It’s been a while since I re-posted anything from Master Astrologer Gahl Sasson. But his new book, “The Astrology of 2022: A Sacrifice for Love, is now available and it explains further what to expect in the new year. The first half, as usual, covers the year in general while the second half is more personal and breaks down what each Astrological sign should expect.
I turn this page over to Mr. Sasson with an excerpt of his book:
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, ﬁlms, 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 selﬂessness, 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 ﬁnances 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 masculine, 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: Soﬁa. 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 ﬁrst 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.
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 that in 2022 you would 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.
~ Gahl The City of Angels, California, America, Earth, Solar System, Milky Way, Universe—July 2021
And with that being said, we’re still in survival mode at the moment. If we truly see our main accomplishment through the end of January is to survive the chaotic and fear-driven energy as we end a two-year cycle of extreme challenge, perhaps we can appreciate the changes that are going on around us even if they seem stuck and negative.
Nothing is ever stuck. Even people who want to stay stuck can’t because everything is in forward motion. The difficulty comes when people try to hold on to the old which just makes their personal journey that much harder, which, unfortunately, they then take out on others.
If we’re moving forward and we don’t know how to do that, sit in silence within and it will come. Maybe not right at this moment because the chaos and fear is so loud, but it does come. I have been personally reminded of that in the last few days and it’s taken a weight off my shoulders that I didn’t know I’d allow to be there.
Keep your head down, hang onto the safety bar and relax. And enjoy the holidays and the excitement leading up to them. We’re experiencing birth pains, that’s all. And we all get reborn, even if some of us are fighting it.
I offer this with love and gratitude…