This is not a drill! Beginning on February 3, 2022—at precisely 5:13 p.m. ET—all the planets in our solar system will be direct in the sky for the first time in almost a year. That’s right—no retrogrades!
This is important because during this time, you will now have less resistance to your goals and can more easily practice manifestation. However, it’s important to act quickly because you’ll only have a three-month window with these bright and clear skies. From now until April 29, 2022, when Pluto Retrograde begins, it’s time to take action.
Okay, but how do I manifest something?
So, what is manifestation exactly? Simple: Intention + action + energy = results. Let me break that down a little more for you.
Manifestation is the innate power we all have to turn an idea into a tangible materialization or reality. It’s like having that thought that you *really want* chicken nuggets, so you get in your car, drive to a fast-food spot, pull up to the drive-through to order, and ta-da, you are now eating chicken nuggets.
Take any intention that you have: to find love, to get a new job, to improve your self-confidence, to meet new friends, to get a new pet…the sky is the limit! Often, when thinking of intentions, we focus upon the result. But the key to manifestation is understanding the actions you must take to achieve the result. Some intentions can be fulfilled rather quickly, like eating chicken nuggets. However, bigger or little less tangible intentions, like pursuing love, friendship, fame, or confidence, take more steps. That is why I also say energy and time are important to include in your ultimate manifestation strategies.
When it comes to the specifics of manifestation, there are so many ways to do it: Making a vision board, doing a ritual like candle magick, creating a written intention or sigil, or simply speaking your goal out loud and then going after it.
Retrogrades and manifestation
Whenever we experience a planetary retrograde *shudder*, we always deal with delays, obstacles, hiccups, drama, or stagnation—although the specific area of life this affects depends on what each planet rules and where it is in the sky. But now, because all our planets will be direct for three months, this means there’s nothing holding us back in any area!
So those intentions you want to manifest? Yep, these are the optimum conditions to help them come to fruition. And with no retrogrades taking place, life will be moving fast! BTW, when planets are direct, they affect our lives in outward and tangible ways, as opposed to retrogrades, which often cause us to change internally.
What to do when there are no planetary retrogrades
With all of the planets direct, it means the path before you is clear. This isn’t a time to be rehashing the past or lingering on what didn’t work before. Use the lessons you’ve learned and look to the future. This is a time to be forging ahead into new territory, not looking back. Put yourself out there, make plans, and create an A to Z strategy toward your goal. Move forward confidently!
Ready to see your love life, friendships, and relationships grow? Yes, the astrology is optimal for that right now too! Whether you’re strengthening a current connections or forging a new one, there are no planetary barriers to your love life right now. Important promises, choices, commitments, engagements, and marriages can all be made on sturdy cosmic ground. Venus and Mars are particularly important to romantic love—any long-term connection needs these planets to be direct in order for the union to go the distance!
Manifesting career growth
Ready to see a promotion or land a new job? Launching new projects, making professional announcements, and signing contracts are also astrologically favored right now too. This is an excellent time to plan out where you’d like to push your finances, business goals, and career missions in the years to come, and to start working on these goals. If you decide to take your career in a totally new direction, that’s great too! You’ll have a clearer head, more focus, and a firm foundation beneath you. BTW, this also applies to other important life decisions like moving or buying a home.
Write these dates down
This period of time begins on February 3, 2022 at 5:13 p.m. ET and ends on April 29, 2022 at 8:38 a.m. ET. After that, the rest of the year will be filled with retrogrades and less radiant skies. Don’t let this time go to waste!