“I just don’t get it! I think I’m finally getting into a relationship that works, and he ends up being the same old guy, just a different package. What’s going on here?” — Julia, a client
As a psychic who also works with astrology, I am constantly asked to help clients understand their relationship patterns. Your astrological chart can actually show you what qualities in a mate are best for you — beyond just examining Venus and Mars. The Juno asteroid is one key to success in a long-term relationship. Understanding what this heavenly body really says about you or another is vital to striking the right combination for lasting love.
Who Is Juno?
Juno, a Roman goddess, was was the wife (and sister!) of Jupiter. She was the patron goddess of marriage, childbirth, and women’s sexuality. She was the initiator of women into the rites of marriage. Juno was honored for her loyalty and beauty and was an example of the ideal wife. She is often thought of as the Roman equivalent of Hera, also the goddess of women’s issues and marriage. The month of June — when many weddings take place — is named in connection with the goddess Juno.
Juno in the astrological chart describes your style of relating, compatibility, and intimacy needs, specifically in the context of a primary relationship or marriage. Her energy is applicable for men or women.
Venus and Mars Want to Date — Juno Wants to Mate
Many astrology sources focus on Venus and Mars in the chart to signify relationships. Venus describes how you show love and what type of energy you need to feel validated. For men, Venus may show the feminine qualities you find attractive. Mars is the key to our sexual expression, and often, for women, shows the type of male qualities to which you are drawn. Both planets reveal, in terms of relationships, who you are likely to be attracted to, and what you are likely to find in dating situations. They signify the above qualities regardless of sexual orientation.
But who we date doesn’t always end up being our spouse or partner for life. This is where Juno enters the story.
Consider my client, Julia. She had been married for six years to a man she was passionately attracted to. They had powerful connections between her Mars and his Venus. But beyond the passion, she felt completely unnourished by her husband. After their divorce, she dated for a time and had another three-year relationship to a man who was very different in personality, but the pattern was the same — there was passion but no real connection. Julia ended the union and was now involved with a new man, but the pattern was emerging again. She was at her wit’s end.
Julia knew from her chart that she had Venus in Scorpio and Mars in Aries. (If you need a chart, try Cafe Astrology for a free one. Scroll down the chart results page to see Juno.) This is a strong sexual placement and led to her attracting strong, masculine men with whom the sex was always great. But her Juno was in Cancer. This revealed that she needed a mate who was emotionally nurturing, interested in home and family, and a bit softer than the men she was currently attracting. She had to look past her immediate sexual attractions to the super-masculine type of guy and be open to seeing a different sort of man. Of course, her Venus was still going to want a strong sexual connection, but when we talked about her Juno, she had quite an “aha!” moment.
“I’ve never really let myself believe that I could have a nurturing mate,” she confessed. ”I guess I thought that was my job.”
She will express her Juno attributes as well, so a good match will be a man that wants home and family, and is able to give and receive emotional nurturing.
Cathy was another client who was in a fairly good marriage of 10 years. But things were getting a little stale, and she wanted to know how she might deepen her connection with her husband. She had never looked at her Juno, which was in Sagittarius.
“Do you and your husband share any spiritual interests, or have a desire to travel or explore?” I asked her.
“We haven’t had a real holiday in years. We’ve been so busy building our careers,” she replied.
I explained to her that to be satisfied in marriage, her Juno needed adventure! Whether through actual travel, spirituality, or higher education — she needed to “journey” with her mate to feel connected. Her husband’s Juno was in Scorpio, so he needed deep intimacy and more intense emotional connection. We brainstormed ways that both could get their needs met, and they decided to travel to the Virgin Islands for a couple’s sexuality workshop. Perfect for both of them!
Combining Astrology With Psychic Readings
There are many ways to use the wisdom that is present in your astrological chart. Once you have the key from Juno about your deepest relationship needs, it allows you to be more clear and focused in your search for a mate — or connecting to the mate you already have.
In a reading, I will often “see” a variety of potential partners in a client’s energy field. When we consider the Juno information, it is much easier to focus on the person that is most appropriate, and zoom in on how to invite that relationship energy in. When a client is clear about his or her needs, we can work together in the psychic realm to attract the mate he or she wants.
The more tools we have, the more empowered we can be. Juno is a graceful goddess who wants us all to be successful in our relating. Her wisdom is present for us at all times — right in our astrological charts.
For a psychic and astrological reading to help you navigate a love — whether it’s a long-lasting relationship or a new one — contact an advisor on Keen.