OK, sorry again. I have been in and out of contact like a quasar bleeping on a radio telescope. People have written to me about their Ceres placement and I started a post but didn’t get a chance to finish it so I will deconstruct it starting from 1-12 and go through all the signs as well then just mix and match and you have your answer.
So let’s start with the signs and then go to the houses and I’ll give an example at the end of how to put it together.
Aries: Nurturing through self-exploration, creativity, leadership roles, the warrior’s path (often means the military). and putting oneself first/teaching others to put themselves first, the head.
Taurus: Nurturing through food, work, stability, providing structure, routine and financial security, the neck.
Gemini: Nurturing through education, teaching, writing, thinking, communicating, telephones, exchanging ideas, working with pre-adolescent children, neurological system, the arms and lungs.
Cancer: Nurturing through cooking, traditional nurturing careers like nursing or mothering, acquiring things, holding onto connections, keeping family connected, family, the breasts and sometimes the stomach.
Leo: Nurturing through dramatic expression, creativity, playing with children, having fun, theater, the performing arts, gambling, speculation, being a father or playing a father role, protecting children (and one’s own inner child) from the harshness of adult life, the heart.
Virgo: Nurturing through work, analysis, perfecting ones craft/job or self, service to others, giving of oneself, engaging in constructive criticism rather than faultfinding, the stomach, intestines, bowels.
Libra: Nurturing through relationships, the visual arts, beauty, aesthetics, creating harmony and or a harmonious environment, partnerships, legal system, contracts, insisting on what’s fair and being a champion for fairness, the kidneys.
Scorpio: Nurturing through transformation, sexuality, the occult, death and rebirth, transmutation, power, politics, big money (like banks and other wealthy institutions rather than one’s own personal money), financial advice, the big picture when it comes to economics, sexual organs.
Sagittarius: Nurturing through higher education, philosophy, open-mindedness, playfulness, humor, optimism.
Capricorn: Nurturing through career, ambition, working hard, taking control, setting boundaries, power structures, leadership, tough love.
Aquarius: Nurturing through innovation, being involved in humanitarian causes, big organizations, friends, wishes and dreams, supporting other’s in their dreams as well as oneself, TV, music, electronics, science, hope.
Pisces: Nurturing through letting go and helping others to let go, psychic ability, psychic healing, spirituality, the divine, angels, spirit guides, laying on hands, reiki, film, illusions and delusions, mental illness, incarceration, drug and alcohol problems.
Those are the general areas, one or more will make sense for you in your life. I have Ceres in Gemini and for me I’ve always known that I have a gift for healing/nurturing people through words/communication. I could feel always feel it happening as I spoke to someone in a psychic reading. The person would start (often in a dark place) and I could feel their energy turning toward hope and relief by the end of the reading. This same gift applies to my writing. It is my desire to help people through the darkness no matter what the venue.
Now the house system is odd for those who are new to astrology. The best explanation I heard for how this works was taught to me by an astrologer friend when I was in my early 20s. She said the planet is the car, the sign is the engine and the house is the road (this is a very LA metaphor!) So if you have Ceres in Gemini that means the car is the energy of nurturing, Gemini is the driving force and that is the energy of the mind, language, communication and finally if it is in the first house that means it should be driven (for best effect) for the purpose of self actualization and helping others on their path of self-actualization.
Here are the houses
1: Self-actualization the self, the physical body, the way one appears to the world, how people see you, how you interact with others.
2: Your daily life, your work, your routines, the things that create the foundation of your life, your stuff, the money you make from the work you do in the world.
3: Brothers and sisters, grammar school, elementary school, lower education, the early mind, information, communication, writing, domestic travel, publishing through magazines.
4: The home, early life, if you are woman it usually represents your father, if you are a man it usually represents your mother, nurturing, feelings of safety, how you will be remembered after you pass on.
5: Children, speculation, gambling, the stock market, risky investments of any kind, creativity especially performance related creativity, playfulness, hobbies, anything one does for enjoyment sake, affairs, lovers.
6: Service related work, health, health care field, service industries, the work one does to make the world a better place without always being compensated for it, work with charities (also related to the 11th as well but this would be daily grind sort of work), small animals.
7: Partnerships, represents the husband or wife so in this case Ceres in the 7th would indicate a very nurturing partner and also learning to nurture through partnerships and a love relationship/husband or wife, the law, contracts, fairness.
8: Other people’s money – banks and big financial organizations, the occult, hidden power, inner strength, transformation, death, rebirth.
9: Higher education/college, philosophy, humor, travel overseas, foreigners, other cultures, publishing industry (books), intellectually based spiritual models and systems, the thighs.
10: Career, what one becomes most recognized for by others, where one shines in the outer world, taking control, being a leader, the mother in a female’s chart, the father in a male’s chart, ambition, energy put out toward achievement in the material world, the knees.
11: Hopes, wishes, humanitarianism, friends, organizations, innovative ideas, interest in off center people or eccentric ideas, openess to wild ideas and theories, TV, electronics, spirituality (either New Age or not in the main stream), the ankles.
12: That which is hidden from the person, incarceration, dreams, psychic ability, spirit communication, the final part of life before transition, mystical spirituality, shamanism, the feet.
So let’s take a reader’s question. She has Ceres in Scorpio in the third house. So putting it all together. Her way of nurturing is through sexuality, and/or being involved with people who are going through major transitional periods. She herself will often be forced to find nurturing through sexual connections and also through being like a phoenix and rising up out of the ashes of something she didn’t expect. By embracing the transformations she has gone through in her life she will be a light to others and (3rd house) be able to guide through writing, communicating and educating people on her own intense experiences.
Hope this makes sense and if you have trouble e-mail me and I’ll put up your questions. I plan on trying to work (when I get a chance) on some info about the gold and oil markets for a reader. I will post that in the next week or so.
Many blessings and best wishes to all the kind people out there,