You can keep track of various transits with astrology, including new and full moons and eclipses aspecting your natal planets. This can trigger energy and developments in your life with whatever that planet rules. So what happens when the planet is Ceres?
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What are new and full moons and eclipses in astrology?
A new moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon conjunct (align) in the Zodiac. New moons are times of high energy, enthusiasm, and new beginnings.
A full moon occurs when the transit Sun and Moon oppose one another in the Zodiac. Full Moons are times of high emotions, culminations, and endings.
New and full moons alternate every 2 weeks or so, so we have one new moon, and then one full moon, and then one new moon, and one full moon, etc.
Eclipses occur when a new or full moon is within 18 1/2 degrees of the Lunar Nodes (the points in the Moon's orbit where the Moon crosses the ecliptic). Solar eclipses occur with new moons, and lunar eclipses occur with full moons. We have eclipses roughly every 6 months.
Ceres in Astrology:
Ceres is a dwarf planet (like Pluto) who rules nourishment, support, and resources. In the natal chart, Ceres can show how you show support, what you need to feel nourished, and the resources you have.
New Moon/Solar Eclipse Aspects to Natal Ceres:
When a new moon or solar eclipse sextiles or trines your natal Ceres, this can bring super helpful energy for support, nourishment, and your resources. You can find new resources, have an opportunity to use existing ones in positive ways, or improve on the resources you have. You can feel supported, show support for others, and nurture yourself and others.
When a new moon or solar eclipse squares or opposes your natal Ceres, this can bring challenging energy for support, nourishment, and your resources. It may shine a light on difficulties you need to work on in order to have access to the resources you need. Lack can be frustrating, and you may not feel as supported as usual.
When a new moon or solar eclipse conjuncts your natal Ceres, you may be presented with a new resource, a new financial opportunity, or make headway with ways you've tried to improve what you have. You can get more support, feel more nurtured, and take care of yourself, but also do well taking care of others. You may be seen and praised for this.
Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse Aspects to Natal Ceres:
When a full moon or lunar eclipse sextiles or trines your natal Ceres, this can help you feel more nurtured and supported emotionally, and you can give that to others in return. You can feel at ease with what you have, and less stressed and more confident.
When a full moon or lunar eclipse squares or opposes your natal Ceres, this can make you more emotional if you're not getting the support you need, or don't feel you have enough resources. There can be frustration with lack, and this can lead to lashing out. The source needs to be found and resolved or understood.
When a full moon or lunar eclipse conjuncts your natal Ceres, it's super important for you to nurture yourself, take care of yourself, and tend to your emotional needs. This can help you get further in many areas. You can see the results of work you've done to have more resources, but if you've done things the wrong way or for the wrong reasons, this may lead to setbacks and more problems. Try to plan and think things through.
Suggested Reading: Transit Aspects to Natal Ceres