Ceres is a dwarf planet ruling nourishment, and is argued to be the ruler of Taurus. In your natal chart, it shows how and where you need nourishment, support, to be nurtured and encouraged, and where and how you can give that to others.
Ceres is also connected to growth, our resources, and money. Your Ceres may impact how you make money and approach money, how you grow and find resources, or if you have what you need or experience lack.
A strong natal Ceres can make you someone who is super nurturing, supportive, a bit of a mother hen. This Youtube video is a good intro to Ceres: (embed)
You can find your natal Ceres using astro.com for free; in Extended Chart Selection, click on Additional objects, and select Ceres in the menu, then generate your chart.
Ceres in the Zodiac Signs in the Natal Chart:
Natal Ceres in Aries
Ceres in Aries means you're someone who can take the reins with your own nourishment and give yourself the support you need. You don't need to look to others as much (unless the house location says otherwise!). You're someone who may feel driven to support others as well, and you can grow your resources and what you have quickly, and jump at opportunities to do so. You may need to address impulsive behavior or anger issues as this can get in the way of you having what you need when you need it.
Natal Ceres in Taurus
Ceres in Taurus puts Ceres in the sign it's argued to rule, so Ceres feels at home here. You can create abundance that lasts, and you can use your resources wisely. It can take time for you to build up the nourishment you need, but once you have it, you can keep it. You may show support for others in physical ways, and can take care of people's financial needs. You may connect strongly with the physical world, your physical body and senses, and can have a special connection to food.
Natal Ceres in Gemini
Ceres in Gemini makes mental support important for you. You need to nourish your mind, and this may mean taking in a lot of knowledge, becoming an expert in something, or simply learning how to use your mental energy well without going overboard. Your mind may need periodic breaks, otherwise you can break down. You can voice support for others, and may be a pleasant communicator who has a way of finding the right things to say. You can be very supportive of the younger people in your life, and may be a good teacher.
Natal Ceres in Cancer
Ceres in Cancer makes emotional support important for you. You need to take care of yourself emotionally, and a strong support system can be key to you feeling like you have everything you need. You can have everything physically, but it feels empty to you without enough emotionally. You can also be super supportive of others emotionally, and may give more than you get, which has to be addressed. A solid home and family life is something that can be vital for your growth.
Natal Ceres in Leo
Ceres in Leo can show that you're someone who needs a certain amount of attention, affection, and praise. Without that, you may feel you don't have enough of anything in your life. You may be super creative, and being creative can help you to nurture yourself, as well as give you opportunities for receiving attention. Children, whether your own or others, can greatly benefit from your support and encouragement. Your hobbies can help you find the support you need. You may need to work on issues surrounding getting attention.
Natal Ceres in Virgo
Ceres in Virgo can show that you're someone who needs some structure and order to feel calm, supported, and like you have what you need. What you actually need may be a lot less than others, and you know how to get by with very little. Work that you do on a daily basis, whether an actual job or otherwise, can help you to nurture yourself. You can support others in quiet ways, doing little things for those you care about. You may need to address issues with perfectionism and being too hard on yourself getting in the way of confidence.
Natal Ceres in Libra
Ceres in Libra may mean your relationships and the people in your life are super important for you. Having healthy relationships with people you respect can make you feel abundant and nourished. You can give lots of support, but need to make sure this is balanced and goes both ways. You can nurture yourself when you're in peaceful, calm environments, and may want to avoid chaotic people. You can be an excellent negotiator though, good with compromise and mediation.
Natal Ceres in Scorpio
Ceres in Scorpio may mean you're intense and passionate about support and nourishment. You can use the resources of others well, and use your own resources to help others. You may give a lot away, but need to make sure you remember to keep some for yourself. Intimacy can be important for your confidence, and you can thrive when you have strong physical and emotional bonds with others. As always with Scorpio, you may need to undergo some sort of transformation before you can feel you have what you need in life.
Natal Ceres in Sagittarius
Ceres in Sagittarius may mean that having space nourishes you. You likely need to get a certain amount of time to do whatever you want, without strings or responsibilities, and to have new experiences and new adventures. You can be bold when it comes to nurturing yourself, and those new experiences can help you feel secure. You can either struggle with giving support to others since you want so much space, or you may support others in very big ways. You can be a good mentor or have a way with words.
Natal Ceres in Capricorn
Ceres in Capricorn can show your goals are important for you, and you may feel nourished when you're pursuing what you want to achieve. You may not feel as supported in your younger years, but can amass a lot of resources as you get older and feel more secure. Feeling truly supported and nurtured may come later in life. You can take your responsibilities with supporting others seriously, and may prioritize their needs above your own. Taking on too much may be something you need to address.
Natal Ceres in Aquarius
Ceres in Aquarius can show embracing the unconventional and being true to your unique self is important for you to feel like you have what you need. You may find that your needs are unconventional, different in some way, or how you feel your needs may be different somehow. Your friends can be a source of great support, and your causes can be a way for you to have an impact on helping others. You may need to address issues around detachment.
Natal Ceres in Pisces
Ceres in Pisces can show you likely don't ask for much for yourself, and want to take care of others instead, so you're super supportive and compassionate. You can sacrifice anything and everything for those you care about. This means you need to work on prioritizing yourself, and not constantly sacrificing. Your spiritual needs may be most important for you, or you may find that being creative is a way for you to nurture yourself. You have to learn it's okay to take care of yourself.
Suggested Reading: The Ceres Series
Ceres in the Zodiac Signs
Natal Ceres in the Houses
Natal Ceres Aspects
Transit Ceres in the Houses
Transit Aspects to Natal Ceres
Mercury, Venus, and Mars Retrograde to Natal Ceres
Transit Ceres Aspects
The Ceres Return in Astrology
Astrology of Ceres in the Progressed Chart
Ceres & Love Astrology
Ceres Retrograde Aspects
Progressed Ceres in the Houses
New & Full Moons & Eclipses to Natal Ceres