Ceres will soon be out of water sign Cancer and moves into fire sign Leo, the sign of creativity, love, and fun. What can we expect with Ceres in Leo?
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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. I describe it as 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 Leo Dates:
General Impact of Ceres in Leo:
Ceres in Leo can make us much more affectionate, more loving with those we care about, and we can share the love more freely. We want to give love as much as we can, and share the good feelings all around. If anything, we may need to exercise better control with it, otherwise we may be giving love to people who take advantage.
Leo rules our children, so we can be extra generous and caring with our own children and the children in our lives. We may be more in tune with our inner children as well, and this can be good energy for some re-parenting.
Leo is highly creative, and Ceres can be a creative planet, so this can be a time when creativity runs high. We may focus on creating something that is fulfilling, for ourselves or for others, and seem to pour our hearts into it.
A new moon occurs on July 28th in Leo, and it's widely conjunct (aligned with) Ceres, so we may feel this energy stronger around that new moon, and we can embark on new creative projects, show more love, and enjoy more affection.
I also want to point out this transit of Ceres in Leo only comes with 5 major aspects, so it's not super busy, and Ceres zips through this sign quickly without being interfered with too much by the other planets.
But there is one tricky thing with Ceres in Leo, and that's a fixed t-square with Ceres in Leo opposing Saturn in Aquarius and both square (hard aspect, 3 signs away) Uranus in Taurus. Fixed t-squares can be frustrating energy as we feel stuck, and often we're unable to move, but it's usually an internal block. We need to take a step back and look at the big picture, and find a way around the block instead of fixating on it. The way out with t-squares is with the missing sign, and that's Scorpio in this case, so we need to transform in some way, do research and dig deeper, be more realistic about situations, and make productive use of passionate energy.
Ceres in Leo Aspects:
Overall, Ceres in Leo can be quite nice, but we manage the t-square. Don't be stubborn, see the big picture, and keep moving forward!
Suggested Reading: Transit Ceres in the Houses