Juno is an asteroid that was discovered in 1804, and is part of the belt of planetary bodies located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.

With regard to discovery of new planetary bodies, astrologers have noted that the timing of those discoveries often coincides with the expression and integration of that particular archetype in the collective human psyche (Bloch & George, p. 2). Thus, many of the asteroids, including Juno, which were named after female goddesses, represent the emerging expression of certain female roles and archetypes other than that of the mother (represented by the Moon) and wife (represented by Venus).

Juno was named after the Roman goddess of marriage, known by the Greeks as Hera. The glyph for Juno represents a scepter, for royalty. In Greek mythology, Juno or Hera was the wife Zeus, and was tricked into marrying him. Their marriage was plagued by conflict, made worse by Zeus’s frequent indiscretions and Hera’s forced fidelity (Bloch & George, p. 152-154). Hera frequently expressed her frustrations by lashing out against Zeus’s many lovers or offspring.

Juno in the horoscope and by transit signifies marriage and relationships, and typically represents the mate, though Juno can represent any serious or important partnership (George, p. 159). Juno can also relate to themes of feminine beauty, women’s rights, and violence or oppression against women and children (Bloch & George, p. 169).


Further Listening & Bibliography:

The Astrology Podcast, Episode 242, The Asteroids in Astrology, with Demetra George, Chris Brennan & Demetra George, February 6, 2020.

Bloch, Douglas & George, Demetra, Asteroid Goddesses: The Mythology, Psychology, and Astrology of the Re-emerging Feminine, Ibis Press, Lake Worth, FL, 2003.


Article Information

  • Author(s): Claire Rootjes
  • Editing or additional contributions: Chris Brennan
  • Originally published: November 10, 2020
  • Last updated: November 10, 2020
  • Cite this article: Claire Rootjes, “Juno,” The Astrology Dictionary, November 10, 2020, http://theastrologydictionary.com/j/juno/ ‎