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Ceres through the Signs

topic posted Tue, December 21, 2004 - 12:09 PM by  Wendy
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Ceres in Aries people identify nurturance with autonomy and being granted independence. In turn, the Ceres in Aries individual nurtures others through promoting their self-determination and self-sufficiency. To feel truly loved, this person must receive these experiences from his or her significant others. Pathology or imbalance can occur when the child feels either dominated by the nurturer or pushed toward autonomy before he or she is ready to take on this responsibility.

Ceres in Taurus individuals receive nurturance through physical sustenance, a sense of stability, and being touched and held. In turn, they can nurture others by fostering their physical security and providing for them in tangible ways. Feelings of self-worth and acceptance are derived from learning how to provide materially for themselves. Imbalance results when the individual overidentifies with substance, and feelings of material lack promote excessive hoarding of possessions.

Ceres in Gemini persons receive nurturance through being educated, talked to, and listened to. These people nurture others mentally through communicating knowledge to them. Self-acceptance is based on feeling smart or intellectually competent. Imbalance occurs when feelings of mental inadequacy lead to learning difficulties or to attempts to intellectually impress or verbally manipulate others.

Ceres in Cancer individuals receive nurturance through bonding with the mother, feeling loved, and being fed. If these needs are met at an early age, these people will excel at caring for others physically and emotionally. Self-acceptance is based on one's ability to express feelings and master emotions. Imbalance occurs when the child is either deprived of nurturance or smothered with love and affection. Excessive neediness or emotional dependency are the resulting psychological afflictions.

Ceres in Leo people identify nurturance with self-expression. Ideally, the parents will foster in the child a sense of pride, confidence in his / her ability, and an appreciation for the creative efforts of others. These people can nurture others by helping them to express their creativity - thereby making a unique impression upon the outer world. Self-acceptance is based upon one's ability to create and share something he / she takes pride in. The inability to do so may bring self-rejection and lack of self-confidence.

Ceres in Virgo persons identify nurturance with perfection or with service. Ideally, the mothering experience can foster the child's sense of competence, discrimination, and self-discipline, which gives the ability to extend skills to others. Nurturing is expressed through teaching others to achieve excellence by right application of skills and talents. Feelings of self-worth arise through mastering a skill or technique and expressing it in the work world, or through feeling useful to others. Imbalance often results when the children are constantly criticised for their efforts, no matter how good they were. This can lead to an obsessive need to be perfect and to be critical of the imperfections of others.

Ceres in Libra individuals identify nurturing with co-operation. Ideally, the mothering experience fosters a sensitivity to others and a positive attitude toward relationships. Nurturing is expressed through imparting instructions on how to interact, co-operate, and exhibit right conduct in egalitarian relationships. Self-acceptance may be based upon one's demonstrated ability to create harmony in one's relationships and environment. Imbalances occur when one is so other-directed that he or she places being accepted above a need for self-determination.

Ceres in Scorpio natives identify nurturance with intense and deep emotional bonding. Ideally, the mothering exprerience was intimate and fostered a sense of emotional self-control. Nurturance is expressed through emotional commitments to others and through acting as a catalytic agent that transforms or heals them. Self-acceptance may be gained through transforming one's own inner negativity and lack of trust into the healing power of love. Imbalance occurs when feelings of isolation are expressed as selfishness, jealousy, envy, anger and revenge.

Ceres in Sagittarius people identify nurturance with the freedom to explore and expand their horizons. Ideally, the mothering experience encouraged and fostered these needs. Nurturing is expressed through teaching others how to expand their mental and physical horizons (e.g., the guru or spiritual teacher). In addition, the Ceres in Sagittarius individual may help others to develop a philosophy or belief system that gives meaning to his or her life. Self-acceptance may be based on the ability to find purpose in one's life and constantly move forward in consciousness. The failure to do so may lead to the belief that life is meaningless and purposeless ("a tale told by an idiot, signifying nothing" - Hamlet). Feelings of aimlessness that cause the person to wander without direction may result.

Ceres in Capricorn individuals identify nurturance with achievement. Ideally, the mothering experience taught the child how to be responsible, organize his / her time, and to carry out plans that would lead to the accomplishment of specific goals. Nurturing others takes the form of teaching them to be responsible for themselves, as well as giving them practical tools that they can use to succeed in the outer world. Self-acceptance is derived from tangible accomplishments that the individual attains through his or her own efforts. Imbalances occur when the person equates feeling loved with how well he or she performs in the world. This leads to the syndrome of using outer achievements to impress others in order to gain their recognition.

Ceres in Aquarius persons identify nurturing with individuality. Ideally, the mothering experience fostered self-determination and a recognition of the rights of others. Nurturing is expressed through teaching others to accept their eccentricities and themselves, even if they 'follow the beat of a different drummer'. Self-acceptance can be gained through following one's own original and unique path. Imbalances may occur if the child was not given limits and guidelines, and therefore received more freedom than he or she was prepared to cope with. This would manifest as the 'rebel without a cause', the individual who needs to gain inner control and self-discipline so that he / she can handle the responsibilities of freedom. 

Ceres in Pisces people identify nurturing with compassion. Such a person receives nurturance through feeling connected to and unified with a reality beyond him or herself. Nurturance is expressed through alleviating the suffering of others - either through empathy or inspiring in them the qualities of faith, universal love, and recognition of a transcendant reality. Self-acceptance may be based upon the ability to serve others selflessly without expecting anything in return. Imbalances occur when the individual does not receive the proper reassurance and emotional support as a child. This often leads to feelings of helplessness and powerlessness which in turn promote the victim-martyr syndrome.
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  • I have Ceres in Gemini in the 12th house.

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    • Also if anyone want to go to www.astro.com and copy their chart can post it here on our tribe for easy access and interpretations ;)

      I have Ceres in Cancer

      And yes, i have a very strong balanced connection with my mother who's the most loving, caring person in the world even after death we will not part ;) oh also i have Jupiter there (cancer) too so i'm sure that doesn't hurt either... :)

      Ceres in Cancer individuals receive nurturance through bonding with the mother, feeling loved, and being fed. If these needs are met at an early age, these people will excel at caring for others physically and emotionally. Self-acceptance is based on one's ability to express feelings and master emotions. Imbalance occurs when the child is either deprived of nurturance or smothered with love and affection. Excessive neediness or emotional dependency are the resulting psychological afflictions.
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          • oh, and i have ceres in leo in the 9th house.....

            i suppose i'm good at helping others express their creativity....i should take a survey. heh.
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                • CERES

                  Ceres defines how you nurture and how you receive nurturance. This is your own connection to the Earth-Mother consciousness and explains the personal nuances of your ability to embrace self love and also how you receive love and nourishment from those in your life. It can also help you understand where you reject parts and facets of self and teach you how to accept your weaknesses as well as your strengths.
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                    Ceres in the first house implies the projection of one's personality as nurturing, sympathetic, and concerned for others. One may identify one's role as being a parent or provider. It may be necessary for this person to nurture him- or herself.

                    Ceres in the second house represents an urge to nurture by providing fundamental needs - shelter, food, and money for loved ones. There can also be an obsessive attachment to what / whom one loves, creating struggle for independence on the other end. Nurturing oneself may take the form of buying things, indulging, or pampering oneself.

                    Ceres in the third house suggests nurturing through feeding ideas, teaching, and exposure to a variety of ideas and stimuli. Nurturing is expressed through creating networks that link together one's friends and associates.

                    Ceres in the fourth house can signify an idealied image of mother nurturing in the home and family. One's role as a parent is the foundation of the chart and life. In a universal sign this may manifest as mother to the world or whoever comes into the home. When Ceres is near the IC, the mythos of Ceres is especially predominant as a psychological foundation - an emotional connection with the themes of loss and return of loved ones, or of rejection and acceptance.

                    Ceres in the fifth house denotes the experiencing of nurturing issues through a strong involvement with children or the creative arts. One is nourished through play or through putting oneself in risky situations.

                    Ceres in the sixth house symbolizes fulfilling one's needs through engaging in the day-to-day activities of maintaining the efficient functioning of one's family. There is a strong service aspect here especially in the areas of nutrution and health. A parent who works, or has values of the work ethic, is also symbolized by this position.

                    Ceres in the seventh house points to a need to nurture or be nurtured and protected by one's mate. One's parent is often a role model for one's relationship needs. There is sometimes difficulty in outgrowing a dependent relationship with one's partner. Unconditional love provides and essential foundation for egalitarian functioning.

                    Ceres in the eighth house indicates receiving nurturing through intense peak experiences and through deep emotional involvements. Sexuality is often an essential component in giving and receiving nurturance. Nurturance may also be expressed through assisting the dying in hospice settings.

                    Ceres in the ninth house suggests nurturing oneself and others through the pursuit of knowledge, freedom, truth, and travel. There can emerge the development of philosophies that address the question of providing for fundamental human needs, e.g. Marxism. THis placement can also denote philosophies that are based upon teh worship of the all-nurturing mother such as those that revere the Virgin Mary or other goddesses.

                    Ceres in the tenth house connotes expressing the nurturing urge by caring and providing for others through one's profession or social destiny. Careers and public work in children services, health care, and food-related businesses can fulfill one's sense of social responsibility. This position of Ceres may indicate that love is given conditionally, based upon the performance or achievement of the child. When, however, the child fails to live up to parental or societal expecations, he or she may feel either rejected or abandoned. Hence, many individuals with Ceres in the tenth house must learn to love themselves for what they are, not what they do.

                    Ceres in the eleventh house symbolizes extending the nurturing urage into the collective - extended families, mothers' support groups, child-care co-ops, and communes. This position can also show giving birth to humanitarian visions and ideals. One may express or receive mothering through one's friendships.

                    Ceres in the twelfth house denotes karmic themes in the responsibilities of parenthood and in the development of empathy and understanding for the suffering of others. This position may symbolize experiences such a loss, illness, rejection, and denial of one's parents or children. The key to relieving one's own grief is to extend love and assistance to those in pain or need. This position of Ceres denotes the potential for nurturing the entire universe, and connection to higher reality through unconditional love.

                    • Ceres in aspect to Sun

                      the nurturing principle combines with identity and purpose. This combination suggests that one's identity and self-image will center around being a parent or nurturer.

                      Harmonious aspects signify the desire to love and care for others. These individuals may become intensely involved with their families, growing or preparing food, or serving the needs of humankind. In some instances, this aspect indicates work with the dying, or the capacity to be productive and fruitful in one's endeavors

                      Stressful aspects point to potential conflicts between being one's own person and taking care of others. This can lead to self-sacrifice for the benefit of family or denial of intimacy and closeness with loved ones. Excessive attachment can produce smothering relationships or separation and loss. Other problems may include a low self-image, the thwarting of one's nurturing needs, or reoccurring themes of depression and rejection.

                      The resolution of these challenges lies in developing a positive sense of self-worth so that one may extend and receive loving, non-judgmental support. Counseling and therapy can clearly facilitate this process.

                      The conjunction indicates an individual with a pronounced need for care and nurturing. (Does the complete aspect pattern support or deny the need? Why does one feel such a need to be taken care of? Compare House and Sign plus aspects.) This conjunction often appears in charts where the 'father' has been the nurturing parent or where conflict between the parents regarding nurturing have been major; there is some self-preoccupation and with 'taking care of the self' as well; finding the way to genuine self-nurturing.


                      Ceres in aspect to Moon

                      The nurturing principle combines with emotional responsiveness.

                      Ceres-Moon configurations describe a personality type who has a deep longing to be needed by others and to exchange emotional energy with them. With harmonious aspects, this need is fulfilled through selflessly giving to others and nurturing one's surroundings.

                      Stressful aspects point to the conflict between meeting one's own personal needs and those of the family. Other problems that may arise are separation anxieties, fears of rejection, and feelings of isolation.

                      This denial of emotional fulfillment can be healed if the individual becomes sensitive to the emotional needs of others and strives to forge an emotional bond / bridge with them which is mutually supportive.

                      Ceres in aspect to Mercury

                      The nurturing principle combines with mental expression.

                      Here we have people who can nurture through their minds and receive nurturance through intellectual stimulation. These people associate being loved with being understood.

                      Harmonious aspects signify the ability to communicate empathetically with others and have rapport with beings who exhibit various levels of intelligence: children, the mentally disabled, plants, and animals.

                      Stressful aspects indicate difficulties in communicating one's nurturance needs to others, especially the family. A common example is the person who expects others to know what he or she needs without having to say so, and becomes angry when the other person doesn't 'come through'.

                      Integration can be achieved if the individual develops new communication skills that enable him or her to clearly articulate his or her needs and actively listen to and receive the responses of others.

                      The conjunction and inharmonious aspects: Telephone conversations between mother and child; conversations about and with children; letters between same; incidents involving cars, driving and telephone conversations / news of children; calls and trips for plants, foods / or trees; foods that affect the nerves; caring / nurturing words; events with maternal aunts or uncles; discussion of care given or received.


                      Ceres in aspect to Venus

                      The nurturing principle combines with the feminine principle of love and sexuality. The individual with a Ceres-Venus contact may link the feeling of being attractive and loved to subconscious images of self-worth.

                      Harmonious aspects depict the ability to nurture others through expressing sensual tendencies or erotic sexuality. These individuals have an aesthetic appreciation that enables them to create nurturing and harmonious environments. This is an extremely fertile aspect for physical and artistic creativity.

                      Stressful aspects point to potential conflict between personal needs for intimacy and the needs of family. These individuals may experience feelings of being undesirable and sexually unattractive; hence, unsatisfactory relationships and painful rejections may result. Because Ceres represents the parental imprint, one may also project a negative parental experience onto his or her partner.

                      The key to transforming the above challenges lies in balancing parent / child needs and roles with equality / relationship needs. It may also be helpful to redefine one's inner feminine self-image in order to magnetize nurturing and supportive sexual interactions.

                      Finally, stressful aspects of Ceres to both the Moon and Venus can often point to food complexes. When Saturn is involved, starvation (e.g. anorexia nervosa) will possibly occur; when Jupiter comes into play, the individual may overindulge and substitute food for love. In such cases, the individual needs to find security, love, and acceptance through channels other than food. Therapy may be helpful to catalyze this transformation.

                      The conjunction: to show love by 'acting like a Mommy'; to want to nurture and take care of people one loves ('Don't forget your boots, dear... and here's money for lunch... don't eat anything to upset your tummy'). To make money by 'tending' others and helping them grow and develop; to have a sweet tooth!

                      Inharmonious aspects: financial exchanges with children; children have love and appreciation problems; there is some conflict because money is perceived as a substitute for other kinds of nurturing / relating; concern about grocery or lunch money.

                      Ceres in aspect to Mars

                      The nurturing principle combines with the masculine principle of action and assertion. The individual with Ceres-Mars contacts links the ability to act and to be effective in the outer world to subconscious images of worth.

                      Harmonious aspects denote a productive individual whose drive and energy are channeled into caring for or defending others. This person may also take on the role of single or primary nurturing parent.

                      Stressful aspects may indicate that he child's needs for independence and autonomy felt thwarted by a dominating parent. As an adult, this person could feel inadequate, incompetent, or powerless. When Saturn or Pluto are involved, the individual may experience harsh discipline as a child, or may embody these qualities as a parent. There may also exist the tendency to overdo caretaking of others.

                      The resolution of these challenges lies in balancing self-will with the desire to nurture and be nurtured. It may also be helpful to transform one's subconscious self-image and replace thoughts of fear and inadequacy with those of confidence, courage, and self-reliance.

                      Ceres in aspect to Jupiter

                      The nurturing principle combines with the expansive, broadening urge. This combination combines a social vision and exploratory urge with the values of Ceres.

                      Harmonious aspects indicate the desire to nurture generously, which is best expressed through education, philosophy, religion, and travel. Involvement with the large-scale production, provision, and distribution of food and other basic services is often possible.

                      Stressful aspects can denote the exaggerated experience of nurturing (the smothering parent) or an over identification with the parental role. The inability to say 'no' to other people's needs can deplete one's own nurturing reserves or lead to personal overindulgences such as overeating.

                      The resolution of these challenges lies in balancing personal and transpersonal nurturance. It is also helpful to expand one's vision of nurturing to encompass social and cultural forms of providing for others - e.g., becoming involved in world hunger programs, etc..

                      The conjunction, harmonious aspects and inharmonious aspects: long-distance phone calls between mothers and children; offers of help; discussions of travel and / or improvement; traveling with or because of one's children.

                      Inharmonious and harmonious aspects: legalities due to children; dealing with the medical or academic professions in connection with the children; issues connected to grandparents or in-laws; problems with assimilation or food (or liver / gall bladder reactions); irregularities in the appetite; large or festive meals.


                      Ceres in aspect to Saturn

                      The nurturing principle combines with the urge to create form and structure. This combination can signify a solid and realistic foundation for nurturing activities.

                      Harmonious aspects enhance stability, longevity, and depth in one's nurturing relationships. Traditional family values are strengthened and strong emotional support systems are formed.

                      Stressful aspects suggest potential thwarting or blocking of the nurturing function due to a variety of causes. One's parents may have withheld love and validation, demanded certain behaviors in exchange for their approval, administered harsh disciplines, or simply been absent. In other cases the parents may have been too responsible, doing everything for the child who had trouble discovering his / her own strength. In addition, this individual may feel overly obligated and constrained by the responsibilities of caring for his / her children or elderly parents.

                      The resolution of these conflicts lies in learning how to be one's own parent by nurturing and caring for the child within. In this way, the Ceres-Saturn individual can learn to care for himself or herself as well as for others.

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                      Harmonious and inharmonious aspects: Separation from children; children have conflicts with the father (over other angular or aspecting planets); children involved in 'second chances'; children face enormous responsibilities and hard work.

                      Inharmonious aspects: Restrictions, limitations and burdens through one's children; children seen as a burden; exchanges of irresponsibility; to feel that the nurturing was neglected because of a parent's ambitions or job requirements; to perceive the mother as cold or managerial; to feel that the father (and the mother's relationship with him) precluded normal nurturing (i.e., the father may have gotten the care and attention that the child wanted and needed); difficulty with eating because of problems with teeth.

                      Ceres in aspect to Uranus

                      The nurturing principle combines with individuality and intuition. This combination has the potential to universalize the nurturing impulse into humanitarian activities.

                      Harmonious aspects can suggest original and innovative approaches toward caring for others and developing family structures. Ceres-Uranus individuals are often advocates of human rights and especially support children's individuality. This aspect can connote a highly developed intuition concerning human nature that enables the person to establish rapport with people of various races and nationalities.

                      Stressful aspects may signify unreliable and erratic nurturing experiences which might lead to difficulty in forming emotional bonds. The child who is raise in a 'broken' home or who rebels against his or her parents may later experience the conflict between personal freedom and family closeness. In addition, this aspect could point to difficulties in listening to and trusting one's own thoughts and intuitions.

                      The resolution of these challenges lies in integrating one's individuality and visions of change with one's concern and need for loved ones.

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                      Inharmonious aspects: Upsets; unexpected / sudden events through children or through their friends; rebelliousness in children; exchanges of rule and role breaking in the parent-child relationship; seeing the impact of peer pressure on children.

                      Harmonious aspects: Surprises / innovations with plants, foods, herbs or vegetables; doing new, different or exciting things with one's children.

                      Ceres in aspect to Neptune

                      The nurturing principle combines with the transcendent urge. This combination can indicate a sensitizing of the nurturing impulse to create a depth of compassion and empathy for all beings.

                      Harmonious aspects can signify the desire to selflessly give, based upon the experience of unconditional and absolute love obtained through spiritual devotions. This aspect may also symbolize psychic sensitivity to the emotions of others that enables these individuals to serve as healer-helpers in their chosen roles or professions. Artistic and acting abilities may also be indicated by this aspect.

                      Stressful aspects can point to unrealistic perceptions of loved ones and consequent feelings of disappointment or deception. The resulting emotional neediness may predispose the individual to playing victim as a way of receiving attention in the form of nurturing. Or, unable to bear the emotional pain and isolation, this person may seek refuge in various forms of escapism - drugs, alcohol, or withdrawal.

                      The resolution of these challenges lies in finding one's source of nourishment through the experience of oneness and unity that connects all beings. Ministering to the needs of others, without self-sacrifice, also enables the Ceres-Neptune individual to fulfill his / her deep longing for wholeness and unity.

                      Inharmonious and harmonious aspects: Illnesses of children; sense of loss through mother and children; children require sacrifice and sympathy; an emphasis on fluids or liquid 'foods'; to need to purify the diet and to be nurturing of one's own sensitivity.

                      Inharmonious aspects: Food allergies; strange reactions to foods; uncertain identification of the mother; to be cared for by nurses / nursemaids; to feel a sense of loss in connection with the mother; to have trouble with food as part of the vulnerability of the body; disappointment and deceptions through the children.

                      Ceres in aspect to Pluto

                      The nurturing principle combines with the transformative urge. This combination emphasizes the archetypal Ceres-Pluto theme of loss and return which teaches that one cannot become attached to the life that one has created and nurtured.

                      Harmonious aspects denote the ability to share one's physical and mental / emotional / creative offspring. There may exist a deep understanding of the human psyche and physical world that enables the individual to facilitate others in their life / death passages. Becoming a parent can transform one's values and create greater tolerance and acceptance of others.

                      Stressful aspects may signify intense emotional crises brought about through the loss or separation of loved ones. Intense grief, sorrow, and depression may result. If the person tends to grasp or attempts to possess his or her creations, power struggles may result.

                      The resolution of these challenges lies in transforming one's attachments through accepting the teaching of the Ceres-Pluto myth - that return and renewal follow letting go, that every death is followed by a birth, and that every loss is replenished by a gain. Thus, a real understanding of this truth permanently erases the fear of loss from one's subconscious mind and replaces it with trust, acceptance and joy.

                      The conjunction: To feel overwhelmed by the mother and by her attempts to control and manipulate; to be forced to eat; to have food-related compulsions (such as binge-eating); to have psychological complexes that manifest in the diet; to need to release the attachment to the mother (and vice versa!); to 'take care of people who are in radical circumstances'.

                      Inharmonious aspects: To have psychological undercurrents in parent-child relationships; to experience 'powerlessness' through the birth experience (C-section, surgery, etc.) or through parenting; to feel 'forced' into motherhood / parenthood or into the role of nurturer / caretaker, and to see that the role can become a vindictive psychological 'weapon' and entails radical changes in the life situation; to use food or nutrition as a basis to alienate or control others; to control one's diet as a compensation for other areas where one feels helpless or powerless; to experience the mother as too psychologically shrewd or too penetrating.

                      Ceres in aspect to the Ascendant

                      The conjunction: Increased importance of nurturing exchanges, 'tending' or 'caring' for' and events that deal with food, shopping or meal preparation.

                      Inharmonious aspects: Indicate a need to 'take care of oneself' (physically, and otherwise, and especially to watch the diet); the square also shows inadequate mothering when natal; the mother may have rejected the child's appearance and ways of coping / dealing with the world; the mother is part of what the child has to cope with and defend against.
                      • I have Ceres retrograde in Aries, 1st house
                        at the point of a yod connected to
                        Neptune in the 29th degree of Scorpio, 8th house
                        & Pluto in Virgo, 6th house

                        you could say that Ceres is highlighted in my chart

                        "Ceres in Aries people identify nurturance with autonomy and being granted independence. In turn, the Ceres in Aries individual nurtures others through promoting their self-determination and self-sufficiency. To feel truly loved, this person must receive these experiences from his or her significant others. Pathology or imbalance can occur when the child feels either dominated by the nurturer or pushed toward autonomy before he or she is ready to take on this responsibility."


                        yes, I'd agree with all of that


                        "Ceres in the first house implies the projection of one's personality as nurturing, sympathetic, and concerned for others. One may identify one's role as being a parent or provider. It may be necessary for this person to nurture him- or herself."


                        that, too


                        "Ceres in aspect to Neptune

                        The nurturing principle combines with the transcendent urge. This combination can indicate a sensitizing of the nurturing impulse to create a depth of compassion and empathy for all beings.

                        Harmonious aspects can signify the desire to selflessly give, based upon the experience of unconditional and absolute love obtained through spiritual devotions. This aspect may also symbolize psychic sensitivity to the emotions of others that enables these individuals to serve as healer-helpers in their chosen roles or professions. Artistic and acting abilities may also be indicated by this aspect.

                        Stressful aspects can point to unrealistic perceptions of loved ones and consequent feelings of disappointment or deception. The resulting emotional neediness may predispose the individual to playing victim as a way of receiving attention in the form of nurturing. Or, unable to bear the emotional pain and isolation, this person may seek refuge in various forms of escapism - drugs, alcohol, or withdrawal.

                        The resolution of these challenges lies in finding one's source of nourishment through the experience of oneness and unity that connects all beings. Ministering to the needs of others, without self-sacrifice, also enables the Ceres-Neptune individual to fulfill his / her deep longing for wholeness and unity.

                        Inharmonious and harmonious aspects: Illnesses of children; sense of loss through mother and children; children require sacrifice and sympathy; an emphasis on fluids or liquid 'foods'; to need to purify the diet and to be nurturing of one's own sensitivity.

                        Inharmonious aspects: Food allergies; strange reactions to foods; uncertain identification of the mother; to be cared for by nurses / nursemaids; to feel a sense of loss in connection with the mother; to have trouble with food as part of the vulnerability of the body; disappointment and deceptions through the children."


                        brought a tear to my eye


                        "Ceres in aspect to Pluto

                        The nurturing principle combines with the transformative urge. This combination emphasizes the archetypal Ceres-Pluto theme of loss and return which teaches that one cannot become attached to the life that one has created and nurtured.

                        Harmonious aspects denote the ability to share one's physical and mental / emotional / creative offspring. There may exist a deep understanding of the human psyche and physical world that enables the individual to facilitate others in their life / death passages. Becoming a parent can transform one's values and create greater tolerance and acceptance of others.

                        Stressful aspects may signify intense emotional crises brought about through the loss or separation of loved ones. Intense grief, sorrow, and depression may result. If the person tends to grasp or attempts to possess his or her creations, power struggles may result.

                        The resolution of these challenges lies in transforming one's attachments through accepting the teaching of the Ceres-Pluto myth - that return and renewal follow letting go, that every death is followed by a birth, and that every loss is replenished by a gain. Thus, a real understanding of this truth permanently erases the fear of loss from one's subconscious mind and replaces it with trust, acceptance and joy.

                        Inharmonious aspects: To have psychological undercurrents in parent-child relationships; to experience 'powerlessness' through the birth experience (C-section, surgery, etc.) or through parenting; to feel 'forced' into motherhood / parenthood or into the role of nurturer / caretaker, and to see that the role can become a vindictive psychological 'weapon' and entails radical changes in the life situation; to use food or nutrition as a basis to alienate or control others; to control one's diet as a compensation for other areas where one feels helpless or powerless; to experience the mother as too psychologically shrewd or too penetrating."


                        yup

                        thanx ~ that helped :)

                        love all-ways,
                        mem

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