Juno: the asteroid of compromise

Juno is the third asteroid discovered in our solar system, in 1804, and it can show us what we need in a relationship, our motivations for being in a relationship, and any attachment wounds we might have.

With her placement, we can also see what we would need for a long-term commitment, as opposed to a short-lived fling, and ways to honor each other in partnership without losing our sense of self to each other. .

Building fair, equitable, loyal and lasting relationships, including business partnerships, is the name of Juno’s game.

Juno is an asteroid that orbits the Sun in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. It is the eleventh largest asteroid, but it is the third to be discovered. It is one of the two largest stony (S-type) asteroids and is estimated to contain 1% of the total mass of the asteroid belt.

It was discovered on September 1, 1804 at 22:12 LMT.[3] by German astronomer Karl L. Harding at Lilienthal, near Bremen in Germany.

Its average distance from the Sun is 399.4 million km, that is, it is slightly closer to the Sun than Ceres or Pallas. Its orbit has a moderate inclination of about 12° with respect to the ecliptic, but it has an extreme eccentricity, greater than that of Pluto. This high eccentricity places Juno closer to the Sun at perihelion than Vesta and farther at aphelion than Ceres.

It takes 4.36 years to travel one sidereal orbit.

Juno’s small size and irregular shape prevent it from being called a dwarf planet.

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mythological background

Juno (whose Greek name is Hera) is an ancient goddess queen of the sky dating from this matriarchal period when the sovereign deity was a woman and reigned alone, presiding over the mysteries of birth, motherhood and the different phases of reproduction.

La mitología relates how seducida por Zeus, se casó con él por un sentido del honor, soportó un matrimonio caracterizado por luchas de poder por cuestiones de fidelidad y por tener una línea de descendantencia, así como también cómo se retiraba ocasionalmente para renovarse y centro herself.

What do June, weddings and money have in common, aside from summer and possible travel?

Since ancient times, all have been closely associated with Juno, the Roman goddess of love and marriage. Indeed, the whole month of June – the traditional month of weddings and weddings – bears his name.

Although we often associate marriage with the union of finances, we can thank Juno for our word “money”. In early Rome, the temple of Juno was the place where money was made, and in this role she was called “Juno Moneta“and protector of funds.

Mythologically, Juno – Hera to the Greeks – was the queen of the gods and one of only two legally married women in all of Olympus, along with Venus. Thus, Juno’s prominence was tied to her husband Jupiter, the king of the gods, and embodied traditional ideas of monogamy and marriage.

A more modern version of Juno would include anyone who identifies strongly with their partner or relationship.
Although Juno has often been portrayed in stories as a jealous wife, her astrological influence goes far beyond that stereotype.

astrological implications

Juno’s mythos parallels the history of social upheaval in the lands where she was worshipped. Invaders from the north fought to impose traditions of patrilineal descent and the worship of their chief god, Zeus, on the matriarchal cultures indigenous to Mycenaean Greece and Crete. During a period of hundreds of years of cultural conflict, the two deities were forced to share the altar.

Thus, in addition to her authority on issues related to childbirth and motherhood, Juno came to be associated with issues of socially recognized relationships, legal marriage, marital fulfillment through commitment and fidelity. , and the struggle for equality within a relationship.

Additionally, it represents:

  • The kind of power struggles that involve controlling a partner by controlling their offspring, or withholding sex or emotional intimacy.
  • Juno can also represent committed relationships entered into out of a sense of duty, guilt, or social reasons.
  • Both the need for relationship and the refusal to accept inequality within a relationship.
  • The struggle to balance the need for intimacy with the opposing need for freedom, needs that both partners have, even though one of those needs may be projected onto the other.
  • The need to consider marriage as a sacred mission, a path that leads to spiritual fulfillment through the reconciliation of opposites in a state of union.
  • The way one feels helpless in the face of conflict despite sincere effort and irreproachable conduct. The more one tries, the more insufficient the effort seems, for there is a tendency to cling to the old ways when circumstances have changed and a whole new paradigm is needed before the path can be seen more clearly. This frustration can sometimes lead to self-devaluation and a loss of self-confidence. Juno thus symbolizes the state of transition between the old and the new way of being, where the old fails to meet the needs of the times and the new has yet to manifest.
  • He describes the need for a kind of spiritual self-rejuvenation necessary to be able to see ourselves through moments of total disintegration in the future that awaits us.

Juno in the natal chart therefore represents the ways in which we must renew ourselves and where our ability to adapt to changing circumstances is tested.

Since marriage has proven to be the proving ground for this goddess, Juno in the birth chart also indicates the qualities associated with a spouse and how we deal with needs for intimacy/freedom, as well as jealousy and lust. insecurity that often accompanies this balancing act.

Juno’s position describes the nature of any control issues, how these power struggles are played out, and the kind of sacred cows that must be let go so that the path to marital fulfillment can unfold.

Juno’s placement in your birth chart can refer not only to your partner (or how you perceive your partner), but also to the relationship and your own behavior in a committed relationship.

It reveals our core reasons for maintaining a relationship, as well as our core attachment wounds. Through a comparison of where you were when we were born and in current transit, we can come to a deeper understanding of how to navigate our cosmic connections.

Since Juno presides over marriages and long-lasting business partnerships, the asteroid may offer clues about the type of person we marry or are easy to get involved with. These energies help us to tell the difference between attraction to someone and short-term satisfaction versus what suits us in the long term.

In the most positive expression of our chart, Juno shows us what a balanced partnership can look like and how we can create both togetherness and individuality in close relationships. This archetype helps us find ways to honor both personal purpose and connection through commitment, equality, and loyalty.

However, Juno’s dark side can be similar to mythology and include power struggles, jealousy, or manipulation.

By considering Juno’s impact on our natal chart, we can become more aware of our wounds around the couple and the larger lessons surrounding relationship dynamics.

Knowing Juno’s situation in the sign and in the house offers clues about our main needs as a partner, as well as possible places where you could meet your future person.

Juno in the signs seems the main motivator for the relationship and in the house as a possible location of where you can meet her.

Since Juno is often associated with building a life and a home, the home situation is more important when exploring this part of the map than with other asteroids.

When out of balance, Juno can indicate areas of power struggles, jealousy, anxiety, over-attachment, or manipulation.

Juno’s position and aspects indicate whether relationships are characterized by mutual respect or jealousy and mistrust.
Juno embodies high ideals and tireless effort in the face of opposition. Therefore, it also forces us to face our most intimate attitude towards painful relationships:

Would we be able to end such a relationship, or would we persevere for the sake of the children, because we fear the reaction of those around us, or perhaps because our own relationship ideals are threatened?

At the most basic level, Juno is concerned with how individuals translate their relational ideals and principles into concrete actions. When Juno considers ideals more important than reality, it can lead to inhumane behavior, regardless of the honor of the original ideals.

Juno with favorable aspects in synastry is beneficial for long-term romantic relationships. Difficult aspects can foster jealousy, interpersonal power struggles, or infidelity.
Another way to play Juno is to see her as some kind of female genius.

Juno seems to be linked to the zodiac signs of Libra and Scorpio, due to Libra’s association with couples and Scorpio’s reputation for jealousy.

Below is a basic guide by sign and by house to discover Juno in your natal chart and get more in touch with your future or current cosmic connections; an extract of which contains the most complete interpretation of astromonde.

Juno in astrological signs and houses

Juno in Aries or in the first house

With Juno in Aries, the qualities you value in a committed relationship are honesty, bravery, and a lot of guts: someone who will fight alongside you (“brave knight” or “Jeanne d’Arc”), and maybe also get in a fight or two with you. There must be a lot of activity, energy and a lot of spirit. The need for independence can be an essential factor in your committed relationships.

Juno in Taurus or in the second house

With Juno in Taurus, the qualities you need in a committed relationship are consistency, dependability, practicality, patience, and down-to-earth sensuality. You value a partner who knows how to manage finances and the material world responsibly. It’s possible that, despite your best efforts, you may feel helpless about these issues, or that your partner will do whatever they have to do about them (or vice versa).

Juno in Gemini or in the 3rd house

With Juno in Gemini, the qualities you need in a committed relationship are versatility, adaptability, and lots of communication and sharing of thoughts and ideas. You appreciate a partner who is smart, outgoing, and full of interest and information (perhaps because you feel inadequate about these things).

Juno in Cancer or in House IV

With Juno in Cancer, the qualities you need in a committed relationship are affection, emotional sensitivity, and caring. You appreciate a partner who respects home and family values. It is possible that, despite your efforts, you feel lacking in these matters or that your partner is the one who takes care of everything (or the reverse).

Juno in Leo or in House V

With Juno in Leo, the qualities you seek in a committed relationship are warmth, spontaneity, and a love of fun and creativity. Someone to make you feel like royalty, or shine like royalty for you, something to keep the romance alive. You value a caring and protective partner with strong leadership qualities. The need for admiration, attention and appreciation is a key issue.

Juno in Virgo or in the sixth house

With Juno in Virgo, you are looking for a partner who is capable, efficient, modest and interested in surpassing oneself. Someone who shares your ideal of “constantly working on the relationship” so that it not only stays in perfect working order, but also moves closer to the ideal of perfection.

Juno in Libra or in the seventh house

With Juno in Libra, the qualities you seek in a committed relationship are harmony, equality, and mutual understanding of the other person’s needs. You appreciate a partner with artistic or musical abilities, and who has a sense of good taste: a real lady or a real gentleman.

Juno in Scorpio or in House VIII

With Juno in Scorpio, the qualities you seek in a committed relationship are loyalty, passion, intensity, and a powerful emotional connection. You appreciate a partner who is willing to explore intimacy to the fullest, both psychologically and sexually. No matter how hard you try, you may feel inadequate or helpless about these issues, or your partner may be the one speaking up about them (or vice versa).

Juno in Sagittarius or in House 9

With Juno in Sagittarius, the qualities you seek in a committed relationship are freedom, a spirit of adventure, a shared vision, and a shared belief system that gives you the faith and inspiration to achieve your goals. You appreciate a partner who loves the outdoors and is interested in outdoor sports.

Juno in Capricorn or in House X

With Juno in Capricorn, the qualities you value in a relationship are stability, responsibility, and long-term commitment. For this reason, you may be looking for the security of marriage; it appeals to your sense of duty and your traditional values. You appreciate a partner who is willing to persevere. Someone who works as hard as you and who respects you.

Juno in Aquarius or in the eleventh house

With Juno in Aquarius, you can seek a relationship with someone who marches to the beat of a different drum. You and/or your partner may need a relationship with plenty of room for individuality, originality, and the freedom to go through the process of individuation and explore alternative lifestyles. The relationship can be very restrictive if these needs for living one’s life are not met.

Juno in Pisces or in House XII

With Juno in Pisces, the qualities you seek in a relationship are compassion, sensitivity, and unconditional love. Consciously or unconsciously, you may be seeking spiritual fulfillment through your relationship, and for this reason, some kind of shared recognition of the importance of spirituality (truly felt, as opposed to blindly followed religious dogma) is important.

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