Begin with the beautiful bones, astro babes. Clean and competent and crystalline, January 2022 is an invitation to strip it all the way back to the structural supports and run our hands along with the woodwork that’s holding us. And, in the process, divine what can’t possibly prop us up anymore. Think of it as your bare basics makeup tutorial, teaching you to give more precious time only to what brings the features of your face most fully alive.
Led by Capricorn, the zodiac’s most regal empress of luxe quality living, the month’s cosmic climate of queenly constructedness is further amplified by Venus rolling retrograde through Cappy, and Mars joining the elegant effort. A month of spearheading serenity through high standards, January wants you to consider where continuing to equivocate and accept “less than” lusciousness is causing you to eke out an existence on unstable ground.
You are in it for the long haul, and this one-life-only is both epic and evanescent. What legacies do you long to leave in your wake? What will you look back on in its mega majesty and what is mere microscopic madness? A divine den of deservedness, January wants you to claim your turf and nourish your root unrelentingly. Gravity is gorgeous, and you are worth your weight in gold.
Read on for your sign’s home design destiny for January and beautify the bones that long to hold you even better.
Capricorn or Capricorn Rising
What have you been absorbing lately, Cappy? January asks you to consider how you bring beliefs down and into your bones. Maybe it’s an innocuous slight overheard at work or a self-critical habit you picked up during an old love affair. Notice the repetitive thoughts and behaviors that feel oh so familiar but also just feel bad. Take this month to purify your powerhouse, removing notions that aren’t really yours from your forcefield and feeding only the feels that fortify your foundations.
Design Destiny: Exposed Materials. Strip away unnecessary layers with an exposed wall or raw surface, and return to the original shape of your self-governed space.
Aquarius or Aquarius Rising
A suspended state of animation, January wants you to get comfy with the gaps. Maybe it’s the “waiting” for the next word about a project. Or an idle unscheduled afternoon. Whatever the apparent “void,” notice any fears that nothing will ever arrive again to fill it. This month’s parentheticals are not here to punish you, but to make room for life to join forces with you without you having to force it. It is all coming together already, Aqua. Clear a space at the table for the gods.
Design Destiny: Declutter. Break out the hefty trash bags and revel in the revelation of the bare floor beneath your feet.
Pisces or Pisces Rising
The winds of change are upon you, dear fishy, and it’s high time to let yourself get whipped and lifted in the brave breeze. Notice where things feel like they’re moving “too fast” and tend to any fears about not being prepared enough to meet the momentum with a firm hand. Infinitely adaptable, your slippery shape-shifting ability is more than fit for fitting these shifting containers. Treat the month like a cosmic cocktail party, and trust that you can court all the conversations with perfectly played poise.
Design Destiny: Color. Forgo the one-note neutrals and fall for splashes of sensation across the spectrum, revealing the rainbow of shades that is you.
Aries or Aries Rising
This year asks you to show up and flame on. And to make an entrance, sometimes you need to exit first, letting the crowds build to a passionate pitch in anticipation of your arrival. Take January to stage little disappearances. Slip away for an afternoon. Show up without having to give every moment your absolute all — secretly saving something for your sweet self. These tiny getaways will gift you the reserves to re-land in your life riper than ever when you’re good and ready to fully return.
Design Destiny: Nooks. Create hideaways in your home container that are for you alone, experimenting with wall niches and comfy cubbies.
Taurus or Taurus Rising
Get ready to roll the dice and get lucky, Taurus. January wants to remind you that true “luck” comes from forgoing the belief that life is a reward system of applied effort and hard-won results and adopting a footloose fancy-free faith instead. This month, notice the extras and bonuses life hands over just because. Sometimes the tastiest treats are given out of “nowhere.” Trust that you can give without tallying, and receive without having to understand what you’ve done to be worthy of all this grace.
Design Destiny: Flowers. From bold botanical prints to big-old bouquets in every room, let blooms remind you that even nature loves a spontaneous celebration.
Gemini or Gemini Rising
January wants you to supersize your secret story, Gemstone, giving your hidden motivations and unspoken desires the light and air to fully breathe. Start by getting crystal clear about the “charge” you’re bringing to each and every encounter. You are absolutely worthy of what you want, and this worthiness starts with purging the punier, more performative passions and stating your cravings more clearly. There don’t have to be any skimpy side salads this month, so long as you boldly declare you want the whole damn portion.
Design Destiny: Statement Pieces. Even if you’re tucked inside an itty bitty studio, choose eye-catching accents that demand attention.
Cancer or Cancer Rising
A month to customize your contours, January wants you to consider what bits of your life actually “fit” the form that is you. Start by noticing anything you’ve signed on for that’s in the service of a dream that isn’t really yours to live out anymore. Better reflecting the big old emotion oceans you contain within, you’re ready to return to your personalized tidal rhythm. Release anything that feels forced and skinny-dip back into self-chosen sensations.
Design Destiny: Mirrors. Create spaciousness in your lair by looking into your own eyes and adjusting the room to reflect the beauty that begins with you standing within it.
Leo or Leo Rising
We’ve all got our personalized recipes for “keeping it together” — the little ritualized routines we hold on to in order to feel held. And while January isn’t here to forcibly rip away any security blankets, it does want to remind you of the romance in the unscripted. Notice when you have no idea what to do next. The “right” response or action to take. These pockets are pop-ups of possibility that want to dazzle you with their difference. Let them show you that you’re still suprisable, glitter kitten.
Design Destiny: Light & Air. Whether it’s a full-on skylight, a glass door, or a ceiling fan, let your space expand its breathability.
Virgo or Virgo Rising
Serenity springs from lean lines and limits right now, Virgo, and it’s actually a whole lot simpler than you think. Begin by drawing tiny, treasured moments towards you, letting this naturally create the boundaries that you crave without you having to push anything away. A sip of a beloved beverage that organically mutes the sound of anxious to-do list spins. A lengthy convo with a beloved friend that renders you unavailable for lesser-deserving scheduling commitments. Let grow what glows by giving it your full attention.
Design Destiny: Vignettes. Stage small scapes of inspiring objects, letting the act of looking upon what you love to fill the space with ease.
Libra or Libra Rising
In a year that’s all about relishing your solidity, January wants to restore and replenish your roots. Where are you coming from right now? What is the “home” to your “away”? There is no external grasping without internal nesting this month, and it begins rather than ends with deep rest. Upend the usual order of operations and let any actions spring from a settled perch, trusting that agendas can unfold like room service: best ordered up while tucked in bed.
Design Destiny: Seating. Give yourself a plush place from which to rise, whether sprawling on sectionals, ergonomically upright, or fully propped with a matching footstool.
Scorpio or Scorpio Rising
Change is perpetually afoot in your world, as you poke the surface and unearth fresh soil. And in January, time is certainly up on certain patterns. You can’t unknow what you now know. But this wake-up call can feel like deliciously wild waves rather than a splash of ice water to the face, as you let yourself get carried away by the natural momentum of a notion that’s already coursing with new life. Let your hair get tousled tumbleweed untamed as you fall head over heels for what’s coming.
Design Destiny: Throws. Embrace and cushion the flung force of what’s forming with pillow piles, artfully launched linens, and sheepskin rugs.
Sagittarius or Sagittarius Rising
What if this right here was everything? The job you’ve got. The people who are close. The way you are. This is not to say that there won’t be more adventurous evolutionary unfolding ahead. But for the moment, January wants you to give what you’ve already got everything you’ve got. Love is a verb, rather than an abstract state “out there” that you fall into or out of. Apply yourself amorously to life as it exists, showering your affection on what’s already arrived.
Design Destiny: Repurposing. Find magic with the raw materials that feather your fort by rearranging furniture, uncovering stored items, and polishing up what’s present.