THE YEAR 2022
LAYING THE FOUNDATION
The year 2022 is the first of the out-breath years, the sixth year in the nine-year cycle that began in 2017.
Be generous in every way. Revel in abundance at every opportunity. Enjoy the company of others, especially family and friends. Spend as much time in nature as possible. Focus on creativity. Build strong foundations, both financially and personally.
It's time to breathe out. Finally, many of us will no doubt be saying . . . although a sigh of relief for having endured 2020 and 2021 may not come straightaway!
The years 2017–2020 were the first four years of this current 9-year cycle, which runs through to 2025. They are known as the involution years, the inbreath years — when we gather up our experiences of initiation (2017), intuition (2018), wider exploration (2019) and tools of knowledge and awareness (2020) — and use them to move through the hurly-burly of the transition year of 2021 in readiness for 2022, when we begin the evolution years, the outbreath years. We can now do something with that knowledge and awareness.
The year ahead is not about creating a lot of new things immediately, but rather a time to lay a foundation upon which to build. We don't have to know what those structures are just yet, though. It's early days. One of 2022’s foci is security, which is why any foundation we build must be solid. Before we pour the concrete, so to speak, we need the site cleared and levelled so as to get the foundation just right. If there's still debris from 2021 lying about, it will need to be removed first. My suspicion is there's quite a bit about! We still have a '20' in front of 2022 and we continue to empower it every time we say or write 20 22. It represents The Awakening and it will continue to be with us until we are wide awake, so to speak. So, there's more to be unearthed. It's a slow process and necessarily a thorough one. The Awakening requires it to be so.
On the material plane, a solid foundation means spending wisely, investing prudently, building a 'next' egg and securing stable employment. For communities, institutions, corporates and governments, it means balancing the books; getting out of debt or reducing it so it's manageable; and setting aside funds for the future. It also means dealing with the economic and financial mess the world is in. How much longer can that can be kicked down the road?
Beyond the material, this year we focus on finding the true meaning of security: within our families and friendships. For each of us, it will mean feeling drawn to being closer to our nearest and dearest, spending time and being generous with each other, as long as there's not too much extra responsibility required! It is not about taking on burdens and expectations, which are ultimately limitations on us. Rather, in the spirit of generosity, what we accept into our lives, what we take on, must be welcomed with open arms. It must feel right.
The year will also favour small-scale activities on a more intimate, more local, community-level. Think decentralisation, diversification, and devolution, where power returns to the people at the grassroots level. Size does matter and from 2022 on, small is more beautiful. As well, the 6 energy of 2022 encourages us to work closely with those with whom we resonate.
This year is also about being in nature; out in the fresh air; cleaning up the house, yard, street, the park, the beach, town, the city, the state, the country, in fact, the whole planet. Once we’ve done the cleanup, we can then beautify our surrounds, whether that be our rooms, our houses, our gardens, our neighbourhoods, towns or cities. Think global, act local. The choice is ours. It doesn’t have to be so ambitious we become overwhelmed, though. It must always be what feels right. Small is ideal. So, cleanup that messy room, weed that gardens, that park, that bushland. And further lighten our eco-footprint. That might include buying more organics, buying direct from farmers, growing more of your own food, regenerating a patch of bush near you. And with the spirit of the 6-energy, doing it in small groups is the way to go.
We can also enjoy the intimacy of like-minded souls, especially in small circles, that is, little parties and modest gatherings, particularly at home. That means making your surrounds a reflection of how you'd like the world to be. More think global, act local.
This year also favours creativity, especially music and art, and expressing it — always following your excitement as they say; it improves the creativity!
TIPS TO HELP EASE IN 2022
FOODS+HERBS TO USE IN 2022 Green beans, parsnips, spinach, melons, apples, peaches, apricots, figs, walnuts, almonds and the herbs mint, thyme, musk, vervain, rose leaves. Remember, though, not to enjoy the good life too much. Moderation is still the best policy despite the temptations.
COLOURS TO WEAR AND USE IN 2022 All pastels, especially pink and blue, also earthy tones such as green and chocolate
JEWELS/STONES FOR 2022 Opals, copper
Taureans and Librans and those born on the 6th, 15th and 24th of any month can shine in 2022 and make their presence felt even more in the world.
NOTE: How you engage the world and what role you play in 2022 will be influenced by your personal year’s interplay with the 6 energy of 2022 — see your personal year to work that out. As with all yearly reads, this is necessarily general and the focus is on us as a global community.