Juno and Ceres are two of the most used asteroids in astrology. Juno is a symbol of all relationships and legal contracts while Ceres as ‘goddess of mothering’ ruling maternity. What is interesting to notice is the Juno-Ceres cycle and especially conjunctions occurencies.
Juno needs 4.2 years to complete the full zodiac while Ceres is a little bit slower: 4.6 years.
Question: how often do you think that the Juno-Ceres conjunction event occurs?
Answer: not so often as you may expect. A full Juno-Ceres cycle is around 70 years…yes…no mistake. This happends due to their orbital differences and retrograde movement.
The last conjunction between these 2 asteroids occured between 1962 and 1974. We are talking about almost 12 years when Juno and Ceres joined together several times. The previous cycle started in 1890 and the next one will be initiated on 2046:
Juno/Ceres conjunctions : 1890 – (1962-1974) – 2046
Now let’s take a look on the period 1962-1974: what happend, what events occured that can be linked with this cycle?
Searching on the internet I’ve found the answer. Take a look on the below chart representing the World Population Growth rates.
As we can see the period 1962- 1974 is marking the highest growth rate of population in our modern times. It was the only time when this growth rate was higher than 2%.
Looking on the Juno/Ceres symbolism we can easily see that there is direct link. Ceres as symbol of maternity is joining Juno as symbol of marriage and legal relationship. The result: more babies!
I’m sure that we can link this 70 years cycle of Juno-Ceres to other areas of our living. From my research Juno and Ceres are the only asteroids that are having this long cycle.