The asteroid Juno (love, partnership) is in the sign of Leo. There she is joined by the planets Mercury (communication) and Mars (will, passion). This is a strong trio creating passion, will, and drive. It puts your love life in focus. We will all want more out of our relationships and we are more likely to talk about love within our relationship, but also with others. Juno in the sign of Leo wants to be proud of her partner. She wants to stand side by side with someone with a big heart filled with love and compassion, and she can do almost anything for her partner as long as there is a heart connection and shared values. But if she feels like she is being made a fool, or trust is broken, she will become a lioness and leave the partnership, sometimes suddenly and with a roar!
Wanting more love and passion
The energy of Juno in Leo with both Mars and Mercury can move and shake relationships. Don’t be surprised if you find you want more from your partner. More love, more passion, more fun, and a deeper connection. All of these things are great, but before you go on your quest to change your partner, first take a look at yourself and find your part in it. As the old saying goes, “It takes two to tango”
Leo is about heart and inspiration. So the way to open the heart of the matter is to work with inspiration, joy, and pleasure. Telling your partner that you want to share more love and enjoy more of life together is better than telling them all the things that they do wrong. A Leo who feels ashamed and small is not a happy lion and will not be up for change of any kind. A Leo who feels strong with more love and joy to share will take down the stars for you.
Love connections from the past
The trio of Juno, Mars, and Mercury in Leo is making a big trine in fire to both Chiron in Aries and Ceres in Sagittarius. As soon as we see Chiron in aspect to personal planets, we know there is some serious personal healing going on. Don’t be surprised if you dream about an old lover from the past, or even run into them in person. Even if the relationship was hurtful in some way, perhaps you now have the perspective to look at what you learned from the relationship? What were the hidden gifts you could not see at the time of the breakup? How has this relationship changed you? And perhaps the most important question, how has that relationship made you a better lover and partner today?
Getting your heart broken is never a fun thing. But only the one who has had their own heart broken and been humbled by the experience knows how delicate a heart is, and has the compassion do deal with other loving hearts in a gentle way.
Friday is ruled by the planet Venus, the planet of love, romance, and relationships. It is connected to love goddesses like Venus, Aphrodite, and the Norse goddess Freya, giving Friday its name. If you want to work on bringing in more love into all areas of your life, you can create “Love Fridays,” not just for you but for your whole family. Bring fresh flowers into the home, cook some food that you love, or bring some take-out food home. Light pink, red, or green candles anointed with essential oils for love. Put on music that makes you feel romantic, good, and happy. I know many families that have come closer together by doing the Love Friday project together. Why not take turns in choosing favorite foods and arranging love playlists? Love and romance is not only for some ages. Everyone can fall in love, no matter what age, and loving yourself is a skill that you are never too young or too old to work on.
You can go as deep into this as you want and use the kind of magick that is close to your heart. If you are a green witch perhaps you will use your skills with flower essences for love in a Friday drink and make the perfect love flower bouquet. If you are a kitchen witch you can put more power into cooking a meal of love and passion. You can also use Love Fridays as an inspiration to explore an area of witchcraft that is not your home court. Exploring and “flirting” with new areas of magick can be exiting and often gives a new spark of passion and inspiration to already known skills.
The transit with Chiron in trine with Juno ends towards the end of July. Wanting more passion and closeness in our love life will continue as long as Juno is in Leo, until the end of August when Juno moves into the sign of Virgo together with the Sun on the 24th of August.
Blessings! And May the gods and goddesses of love shine brightly upon you with compassion and love.
Karin Ugander is a spiritual channeler living in the south of Sweden. In Scandinavia she is known for the AstroNumerology and Psychic readings she’s been doing for over 20 years. Together with her husband Niklas, she runs KaniSkolan, a school of astrology, numerology, tarot, StarCode Healing, and natural medicine. They are also the founders of Alven Inner Ring tradition, a Scandinavian mystery school with roots in shamanism and magick. Karin loves to create magickal oils, flower essences and sigils she combines in her “Karin Victoria” sigil candles and flower sprays. In her spare time she likes to travel, walk in the forest with her dog, and spend time by the ocean. Karin is a high priestess and graduate of the Temple of Witchcraft’s seminary program.
You can find Karin Ugander at Instagram @flowerpowerwitch and @karinuganderofficial
Reading for inspiration
- Blackthorn’s Botanical Magic – Amy Blackthorn
- Love Magick – Lilith Dorsey
- The Magick of Flowers – Tess Whitehurst
- Wicca in the Kitchen – Scott Cunningham
- The Witch’s Heart – Christopher Penczak