Asteroid Juno exits Leo shortly, going from fiery Leo to reserved, subdued, practical earth sign Virgo. What does this have in store for us?
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About Juno in Astrology
Juno is an asteroid in astrology, and there are tens of thousands of asteroids, and each connects to something different. Many are simply names, but some like Amor connect to specific energies.
In the case of asteroid Juno, this is the asteroid of commitment. Juno shows how we express commitment and our attitudes around it, and in transit, we can see this via the Zodiac sign Juno is touring, and the natal house it's touring in your natal chart.
Impact of Asteroid Juno in Virgo 2023
Juno has been in Leo, making commitment more light-hearted and fun. Juno in Virgo takes commitment more seriously, and we can be more practical with our approach to commitment, and a lot quieter about it.
Juno in Virgo can help us commit in small ways, and we may not care about getting attention for this. We can show how committed we are in small, practical ways, and want to take care of the little things in our committed relationships.
With Virgo being the sign of work, we can also be more committed to the work we're doing if it's something we're really passionate about. And with Virgo ruling health, we can also be more committed to healthy practices and routine maintenance.
This tour of Juno in Virgo is extra long and a bit complicated though, as Junmo will retrograde (appear to move backward) entirely in Virgo January 12th to April 21st 2024. With Juno retrograde in Virgo, we are likely to feel a bit off when it comes to commitment, and there can be more barriers getting in the way. With Virgo, these may be small, but add up. We can get anxious and worried about our commitments, and we need to calm this down so we don't do anything rash. If we can stay calm, we can power through. This retrograde can be good for re-committing to old work projects or jobs.
The retrograde starts at 21 degrees Virgo and ends at 6 degrees Virgo.
After the retrograde is over, we can focus on fixing anything where commitment has been thrown off, and we can find small ways to be more invested.
Juno tours Zodiac sign Virgo for almost 10 months, from October 17th 2023 to August 9th 2024.
Important Juno in Virgo Aspects:
Juno will be busier in Virgo than it was in Leo since it's going to spend an extra long period in this sign, and some aspects go exact multiple times. First up, Juno in Virgo will oppose Saturn in Pisces, and this is exact first on October 19th (both at 0 degrees), then again March 12th (both at 11 degrees), and finally July 6th (both at 19 degrees).
Saturn is a commitment planet, so Juno opposite Saturn might make commitmen more difficult to make. We may struggle with the responsibilities of existing commitments, and need to give ourselves some room to breathe. We need to take a critical eye to our commitments, and make sure we've gone about them in the right way and for the right reasons (Saturn-style). Where we haven't, we can make changes.
Then Juno in Virgo will trine, which is a beneficial aspect, Jupiter in Taurus, first on November 10th (both at 9 degrees) and then on March 7th (both at 12 degrees). This is a helpful aspect for commitment, and tries to make it easier for us to do. We may expand what we commit to, and expand on commitment itself in some way, and try to be more positive about commitment.
Juno in Virgo also trines Uranus in Taurus, and this is in effect for several months since Ceres retrograde starts and Uranus retrograde ends in January with both trine each other. This aspect goes exact on December 19th (both at 19 degrees), February 9th (both at 19 degrees), and July 30th (both at 26 degrees), and those first two hits give us Juno trine Uranus essentially from December through February.
Uranus is the planet of change, the unconventional, and the unexpected, so we may take a different approach to commit, we may commit in unconventional ways, and we can make changes to existing commitments. Changes may occur unexpectedly as well, in ways we haven't thought of, but since trines are beneficial, this can be a good thing. This trine to Uranus may help us get out of the challenging energy of the opposition to Saturn.
Shortly before exiting Virgo, Juno will oppose Neptune in Pisces on August 8th with both at 29 degrees, the anaretic degree (there are 30 degrees in every Zodiac sign and the last degree is 29 degrees and called the anaretic degree). Neptune dissolves while the anaretic degree supercharges, so we may struggle with commitment to something in a big way around this time (most likely to be something in the world). Neptune obscures, so we need to make sure we're being realistic and seeing everything we need to see. It may not be the best time for permanent decisions.
Interestingly, Juno in Virgo only makes one conjunction, aligning with Black Moon Lilith on October 22nd at 2 degrees, so early in its tour of Virgo. Black Moon Lilith is powerful and passionate about what it believes, so we may be more committed to a belief, an opinion or position.
Asteroid Juno in Virgo for the Zodiac Signs
Aries: Asteroid Juno in Virgo can help you be more committed to the work you do that you love, and you can become more productive. You can take care of the little things in your relationships, and be more attentive. While retrograde, you may need to work on anything frustrating you with others in a healthy way, and not be so hard on yourself.
Taurus: Asteroid Juno in Virgo can help you be more light and fun when it comes to commitment, yet still quite loyal. Commitment can be attractive to you now. While retrograde, you may need to work on commitments in love to be more solid, secure, and healthy, and make sure you're taking it seriously.
Gemini: Asteroid Juno in Virgo can make you commit to your support system, and help you strengthen the emotional bonds you have with others. While retrograde, you may need to work on old blocks that are getting in the way of healthy commitment, and make sure the foundation of your commitments is solid and secure.
Cancer: Asteroid Juno in Virgo can help you become more committed to the ideas you come up with and plans you create, and you can commit to improved communication with others. While retrograde, you may struggle with staying focused on commitment, and need to work through mental blocks.
Leo: Asteroid Juno in Virgo can help you feel more confident in your commitments, and you can dedicate yourself to what you commit to, though you might take time to do so. While retrograde, you may feel stuck with something you're committed to and need to remove a block, and you can be frustrated by commitments and need to work on the underlying issue.
Virgo: Asteroid Juno in your sign can help you commit in many ways, to many people and projects, plans, and ideas. While retrograde, you may become aware of issues around commitment you need to address, and can work on blocks to having healthy commitments in your life. You may also opt to re-commit to something during the retrograde.
Libra: Asteroid Juno in Virgo can make you commit quietly, and you may commit with no one else knowing. You can also work on baggage and karma that is getting in the way of commitment, especially during the retrograde, and this can become more obvious to you and something to work through.
Scorpio: Asteroid Juno in Virgo can help you commit to change in your life and relationships, and you may approach commitment in an unconventional way. While retrograde, there can be changes that feel out of your control impacting commitment, and you need to be flexible and see what you're missing.
Sagittarius: Asteroid Juno in Virgo can improve your commitment to your goals, and you can feel like you hit a height in some way with something you're committed to. While retrograde, this may stall commitments for you, and you likely need to work on blocks and tweak your plans to make progress.
Capricorn: Asteroid Juno in Virgo can make you more optimistic about commitment in your life, and you may not want to be serious about it. While retrograde, you may demand more space from your commitments and responsibilities, but don't run away to get it. Work on the issues that are getting in the way instead.
Aquarius: Asteroid Juno in Virgo can help you strengthen your emotional bonds with others, and you can be more committed to your intimate relationships. While retrograde, issues that have been hidden away deep below the surface can be exposed, and you can feel frustrated, but can work to transform and improve.
Pisces: Asteroid Juno in Virgo can bring more commitments with the people in your life, and you can be dedicated to those you're close to. While retrograde, these relationships may feel shaky, especially those already experiencing issues. You can work on it and strengthen them, or walk away.
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