Ceres is on the move, exiting energetic Aries tomorrow and entering Taurus, the sign that is believed Ceres actually rules. This puts Ceres at home in a comfortable position!
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 Taurus Dates:
General Impact of Ceres in Taurus:
Ceres in Taurus gives Ceres a homey feeling. Some argue it's the real ruler of Taurus (instead of Venus; in truth, I have used Ceres more and more personally). So, this is a nice position for Ceres to be in.
Ceres in Taurus helps us to do more to take care of ourselves. We can be more sensual, but also more indulgent, so we may need to work on moderation. And we can be more nourishing with others, wanting to help them to feel satisfied with their lives and like they have enough.
This can be a period where we focus more on money since both Ceres and Taurus tie to money, and we may have important financial decisions to make, spend more, make more, or plan more. We want to have enough now, and for the foreseeable future.
We may be more invested in the physical world and physical nourishment. This may mean focusing more on making sure we and others have enough of physical items (or things like money, which provides), and we can be more tactile ourselves. It's a nice period for self-care, massages, and a little pampering.
Ceres in Taurus Aspects:
June 10th: Conjunct transit Uranus in Taurus (12 degrees) + June 11th: Square transit Saturn in Aquarius (13 degrees) - This comes with the second exact hit of the Saturn/Uranus square (June 14th). Ceres is on the Uranus side of this square, and we may see sudden/unexpected changes regarding resources, finances, or values, feel suddenly insecure, or lack what we need in a tangible, physical way. We may benefit from nurturing ourselves in new ways, in groups, or by focusing on our dreams, and not letting lack or limitations keep us from maintaining an eye on change and the future.
June 13th: Sextile transit Venus in Cancer - This can be a pleasant aspect helping us with the Saturn/Uranus square, and we can work on being more nurturing of ourselves and helpful with others, and we may feel better managing the difficult energy.
July 9th: Sextile transit Neptune in Pisces - This can turbocharge our compassion and empathy, and we can do a lot more to help others. Can also be good for nurturing involving the arts. or water.
July 16th: Trine transit Pluto in Capricorn - This can help us take control of our resources and create positive transformations to make them more powerful.
July 18th: Sextile transit Sun in Cancer + Square transit Venus in Leo - Indulgence may be very high with the square to Venus, and we have to moderate better. We can focus more on what we need with the Sun, and work on giving ourselves what we need.
July 27th: Sextile transit Mercury in Cancer - This can make it easier to communicate what is needed, come up with ideas and plans for how to get what we need, and we can focus more on the needs of the mind. Can be good for mental nourishment.
July 28th: Square transit Mars in Leo - both planets are at 29 degrees, the anaretic degree (a point of crisis energy). There may be some dispute over money, resources, or values, and we bash heads more easily when it comes to our needs. We need to make sure we're being considerate of everyone, and not ignoring ourselves and being steamrolled, or ignoring others and being selfish. A healthy outlet for frustration and anger can be helpful.
December 25th 2021: square transit Jupiter in Aquarius: This is a HOT aspect! With both at 29 degrees, we may see an expansion of issues with getting and giving support and nourishment. We may go overboard with the buying of stuff (this is Christmas after all), but should maybe rein that in!
January 24th (mean) and 30th (true) 2022: conjunct transit North Node in Taurus: This is a big aspect that can bring attention to support and nourishment overall. We can focus on making sure we have what we need, and that we;re helping others to have what they need. We may need to move forward with changes that help us do that, and it may be uncomfortable, but ultimately necessary and helpful.
Overall, Ceres in Taurus is a nice transit, but this one does come with some interesting astrology that might make it more energized than it normally would be in Taurus. Take care of yourself, and go with the flow.
Suggested Reading: White Moon Selena in the Zodiac Signs