The Juno-Jupiter Synchronous Retrogrades

November 2014 - May 2015

An excerpt from the November 22, 2014 Lunar Planner

Nick Anthony Fiorenza


Jupiter and Juno, asteroid of relationships and partnerships of all types, engage in their synchronous retrograde cycles in December 2014—a transition period completing in mid-May of 2015. A new Juno-Jupiter evolutionary current will engage in early March 2015, in the midst of this transition period—an energetic defined by Algenubi and Rasalas, the eye and crown of the Lion; Merak of the Great Bear and Naos of Argo Navis. Juno-Jupiter cycles, varying in length between 6 to 8 years, are exciting because they stimulate tremendous progressive movement and expansion in relationships of all types. Juno and Jupiter work rather synchronistically together due to the cross-resonance of several of their astrophysical parameters. For example: Juno's circumference harmonic cross-resonates with Jupiter's aphelion harmonic (the resonance when Jupiter is furthest from the Sun during its orbit). Jupiter's diameter harmonic cross-resonates with Juno's perihelion harmonic (the resonance when Juno is closest to the Sun during its orbit). Juno's sidereal period (year) cross resonates with Jupiter's synodic period (Earth-Jupiter cycle).

The last Juno-Jupiter cycle began in March of 2009. This was a compounded cycle occurring with Mars in Capricorn and under the tip of the missile of Zeus. It, in part, magnified issues regarding the covert use of power in relationships driven from a desire for personal gain, and its ramifications, but also motivating assertive creative expansive action in our relations. This was especially prominent in international relations regarding the use of militaristic force and dominance over others. This new cycle emerging in March of 2015, under the auspices of the Head of the Lion, is much more progressive, inspiring us to break new trail in our relations.

Although Juno-Jupiter synods occur every 7 years, a Juno-Jupiter synod occurring during synchronous retrogrades is a rare event, with the next to occur in 2043. These retrogrades provide a time of shifting from the previous Juno-Jupiter cycle's theme into the next. The Juno-Jupiter synod (a momentary heliocentric event) occurring during the synchronous retrogrades (a several month geocentric event) creates a much more poignant and palpable emergence into this new cycle.

For those wishing to research, the last time a Juno-Jupiter synod occurred during their synchronous retrogrades was in latter 1974 in mid-sidereal Aquarius, also with retrograding Pholus and Ceres.

December 2014 through May 2015 is a major redefining period for relationships of all types. Jupiter provides a tremendous expansive force throughout this period to mobilize the relinquishment of antiquated and undermining belief structures within our selves that mold our very values about relationships and which define how we interrelate.

The Jupiter & Juno Retrogrades

Jupiter begins its retrograde in late sidereal Cancer on December 8, 2014. Juno, a few degrees away, starts its retrograde several days later, engaging the Jupiter-Juno synchronous retrogrades. In addition to the material in the introduction, this redefining period stimulates expansive inward movement in relationships to claim independence from the bounds imposed by the dogmas we may personally hold, those passed down from family, or those of society. This period of redefining how we interrelate and co-participate based upon beliefs we hold is a part of the inner work required for relations to engage in the new Jupiter-Juno cycle, which occurs under the auspices of the Head of the Lion in March.

Juno and Jupiter by Gavin Hamilton

Juno and Jupiter by Gavin Hamilton. Collection of the Earl of Leicester, Holkham Hall, Norfolk (out of copyright)


Juno is the asteroid of covenant relationships and soul colleagues. Juno is not only of personal relations, but also those of a business and economic nature to those of political leaders and nations of the world. In the astrological chart, Juno indicates the nature of the issues and opportunities in significant relations of all sorts. Mature Juno is diplomatic, tactful, cooperative, and mutually trusting. Mature Juno expresses with a sense of equality within self that provides the ability to draw true partners and those of equality into one’s life. There is an acceptance of another’s truth or opinion without need to challenge or debate. There is an ability to honor and support others in their own choices and decisions. Mature Juno expresses in mutual support and unconditional love to allow each other to grow and change through whatever issues surface.

At a personal level, Juno’s placement in the astrological chart is one of several points that determine the types of significant relations drawn into our lives and the nature of issues we may face in those relations. Juno's placement specifically reveals the nature of the compatibility we seek, that is, what is important to us regarding our partners. Because Juno is where we deal with our inferiority / superiority complexes, and if this issue is prominent, partnerships drawn in earlier life can be full of lessons regarding such issues and not much else. Once a certain level of emotional maturity is attained within self regarding any related issues, we draw partners that are more compatible or true soul level covenant partners. This does not mean we still do not grow regarding Juno issues, but there are those individuals with which we may also have a mutual soul bond and mission to pursue together.

Potential Juno issues (an immature Juno expression) can manifest as superiority / inferiority complexes, power struggles, control issues, jealousy and possessiveness, betrayal, contention and standoffs, one-up-man-ship, invalidating others, lack of self confidence, dictating behavior, and a variety of other inequality issues. More about Juno.


Jupiter by NASA's Cassini spacecraft


Jupiter imparts a mobilizing and expansive force. It stimulates fluidity in movement, vitality and enthusiasm. It is of reciprocity—how we receive and re-express that which we have gained as gifts to the world. Jupiter expresses in openness and willingness to palpate and embrace life, people and experience. It imparts a kinesthetic and magnetic quality; and reveals our physical fitness, strength and coordination.

Jupiter motivates us to aspire for something larger in our lives, beyond our current bounds. Jupiter will tend to magnify and expand the qualities of any other planet that it conjoins. Jupiter is often associated with money and the flow of resources because Jupiter is a mobilizing force and money is a mobilizing agent.

Jupiter is of higher or natural law, as compared to man’s laws. It is of Spiritual Truth and stimulates action upon this greater truth. Jupiter is serendipitous, opportunistic, fortunate and lucky; with taste for and appreciation of elegance end beauty (along with Venus). It is fun loving, good natured, free and independent. Jupiter impels us to participate freely in the material world and to participate in universal flow. More about Jupiter and Jupiter cycles.

The Great Bear

Dubhe of the Great Bear is the principal star overseeing the retrogrades. Dubhe impels us to pursue a greater vision beyond the accepted political-religious-big-business dogmas of the human world that keep humanity in darkness and delusion; and against the controlling global forces perpetuating that dogmatic rule. At a personal level, Dubhe impels us to emerge from our own personal belief structures and limiting life patterns that keep us bound in life scenarios that are less than those we truly want. Dubhe inspires us to do all we can to achieve the greater vision that we hold for our lives—for the true nourishment, fulfillment, and freedom we seek. Dubhe supports us to strive for a new and better future rather than merely staying reactive to the limitations we have already created and reinforce with our existing beliefs, or by acquiescing to government and big business to determine our future.

Jupiter is exalted in this area of sidereal Cancer, which accentuates Jupiter's mobilizing and expansive influence. Juno retrogrades around the Head of Hydra and also conjoins Acubens of Cancer when the Jupiter-Juno conjunction occurs in May, after the retrogrades. This is when the entire Jupiter-Juno energetic and the changes we have made throughout this period will fully engage.

Acubens, Alpha Cancer lies next to the open star cluster M67, composed of about 500 stars, one of most ancient star clusters known (~10 billion years). Acubens and M67 expresses as a long established heritage, lineage, inheritance, birthright, or something passed down through generations. Acubens impels a need to protect, collect and nurture, also to hide and shelter, the essence of the Crab. Acubens can also articulate our entrapment in dogma. This can be the current political / religious beliefs of the times, as well as that created by our personal belief structures—the ideas we have about our lives and the experiences we have in our lives—often inherited. Acubens can impel a tenacious and stubborn resistance to release the patterns we hold that keep us entrapped in limiting life scenarios.

The open star cluster M67 in Cancer

M67 is an open star cluster in the constellation Cancer. One of the oldest known such clusters, M67 was believed to be an amazing 10 billion years old. New estimates, however, fall below 4 billion years, still quite old but younger than the current winner NGC6791, at 7 billion. M67 contains approximately 500 stars within its 12 light-year diameter and is located some 2500 light-years away. This full color image was created from nine images taken in the BVR pass-bands at the Burrell Schmidt telescope of Case Western Reserve University's Warner and Swasey Observatory. The Burrell Schmidt is located on Kitt Peak, near Tucson, Arizona. The images were taken in January 1997. Image and Caption Credit: Nigel Sharp, Mark Hanna/NOAO/AURA/NSF

Delta through Zeta Hydra and the Pulsar CP0834 create Hydra's head. Hydra's head articulates a multifarious undermining source of destruction. (Every time Hercules took off one the Hydra's heads, it immediately grew another. (Search "Lernaean Hydra")

We can consider Pulsar CP0834 to be the brain of Hydra. This pulsar does not lie along the galactic plane as most pulsars, and so may influence our biological personality workings and primordial response more so than being a guiding beacon for the soul. It may reinforce our repetitive, monotonous, subconscious patterns that perpetuate stasis—that part of ourselves that undermines our ability to change. However, it can also make visible those patterns that we need to change. Either way it is a constant reminder that the repetitive undermining experiences in our lives are manifest from our own tenacious belief structures; and that we need to apply conscious deliberate effort to change the underlying cause, not treat the rearing symptoms.

Conjoining Hydra's head is northern Gianfar, Lambda Draco, on the tail of the Dragon, and the Quasar 1133+704. Gianfar, the poisoned place, is of neurological currents, specifically those emanating from "poisons of the heart" that manifest cellular patterns within ourselves that relentlessly destroy that which we touch through endless battering of our courage, optimism, and strength—destroying us through sheer exhaustion. Here we are asked to realize how unresolved bitterness or resentments of the heart can perpetually avert us from the fulfillment we seek.

Quasars are enigmatic. They are found at extreme distances from our own galaxy. They radiate a power level greater than our galaxy and are believed to be extremely old. The term Quasar (Quasi-stellar Radio Source), coined in the 1960s, is now an antiquated description, but the name is still used. Quasars are now believed to be active galaxies. They are similar to normal galaxies except two highly potent beams of radio emissions radiate from the top and bottom of the galaxy’s disk.

Generally, we can associate Quasars with an ancient and mysterious creative power. They inspire exploration of alternatives outside of our current realm of experience. Quasar 1133+704 of Draco inspires us to look at our undermining behavioral patterns from alternative viewpoints that we might not normally consider. It and Gianfar invite us to explore any inner fears that may tie us to the past and that keep us from living our heart's truth in the present, so we can emerge from antiquated and ingrained neural-net patterns in our brains and establish new and alternative neural pathways.

Jupiter’s exaltation at this zodiakal location articulates our need to mobilize greater spiritual and physical principles, and to take bold expansive action to address any entrapping conditions that may be very deep rooted—otherwise a mere combative approach simply antagonizes the onslaught. The Juno retrograde impels us to address undermining issues in our relationships and in how we interrelate that stem from antiquated beliefs. Jupiter provides a powerful mobilizing force to expand beyond our limiting beliefs rather than reinforcing them with the same old behavioral patterns, especially societal and cultural beliefs. Juno and Jupiter conjoin after they complete their retrogrades in May of 2015, at which time we will be propelled forward based upon the inner changes we have made throughout the retrogrades.

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