New year, new you? Well, not exactly. While this is a brand new year filled with endless possibilities, the truth is, things don’t always change overnight. If you already feel the burden to expedite your New Year’s resolutions, don’t let the pressure make you self-critical.
The first month of 2022 is filled with complications, and you know what? It’s okay. Sometimes you have to work on pre-existing issues before you can really move forward. And if you’re one of the unlucky zodiac signs facing a challenging January 2022, then you may need to slow things down.
While you may be hoping to leave the relationship drama in 2021, there is still so much that may need to be worked on. Venus retrograde started last month, but it won’t end until January 29.
Venus is the planet of romance and this retrograde moves through serious, stoic, and responsible Capricorn, which means this retrograde has likely brought you face to face with karma in your love life.
Remember, karma has nothing to do with punishment, but it has everything to do with the past catching up to your relationships. Venus isn’t the only planet to retrograde this month, as on January 14, Mercury will also retrograde through rebellious, community-oriented, and stubborn Aquarius.
By January 25, that retrograde will revert back into stable, headstrong, and cunning Capricorn before it finally ends on February 3. This retrograde might make you feel like you’re driving a car that keeps breaking down. Instead of continuing to put pressure on the struggling engine, why not stop and check under the hood? This may be an easier fix than you think.
Venus will spend the month retrograde in your eighth house of give and take, which may shed some light on the level of intimacy, trust, and respect in your relationships.
Additionally, Mercury, your ruling planet, will be retrograde starting January 14, which might leave you more confused than ever. Take on these challenges as you learn what needs to change.
After all, this retrograde is taking place in your seventh house of partnerships, which makes it more difficult to establish harmony with someone on an individual level.
This retrograde, which will continue throughout the month, could lead to arguments with your SO, complications with your BFF, and a feeling that someone is trying to take you down.
This experience could help you overcome relationship problems and come out stronger and will help you reveal whether you are getting the love you deserve.
You come to terms with what your heart really needs. You may feel a little offbeat at the start of this month. On the one hand, Venus, your ruling planet, has been retrograde since last month, which could make you feel like the world has lost its luster.
However, it also forces you to realize how resilient you are, as taking on challenges helps you develop your ability to overcome them.
As Venus retrogrades through your fourth house of home and family, it can reveal the reasons why you are unhappy with the flow of your personal life. This retrograde will bring emotional tensions to the surface, helping you to nurture them with love and effort.