Jan 24 2022 forecast
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Annual Forecast for 2022
Forecast for 2022, Year of the Water Tiger
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IntroductionWelcome to Planetary Calendar’s annual Astrology forecast for 2022, which is centered on the USA. Early in 2022 we publish our Chinese New Year (CNY) forecast for February 1, 2022, that explores the international scene. These global forecasts look at how the planets affect our communities, as compared to Sun Sign forecasts that divide the eight billion people on Earth into twelve signs. That’s a little too generic for us. Fortunately, the Planetary Calendar (PCal) uses a system with which you can quickly personalize each day’s transits to figure how you can best navigate these complex times, even if you’re not an astrologer. Just read the instructions and you’re off to the races. The PCal has been published annually since 1949 and you can find it at our website in print and digital formats. You can see the charts that we are referencing at www.planetarycalendar.com/forecasts.
2022, A Fascinating YearThis is a remarkable year, and we see that clearly through the ‘Dignities’, that define the favorite roles that the planets play, like actors on a stage. We explain the system in detail in PCal’s companion book. The planet with the greatest influence this year, through having control over the largest number of planets, is Saturn in its traditional Masculine Ruling (Extrovert Dynamic) Sign of Aquarius, Conjunct the Sun and Moon. Saturn’s highly social, broad seeing, but at times rigid energy will be the guide this year.
Meanwhile for half the year Jupiter is powerfully placed in its own Feminine Ruling Sign (Extrovert Responsive), Pisces, and joined by Neptune. With Jupiter and Saturn both in Extrovert Signs there is a sense of the world being powerfully polarized. These are the two most powerfully authentic Signs for the two planets so their strident voices will insist on being heard in the outer world, and they will both attract allies. Because Saturn in its angelic guise has so much sway, expect this to be a fiscally and personally responsible year, inventive and industrious. People are going to be careful and practical in their spending and travel, focused on the future and their ambitions. Watch for a big drive towards formalizing relationships, so great news for wedding planners and contract attorneys with new types of partnerships forming. Jupiter is shining forth as the beacon of compassion and belief, while bonding with Neptune, the planet of imagination and hidden money. Jupiter’s influence will be pervasive and inspirational so expect to see an eruption of spiritual and social movements and unfortunately, alcohol and drug use.
Uranus in Taurus is playing its own game this year so climate change, innovative banking and land rights will be hotly contested issues. It will not be pretty in Washington DC for the mid-term elections with chaotic protests, and older legislators stepping aside in favor of younger candidates who are more invested in the future. The rise of younger leaders will escalate in May when Jupiter enters fiery Aries.
The Importance of LocationThe messages implicit in charts are not universal for the entire world. WHERE the chart happens matters. For example, calculate the exact New Moon for New York City and for San Francisco and the Sun and Moon are going to be in two different houses, while the planets at the Ascendant and Midheaven (angles) are going to change. So, the areas (houses) in which the major players (planets) are going express themselves are going to be different, and because of the shift of the angles the players that have the most leverage will change. What is most obvious from looking at the charts for the New Moon in Aquarius, the year’s seed chart, is that on both coasts, and on the plains and mountains in between, this year the USA is in a responsive mode and focused on the home front. That’s not a bad. While the east coast is very much locked into the response mode, on the west coast people, organizations and governments will be more proactive in solving issues through cooperation and creatively using shared resources. Even though we think of the USA as a world leader, it’s important to understand how it leads. The United States was founded in Cancer, the Sign of the Mother and it quickly and decisively reacts to evolving situations that it did not initiate. When it steps into a mess, it will take a leadership role to resolve the problem. For example, the USA did not start the Second World War, and it only came in after being attacked at Pearl Harbor. Then it produced awesome resources and overwhelming force, and then at the conclusion, the USA spent years cleaning up the mess and helping countries get back on their feet, including their previous foes. On the East Coast there is going to be more arguments and discord, along with the forging of some new and unusual partnerships. With Uranus on the seventh house cusp (descendant) there may be dramatic changes in the Supreme Court and the USA judiciary in general. We expect to see big changes related to the housing market, along with new housing solutions. On the negative side, this also indicates large numbers of people having their housing disrupted by storms and other events. With a packed third House of communication in Capricorn, the media will be doing double time, with everyone trying to climb higher than everybody else, like seals scrambling up the rocks, trying to grab a place in the sun. That’s not surprising since this is an election year, and the balance of the congress is at issue. As we say in the video, the sense of polarization is not going away. Because Saturn is so close to the Sun and Moon it will feel very structured, while Jupiter and Neptune in the fifth house will show increased indulgence in drugs, alcohol, movies, video games and gambling. The west coast experience will be very different. That disruptive Uranus in Taurus now resides in the eighth house so innovative, collective management of natural environment is a priority. The Sun Moon Saturn conjunction takes place in the fifth house of the heart and creativity, while the fourth house of the home and family will encourage stabilization and planning for the future. While the east coast will feel like the players can’t get out of their own way, on the west coast they’ll be doing the hard work of managing the farms and forests, while promoting creativity. In the west expect see numerous important endowments to promote the types of creative ventures that the region is known for, technology, computers, gaming, movies, agriculture and food science, with a focus on the long-term future. As we say in the video, the west coast is going to have a lot more fun this year than the east coast, where the hurricane and political season will be especially rough. Check out our Chinese New Year Forecast around February first, 2022, where we look more deeply at the global picture using location astrology.
When Jupiter in Aries enters Aries on May 10th expect people to become increasingly outspoken about their beliefs and impatient for change and watch for the rise of some influential, younger personalities. There may be an uptick in environmental protests that become increasingly kinetic, aka violent. On the other hand, this fast Jupiter entering creative Aries will inspire a surge of inventions and entrepreneurship. End Note, the great balanceIn conclusion, while this year will see little political movement in the antiquated thinking that has inhibited progress towards solving global issues, we will see the seeds of a new approach germinating. The best strategy will be to recognize that our ability to affect big, external events politically will be limited, but allow time for the new ideas and approaches to spread. Businesses are investing in that future and where the money goes is where the future grows. With Saturn and Jupiter both strong, being disciplined in your personal and spiritual growth will yield wonderful results. With Saturn in Aquarius having so much leverage this year, we should aspire to having a global vision. Jupiter in Pisces is saying that the need for compassion and imagination is paramount. Recognize what you are ambitious about and move in that direction. Then once Jupiter enters Aries in May, be noisy and let people know about your interests and pursuits. Watch the CNY forecast for Feb. 1, 2022 for the global picture and subscribe to our YouTube Channel Planetary Calendar Astrology for the weekly forecasts and Astro portraits.
2021 Chinese New Year Forecast, The Metal Ox, Short Version
Chinese New Year Forecast, The Metal Ox, Long Version
A Special Election Forecast
To get the full picture, let’s go back to mid-September when Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in compressive Capricorn started moving forward again. They have been crushing the world, and especially the USA, all year. But, as 2020 ends, Jupiter and Saturn meet in a powerful conjunction at zero degrees Aquarius. Known as the Water Pourer, Aquarius will begin ‘pouring’ a powerful light on the Earth for the common good. While that doesn’t show who will win the election, it does say that a big shift is happening from conservative, bureaucratic Capricorn into innovative, global-minded Aquarius. Next, we consulted the New Moon in Aquarius chart, for February 11th, 2021, that marks the Chinese, or Lunar New Year. That’s the seed chart for the coming year and it gives us a clear a picture of what’s ahead. On the Lunar New Year, the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn will be in Aquarius. Mercury and Saturn will be especially powerful, since Saturn elevates mature men who are concerned with the common good, and who are open to new ideas. That seems to describe lifelong public servant Joe Biden, who is obviously open to the ‘new idea’ of a woman as his Vice President. That Mercury celebrates youthful advocates and attorneys, which sounds quite a bit like former California Attorney General and US Senator, Kamala Harris. Take note though, with Mars and Uranus in Taurus, the Sign of Mother Earth, climate change will be a central subject in 2021. Here’s another perspective. We frequently use Astro*Carto*Graphy maps as a forecasting tool and, at the Lunar New Year, the planetary lines of all those planets in Aquarius cross over the United States, so the global spotlight will be focused here on the USA for 2021.
That powerful Saturn over California shows the Golden State being taken very seriously, as a stabilizing force for the global community. Maybe the Vice President will be someone born in Oakland? Also, Pisces is the sign of the federal government, so Neptune over Washington DC, could show the bureaucracy restoring itself behind the scenes. We think that in 2021, the United States will get back on its feet and regain its international stature, but as an equal member of the global community, rather than the sole leader.
If Trump continues in office, we would expect his allies, like Russia and Saudi Arabia, to have great planetary lines crossing over them, as they have had for the past few years. But in 2021, Moscow has a solitary line overhead, a Chiron partnership line. This shows them possibly suffering through their connection with an impetuous, wounded person. They might be going through one of those painful ‘learning’ experiences related to the global community.
There is a solitary Pluto ‘home’ line crossing over Saudi Arabia, a country controlled by a family that has serious stock in Fox News. After Pluto’s previous conjunction with Saturn and Jupiter, it looks forward to being isolated in conservative Capricorn. This indicates a diminished, solitary influence, out of step with a world moving away from fossil fuels. Based on these maps, 2021 is not the bringer of good news for those two countries.
For some insight into the pandemic, Beijing is crossed by a Chiron ‘home’ line. That indicates continuing issues with disease and health, which is not surprising due to their rapidly aging demographic and extreme population density. There may be a local resurgence of COVID, or a new pandemic caused by overpopulation. In years when China was economically booming, the Sun and Moon lines were over the ‘Middle Kingdom’ at the Lunar New Year. But in 2021, the Sun is again shining on the United States of America. And that’s our look ahead!Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to get your weekly forecasts and astrology portraits of public figures and visit PlanetaryCalendar.com to buy your calendars and day planners, so you can navigate the year ahead by your favorite stars or planets!