How Your Relationship Will Change In 2022, Based On Your Zodiac Sign
When it comes to love, the upcoming year is set to be a better one.
As crazy as it seems, 2021 is almost over. At this time of the year, it’s common to start wondering what’s in store for the next 12 months. If your relationship is a big priority for you going into the new year, let the stars be your guide. While some zodiac signs can expect their relationship to change for the better in 2022, others may find it to be a more challenging year.
Overall, 2022 is set to be a better year for love than 2021. “Though we start the year with Venus, the planet of love, in retrograde motion, we do get generous Jupiter making up for it,” astrologer Clarisse Monahan tells Bustle. “One of the biggest astro events of the year is Jupiter, the Santa Claus of the Zodiac, moving into its home sign of Pisces. April 2022 will be an especially amorous and emotional time for getting deeper in relationships, when we all get dealt a full hand of big watery energy. This is a month when Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Neptune all pile up in the sign of the fishes.”
Naturally, Pisces signs will be extra lucky in the love department during this time. In fact, Stina Garbis, professional astrologer and psychic, tells Bustle that 2022 will be a special year for Pisces. “They may find a harmonious love that lasts throughout the year with a possible engagement around June 18.”
However, their fellow Water sign, Scorpio, may have some drama ahead of them next year. According to Garbis, scorpions in relationships may be itching to change their status to single around late May, August, and October.
Truth be told, there's no need to fear the new year; just prepare yourself by learning what to expect. Bustle talked to astrologers about what the upcoming years may have in store for us in the romance department. So here's how your relationships will change in 2022, based on your zodiac sign.
Aries (Mar. 21 – Apr. 19)
If you’re an Aries, expect to start the year off strong. Your ruling planet Mars will be in your sister Fire sign, Sagittarius, which is super harmonious for you. According to Monahan, this aspect promotes action and forward momentum in your relationship. “Fire loves to propel things forward and usually quite fast. If your partner is not on the same page, you may want to veer towards someone who is,” she says.
Taurus (Apr. 20 – May 20)
For bulls, 2022 is going to be a year of change due to the eclipses falling in the same sign as your Sun. When an eclipse is in your Sun, it usually causes you to look inward to figure out what is and isn’t serving you. “Taureans born around the start of May may have especially itchy feet as Uranus will be going directly over their Sun this year,” Monahan says. “If you’re not breaking up, you’re definitely shaking things up in your relationship.”
Gemini (May 21 – Jun 20)
Geminis don’t always love the idea of commitment, but that will change in 2022. According to Monahan, you’ll start the year off with fiery Mars lighting up your house of partnerships. “New Year's resolutions are a great time to make long term relationship plans,” she says. “This year, the focus will be on commitment and moving things to a deeper place.”
Cancer (Jun. 21 – Jul. 22)
If you’ve been feeling like your love life hasn’t been going anywhere for a long time, that’s because super slow Pluto has been opposing your sign. Fortunately, this is the last full year that Pluto is in a difficult aspect to your Sun. “Pluto-Sun energy tends to bring intense transformational experiences,” Monahan says. “Use this year to look at where you can open up more to your partner and melt into a deeper union.”
Leo (Jul. 23 – Aug. 22)
For you playful Leos, 2022 will be a year where settling down is at the forefront of your mind. Saturn, the planet of restrictions and limitations, will be moving through your relationship house all throughout next year. This means getting more serious about your partner, or if your partner is not stepping up to the commitment, making way for someone who is,” Monahan says.
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sep. 22)
If you felt like 2021 was a slow year for love, fortunately that’s all going to change. Early on, lucky Jupiter will be heating up your house of marriage. You may decide you’re ready to take that next big step in your relationship, whether that be moving in together, getting engaged, or maybe even starting a family. According to Monahan, “This is going to be one of the best years in a while for love. Enjoy!”
Libra (Sep. 23 – Oct. 22)
Your ruling planet Venus will be spinning backwards through the sky at the beginning of the year. Because of this, it won’t be the best time for love. You may find yourself having more disagreements with your partner, or they may not be giving you enough attention during this time. If this happens, try not to worry too much. Instead, take the time to think about what’s working in your relationship and what might need more attention. You can start making changes and maybe even take things to the next level once your ruling planet goes direct at the end of January.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
For Scorpio, 2022 is going to be a year for changing things up due to the eclipse cycle falling in your sign. “Eclipses are associated with endings and new beginnings, so dynamics in existing relationships may change,” Monahan says. “However, Scorpio, being ruled by powerful Pluto, the planet of transformation, will find this a year of great growth and potential.” This may be the year that you finally move on from a relationship that hasn’t been doing it for you for a long time.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
Archers will be feeling pretty lucky in all areas of their life, and love is no exception. According to Monahan, your ruling planet Jupiter is in a very strong placement for most of the year so everything you touch will turn to gold. When it comes to relationships, your private sector is getting activated so there’s a chance your home life may expand in some way. You may decide that it’s time to move to a bigger place with your partner.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
Venus, the planet of love, will be in your sign until March 6. Although it will be moving retrograde in January, it could still influence you to prioritize your relationship over anything else. According to Monahan, taking things to the next level will be a major focus for you in 2022. If you feel like you’re ready, don’t hesitate. Go for it! The stars have your back.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
You’ll have restrictive Saturn in your sign all year, so you may be feeling like “the lord of lessons” is always looking over your shoulder. “Saturn can get labeled as a downer, and it's true he's not the life of the party, like Jupiter is” Monahan says. “But Saturn is also about durability, stability, and being there for your partner through thick and thin.” Even if you have those moments where you feel like nothing is going your way, you’ll take comfort in the fact that your partner will be by your side through it all. This will bring you and your partner much closer in 2022.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – Mar. 20)
Your ruling planet Jupiter is in your sign in 2022, which will influence you to be much more loving, compassionate, and giving than you already are. According to Monahan, 2022 will be an excellent year for taking things to the next level. However, both Pisces and Jupiter are bad with boundaries, so make sure you’re giving as well as receiving.
Clarisse Monahan, astrologer
Stina Garbis, professional astrologer and psychic
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