The Astrology of January 2022 // Moose Symbolism

Welcome to 2022!

The Gregorian calendar year has ticked over once more; however the “new” year intention setting energetics may not hit us until the 2nd/3rd when the new moon in Capricorn is upon us. By the 6th we will be feeling more energized to take forward action and our inner achiever kicks in!

The month of January takes us on an archetypal journey exploring Capricornian themes of perseverance, aspiration, precision, realism and then Aquarian themes of anticipation and sensitivity. 

As we enter into the year 2022, this also marks us with the numerology energy of the number 6 - symbol of harmony and flow and domestic rebalancing and stability. 

With Venus retrograde all month, we may experience a re-evaluation and transformation of our values, which ties in beautifully with the new year energy. 

Work slowly but surely towards further clarity in love and life, taking inspired action towards setting your energy right from a grounded, realistic perspective over the course of the month. 

Mercury retrograde mid-month will also assist with revising communications around how you see yourself and humanity on a whole, moving forward. What does this “new human” version of yourself look like? 


Career, vocation, purpose, public reputation, material goals




CAPRICORN WOMAN - The Initiating Earthess

She is authoritative, seeking order and widely respected by those around her - this Maiden of Earth brings her deep inner knowledge of natural law and order to restore trust, faith and connection to the material world. 


She is wise beyond her years yet has a natural head-strong sense of the world, using her senses to guide her through the unknown. She is a born leader - driven by integrity, recognition and self-respect. 


The Capricorn woman’s dharma is to drop her need for recognition, control and self-interest and use those qualities to create powerful organisations, networks and deepen her connection to humanity through acute sensory awareness. 


In light, she is organised, practical, hard-working and possesses great integrity 

In shadow, she can be cold, heartless, authoritarian and micromanaging.


Integrated, she uses her sensory intelligence to deeply understand the common mission and finds the best ways to navigate and organise the community in a way that validates all individually whilst achieving and executing the task at hand beautifully, where she is naturally admired and respected for being such a heart-led leader.


Her familiar is the Wolf - symbol of faith, communication, loyalty, intelligence, independence and quality connection.




What are your Capricorn placements and/or which house does Capricorn rule in your chart? 

Take a moment to study these specific aspects of yourself in your chart:

Capricorn placements - what planets are in Capricorn?

Where is Saturn in your chart? What house?

Who rules your 10th house? Who is that planetary ruler?

Once you have these details, take a moment to contemplate these aspects of yourself and how they play out. Journal how you embody your Capricorn energy and which areas of your life it flavours and impacts. 

You might also like to journal on the Capricorns in your life and how they have helped mould your perception of this archetype? Do you have any stories relating to this sign which you can unpack deeper? 





Gate of the Fighter and archetype of the Warrior.

The sun will be illuminating aspects of our life that we struggle with, and finding the meaning in life. What is worth living and dying for? The true warrior of light path.

We collectively have access to journey through the shadow of struggle to honour via perseverance. The entry into the new year could feel like we have to push out of the birth canal - and this can be uncomfortable - but we don’t have to struggle to do it. Perhaps a chance to surrender to the changes we are being asked to make.

“What will we do with each precious day of our life? The 38th Gift tells us: find a fight worth fighting, and pour ourself into that. The human spirit is indomitable. It loves to reach and stretch and break new ground. We won’t be happy in life unless we too reach and stretch and break new ground. No matter who we are.” – Richard Rudd, 64 Ways


Gate of Ambition and archetype of the Achiever.

The sun will be illuminating aspects of ourselves that are ambitious, with root chakra pressure to “do” which comes through us like a pulse of energy through our body. This is the perfect time to plan for the year ahead. It’s supported by the waxing moon which is building up it’s energy and providing us with more energy to do things on our list. We move through the shadow of greed into ascension via aspiration. This transit will be perfect to take a look at who we aspire to be and what we need to do in order to embody that version of ourselves.

“Our egotism is not a bad thing. We have to see it for what it is. It’s simply fuel. As fuel it has its use, but without awareness we don’t refine that fuel, so we don’t leave the trap of our urge to find fulfilment. The bottom line is that ego isn’t the enemy. It’s the booster rocket that one day will launch us into inner space.” – Richard Rudd, 64 Ways


Gate of Mystery and archetype of the Mystic.

In comes the collective internal questioning - asking the big “whys” of life. This transit will be particularly mentally stimulating, possibly quite heavy, with the opportunity to ask yourself and others some bigger life questions and perhaps find some answers, too. This transit can inspire you to learn, grow and deepen your connection with the divine. We move from the gene key shadow of psychosis to sanctity via inspiration.

What's or who is inspiring you this transit? Avoid intellectualising and uncover the knowing. There is a difference to be felt here.

“If we have this Gene Key, our life is a contemplation of death. We must not turn away from this work. It will fill us with life. The answers will come. The memory of the beyond will return in time. We must listen inwardly for the music of life, and let it move us in creative work.” – Richard Rudd, 64 Ways


Gate of Acceptance and archetype of the Magician. 

This transit could actually feel more like the new year energy we desire - again with root chakra pressure to “start” kicking in over the course of this transit. However, with the shadow of limitation in the mix - we could also see clearly what limits us from starting, changing, and taking new directions right now, too. The key to moving past the limitations is to accept them.

It may be beneficial to write down what our perceived or real limitations are that are holding us back, and contemplate them more deeply - perhaps seeing what realistic pathway is being revealed. We move from the gene key shadow of limitation to justice via the gift of realism. It’s a transformative and magical transit if you allow it to be. What is simply a distraction? What structures need to be burnt away or implemented to feel more supported and secure right now to move forward in life?

Fun fact - this is my sun sign gate and archetype - I know this energy well and it’s apart of my life's work to learn and teach it. It is why I love certain frameworks and structures like astrology / human design / gene keys to create my magic from. It’s also why i’m really great at starting things and not finishing them! Ha! 


“This 60th Gene Key is one of the deepest transmissions of the Gene Keys. Itʼs not easy to penetrate and understand. It will take some time as we contemplate it. The Shadow here is Limitation. We hear that word and perhaps think, oh no, I donʼt want to be limited. But we are and always will be until we’re dead! Even then, who knows! Limitation is not the enemy.” – Richard Rudd, 64 Ways


Gate of Contraction and archetype of the Originator

This transit will feel like a huge “pull” back into yourself, and almost like this whole month has felt like being on and off and on and off again. It’s been a real washing machine of energy and this one is the big sacred pull back, gearing up for the Lunar new year, Lammas in the Southern Hemisphere and Imbolc in the Northern Hemisphere on Feb 2 - which I personally feel more connected to as a “new” chapter.

Hopefully how you have spent most of January it has felt like a month of preparation - of being on and off both in equal parts, nourishing and nurturing new seeds and filled with inspired action. We move through the GK shadow of fantasy to emanation via the gift of anticipation during this transit - things could feel extra spacey or dreamy, hyperactive or unsettled. Breathe. Feel the anticipation of what is unfolding for your future self and the future of humanity. You are prepared for this!

“The Shadow frequency is really marked by feedback loops that keep us in states of suffering. We get stuck in a certain pattern of doing things, and it goes on feeding the same behaviour. Anticipation looks for the breakout, senses the time and place for a breakout, and can therefore provide completely new experiences, entirely new cycles for people.” – Richard Rudd, 64 Ways


Gate of Wanting and the archetype of the Eutterian 

As we close out the calendar month, and are already in the Aquarius sun season energy - we turn to our futures with this transit. We may feel extra social or aching for affection, connection and community. It illuminates to us where we are co-dependent and needy, and what we want and need right now. We are moving through the GK shadow of co-dependence to sacrifice via the gift of sensitivity. This gate to me is super important.

We have a huge spotlight on the places where we are too reliant on the other (partners, parents, governments, corporations) to fulfil our needs and this transit is a great opportunity to see where we can tweak things to reconnect us to our natural selves. Perhaps a perspective shift will occur regarding how you can better connect to humanity, nature and yourself this transit. Physical touch, intimacy and connection will be collectively desired over this period. Permission to ask for extra hugs! Be weary of over-sensitive reactions from yourself and others. Be kind to yourself.  

“We all do and say things that hurt others, sometimes intentionally, sometimes not. Sensitivity is an art we all need to learn. When we’ve learned it, we feel so strong, so connected to life, but we also feel so permeable and soft.” – Richard Rudd, 64 Ways




Venus retrograde in Capricorn will also have us all re-evaluating our love lives, careers and ways in which we feel valued and what we value individually. This is the perfect month to do some serious revision in life and get super clear on what you value and make any tweaks to your lifestyle, relationships and spending habits to reflect them. Exes might spiral back, foundations may crumble and ask to be rebuilt. 






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