Happy 2022, flirty Gemini, and welcome to the first month of the year. You’re ruled by chatty Mercury, making you charismatic, a great communicator, and often a heartbreaker. Mercury begins its first infamous retrograde of the year this month, but first, on Sunday, January 2, the messenger planet Mercury enters the humanitarian Aquarius. The blank slate of a new year turns your attention to causes bigger than yourself. Identify something important to you, whether it’s anti-racism, environmental work, or gender equality, and pledge to devote more of your time to it this year. Yes, you’re very busy, Gemini, but it’s worth it.
On Sunday, January 2, this same date also brings a new moon in devilish Capricorn, turning your attention to the bedroom. New moons are times for fresh starts, and you’re thinking about ways to upgrade your sex life. You have a way with words, Gemini, but even you can feel nervous about disclosing a kink to a partner. Spend time alone to explore your body with a new sex toy and come to terms with your desires on your own. Later this month, you can raise the subject with lovers.
The first Mercury retrograde of the year begins on Friday, January 14, and runs through Thursday, February 3. 2022 asks you to implement a self-care plan whenever a Mercury retrograde strikes. Remember, you can expect communication errors, travel delays, and texts from exes. On Tuesday, January 25, Mercury leaves the independent Aquarius and enters strict Capricorn. This transit reminds you to follow the rules during Mercury retrograde. So please, let your former lovers be, Gemini. Don’t be the creepy ex yourself.
On Monday, January 17, there’s a bright full moon in intimate Cancer. Because full moons are a culmination, they often bring results from the intentions we set during the new moon. For you, darling Gemini, this means finding the courage to tell your crush or partner about all the naughty things that you want to do with them. Even if you’re not ready to try something, it’s okay to go ahead and throw it out there.
On the next day, on Tuesday, January 18, Uranus ends its retrograde and goes direct. Uranus is an unpredictable but fun planet. During Uranus retrograde, which began on Thursday, August 19, 2021, life felt more chaotic than usual. And Gemini, as you know, there’s been more than enough chaos to go around lately. Welcome this transit, as it means that life may calm down. The stars can’t promise world peace, but when Aquarius season begins on Wednesday, January 19, you’re motivated to try. You’re already interested in becoming more involved in your community, as noted earlier this month. Aquarius season teaches you that working for a cause greater than yourself not only helps others, but can help quiet that anxious mind of yours.