Hermes Trismegistus, the author named in the text of the enigmatic Emerald Tablet, said, “That which is below is like that which is above and that which is above is like that is below.”

According to the Hermetic tradition, occult sciences such as astrology and numerology symbolize events and circumstances in your life. Notice the quote above states “…is like…” instead of “makes happen.” The microcosm reflects the macrocosm, and the macrocosm reflects the microcosm.

The ancients believed human beings are intimately connected to the universe. You have a choice to either learn about the energy flow of the universe and move with it, or ignorantly fight against the currents of life.

One of the best ways to move with the currents of life, to know and capitalize on your personal timing, is through personalized comprehensive astrology and numerology.

If you aren’t ready for an in-depth strategy, learning about universal occurrences such as the Universal Year (e.g., 2022 = 2+0+2+2=6), eclipses, and retrogrades can still be helpful.

Two Universal and Personal Numerology Cycles

The Universal Year is intimately connected to the Personal Year, which is more relevant to you, personally, than the Universal Year. Simply add your birth month and day to the Universal Year to get your current Personal Year. For example, someone born on December 17th is in an 8 Personal Year in 2022 (12+17+2022=2051, 2+0+5+1=8).

To take it a step further, simply add the Universal Year or Personal Year to the current calendar month to get the Universal Month or Personal Month. For example, since the Universal Year in 2022 is 6 (2022 = 2+0+2+2=6), in January the Universal Month is 7. Since January is the first month of the year simply add January (1) plus 2022 (6) which equals 7. The Personal Month is derived the same way; if you’re in a 3 Personal Year in 2022, you’re in a 4 Personal Month in January of 2022. These four cycles are a good place to start with basic numerology. Although these cycles are only four of hundreds of timing cycles, they are easy to follow and symbolically strong enough that you will recognize their importance.

Listed below are select universal astrological events for 2022.

2022 eclipses:

Solar eclipse 4-30-2022, 10 degrees, 28 minutes Taurus

Lunar eclipse 5-15-2022, 25 degrees, 17 minutes Scorpio

Solar eclipse 10-25-2022, 02 degrees, 00 minutes Scorpio

Lunar eclipse 11-8-2022, 16 degrees, 00 minutes Taurus

2022 Mercury retrograde periods:

Mercury retrograde 1-14-2022 10 degrees, 20 minutes Aquarius
Mercury direct 2-3-2022 24 degrees, 22 minutes Capricorn

Mercury retrograde 5-10-2022 04 degrees, 51 minutes Gemini
Mercury direct 6-3-2022 26 degrees 05 minutes Taurus

Mercury retrograde 9-9-2022 08 degrees, 55 minutes Libra
Mercury direct 10-2-2022 24 degrees 11 minutes Virgo

Mercury retrograde 12-29-2022 24 degrees, 21 minutes Capricorn
Mercury direct 1-18-2023 08 degrees, 08 minutes Capricorn

2022 Venus retrograde periods:

Venus retrograde 12-19-2021 26 degrees, 29 minutes Capricorn
Venus direct 1-29-2022 11 degrees, 04 minutes Capricorn

2022 Mars retrograde periods:

Mars retrograde 10-30-2022 25 degrees, 36 minutes Gemini
Mars direct 1-12-2023 08 degrees, 07 minutes Gemini

Be a little more cautious regarding important matters involving higher than average risk on the day of and the days surrounding eclipses and Mercury retrogrades. This includes, but is not limited to, big purchases, investments, and legal contracts.

Venus and Mars retrogrades traditionally are not as noticeable as Mercury retrogrades. As always, any single universal celestial phenomenon symbolically affects you in a unique way, as it relates to your personal astrological patterns. A particular retrograde or eclipse may represent big life changes for one person, and almost nothing for another person.

This blog post includes information about multiple, basic astrology factors, including Mercury retrograde, Venus retrograde, Mars retrograde, and more.

Although the aforementioned celestial and numerological happenings are minor in relation to the massive body of universal and natal indicators, tracking these cycles and events, especially in conjunction with your natal factors and patterns, can help you limit your risk and save time and money.

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