There are only a few aspects between partners that encourage potential matrimony, and even then, they can also indicate other types of commitment. In the context of this article, “marriage” refers to a mutual decision to formalize a romantic commitment in whatever spiritual or social context is meaningful. Note that all these synastry aspects can be applied to straight or same-sex couples.
Before a couple even goes near the idea of wedlock, there must be at least one Saturn connection in their synastry. Saturn interaspects can be part of any long-term relationship (co-workers, friends, parent/child), but they are absolutely essential for commitment between two people. Saturn contacts are the cement that stabilize a relationship, so marriage can be built upon it.
If your partner’s Saturn hits your relationship planets (Sun, Moon, Venus, Mars) or your angles (1st, 4th, 7th, 10th House cusps) with a hard aspect, they’ll feel a baseline responsibility to you. This sense of responsibility must be there before your partner can contemplate a long-term relationship. Trines and sextiles are weaker, but if they occur in multiples (your partner’s Saturn trines your Sun and Venus) there can still be enough glue to hold the two of you together. The feeling of commitment that Saturn creates goes both ways, but the Saturn person will feel the primary responsibility.
This “marriage asteroid” represents how someone relates to a partner in the context of a committed union. If your planet aspects your partner’s Juno, they will feel the urge to formalize the relationship. Conjunctions are strongest, although oppositions and squares can do the trick as well. Trines and sextiles are less pronounced, but can still work if they go both ways (your Juno and their Juno trines or sextiles mutual planets).
For example, your lover has Juno in Virgo. They are looking for a very specific (Virgo) type of partner: someone who will join them as they tinker with, and improve, the relationship. Your Sun conjuncts their Juno. This means that your external expression of purpose and ego perfectly matches what the Juno person is looking for in a partner. Both of you will feel that you can work (Virgo) together to create a formal union, although the Juno person will feel this most strongly.
In Astrology, Juno represents the “good wife”. According to the myth, Juno was Jupiter’s wife. He cheated on her, yet she still stayed with him, and fulfilled her traditional duties. Think of Juno as the “Eve” of Astrology. Consider Juno as the antithesis of Lilith; Juno is seen as the ‘wife’, while Lilith is seen as the ‘mistress.’ Juno remains loyal and faithful to Jupiter regardless of his indiscretions, while Lilith disallows any man to cross her.
In the natal chart, the house and sign placement of our natal Juno reveals the kind of person we are meant to marry. While Venus and Mars represent our ideal mate, Juno represents loyalty and attachment. Juno represents what we need in a mate, rather than simply who we are attracted to. Many astrologers have gone as far as to say Juno represents our true love or marriage partner.
Juno in Aries: Your partner will be fiery, direct, aggressive, and active.
Juno in Taurus: Your partner will be stubborn, stable, and physically attractive. This aspect can also indicate material prosperity after marriage.
Juno in Gemini: Your partner will be talkative, curious, and intelligent. This aspect sometimes indicates multiple marriages.
Juno in Cancer: Your partner will be sensitive, dependent, and emotional.
Juno in Leo: Your partner will be creative, egotistical, energetic, and full of life.
Juno in Virgo: Your partner will be hard-working, health-conscious, and critical. He might work in the health field.
Juno in Libra: Your partner will be attractive, loving, sociable, and well-mannered.
Juno in Scorpio: Your partner will be sexual, mysterious, and perhaps jealous.
Juno in Sagittarius: Your partner may come from a different locality or cultural background. You may meet your partner abroad. He will be philosophical, honest, and may be interested in higher learning.
Juno in Capricorn: Your spouse will be a corporate type. He might be older, and you may meet him later in your life (after your Saturn Return).
Juno in Aquarius: The partner will be original, independent, logical. You may meet through friends.
Juno in Pisces: Your partner will be dreamy, artsy, and imaginative. Make sure you don’t marry someone simply because you think he needs “help”!
Juno-Ascendant: The Juno person sees the Ascendant person as their ideal mate. The Ascendant person looks and projects herself how the Juno person envisions their marriage partner. Juno was likely instantly attracted to the Ascendant person.
Juno-Sun: The Sun person’s basic nature expresses the qualities the Juno person is looking for in a partner. The Juno person sees the Sun person as their ideal mate. It is easy for the two of them to commit to each other on a fundamental level.
Juno-Moon: The Juno person feels attracted to and comfortable with the way the Moon person expresses their emotions. It is easy for the two of them to commit to one another on an emotional level.
Juno-Venus: The Juno person’s feelings of commitment are activated by the Venus person, and the Venus person finds an ideal partner in the Juno person. The Juno person feels the Venus person is their ideal mate, and it is easy for them to commit to each other on a romantic level.
Juno-Mars: The Juno person is attracted to the sexual charisma and assertiveness of the Mars person. It is easy for these two to commit to each other sexually. This aspect increases the chances of continuing to have great sex after marriage.
Juno-Jupiter: Juno and Jupiter are natural partners for one another. The Jupiter person expands Juno’s desire for commitment and marriage, and feels she has met her match in the Jupiter person. On the downside, the Jupiter person may make the Juno person suspicious of infidelity.
Juno-Saturn: The Asteroid of marital commitment meets the planet of commitment! Juno feels safe and secure with Saturn. Saturn stimulates Juno’s desire to settle down. As such, it is very easy for them to commit to each other.
According to a study, certain Juno aspects were commonly found in the synastry charts of married couples, including: Juno conjunct North Node, Juno conjunct Juno, Juno trine Venus, and Juno trine Mars. If these aspects are not presents in the synastry chart of your and your mate, don’t fret! Other Juno aspects are indicative of a potential marriage partner, as well.
The Sun and Moon
Your Sun conjunct your partner’s Moon (or vice versa) is the gold standard for potential marriage aspects. The Sun person’s conscious will (male energy) unites with, and is supported by, the Moon person’s emotions (female energy). There is an instinctive sense of belonging, because you and your lover complement each other at a primary level. The Sun person will usually dominate (this is true for straight and same-sex couples). For sign specific examples, check out the articles on Sun/Moon compatibility. The powerful connection created by a Sun/Moon aspect is mutual.
Sun/Moon oppositions can also create a powerful urge for marriage (you and your partner balance out each other). Squares create strong attraction, but the tension can be too jarring for settling into a long-term union. Trines and sextiles create a nice flow of energy, but aren’t strong enough (by themselves) to push the relationship forward.
The Sun/Moon Midpoint
This is the mathematical midpoint between the natal Sun and Moon. It has been referred to as the “inner marriage” between a person’s male and female energy — the union of their external purpose and internal needs. If your planet conjuncts or opposes this midpoint, you are the external manifestation of that need.
For example, your Mars conjuncts your partner’s midpoint. Through the expression of your initiative, ambition and sexuality (Mars), you are a prompt for the midpoint person. Even though your Mars energy may be aggressive, the way you express it just seems to click with your partner’s inner puzzle. When working with any midpoint contacts, only the hard aspects (squares, oppositions and conjunctions) are considered. Midpoint contacts tend to be one way, with the midpoint person feeling the effects.
The 7th House
If your planet activates your partner’s 7th House of committed relationships, they will view you as their ideal partner. If there are other aspects (in the house person’s chart) that support a desire for formal union, they may also see you as a potential spouse. A conjunction from your planet to their 7th House cusp is most powerful, but your planets anywhere in their 7th House will work. If your Jupiter falls in their 7th, your beliefs will boost their faith in committed partnerships; you’ll make the idea (of commitment to you) seem good. If your Venus activates their 7th House, the way you express love will stir your partner’s admiration, and will blend with their view of relationships. 7th House overlays are felt primarily by the house person.
Note that if only your outer planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto) are activating your lover’s 7th House, there will need to be some other marriage aspects between the two of you. Outer planet contacts can be powerful, but they seem to stir up issues (on the house person’s side) that reach beyond the day-to-day rhythms of a romantic relationship. It’s almost too “big picture” to function on a personal level.
As always, context is everything. The above contacts increase the chances for marriage,providing both parties have the natal characteristics that indicate the desire for marriage.Although the connections described above don’t guarantee a trip to the altar (or whatever place is chosen for the ceremony), they certainly increase the odds that two people will want to take that step.