Monthly Horoscope: Scorpio, January 2022

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

The sun in Capricorn lights up the communication sector of your chart, and unexpected news may come your way as the sun connects with electric Uranus in Taurus on January 1! You might meet some surprising or even eccentric people at this time. Innovative ideas are shared, and it’s a brilliant time to problem solve! Communication, news, or paperwork regarding your home, family, and personal life might also see an uptick as Mercury enters Aquarius on January 2. 


A new conversation begins with the new moon in Capricorn on January 2: New moons are a fresh start, and this one finds you exploring a fresh perspective or trying out a different way to express yourself. It’s a busy time for connection, and you’re deep in thought about your values and expectations regarding communication, thanks to Venus retrograde in Capricorn for most of this month. The way people, including yourself, talk about love, money, and beauty is on your mind. 

Venus retrograde in Capricorn connects with Neptune in fellow water sign Pisces on January 5, boosting intuitive connections. While Venus retrograde can be a tense period, Venus’s connection with Neptune can soften things up and add some romance to the mix! Neptune is all about fantasy and you find yourself discussing yours quite a bit during this time. The sun meets Venus retrograde on January 8, finding you discovering some important information or realizing what communication standards you want in your romantic and professional relationships. The sun connects with Neptune on January 10, inspiring creativity and understanding: A compassionate energy is in the air. 

Your ruling planet Mars, currently in Sagittarius, squares off with Neptune on January 11, which could bring a confusing energy, especially when it comes to money. Laziness flows and self-esteem issues may surface. Be gentle with yourself, dear Scorpio, and take it slow! Be cautious about financial decisions, especially as Mercury begins its retrograde in Aquarius on January 14. This Mercury retrograde finds you especially focused on home and family, as well as the past. You may run into childhood friends or relatives you haven’t connected with in a long time, or return to a place you used to live or that’s connected to your ancestry in some way. Astrologers advise against traveling, making big purchases, or signing contracts due to the delays and miscommunications of Mercury retrograde, but it’s a fine time to slow down, reconnect with the past, or focus on a project that you previously put on the back burner.


The sun meets your other ruling planet, Pluto, in Capricorn, on January 15, which could find you having an especially powerful and transformative conversation. The full moon in Cancer takes place on January 17, bringing an important conversation to a climax. This full moon could find you tapping into your emotions on a deep level, and it’s a powerful time to express how you feel. You’re getting something important off your chest. Your worldview or life philosophy is undergoing a change at this time. Uranus ends its retrograde in Taurus on January 18, which could find your partners behaving in unexpected ways! Someone might surprise you at this time, or you may run into an unexpected person.

Aquarius season begins on January 19, and the sun meets Mercury retrograde in Aquarius on January 23, bringing an important realization about your home, family, or personal life. Mars enters Capricorn on January 24, finding you addressing communication issues in a dry, logical, and practical fashion. You’re in a no-nonsense mood! Mars is the planet of action, and in Capricorn, Mars makes measured, deliberate moves, and that may translate in your communication approach at this time.

Mercury re-enters Capricorn while on its retrograde journey on January 25, finding you revisiting an old conversation. A new perspective can be gained. Mercury retrograde meets Pluto January 28, making it a powerful time for research: Information you previously missed may come to light. Secrets might be shared! If you’re trying to get to the bottom of something, Mercury’s connection with the planet of the underworld, Pluto, may help you get there.

Issues regarding love, money, and beauty feel much less sensitive when Venus retrograde in Capricorn ends on January 29. Your standards in relationships, especially with communication, are much more defined than they were before! The sun squares off with wildcard Uranus on January 30, shaking things up in your personal life and in your relationships. Uranus is the planet of unpredictability, and things could feel up in the air right now! But it is a great time to experiment. If you’re in a relationship or living situation that feels smothering, you might decide to take action at this time. 

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