Anaretic Ceres in Aquarius
Today we're going to focus on Ceres! Ceres is in Aquarius, and moves into Pisces November 9th. Before that happens, Ceres will be anaretic in Aquarius October 30th to November 9th. What does this mean?
Ceres in Astrology
Ceres is technically a dwarf planet, and was the first "asteroid" to be discovered (so it's number 1, literally!). Ceres rules food, grains, cooking, fertility, motherhood, and nourishment.
In mythology, Ceres was the mother of Persephone, who was "gifted" to Pluto, and Ceres was distraught at the loss of her daughter, leading her to refuse to grow crops (food and grains). So Persephone had to spend half the year with Ceres and half the year in the Underworld (so Ceres wouldn't let everyone starve to death!).
Some argue that Ceres should be the ruler of Taurus instead of Venus (and Taurus does love its food!).
Anaretic Ceres in Aquarius:
With Ceres in Aquarius, we've felt the need to nurture individuality and innovation. We want to allow one another to be their true, eccentric selves, and we want to be accepted for our own quirks and differences as well. Ceres in Aquarius wants to fight for everyone's right to be themselves and be treated with dignity and respect. Ceres first came to Aquarius January 31st then exited April 23rd, and came back in retrograde September 27th.
While Ceres is anaretic in Aquarius, this desire to nurture individuality becomes super important. We can feel a desperate need to be accepted for our individuality by the group, and may lash out if we don't feel we're getting that. But in Ceres way, instead of lashing out by being brash and angry and impulsive, we may withdraw and withhold instead. Mars is currently retrograde, so that does often make us want to lash out in the usual way, but Ceres may tamp this down.
We may feel the need to take a stand before it's too late (before it moves to Pisces), and can assess the needs of the "group" (Aquarius) over one person, but this may come at the expense of ourselves. I also worry about food issues (we've already had an abundance of people requiring food assistance thanks to the virus this year, not to mention the supply issues and empty shelves earlier in the year).
On a personal level, this energy may be directed towards the areas of life ruled by the house 29 degrees Aquarius falls in your natal chart. Those areas may require you to acknowledge your individuality, take up a group cause, or just give some extra nourishment and care. If you have any anaretic positions in your natal chart (no matter the aspect), that may also require more attention and nourishment.
Overall, nourishment becomes much more important with anaretic Ceres, whether it's helping others or helping yourself. Care for those you can, but don't forget self-care either. Ceres can be so concerned with others that it sometimes completely ignores its own needs.
Ceres is anaretic in Aquarius for 10 days, and was already anaretic in Aquarius twice this year: April 20th - 23rd and September 27th - October 7th. This can give you an idea of what to expect.
Suggested Reading: Anaretic Saturn in Capricorn
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