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Juno Retrograde This Year, 2023

Is Juno Retrograde?
Juno is direct (moving backwards)

Last Juno Retrograde period:
July 24, 2022 to October 22, 2022
From 21º to 7º Pisces.

Next Juno Retrograde Period in January 2024

You probably know about Mercury Retrograde, and if you are a little deeper into astrology, you may even know about Venus Retrograde. But what is Juno Retrograde?

When Juno, asteroid goddess of committed relationships, goes retrograde, it can be hard on your relationships. But 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.  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. They also apply to business partnerships and consultants who work one-on-one with clients. One-on-one connections expected to continue in the long-term and cemented with a legal agreement are Juno’s domain.

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. 2022’s Juno retrograde cycle lasted for 13 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.

That is to say, 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. You can also 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 2022 Juno Retrograde Cycle:

Juno went retrograde on July 24, 2022 at 21º of Pisces. After that, she traveled backwards to 7º Pisces, where she went direct on October 22, 2022. This period brought up relationship issues which did not fully resolve until Juno had again turned direct.

The cycle was not fully over until Juno also passes the degree of Pisces where she turned retrograde on December 24, 2022. At that point, Juno was finally done retracing old relationship ground and her mission to teach us about partnership and our partnership needs was over for the year.

Juno was retrograde from 21º to 7º of Pisces, so if you have anything at all in your chart between 7º to 21º of Pisces, you likely felt this transit strongly. Similarly, if you have anything in your chart in the same degree span of the other Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo or Sagittarius), you felt this transit.

Juno is the Spouse, Business Partner and Social Leader in you.
Understanding the Juno cycle can help you in all
of your contractual partnerships—both marital and business.

To learn how Juno in your chart helps you
find the right partner for you
and improve all your relationships,

Contact Pandora Astrology for a  Lifelong Love reading.

Juno Retrograde in Pisces:

In 2022, Juno went retrograde in the Mutable Water sign of Pisces, infusing this Juno retrospection period with the Neptunian themes of compassion, devotion, spirituality, faith, universal connectivity and the collective unconscious, dreams, altruism, self-sacrifice, romance, and creativity.

In addition, we also encountered Pisces’ shadow themes: illusion, deception, martyrdom, addiction, escapism, confusion over boundaries and feeling lost. These themes applied both to our personal relationships (like marriages) and also to our business partnerships.

During Juno’s Retrograde in Pisces you may have found yourself asking questions like these:

What am I sacrificing for my relationship? Am I able to come to my partner with compassion and empathy? Is our relationship equitable? What role does romance play in our relationship, and how am I seeing my partner through rose-colored glasses? How can I have more faith in my partner? How can we support each other’s creativity? What role does addiction, escapism, or codependence play in our relationship? How can we establish better personal boundaries?

Juno’s retrograde period was challenging to relationships and triggered a retrospective period. However, it was not designed to ruin your relationship. You may have used this time to strengthen your relationship through questioning aspects of it that you usually took for granted. After thinking these things through, and discussing them with your partner, you may have found yourself in a more a robust relationship with space for each of you to truly be yourselves.

2022 Juno Retrograde Cycle

The Juno Retrograde Cycle and Its Milestones

The grand cycle of Juno 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 the last cycle began with one on January 11, 2022 at 21º Capricorn and finishes with one on June 20, 2023 at 28º Gemini.

The second kind of epiphany during the Juno cycle occurs the day that Juno is retrograde and opposes the Sun. I call this “Commitment Clarity Day“.

If Juno Retrograde’s reexamination period was painful for you, clarity likely came on Commitment Clarity Day. This clarity may have lead to a deeper bond and greater commitment in your relationship going forward. Perhaps, it brought the clarity that lead to a separation, divorce or mediation of a long-standing disagreement. The last cycle’s Commitment Clarity Day was on September 7, 2022, at 15º Pisces.

The third important point in this cycle is the day when Juno once again returned to the place where it first went retrograde (21º Pisces), this time to pass through and onward. I call this Commitment Resolution Day and it happened on December 24, 2022. 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 felt this strongly—and that planet or point will give powerful clues about how Juno retrograde felt for you and where in your life changes happened.

Does this affect you?

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 with a Pandora Astrologer. There’s also no doubt that if your Sun is in a degree along Juno’s retrograde path, you would feel it too. Here are the birthdates (in any year at all) that were affected by 2022’s Juno retrograde:

February 26 to March 11
May 28 to June 11
August 28 to September 13 
November 26 to December 12

Find out more about this:

2022 Juno activity:

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!)

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

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