Aries are bold, dedicated, and competitive, which will offer lots of opportunities to make new connections and start new professional projects in 2022. Through introspection and spending time reflecting on what it means to be family, you’re on the precipice of mountainous growth in the year to come. In 2022, you’re learning the virtue of patience and hard work. Capricorn energy has you reeling in your need for swift results, but you’re being asked to take your time with looking over the details. You tend to act impulsively and can be rash, so it’s important for you to practise diligence, but your passionate heart is up for the challenge. Through discipline and hard work, you’re also being shown how to finish what you started.
Aries, Who You Really Are
Aries, you’re audacious and full of grit, but that’s because you know what you want and don’t believe anyone has the guts to stop you from getting it. You’re ruled by Mars, the planet of aggression, and that peaks through your boldness and fiery attitude. You are extremely courageous and competitive – just as well, seeing that you’re ruled by the first house of self and the ego, and it follows that being first is important to you. The first house represents your identity and vitality and, similarly, you are very concerned with your personal life (including how you’re perceived, being first, and being a model for a cause).
Because you’re a cardinal sign, you’re a fire-starter, you take initiative in your projects, and you aren’t afraid to take a swing at new things. You’re passionate and dedicated to causes that mean a lot to you, so you pour your heart into everything you do, but have a few neat tricks up your sleeve. You value confidence, ambition, and innovation, so surrounding yourself with strong-minded individuals is necessary to help you grow into your full potential. As a fire sign, you’re full of passion and ambition, which keeps you motivated and shapes your intentions.
Career and Money
Venus, the planet of romance and money, will enter its retrograde period in the beginning of the year on January 1 and be in the sign of Capricorn, lasting until January 29. This may feel like an uncomfortable time as you and Capricorn contrast greatly in this area. Capricorn takes their time, whereas you prefer to act quickly and on impulse. This may impact your performance or cause you to become impatient with the process. Be patient, take things slow, and learn from Capricorn’s discipline.
That means save your money and get serious about job hunting or launching your business, but you can’t take shortcuts. Hard work pays off, and abundance comes to those who practise. This energy is also teaching you a valuable lesson in completion when it comes to your business ventures – you may want to spend the first few months of 2022 planning and strategising when it comes to pursuing new creative or business ventures. Once May comes along, Jupiter will enter your native sign of Aries, making it an auspicious time for wealth, love, and health. Hone in on the hard work and practise patience. Your dedication and passion will reward you tenfold.
Friends and Family
In 2022, there are two eclipse seasons that will take place in spring and fall respectively. You may feel extra sensitive and sentimental during this time, reflecting on what makes you feel safe and comfortable at home and within your friendships. These revelations have the power to shape the future of new, budding relationships that you may feel called to make in 2022, along with strengthening the idea of family. What does it mean to feel safe and deeply connected with a family, chosen or otherwise? This is what you’ll seek in the new year.
In addition to eclipses, Uranus will be retrograding from January 18 to August 24 in Taurus, which may reveal shocking truths and revelations within your friendships, though perhaps not harsh incidence or falling out. You may feel extra cautious surrounding the quality and sustainability of your current friendships or find yourself yearning from something new. As a cardinal sign, you have no problem with making new connections or building new foundations, so look forward to making new friends in 2022.
Love and Romance
With Venus entering its retrograde in January 2022, you may encounter some riffs in your love life as you may feel pressured to make commitments that you aren’t ready for. Conversely, you may feel impatient that a relationship is taking time to bud into something more than it is now. Either way, you’re being called to appreciate your relationships for what they are and remain accepting and confident in the condition of your relationships.
It may seem like a lucky time to be in love or start new relationships around May, when Venus enters Aries. This allows you to see your relationships clearly, to recognise your needs when it comes to love. If you’re committed in a marriage or relationship, this is a great time for connecting with your loved one on a deeper level and, perhaps, taking a giant leap in the relationship (like starting a family, adopting a pet, moving, and so on).
Aries, Your Year Ahead in a Nutshell
It’s time to think earnestly about what you need in love, friendships, and your professional purpose, but take things slow when figuring it out. It’s okay if you’re not sure of what direction to take in these matters, as long as you listen to your comfort zone and stay true to your word. Take the lessons of 2022 to strengthen your relationship with notoriety or the bragging rights of first place.