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Juno and Mercury Retrograde, September-October 2022

Juno and Mercury Retrograde:
Relationship Retrospection Guideposts

Juno and Mercury Retrograde is a Time For
Deep Spiritual Reflection in Relationships
September-October, 2022

What Happens When Juno and Mercury Are Retrograde At the Same Time?

What is the Juno and Mercury Retrograde? It is a time of intense relationship retrospection. This month Juno, (goddess of committed relationships) and Mercury (the Communicator) are both retrograde, brewing up either a reworking and reorganizing in your relationships, or a perfect storm of miscommunication. Which will it be, and how can we make it a productive time of improving and strengthening our closest relationships?

Juno Retrograde in Pisces, July to October 2022

Juno has been retrograde since June in diffuse, ethereal Pisces. Pisces, the mutable water sign, brings a spiritual dimension to our reflection on relationships. Juno rules close partnerships bound by contracts, social or otherwise. Naturally, Juno is concerned with equity. You may be asking yourself questions such as: Are my relationships reciprocal? Do I get as much as I put in?

Compassionate Pisces asks us to be more accepting of our partner’s flaws while also asking ourselves difficult questions about whether or not our partnerships are aligned with our spiritual values. During this retrograde we are exploring whether or not our partners are our soulmates.

Mercury Retrograde in Libra, September to October 2022

With Juno Retrograde already underway, the addition Mercury going retrograde underlines the theme of effective communication in our closest partnerships. Mercury’s retrograde in Libra and Virgo suggests a movement from theoretical systems to grounded, practical methods. Beginning September 9th in relationship-oriented Libra, this month’s Mercury Retrograde emphasizes the overarching focus on relationship of this time. Attempts at realizing Libran perfection in your relationships might be misguided by Airy abstraction, resulting in a tit-for-tat mentality, a classic manifestation of the scales’ tendency to exercise its love for balance too literally. As Mercury moves backwards into Virgo, we may find that being of service and acknowledging the service of our partners will magically produce a more mutually loving relationship.

Days of Clarity during the Juno and Mercury Retrograde Period

Trying to move forward productively when Mercury is Retrograde can be difficult, and with Juno Retrograde at the same time, things can be downright impossible. Luckily, retrograde cycles contain special days of clarity that hold keys to breaking through any difficulty. Those specific days act as guideposts, bringing clarity. Juno’s “Commitment Clarity Day” on September 7th brings insight about your relationship and how you can be more spiritually aligned in it. But when Mercury goes retrograde a few days later, the confusion can intensity. Listen carefully to what your partner is telling you; also speak your truth clearly. On September 22, “Lesser Epiphany Day,” when Mercury conjoins the Sun, another insight emerges, guiding you through the rest of September. Watch our video to learn more about these days, or read on for diagrams of both Juno and Mercury’s retrograde cycles to see the milestone dates of each.

The Cycles of Juno and Mercury Retrograde

How Does This Juno and Mercury Retrograde Period Affect You?

All of us will be experiencing reflection and renegotiations in our closest partnerships during the Juno and Mercury Retrograde. There’s no doubt you would feel this transit in the area of life corresponding with the house Juno is retrograding through in your chart. That’s something you can find out about in a reading.

But some of us will be even more acutely affected. If your Sun is in a degree along Juno’s retrograde path, you would feel it very personally. Same with if your Sun is in a degree along Mercury’s Retrograde Path.

Here are the birthdates (in any year at all) that will be most personally affected by 2022’s Juno retrograde:
February 25 to March 12
May 28 to June 12
August 30 to September 14
November 28 to December 13

And here are the birthdates (in any year at all) that will be most personally affected by 2022’s Mercury Retrograde in Libra and Virgo:
March 14 to March 28
June 15 to June 29
September 16 to October 1
December 15 to December 29

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Fran Xin Yi

Fran Xin Yi is an astrological researcher and writer. She has studied astrology for over a decade through a Jungian lens, and seeks to spark understanding by articulating complex inner dialogues through the symbolism of the planets. To book an astrology reading, email frances@pandoraastrology.com.

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