2024 is top-heavy with stelliums as we just ended a Capricorn stellium, and are about to begin an Aquarius stellium. Stelliums occur when 3+ planets are together in one Zodiac sign, and this is concentreated, focused energy on the sign. That makes it a great time for whatever the sign rules, and we can make big strides.
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The Aquarius Stellium of 2024
Both Pluto and the Sun entered Aquarius on January 20th, and Mercury is going to enter Aquarius on February 5th, starting the stellium. Mars joins them on February 13th, and then Venus joins on February 16th. This stellium lasts until March 11th (the Sun exits February 18th and Mercury exits February 23rd, leaving Venus and Mars with Pluto until March 11th).
Pluto in Aquarius starts a whole new Pluto cycle, and we got a taste of this in 2023 when Pluto first entered Aquarius March through June. Pluto is in Aquarius now until September 1st, and officially enters Aquarius to stay in November. This period now can feel like a huge push toward this new era with Pluto in Aquarius.
Aquarius is the sign of the future, and we're extra focused on the future now. Our hopes and dreams can be more important to us now, and we can make big changes to get closer, and can be independent in our pursuits. We can embrace the unconventional, and appreciate our quirks. We can also expand our social circles, and care more about what impacts everyone.
With Pluto being the only slow planet in the mix, Pluto is the one calling the shots and gets most of the attention. This means this can be a period where we're making important transformations, researching and investigating, and making use of passionate energy. We can be intense and focused, and this can make us formidable. We can push through anything we need to, and we can stick to what we want no matter what.
The Pisces Stellium of 2024
The Sun enters Pisces on February 18th, and this starts the stellium in Pisces as both Saturn and Neptune are in Pisces. Mercury enters Pisces on February 23rd, Venus enters Pisces on March 11th, and Mars enters Pisces on March 22nd. This stellium lasts until April 30th (the Sun exits on March 19th, Mercury exits on March 10th, Venus exits on April 4th, and this leaves Mars with Neptune and Saturn in Pisces until April 30th, when Mars exits).
While Pluto is at the start of a new cycle, Neptune is nearing the end of it's time in Pisces. This means we're kind of feeling a subconscious push with spiritual and creative pursuits, with dealing with the past, and with clearing our emotional, spiritual, and karmic baggage this year, and we can be extra focused on that during this stellium since Neptune rules Pisces.
Neptune is foggy energy though, so we do need to make sure we're being realistic and grounding ourselves during this time. It can be excellent for creative pursuits, strengthening intuition, and getting in tune with your subconscious mind, so work on that.
With Saturn here though, we do need to keep in mind the importance of being disciplined, doing things the right way, and having proper motivations. Otherwise, we end up with the Saturn punishments!
The Aquarius and Pisces Stelliums Overlap!
The Aquarius stellium is from February 5th to March 11th 2024, while the Pisces stellium is February 18th to April 30th, meaning they overlap February 18th to March 11th. This can be a time where we may have two focuses with the two different signs, or we may bring two things together to work together or help each other. We're extra-extra-extra helpful as Aquarius rules charity and Pisces rules compassion, so we just need to make sure we have healthy boundaries.
I also want to note that all of this is occurring with all planets moving forward, so we're in a period of great energy for progress, focus, and achievement. Get going!
Suggested Reading: Stelliums in the Zodiac Signs
Chiron is often called an asteroid in astrology, but is technically a comet (it was originally an asteroid, then a dwarf planet, and now a comet - we'll see if it changes again!). It's a slow-moving planet like Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, so it falls in with the generational planets.
Chiron Astrology & Your Natal Chart
There are ten planets in a standard astrology chart (I personally also add Ceres, and there are others, but we start with the ten). Each planet links to a different part of your personality and life. Your natal chart is a snapshot of the locations of the planets, other bodies, and houses in the Zodiac at the moment you're born and from the location you're born at.
I link Chiron to earth sign Virgo, the sign of health and wellness, which would naturally connect Chiron to the sixth house of work and health.
At-a-Glance Chiron Keywords:
Chiron in Astrology: Wounds
Chiron is called the Wounded Healer in astrology, so it ties into your greatest wounds in this life. In your natal chart, this is often found via the sign and house location of your natal Chiron. It can show where your greatest wound lies, or it may show an aspect of your greatest wound that festers the most.
When it comes to transits, transit (moving) Chiron has the potential to cause more wounds, often through challenging aspects (conjunctions, squares, oppositions), or to bring back out old wounds that haven't been fully addressed. This can make for great sensitivity, and we're often very vulnerable. The beneficial aspects (sextiles and trines) can make it easier to take a more objective view of our great wounds and what we need to do about them.
Chiron in Astrology: Healing
I mentioned Chiron is the Wounded Healer in astrology, so it not only ties into your greatest wounds, but also how you can heal from them. How or where can be shown via the natal sign and house of your natal Chiron, and transits involving Chiron can help you with healing (sextiles and trines) or make healing harder (conjunctions, squares, and oppositions).
Some say that you never actually fully heal when it comes to Chiron, but you can heal enough that it gives you great wisdom and empathy. Many people who are healers professionally (whether spiritual types or actual medical professionals) have a strong natal Chiron as Chironic healing abilities can sometimes be more beneficial for others than for ourselves.
Chiron in Astrology: Personal Growth
As we explore our wounds, and work on healing and understanding, this naturally leads to personal growth thanks to Chiron. This is growth that ordinarily isn't attained in a chaotic way full of upheaval like with Pluto, or that comes with enormous responsibility and restrictions like with Saturn. It's quieter, and it's more personal, so it may not be fully obvious on the outside, and instead is something you feel deep within.
The personal growth we achieve with Chiron often lasts a lifetime, and helps us to be much more understanding with others and ourselves.
Chiron in Astrology: Personal Power
Along the lines of personal growth, as we heal and understand, we can also uncover more personal power. This isn't as loud as with Pluto, so again, it's quieter, but it can lead to having more confidence and feeling more secure with yourself because you recognize the innate power you have. The power you get from fighting and war is not the same as the power you get from healing and understanding. Pluto is the former while Chiron is the latter.
Chiron in Astrology: Intuitive
Since Chiron is a quieter sort of body and requires a lot of introspection and reflection, it can also be highly intuitive as it's able to get a sense of the subtle energies all around us. This generally is only helpful for other people until we do some healing and growth, and then it can become helpful for ourselves as well.
Chiron in Astrology: Karmic
Chiron can be a karmic placement, and we may feel we have spiritual and karmic baggage associated with our natal Chiron. This can mean that sometimes, the wounds we need to address aren't from this life, and are being carried over from past lives. We may need to work through it in this one to release the baggage.
Chiron in Astrology: Health
With Chiron ruling healing, I also find it to be a very strong body for our health in general. This can be physical health as well as mental and emotional. Your natal Chiron can show where health issues lie for you and how you can address them, while transits involving Chiron can show health issues to focus on at the moment and how to tend to them.
Where Your Chiron Energy is Found
For everyone, look to the Zodiac sign and natal house your Chiron falls in. The energy of the Chiron sign is how you heal and what your wounds are, while the areas of life ruled by the house your Chiron falls in are where you need to heal and where your wounds may have come from. Also look to the natural planetary ruler of your Chiron sign (the natural planetary ruler of the Zodiac sign your Chiron falls in) as this can also connect to the Chiron energy.
Planets that are conjunct (aligned with) your natal Chiron can directly tie into your wounds, healing and growth. There can be a great wound associated with that planet, but also great healing potential and power, and the ability to achieve great growth and understanding in your life.
Transit (moving) planets aspecting your natal Chiron can bring some temporary energy for Chiron matters. This can impact your ability to heal and grow with Chiron, and bring more attention to wounds.
The most challenging aspects to your natal Chiron can be hard transit Saturn (since Saturn is the planet of lessons, there can be important lessons that need to be learned with your wounds, and you may feel quite restricted in your healing ability until you do), hard transit Uranus (who is the unexpected planet, so there can be sudden challenges with your wounds), and hard transit Pluto (the intense planet of transformation, this can create upheaval to force you to confront your wounds and has the biggest chance of wounding you again).
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A Strong Natal Chiron in Astrology
Some may have a more important natal Chiron. This can be the case for you if you have:
- Chiron conjunct a stellium (3+ planets)
- your natal Chiron conjunct an angle
- your North or South Node in your Chiron sign
- your 1st house ruler conjunct the natal Chiron
- your natal Chiron anaretic (at 29 degrees)
- natal Chiron conjunct a retrograde Mercury, Venus, Mars, or Ceres
If your natal Chiron is conjunct a stellium, this means that the stellium likely ties into your greatest wounds. Your wound may be bigger than usual, and have an impact on more areas of your life than usual. Yet your healing potential is also huge, and you can be an incredible healer once you harness that energy.
Natal Chiron conjunct an angle can mean you may have wounds to work on related to that angle, and can be more vulnerable in those areas until you grow. Chiron conjunct your 1st house ruler can make you someone who displays a lot of understanding and sensitivity, but may struggle with your own insecurities until you do more internal work.
Chiron in your North Node sign can show you have great potential to be seen as an incredible healer, someone wise and strong and empathetic, but you have to work through blocks first and do your own healing. Chiron in your South Node sign can show you may get stuck in your wounds, help others too much and ignore yourself, and are vulnerable to manipulation. You need to prioritize yourself and work on healthy boundaries.
If your natal Chiron is anaretic, this can show you play it up too much or not enough. You may shy away from healing and run from your wounds, leaving yourself vulnerable and a bit of a mess; or you may fixate on healing too much, and may end up healing everyone but yourself in the end. The anaretic degree always requires middle ground, so it's important to make sure you're healing yourself and being empathetic, but also protecting yourself and having those healthy boundaries.
If your natal Chiron is conjunct a retrograde Mercury, Venus, Mars, or Ceres, this can show that the retrograde planet is a source of wounds and sensitivity for you, and that has to be addressed. With retrograde, you have to go about it in your own way, which can be different from what you think of as normal. Once you do find your way, there can be a lot of growth.
Suggested Reading: Transit Chiron in the Houses and Transit Chiron Aspects for general interpretations
In astrology, asteroid Talent is literally the asteroid of talent. There are tens of thousands of asteroids out there, and this is a positive one. In your natal chart, asteroid Talent can show your literal talents in life; in transit, asteroid Talent can spotlight certain talents and abilities, and impact how we use them.
You can find the location of your natal asteroid Talent for free using astro.com; in Extended Chart Selection, click on 'Additional objects', and add the number '33154' to the 'Manual entry' box, and generate your chart.
For now, asteroid Talent is moving to Sagittarius, where it'll be for a good chunk of 2024 thanks to a retrograde period. What does this do for us?
Asteroid Talent in Sagittarius 2024 Dates:
Asteroid Talent in Sagittarius 2024 General Impact:
Asteroid Talent in Sagittarius puts Talent in the sign ruling expansion and beliefs. Talents that are for things like exploring and travel, teaching and writing, learning and mentoring can be in the spotlight, and we can give more attention to higher education and travel.
Those who are talented when it comes to showcasing their beliefs can also get a boost with asteroid Talent in Sagittarius, and this can also be a good period for those who are talented marketers and promoters. Sagittarius rules adventure, so talented adventurers also get more attention, and there can be helpful energy for exploration and being bold.
When Talent is retrograde, this means it appears to move backward, and it can get thrown off. Talent retrograde in Sagittarius can mean the downfall of some of those marketers, promoters, and those pushing their beliefs, and there can be issues with travel and learning. A teacher or learning stitution, writer or publisher, publicist or adventurer could be under fire.
When Talent comes back to Sagittarius, we can work on resolving anything that came to pass and try to make the most of the talents we have. We can be more light-hearted with them, and don't want to be too serious about any of our talents. Though we may be quite boastful about them!
Asteroid Talent in Sagittarius 2024 Important Aspects:
The start of Talent retrograde in April is square (challenging aspect) both Mars in Pisces (exact April 8th, just a few days later) and Saturn in Pisces. I'm a little concerned about travel at the start of this retrograde, someone making an error that is costly. Sagittarius rules flight specifically, so maybe avoid planes at the start of April (Plus Mercury retrograde starts April 1st in fellow fire sign Aries, ruler of accidents, soooo yeah). Outside of that, this is very aggressive energy and we need to make sure we're not lashing out irrationally. We should try to channel energy productively, and make sure we're going things the right way and for the right reasons.
After the retrograde is over and Talent is back in Sagittarius, it'll square Saturn in Pisces exactly on October 4th (at 14 degrees), and this can make us feel more restricted with our talents. We may not be able to use them how we want to, and need to be smart and patient.
Talent will oppose Jupiter in Gemini on October 24th (at 21 degrees), and this can expand on any issues that we're having, but can make it easier for us to try to get back on track. Talent also squares Neptune in Pisces on November 9th (at 27 degrees), and we may struggle with having clear focus with how to utilize our talents or what they are, and may need to get some space from them.
Suggested Reading: Transit Asteroid Abundantia Aspects
All Planets in Direct Motion in astrology occurs when all ten of the major planets are in direct motion. A planet or body is called retrograde in astrology when it appears to be moving backward through the Zodiac. When it's no longer appearing to move backwards and appears to move forward again, this is called turning direct. Direct motion is forward motion.
The normal motion for most bodies in astrology is forward, so when they appear to be retrograde, this can throw the energy of that planet of body off. The ten major planets are the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.
The Sun and Moon are the only planets that don't retrograde; Mercury retrogrades several times each year for a few weeks at a time, while Venus retrogrades for about 1/2 months every 1 1/2 years, and Mars retrograde about every 2 years for about 2 month. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto retrograde for months at a time every year.
While I do consider Ceres along with the regular planets, and Chiron is often depicted with them, neither are technically considered when determining if all planets are direct or not.
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Impact of All Planets in Direct Motion
All Planets in Direct Motion (or APDM for short) usually occurs at least once per year. How long it lasts can vary, as little as a few days to as much as a few months.
Since the normal motion for the planets is forward, retrograde motion throws this off. What does that mean when they're all in forward motion then? It means we're in a period where we're moving ahead at a steady pace, gaining momentum, and ready to make quick progress. It's full-steam ahead!
This can be difficult to really maximize when it only lasts for a few days, but when APDM lasts for a few weeks or months, that can be a hyper productive period for progress and success. We can be clear about what we want to achieve, what we're working on now, what our plans are, and what the next steps are.
Retrograde planets, particularly Mercury, Venus, and Mars, like to throw a monkey wrench in our plans and keep us from making progress. During APDM, it's the exact opposite, and all planets are working in our favor.
Is All Planets in Direct Motion Ever Bad?
On a personal level, if you're experiencing hard aspects (particularly by Saturn, Uranus, or Pluto), then it might not be such a great period for you. Almost everything in astrology that hits you personally has a bigger impact than anything broad that affects us all.
If the planets are making bad aspects to each other, particularly hard aspects between Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, then it might be a more difficult period in general. But, we can still feel more on track and keep going forward with some effort.
How should I use All Planets in Direct Motion?
We should all focus on trying to make the most of this energy when it's available to us. If it's short, for say under two weeks, then you'll need to work on some quick wins and small projects or goals that can be accomplished quickly. You can feel you have less blocks on your path, and a clearer head as you pursue.
If it's going to be longer, then you can set a bigger goal, make a bigger plan, and go for a bigger win. Focus on something that requires clear thinking and discipline, and make the most of energy you have to make it happen.
Especially pay attention if you're going to experience any particularly beneficial aspects during APDM. That can show you're getting an extra boost during this time to go big.
When is All Planets in Direct Motion in 2024?
At the time of posting this article, it's 2024, and APDM is about to start! We experience APDM starting January 27th once Uranus turns direct, and it'll last until Ap[ril 1st when Mercury retrograde starts. That's over 2 months of APDM - and Ceres and Chiron are direct too, so added bonus!
There will be another ADPM period shortly afterward, April 25th (when Mercury turns direct) to May 2nd (when Pluto turns retrograde). This is obviously a much shorter period of only about a week, so you'll want to make the most of the earlier period. That's it for APDM in 2024.
Suggested Reading: Positive Transit Aspects
We're rolling in the new year now, and here comes February with a New Moon in airy Aquarius and a Full Moon in practical Virgo.
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What is a New Moon?
A new moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are in the exact same position in the Zodiac (called a conjunction). New moons are related to beginnings, have high energy, and are enthusiastic.
What is a Full Moon?
A full moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are in the exact opposite positions in the Zodiac (called an opposition). Full moons are related to endings, culminations, and are emotional energy.
New Moon in Aquarius: February 9th 2024 (6PM ET/3PM PT)
The New Moon for February comes to us in Aquarius, the sign of the future, our hopes and dreams, and the sign of change. We're focused on what we hope and dream of, and we can be open to making changes that get us closer to achieving those dreams. We can work independently, but can also work well with groups and make new connections that are beneficial to us. We're excited about the future, and we feel like we're on a new road.
This is super strong now that Pluto is in Aquarius for this New Moon, and we're entering a whole new era. This is a huge time for change, but this isn't small change. It's huge, maybe life-altering at times, and normally that scares us, but with Aquarius, we're ready to go. The Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Mars are all also moving to Aquarius or are already in Aquarius for this New Moon, so we're super focused on the future, our dreams, and changes, and we can take the action we need and make great progress quickly.
The new moon is square (challenging aspect, 3 signs away) transit (moving) Uranus in Taurus, and Uranus is the natural ruler of Aquarius, so this might bring some challenges when it comes to what we're working on. Since this is such big change and so important for the future, there can naturally be some resistance to work through, old blocks to remove first, and some inner questions to answer. Once we do, we can go forward, but we need to make sure we don't avoid it and act impulsively, otherwise we can create bigger problems.
The new moon occurs at 20 degrees 41 minutes Aquarius. The aspects to the new moon are:
Conjunction: 18 degrees 41 minutes - 22 degrees 41 minutes Aquarius
Sextile: 18 degrees 41 minutes - 22 degrees 41 minutes Aries or Sagittarius
Square: 18 degrees 41 minutes - 22 degrees 41 minutes Taurus or Scorpio
Trine: 18 degrees 41 minutes - 22 degrees 41 minutes Gemini or Libra
Opposition: 18 degrees 41 minutes - 22 degrees 41 minutes Leo
Full Moon in Virgo: February 24th 2024 (7:31AM ET/4:31AM PT)
The Virgo Full Moon is often a time of heightened productivity. Virgo is the sign of work, and Full Moons rule endings, so we're working hard to get things done. We can tackle projects, tasks, and chores at home or at a job, and we want to feel we're getting all of the little things out of the way. We can be focused and pay close attention to detail, and end up getting many things off of our list of things to do.
The bad thing is, we can take on too much and not take any time for breaks and rest. We need to make sure we're giving ourselves that time so we don't burn out. If we keep going too much, we can get too rundown and lose all momentum. It may be counter-intuitive, but getting enough of a break and rest actually helps us be more productive.
This can be a good time to focus on improving stress as well, and we can work on having better stress management. We may tackle issues that are causing stress for us right now, and we can work on resolving and having a better understanding of how to work with it.
Virgo is also the sign of health, so we may focus on trying to work on health issues. This can be a good time to eliminate a bad habit, to quit something that is causing us harm, and we can be more dedicated to this.
The full moon is trine (beneficial aspect, 4 signs away) transit Ceres in Capricorn, and with Ceres ruling nourishment, support, and resources, we can get support for the work we do with this Full Moon, and we can nourish ourselves in every way, though especially physically. We can feel more resourceful, and can tend to the little things that improve the resources we have access to.
The full moon occurs at 5 degrees 23 minutes Virgo. Aspects to the full moon are:
Conjunction: 3 degrees 23 minutes - 7 degrees 23 minutes Virgo
Sextile: 3 degrees 23 minutes - 7 degrees 23 minutes Cancer or Scorpio
Square: 3 degrees 23 minutes - 7 degrees 23 minutes Gemini or Sagittarius
Trine: 3 degrees 23 minutes - 7 degrees 23 minutes Taurus or Capricorn
Opposition: 3 degrees 23 minutes - 7 degrees 23 minutes Pisces
Suggested Reading: The New & Full Moons page for general interpretations by house and aspect
Ceres will move from fun-loving Sagittarius to disciplined Capricorn in early February, and is going to spend almost the entire rest of the year in Capricorn thanks to a retrograde period in this sign. What does this mean for us?
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What is Ceres in astrology?
Ceres is technically a dwarf planet (like Pluto) but in astrology, we call it an asteroid (as it was before the dwarf planet designation). Ceres is super nurturing, supportive, caring, and there for you. It's like a supercharged Moon, maybe mixed with a little Venus.
You can find Ceres in your own chart on astro.com (in Extended Chart Selection, click on Additional Objects, and select Ceres from the menu).
Ceres in Capricorn 2024 Dates:
General Impact of Ceres in Capricorn:
Ceres in Capricorn puts the planet of nourishment, support, and resources in the sign of discipline, responsibility, and focus. This means we take a more conventional, practical, disciplined approach with our resources and finances, and can be more concerned long-term with how this plays out, not just the present moment. This means this can be a great time to make long-term financial plans and goals, and come up with long-term plans and goals to improve or get access to new resources.
Capricorn rules our goals and direction, which connects it to careers, so many can focus on nurturing their goals and careers. We may want more support for what we're trying to achieve, and we may want to feel nourished by what we're doing. There can be more rewards when we do things the right way and for the right reasons, and we can get more encouragement. Some may hit new heights and achieve great things, and this can come with responsibilities.
We can focus on managing our responsibilities in better ways so we still feel secure and can still tend to our own needs. We may utilize practical methods or the tried-and-true to do this. We're not as into venturing outside of our comfort zones during this transit.
Ceres is in Capricorn for so long because it retrogrades in Capricorn May 15th to August 26th. Retrograde means it appears to move backward, and this can throw the energy of the planet of body off. With Ceres, this can mean that we have more struggles with our resources, with feeling supported, and with nurturing. In Capricorn, this can impact our goals, direction, and responsibilities.
We likely need to find a different approach, one that isn't too radical and out there, but that is different from what we've been trying already. There can also be an important block that needs to be worked through before movement can occur. And with Capricorn, there might be something that we did for the wrong reason or in the wrong way that we need to rectify during the retrograde.
The retrograde starts trine (beneficial aspect) Uranus and Venus, and square (challenging aspect) Chiron. This can help us find new ways to work with others thanks to Venus and Uranus, and we might want to suddenly pick back up an old goal or reconnect with an old boss. The square to Chiron might bring up old wounds, and we have to tend to them and not run.
The retrograde ends square the Lunar Nodes, which are spiritual and karmic in nature, and conjunct (aligned with) asteroid Pholus. The square to the Lunar Nodes might make any blocks to having the support and resources we need more obvious so we can get rid of them and move on for good, while the conjunction to asteroid Pholus might force us to take action in unexpected ways that can cause some huge, life-changing events. Quite a karmic ending to this retrograde!
Moving out of the retrograde, we can work on trying to get back on track as much as possible. This can become intense quickly as Pluto is also back in Capricorn September 1st to November 19th, wrapping up its transit of Capricorn, and we're likely super focused on trying to finish something important. It can feel like the end of an era in some respects. Ceres urges us to make sure we're giving ourselves the support we need and being smart with our resources.
Ceres in Capricorn 2024 Aspects:
Note that since Ceres spends a long time in Capricorn and retrogrades, it's making a lot of aspects:
- Sextile Sun in Pisces on February 25th at 6 degrees and Sun in Scorpio on November 13th at 21 degrees: This can help us focus on giving ourselves comfort and support, and we can get what we need from others as well. This can be compassionate and understanding energy.
- Sextile Mercury in Pisces on February 27th at 7 degrees and Mercury in Scorpio on October 24th at 16 degrees: We can come up with ideas that help us get the support we need, or to use our resources well, or to get access to new resources. Mental talents and abilities can be on display and valued.
- Sextile Saturn in Pisces on March 13th at 11 degrees & June 12th at 19 degrees & October 13th at 13 degrees: This is the only aspect that goes exact 3 times and is in effect for a long time while Ceres is in Capricorn, and this is a beneficial aspect. Saturn is discipline and focus, so this helps us to get more disciplined with our resources, to take responsibilities seriously, and to nurture ourselves in practical ways.
- Square Mercury in Aries on March 16th at 12 degrees & on May 5th at 21 degrees: These aspects come before and after Mercury retrograde in Aries, so we may go into and come out of that retrograde needing to work on issues with our resources, tackle plans for them, and working on improving how well we voice support for something or someone.
- Sextile Venus in Pisces on March 23rd at 14 degrees: We can get and give support well in our connections, and can nurture the relationships we have, and feel more secure with commitment.
- Square Sun in Aries on April 6th at 17 degrees and Sun in Libra on October 4th at 11 degrees: We may feel uncertain about something that makes us insecure, and we may lack the support we need and need to work on issues around getting that support.
- Sextile Mars in Pisces on April 16th at 19 degrees: Mars is energy and drive so we can be driven to pursue new resources and maximize what we have, and we can feel more energized when we have lots of support.
- Square Venus in Aries on April 20th at 19 degrees: This might make it difficult to be supportive of others, or we may struggle with being too vulnerable. We likely need to work on relationship issues.
- Trine Sun in Taurus on May 10th at 21 degrees: This can help us focus on nurturing ourselves, nourishing our passions, and making ourselves comfortable, which is helpful as Ceres retrograde is about to begin.
- Trine Venus in Taurus on May 16th at 21 degrees: This is felt around Ceres retrograde, so we can be more supportive and encouraging, and this can be a good time for beneficial relationships, partnerships, and allies.
- Square Mars in Aries on May 28th at 21 degrees: Fights may break out with others regarding resources or support. We may lash out when we feel unsupported, and need to work on channeling energy productively.
- Trine Mercury in Taurus on May 29th at 20 degrees: Communications can flow and news that impacts resources or support can be beneficial. We can nurture our minds and find new ways to voice support.
- Opposite Mercury in Cancer on June 25th at 16 degrees: This can be a challenging period where we have many miscommunications, get news we don't want, or lack ideas for new resources. We likely need to look at things from a different perspective.
- Opposite Venus in Cancer and Trine Mars in Taurus on June 30th at 15 degrees: The trine to Mars gives us helpful energy and drive for our resources, while the opposition to Venus says we may need to work on our own as others present challenges. We likely need to be more flexible and understanding.
- Opposite Sun in Cancer on July 6th at 14 degrees: We may lack the support we need, and this can deplete our confidence. We need to find new ways to give ourselves support, and not be so reliant on others.
- Trine Venus in Virgo on August 11th at 8 degrees: Others can prove to be helpful, and we can make connections that benefit us in some way. We can be supportive of others, and get support in new ways.
- Trine Sun in Virgo on August 29th at 7 degrees: Coming out of Ceres retrograde, this can help us tend to ourselves, make ourselves feel comfortable, make our resources more secure, and be more supportive.
- Square Venus in Libra on September 4th at 7 degrees: There can be challenges with getting and giving support in relationships that need to be worked on. We may feel stuck in some way and need to be more active.
- Trine Mercury in Virgo on September 14th at 8 degrees: Helpful communications and ideas impacting resources that can open more up to us. We can voice support well, and get words of encouragement from others.
- Opposite Mars in Cancer on September 20th at 9 degrees: There can be fights over resources and support, and everyone may feel like lashing out, but that doesn't solve the problem. We need to be more focused and channel extra energy in a healthy way.
- Square Mercury in Libra and Sextile Venus in Scorpio on October 2nd at 11 degrees: Communications may be difficult, and we might get bad news or struggle with focus thanks to Mercury, but Venus helps us to benefit from our connections and ground ourselves.
- Sextile Neptune in Pisces on November 29th at 27 degrees: This is the final aspect for Ceres in Capricorn, and we can be more compassionate, empathetic, and want to help as much as we can. We can be super supportive and understanding.
This is a very interesting tour for Ceres in Capricorn, and while it kind of starts out quiet and not terribly eventful, that can change quite a bit when it's retrograde, and especially coming out of the retrograde and for the last few months in Capricorn. We need to be smart, careful, and thoughtful during this transit.
Suggested Reading: Transit Ceres in the Houses & Transit Ceres Aspects