Astrologically speaking, we’ve collectively been hit with some pretty wild activations over the last two years. We’ve felt them manifest (whether consciously or unconsciously) and how we approach our day-to-day life has significantly changed.
But the good news is, 2022 is looking magical if you’re ready to embrace a new version of yourself and work with the energetic shifts the planets have to offer. While it’s ok to not have every aspect of your life together all of the time, a little astrological guidance could be all you need to get back on track.
Here’s what you can expect in 2022 according to your Star (Sun) Sign to put your best foot forward and avoid self-sabotage. Plus if you want to go deeper, cast your Natal Chart here and explore your Rising Sign along with your Sun Sign below.
March 20 - April 19
You’re strong-willed and impulsive as you tend to tackle life head-on. Others are inspired by your ability to initiate anything and everything. But this can also mean you rush into things and become impatient throughout the process. In 2022 embrace the concept of ‘discipline’ as this year is your chance to make your own rules and follow through. Your ruler Mars will be retrograding in the last quarter of the year so don’t sabotage all of your hard work and trust the process of surrender. Especially if you feel like your life is being tested.
April 20 - May 20
You’re loyal and practical as the down to earth sign of the zodiac. You have this incredible ability to master anything that you set your mind to. But you prefer to do things on your timeline and so it’s important that you don’t overindulge in the pleasures of life, leaving your dreams behind. Your lessons continue from 2021 so don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone and seek out the people that will be sure to broaden your horizons in 2022 and beyond.
May 21 - June 20
You’re curious, freedom-loving and the great thinker of the zodiac. In fact, anything that provides you with stimulation helps curb your mental hunger. But this can also leave you feeling preoccupied or restless. In 2022 your natural tendencies are exacerbated, so it’s important you focus on the vibration of your highest self. You may feel lost, and this is when you’re most likely to self-sabotage. Get curious with yourself and don’t be afraid to ask the big questions about what you really want.
June 21 - July 22
You’re the romantic of the zodiac and some may even refer to you as the muse. You prefer the comforts of your home as it’s your safe haven and this is where you tap into your greatest desires. But sometimes you can get caught up in wishful thinking and your emotions get the better of you. It will be important in 2022 for you to stabilise your feelings and lessen overwhelm to avoid self-sabotage. You’ll constantly need to make adjustments to remain disciplined throughout the year.
July 23 - August 22
You’re optimistic, big-hearted and the life of the party. People are instantly drawn to your energy and sparkly personality. But it’s important you don’t expect attention 24/7 as some people may find you overbearing. In 2022 you’ll want to get ahead and enjoy everything the world has to offer, but you’ll feel like people keep getting in your way. It will be important that you spend time with the right people, the ones that lift you up rather than bring you down. Otherwise, you may find yourself stuck in a rut and repeating old patterns.
August 23 - September 22
You’re clever, critical and also known as the most detail orientated sign of the zodiac. If any sign is going to master something and optimise it, it’s going to be you! But you can also become obsessed with the details and let perfectionism creep in way too often. In 2022 you may find yourself over-committing to things and feeling stuck and stressed. To avoid self-sabotage it will be important to give yourself permission to throw out your routine if it’s not working and let go of any old patterns that are holding you back. Don’t be afraid to live a little!
September 23 - October 22
You’re the architect of the zodiac and one that seeks balance and harmony in life. You’re also known for your social skills and for communicating your thoughts. But you have a tendency to become indecisive and compromise to avoid engaging in any form of conflict. In 2022 it will be important that you don’t settle for anything that doesn’t align with your greatest desires. Plus, your ruler Venus will still be retrograding for the first month of 2022, so if things don’t magically unfold at the start of the year, know that you have 11 more months to make it sensational!
October 23 - November 21
You’re intense, powerful and on a quest to uncover the truth. In fact, you have an all or nothing approach to anything and everything you do. But out of all the signs, it’s easier for you to give in to temptation which then leads to self-sabotage. In 2022 it will be important to look towards the future and build a firm foundation for your life. You’ll be tested on how to best restructure your day-to-day, and don’t be afraid to let things go that aren’t working. This also includes how you communicate with your loved ones, don’t let things build up allowing them to consume you.
November 22 - December 21
You’re the adventurer of the zodiac, always looking to broaden your horizons. Others are inspired by your wealth of knowledge and how you approach life. But you find it difficult to admit any weaknesses and if you do, this can leave you feeling exposed. The good news is in 2022 you’ll feel like it’s time to shine, but sometimes you can have too much of a good thing. Be mindful about the stories you tell yourself or if you’re trying to burn the candle at both ends. Otherwise, you may be left feeling vulnerable and shining for all the wrong reasons.
December 22 - January 19
You’re responsible, disciplined and the taskmaster of the zodiac. You love tangible results and your willpower will never be questioned. But you’re also headstrong and resistant to doing anything that won’t deliver an outcome. This can leave you feeling an unnecessary sense of pressure. In 2022 you’ll want to focus on running a marathon and not a race. It will be important to revisit your dreams regularly and don’t lose sight of the bigger picture. You can manifest anything you want this year Capricorn, but will you allow yourself to have fun while doing it?
January 20 - February 18
You’re rebellious, original and a sign not afraid to dance to the beat of your own drum. You have so many ideas and wish to leave the world a better place than how you found it. But you can get lost in your head with so many thoughts that it can stop you from taking action. In 2022 it will be important to turn your ideas into a tangible reality. Remain optimistic rather than get caught up in the details. ‘Work hard in silence and let your success be the noise’ will be how you can make a difference in the world this year.
February 19 - March 20
You’re intuitive, a dreamer and the altruist of the zodiac. You have a deep understanding of others and this is what makes you so special. But you can also feel consumed by other people’s emotions and struggle to implement boundaries. In 2022 it will be important you’re not afraid to put yourself first and that doesn’t mean escaping from the world because it all feels too hard. Ignite your imagination with positive self-care practices and use this year to seek out meaning from inside yourself.
Author Kristy Gray is an Astrologer and Life Strategist who helps people take action on their dreams through self-exploration, self-acceptance and self-efficacy.