Last year’s Saturn-Uranus square put us all to the test—but you, Aquarius, more than most. This clash between your two ruling planets threw some unexpected challenges your way, perhaps forcing you to take on responsibilities for which you weren’t emotionally prepared. A 2022 begins, and this aspect recedes in your rearview mirror, you can appreciate how far you’ve come.
You might not be out of the woods just yet—Saturn is still in your sign, after all. The hardest part of this transit is likely behind you. If you’ve made it this far, you can make it through anything!
Use Mercury’s extra time in your sign (Jan. 1–25 and Feb. 14 to March 9) to reflect on the life lessons you’ve learned, and think about where you’re headed next. By March 5, when Venus and Mars align in Aquarius, you’ll have a stronger sense of who you are and what you value in life—and won’t want to waste any more precious time on things that don’t really matter.
After so many setbacks and delays, you’re understandably eager to move on with your life. And with Jupiter in Aries (May 10 to Oct. 27), you’ll be making up for lost time! This transit inspires you to seize the day, knowing it’s “now or never.” Adopting Jupiter’s positive outlook gives you the confidence to take risks and make bigger, bolder moves. Just try not to overdo it, as you can easily burn yourself out going from zero to 60 all at once.
Like it or not, Aquarius, you’ve become accustomed to living at a slower, simpler pace. And while Mars in Gemini (Aug. 20, 2022 to March 25, 2023) amps up your appetite for novelty and variety, Uranus in Taurus ensures that there will still be plenty of excitement at home.
Uranus can make family life a little chaotic this year, and perhaps stir up some unsettling emotions. With the North Node and two eclipses in Taurus (solar: April 30; lunar: Nov. 8), you can find new ways to stay grounded and centered. This way, Aquarius, you can be fully present with whatever’s happening—around you, and within you.
When you’re in a relationship with someone, Aquarius, it’s because you want to be—not because you need to be. And this is especially true in 2022. With Saturn in your sign, you’re taking responsibility for your own happiness and structuring your life to allow yourself more personal freedom and space.
It goes without saying, then, that boundaries will be key. Make sure you’re not cutting yourself off from the love and connection you crave. After all, while no one would accuse you of being needy, we all have needs and desires. Yours might just be a little different. As Venus, Mars, and Saturn get together in your sign (March 5 to April 5), it’s time to get serious about building relationships that really work for you.
One thing’s for sure, Aquarius: Whether it’s a long-term love or just a casual hookup, there’s got to be an intellectual connection for someone to spark your interest. Fortunately, with Mercury spending extra time in Gemini this year (April 29 to May 22 and June 13 to July 4), you’ll have plenty of opportunities for sexy, stimulating conversation.
If you and your partner have been together for a while, it might seem like you’ve run out of things to talk about. Chances are, this just means it’s time to explore some new interests—together and/or separately. Variety is the spice of life, after all! And as Mars moves through Gemini (Aug. 20, 2022 to March 25, 2023), you’ll be venturing out more often in search of new and interesting experiences.
October is the best month for broadening your romantic horizons, as the sun, Venus, and Mercury in Libra trine Mars and Saturn. This Grand Air Trine connects you with new people—or reinvigorates existing relationships—through travel, study, and spiritual pursuits.
Remember, though, that romance comes from the heart, not the head. With so much air energy floating around, you can sometimes seem distant and detached. Partners could be wanting more warmth from you, Aquarius—especially from mid-July through early September, as planets in Leo oppose Saturn in your sign and square Uranus in Taurus. The challenge is to make yourself emotionally available, while avoiding unnecessary conflicts and drama.
Some people seem to succeed in business without really trying. It’s easy to envy them, Aquarius—but, at this point in your career, the obsession with comparing yourself to others is only holding you back.
With the South Node and two eclipses in Scorpio this year (lunar: May 15; solar: Oct. 25), it’s time to let go. Past failures and disappointments don’t have to define your career going forward. Then again, neither do past achievements, which could feel less meaningful or relevant to you now. As your sense of life purpose continues to evolve, let your career path evolve as well.
With Jupiter in Pisces for most of the year (Dec. 28, 2021 to May 10, 2022 and Oct. 27 to Dec. 20, 2022), the spiritual rewards of work are likely to motivate you more than money. Still, you might jump at the chance to earn some extra income when a Jupiter-Uranus sextile (Feb. 17) brings unexpected opportunities.
After all, money is like water this year: constantly flowing in and out. And, for the most part, Aquarius, you’re happy to ride the wave. Still, you’ll want to keep an eye on where it’s going, especially around a Jupiter-Neptune conjunction (April 12) that creates some confusion around money matters. As Jupiter sextiles Pluto (May 3), don’t be afraid to take an honest look at your finances, as well as your unconscious beliefs about money and success. By doing so, you can discover untapped potentials and unlock more abundance.
You’re not like everyone else, Aquarius. So as you strive for success in 2022, make sure you’re doing it on your own terms—not just conforming to others’ expectations. Saturn in your sign might be a tough taskmaster this year, but his disciplined work ethic can serve you well even in the most unconventional endeavors.