Juno is one of the five Goddess asteroids along with Pallas, Vesta, Black Moon Lilith, and Ceres.
In astrology, Juno represents our partnerships and marriage. She also rules over child-birth and female reproductive health.
On more esoteric levels, Juno rules over our soulmates and the people we are destined to meet as we walk this journey.
At the time of writing this, Juno is very active in our cosmic skies. She is currently in the sign of Scorpio and will be heavily activated through Scorpio Season 2020.
Juno will next be very active when it retrogrades from April 13-August 3, 2021, and again in November 2021 when Juno crosses the Galactic Center.
Can you feel the themes of Juno present in your own life?
In Roman mythology, Juno is both the wife and sister of Jupiter. She is also the mother of Mars.
The story goes that Jupiter was very unfaithful to Juno, and even though she was mad with jealousy and plotted revenge on all of Jupiter’s lovers, she stuck by his side, remaining forever loyal to him.
This image of Juno being the loyal and good wife is one that I can’t help feel was determined through the lens of the patriarchy.
Jupiter was the King of the Gods, so let’s not forget that this means Juno was the Queen.
As the Queen of the Gods, Juno was referred to as the light-bringer. It was through her divine will that she could bring new life to the planet. It was through her that light souls from higher realms could be birthed as children on Earth.
Juno also represented the “feminine genius” that lives within each and every one of us, regardless of our gender.
This feminine genius is connected to our intuitive abilities, our maternal abilities, our leadership abilities, but also our ability to step into our full creative powers.
Juno was a powerful figure for the Romans, and the month of June was named after her. June was also considered the most auspicious month of the year for marriage.
The myth of Juno shows us that she was loyal even though Jupiter had affairs, but I like to think that this was her empowered choice, and perhaps she was far too busy being a light-bringer and Queen to worry about what Jupiter was up to.
To further this idea that Juno was not some sidelined Goddess, she created and gave birth to Mars through immaculate conception. She decided she did not need Jupiter, and instead was able to create and birth a child through her own personal power.
Juno reminds us of the power of independence and that each and every one of us, regardless of the souls we are “partnered” with in this life, has the ability to create the life we choose.
Juno in your Astrology Chart
The symbol for Juno is represented as the body of Venus with a blooming flower or star on top.
Juno governs over our soul contracts with others and the types of partnerships and relationships we are destined to find ourselves in for our highest growth.
While Juno is commonly looked at in astrology as the asteroid of marriage, this is not just about love and romance, but rather our “marriage” to all things in this life.
Juno helps us to determine what it is we need in this life, especially through our partnerships and what we are willing to tolerate.
Look to see what sign and house Juno was in at the time of your birth (instructions below), to see what it is that you need when it comes to the things and people you choose to commit to in this life.
Steps on how to find Juno in your natal chart:
- Go to Astro.com
- Click on Free Horoscopes
- Select Extended Chart Selection
- Submit your Birth information
- On the next page, scroll down to “Additional Objects” and select Juno
- Look for the sign and house Juno was in
Interpreting your own Juno sign may take some additional research but here is a rough guide to get you started from Bob Marks Astrology.
You can also do your own intuitive exploration by taking note of what themes you notice around partnerships and soulmates when Juno is strong in the cosmic skies.
Journaling for Juno
Here are some journal prompts to help you further explore your Juno-
1.) What type of partnerships do you tend to attract in your life? What do you like or dislike about this?
2.) What has been your most challenging relationship? What are 3 things that you learned from this experience?
3.) What has been your best or most profound relationship? What are 3 things you learned from this experience?
4.) What does commitment mean to you? Where do you struggle to commit in your life or where do you find yourself getting too attached?