Jupiter, the planet of growth, expansion and more traditionally of good fortune, is currently within celestial touching distance of the Asteroid of nurture dwarf planet Ceres, both in Sagittarius. What does this mean?
Jupiter is the ruler of Sagittarius, and after its four month Retrograde from 10th April to 10th August, when very likely some parts of our hopes did slow down or tread water, it has been steadily moving deeper into the sign of the Archer, ready for when it glides into Capricorn on the 3rd December 2019.
But for about a week from now, it is very closely aligned to Ceres currently at a 2 degree Orb or gap. This will widen, however, as Ceres moves at twice the speed and by the 16th of November, will have arrived in Capricorn. So we have a window of celestial opportunity of this combination that will not be repeated in the sign for literally many many years to come.
So, how can we use this to our advantage? Jupiter asks us to think big, or at least be very positive, and especially in Sagittarius. It can heighten our appreciation of travel, higher education, philosophy, higher truth, international affairs, publishing and adventurism.
Ceres in this location for the next week, gives us an excellent opportunity to nurture ourselves around any of these strands. If there is something we have longed hoped to achieve, this is a fine time to go for it. Not least because Mars in Libra currently bolsters the pair, and is essentially urging them on in a helpful and enabling sextile.
Connect with sources of information – wisdom in all its many forms. Forge an alliance with a life coach or mentor. Then again, if you have qualities which can inspire others, don’t hold back from sharing them. Your life experience could be particularly helpful at this time.
In a less tangible way, this would be an excellent juncture to refresh our spiritual outlook, absorb new philosophical ideas or to explore fresh destinations. An action group forged with like minded people, could have an important impact too. So in general this is a wonderful opportunity to be proactive, and to be as upbeat as possible about what we can achieve.
Daughter of Saturn and Rhea, Ceres was the Goddess of agriculture and harvest in Roman Mythology. We may also know her as Demeter from Ancient Greece. She was the Mother of Persephone the Goddess who was abducted by Pluto/Hades. Ceres was distraught when her daughter was stolen, and eventually Persephone fell in love with her capture. Persephone was allowed to return home to Earth from the Underworld for a few months each year. In the months that Persephone was away Ceres mourned and thus winter was created.
Ceres was caring of her daughter and this asteroid represents our relationships with our Mothers. For example, depending on where Ceres is in our chart it can indicate the manner in which we will nurture others in adulthood. Someone with strong nurturing tendencies may want to enter the nursing profession or a caregiver role in some other capacity.
The lack of nurturing or encouragement in these areas from one’s mother could drive us to seek such elsewhere and if it feels missing or difficult, it can cause emotional trauma and even a potential identity crises. If we do feel as though there is something missing in our lives, we may not always find it easy to identify, if this has something to do with our Ceres placement. We do also need to be aware of our communication with Ceres, as we could, depending on our placement, end up trying to nurture others in the way we need to be nurtured, instead of seeing what another person actually needs.