Astrologer Ariel Guttman reports that a study she conducted in 1986 shows the importance of Juno in long-term marriages. One partner's Juno aspecting the other's Ascendant/Descendant axis was the most frequently occurring connection between married couple's charts. Extrapolating from this revelation, we can see the importance of Juno by sign as an indicator of what partner's are looking for in a mate. Juno represents a style of relationship.
Juno by Sign
Juno in Aries - needs plenty of freedom and independence in relationships; cooperation is more difficult for this placement, though a friendly competitiveness or shared interest in physical activities may keep the partnership fresh and dynamic. Under stress, fighting comes too easily, and taking on the significant other, or the pair taking on external challenges is a perpetual theme. Examples: David Kelly, Norah Jones, Kate Hudson, Rudolph Giuliani, Sheryl Crow, Drew Barrymore.
Juno in Taurus - thrives on stable relationships, and when well-placed this Juno may create financial security through shared responsibilities, and an appreciation for the finer things in life. Under stress, partners may dwell on money problems or threaten to leave each other. Celebrating traditional holidays and birthdays is a prerequisite to comfortable longevity. Examples: Mary Kay Ash, David Beckham, Matthew Broderick, Melanie Griffith, Nicky Hilton, Claudia Schiffer, Ivana Trump.
Juno in Gemini - enjoys discussing plans, sharing a variety of activities, and traveling with the partner. This placement when activated in partnership creates an atmosphere of busy-ness or intellectual stimulation, and when under stress, the lifestyle may seem scattered or disconnected. Outside relationships are normal, and when Juno is challenged by other planets romantic triangles may develop. Examples: Sharon Stone, Carolyn Kennedy Schlossberg, Angelina Jolie, Mia Farow, Michael Douglas, Bobby Darin.
Juno in Cancer - is looking for the partner to help build family and home. Emotional rapport is essential, and much time can be spent over preparing and sharing meals. Extended family relations are generally part of the package deal, and when Juno is under stressful aspects, these connections can be problematic, or the partnership dynamics can lead feelings of insecurity. Examples: Annette Bening, Johnny Cash, Tom Cruise, Kathy Lee Gifford, Martin Sheen.
Juno in Leo - inspires admiration of the partner or attracts one who enhances the public profile. This placement indicates pride of one's partner, and is highly romantic, dramatic, and creative in shared interactions. Under stress Juno here can lead to feelings of rejection or being taken for granted as one partner becomes too selfish. Examples: Oprah Winfrey, Venus Williams, Jessica Simpson, Sophie Marceau, Yves Saint Lauren, Nicole Kidman, Howard Hughes, Kurt Cobain.
Juno in Virgo - seeks to make the perfect partnership, with a priority placed on loyalty and duty according to the traditional heritage. Partners may analyze their togetherness to make a working team; to-do lists help organize activities, and health issues may play a significant role. Under pressure, this Juno can become a nitpicker. Examples: Lance Armstrong, Patsy Cline, Johnny Depp, Colin Farrel, Helen Hunt, Michael Jordan, Jay Leno, Demi Moore, Winona Ryder, Martha Stewart.
Juno in Libra - seeks equality in relationships, and a strong sense of social engagement with the outside world. Unilateral decisions are taken as being unfair; joint actions should be preceded by discussion and mutual interest. Under stressful aspects, this Juno feels under-appreciated and will find ways to upset the status quo. Examples: Anna Nicole Smith, Diane Sawyer, Julia Roberts, Marla Maples, Diana Keaton, Jennifer Garner, Cameron Diaz, Warren Beatty, Ben Affleck.
Juno in Scorpio - needs a strong sense of intimacy, a soul connection with the partner. A well-placed Juno here finds sexual compatibility, and can build a financial powerhouse. Under stressful aspects, jeal-ousy, possessiveness, and rage can turn the partnership into a living hell. Examples: Kirstie Alley, Robert Blake, Sandra Bullock, Nicholas Cage, Kevin Costner, Jane Fonda, Bill Gates, Paris Hilton, Bob Hope, Larry King, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lisa Marie Presley.
Juno in Sagittarius - enjoys sharing adventures with the partner, especially through travel or exploring different cultures or belief systems. When well-placed, Juno here can foster optimism and enthusiasm in shared activities, but under stress can be belligerent, narrow-minded, or an attention grabber. Examples: Britney Spears, Maria Shriver, Carlos Santana, LeAnn Rimes, Camila Parker-Bowles, Monica Lewinski, Val Kilmer, Teri Hatcher, Russell Crowe, Humphrey Bogart.
Juno in Capricorn - chooses a partner to help navigate the social world, aided by a solid sense of tradition to forge a long-term relationship. This placement favors building financial and business success. Under stress, one may feel like a social misfit, or that one's place in society is not good enough. Examples: Jennifer Aniston, Kobe Bryant, Ray Charles, John F Kennedy Jr., Jennifer Lopez, Aristotle Onassis, Matthew Perry, Princess Stephanie, Renee Zellweger.
Juno in Aquarius - enjoys experimenting with unusual or non-traditional choices in relationships, and demands an independent role in the outside community. Partners may share an interest in humanitarian or social causes. Under stress, this placement leads to unreliable or eccentric behavior, or cool disdain for the partner. Examples: Victoria Beckham, Sonny Bono, Katie Couric, Elizabeth Hurley, Robert Downey jr., Sarah Jessica-Parker, Christopher Reeve, J.K. Rowling, Brooke Shields.
Juno in Pisces - has a deep faith in the partner and marriage, which in turn fosters faith in a higher order. When well-placed Juno here can lead to devout idealism and bring absolute trust in the significant other. Under stress, deep emotional or physical suffering comes to the relationship, along with deception and disillusionment. Examples: Carolyn Bessette, Tom Brokaw, George Clooney, Penelope Cruz, Princess Diana, Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Meg Ryan, Vanna White.
Juno in the horoscope gives a good indication of the kind of marriage partner that we need and will get. Not the partner we think we want (those are ruled by Venus and Mars), but the one we need and actually wind up with. Let's get things straight here before we go into the details about Juno in your horoscope. Venus and Mars show what we consider to be our ideal man or woman. The 5th house describes the type of people we tend to get involved with romantically. The 7th house tells us the kind of person our first marriage partner will be (and the 9th house describes our 2nd marriage partner, if any). Juno works on a more fundamental level.
Juno in the Signs:
Juno in Aries: The partner will tend to be fiery, aggressive, assertive, and active. Grass doesn't grow under their feet.
Juno in Taurus: Solid, stable, and of course stubborn describes this partner.
Juno in Gemini: You should never marry a silent type. Talk, talk, and more talk in a partner is what you need. It also helps if they are versatile and clever.
Juno in Cancer: You need a sensitive, nurturing partner. Careful though. If Juno is making too many stressful aspects, you will have to nurture them, and they will whine and complain endlessly.
Juno in Leo: No, your partner does not have to be in show business, but they will tend to have showy qualities, be creative, or be very playful. On the other hand, they may be arrogant, bossy childlike, or immature, especially if Juno makes some stress aspects. In any case, give up any idea of attracting a shy, retiring type.
Juno in Virgo: You need a partner who is efficient, works hard, and watches out for your health. All right, so they may be a little critical at times (or at all times), especially if your Juno has stress aspects (the square, opposition, and some conjunctions).
Juno in Libra: You need a partner who is charming, social, and has a good artistic sense.
Juno in Scorpio: The need is for a partner who is intense, strong, and a bit secretive. They definitely must be good in bed.
Juno in Sagittarius: The partner will tend to come from an entirely different background and may even be a foreigner. Even if the partner is not a Sagittarian, they may have Sagittarian traits. They may be involved in higher education or take frequent long trips, and they may talk a lot and listen only a little (if at all).
Juno in Capricorn: Your need is for a practical partner who is a good organizer and can help you in business. Don't expect them to show too much emotion.
Juno in Aquarius: You need a partner that's - well - different. They may be a genius, eccentric, or just plain insane (maybe all of the above). It may be the partnership that is different. Aquarius is a sign that is fanatic about independence and having enough space. A bi-costal marriage where the two people spend a good deal of time apart is a good situation for the Pallas in Aquarius individual.
Juno in Pisces: This one may be satisfied with an imaginary partner! If they happen to be married to (or living with) a real person, then they can use imagination to eliminate the partner's shortcomings and add virtues to taste. Please be careful not to marry someone because you feel sorry for them or want to "save" them.
Juno in the Houses:
Juno in the 1st House: The 1st house is you, how you approach the world. Juno placed here can make being a partner the centerpiece of your life. Juno in the first house can also give you an air of innocence, something like a newborn child. This is especially true if Juno is within 10 degrees of the Ascendant and in the same sign.
Juno in the 2nd House: This is the house of money, possessions, and one's sense of self-worth. Marriage will likely bring an increase in the sense of self worth. They could also seek to get married to improve their sense of self worth, but of course that seldom works. In this case, they usually don't pick the best partner. They will tend to stay even in a bad marriage because divorce for them could be devastating. They could also marry for money or regard their marriage partner as a possession. On the other hand, they may literally be married to their possessions, spending most of their time accumulating more and more.
Juno in the 3rd House: Communication will tend to be an especially important here, and marriage or partnership will tend to improve the communications ability of anyone with this placement, especially if there are harmonious aspects to Juno (sextile and trine). Stressful aspects on the other hand (square and opposition) could indicate that the marriage can reduce communications ability.
Juno in the 4th House: This person can be married to their home. Juno in the 4th house can also indicate a need for a partner who is attached to the domestic environment. Another possibility is that you become more of a domestic type after marriage.
Juno in the 5th House: Marriage tends to improve creativity with this placement. The partner would also tend to be a creative person, or good with children, sports, games, and hobbies. If afflicted, watch out. They may act like a child themselves and want to play all the time instead of work.
Juno in the 6th House: This person can be married to their work. They are more likely to marry a co-worker! More often, though, Juno in the 6th house shows a need for a partner that one can work with. If there are stress aspects (the square or opposition, or the conjunction to a malefic) then partnership and work won't blend well. In that case, either you will try to turn the partner into a servant, or they will try to do the same to you. Strive for some equality here if you don't want the partnership to break up.
Juno in the 7th House: This simply increases the need for a marriage or partnership. Those things will tend to be the cornerstone of your life.
Juno in the 8th House: You need a Sex Machine for a partner. Since the 8th house rules the partner's possessions, well, they may regard you as a possession (especially if there are stress aspects). Marriage and partnership can also help you to reconstruct or transform yourself (whether you want to or not).
Juno in the 9th House: You need a partner with whom you can travel (long trips, not short ones) and "philosophize." The partner will tend to be someone born a great distance from you (even a foreigner) or from a totally different background.
Juno in the 10th House: This placement of Juno can indicate marriage to the career. More likely, it will show that the partner will help you in your career and social standing. If there are stressful aspects to Juno, the partner may "help" you whether you want them to or not. Or you may not like the partner, but you feel you cannot get a divorce because either your career or social standing will suffer.
Juno in the 11th House: Marriage to social activities is a possibility here. You could marry a friend, or become friends with the partner after marriage. The partner may be the one involved with organizations or social causes, or you could get involved with those things yourself after marriage.
Juno in the 12th House: Watch out for this one. There is an increased chance that the first marriage (or business) partner can do you in, or even be an enemy. More likely, it is you who are doing yourself in by getting attracted to the wrong person. This will be especially true if there are stressful aspects to Juno or to the ruler of the 7th house. It could also work out that the partner is really a nice person, but is restricted in some way and requires your constant help.
Juno Aspects: Juno in aspect to any planet can mean you will tend to attract a partner who has traits of the sign that planet rules. For instance, Juno aspecting Mars could attract you to an Aries type.
Juno Aspects the Sun: There will be a tendency to attract showy, dramatic, Leo types of partners. Conversely, this person could themselves become more showy and dramatic after marriage. The harmonious aspects (conjunction, sextile, and trine) can act in a similar fashion to Venus. They increase the charm and social graces to a degree. But Juno goes further. It can give one an air of innocence. We like people with Venus in conjunction the Sun because they are charming. Those with Juno in harmonious aspect to the Sun are liked because they are "cute." The stressful aspects, however, are indicators of ego conflicts with partners. Frequently, there are big problems with getting and holding on to a partner. In many cases, there is no desire to have a partner at all. Demetra George in her excellent book Asteroid Goddesses quotes Gloria Steinhem's famous answer to the question "Why didn't you ever get married?" Steinhem (who has the Sun in Aries square Juno in Capricorn) replied, "I don't mate well in captivity."
Juno Aspects the Moon: The attraction will be to emotional and nurturing partners, and domestic types. At least they will tend to be nurturing with the harmonious aspects conjunction, sextile and trine. The stressful aspects (square and opposition) can indicate a clash between your emotional and partnership needs. You could get a partner who is over-emotional or whines a lot. Conversely, the partner could bring out those traits in you.
Juno Aspects Mercury: Well, your partner won't be quiet. Forget the silent type. Anyone who marries you will have to communicate, communicate, communicate. The harmonious aspects (conjunction, sextile and trine) indicate good communication between the two of you. It could also show that your ability to communicate improves with partnership. The stressful aspects (square and opposition) can indicate communication problems with partners. One of you may try to stifle the other here because you both want to talk at once.
Juno Aspects Venus: The attraction will be to a charming partner with good artistic ability and taste. At least that will tend to be true for the harmonious aspects (conjunction, sextile and trine). The stressful aspects (square and opposition) could attract a lazy, slothful, and indolent partner. Partnership could also bring out these traits in you. With stressful aspects, there will tend to be a clash between your partnership needs (Juno) and your ability to express love and affection (Venus). As a result, you might find it difficult to express love to your partner (or vice-versa) and would seek to do this elsewhere. Years ago, there was a TV program called "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" which was a satire on soap operas. Mary's husband had affairs with all the other women in town and was impotent only with her.
Juno Aspects Mars: Marriage and partnership will stir you to action. In fact, you may need a partner to be active at all. The partners you attract will tend to be active, assertive, and aggressive. Conversely, having a partner may bring out these traits in you. The stressful aspects (conjunction, square, and opposition) are indicators of arguments with partners. One of you may try to dominate the other.
Juno Aspects Jupiter: The partner will tend to be expansive optimistic, and "jovial" (jovial comes from Jove, Jupiter). Marriage and partnerships will also have an expansive effect on you. Yes, it can make you more optimistic. Watch out that it doesn't make you fat as well. At least this will be true for the harmonious aspects (conjunction, sextile and trine). The stressful aspects (square, and opposition) can attract an over-optimistic partner who is always expecting their "lucky break" to be right around the corner. There could also be a clash over religious or philosophical differences. The over-expansiveness could also apply to extra-marital affairs. If you have a stress aspect between Juno and Jupiter, either you or your partner might think that the "to have, hold, and love" part of the marriage vow means anyone whom you fancy at the moment.
Juno Aspects Saturn: The partners will tend to be older (in spirit if not in actual years). With the harmonious aspects (sextile and trine) partners are likely to be solid, practical, and dependable, but, unless there are other indicators, don't expect them to be the life of the party. Conversely, partnership could bring out the solid, practical, and dependable side of you.The stressful aspects (conjunction, square, and opposition) may cause marriage to be delayed, or even denied. If you have this one, try not to get married before your first Saturn Return (which occurs around the age of twenty nine). Stressful aspects between Juno and Saturn can have a similar effect to Saturn placed in the 7th house. An early marriage (before the Saturn Return) will slowly decay until there is no affection left and the marriage collapses. Juno/Saturn stress aspects can also indicate someone who makes a bad marriage for "practical" reasons, such as security. They will also be prone to stay in a bad marriage to protest their social image, or because "a half a loaf is better than none." As if there is anything "practical" about having a bad marriage! These people have to learn to cut their losses and make a fresh start.
Juno Aspects Uranus: If you have this combination in your horoscope (especially the stressful aspects, the conjunction, square, or opposition) I have a question for you. Let's say you walk into a room where there are twenty people, and nineteen of them are sane and normal, but the twentieth person either escaped from an insane asylum or just got off of a UFO, guess which one you would be most likely to marry? (Hint: it's not the first nineteen). Uranus always has to be Different. When Juno aspects Uranus, the partner or the partnership has to be different. With the harmonious aspects (sextile and trine) you don't get into as much trouble. The partner will tend to be independent, or very bright, or a bit odd. The partnership itself will likely be more "open" with each partner doing their own thing and going their own way. Uranus is fanatic about having enough of its own space. The stressful aspects can lead to several marriages. Elizabeth Taylor has Juno in Cancer square Uranus in Aries (Uranus is also in a close conjunction with Venus). Years ago, Julian Armistead gave a lecture on her chart. He had several of the press clippings that quoted her at the time of her marriages. Her first marriage to Nick Hilton: "I've never known it was possible to be this much in love. This is going to last forever." Her second marriage a couple of years later to Michael Wilding: "This time, it's the real thing. This is going to last forever." Her fifth marriage to - well who can keep track? "This time I mean it. It's the real thing." Juno in Cancer always wants it to last "forever" and Uranus always makes you think it's the "real thing." If you have a Juno/Uranus stress aspect, don't rush into marriage. And forget about having a partnership that is conventional. It would bore you to tears - and divorce. Make sure that you and your partner each has enough "space." It helps if one of you travels a lot (Uranus aspects are perfect for bi-costal marriages). Absence for this combination truly makes the heart grow fonder.
Juno Aspects Neptune: If you have a stressful aspect (conjunction, square, or opposition) between Juno and Neptune, please, PLEASE do not marry someone because you feel sorry for them or because you want to "save" them. Remember this magic number. If you do, you will never again have the problem of getting into a marriage for the wrong reasons. Please memorize it. It's 911. Dial that and have them taken away so they can be helped by a professional. Then, get into therapy yourself to cure your masochism. On the positive side especially with the harmonious aspects (sextile and trine) the partner will tend to be sensitive, empathetic, and imaginative. Marriage and partnership can also bring out these same traits in you. In all cases, there will be an inclination to over idealize the partner, to see what we want to see about them.
Juno Aspects Pluto: Partners will tend to be intense and secretive. Sex can be volcanic. Pluto is the planet of extremes, death, and transformation. Either your power or that of your partner will be affected by marriage. One of you is likely to be transformed in some way. The harmonious aspects (sextile and trine) can bring out a strength you never thought you had. The stressful aspects (conjunction, square, and opposition) will bring out strength too, in the form of dictatorial attitudes and power struggles. One of you will try to dominate the other. The feelings towards the partner can easily go from "I love you" to "I hate you" to "I'm obsessed with you." Even if the two of you break up, this will be the partner you never forget (for better or worse).
Juno Aspects the Ascendant: Juno in conjunction with the Ascendant makes us more attractive, like Venus. But while Venus uses charm, Juno attracts by giving us an air of innocence, like that of a young baby. This trait is also present with the other harmonious aspects (sextile and trine) but not quite as strong. The opposition is not a stressful aspect here. Remember that an opposition to the Ascendant is also a conjunction to the Descendant. The conjunction to the Ascendant makes a person more marriage oriented, especially if Juno is in the 1st house. If Juno is on the 12th house side of the Ascendant, however, then there will still be an increased desire to marry, but there will be increased restrictions of some sort (see Juno in the 12th house). With the square aspect of Juno to the Mid-Heaven, there would tend to be extra stress in marriage that requires constant adjustment and re-adjustment. At least it will not be dull.
Juno Aspects the Mid-Heaven: Aspects to the Mid-Heaven affect one's career and "public image." Juno-ruled careers include marriage councilor and people who work in organizations that try to prevent wife-battering and child abuse. Like Venus, Juno has an attraction for all occupations that involve beauty and adornment. This also includes anything involving the arts. When it comes to career, it doesn't matter if an aspect to the Mid-Heaven is harmonious or stressful. In fact, the stressful aspects can frequently bring greater success since they generate more power. Those with harmonious aspects may take it too easy and not push hard enough.
How to Put it all Together:
Ok, so now you have some idea of the partner you need. But what if the house position, sign placement, and aspects seem contradictory? Let's run through some examples.
Suppose you have Juno in Libra (a need for a charming, artistic partner) but is in the 5th house (children, creativity, fun and games). You would tend to need a charming partner that you could have fun with.
Children would also take on increased importance here. Now what if that Juno in Libra were in the 10th house? You would still need a charming partner, only now fun is not what you are after. This charming partner would have to help you in your career.
How about Juno in Scorpio in the 5th house? There would still be a need for fun and games, but now the partner is intense and volcanic. Of course sex takes on increased importance here.
Play around with some more examples. Mix and match. See what you can come up with. Mixing practice and play is one of the best ways to learn anything, astrology included.
Juno: is an asteroid that has an influence similar to Venus. Juno rules the soulmate, the wife, marriage and commitment. In the natal birth chart it indicates what we are looking for in a mate or marriage partner. It indicates what type of soulmate we attract and defines that person. What type of marriage partner we need and who we will attract. More importantly who is our soulmate?
Juno in Aries: The soulmate will be a self starter a motivator, aggressive, assertive, and active. This person is someone who starts things a type “A” personality. A big City type who could also be a big talker.
Juno in Taurus: Your soul mate could provide you with stability and security minded, likes to be touched and cuddled yet take a while to commit. He/she could be strong like a bull, big boned, stubborn and bull headed. He/she will be a good listener.
Juno in Gemini: Your soulmate or partner will like to talk and convince others of their point of view. The hands are always moving as the mouth does and the love to just jump in the car and go. Additionally sometimes your marriage partner could be deceitful.
Juno in Cancer: Family could be the motivating force that attracts you to your soulmate. In her/him you see domestic bliss and could see yourself settling down and having a family. The soul mate or partner could get clingy though or you could be clingy towards them. Nurturing, and mothering will be involved.
Juno in Leo: Your soul mate could have lots of star quality and be a leader in some way. A bit lazy and a bit arrogant and loud perhaps, but lots of fun to be around. This person will be child like in many ways and have a child like charm about them. He or she may have strong ideas about children.
Juno in Virgo: The perfect soul mate with this position of Juno is one who tries to perfect you. You might or might not take their criticism to harshly, in fact you could see it for what it is, a perfectionist attitude and maybe even constructive. Your partner will be a hard worker who might even work with you.
Juno in Libra: Your soul mate or partner could be beautiful, charming and well mannered. Additionally you will enjoy their company and do many things together for many years. The relationship of marriage could be centered on just you two regardless of children. You will recognize your soul mate instantly as someone you can spend many hours with.
Juno in Scorpio: Your soulmate or partner is passionate and that could be what attracts you to him or her, strong sexual attraction. You’ll want to hide away with this person fro long weekends and it might even be a secret liaison while both of you are with other people. There equally could be intense arguments and fights as that hot passion can easily turn into jealousy and possessiveness.
Juno in Sagittarius: Your soul mate could be of a different religion, cultural background and may be a foreigner or come from another country. He or she could be famous and have a talent for writing, teaching or education. You may follow this person to another country or travel extensively to find him or her.
Juno in Capricorn: Your soul mate could be older or act older than you. He or she could be more responsible or secure and take a parental role towards you. You could look up to this person immensely and he or she could be every successful in what they do.
Juno in Aquarius: Your soul mate and partner is independent, zany, detached, has an effervescence about them. He or she understands your need for all kinds of friends and needs space and distance his or herself. He or she won’t take kindly to any clinging. There could be an age different as Aquarius suggest or they could just be plain different.
Juno in Pisces: Your soul mate requires sacrifice in order for the two of you to be together. You may feel sorry for them or feel the need to rescue them from the big, bad world. He or she could be very evasive and just not of this world and you may have a tendency to put them on a pedestal.
In a woman’s chart
Juno in Aries shows leadership potential; she’s a warrior with a purpose. Failure to embrace her innate sense of competence can show as inappropriate anger or hair-trigger temper, or a command to others to follow her lead even though her behavior may be less than inspiring.
Juno in Taurus offers stability and sustenance to others, and exhibits a facility for earning and artisanal pursuits. She’s in danger of caring too much about things, or of hoarding or competing materially.
Juno in Gemini is a networker, adept at handling and disseminating information, and in connecting others; unfulfilled energies show as gossip and an inability to stick to the subject.
Juno in Cancer, empowered, nurtures in a multitude of forms. Disempowered, one clings and manipulates through feeling.
Juno in Leo shines through the identity, acting as example and illuminator. When working the negative, this Juno is too vain to be of aid to others.
Juno in Virgo glories in the details, in organization, in the harvest; on the down side, she may nitpick and communicate only through criticism.
Juno in Libra works with others and emphasizes fairness, but when dysfunctional, she may be passive-aggressive or patently unfair (but with a pretty smile).
Juno in Scorpio finds her element in the depths of the Soul and of experience. Her negative outlet may be destruction that doesn’t discriminate.
Juno in Sagittarius is a pioneer, but always with attention to the accumulated knowledge of society. She is able to reach out intelligently to what is unusual, to educate. Her negative expression is simply running away.
Juno in Capricorn is solid, reliable, practical and organized. Others love her in part because they can rely on her. A poorly functioning Cappy Juno brings chaos wherever she goes.
Juno in Aquarius, actualized, is the intelligent innovator, while the undeveloped one rebels, whether there’s a reason to or not!
Juno in Pisces can unite, commune and inspire. In less positive form, we may see her power seated in delusion or fantasy.
In a man’s chart
Juno in Aries says he wants a mate who can take care of herself, and maybe one who’s boss — and this is his main complaint!
Juno in Taurus appreciates a mate with sensual and artisanal skills, but he may be too focused on what his mate might earn from these skills, or on how these serve his own comfort.
Juno in Gemini needs conversation with his mate to be lively, while the complaint may be of a shallow intellect or too much emphasis on socializing.
Juno in Cancer indicates he wants someone to make a home with, perhaps a partner for mutual nurturing support — or that he wants a mommy.
Juno in Leo wants someone who can ‘shine’ in her own right. In the narrow-minded, this devolves into the desire for a trophy wife.
Juno in Virgo wants a true helpmate, someone unafraid to get her hands dirty and be willing to see to the details. On the negative side, he may really want a butler and an accountant.
Juno in Libra wants a true-blue mate and ever-present harmony. In less positive manifestations, insistence on harmony may negate the individuality of the mate.
Juno in Scorpio seeks a deep and intense pairing and can make this a reality — as long as Scorp respects his mate enough not to destroy her.
Juno in Sagittarius is a living conundrum: he wants bachelorhood and a mate at the same time. Unless he’s very considerate, it’s hard to tell the positive of this from the negative!
Juno in Capricorn takes the marital relationship seriously. Taken too far, he may want to box up the mate and put her on the shelf.
Juno in Aquarius likes a free-thinker who’s not afraid to try something new. He may complain, though, when her freedom-loving Self rebels and runs wild into the night.
Juno in Pisces wants a mate who in some way offers a transcendent experience, but her otherworldly nature may irritate him to no end when it’s time to come back to earth.
If you’re a woman, you will meet at least some of your empowerment challenges through the matters represented by the house in which Juno is situated. If you’re a man, the subjects of that house will in some way be related to the mate or to partnership.
Juno in the 1st makes empowerment issues very personal; they will feel like a test of the personality you are presenting to the world. These issues may specifically involve situations concerning how much say others have over your physical body.
Juno in the 2nd: Issues of empowerment are directly connected to Self-worth, Self-image, and the ability to earn; here there may be a tendency to see the fidelity (or lack of fidelity) of the mate as more under one’s control than it actually is.
Juno in the 3rd finds communication vital to empowerment; this can make one too vulnerable to gossip and “the grapevine.”
Juno in the 4th gains strength from home and family, but this source of strength may also be your kryptonite if your family members use your power as their own.
Juno in the 5th: Romance, child rearing, and creative expression become canvases on which you sketch your empowerment issues; this can be debilitating for the personal life if your Juno is stuck in the negative.
June in the 6th brings empowerment issues into the everyday and into the workplace. Colleagues may bring out your biggest challenges, as might your employment situation; both can act as barometers for your success at empowerment.
Juno in the 7th is a double whammy, making both the marriage bed and the world-at-large the places where you fight empowerment skirmishes; some days, it will seem like there’s no winning. This can be the Juno position that avoids marriage and commitment or that compulsively engages in relationship, sometimes more than one at a time!
Juno in the 8th: Other people’s assets and resources, and possibly those of the spouse, are crucial to gaining a sense of empowerment for the person with this placement. One can feel too much at the mercy of others for one’s income, support, or sustenance.
Juno in the 9th makes travel, foreign lands, academics, and religion the stage upon which empowerment issues are acted out. This can be the placement of the crusader who tests her empowerment in a broad arena, and perhaps refuses the empowerment challenges offered at a personal level.
Juno in the 10th: Empowerment issues will be played out publicly, possibly within the career. This placement can endow one with the feeling that no privacy is available to the individual, that a true personal life is out of the question.
Juno in the 11th links empowerment to the fulfillment of goals and dreams, but one may feel that too much of one’s power sits with the group to successfully break away and accomplish on one’s own.
Juno in the 12th may keep one’s desire for empowerment hidden, glimpsed only in dreams or in one’s interaction with large institutions. Access is available through meditation, or through developing a deep trust in the Universe.
An aspect between Juno and one of the personal planets or the lights brings her influence directly to the personal Self, while an aspect with an outer planet gives Juno broad effect in the psyche, perhaps subconsciously, and opens the door for the individual to carry her Archetype. Contact is more important than the kind of aspect; hard or soft, it’s the awareness of Juno energies that counts.
Paired with the Sun, Juno becomes an identity issue. For a woman, that likely plays out through her role in life and the power it does or doesn’t afford her. For a man, the women with whom he partners throughout life (and he may actually need a partner, to feel “himself”) will be vital to identity formation, as well as in realizing his Soul Purpose.
The Moon brings empowerment issues into line with emotional and mothering ones, both received and given, and may give the mother (and possibly all women viewed in a non-sexual capacity) a Juno-like role.
Mercury marries communication with empowerment, and effectiveness levels are intertwined in a female chart. For a man, contact implies that empowered women (or the mate) communicate for him, that communication is an ongoing issue between the spouses, or that he may find communications from strong women threatening.
With Venus, Juno links empowerment to the ideal way a woman sees herself in the world, and manifests at least in part through beauty and aesthetics. A man will link empowerment (or the lack of it) to his image of the ideal woman.
Juno aspecting Mars links empowerment both to the ability to act effectively and to the sex drive. It also colors a woman’s ideal image of a man, and a man’s ideal image of himself.
Jupiter plus Juno can follow the blueprint of the myth — remember that Jupiter is analogous to Zeus — with a long honeymoon period related to Jupiter in the chart followed by repeated “infidelities.” Struggle is almost guaranteed at some point; empowerment issues can be hugely exaggerated, and may be something one is continually trying to educate the Self or others about.
Juno coupled with Saturn may signal repression of empowerment in a woman, while for a man it suggests suppression of the mate. Or one may take on the role of the crone, in a woman, or the patriarch, in a man, no matter the chronological age.
Juno and Uranus in contact brings a high degree of uniqueness and individuality to the expression of empowerment. This contact can also foster rebellion against the role of wife or the rejection of a power role. The same is true for a man in relation to his mate.
With Neptune, Juno may be ungraspable, with empowerment staying just out of reach, or it could signal the taking on of an inspired mantle of responsibility. In a man’s chart, this suggests he may not know what an empowered woman looks like!
Allied with Pluto, Juno in aspect unites the need for empowerment with the desire for power, with a predictable spectrum of results. In either sex, this may cause the urge to destroy empowered females, and can bring a taste for the dominatrix!
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Julie Demboski has been an astrologer for 20+ years and currently resides in Seattle, Washington. View her services, her blog, and her books, Chiron in the Natal Chart and The Astrology of Intimate Relationship, available through Dog & Sunflower Press. Contact Julie at: email@example.com