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Ceres: Asteroid of Nurturance


Staying on topic this month, let's get into February's love holiday and how we can use the connected energies to provide love to those worthy including ourselves. Valentine's Day is right around the corner to round out the season of love and we have some awesome astrological transits to sweeten up this holiday this year.

Venus in Pisces is so sensual and inspiring us to have crazy and romantic encounters, meanwhile Ceres, is currently in Virgo calling for us to heal through our nourishment with acts of service. Heal and nourish to serve, nourish and heal to serve. Rinse and repeat.

Ceres in Virgo brings a nurturing awareness to this dwarf planet. Virgos are the healers and they love to serve. Ceres thrives in this kind of environment. Always helping their loved ones get ahead in life by pouring knowledge into them that leaves room for the coming improvements.

When working with your own astrological chart, look to Ceres to see an area where you could use a little nurture. It will show you how you nurture others and how you want to be nurtured in return. Ceres represents the nurturing, caring, and compassionate side of our personalities. It is associated with the great mother and motherhood, and is a symbol of abundance and fertility. It is also associated with nourishment and growth, both physical and spiritual. Additionally, Ceres represents gentleness, devotion, and the capacity to give and receive love. It is a reminder to take care of ourselves and those around us, and to be mindful of the interconnectedness of all things.

Ceres, known as the goddess of agriculture shares some symbolism to Lupercalia which is a Roman fertility festival honoring Faunus, the god of agriculture. This was celebrated on February 15th which is just one day after Valentine's Day. The mythology behind Ceres is pretty extensive, but it will be covered next month as we approach the beginning of spring to which Ceres also has a connection.

Ceres was founded as an asteroid, however since then, it has been classified as a dwarf planet and more people should pay attention to this placement. While Ceres is very underrated in astrology, her message and everything she stands for packs a punch in terms of our personal self-care.

Here is a quick run down of Ceres in the signs for your natal chart. Don't know your Ceres placement? Astro Seek has an online asteroid calculator! Head over there, grab the info, and read on.



Ceres in Aries

If "treat yo self" was a placement. Ceres in Aries natives don't need to look to others as much for nourishment. You're self-sufficient and you teach others to move the same. Showing your self-love will always inspire others around you to get on your level.


Ceres in Taurus

In the astro community, there's some debate that Taurus is Ceres' sign of rulership. Regardless of what you believe, Ceres does feel at home here. You nourish through food and creature comforts. Just imagine after a rough day you come home to your mom's from scratch home cooking and you eat it with a warm, loving heart knowing the care she put into creating it. Kitchen magic is your specialty and there's just something about this placement that is top tier when it comes to nurturing.

Ceres in Gemini

Focus on providing nourishment to your mind with Ceres in Gemini. That looks like being a student by surrendering yourself to becoming a lifelong learner and eventually teaching others down the line. If you allow your mind to become disorganized, then you are opening yourself up to a future mental breakdown. Take breaks and guide your mental energy well. This placement also communicates in a nurturing way. They always know just what to say to make you feel better!


Ceres in Cancer

It's all emotions with this one. Emotional support is what you need and you're an expert at giving it. Actually, you give it so easily that sometimes you give out way more than you're getting in return. You know how people can have it all? Everything they want all around them, but they still don't feel fulfilled? It's because they aren't meeting that emotional requirement. Cancer rules over home and family, so having a strong home foundation and building a family will be a key in your personal growth.

Ceres in Leo

I always try to shed away from the cliche, but Ceres in Leo people really do need attention to feel nurtured. They need that affection and they need all the praise. Without that confirmation from their environment, it can cause them to feel low and that they're not really special. Lean on your hobbies and have fun in your own creativity. If you have children or work with children, you are an expert at providing them with what they need. You're actually probably their favorite and they absolutely feel the love flowing from your energy.

Ceres in Virgo

These are the people that can feel depressed when their immediate environment is not organized and they don't get the help that they need to keep it neat. Lack of structure will cause you to feel uneasy, restless, and not supported. It's important that you have a good daily routine and you allow moments in your life to give back to others. You tend to nurture others in the workplace and your loved ones feel your stabilizing energy as you do little things for them.

Ceres in Libra

Say it with me Libra placements, peace. Being represented by the scales and known for being the mediator, you strive for peace. You love the chosen relationships that you've built, so it's essential that the support you provide outward is also coming back to you inwards. Avoiding chaotic people will nurture yourself beyond measure because you need calm and peaceful environments to exist within.

Ceres in Scorpio

Once you get a Scorpio placement on your side, they will be passionate about supporting you and pouring into you. It's almost spiritual to them because by helping you, they help themselves and create little transformations in both of your lives. Scorpio rules the 8th house which covers sex, death, taxes, and other people's resources. This placement can always source a resource and use it to help. To nourish yourself in times of stress, try masturbating. Hear me out, Scorpio carries sexually energy and rules the genitals. There is nothing wrong with using masturbation as a release!

Ceres in Sagittarius

Freedom to move how you want and explore the things that you want is what Ceres in Sagittarius is all about. You nourish others by becoming the mentor. Your ability to allow yourself to reach new heights and go on new adventures gives you the knowledge to teach others. They appreciate your words, guidance, and wisdom. Sagittarius is Jupiter ruled and Jupiter loves to expand in abundance. So you may nurture yourself in bold ways and require just a little bit of space for yourself so that you can continue to grow.


Ceres in Capricorn

Keep a hit list aka a list of goals at all times. Pushing towards the things that you want to achieve will help you to feel nourished in this lifetime. Capricorn can come with slight restrictions as it is Saturn ruled and that looks like your early years not getting the support that you really needed. As an adult, you break the cycle by being your own support system and removing the people from your life that consistently put their needs above your own while still expecting you to pour into them. Stop taking on more than you can handle which circles back to having a hit list. Being able to cross things off that you have accomplished will help you to feel more secure.


Ceres in Aquarius

Ceres in Aquarius always reminds me of those teen shows like that's 70's show. Where you hang out with your group of friends and hold space for them in moments of vulnerability. Your friends are where you will find the most support and nurturing. You'll in turn repay the favor by being one of the best support systems to your friends.


Ceres in Pisces

You will absolutely sacrifice everything including yourself for the ones you care about, but at the same time you have the ability to care about yourself with such creativity. Nurture is spiritual for you, so developing a self-care ritual will give you that extra hug that you need.


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