Ceres, The Mother Goddess, Transits Gemini

From July 3, 2021, to December 21, 2021, the asteroid Ceres will transit the mercurial of Gemini. During this transit, we learn that our ability to communicate and express ourselves is one of the best ways to we can express care and nurturing for ourselves and others. Continue to read on to find out more about Ceres’ transit of Gemini and what this particular transit offers us on our own journeys to self-care and nurturing.

Ceres: Nuturing Ourselves & Others

Ceres is the largest asteroid which is named after the Roman goddess who rules over agriculture. She is also associated with crops, nurturing, and mothering that is associated with providing sustenance. Ceres is the mother of Persephone, the young lady who was abducted by Hades, the God of the Underworld. It was Ceres who struck a deal with Hades so that Persephone could spend half of the year with her and the other half in the underworld with Hades after Persephone are six pomegranate seeds tying her to the underworld. Prior to striking a deal with Hades, Ceres mourned the loss of her daughter Persephone to Hades which caused all crops to die. It is believed that the seasons are related to Ceres’ cycle of mourning. During the autumn and winter months, vegetation on Earth dies away to coldness as Ceres mourns for the return of her daughter. The spring and summer seasons are represented by Persephone’s return to the world of light where she is reunited with her mother Ceres. It is for this reason that Ceres is related to caring for the self as well as nurturing others.

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