Ever read your daily or weekly love horoscope and known it was meant just for you? Or maybe you used it to your advantage, planning ahead for the rest of your day or making that romantic date all the more worthwhile?
It can be a valuable asset in your spiritual toolkit to see how the stars are aligning for you personally! In a general sense, however, there is always a way to see what we should be looking out for as a whole on our astrological calendar.
So, in addition to your daily horoscope, you’ll probably want to mark down the following months and dates on your 2022 calendar if you’re looking for love or want to plan ahead for special romantic days of connection!
Best Days for Romance in 2022
Keep in mind that even if you miss a date or two, astrology is a tool for understanding, not an ultimate authority on when you should or shouldn’t make certain kinds of decisions (although it can certainly help!).
That said, here are the times you’ll want to look out for in the year ahead!
1. Venus Goes Direct
Venus, the planet of love and beauty, is undoubtedly a planet to look at when we’re talking love and romance. For half of December 2021 and a decent majority of January 2022, however, this lovely planet will have been in retrograde, making its effects feel strange or backward.
Thankfully, Venus goes direct on January 29th, 2022, and stays that way the entire year.
Mars, the planet of ambition and drive, also will be direct until October 30th, which means that these two planets are seeing straightforward expressions for a decent chunk of the year.
This is good news to make a note of on your calendar and a good reminder that even if you see some uncomfortable shake-ups at the beginning of the New Year, you can expect smoother waters in romance with a little bit of patience.
Learn more: The Ultimate Guide to Retrogrades
Zodiac Signs Most Affected
Capricorn will have been particularly shaken by the effects of Venus retrograde, and the direct motion now points those in the sign of the wise goat into a clearer direction. Take note of everything you’ve learned over the past couple of months, Capricorn. Consider how you can apply your newfound knowledge to new romantic or interpersonal goals?
Cancer placements can struggle with Capricorn-heavy transits, being their direct opposition. Venus in Capricorn being direct instead of retrograde, however, may enlighten the crab to new ideas or perspectives you previously missed.
Keep an open mind and keep rolling with the punches for the best results, Cancer!
Aquarius placements may want to watch out for this event because it happens to fall under Aquarius season itself, and you probably already have goals and ideas for yourself in motion.
Venus going direct can possibly assist your momentum and point you to those that may be helpful in cooperating with your vision!
2. April Showers Bring Piscean Rain
Venus enters Pisces on April 5th, closely followed by Mars entering the sweet and psychic sign on April 14th. This aligns well with a general Pisces trend of Neptune and Jupiter, both sporting this sign for a good majority of 2022, with its effects being seen particularly prominently around this time.
What does it all mean? During most of April, you’ll see a softer, compassionate, and more emotional undertone to all that you encounter, especially when it comes to love and romance. It’s truly time to get in touch with your heart!
Special date to look out for: On April 18th, 2022, Venus will make a sweet sextile aspect with communicative Mercury, with communication (especially with loved ones) feeling super smooth and understanding.
Zodiac Signs Most Affected
Pisces, unsurprisingly will be highly affected by this period in general. You may feel particularly emotional and stuck in your feelings at this time, but it’s this very sensitivity that can help you win over some hearts.
Taurus will be inhabiting Mercury on the special date for this month, which means our bull friends should be paying attention to how they can use their words to their advantage.
Virgo may have a harder time seeing the bright side of this particularly emotional time, as, despite their compassionate nature, the sign of the maiden directly opposes Pisces and doesn’t quite carry out their compassion in the same way.
Being receptive to going with the flow rather than expecting routine, order, or even logic from those that you connect with this month is key, Virgo.
3. Mercury Goes Direct in June
You’ve probably heard of the dreaded Mercury Retrograde, but how about appreciating when it’s in direct motion?
Mercury goes direct on June 3, 2022, just in time for Mercury-ruled conversation-lover Gemini to take the reins for the remainder of their season. (Gemini season will take us until June 21, 2022—when the Sun enters Cancer).
Maybe the idea of quick-witted discussion and banter doesn’t fit your idea of traditional romance, but this period of time is certainly one for getting your ideas out into the world and making connections.
Special date to look out for: Mark the calendar for June 19th, 2022, when Venus is sextile dreamy Neptune, and we’ll see particularly romantic energy throughout the day.
Zodiac Signs Most Affected:
Gemini placements will thrive during this Gemini-prominent time in general. You’ll want to use your natural charisma and charm to connect with those that matter and leave room for just enough humor and lightheartedness along the way.
Taurus will want to take advantage of our special June date, as Venus itself will be at home in the sign of the bull. Speak freely and confidently, and don’t be afraid to go for a risky, dramatic, or more glamorous gesture if you’re looking to make the day extra romantic!
Pisces will also have a sweet connection to June 19th, 2022 — Neptune is residing in Pisces, its home turf when that sextile is made. Take advantage by paying attention to your intuition and dreams in particular, and listen to the wisdom hidden within.
4. Center Stage: August Leo Flair
The latter half of 2022 gets a bit rockier astrologically, and it may seem like romance is less so on your mind by the time it rolls around — but it doesn’t have to be so!
Leo season is an underrated time for embracing matters of the heart, with its Fiery, passionate flair and sense for the dramatics. Sometimes, leaning into the romantic drama of it all can be the right move.
Plus, Venus itself enters Leo on August 11th, 2022, so leaning into the passion and theatrics can make everything a bit more fun. Devote some extra time to those you care about, or spice up your existing relationships with a surprise date or outing!
Special date to look out for: Venus makes a comfortable trine with Jupiter on August 22nd, 2022, where our luck with love and romance gets particularly heightened.
Zodiac Signs Most Affected:
Leo naturally absorbs most of the spotlight (and goods) for August as a whole. Your superpower lies in your passion and confidence within romance here, so whether you want to win a date or deepen an existing connection, you’ll want to trust in your own abilities more than anything.
Aries will be loving not only the fiery vibes from Leo season and the Leo Venus transit but also from inhabiting Jupiter during the sweet trine on August 22nd. Taking initiative is highly encouraged during this time for the bold ram, as fortune truly will favor the bold.
Aquarius may have a harder time with these transits in general, directly opposing Leo while still also sharing its Fixed energy. Remember that it’s okay to enjoy yourself, Aquarius, and sometimes more eyes on you isn’t always a bad thing — you’re allowed to enjoy the attention and affection just as much as anyone else!
5. Get Practical in December
Capricorn will be dominating the sky for most of December, especially during the latter half when Capricorn season itself picks up.
The wise old goat may not seem like the most exciting energy to be showering the cosmos, but its focus here is truly showing us how to be practical, grounded, and real about how we want to pursue love and romance within the relationships that matter.
Who said romance couldn’t also be about securing a stable future for those that you care about? It’s time to figure out how your true desires are aligning with the people around you and really listen to where the heart wants you to go.
Special date to look out for: Venus, this time in Capricorn (go figure), will be sextile Neptune once again on December 28th, 2022, with this transit being more of a help in practical goal-setting and letting your heart and intuition be guiding tools.
Zodiac Signs Most Affected
Capricorn will be plenty comfortable with this set of transits. Here, your long-term mindset and practical goal-setting can be what helps you succeed the most in your relationships with others, and it’s these qualities that others will most see and appreciate within you.
Pisces is the balancing energy needed right now, both specifically on December 28th and in general as Capricorn season ensues. You’ll thrive in love and romance by working to balance practicality with intuition and sensitivity, showing that the best of both worlds is ideal for success.
Cancer placements may again find some difficulty finding their footing here. You’ll need to adapt your desire for intuitive and emotional decision-making to a world that seems to want clear-cut goals and communication right now.
Ultimately, your softness can be a valuable asset to offsetting any serious energy hanging over the world at this time, but you’ll need to meet others in the middle as well.
Get Ready, Get Set, & Dive Even Deeper
Are you ready to jump into 2022 with an open mind and see what love and romance might have to offer you?
Keep in mind that these Astro-forecasts are a great way to keep in touch with the language of the stars and know what may be headed your way, but that ultimately you’re in control of your fate (and your heart).
If you’re still on the lookout for more insight, you can take a stab at delving into your free personal birth chart and how it might be impacted by 2022.