Ceres Retrograde 6 July 2020 – 28 October 2020
Ceres The Nurturer
Ceres was reclassified as a ‘dwarf planet’ in 2006 and is named after the Roman Goddess of agriculture. Sometimes she is shown holding shafts of wheat as she has a special relationship with Mother Earth. In ancient mythology, the daughter of Ceres was Persephone and she was married to Hades, ruler of the underworld. Ceres was so grief stricken that her grief forced the Earth into a perpetual state of winter and no grain would grow during this time resulting in subsequent famine.
History of Ceres
The NASA Dawn team recently found that Ceres’ crust is a mixture of ice, salts and hydrated materials. Interestingly it just flashes into my mind that there’s a Biblical story about Lot and his wife Adit who had been inhospitable to her husband’s guests. Unbeknown to Adit, they were two angels in disguise who were sent by God to destroy their city Sodom. The angels guided Lot and his family away as the city was destroyed. But Adit had been disrespectful to these guests by not offering them salt. When she turned around and looked back on her city and her past, her lack of nurturance was karmically returned when she was turned into a pillar of salt. Here’s a lesson -always be hospitable and don’t get stuck in the past.
There is evidence of an ancient ocean on Ceres. Water is a powerful symbol of emotions which reflects the idea that Ceres was grief stricken when losing her daughter to the underworld. Ceres is also a strong and potent symbol of motherhood, nurturance and unconditional love and she is sometimes regarded as the “mother of asteroids”, having had many asteroid children.
Your Emotions in Ceres Retrograde
When Ceres is retrograde you may feel unloved or unnurtured in some respect. Someone may be treating you disrespectfully, being unfriendly or in some way you experience a lack of hospitality by others. You may be feeling grief, disappointment or suffering from eating disorders, ‘women’s problems’ or infertility. There may be difficulties with children, particularly daughters. Perhaps there are difficulties with mother/s also. There may be some ‘distance’ between you either psychologically or physically if you are a long way away from each other.
Characteristic Influences of Ceres
When Ceres turns direct or if you have a strong and healthy bond with your children, particularly daughters and/or your own mother then these abilities are likely:
- Talent in cooking
- Talent in nurturing such as child minding or taking care of others
- Good abilities with farming, agriculture or horticulture
- Good fertility
- Good mothering instinct and skills
Those Most Impacted by Ceres Retrograde in 2020
- Childcare workers
- The helping industries such as social and welfare workers
- Those working with the land or in agricultural industries
- Animal attendants
- The zodiac signs Pisces and Aquarius
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