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Ceres in Aquarius, and a Vesta Quarter Moon

By Amanda Painter

Tomorrow (Friday), Ceres becomes the next planet to leave the Capricorn stellium. It enters Aquarius at 2:59 am EST (7:58:45 UTC), and immediately bumps into the surprises offered by Uranus in Taurus.

Dewi Sri, the Balinese goddess of rice and fertility. Photo by Amanda Painter.

Dewi Sri, the Balinese goddess of rice and fertility, watches over a home in Ubud. Photo by Amanda Painter.

What does Ceres in Aquarius describe? Ceres is the planet of literal food (specifically grain) and feeding, as well as metaphorical forms of nourishment. Aquarius is the sign of groups.

Automatically, we get an image of the social facet of eating: all forms of breaking bread with others, perhaps especially potluck dinners. Things like volunteering at soup kitchens and food banks bring in the humanitarian facet of Aquarius.

Less literally, we can see the theme of socialness itself being nourishing. Our friendships feed our hearts and souls, and at times offer the kind of nurturing that families of origin were not able to provide. Being accepted by a group can feel nourishing (though its shadow side includes peer pressure, social hierarchies and tribalism).

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Written in the Planets

With the astrological focus already emphasizing Capricorn, Ceres entering that sign today draws additional notice in that direction. Ceres is a representation of Earth Goddess, and is right at home in Capricorn.

During the next few weeks, Venus will follow her into Capricorn, and then Jupiter, at which point the sign of the goat will basically resemble a crowd in an elevator — hopefully a large one. The big event in Capricorn is, of course, the history-altering Saturn-Pluto conjunction, which includes Ceres. With Ceres, you might say that “food is the bottom line for everyone.”

The ingress of Ceres into Capricorn may specifically shed light on your relationship to a nurturing role, regardless of whether your own children are involved. Capricorn has deep family symbolism; family is a foundation of society as we know it, and has come under tough times, fragmented like the rest of society.

Ceres is showing up with food and a quart of fresh, unpasteurized milk, and is a balm for the sometimes chilly and impersonal nature of Capricorn. You might think about how you foster an atmosphere of nourishment and humanity within your various relationships, wherever they may be. You might treat your workplace a little more like home, and your coworkers a little more like your cousins.

Notably, Ceres is a representative of the under-represented. In truth, that is most of us. Unlike Juno, where the focus could be on one’s “rights,” Ceres is an invitation to participate, which means to give what you have to offer. So for example, bring a fruit basket into the office, and the spirit of nourishment that goes with it.
— by Eric Francis

In 2020 we have not one but two conjunctions that mark the turn of a generation, and of an era in history. On Jan. 12, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn form their once per 33-year conjunction. Then on Dec. 21. 2020, Jupiter and Saturn, both now in Aquarius, form a conjunction in the first degree of that sign. Read more here…