The Astrology of 2022
A Sacrifice for Love
Available on both Kindle and Paperback
About the book
Prepare for and plan the next 12 months with this essential astrological guide written by The Cosmic Navigator, Gahl E. Sasson, it combines Kabbalah, Astrology, Numerology, History, Psychology, Tarot, and Mythology. The first part of the book provides an outlook of the year 2022 while the second part details the astrological trends for each zodiac sign. What days are good for finance? Which dates are auspicious for love and relationships? When should you pay attention to your health? When does Mercury retrograde? When are the eclipses and what do they mean for each sign? Why is 2022 associated in numerology with the number 6 and why does it denote a sacrifice for love? How is Ouroboros connected to the year ahead? Get your guide to the stars to help you effortlessly navigate the astrology of 2022. This book can help you navigate the forthcoming year.
Gahl Sasson take the complicated task of living well and gives it grace, intelligence and purpose. You will be engaged and prepared for the year ahead and enchanted by the masterful storytelling of Gahl Sasson. For those who live by the planets, this book is full of detailed navigation and powerful advice. For those who just want to know how to do their best, this reads like a book of mythology with grounded, practical advice.
Bestselling author of The Circle and Practical Intuition
A letter from Gahl
Roll up your sleeves and get ready for the roaring twenties of the 21st century! Just as the howling 20s of the 20th century emerged out of the Spanish ﬂu pandemic, so are we destined to experience a cultural revival in the arts, literature, and science in the next few years. Last century’s 20s brought us jazz, ﬁ lms, automobiles, quantum physics, spiritual awakening (including the concept of synchronicity), telephones, and radio. Over the next few years, we will experience a similar surge of innovation most likely in the ﬁelds of Artiﬁcial Intelligence (especially when Uranus transits into binary Gemini in 2026), quantum computing (when Pluto moves into Aquarius in 2024), new forms of entertainment and a revolution in music and philosophy.
Rejoice! It’s indeed an exciting time to be alive and witness all these historical life-altering changes. However, for all these wonderful things to take place, humanity must offer a sacriﬁce, an act of selﬂ essness, an offering for the greater good, and this is precisely the underlying theme of the year 2022. In numerology, this year is symbolized by the number 6, denoting sacriﬁce but also love. In the Kabbalistic Tree of Life, the 6th sphere is called Beauty and is associated with the heart (the center of the Tree of Life) and therefore of creation (the Axis Mundi). In the Yogic tradition, this concept is expressed through Anahata (unbeaten), the heart chakra, symbolized by the six-pointed star snuggled inside the twelve-petaled lotus. As you can see, the mystical traditions of the East and West agree: 2022 is a heart-opening year.
2022 is neither a good year nor a bad one; it is a year when Free Will rules. Once each one of us understands what her or his sacriﬁce is, it will be down to our personal choices to determine our fate. The lunar nodes, the keepers of destiny and Karma, are shifting gears and for the next year and a half transit in Taurus and Scorpio, helping us reconnect to our values and hidden talents, as well as providing us with tools to improve our ﬁ nances and self-worth. With all these 2s in ‘2022’, the year promises to present us with many crossroads and dualities, as well as opportunities to integrate oppositions in our lives.
2022 is neither black nor white, feminine nor white, spiritual nor mundane; it is all of the above. In other words, it is a fuzzy year, a year that favors the different shades of gray. If we return to the Kabbalistic Tree of Life, this concept is reinforced by the fact that the 2nd sphere in the Tree of Life is the gray-colored sphere of Wisdom: Soﬁ a. In Kabbalistic terminology 2022 is both beautiful and wise. In addition, 2022 in the Chinese zodiac is dubbed the Year of the Water Tiger. The Tiger is masculine, while this year’s element is the ultra-feminine water.
Perhaps the most intriguing of these integrated dualities is brought about by Jupiter’s transit between Aries (the ﬁ rst sign) and Pisces (the last sign). This sewing of the end and the beginning by the benevolent Jupiter reminds me of one of the most beautiful and wise stanzas of the oldest Kabbalistic manuscripts, The Book of Creation; referring to the spheres in the Tree of Life, it says: “Their end is embedded in their beginning and their beginning in their end.” This idea of eternity is also found in one of the oldest symbols of alchemy, the Ouroboros, ﬁrst appearing on the tomb of Tutankhamun (13th century BCE), the serpent (or dragon) biting its own tail. 2022’s association with the Ouroboros is indeed auspicious as it reminds us that in 2022 we can get things done, close deals, solve old issues, heal past wounds and start anew. This point is further supported by the fact that the year starts with Venus retrograde, and ends with Mars, her celestial love, retrograde.
The Mercury retrogrades this year start in air signs (Aquarius, Gemini, and Libra) and end their retreat into earth signs (Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo). Mercury, the zodiac Loki (the trickster and messenger) is helping us connect the above (air signs) and below (earth signs), grounding ideas, concepts, and visions. Mercury wishes us to move from the potential to the actual, reminding us of another beautiful and wise alchemical axiom: As Above, So Below.
The information in Part II relating to the speciﬁc signs should be read for your Sun sign as well as your rising sign. I hope we meet in person or in dreams during 2022, and I am optimistic we will be able to hug and shake hands soon IF we all make the right choices and SACRIFICE some of our freedoms for the general good of humanity.
I wish for you in 2022 to experience countless synchronicities, magical moments of illumination, prosperity, health, love, and lots of endings that lead to wonderful new beginnings. And more than anything, a beautiful and wise year.