. Delays, miscommunications and misunderstandings been frustrating and will continue this way until the middle of next month. Stay on course. Right now, your life is quite accelerated even though things are a bit haywire. It’s all going to come together. Trust me.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
This year is ending with Mercury retrograde in one of your Money Houses. This is why cheques in the mail are late, and the delivery of money and goods that you have been expecting might be delayed. It’s also why financial deals are stuck in the mud or they require rethinking or renegotiating. This can be discouraging. Furthermore, Mars has been retrograde opposite your sign for several months! This has made relations with those who are closest to you more challenging. (You know these things.) The good news is these challenges and delays will be a thing of the past by the middle of next month. In turn, you can expect marvellous opportunities for vacations and chances to explore opportunities in the arts, the entertainment world and the hospitality industry. All that fun stuff!
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
You are ending this year with Mercury retrograde in your sign. Naturally, you will be involved with old friends and ex-partners you haven’t seen for a while. You’re also dealing with past issues that are frustrating, in part because your ability to deal with them seems to be stymied by miscommunications, misunderstandings and silly delays. Flip this around. Turn a 180. Instead, you can use this time to integrate everything from your past. Look at those failures and challenges and realize you’re moving on. You don’t need to be burdened by these things anymore. Be fearless about facing your dissatisfactions. Once you name them and acknowledge them, you can deal with them. Be like Groucho Marx: “Be gone! And never darken my towels again!”
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
This year is ending with Mercury retrograde. Your new year is beginning with Mercury retrograde. This can be useful time for you. At this stage in your life, you are actually beginning a brave journey of reinventing yourself, whether you know this or not. The strongest way to have a fresh beginning is to know where you’ve been. Use this week to take stock. They say the highest value we can aspire to is “Know thyself.” This is exactly the opportunity you have. Take a look at where you have been because that is going to help you to figure out where you’re going. You’re creating a whole new world for yourself. Give yourself a map.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
It’s been a rewarding time for you recently because you have been in contact with old friends and members of old groups. This has been a reassuring, feel-good experience. Because you have a chance to do some reflection and think about the past, especially this past year, you will also rethink some of your goals. Many things that you expected when this year began changed dramatically! (Life has a way of doing that.) It’s important to know that you are finally leaving your journey through the Dark Night of the Soul. You survived! Now you can look forward to a year will you will get richer!