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Juno Direct and Sun Conjunct Venus, Rapturous Relating

By October 6, 2022October 10th, 2022Juno, Signs: Libra, Signs: Pisces, Sun, Venus

Juno Direct and Venus Conjunct Sun: Rapturous Relating

Juno Direct and Venus conjunct Sun Offers Closure and Healing in Relationships on October 22, 2022

Juno, goddess of committed partnership, went retrograde back in July, setting us on a winding path of reexamining our closest partnerships. Juno’s retrograde has been a time of intense relationship retrospection. You may have experienced either a reworking and reorganizing in your relationships, and/or a perfect storm of miscommunication. All the while, we have been examining if our relationships align with our spiritual values.

Juno has been in a long retrograde cycle which we explained in detail in a previous post. This cycle has been marked by certain significant milestone days. For example, When Juno opposed the Sun in her retrograde on September 7, 2022, we had an opportunity for striking insight regarding our most significant relationships.

Finally, on October 22, 2022, Juno will go direct again in Pisces. At this point we will begin to integrate the many insights we have gleaned from our long period of relationship reflection. How can we use our experience productively to improve and strengthen our closest relationships?

Venus Conjunct Sun on the Day of Juno Direct

On the very same day, Venus exactly conjuncts the Sun. We call this day “Relationship Rapture Day”. This day marks the end of one Venus Retrograde cycle and the beginning of the new one with a day of “Ah-ha!” or epiphany. When Venus conjuncts the Sun while moving forward swiftly, it brings an “Ah-ha!” in our relationships and helps them progress at speed.

This cycle’s Relationship Rapture Day occurs on October 22, 2022, the same day that Juno goes direct. Therefore, it has the potential to bring powerful understanding and closure to a lengthy and difficult process of relationship review and reconsideration.

Solar Eclipse in Scorpio supports the Emotional Closure of Juno Direct

Shortly after Juno goes direct, we have an impactful Solar Eclipse in Scorpio. This Scorpio Eclipse brings us the opportunity to clean up any problems that may have cropped up during the Juno retrograde period. Eclipses are challenging, as they force us to look at our shadow selves, but they also offer powerful opportunities for integration.

Learn more how this eclipse can help you to deepen intimacy, find closure and facilitate healing in your most treasured relationships in our blogpost about the Solar Eclipse in Scorpio on October 25, 2022

Days of Clarity during the Juno and Venus Cycles

Trying to make sense of or progress in our relationships can be difficult during Juno Retrograde. Luckily, retrograde cycles contain special days that hold keys to breaking through any difficulty. Those specific days act as guideposts, bringing clarity. Check out our diagrams below to learn more about the interconnected Juno Retrograde and Venus Retrograde cycles.

Juno Direct and Venus conjunct Sun

How Does This Juno and Mercury Retrograde Period Affect You?

All of us will be experiencing realization and closure in our closest partnerships on October 22, 2022. There’s no doubt you will feel this transit in the area of life corresponding with the house Juno has been retrograding through in your chart. That’s something you can find out about in a reading.

However, some of us will be even more acutely affected. For instance, if your Sun is in a degree making a hard aspect to the degree where Juno goes direct, you will feel it very personally. Likewise, if your Sun is in a degree making a hard aspect to the degree where Venus conjuncts the Sun.

Here are the birthdates (in any year at all) that will be most personally affected by this auspicious conclusion of Juno’s retrograde:

January 19 to 24
April 14 to 24
July 17 to 27
October 17 to 27


February 21 to March 2
May 22 to June 2
August 25 to September 5
November 24 to December 4

Go Deeper

To understand Juno’s cycle, see our Juno Retrograde main page.

For more about this month’s New and Full Moons, along with other sky events, see our Monthly Forecast.

Find out more about current Solar and Lunar Eclipses here.

To see what house in your chart this Solar Eclipse falls in, cast your free natal chart here. If you need guidance on this process, read this article.

For more of this month’s news, check out our October 2022 videos playlist on YouTube.

If you really felt this Juno Retrograde Cycle,
or would like help making sense of it,
you can get a professional reading to discover why
and find out the best ways to respond to it.

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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