“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.” ―
Effective Dates: August 24th- November 4th, 2019
Helios’ Astrological Angle on Juno in Virgo– Okay, let’s talk about the worst day of your life. I’m talking specifically about when you are betrayed, cheated on, or left for someone else. This is the constant subject of pop culture, I can name about 12 different songs just off the top of my head that deal with the emotions of this day. If you’ve felt it yourself, then remember how it feels. All the narratives that run through your head, and how devastated you are. Now think about Juno, Queen of Heaven and Goddess of Marriage, who is cursed to have a constantly unfaithful partner who has lived this day thousands of times. She has seen her husband (who is also her brother, but thats a whole different bag of dicks to unravel) cheat on her so many times that it cannot possibly hurt her anymore, right? Wrong, it still wounds and scars every time.
So that’s basically what you’re going to be going through during this transit. Think of this as aggressive therapy. You’re going to relive this day, or the equivalent to it, when you were brought face to face with the knowledge that no matter what you did you were not enough for someone else. Whether that is a partner, a lover, a boss or a parent, we all know this feeling. You’re going to dwell on it, obsess over it, make it your main focus. This is to confront it over and over again until you have at least made peace with it, if not completely gotten over it.
During this transit, Juno will make you feel as though your heart is being thrown in a blender. Daily, you will feel this. You will be steeped in your trauma until you are able to survive it. This will be cruel, but the answer to external cruelty is internal kindness, kindness to yourself- that is your survival strategy with this transit. This is going to be another one of those “do anything you need to in order to survive” type transits, but you will be challenged not to harden your heart right now. Your mission will be to do just that- survive.
Here’s the deal, you are never going to fully move past the trauma this transit will bring up. I’m sorry, but you won’t. But you can still heal, and learn to live with it. That will be the goal here. As it comes more and more into sharp awareness and your pain is brought up to the surface, you will find ways of dealing with it. The more engaged you are with this process, the better, and the more breakthroughs you will make. There are solutions to your suffering to be found, and Juno will help you in this- if you let her.
It’s time to pick up the pieces of who you once were, Heretics. Make them into a new masterpiece.