The Astrology of Ceres

Wednesday September 14th 2016
Demeter Mourning — Frederick Leighton

Demeter Mourning — Frederick Leighton

The dwarf planet Ceres, named after the goddess of fertility and agriculture, takes four years to make her way through the Zodiac, spending about four months in each sign.

But this year, due to retrograde, she will be spending an unusually long time in Aries and the early degrees of Taurus. Ceres turned retrograde on August 31 at 5° Taurus and she retreats into Aries on October 13.

Ceres is about the same size as Pluto. Although her influence has been widely ignored by the astrological establishment — even though the asteroids were discovered over 100 years earlier than Pluto —  she is often the key to understanding a birth chart, and transits from and to Ceres can be life-changing.

During this retrograde, it’s time to re-evaluate Ceres (while she’s in Taurus) and revivify her (when she reaches Aries).

First of all, here are two essential posts about Ceres, which were lost in a search engine wilderness.

To Cherish — Ceres Part One

Guardian of the Gates of Hell – Ceres Two

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  1. Andries H. Cats says:

    Stephen Craig Paddock has Ceres 20 Gemin conjunt his twelve House cusp 20 Gemini.

    Horoscope Stephan Craig Paddock, birth certificate: birth on 11:05 am in Jane Lamb hospital Clinton Iowa.

    Rectified birthtime 11:04:17 am.

    His Pars Frt. 26 Taurus is conjunct fixed star Algol!

    Progressive aspects .

    28-Jul-1960 025°,10’08 Taurus Moon 0 Pars
    28-Jul-1960 +23°,35’18 Moon // Plu
    28-Jul-1960 +23°,35’26 Moon // mutual Plu

    Relatives say the roots of Paddock’s loner lifestyle may have been planted July 28, 1960. On that day, when Paddock was 7, a neighbor from across the street took him swimming. The neighbor at the time told a local newspaper that she knew authorities were coming for his father, a bank robber, and she wanted to spare the boy the trauma of seeing his father hauled away by authorities.

    Progressive aspect and transits Stephen Craig Paddock.

    19-Jan-1998 016°,01’11 Cancer Ura 90 mutual C—3
    19-Jan-1998 025°,10’08 Aquarius Mars 90 Pars transit
    19-Jan-1998 012°,15’35 Libra Maan 90 Black Sun transit
    19-Jan-1998 014°,34’38 Aries Sat 90 Ura transit
    19-Jan-1998 025°,21’46 Aquarius Mars 60 Ven transit

    Father Benjamin Hoskins Paddock.

    He died Jan. 18, 1998, in Arlington, according to an obituary than ran in the Star-Telegram.

    Progressive aspects and some transits:

    11-Jun-2017 023°,51’08 Gemini Moon 135 Drac
    12-Jun-2017 +21°,34’35 MC // Asc
    18-Jun-2017 024°,07’56 Gemini Moon * AL HECKA (MARS – )
    23-Jun-2017 024°,18’44 Gemini Moon 120 Sat
    27-Jun-2017 020°,39’57 Gemini Sun 120 mutual Sat
    28-Jun-2017 024°,28’51 Gemini Moon 90 AR09
    28-Jun-2017 007°,36’05 Gemini MC 135 Nep
    30-Jun-2017 024°,33’48 Gemini Moon 0 AR12

    11-Jul-2017 010°,10’08 Cancer Merc 45 Pars
    17-Jul-2017 025°,10’08 Gemini Moon 30 Pars
    22-Jul-2017 025°,21’46 Gemini Moon 60 Ven
    27-Jul-2017 025°,32’37 Gemini Moon 45 C-11

    3-Aug-2017 +19°,03’43 Mars // Pars transit
    5-Aug-2017 005°,29’57 Taurus Ven 90 mutual Drac
    5-Aug-2017 -21°,34’35 Plu # Asc transit
    6-Aug-2017 021°,28’28 Sagittarius Sat 120 AR03 transit
    7-Aug-2017 011°,48’08 Leo Mars 0 C—2 transit
    13-Aug-2017 026°,08’13 Gemini Moon 60 AR08
    31-Aug-2017 026°,48’08 Gemini Moon 45 C–2

    24-Sep-2017 004°,20’23 Scorpio C–3 135 C-12
    24-Sep-2017 +16°,38’59 C-12 // Ven
    28-Sep-2017 +07°,10’51 Mars # Nep transit
    28-Sep-2017 014°,34’38 Virgo Mars 60 Ura transit
    29-Sep-2017 012°,12’27 Pisces Nep 45 AR01 transit
    29-Sep-2017 +06°,50’44 Mars # Sat transit
    30-Sep-2017 015°,54’17 Virgo Mars 45 AR10 transit

    1-Oct-2017 010°,32’37 Cancer Merc 60 C-11
    1-Oct-2017 027°,54’22 Gemini Moon * POLARIS (SAT – VENUS )
    1-Oct-2017 008°,01’21 Libra Sun 45 AR06 transit
    1-Oct-2017 022°,16’25 Sagittarius Sat 60 Maan transit
    1-Oct-2017 -09°,49’17 Jup # C—3 transit
    2-Oct-2017 020°,55’13 Gemini Sun 60 Plu
    2-Oct-2017 027°,12’27 Aries Ura 90 AR01 transit