Juno Retrograde This Year

Juno is retrograde (moving backwards), not direct (moving forwards)

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

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 lasts 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 goes retrograde on July 24, 2022  at 21º of Pisces. After that, she travels backwards to 7º Pisces, where she goes direct on October 22, 2022. This period will bring up relationship issues which will not fully resolve until Juno has again turned direct. The cycle is not fully over until Juno also passes the degree of Pisces where she turned retrograde on December 24, 2022. At that point, Juno will finally be done retracing old relationship ground and her mission to teach us about partnership and our partnership needs will be over for the year.

Juno travels retrograde from 21º to 7º of Pisces, so if you have anything at all in your chart between 7º to 21º of Pisces, you will likely feel 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 will feel this transit.

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

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 goes 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, you’ll also encounter Pisces’ shadow themes: illusion, deception, martyrdom, addiction, escapism, confusion over boundaries and feeling lost. These themes can apply both to personal relationships (like marriages) and also to business partnerships.

During Juno’s Retrograde in Pisces you may find 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 is challenging to relationships and triggers a retrospective period. However, it is not designed to ruin your relationship. You can use this time to strengthen your relationship through questioning aspects of it that you usually take for granted. After thinking these things through, and discussing them with your partner, you may find 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 delineates the beginning and end of a Juno cycle. I call these “Commitment Rapture Days”. You can see in the diagram below that the current cycle begins 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 conjuncts the Sun. I call this “Commitment Clarity Day“.

If Juno Retrograde’s reexamination period has been painful for you, clarity is likely to come on this day. This clarity can lead to a deeper bond and greater commitment in your relationship going forward. Sometimes, it can also bring the clarity that leads to a separation, divorce or mediation of a long-standing disagreement. The current cycle’s Commitment Clarity Day is on September 7, 2022, at 15º Pisces.

The third important point in this cycle is the day when Juno once again returns 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 happens on December 24, 2022. On this day the cycle’s themes resolve and complete.

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. 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 2020’s Juno retrograde:

February 25 to March 12
May 28 to June 12
August 30 to September 14
November 28 to December 13

Find out more about this:

Pandora Astrology’s Venus page

Juno Direct with Venus Retrograde in Capricorn 2021-22: Taking Relationships Seriously

Juno’s Retrograde in Sagittarius April 2021: Relationship Growth and Freedom

Juno Retrograde in the Spring of 2020: Love In the Time of Coronavirus

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