One body in astrology that doesn't get as much attention as it should is Ceres. This is probably because it's technically a dwarf planet, and has been classified as an asteroid for a long time in astrology.
But hey, Pluto is a dwarf planet! I know, I know, it wasn't considered an asteroid though, it got downgraded instead of upgraded. But astrology had evolved and adapted over the many centuries to include new bodies. Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto weren't considered for a long time, but now are standard. So I propose adding Ceres to the list!
Anywho, we're going to cover progressed Ceres in this article. How does this planet impact us in the progressed chart?
What is the progressed chart?
The progressed chart adds one day to your date of birth for every year you've been alive to create a new chart called the progressed chart. Progressions is a reference to anything in the progressed chart.
The progressed chart reflects how you evolve and mature with age. We all change as we get older, and this can be seen in the progressed chart as the planets, houses, and other bodies change signs and make aspects that aren't present in your natal chart.
The progressed chart can also be used in predictive astrology analysis. When planets, houses, and other bodies change signs, turn retrograde or direct, or aspect each other or your natal chart, this can trigger events and developments in your life. Sometimes big ones!
What Ceres represents in astrology
Ceres is the planet of nourishment. It shows what we need for support, how we give encouragement, and if we feel like our needs are being met or if we have a lot of lack. Ceres connects to money and our resources, and is argued to be the ruler of Taurus.
In your progressed chart, when Ceres is changing Zodiac signs, making aspects to the other progressed planets, moving into new natal or progressed houses, or aspecting anything in your natal chart, this can have a direct impact on nourishment in your life. How is money, how are your resources, are you feeling abundant or lacking? This may be found with your Ceres, and progressed Ceres can impact this.
One big event can be when your progressed Ceres turns retrograde or direct (ends its retrograde). This is always big in the progressed chart for any planet, and you may experience major financial developments, the way you may money or having what you need changes, or how you have resources or maintain what's needed changes.
Another big event can be when your progressed Ceres is anaretic, which is 29 degrees of any sign. There are 30 degrees in each Zodiac sign, and 29 degrees is the last degree. If Ceres is moving forward, this means your progressed Ceres is going to enter a new sign soon. You may need to make changes or finish developments quickly while you still have the chance. If Ceres is retrograde, it just entered the new sign, and there can be a big flipping of the switch. This can also be energy that either increases your financial capabilities in a big way, or stresses them.
Either way, progressed Ceres at the anaretic degree can be a time for big money energy - for better or worse!
Some of the biggest times will be when your progressed Ceres changes Zodiac signs. This happens at least once, up to three times in our lives. It's a big deal because it means how we have what we need, what exactly we need, how we use our resources, how we nourish ourselves and others, changes. In a practical, tangible example, it usually impacts us financially and our relationship with money and financial status.
Progressed Ceres changing signs:
From Aries to Taurus, you can take a more practical approach to your needs and resources, less impulsive and more steady; from Taurus to Aries, you can take more initiative with what you need, and take more action to provide for yourself and others.
From Taurus to Gemini, you can make more plans and have more ideas with how to approach your needs and resources, and may want to focus more on nurturing your mind; from Gemini to Taurus, you can be more practical and focused on physical needs and resources, and take a steady approach.
From Gemini to Cancer, you can be more focused on emotional needs, and do a lot to encourage those you love; from Cancer to Gemini, you can focus more on the needs of your mind, and you may need to express yourself more openly and have more ideas for your nourishment.
From Cancer to Leo, you can be more creative with meeting your needs, and you can find being creative or getting attention nourishes you; from Leo to Cancer, you can go from being more focused on your own needs to the needs of others, and being more emotionally nurturing.
From Leo to Virgo, you can be more practical, detailed, and realistic about your needs, and may focus more on the little things that nourish you; from Virgo to Leo, you may be more creative with your needs, and time with others or spend in the limelight can nourish you.
From Virgo to Libra, you can be more focused on nourishing your relationships and connections with others, and balance can be important for your needs; from Libra to Virgo, you can be more focused on nurturing in your daily life and meeting your physical needs.
From Libra to Scorpio, you can become more intensely focused on your needs and resources, and may transform how you get what you need; from Scorpio to Libra, you may take a more balanced approach to meeting your needs, and nourish those in your life.
From Scorpio to Sagittarius, you can be more expansive with how you nurture, and may need more space, adventure, and learning to nourish yourself; from Sagittarius to Scorpio, you can take your needs more seriously, and focus passionately on nourishment of yourself and others.
From Sagittarius to Capricorn, you can take your needs more seriously, and can make long-term plans for nourishment, and can take responsibility for nourishing others; from Capricorn to Sagittarius, you can free yourself from some responsibilities, and nourish yourself with space and adventure.
From Capricorn to Aquarius, you can find new, unusual, unconventional ways to meet your needs, and your needs can change in big ways; from Aquarius to Capricorn, you can be more traditional with your needs, and can take responsibility with nourishment more seriously.
From Aquarius to Pisces, you can focus more on spiritual nourishment, and can do more to help others in whatever ways you can; from Pisces to Aquarius, you can find being independent can help nourish you, and you may want to have a broader impact on nourishment.
From Pisces to Aries, you can take more initiative with your needs, and work on nourishing yourself without sacrificing so much; from Aries to Pisces, you can focus less on yourself and more on helping others, and can work on internal, spiritual needs.
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