The first New Moon of the year is this Sunday, January 2 at 12:33 pm CST in 12° Capricorn. The down-to-earth energy of Capricorn is good for new beginnings of projects or resolutions that are practical and achievable. Think about that one thing (idea, action, or affirmation) that will be your foundation for the year. The new year and the new moon with its Capricorn potential is also great time to put organizational structures into place (calendars, task lists, etc.) which will help you to get those things done.
Mercury goes retrograde on January 14th in 10° Aquarius. It will be conjunct Saturn at 13° Aquarius. Plan ahead to get important communications out or critical project started before then (or after February 3rd when it goes direct).
Keep this in mind if you've made New Year's resolutions. You may feel discouraged about the results of your efforts during this Mercury retrograde period. But after it goes direct, the time and intensity you put in will begin to pay off.
My astrology talk for the Temple of Kriya Yoga "Your Spiritual Journey with Astrology in 2022" can now be viewed on the Temple's YouTube here:
Wishing you all a very healthy, happy and harmonious new year!
Marcia Sacks is an astrologer in the Kriya Yoga tradition.