Ceres (source: NASA)

I found another one of my astro-twins while goofing around with the search feature on astrotheme.com. Ceres, the dwarf planet, shares many of its natal positions with my horoscope.

Of course, the heavenly body was there long before it was discovered on January 1, 1801, but its chart was drawn up on a day when the sun was in Capricorn and the moon was in Cancer, just like my sun and moon. We also share Mercury, Venus and Neptune placements.

I suppose that we’re alike in some respects. We’re both oddballs and outsiders who barely anyone recognizes, and yet we’re still way bigger than most of you schmucks realize. If you don’t know who we are, that says more about how oblivious you are than it does about us. I’m kidding, sort of . . .

Anyway, I haven’t really studied the asteroids (or dwarf planets) enough to pretend that I’m an expert on their astrological influences. For that reason, I decided to look up Ceres shortly after I discovered that we have so much in common. Here’s what Cafe Astrology has to say about it:

The dwarf planet Ceres is the largest of the discovered asteroids found between the orbits of the planets Mars and Jupiter. Ceres is named after the Roman goddess, Ceres. The Greek goddess equivalent was Demeter.

In astrology, Ceres rules food, agriculture, transitions in a female’s life, nurturing, motherhood, and family relationships. With Ceres, there is a love of what is simple, natural, and good for you. There is also a strong need to nurture and protect, as well as to treat other living beings, including animals, with respect and reverence. Ceres is also connected to grief, as well as the possibility of destroying everything in one’s path in order to regain what was lost. It might also be connected to separation and time-sharing, as Ceres in mythology had to strike a deal with Pluto who had abducted her daughter, Persephone, wherein she was to return Persephone to him for part of the year.

I have Ceres in Pisces. That position is supposed to make me the nurturing type, but I’m really not unless it comes to animals. In fact, I can be quite the opposite. Ceres in Pisces is also related to a fear of abandonment, which I guess I understand.

What’s really interesting, though, is that I’ve discovered all of this on the day when transiting Mars is actually going to conjoin my natal Ceres. What kind of cosmic weirdness is that?

I really should pay more attention to these things. Unfortunately, the more anyone focuses on the details, the less attention they pay to the big picture. I’m going to resolve to look into the asteroids a little more, but I’m not going to abandon my specialties, like discussing myself instead of offering you advice.

You know what they say? Do what you love!

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