Vedic Astrology Report for January 2022

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By Debra Infante

Venus, planet of love and healing, is retrograde almost the entire month of January, asking us to connect deeply within our hearts. From January 15 to 17, Mars, planet of action and courage, transits the transformative gandanta degrees as it moves from Scorpio to Sagittarius. Mercury, the planet of communications, goes retrograde on January 14, a time for introspection and quieting the mind. Mid-January, the Sun and Saturn begin their conjunction in Capricorn, which can give us more endurance and neutrality while moving through life’s challenges. We become more sensitive to the imbalances in our world.

Venus, the planet of love, relationships, creativity, finances, and healing, has been in retrograde since December 19, 2021 and will go direct the end of the month on January 29, 2022, at 16 degrees Sagittarius at 1:46 AM MST. So for most of January Venus is retrograde, a positive time to do deep, inner healing, especially around issues of self-love and compassion. If you can, let go of old emotional traumas. What do you want to create in your life in 2022? This could be a good time to visit or connect with old and supportive friends. As Venus rules finances and ultimately our values, realize your abundant inner resources and acknowledge your true value and self-worth.

Mars, planet of action and assertiveness, is winding down its transit through its own sign of Scorpio and will enter Sagittarius in the early morning of January 16, 2022. However, from January 15 to 17, Mars will be at 29 degrees Scorpio and 0 degrees Sagittarius, the significant gandanta degrees, as Mars shifts from a water sign to a fire sign. This is a time to be extra careful with amplified frustrations and quick responses. Work with the higher energies of Mars, and be disciplined, patient, and less reactive to any challenges that may surface, as we let go of old forceful ways we may have used in the past. This is a transitional time to embrace working in harmony with others, even if you have different points of view.

Mercury, the planet of communications and travel, goes retrograde on January 14, 2022 at 4:41 AM MST at 16 degrees Capricorn. Mercury will be in retrograde until February 3, 2022. Mercury retrograde periods are great for meditation and contemplative activities. Researching, reviewing, and revising plans and projects as well as reorganizing your home are positive expressions. Sometimes there are delays and last-minute changes in travel plans with Mercury retrograde. Be clear, precise, and observant in all communications with others.

Mercury will be traveling close to the Sun the last half of January, and will be combust the Sun then, meaning the significations of Mercury are weakened. We especially want to be more careful and precise with our communications from January 21 to 25 when these two planets are quite close, and Mercury will be retrograde. The exact conjunction of the Sun and Mercury occurs on January 23 at 9 degrees Capricorn.

The Sun shifts to the sign of Capricorn also on January 14, 2022, the same day Mercury goes retrograde. Now the Sun is traveling with Saturn in Capricorn until February 12, and these two planetary energies combined could give rise to power struggles or greater feelings of imbalances in relationships. Issues of control could surface or become more visible, personally or collectively. Authority figures may be challenged. This is a time for greater self-responsibility, discipline, and realistic expectations in life and in our actions. Work to create equanimity, in your personal life and your relationships, which is a positive virtue of Saturn. This may also be a time when many are re-evaluating their careers, wanting work or service that is authentic, honest, and generates internal growth and deep satisfaction. The Saturn/Sun combination motives us to be efficient and organized with our energies, as we work through adversities. We desire to find our true identity.

Especially during the last week of January we begin to feel the closeness of Saturn with the Sun, with the exact conjunction of Saturn and the Sun occurring on February 4, 2022 at 21 degrees Capricorn. When Saturn transits close to the Sun, its significations are weakened. Lessons in self-discipline and lack of boundaries can surface. Have a regular meditation practice and become more neutral and compassionate with others are positive remedies.


Debra Infante is a practicing Vedic astrologer and teacher. She began her studies of Vedic astrology in 1995, and was certified by The American College of Vedic Astrology as an approved teacher (Level I) in September 1999. She has taught Vedic astrology to the students in the yoga teacher trainings at 7 Centers Yoga in Sedona, AZ from 2002 to 2020. Debra can be reached at (928) 639-0623 or dinfante108@gmail.com for astrological consultations by phone or in person. Contact her to receive her monthly Vedic astrology article. You can also find her at http://ayurveda-sedona.com/yoga-and-vedic-astrology/about-vedic-astrology/

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