“If we commit ourselves to one person for life, this is not, as many people think, a rejection of freedom; rather, it demands the courage to move into all the risks of freedom, and the risk of love which is permanent; into that love which is not possession but participation.”―
Effective Dates: February 8th- May 28th, 2020
Helios’ Astrological Angle on Juno Retrograde in Libra– A lot of you are feeling stuck right now, languishing in a quagmire of indecision. You don’t know which way to go, which way is RIGHT because god help you if you go the wrong way, right? Everything seems so massive, so out of reach- your goals and wants too pie-in-the-sky to ever come true. Well, that’s an illusion, and it’s mainly down to Juno, Queen of Heaven, turning retrograde in her home sign of Libra.
Juno rules quite a narrow focus of factors: Marriage, Adultery, and Power Struggles in relationships- But she also rules something even more important that isn’t as well understood or discussed: Commitment. Here’s the thing. Many of us (myself absolutely included) struggle with the concept of Commitment, and typically resign it to relationships- with settling down, a sense of finality and giving up. That’s an illusion too.
You are struggling right now because you do not want to overcommit yourself to any one path because you are looking out for one that might end up being better. You are terrified of making a mistake and it proving terminal, becoming locked into a path that you hate- whether that be a relationship, job, business venture or life change. Even if you don’t have other options yet, you are worried that something better might come along, and all of a sudden you are stuck. This is human, but it is working against you- By never fully committing to the path that you are on, you are ruining your chances for success and happiness. You can’t live in the moment and get what you want by always waiting and holding your breath for something better.
This may feel like a time to pull back and walk on eggshells but it isn’t- This is a time where you need to move forward and make progress, even if you feel you aren’t ready. We become ready as we go. This life makes us what we need to become. Start where you are, commit to your Self and your ideal future. The road will open to you, and heaven help anyone who gets in your way. You will become centered as you make your mission to become the truest version of yourself.
Juno doesn’t want you to move through this life with trepidation and FOMO, she wants you to live with passion, to give yourself over to what you want, no matter it is. Once you actively commit to your path and start walking it boldly and without fear, then and only then will you find the freedom and confidence you think you will find by hedging your bets. This is a time when you will struggle with this, and you will undoubtedly be tempted with whatever shenanigans Mercury Retrograde has in store for us this time. You will be confronted with choices that you have made in the recent past, and will have to face up to the people you have hurt with your choices. Every choice made becomes a million lives not lived, and that realization will weigh heavy on you during this time. You MUST actively work towards centering yourself and living in the present by owning the choices you have made and accepting the consequences. Be brave, Heretics. You will have to say “No” to people and situations you have outgrown, and this may be painful. You may love what you need to leave behind. You must move forward anyway, in hope- Committed to your best future.
And so we go.