Monthly Soul Scopes – January 2022 By Marion Hutton – The Soul Awakening Strategist

Welcome to 2022! We made it through another challenging year where our hearts, minds and souls were tested. The pass mark? A commitment to honouring and materialising our Divine purpose. Whatever this means to you is what will set the foundation for the year ahead. You may have audacious plans, you may have more humble ones, it does not matter. What matters is your heart is happy with how you are spending your time, energy and resources. This is what the three Saturn-Uranus squares of last year have awakened within us – an appreciation of what’s truly important to our human experience.

Numerologically, this year we are in the vibration of the number six, which is all about commitment to family, community and soul love. This year, when we take our responsibilities to each other seriously, we win the soul lottery! Caring, kindness and sharing treasured moments are the golden threads of the human tapestry we will weave together in 2022. How perfect is that after the past two years of isolation?! Many of us will be questioning how long we can stay in work or relationships that no longer nourish us emotionally. How we nourish ourselves on a physical level is also significant this year, as is our relationship to our intuitive selves. This year we will learn to implicitly trust our inner guidance system above all else. It will guide us with unwavering confidence and peace.

Astrologically, we begin this year with Venus still retrograde in Capricorn. We are reassessing, re-evaluating and resetting our goals to those that are aligned to the highest expression of our Divine gifts and talents. Sound familiar? It’s no coincidence this transit is occurring now as many of us question the real value of our aspirations and the definition of success. Pluto in the mix will always lead us to the truth, so remain true to your measure of success, not anyone else’s, and you will set your year up with a sound basis from which to build. The Sun’s supportive aspect to Uranus on the 1st accents this feeling of needing to be our most authentic selves, including in relationships. As Venus is retrograde for nearly the entire month, make sure you are seeing new relationships through a realistic lens and not making excuses for behaviour that is actually a red flag. By all means enjoy, but be discerning and make sure you’re not giving away pieces of your soul in the process. If there is a solid foundation, you will be able to move forward with greater confidence in February, provided it stands the authenticity test.  

On 2nd January, Mercury enters Aquarius creating a stream of ideas and inspiration about how we can contribute to our communities, whether family or other groups. Some of us may find ourselves speaking at group or community events with words of collective hope and healing to aid our awakening. Mid-month, Mercury begins the first of its retrograde phases, back through Aquarius and into Capricorn again. This period allows us the time and space to ground our ideas into physical form, to take steps, no matter how small, to create the foundation for how we want to be regarded within our soul groups and communities going forward. By the time Mercury re-enters Aquarius in mid-February, we could find ourselves moving in different circles, allowing us to express ourselves more authentically with people who appreciate our unique qualities. With the Sun entering Aquarius on 20th January, we are energised to connect with others as a team to bounce ideas and synergise individual skills and talents to achieve a collective outcome.

Mars squares Neptune on 11th January, bringing focus and direction to our Divine purpose with an injection of confidence and bravery. If you’re feeling lost or confused about your path in life, this period will feel awkward and conflicted. Take it as a gift, feel into it, and try to understand where it is sitting in your body and the messages the universe has for you. They come in whispers, so it’s best to be silent and listen avidly. And don’t worry, Neptune is nothing if not compassionate, so you’ll get other chances to progress your path, as the universe is always working for us, never against. If you’re ready to take the next step along your path, this transit will highlight where you need to overcome inertia by being fearless.

Jupiter begins the year fresh in Pisces having moved into the sign of unseen realms, compassion and oneness in late December. From now until May, when Jupiter changes signs, we have an opportunity to expand and explore our inner world of soul feeling, Divine creativity and pure imagination. Think Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory! This is a time of building confidence and faith in the intangible, spiritual and cosmic forces of universal laws. With this transit, we not only have a front row seat to the show, we have backstage passes to meet the cast and crew! In other words, we are able to experience our own soul having a human experience and open up a direct with the Divine. It’s a magical time of progressing our soul’s evolutionary path through experience of forces that are always working for our highest good. The ‘dark’ aspect of this transit is a tendency to escapist and addictive behaviours which to avoid big feelings arising from pain and trauma which are yet to be released from the body. If you are ready to shift, this transit will provide greater awareness and intuitive solutions for healing. Jupiter in Pisces also boosts all forms of artistic expression and cracks open our hearts to receiving and giving unconditional love.

Our lovely Luna is new at 12 Capricorn on 3rd January. This Moon gives us an emotional boost to work with commitment and purpose toward our creative goals. It’s a wonderful Moon in which to plant our soul seeds for future manifestation and set a growth cycle in motion. This is about our long-term desires and ambitions coming to life and by the time of the Full Moon at 27 Cancer on the 18th we may see some of these seeds starting to sprout, with the mid-point in July showing us blossom, while the same period next year will bear the fruit we have dreamed of for so long.

With the scene now set, let’s turn to the January Soul Scopes for each sign. These are based on Sun, Moon and Ascendant signs. Read one or all three, however you are guided. Enjoy.

Aries

This month, as you reflect on the previous year and look toward the experiences you want to create in 2022, you are becoming aware of the need to move on from situations and people that no longer nourish you emotionally. This is not about running away, it is all to do with moving toward something better for your soul. You are setting a new standard for the types of people you attract into your life, people with whom you can feel safe to be vulnerable and express your true nature without judgement. It can be sad to leave those who you have known for some time, but think of it as in investment in your emotional future. Seek out the company of people that support you emotionally and spiritually with the intention that any space you create for new people will be supportive, caring and unconditional. The cosmos is helping you to release people or situations you have outgrown or continue to drain your energy. Be true to your feelings.

Taurus

Truth is a prominent theme for you this month, Taurus, with a deep and introspective start to the year. Seeking truth, detecting truth and speaking truth are your mantras. Truths will come naturally from within, but you may also become aware of the truth underlying certain people or situations. Thoughts that come to you in quiet moments are sources of truth coming to light like a lighthouse guiding you toward a more fulfilling outcome. You may need to change a decision as a result of this new information, but it will bring you peace of mind to follow your truth. Speaking your truth will attract new allies this month and has the potential to break open a situation that is charged with ego and lack of integrity. Trust that the truth will always guide you to live in integrity and do the right thing for you, even if it causes initial discomfort. This is not the time for hasty decisions, practice strategic patience until further information reveals the truth. Embrace the freedom that truth brings.

Gemini

This year starts off magically for you, Gemini, as you experience the power of Divine timing through serendipitous meetings and synchronistic timing this month! Your thoughts are extremely powerful and you have the ability and resources to create the experiences you desire. This is your chance to set up your year with deep intention and belief that you deserve success, peace, abundance and joy.  The key to manifestation is belief. This creates a vibrational biology in your body that attracts magical people and experiences into your life. If you allow the universe to work its exquisite timing, what you need may magically appear this month, along with unexpected surprises which will delight you. Communicate your heart’s desires to the cosmos and trust that it will work out the best way to bring it to you at the most perfect time in a way that is better than you imagined. Affirm that things always work out for you and watch the magic unfold. Dream. Think. Believe. Expect!

Cancer This year begins on a romantic note for you, Cancer, as a relationship enters a new phase of openness and sensitivity this month. This could be a new person entering your life or the deepening of an existing relationship. You may feel inspired to express yourself romantically through poetry, painting or other artistic forms. If you are single, you could meet someone on the same emotional frequency and feel a connection you thought you would never have again. How wonderful! The universe is validating that you are lovable, and rightly so with all of the love, care and nurturance you show others! Take it all in, Cancer, and open your loving arms ready to receive the love that is coming your way. Tender conversations bring you closer to people in your inner circle and you are likely to reach a new level of emotional understanding of yourself. This month could also see a realisation within your heart that a softening is required so you can experience different results in relationships. Sometimes you can go into your shell for protection, but this month it is safe to come out and open your soft underbelly to the right person. You will feel more secure and confident as you allow people into your heart with openness and trust. You may receive a grand gesture or message this month that will restore your faith in the power of love!

Leo

This month you will come to understand the power of cause and effect and universal law. If you accept responsibility for your words and actions, this month will run pretty smoothly and you will build karma points. If you slip into blame and entitlement, it could be a rough ride. You may believe you have been wronged or treated unfairly, but that is no reason to lower your vibration to their level. There is another side of the story too. The truth is the balancing factor between the two and you will know what the fairest outcome is when you merge your head and heart. Doing the right thing, especially when it affects others, is not easy. Try to see this situation from a higher perspective of spiritual justice. Ultimately, taking the solid, middle path is the fairest outcome once you acknowledge your part and can see why people have behaved in a certain way. When you say and do the right thing you can be assured that everything will be resolved to everyone’s highest good, especially yours.

Virgo

This month is all about connecting with groups of like-hearted and like-minded people who enrich your soul and make you feel truly accepted and held in a safe container. Seek words of wisdom from trusted mentors, friends and advisers who can assist you to view a situation from different perspectives. Not everyone will share the same beliefs as you, so it will be important this month to find common ground rather than slip into judgement and separation. With an open mind you are coming to accept the diverse lenses through which we all view the world and celebrate diversity. If you feel the need to join a spiritual or other interest group, follow your intuition as you are being guided toward your soul tribe. Align your energy and interests with your own beliefs as this is where your life takes on deeper meaning. You may step up into a mentoring role this month or someone may seek your counsel. Have faith in your faith, and your wisdom.

Libra

This year starts off with you at the top of your mental game. You are super organised and have the ability to cut through emotional clutter to get straight to the heart of matters using your logic, intellect and moral compass. You know what is right and you have the confidence to speak your mind with conviction and courage. If there is a difficult decision to make, you have the wisdom to reach a decision that balances mental and emotional considerations while being fair to all concerned. Your career is in focus this month and your diplomacy and professionalism brings people together to resolve issues with genuine collaboration. Honest and open communication may be challenging but absolutely necessary to get people focused on a common goal. Someone brilliant, funny, fair-minded and diplomatic may cross your path this month – most likely a Gemini, Libra or Aquarius. Communicate in a frank and fearless fashion, even if it is difficult, people will appreciate your directness.

Scorpio

News of an exciting new opportunity may come your way this month and you are wholeheartedly encouraged to embrace it, even if you think you are not ready. The excitement you feel is your creativity and adventurous spirit and you will be inspired to act to bring a passion project or dream to fruition. That creative endeavour that has been brewing inside of you needs to make its way into the world now. It is time for your uniqueness and inventiveness to shine through, just make a start. Pursue your passions with unwavering commitment and enthusiasm, adapting as you go to keep momentum strong. The cosmos is nudging you to take inspired action, no more waiting for the perfect moment, you will be waiting forever. It is time to flow with the process of creating something only you can bring to the world, your legacy and lasting imprint on humanity. Record your inspirational ideas and formulate a plan that will propel you forward. Someone energetic, brave, optimistic and creative may be significant to you this month – they could be an Aries, Leo or Sagittarius. Think big, start small and move fast along your path now.

Sagittarius

Your year starts with a mental reprieve, Sag! Something that has been taking up a lot of your mental energy will resolve this month as you reach a point of acceptance regarding a difficult situation. There is only so much you can analyse and ruminate over it. Were there things you could have done differently? Sure. You are human, forgive yourself and anyone else involved and release the energy of guilt, blame and regret. You can’t change the past, but you can choose a better path going forward. As a result of letting go, you may feel some sadness, but the overwhelming feeling is one of relief as you decide to accept things as they are in order to move on. Open up to future possibilities so that you can fully leave the past behind. This is necessary for you to create space for new, happy experiences to come in. Replace negative self-talk with confidence-boosting affirmations. Understand that others are doing the best they can with what they know and there are some things you cannot change, no matter how much you wish differently. Focus on new opportunities instead of dwelling in the past and you will be guided to a happier state of mental health.

Capricorn

You are channelling your inner Cap this month! You know, the part of you that is discerning, committed and disciplined with your time and energy. No rushing, it is slow and steady as you go this month. Make plans to land one important idea into physical reality! You are playing the long game now and a steady pace and due diligence are required, so take things one step at a time in an orderly manner to prepare the cosmic soil for the seeds of abundant success. You will need to be super organised and attend to all the details to ensure everything unfolds accordingly. This is all about investing in something very dear to your heart that you know will bring emotional, spiritual and material satisfaction. Deliberate and persistent application of your energy brings rewards and successful outcomes this month and will set you up for the year to come. As you tend to the seeds daily through ritual and dedicated action, always with the highest loving intent, get set to pick the first crop of the juiciest fruit in the middle of the year. It will take commitment, patience and dedication, but you’ll be very glad you (finally) did it!

Aquarius

This month the universe is asking you to stop, reflect on your world from a different perspective and surrender to Divine timing! Sometimes you can get so obsessed with a project, you don’t take the time to reflect. This month, step outside the box and embrace different ways of doing things and resolving problems, to gain deeper insight into your inner world. When you take the time to tend to your spiritual body, you tap into the flow of inspiration that lives within you and which drive you ever forward along your soul path.  Dreams provide insights and future visions this month, so take note of what or who is coming through while you’re sleeping. Magical avenues open up when you expand your awareness beyond the physical and tangible world to the unseen, ethereal and world of soul, spirit and higher realms. You are really tapping into your Divine essence as this new year begins and it is the perfect time to revel in your spirituality and tap into the highest aspect of universal love in all of your interactions this month. When you radiate compassion and unconditional love, it becomes your experience, and things begin to shift toward your highest good.

Pisces

This month your professional and financial status gets a big boost. Opportunities to earn what you are truly worth present themselves and your skills and talents bring great rewards. Confidently own your authority in a particular field and get used to being recognised for your professional experience and wisdom. You are highly resourceful as this year begins and you know exactly what is required to satisfy your needs while accommodating the needs of those around you. You truly have the Midas touch this month, as everything you have sent out to the universe begins to materialise. You have an innate understanding your experiences form on mental, emotional and spiritual levels before manifesting into physical reality. Continue to invest in your manifestation practices and hone them where necessary to produce even more satisfying results professionally and financially. Long term investments are likely to be beneficial at this time, especially in property and tangible assets. This year starts off with you feeling rather content and secure with your life as it is all about investing in you. Never settle for less than what you deserve, you’re worth it!

Marion Hutton

Marion Hutton is The Soul Awakening Strategist and pioneer of the Divine DNA Blueprint and the creator of Soul Scopes Astrology.

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