Juno Retrograde This Year, 2024
Is Juno Retrograde?
Juno is direct (moving forwards)
Upcoming Juno Retrograde period:
January 12, 2024 to April 21, 2024
From 21º to 6º Virgo.
Previous Juno Retrograde period:
July 24, 2022 to October 22, 2022
From 21º to 7º Pisces.
When Juno, asteroid goddess of committed relationships, goes retrograde, it can be hard on your relationships. However, this period can also make your relationships stronger if you know how to handle it.
Juno Retrograde, a Relationship Review
Juno goes retrograde in our skies about every year and a half. When she does, she takes us into a several-month-long journey into the past to uncover the hidden and forgotten places in our committed partnerships. Suddenly, our habitual ways of relating with others, especially the people we are strongly bound to in a contractual way, are called into question.
During a Juno Retrograde period we find ourselves asking, “Why am I in this partnership?” “Does this partnership have equal give and take?” “What would it take for me to find the right partner—and why hasn’t it happened yet?”
These questions apply to committed, long-term personal relationships such as marriage, cohabitation or co-parenting. Likewise, they apply to business partnerships and consultants who work one-on-one with clients. Juno’s domain includes one-on-one connections that are expected to continue in the long-term and cemented with a legal agreement.
Thus, when Juno is retrograde, these are the kinds of relationships demanding reevaluation.
How Long is Juno Retrograde?
Juno’s Retrograde period can last anywhere from 10 to 17 weeks. It’s part of a grand Juno cycle that lasts about 4 years. While 2022’s Juno retrograde lasted for 13 weeks, 2024’s Juno retrograde will last for 14 weeks.
How Can I Use Juno Retrograde To My Advantage?
They say, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” In other words, maybe your relationship isn’t quite broken, but is bent almost to the point of breaking. If that’s the case, this transit could break it all the way, forcing a fix. We all go through periods when we’re too busy with other things to maintain our relationships. This kind of “breakage” is exactly what might be needed to show you the maintenance that’s due. Even though it’s scary, in the end, it could well lead to the best results after all.
Consequently, this transit is a great time to take your relationship apart and reflect upon the parts that aren’t working, in order to make the entire thing stronger. Also, you can use the specific timeline of Juno’s Retrograde Cycle to stay tuned for days where the stars are aligned so that you might receive clarity.
The 2024 Juno Retrograde Period:
Juno stations retrograde on January 12, 2024 at 21º Virgo. After that, she will travel backwards to 6º Virgo, where she will station direct on April 21, 2024. Juno Retrograde in Virgo will bring up relationship issues which will not fully resolve until Juno is direct again.
Juno Retrograde is still not fully over until Juno again passes the degree of Virgo where she initially turned retrograde (21º Virgo). At this point, Juno will finally be done retracing old relationship ground, and her mission to teach us about partnership will be over for the year.
Juno will be retrograde from 21º to 6º of Virgo, so if you have anything at all in your chart between 6º to 21º of Virgo, you’ll likely feel this transit strongly. Similarly, if you have anything in your chart in the same degree span of the other Mutable signs (Gemini, Sagittarius, or Pisces), you will keenly feel this transit.
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Juno Retrograde in Virgo:
In 2024, Juno will go retrograde in the Mutable Earth sign of Virgo, infusing this Juno Retrograde period with the Virgo themes of devotion, service, problem solving, communication, boundaries, health, and care through demonstrative acts.
Additionally, we may also encounter Virgo shadow themes of rigidity of process, perfectionism, anxiety, needing control, and over-functioning for their partner. Moreover, these themes apply both to our personal relationships (like marriages) and also to our business partnerships.
Juno Retrograde in Virgo can be challenging to relationships. Consequently, it is an introspective period. However, it is not designed to ruin your relationship. You can use this time to strengthen your relationship by questioning aspects of it that you usually take for granted. After thinking these things through, and communicating to your partner, you find yourself in a more a robust relationship with space for each of you to truly be yourselves.
Questions to Ask During Juno Retrograde in Virgo
During Juno Retrograde in Virgo, you may find yourself asking questions, such as:
How do my boundaries function as control mechanisms? How would I like my partner to improve? Am I working as hard on myself as I am asking my partner to? How are my expectations affecting my relationship? Are they realistic?
Am I taking adequate care of myself as well as taking care of my partner? Am I assuming more responsibility in this relationship than is mine? What do I get out of giving? How can I achieve more balance, equality, and acceptance in my partnerships? How can I achieve more mindfulness, clarity, and health in my partnerships?
The Juno Retrograde Cycle and Its Milestones
1. Commitment Rapture Day
The grand cycle of Juno Retrograde in Virgo begins and ends with a day of “Ah-ha!” In other words, epiphany. Juno direct conjunct the Sun brings a moment of brilliant clarity in our partnerships, helping them progress quickly and healthily.
The day that Juno direct conjoins the Sun marks the beginning and end of a Juno cycle. I call these “Commitment Rapture Days”. You can see in the diagram above that this cycle began with one on June 20, 2023 at 28º Gemini and finishes with one on October 16, 2024 at 23º Libra.
2. Commitment Clarity Day
Next, there is a second kind of epiphany during the Juno cycle. This occurs the day that Juno is retrograde and opposes the Sun. I call this “Commitment Clarity Day“.
If Juno Retrograde’s reexamination period is painful for you, clarity will likely come on Commitment Clarity Day. This clarity can lead to a deeper bond and greater commitment in your relationship going forward. Or perhaps it brings the clarity that leads to a separation, divorce or mediation of a long-standing disagreement. This Juno Retrograde Cycle’s Commitment Clarity Day is on March 3, 2024 at 13º Virgo.
3. Commitment Resolution Day
Third, the next important point in this cycle is the day when Juno once again returns to the place where she first went retrograde (21º Virgo), this time to pass through and onward for good. I call this Commitment Resolution Day, and this year it happens on July 12, 2024. On this day, the cycle’s themes resolve and complete.
If you have any planet or point (such as your Ascendant) in your chart at any of the degrees of Juno’s milestone days, you will feel this strongly—and that planet or point will give powerful clues about how the Juno Retrograde will feel for you and where in your life changes will happen.
Does Juno Retrograde in Virgo 2024 affect you?
You will 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 with a Pandora Astrologer. Likewise, if your Sun is in a degree along Juno’s retrograde path, you’ll feel it too. Here are the birthdates (in any year at all) that will be acutely affected by Juno Retrograde 2024:
February 24 to March 11
May 26 to June 12
August 28 to September 13
November 27 to December 13
Previous Juno Retrograde Cycle (2022):
Rapturous Relating: Juno Direct and Venus Conjunct Sun (Oct 2022)
Relationship Retrospection: Mercury and Juno Retrograde (Sept 2022)
Juno Retrograde in Pisces (July 2022, this is where it all began!)
Learn about the other relationship goddess on Pandora Astrology’s Venus page
2021-2022: Juno Direct with Venus Retrograde in Capricorn
Taking Relationships Seriously
April 2021: Juno’s Retrograde in Sagittarius
Relationship Growth and Freedom
Juno Retrograde in the Spring of 2020:
Love In the Time of Coronavirus