'I became fascinated with Ceres back in 1995. I had already fallen for Chiron in my chart consultation work and wanted one more celestial body to dance through the zodiac with the eleven "planets" I was using. After devouring "Asteroid Goddesses" by Demetra George I wanted to add all four asteroids to every chart, but decided I only had room for one. A shaman casting too many bones might be prone to confusion. I wanted twelve celestial bodies to go with twelve signs and houses, to keep the sacred geometry in tact.
"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?"
"Some years ago I start working with Ceres and integrated within the analysis done for my clients. Following the link between Ceres and Moon helped me understand better some of the emotional patterns and behaviours.
Right now I would like to focus on Moon square Ceres within natal chart."
"Richard Tarnas, in his new book Cosmos and Psyche, suggests the possibilities of re-defining the current worldview -and thereby the seeds that we sow. In his keynote address at a recent Astrology conference, Tarnas noted the need for the new Collective World-View or cultural paradigm to integrate a Lunar or Matriarchal model –“the light that allows other lights to shine.” He went on to state unequivocally that “clearly something is dying.” Late
"Now after analyzing Ceres influence and Ceres-Moon link I will focus on the Ceres cycle. There are interesting things to discover about Ceres complete transit through the entire zodiac. The Ceres return occur every 4.6 years and it may depends on the retrogrades times.
Firstly a few words about Ceres transits influence… From the beginning I will mention that Ceres transits are more active for a women person and more subtile and less direct for a male person. This is normal considering the Ceres type of energy which is more Yin related."
"In our modern "civilized" society, woman's role as a loving person is divided. The sensuous, erotic function (woman as lover) has been disassociated from the maternal role (woman as mother). One example of the suppression of the sensuous aspect of the mother-child bond is the use of plastic pacifiers.
"Those who have explored astrology beyond the entertaining Sun Sign forecasts know that the horoscope consists of several planets, not just the Sun. Each planet represents, in psychological terms, an archetype which describes a pattern of needs or motivations. While the Sun shows basic character traits and the drive to be an individual, the Moon provides a glimpse into the emotional needs, especially for tribal or family connections.
"Our place in the cosmos is rare and sweet. We live on Planet Earth, the third rock from the sun, where life is supported, flowers blossom and birds sing. We define our position and our gratitude for it, by examining the nature of our celestial neighbors. We have models of our cosmos that hang as mobiles from classroom ceilings. And we know why life exists here, and not there.
"Let’s discuss a little about Moon- Ceres connection. The energy flowing between Moon and Ceres is bi-directional, meaning that it moves from Moon to Ceres and also from Ceres to Moon.
"In my opinion Ceres has a very strong link with the Moon. The Moon in a horoscope represent the emotional level of a person and how he is reacting to external events. But the Moon is a Yin element, a passive one and is showing us a status and how a person will change on inside. Transits and progressions to the Moon are an indication of the changes that implies the person mood and emotional status.