Monthly Horoscope: Virgo, January 2022

Welcome to Capricorn season, dear Virgo!
Capricorn and Aquarius
Robin Eisenberg

Capricorn season is a festive time of year for you, dear Virgo: The sun in Capricorn lights up the sector of your chart that rules fun, creativity, and romance, finding you in the mood to celebrate and enjoy life! This is a great time to meet up with a crush or connect intimately with an established partner. It’s also a simply fabulous moment to party, dance, and let loose! Virgos are typically responsible, hardworking people, but now is the time to enjoy the fruits of your labor! Unexpected fun and adventure comes your way on January 1 as the sun mingles with wildcard Uranus in Taurus. 


Conversations and news regarding your work, schedule, and daily routine take place as your ruling planet Mercury enters Aquarius on January 2. You’re in the mood to get organized, but as Mercury retrograde begins later this month, you’ll need to get reorganized or rearrange some of your plans. January 2 brings the new moon in Capricorn, finding you engaging in a new creative project, as well as reconnecting with joy, pleasure, and love!

With Venus retrograde in Capricorn nearly all month, you might find that your taste and style is evolving. You may be in deep reflection about what you value in your romantic relationships, and reconsidering the direction you want to take your creative projects. This new moon in Capricorn, along with Venus retrograde, will find you embarking on a new journey in art or romance, and enjoying yourself. 

You may be in a sentimental, nostalgic mood at this time, perhaps discovering that you’ve outgrown some things that you used to enjoy. It’s time to explore new ways to enjoy yourself, or treat yourself to something you always wanted but never afforded yourself the opportunity to have. A whimsical, magical energy flows on January 5 as Venus mingles with dreamy Neptune in Pisces, fantastic for exploring your wildest dreams and fantasies!

The sun meets Venus retrograde on January 8, which could find you making a profound realization about what’s important to you in love, creativity, and pleasure. The sun connects with Neptune on January 10, inspiring intuitive connections, with yourself as well as with your partners!


Mars in Sagittarius found you busy at home or with family, but as Mars squares off with Neptune on January 11, things slow down and you might feel confused about how to proceed with your projects, especially ones that involve a partner. Take it slow: New perspectives and renegotiations arrive as Mercury begins its retrograde in Aquarius on January 14.

Mercury retrogrades are famous for miscommunications and delays, so astrologers frequently advise against traveling, making big purchases, or signing contracts. The terms to any agreements might change as new information surfaces or renegotiations take place. This Mercury retrograde activates the sector of your chart that rules your daily routines and rituals, so you might be seeing your everyday routine and environment undergoing change! If there’s a project you’ve put on the back burner, you may find yourself revisiting it now.

The sun meets Pluto in Capricorn on January 15, bringing an especially passionate atmosphere that’s fantastic for making love or making art. You’re tapping into a deep well of power, creativity, and strength. The full moon in Cancer takes place on January 17, and drama that’s been brewing in your social life may reach a climax. You might decide to exit a friend group, explore an exciting new social circle, or find that a dream of yours is being realized. Uranus ends its retrograde in Taurus on January 18, bringing a change of plans if you’re traveling or in school, and you might find yourself eager to try something totally different.

Aquarius season begins on January 19, and the sun meets Mercury on January 23, which could bring an important realization about your work or schedule, or could find you picking up a project that you previously set aside. Aquarius season is a busy period for you! Not only are you doing your own work, but as a Virgo, you’re often eager to help others, too, and that sort of camaraderie is what Aquarius season is all about. Just make sure you carve out enough time for self-care, too: Spend time in nature, do a physical activity you enjoy, meditate, and rest.

Parties and pleasure are also important, and you’ll have plenty of energy to enjoy yourself as Mars enters Capricorn on January 24. You may reconnect with friends from the past as Mercury re-enters Capricorn while on its retrograde journey on January 25. Mercury retrograde meets Pluto January 28, which could find you learning a secret or two. A deep conversation with a lover or creative collaborator can take place. 

January 29 marks the ends of Venus retrograde, bringing a much more easygoing atmosphere. You’ve learned a lot about what’s important to you in your love life and creative endeavors, and now you’re ready to move forward! The sun squares off with wildcard Uranus on January 30, bringing an unexpected change in plans: While this could be frustrating, it could also be the perfect time to rearrange your schedule and break free from an obligation you’re not interested in.

Good luck this month, Virgo, and see you in February!