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Leo horoscope for January 2022

The two planets that will have the biggest overall impact or will determine the theme of any year are Jupiter and Saturn and for the first time since 2019 they are on different pages and it will stay that way. After spending almost all of 2020 in your work sector and then almost all of 2021 together in your relationship sector, they are finally playing different games and it will stay that way for the next two decades. Saturn is staying on in your relationship sector and after Jupiter left on 29th January, he is giving you the determination to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes in order to turn possibilities into reality.

Saturn will have some help when Mercury, the planet of communication returns to your relationship sector on 2nd January and the Sun on 20th January. Mercury will turn retrograde on 15th January before retrograding back out on 26th January, spending much of the month working to ensure the communication lines are open, including time spent giving the past and unsaid words a voice. Meanwhile, Jupiter has moved on and begins the year with dreamy Neptune in your financial sector. Neptune has been here since 2012 so your financial dreams should be well established now that Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion has returned to help make them a reality. This makes 2022 a year for financial growth and expansion.

Meanwhile, while January is likely to be an increasingly busy month, especially on the job front, starting the year with both the Moon and Mars in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart makes it easier to maintain a balance between work and play. However, while the Moon will leave and join a growing number of planets in your busy work sector on 2nd January it is not until Mars leaves on 25th January that the busiest weeks of the year will begin. This will also end all planetary activity in a playful part of your chart, making these early weeks important.

Love & Romance

From the start, this is a big month on the romantic and relationship fronts but also a month when on both fronts, this will evolve and develop. Just starting the month with both the Moon and Mars in your romantic sector is extraordinary, for while it has happened with one or the other before, never before in our lifetime have both been here at the same time just as you move into the New Year. Just starting the year with romantically charged lunar vibes in play until 2nd January is advantage enough but to have Mars fuelling your romantic passions and fighting spirit from the start adds a whole new layer. The Moon will leave on 2nd January but Mars is here until 25th January.

Mars will be gone when the Moon comes full circle for its first full visit to your romantic sector for the year from 27th January to 29th January but in time to capture the warrior planet of the cosmos' essence. Before then, as Mars fights to get the year off to a romantically charged start, there is also a lot happening on the relationship front. Jupiter left your relationship sector on 29th December, leaving you to start the year with Saturn here on his own. Where Jupiter has left you with a sense of what's possible, Saturn is now giving you the determination to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes.

However, Saturn won't be on his own for long with Mercury, the planet of communication returning on 2nd January. Normally Mercury will spend 14 to 15 days getting the communication lines open and ahead of the Sun's return on 20th January, the timing couldn't be better. However, a retrograde turn on 15th January will not only extend Mercury's time here but until retrograding back out on 26th January will shift the focus onto giving your relationships, the past and unsaid words a voice. Mercury will not only return next month but will be here when Venus and Mars return in early March, extending the relationship focus for several months.

Business & Career

Because the Sun will always spend the last 10 days and the first three weeks of every year in your work sector, the solar spotlight is always on your work situation, job matters and options as you move into the New Year. Because the Sun will only spend the first three weeks of the year here and his departure from your work sector on 20th January will take the solar spotlight off work and job matters, there is often a busy start to the year before things tail off. That won't be the case this year and if anything, it is only once the Sun leaves that the year will really get busy.

The year begins with not just the Sun but Venus, Mercury, Pluto and the asteroid Juno, the queen of commitment all in your work sector, giving you a variety of options and resources to work with from the start. With Venus in retrograde motion, this even includes the doors open to the past, second chances and untapped job potential. They will be joined by the Moon on 2nd January who until leaving on 4th January will not only give you an intuitive read on work and job matters but will bring us the first New Moon of 2022, creating an opportunity for new beginnings and fresh momentum.

Mercury will leave just as the Moon returns but a retrograde turn will bring him back for a double dip visit on 26th January. Mercury will return to find the Sun gone, Venus still in retrograde motion here but Mars, the warrior planet of the cosmos having returned a day earlier on 25th January. It has been nearly two years since Mars was last here and along with Venus, who will finally turn direct on 29th January, he will stay on until March to drive things forward. Meanwhile, on 19th January Uranus will not only turn direct in your career sector but just as the North Node returns to provide a sense of professional direction and momentum.


It was in the closing days of 2021 that the game changing event that will have a massive impact on your 2022 financial year happened and from the start, it will be clear that this is no ordinary year. That event was Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion's return to your financial sector and while he won't spend the whole year here he will spend enough time to not only promote financial growth and expansion but to help turn financial dreams into reality. Starting the year with the planets of luck and dreams in your financial sector is a once in a lifetime event and it also makes this the year that you have been preparing for since as far back as 2012.

That is when Neptune first returned to your financial sector and while he has been working on your financial dreams since then, Jupiter's return brings your first real chance to turn those dreams into reality. With the Sun not returning until later next month, something that will always turn the solar spotlight onto your financial situation and money matters at that time of year, there is a chance this month to simply adjust to starting this new financial year with the giants of the solar system working to turn financial dreams into reality.

This is a whole new experience and as there is no urgency, there is a chance this month to simply adjust to this new reality. You will get a better read on this when the Moon makes its first visit to your financial sector for the year from 6th January to 8th January, something that can fuel your financial instincts and imagination and make the planets of luck and dreams influence more noticeable. Meanwhile, with no planetary activity in your income sector, the Moon's visit from 21st January to 23rd January will both sharpen your nose for money and act as a trigger. Fortunately, this is right in the middle of some stunning developments on the job and career fronts.


The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of January in your health sector, shining the solar spotlight on your health needs, situation and matters at this time every year. However, this year there is not only a lot more focus, extending through to the end of the month and beyond but the dynamics will change. The Moon's return on 2nd January will offer more than just a chance to check in, with the first New Moon of 2022 offering a chance for a fresh start and new beginnings. Yet with Venus in retrograde motion here until 29th January, you are still learning from the past and especially when it comes to a desire to look and feel good. Meanwhile, Mars' return on 25th January will usher in a more active phase.

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