Juno and Hera
Look to each of these...
1. For information about what you gleaned from the relationship of your "parental units" (the phrase my children used for parents.) In other words, how did your parents show you the effect of aspecting points, the sign, and the house? What were they doing (in your perception) that is characterized by these asteroids?
2. And how does the residue of that continue to be operative in YOUR relationship roles and dynamics?
3. I have referred to this duo as "Pluto Relationship Points" because they carry issues about inequities in relationship, fears of abandonment, fears related to infidelity, relationship themes, and your perception of Others. So: (a) What does the conflict between house and sign have to say about your sense of and interaction with others? (b) How do aspecting (or axis) points characterize relationship themes in your life? (c) How does the placement of each describe the importance of "others" ? (d) How does the configuration of each describe the basis on which you establish a relationship (ie., is Mercury there so that communication is hugely important and you tend to want to bond almost as a sibling? Do you look to others for mutual mental stimulation? Is acceptance and sharing of ideas a BDD (big damned deal)? Or does the sign or house turn "relationship" into a power struggle, a pity party, or a walk on wild side?)
4. It's cool and easy to say that Juno and Hera address "equality" issues in a relationship. But what does that mean? It means that people keep tabs--so, these asteroids do relate to "accounting" (and thus to financial ledgers and $$$.) But, they also hold information about other kinds of "score-keeping." They're aware of "their rights" and fairness. What does the sign tell you about how you and/or your partner might react to "get even" when you feel that a relationship balance is out of whack? (And think about how different this might be for someone with Juno or Hera in Scorpio vs. those points in, say, Gemini or Aquarius!) Is the sign one that advocates true "equality" when you try to stand toe-to-toe with another human being? Do aspecting points or house placements grant you and others equal status--or does the sign or some point in aspect put one or the other on a pedestal (or in a trench)?
5. Just as the ruler of the VII or tenants of that house can be enacted by others, and as sometimes the Sun is the father or a male in a woman's life--and the Moon the mother or a female in a man's life, Juno and Hera can be "played" BY your partner. So, look at them yet again with this idea in mind. How are important others (and "others" in general) "doing" that sign, house, aspect pattern, axis or structure? And are they doing "it" TO you or FOR you? What's up with that? How come you don't do "it" yourself??? ------ As you can hear, these asteroids are a way of getting more information than the Nodes, Venus and the Descendant alone might show. You will find many affinities between asteroids and traditional points, and there's a table of these affinities in Mechanics of the Future. But you are already seeing this. Bacchus relates to Neptune and Pluto, Pandora to Uranus, Amor to Venus, Hebe to Neptune, etc. The job of the asteroids is to fill in the gaps, refine what you're seeing with planets, and give you detailed information. The asteroids don't contradict what the usual points show; they augment and enhance. Often they serve to confirm or direct (attention to particular portions of) what you have seen from the traditional factors.
Let them tell only the tale they do. While you may be used to stretching planets to encompass everything from soup to nuts, you won't have to do this with asteroids. That doesn't mean that you don't go back to each one time and again to let it tell its story. As we've seen from some of the examples you all have shared, a given asteroid can totally characterize a watershed moment in a life. But that asteroid is a-sittin' there all the time, and it ain't sittin' quietly! It's doing, it's being, it's causing. When we get to predictive work, you'll see ways to zero in on this, but know that it's so. And look for the thousand small ways it's affecting the points in its aspect pattern.
As you work with more and more of the asteroids (and the TNPs,) you'll want to go over what we've previously covered. For instance, now that you think on Hera, you may find that it's in aspect with Bacchus, so then you know more about each of them.