Welcome to the year 2022: A year of promise.  With Jupiter in Pisces, our dreams can be expressed.  It is a year of expanded consciousness, and there will be a crescendo when Jupiter conjoins with Neptune in Pisces on 12th April, which will encapsulate the meaning of 2022. Times quoted are for the U.K.

If you want to start working with the aspects from now, here is a guide to some of the major astrological events coming up. This calendar is packed with information, so you may want to print it out for your fridge (people do, you know!)

2022 Dates for your Diary if planning ahead:


Fri 14th: 11.41 a.m.Mercury Stationary, prior to turning Retrograde – Communications more difficult.  Retrograde period ends 4th Feb.

Tues 18th: 15.27 Hrs – Uranus Stationary, prior to turning Direct – Change and progress, re-igniting the more positive facets of the element of the unexpected.  Enabling progress for the New Age.

Mon 24th: 12.53 Hrs – Mars leaves Sagittarius, and enters CapricornA time for responsible action.  Slow and steady wins the race. [applies till 6th Mar]

Sat 29th: 8.46 a.m. – Venus Stationary, prior to turning Direct – Relationships breathe a sigh of relief.


Fri 4th:  4.14 a.m. Mercury goes Direct [end of Retrograde period].  Communications smoother.

Fri 18th: 00.13 a.m. – Jupiter sextile Uranus – a time of Opportunity and Entrepreneurship.


Thurs 3rd: 8.43 a.m. – Mars conjoins with Pluto – A very combustible combination!  Caution required…

17.56 Hrs: …A triple conjunction with Venus, so feelings and relationships will be involved.  Unusual combination.  The next three days, Venus and Mars are entwined, which is a very sensual combination.

Sat 5th:  14.06 Hrs – Sun conjunct Jupiter – One of the luckiest days of the year.

Sun 6th: 6.23 a.m. – Mars leaves Capricorn and enters AquariusA time for quickening!… [applies till 15 Apr]

6.30 a.m. – …closely followed by Venus entering Aquarius – bringing a very social vibe.  The sensual and social vibe of Venus-Mars continues until 10th Mar, when Venus starts to pull away.

7.12 a.m. Venus conjoins with Mars – the height of sensuality.

Sun 20th: 15.33 Hrs – Spring Equinox.  The Sun enters Aries – the beginning of the Astrological New Year.  Day and Night of equal length.


Tues 12th: 14.42 Hrs – Jupiter conjoins with Neptune – The Astrological event of the year!  Maximum expansion of consciousness, and possibly spiritual euphoria. But for a few, delusion and the bursting of a bubble.

Fri 15th: 3.06 a.m. Mars enters PiscesAn energetic shift from a “get things done” mode, to that of compassion and charity. [applies till 24 May]

Fri 29th: 18.37 HrsPluto Stationary, prior to turning Retrograde A level of setback, necessitating psychological understanding and awareness of reality.

Sat 30th: 20.28 Hrs – New Moon and Solar Eclipse at 10 degrees Taurus – Turning point, to possible greater stability.

21.14 Hrs – Venus conjunct Jupiter – One of the best moments of the year.  Social and romantic, favours engagements and weddings.


Tues 3rd: 22.33 Hrs – Jupiter sextile Pluto – One of the most important aspects of the year.  Helpful for the expression of power, hopefully in a constructive fashion, though some may mis-use it.  Good for getting big and ambitious projects under way or completed.

Tues 10th: Mercury Stationary, prior to turning Retrograde – Communications more difficult.  Retrograde period ends 3rd June.

23.22 Hrs: Jupiter leaves Pisces and enters Aries – A huge expression of Fire!  But also a positive energy, if used well, and under control.  The forthcoming year ahead belongs to Aries!

Mon 16th: 4.14 a.m. – Lunar Eclipse (Full Moon at 25 degrees Scorpio) – turning point, and great emotional intensity.  Try to keep a calm atmosphere, e.g. through meditation.

Tues 24th: 23.17 Hrs – Mars enters Aries, joining Jupiter in that signMore fiery energy, if you can take it and apply it! [applies till 5 July]


Fri 3rd:  8.00 a.m.Mercury goes Direct [end of Retrograde period].  Communications smoother.

Sat 4th: 21.47 Hrs – Saturn is Stationary, prior to turning Retrograde  – The need to secure foundations, and go over previous ground.  Retrograde period ends 23 Oct.

Tues 21st: 9.14 a.m. – Summer Solstice – The Sun enters Cancer.  The peak of the Light.

Tues 28th: 7.57 a.m. – Neptune Stationary, prior to turning Retrograde – Some retrospection on the Spiritual path.  Retrograde period ends 4th Dec.


Sat 2nd: 2.14 a.m. – Mars square Pluto A very combustible combination!  Caution required.

Tues 5th: 6.04 a.m. – Mars enters TaurusA slower, more purposeful energy, very grounding. [applies until 20 Aug]

Thurs 28th: 20.37 Hrs – Jupiter Stationary, prior to turning Retrograde  – Revising your Philosophy.  Retrograde period ends 23 Nov.


Sat 20th: 7.56 a.m.Mars enters GeminiA more lively, more mental energy. . [applies for the rest of the year.  A long sojourn, until March 2023]

Weds 24th: 13.52 Hrs – Uranus Stationary, prior to turning RetrogradeRebellion, and bids for freedom.  This placement lasts the rest of the year.  Retrograde period ends January 2023.


Sat 10th:  3.37 a.m.Mercury Stationary, prior to turning Retrograde – Communications more difficult.  Retrograde period ends 2nd Oct.

Fri 23rd: 1.04 a.m. – Autumn Equinox – The Sun enters Libra – A time of balance.  Day and Night of equal length.


Sun 2nd: Mercury Stationary, prior to turning Direct – Communications eased.

Sat 8th: 21.57 Hrs – Pluto Direct – Psychological journey more straightforward.  Comparable to the ascent from the Underworld.

Sun 23rd: 4.07 a.m. – Saturn Direct – Less struggle.

Tues 25th: 10.49 a.m. – New Moon and Solar Eclipse at 2 degrees Scorpio – Turning point, to greater intensity, and the nitty gritty of life.

Fri 28th: 5.10 a.m.Jupiter Retrograde re-enters Pisces temporarily – More compassionate and charitable projects.  More active projects recently started in abeyance for now.  Jupiter re-enters Aries 20 Dec.

Sun 30th: 13.26 Hrs – Mars Stationary prior to turning Retrograde – More stalling and backtracking over active projects.  Patience needed.  Mars Retrograde until January 2023.


Tues 8th: 11.02 a.m.Lunar Eclipse – (Full Moon at 16 degrees Taurus) – turning point, drawing a line in the sand.

Mon 21st: 4.07 a.m. – Sun trine Jupiter – One of the luckiest days of the year.

Weds 23rd: 23.02 Hrs – Jupiter Direct – straightening out your Philosophy.


Sun 4th: 00.12 a.m. Neptune Direct. Spiritual path clearing.

Tues 20th: 14.32 Hrs -Jupiter re-enters Aries – Projects can move forward more easily. A green light for Aries!

Weds 21st: 21.48Hrs – Winter Solstice. The Sun enters Capricorn.  The beginning of the Return of the Light.

Thurs 29th: 9.31 a.m. – Mercury Stationary, prior to turning Retrograde – Communications more difficult.  Retrograde period ends mid January 2023.  Stay tuned to the blog!


Hopefully, you have kickstarted the New Year with a verve worthy of the Sun’s trine with Uranus which took place yesterday!

Today is still quite lively with a lot going on, starting with Mercury entering Aquarius.  This is about big, bold envisioning of the future, much as a continuation of yesterday’s energy and promise.  We have wrestled with the realities of Mercury in Capricorn, and can now look ahead and embrace some new ideas about the future.  Perhaps there are ideas we have not quite been ready to accept before this point.

We also have a New Moon in Capricorn in the early evening of today, so if you are using the optimum Capricorn energy, you could have good results today, especially if you are starting a new project connected with organization, politics, and relations with authority and the institutions of society.

Late in the day, Mercury will be trine the North Node, which may ensure that the right people get the right information at the right time, and that karmic justice is carried out.  You should be able to experience that on a mental or spiritual level.

Tomorrow (Monday, 3rd), Jupiter will be square the Nodal Axis.  It is a chance for us collectively to evolve.  This may be characterized by a great deal of interaction, and attempts at jollity.

Venus sextiles Neptune on Wednesday (5th), which is a delightful aspect – a beautiful expression of spirituality and the Arts.  New artistic avenues can flourish, ingenious ways for people to share art, music and performance can keep the Arts alive.  Hopes are on the horizon for such things.

A Fixed Star for Friday 7th may be of interest to some…It is Pi Sagittarii, a group of three stars together, one of which is a yellow giant.  According to “Starlight Elixirs” by Michael Smulkis and Fred Rubenfeld:

“…This group of stars will assist individuals who wish to contemplate and understand their own genetic coding, their connection to their own DNA, and the awareness of their own lifelines through the physical body.  They may be able to understand their heritage and genetics, as well as their awareness of how these things could be changed by them more consciously…”

Relevant to this could be the book “Psychogenetics” by Chris Griscom, if you have any Christmas book vouchers hanging about!

The week in bullet points:

  • Today (Sunday 2nd January) – lively, new beginning, useful karmic information
  • Tomorrow (Monday 3rd) – group evolution
  • Wednesday – spiritual expression of the Arts
  • Friday – genetic coding, relationship to ancestors