CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19): To ensure that 2022 brings you the most interesting and useful kind of progress, take good care of your key friendships and alliances, even if you are looking for some great new friendships and alliances. For best results, consider these thoughts from author Hanya Yanagihara: “Find people who are better than you – not smarter, not cooler, but nicer, and more generous and more forgiving – then enjoy them. for what they can teach you, and listen to them when they tell you something about yourself, no matter how bad or good that may be. “

AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18): During the Northern Song Dynasty that ruled China from 960 to 1127, a craftsman made a white ceramic bowl five inches in diameter. About a thousand years later, a family in New York City bought it at a garage sale for $ 3. It sat on a fireplace in their home for a few years until they had a hunch about having it appraised by an art collector. Shortly after, the bowl was auctioned for $ 2.2 million. I’m not saying 2022 will bring such a dramatic financial event like this. But I expect your luck with the money to be at its peak.

PISCES (February 19-March 20): In the Quechua language spoken in parts of Peru, the word takanakuy means “when the blood boils”. Every year around this time, the community of Chumbivilcas holds a party called Takanakuy. People gather downtown to fight, settle their differences so that they can forget about them and start over. If my friend and I had a personal conflict in the past year, we would punch and kick each other – but not too hard – until we had purged our meanness and resentment. The slate between us would be clean. Is there a humorous version of this ritual you could adopt that doesn’t even involve light punches and kicks? I recommend you dream of one!

ARIES (March 21-April 19): You could become a more daring storyteller in 2022. You could develop your ability to express the core truths of your life with entertaining storytelling. Bonus: The experiences that await you will provide you with raw material to become even more interesting than you already are. Now study these words from storyteller Ruth Sawyer: “To be a good storyteller you have to be gloriously alive. It is not possible to light new fires from extinguished embers. The best traditional storytellers are those who deserve it. things – to the land, to the sea, to the wind and to the weather. They have known loneliness, silence. They have had uninterrupted time to feel deeply, to constantly seek to understand.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Taurus author May Sarton wrote a poem celebrating her maturation into the person she always dreamed she would be. “Now I am becoming myself,” she exulted. “It took a long time, many years and places; I was dissolved and shaken, I used up other people’s faces.” But finally, she said, “Everything is now merging, falling into place from wish to action, from speech to silence. My work, my love, my time, my face: united in one intense gesture of growth like a plant.” I invite you to adopt Sarton’s poem as your first source of inspiration in 2022. Make it your guide to become yourself fully and richly yourself.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): In 2012, writer Gore Vidal passed away the day after Gemini writer Maeve Binchy passed away. They were both famous, although Bincy sold more books than Vidal. Vidal was interesting but problematic for me. He liked to say that it was not enough for him to succeed; he wanted others to fail. The misery of his fellow human beings heightened his satisfaction with his own accomplishments. On the other hand, Binchy generously wished everyone to be successful. She felt that her magnificence was magnified by the magnificence of others. In 2022, cultivating Binchy’s perspective, not Vidal’s, will be vital for your physical and mental health. As you celebrate and improve the fortunes of others, your own fortune will prosper.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Cancer political leader Nelson Mandela has been wrongfully imprisoned for 27 years. After his release, he became President of South Africa and won the Nobel Peace Prize. Of his release from prison in 1990, he wrote: “As I walked through the door that would lead to my freedom, I knew that if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hate behind me, I would still be in prison.” While you haven’t suffered from deprivations close to what Mandela did, I’m happy to report that 2022 will bring you releases from limiting situations. Please take Mandela’s approach when making creative use of your newfound freedom.

LEO (July 23-August 22): French poet André Breton wrote: “I wish you to be madly loved. In English, these words can be translated as “My wish is that you may be loved to the point of madness” or “I wish that you were loved to the point of madness. It sounds romantic, but it’s actually a curse. Why would we want to be loved to the point of madness? Someone who “loved” you like that might be fun for a while, but eventually become a terrible inconvenience and continuing disruption. So, dear Leo, I won’t. wish you were loved to the point of madness in 2022 – although I think the next few months will be an interesting and educational time for love. Instead, I wish you something more manageable and enjoyable: that you are loved with respect, sensitivity, care and intelligence.

VIRGIN (23 August-22 September): Many people in our culture are intellectually intelligent, but not very emotionally intelligent. The wisdom of feelings is underestimated. I protest ! One of my great crusades is to defend this neglected source of knowledge. I am counting on you to be my ally in 2022. Why? Because according to my reading of Astrological Omens, you have the potential to mature your emotional intelligence in the months to come. Do you have any ideas on how to take full advantage of this lucky opportunity? Here’s a tip: Whenever you have a decision to make, listen to what your body and heart are telling you and what your mind is telling you.

BALANCE (September 23-October 22): Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl said a sense of meaning is crucial. This is the key gratification that sustains people over the years: the feeling that their lives have meaning and that particular experiences do. I suggest that you make it your theme for 2022. The question “Are you happy?” will be a subset of the more inclusive question: “Are you pursuing a destiny that seems meaningful to you?” Here’s the other big question: “If what you’re doing doesn’t make sense, what are you going to do about it?” “

SCORPIO (23 Oct-21 Nov): Scorpio guitarist Rowland S. Howard spoke of “the great times when love really turns into something much bigger than you ever dreamed of, something self-luminescent.” Judging from the astrological configurations in 2022, I have high hopes and expectations that you will experience extended periods when love will fit this description. For best results, resolve to become more generous and resourceful in expressing love than you have ever been.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21): “I’ve tried to get home all my life,” wrote poet Chelsea Dingman. I know some of you Sagittarians resist the urge to do this. You may avoid looking for a real and complete home. You can think of the whole world as your home, or you can think of many different places as your homes. And you would rather not restrict the feeling and concept of “home” to one place, building, or community. Whether or not you’re one of those centaur types, I suspect 2022 will bring you some unexpected new understandings from home – and maybe even make you feel like you’ve finally arrived at your ultimate sanctuary.

Homework: in a year, why do you want to congratulate yourself?