With a new year coming, many of us are looking at the best times in the new year to do a variety of things, like change careers, start or add to families, buy a new wardrobe, and yes, when to move.
Maybe you've been wanting to move for a while, or maybe you're only just starting to think about it. Let's review the best times to move in 2022 according to astrology.
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When to Move in 2022 According to Astrology: Look at Jupiter For Moving Far Away
Jupiter rules travel, particularly long-distance travel (so generally anywhere you can drive to in a few hours). If you're planning on or thinking of moving far away, Jupiter is often involved.
Jupiter enters Pisces on December 28th 2021, so it's fresh in this sign to start 2022, and it's in and out of Pisces for the year. Pisces is a water sign, so this may show a lot of people who move far while Jupiter is in Pisces end up moving near water. More people may go to coastal towns, find homes by lakes or rivers, or opt for homes with pools.
Pisces is also a quiet sign, so those who move far while Jupiter is in Pisces may opt for a location that is quieter and more peaceful. Less stress, and more time to get zen.
And, Pisces is a nomadic sign since it's both a fluid water sign and a flowing mutable sign, so many may opt for a more nomadic lifestyle while Jupiter is in Pisces, not sticking anywhere very long, and traveling to all sorts of places.
Jupiter is not solely in Pisces in 2022 though. Jupiter will be in Aries for part of the year (May 10th to October 28th 2022), and Aries is a much busier sign than Pisces. Those who move far while Jupiter is in Aries may opt to move to a city or metro, or closer to it.
Aries is the first Zodiac sign, the baby of the Zodiac, so those young folks who want to strike out on their own for the first time and move far away from the nest can find helpful energy with Jupiter in Aries. This may also be helpful for first-time home buyers.
Aries is also a fire and cardinal sign, so it's quick and fast. This could show far moves that have to happen quickly or are more spur of the moment may be more likely with Jupiter in Aries.
When you want to look at your personal aspects, see when you're having beneficial aspects (sextiles and trines) to your natal Jupiter, 9th house cusp or ruler (naturally connects to Jupiter), or when transit planets are touring your 9th house for when to move far away.
When to Move in 2022 According to Astrology: Cancer Rules the Home
Cancer is the Zodiac sign that naturally rules the home, so you can also look at when the transit (moving) planets are touring Cancer. Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and Chiron won't travel through Cancer at any point in 2022.
The Sun goes through Cancer June 21st - July 22nd 2022. This pairs with Mercury in Cancer July 5th - 19th 2022. The Sun and Mercury can bring more attention to moving, shining a light on why you want to move and bringing ideas for moving. Mercury rules short travel, so it can be best for moving nearby instead of far. Venus is in Cancer right after them, July 17th - August 11th 2022, and helps with making moving easier since Venus is pleasant energy.
Dwarf planet Ceres will tour the sign of Cancer May 15th - July 23rd 2022. Ceres can be super nurturing and supportive, so moving with Ceres in Cancer can bring importance with making sure you're moving somewhere you feel safe and secure. This pairs with the Sun and Mercury in Cancer, so this can be a strong time for moving in general.
A new moon also occurs in Cancer on June 28th, so going along with this time frame. New moons are times of new beginnings and full of energy and enthusiasm, so they can create the spark needed to move.
When to Move in 2022 According to Astrology: Mars Retrograde May Hamper Moving Close
Mars will retrograde October 30th to the end of 2022 entirely in the sign of Gemini. A planet is called retrograde when it appears to be moving backward through the Zodiac, and this can throw the energy off, especially for Mars, a personal planet.
This may impact moving because it's in Gemini, which rules short travel. So, this may impact moving short distances, nearby, in the same town or a town close to where you already are. There may be lots of little issues that pop up, and you need to be on your toes.
Especially pay close attention to the rental agreement or mortgage paperwork you sign since Gemini rules communication and contracts, and you don't want to get screwed from missing the fine print.
This can be good for moving back somewhere you've lived before that is nearby and not too far. Gemini rules your siblings and cousins, so you may move in with them or they may move in with you. Gemini also rules roommates, so this may be a more likely situation (but smoother if you've had roommates before or lived with them specifically before; if it's brand new, be wary of fighting or passive-aggressive tendencies between you).
These Rising Signs Are More Likely to Move in 2022 According to Astrology
Mars is the planet of energy and drive, and when Mars tours your 4th house of home, this tends to supercharge your desire to move, and helps you take action (since Mars rules taking initiative). Mars will tour Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus, and Gemini in 2022, so if those are your 4th house, Mars tours your 4th house at some point in 2022.
The signs are:
Virgo Rising (Sagittarius 4th house: to start 2022 until January 24th)
Libra Rising (Capricorn 4th house: January 24th - March 6th)
Scorpio Rising (Aquarius 4th house: March 6th - April 14th)
Sagittarius Rising (Pisces 4th house: April 14th - May 24th)
Capricorn Rising (Aries 4th house: May 24th - July 5th)
Aquarius Rising (Taurus 4th house: July 5th - August 20th)
Pisces Rising (August 20th to end of year, but really to October 30th, when Mars retrograde starts)
When to Move in 2022 According to Astrology: Look at Your 4th House and Moon
If you're past the beginner phase with predictive astrology and more of an intermediate, you can look at specific transits just for you. In general, you'll want to see 4th house and/or Moon activation in your natal chart by the transit planets or by your progressed chart to indicate a move.
- sextiles and trines by transit Mars, Ceres, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, or Chiron to your natal or progressed Moon, 4th house cusp, or 4th house ruler (can also use conjunctions by transit Mars, Ceres, or Jupiter)
- conjunctions, sextiles, and trines by your progressed Moon or progressed 4th house cusp to your natal Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, 4th house cusp, or 4th house ruler
- progressed planets entering Cancer or anaretic in Cancer
- your progressed Moon or progressed 4th house cusp anaretic, changing signs, or your progressed Moon changing houses (natal or progressed houses)
- new moon or solar eclipse in the 4th house; conjunct, sextile, or trine to natal or progressed Moon or 4th house cusp
- transit planets touring your 4th house (Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Ceres can show when it actually happens while Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and Chiron just set it up for a while)
- retrogrades in your 4th house or conjunct, sextile, or trine your natal or progressed Moon, 4th house cusp, or 4th house ruler (if you want to move back to somewhere you've lived before, or in/close to where you grew up, or to facilitate the reunion of family)
You can also consider your Lunar Returns and Lunar Oppositions, each of which occur every month; if the Moon in any of those charts is in the 4th house, especially conjunct the 4th house cusp, this can be indicative of moving (if conjunct the 3rd house cusp, this may be present if moving nearby; if conjunct the 9th house cusp, this may be present if moving far).
If you're looking to move in 2022, good luck and try not to get overwhelmed!
Suggested Reading: The 4th House and The Natal Moon pages for general interpretations
Venus Retrograde in Capricorn: December 2021 - January 2022
Saturn Square Uranus 2021
Jupiter Square Uranus 2021
November 2021 New & Full Moons
December 2021 New & Full Moons
Black Moon Lilith in Gemini: July 2021 - April 2022
White Moon Selena in Capricorn: July 2021 - February 2022
Ceres in Gemini: July - December 2021, February - May 2022
Ceres in Taurus: May - July 2021, December 2021 - February 2022
Lunar Nodes in Taurus & Scorpio: December 2021 - July 2023
Jupiter in Pisces: May - July 2021, December 2021 - May 2022, & October - December 2022
Jupiter in Aquarius: December 2020 - May 2021, July - December 2021
Saturn in Aquarius: March - July 2020, December 2020 - March 2023
Uranus in Taurus: May - November 2018, March 2019 - July 2025, November 2025 - April 2026