Progressed Aspects to Natal Ceres
Ceres is a dwarf planet ruling nourishment, support, and resources in astrology, while the progressed chart moves your natal chart forward to reflect your maturation and growth, and be used in predictive analysis. So, what is the impact of the progressed planets to natal Ceres?
In this article, we're going to cover progressed Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars to natal Ceres. The other planets move quite slow, so they usually won't venture too far from their natal position and from whatever aspect they're already making to your natal Ceres.
Progressed Aspects to Natal Ceres:
Progressed Sun to Natal Ceres
When the progressed Sun sextiles or trines your natal Ceres, this can be an excellent time for nurturing yourself and taking care of your own needs, especially physically and tangibly. You may get more opportunities to improve your finances, and you can feel more supported and secure overall in life.
When the progressed Sun squares or opposes your natal Ceres, this can be a challenging time for making sure your needs are being met. You may feel like you lack in some way, and this may be physical lacking or perceived lacking. Insecurity can be strong, and you likely need to address the root issue at the core of this.
When the progressed Sun conjuncts your natal Ceres, this can be an incredible time for nourishment, support, and financially. You may be presented with a big opportunity that brings lots of abundance into your life. You may absorb some of Ceres energy into your personality, and may be more nurturing, supportive, and resourceful.
Progressed Moon to Natal Ceres
When the progressed Moon is sextile or trine your natal Ceres, this can be a great time for feeling emotionally nurtured and understood. You can do what you need to meet your emotional needs and nourish yourself emotionally. You can also be much more emotionally understanding with others, and want to nurture them emotionally as well.
When the progressed Moon is square or opposite your natal Ceres, this can make you feel emotionally insecure and unstable. You may feel like you're lacking support and resources, and this can create anxiousness and despair at times. You may need to work on being more creative with how you meet your needs, as well as work on better boundaries with others, who may try to take too much from you.
When the progressed Moon is conjunct your natal Ceres, this can be amazing for emotional support. You can feel stable emotionally, calm, and even, and able to help others in many new ways. You can focus on what makes you feel good and is healthy for you, and you can stabilize your life, or have opportunities to work on something from the ground up.
Progressed Mercury to Natal Ceres
When progressed Mercury is sextile or trine your natal Ceres, you can voice your support for people, ideas, and plans more easily. You may work to support yourself mentally, and can get support from others for what you're thinking and planning. You can feel at ease mentally, and take care of your mental needs, wanting to nourish your mind.
When progressed Mercury is square or opposite your natal Ceres, you may feel more misunderstood than usual, and this may cause you to either lash out with your words, or to keep quiet too much. You likely need to get into your subconscious mind to figure out where this is coming from, and work on the issue at hand. If you can get control of this, you can turn things around.
When progressed Mercury is conjunct your natal Ceres, you can share your ideas and plans, and get lots of support from others. You may focus on plans and ideas that allow you to be more helpful, resourceful, or nurturing. You may have two different things to focus on that relate to nourishment, support, or resources, but you can manage them well. You may be more pleasant in your communications, and others can take you seriously.
Progressed Venus to Natal Ceres
When progressed Venus is sextile or trine your natal Ceres, you can nurture your relationships with ease, and in healthy ways. It can be easy to nourish the people in your life, and you can be quite supportive. You may feel that your relationships give a lot to you, and working with a partner may prove beneficial. This can be a great time for commitment and compromise.
When progressed Venus is square or opposite your natal Ceres, it can be difficult for you to find balance in your relationships. You may be surrounded by takers, and if you lack boundaries, you can give way too much away, leaving yourself deprived. On the other hand, you may take too much, becoming dependent on others for your physical, mental, and emotional well being, and this leaves you in a difficult place. Finding balance and maintaining boundaries becomes extra important.
When progressed Venus is conjunct your natal Ceres, you can be super nurturing of others, a major helper in some way, and you can find that this nourishes you. As long as you maintain healthy boundaries, this can be a good thing for you. A big opportunity can come to you that is extremely beneficial for your resources or finances, and leaves you in a prosperous state. There may be something you need to make a big compromise on though, but it can be for the best.
Progressed Mars to Natal Ceres
When progressed Mars is sextile or trine your natal Ceres, you can feel enthusiastic about nurturing others, and about nurturing yourself. You can take the initiative with nourishment, as well as with opportunities that improve your resources and finances. This can help put you in a good place for abundance, and you can feel supported as you go along.
When progressed Mars is square or opposite your natal Ceres, you can struggle with finding opportunities when you need them, or taking action with them when you have the chance. You may be impatient and impulsive with money and resources, and this can put you in a bind. You need to control that energy, and not let it control you. If you can do that, you can use the extra energy to your advantage, though progress may be slower than you'd like.
When progressed Mars is conjunct your natal Ceres, this can bring great energy and drive for improving your resources and finances, and you may find that taking the initiative pays off for you in big ways. You may also be extra supportive of others, and can use what you have to help out. Others may be impressed by your abilities and your energy, and can look to you to take the lead, which you can be more comfortable doing.
Suggested Reading: The Ceres series of articles
What to Do When Retrogrades End
We're currently in a period where 3 planets are ending their retrogrades: Mars retrograde ended yesterday (Jan 12), Mercury retrograde ends in 5 days (Jan 18), and Uranus retrograde ends in 9 days (Jan 22). What does it mean when retrogrades end like this, and what can we do with the energy?
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What is retrograde in astrology?
A planet or body is called retrograde in astrology when it appears to be moving backward through the Zodiac from our view here on Earth. Normal motion is forward, so this can throw the planet or body off.
When the retrograde ends, this is called direct. The planet or body is no longer moving backward, and is either moving forward through the Zodiac or getting ready to.
When a planet or body turns retrograde or direct, it slows way down, and this is called stationing. The planet or body hovers in about the same spot in the Zodiac, and this can be a limbo period where we're not certain what to do next, and we're looking both forward and backward, trying to discern our next move while feeling a bit stalled.
How to Use the End of Retrogrades Well:
The first thing you need to do when retrogrades end is maximize the slowing energy. Take time to get extra rest, to relax, and to manage stress in a healthy way. This can leave you free to get moving and refreshed when you have the chance.
Go over what has transpired in the last few weeks or months while the planet or body was retrograde. What problems arose that have yet to be fixed, and you can work on now? What did you learn? What do you want to do differently now?
Take that information and work on your plans for the coming weeks/months. How can you improve these plans, and make sure you stick with them?
You may want to take time to be reflective and introspective. Take stock of what you're feeling emotionally, and of what your mind is focused on. Dip into your subconscious, and see if there's any extra sludge to remove.
It can be easy to give in to the temptation to jump into action as soon as a retrograde ends, but this usually isn't the right idea. Instead, you want to go over your plans, gather information, and proceed cautiously.
Depending on the planet or body (and whatever other astrology is occurring at the same time), it can take a little while for energy to really pick back up again and to regain forward momentum. Try to go with this, and know that it'll pick up eventually. Just be patient :)
Suggested Reading: Stationing & Direct in Astrology
February 2023 comes with a Leo full moon that wants to be light but may be rebellious, and a sweet new moon in Pisces. How do they impact us?
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What is a New Moon?
A new moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are in the exact same position in the Zodiac (called a conjunction). New moons are related to beginnings, have high energy, and are enthusiastic.
What is a Full Moon?
A full moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are in the exact opposite positions in the Zodiac (called an opposition). Full moons are related to endings, culminations, and are emotional energy.
Full Moon in Leo: February 5th 2023 (1:29PM ET/10:29AM PT)
Leo is the sign of love, creativity, and fun, so Leo full moons usually aren't too serious. We just want to goof off, have a good time, and not deal with the serious and mundane stuff.
Leo full moons are great for reconnecting with the heart and with loved ones, and we can strengthen our love relationships. We may prioritize love relationships where we feel a soul connection with the other person, but it can be strong.
We may be a little desperate for attention and praise with Leo full moons, so we have to be mindful of acting that way. If we're feeling insecure, we need to address why instead of looking for external validation.
Leo rules our children, so if you have children, they may be more emotional and rebellious with the full moon. Try to be understanding, and help them have healthy outlets.
Leo rules our hobbies and creativity, so this can be a great time for finishing up a creative project, or becoming more invested in a hobby. Our hearts can lead us, and we can follow (just make sure not blindly!).
The full moon is square (challenging aspect, three signs away) transit (moving) Uranus in Taurus, and this can bring out rebellious energy, impatience, and impulsive behavior. We may lash out if we feel we're being boxed in, and this can be irrational and sometimes not even reality.
We need to maintain some control over this, and not let impulse take over. Instead, we should try to work on smaller changes that can show results quickly, and work to get out of a rut with something where we've been extra stuck since this energy can be excellent for that.
The full moon occurs at 16 degrees 41 minutes Leo. Aspects to the full moon are:
Conjunction: 14 degrees 41 minutes - 18 degrees 41 minutes Leo
Sextile: 14 degrees 41 minutes - 18 degrees 41 minutes Gemini or Libra
Square: 14 degrees 41 minutes - 18 degrees 41 minutes Taurus or Scorpio
Trine: 14 degrees 41 minutes - 18 degrees 41 minutes Aries or Sagittarius
Opposition: 14 degrees 41 minutes - 18 degrees 41 minutes Aquarius
New Moon in Pisces: February 20th 2023 (2:05AM ET/February 19th @ 11:05PM PT)
The Pisces new moon can be great for imagination and artistry. Pisces rules our imagination and the arts, so we can continue with creative energy, and can feel inspired in new ways.
Pisces rules the hidden, so we can shine a light on something that has been hiding in the shadows, and we can work on it with greater ease. This can be external, but it can also be internal with our subconscious mind and soul, and we can feel free of baggage.
Pisces rules intuition, so we may trust our instincts better with this new moon. We can focus on connecting with our intuition better, and learning what is our inner guide and what is just insecurity and old hurts.
Pisces is the very last Zodiac sign, so we may plan the end of something with this new moon. We can be less emotional about it, and we may feel quite ready, and can see how this makes room for new beginnings soon.
Spiritual energy can be strong with this new moon, and we can pursue new spiritual projects and ventures, and explore our spiritual sides, wanting to feel a stronger connection to it.
Pisces is the sign of empathy and compassion, so we may take more tangible steps with this new moon to help others who really need it. This can help us feel better about life, and we can help without needing much in return, but rather just because we know it's the right thing to do.
The new moon occurs at 1 degree 22 minutes Pisces. The aspects to the new moon are:
Conjunction: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 3 degrees 22 minutes Pisces
Sextile: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 3 degrees 22 minutes Taurus or Capricorn
Square: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 3 degrees 22 minutes Gemini or Sagittarius
Trine: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 3 degrees 22 minutes Cancer or Scorpio
Opposition: 0 degrees 0 minutes - 3 degrees 22 minutes Virgo
Suggested Reading: The New & Full Moons page for general interpretations by house and aspect
Asteroid Juno is about to leave Pisces on January 13th 2023, after being in this sign for almost 9 months. It'll move into fiery Aries. What does this do for us?
About Juno in Astrology
Juno is an asteroid in astrology, and there are tens of thousands of asteroids, and each connects to something different. Many are simply names, but some like Amor connect to specific energies.
In the case of asteroid Juno, this is the asteroid of commitment. Juno shows how we express commitment and our attitudes around it, and in transit, we can see this via the Zodiac sign Juno is touring, and the natal house it's touring in your natal chart.
Impact of Asteroid Juno in Aries 2023
Juno spent a prolonged period of time in Pisces thanks to a retrograde in that sign, and Pisces is a flowing water sign. It ebbs and flows, it's romantic and dreamy, so we may have had a dreamy approach to commitment over the last 9 months, and preferred fantasy to reality.
Aries is a take-charge fire sign, and wants to take the initiative with commitment. Juno in Aries may prompt many people to jump at the chance to commit (to people, relationships, projects, or otherwise). And we can be quite enthusiastic about it!
The downside is, we may not think it through fully before jumping into it. We need to slow down a little and make certain this is the right call.
If we can be smart about it, then this can be good energy to help us commit, especially with people, relationships, or projects where we've waffled in the last 9 months. We may have thought about doing it, but we just didn't feel motivated to take the step. Now we do!
We may see commitment as a brand new beginning, which it is, so that's a decent attitude. Instead of being scared of that, we can find it exciting.
Juno tours Zodiac sign Aries for almost 2 months, from January 13th to March 11th 2023.
Important Juno in Aries Aspects:
Juno in Aries is going to make two important conjunctions (alignments). One is with Jupiter early on, on January 22nd 2023, and Jupiter is the planet of expansion, so this can expand on commitment energy.
It may seem like everyone and their mother (and their mother's mother!) is committing to something around this time. And we're all so thrilled about it! With Jupiter, it might even open up new doors for us.
The second conjunction is with Chiron in Aries on February 7th 2023. Chiron is the wounded healer in astrology, connecting to our greatest wounds, but also our healing abilities.
Juno conjunct Chiron can show two things. One, commitment ends up wounding us; or two, commitment ends up healing us. Which it'll be likely depends on how impulsive we are about commitment.
Juno in Aries is also going to square (challenging aspect) Pluto in Capricorn on March 11th 2023, and this is with both at the anaretic degree.
There are 30 degrees in every Zodiac sign, and 29 degrees is the last degree, and is called the anaretic degree. It's a point of crisis energy in transit.
This is likely an aspect showing a major breaking of commitment. We may see this individually with ourselves or people around us ending a commitment, but I suspect it'll also be much larger than that in the world, and we see some sort of p[artnership, country, or power couple breaking apart.
Asteroid Juno in Aries for the Zodiac Signs
Aries: Asteroid Juno in your sign can help you feel more comfortable with the idea of commitment, and you may strive to commit in many ways. You can be more open about this, and willing to take the initiative.
Taurus: Asteroid Juno in Aries can help you commit quietly, without others taking too much notice. You may secretly commit to something, and you can be excited about it, but don't want to show others just yet.
Gemini: Asteroid Juno in Aries can help you take a different approach to commitment, and you can embrace unconventional commitment. You may also commit more to your friends, groups, or causes.
Cancer: Asteroid Juno in Aries can help you commit in a more traditional way, and you can take the tried-and-true approach to commitment. You may also be more responsible with commitments you make, and commit to goals and ambitions.
Leo: Asteroid Juno in Aries can help you be more optimistic about commitment, though you may want some space even when you do commit. You can view commitment as a new experience you can learn a lot from.
Virgo: Asteroid Juno in Aries can help you be more serious about commitment, and you can be passionate with what you commit to. You can do research beforehand, if needed, and can throw yourself into it once you commit.
Libra: Asteroid Juno in Aries can help you feel more at ease with commitment in your relationships, and you may charm others into being more committed to you, your projects, or your ideas. You can feel more balanced with commitment.
Scorpio: Asteroid Juno in Aries can help you commit to work projects, a new routine or regimen, and to new structure and order in your life. You may pay closer attention to the details of commitments you make.
Sagittarius: Asteroid Juno in Aries can help you commit to your hobbies, creative projects, and love relationships. You can be more invested in them, and can feel comfortable taking the next step.
Capricorn: Asteroid Juno in Aries can help you commit to home projects or to those you think of as family. You can work to strengthen the foundation of commitments you make, and you can be more emotionally invested.
Aquarius: Asteroid Juno in Aries can help you commit to your ideas and plans. Once you do, you can see them through, pursue opportunities, and feel more comfortable with your plans. You can take an intellectual approach to commitment.
Pisces: Asteroid Juno in Aries can help you stick to commitments you make. After Juno was in your sign for so long, so you can appreciate the relief, and this can give you time to ground commitments and make sure you're really invested.
Suggested Reading: Asteroid Juno in the Zodiac Signs
Anaretic Pluto 2023 - 2024
Transit (moving) Pluto is gearing up to exit Capricorn, and move into Aquarius soon. Pluto will be back-and-forth between the two signs through 2024 though, and while in Capricorn, will spend the bulk of its time anaretic. What does this mean?
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What is Pluto in astrology?
Pluto is a dwarf planet, and in astrology, is the planet of transformation. It's passion, power, control, depth, intensity, and dominating. In the natal chart, natal Pluto can show where you have to fight for power and can take control, and where you need to transform in your life.
In transit, transit Pluto brings transformations. Sometimes this is traumatizing, and Pluto destroys everything in its path, forcing us to rise from the ashes. This normally happens with transit Pluto conjunct, square, or opposite a natal planet, especially the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, or Ceres.
If you go with the transformations, this can be a positive thing, and you can gain more power and control than you've ever had before.
What is the anaretic degree in astrology?
There are 30 degrees in every Zodiac sign, 360 degrees total (30 x 12). 29 degrees is the last degree of each Zodiac sign, and is called the anaretic degree as it has very high energy.
In the natal chart, the bodies at the anaretic degree have super heightened energy, and this is usually overwhelming and scary so we avoid it (though some go in the opposite direction and play it up too much, to their detriment).
In transit, the anaretic degree is crisis energy. It's an *almost always* situation of triggering something really big and important with slow planets like Pluto.
Anaretic Pluto in Capricorn Dates:
Anaretic Pluto in Capricorn Impact:
Pluto is the destroyer at the anaretic degree, so that is likely going to happen to what's ruled by Capricorn. Governments, corporations, countries, and institutions get direct focus, and we'll likely see some massive changes in all of these areas.
Some will collapse, scandals may come out, change may be forced, and it can seem like it comes out of nowhere, when really, it's been building up for a long time and we just haven't seen it until it blows.
Some people in high places will likely come crashing down to Earth, and this can be a good thing in the long run, though it may not seem like it at the time, and it may create some chaos when it happens.
We have to avoid giving in to the intensity of Pluto though, and try to get some control over it. It can be easy to let passions run wild, and we end up doing things we regret and can't undo. Self-control is very important here.
It's difficult for entire countries and corporations to transform willingly (hence so much punishment awaits them), however as individuals, we can make the choice to transform of our own volition. This will be very important while Pluto is anaretic in Capricorn, and can help smooth challenges so we're not experiencing the chaos that may seem to plague everywhere else.
This will be especially important for anyone who has a natal planet, angle, or other body at the anaretic degree. It doesn't matter the Zodiac sign; I find with the anaretic degree, the aspect doesn't matter, just being at that degree, it'll be lit up. If that's you, give focus on transforming with whatever the point rules.
For everyone, look to the house in your natal chart 29 degrees Capricorn falls. The areas of life ruled by that house can be where transformation is focused. Work to transform from the roots, and make use of passion to make progress with it.
As you transform, keep in mind what's right, ethical, responsible, and smart. Capricorn is naturally ruled by Saturn, so if you're cutting corners, not doing homework, being impulsive, or being inconsiderate, this can blow up in your face in a big way. If things blow up, this is likely why! So change what you're doing.
We've been in a strong period for a massive widespread shift in the world that started in 2020 with the Capricorn stellium. It's continued in 2021 and 2022, and kicks up in 2023 thanks to Pluto. So, get ready!
Suggested Reading: the Transit Pluto page for general interpretations of Pluto in the natal houses and aspecting the natal planets; also the blog articles on Surviving Pluto in the Houses and Surviving Hard Pluto to the Personal Planets
2023 Astrology Outlook
Two days until a new year! We're looking ahead at 2023, and there is a lot of really major astrology to come. Let's dig in!
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It's a Slow Start to 2023
2023 kicks off with Mars and Mercury retrograde (along with Uranus). We also had personal planets retrograde to start 2022, and that made for a very slow start, to 2023 is the sequel to that.
Be ready to take action when the slow energy lifts, and the opportunity finally presents itself.
This can also mean that some of what is coming to pass late in 2022 carries over early into 2023, and we're still dealing with it.
But There is a Cardinal T-Square
The year begins with a cardinal t-square, thanks to Ceres in Libra opposing Jupiter in Aries, both square Pluto in Capricorn, which lasts until March. T-squares are intense, challenging energy.
This t-square means we're extra focused on Pluto, the squared planet, and we're transforming, destructive, and seeing some major things fall. In Capricorn, this may be authority figures, corporations, covernments, and countries.
We're missing the cardinal sign Cancer, which is the sign of emotions, and this is what we need more of. We need to keep in mind emotional needs and support, the home/family, strong foundations, and whatever we tear down, building something solid to start over on.
March 2023 Is a BEAST
Saturn starts March changing signs, going from Aquarius to Pisces on March 7th 2023. Saturn has been in Aquarius since 2020, and in Pisces, becomes quieter and more intuitive.
We can focus on releasing subconscious and karmic baggage, having better boundaries, and being more compassionate. If we refuse, Saturn brings those major lessons that feel like major punishment!
Then Pluto moves from Capricorn to Aquarius on March 23rd 2023, and starts its tour of Aquarius (which lasts over 20 years!). In Aquarius, we're intensely focused on the future, and working to make dreams come true, but may be too obsessed at times and cause more problems.
Then Mars exits Gemini on March 25th 2023, entering Cancer. Mars has been in Gemini since August 2022, and this is an unusually long period for Mars to be in one sign, thanks to Mars retrograde.
With Mars moving from Gemini to Cancer, we can get out of our heads and focus more on what we feel. We can work to support, and be supported.
Pluto is the Punisher for 2023
2023 is a big Pluto year thanks to Pluto moving into Aquarius. It enters March 23rd, then exits June 11th and goes back to Capricorn, so we're bringing in new focuses with Aquarius, and finishing up the ones that have dominated the last decade with Capricorn.
Pluto's movement puts Pluto at 2 very sensitive positions, 29 degrees Capricorn and 0 degrees Aquarius. Every Zodiac sign has 30 degrees, and 29 degrees is the last degree and called the anaretic degree, a point of crisis energy in transit.
Pluto is a crisis kind of planet, so touring 29 degrees Capricorn, is likely to absolutely destroy anything Capricorn-like that hasn't been taken down yet. Watch out billionaires!
0 degrees Aquarius is the location of the Great Conjunction, which is when transit Jupiter and Saturn conjunct (align). This occured in December 2020 at 0 degrees Aquarius.
The Great Conjunction occurs roughly every 20 years, and signals a time of big change of focus. This one was even bigger as it was also the Great Mutation, which means the Great Conjunction changed elements (went from earth signs to air signs).
Pluto at 0 degrees Aquarius puts Pluto at the Great Conjunction position, and we are SO VERY focused on the future. We want to make changes, and we want to think outside of the box.
The Aries Eclipse is Wild Too
The 2022 eclipses were all in Taurus and Scorpio, but every eclipse in 2023 will occur in different signs. The most important one will be the Aries solar eclipse on April 20th 2023, because it occurs at the anaretic degree!
Aries is the most active of the signs, and solar eclipses are times of major new beginnings, so we're likely going to see some significant new developments occurring with this eclipse.
It will likely start with the previous new moon, which occurs at 0 degrees Aries. This is called the 0 degrees Aries Point, and is also a significant position.
0 degrees Aries wants us to outwardly take action, to make things happen. And of course, this occurs March 21st 2023, so it comes with the big month of March. Seriously, something big is coming!
And There's Venus Retrograde Conjunct Black Moon Lilith
I absolutely love Black Moon Lilith, which is the apogee of the Moon. In tracking Lilith, I've noticed that whenever Lilith conjuncts something, it gets a lot of focus.
That is going to be the case with Venus retrograde on August 8th 2023, which is pretty significant with Venus retrograde. With Venus ruling women, we may see some major developments regarding women's rights in the world (Lilith loves to take a stand!).
On the downside, there may be more violence, and I'm concerned about some sort of violent attack at an entertainment venue or event (like a concert or move theater), or involving a celebrity/influencer.
It can also be scandal energy, and we may see some important person engulfed in some sort of scandal (especially sex scandal).
So, it's a wild ride for 2023!
The stars are not going to go easy on us in 2023, unfortunately! This big energy started back in 2020, and it's going to continue for a few more years, though 2023 seems like it may be an apex.
Go forth cautiously!
Suggested Reading: 2023 Yearly Horoscopes