Ceres was the goddess of agriculture, fertility, and the harvest and ancient Roman and Greek deity. It’s known as Ceres in Roman mythology and as Demeter in Greek.
The myth of Ceres and her daughter, Persephone, explains the change of seasons.
The god of the Underworld, Hades, fell in love with Persephone. He decided to steal her and take her to his cold world. That triggered Ceres to eliminate all the blessings she gave to the world.
The world without Persephone became poor, filled with emptiness and infertile lands. His sorrow and rage left the Earth in despair.
People were hungry, sick, and dying, and the plants were drying out.
As the world is on the brink of extinction, Ceres and Hade made a compromise that allowed Persephone to spend time both with her mother and husband.
When Persephone is with Hades, the vegetation on Earth will stop, and winter will come. When she’s with her mother, vegetation will flourish.
In astrology, Ceres is slightly connected to the ancient myth, as it’s a reminder of Ceres’s love for Persephone and her hardships.
Ceres in Astrology: Origins and Meaning
Ceres is an asteroid, and it was the first largest to be seen orbiting between Mars and Jupiter. Astrologers consider it an asteroid, but it reached a level of Dwarf planet in astronomy.
Even though people often overlook Ceres, it’s a fascinating element, and his placement in a natal chart can tell a lot about nurture, self-care, and well-being.
The position of Ceres in one’s natal chart can be an indicator of their weaknesses.
This element is the ultimate Earth Mother in astrology due to being the rules of cooking, food, and nourishment, which is why it represents nurture and why modern astrology sees it as the ruler of Virgo.
It is easy to mix the role of Ceres with the one of the Moon. While the Moon symbolizes the mother’s nourishment and relationship with the child, Ceres is about how one nurtures themselves.
The position of Ceres shows how to receive and give care. Ceres is like a storyteller who pinpoints the childhood environment and how that affected self-care. It is where the connection between Ceres and Virgo starts.
On the other side, the Moon shows self-identity. It focuses on inner feelings, thoughts, and how one responds to the world around them.
Ceres doesn’t relate nurture to one’s identity and emotions. It is an indicator of what makes one feel comfortable in their skin, focusing on physical health, environment, and lifestyle.
What makes Ceres a powerful element is that it can also identify what one lacked while growing up and how that determined how that person will nurture others.
It points to how one cared about themselves to receive what they are missing from significant people.
For instance, if one has a negative placement of Ceres, it may be a sign of abandonment, sorrow, compulsive eating, anorexia, or other eating disorders.
But Ceres also shows how one takes care of their kids or even pets. Hence, well-positioned Ceres results in parents who are warm, caring, and always there for their children.
Yet, when Ceres doesn’t have a good position in a natal chart, it results in overprotective parents who micromanage the lives of their kids.
Those children usually grow up to be too dependent, insecure, and overly sensitive. Fear of not providing enough care drives both types of parents, and that anxiety is also associated with Ceres.
Finally, Ceres is like a guide that uses these characteristics to help one overcome misfortunes. Ceres helps one become mature while dealing with hardships and traumatic events.
But to identify how Ceres guides a person and shows their weaknesses, self-love, and care, it’s essential to check its placement in a natal chart.
Ceres in Aries (House I): Personality and General Traits
Ceres is the sign of one’s nurturing abilities, and in Aries, it indicates active self-care. Aries is among the fiercest Zodiac signs. They love challenges, physical activities, and they don’t stay in one place for too long. People with Ceres in Aries love to exercise, take good care of their bodies, and have a lot of energy.
Yet, these people are not cuddly, delicate, or tender. Persons with Ceres in Aries have an intense nature, and they won’t show their affection with ease.
Yet, they expect to be pampered, they want their loved ones to be gentle, and they don’t mind being showered with attention.
They can appear cold and too strong to need love, but they need it just like everyone else. Even if they reject someone’s affection at first, that’s only their protective instinct, not their actual intention.
People with Ceres in Aries need persons who will provide them with care even if they don’t know how to ask for it.
In the same way, they don’t know how to express their care. Even though they want to make their loved ones feel safe, loved, and protected, they don’t show that with sweet words and caring gestures.
Individuals with Ceres in Aries are all about the action, showing their care with their behavior, deeds, and practical acts.
Those who want to show their affection to persons with Ceres in Aries should do it by encouraging them, reminding them of their power and strength.
Persons with Ceres in Aries need to feel independent, sovereign, and self-resilient.
Hence, their loved ones always need to give them enough space and freedom to feel that way. They are career-oriented people, so their loved ones should acknowledge their accomplishments, support their goals and needs.
Ceres in Aries and Childhood
Children with Ceres in Aries need their parents to be kind, to care for them, and make them feel secure. These kids are also quite playful. They enjoy being with friends and engaging in challenging activities.
Due to having a strong personality, kids with Ceres in Aries often get less care than they want, making them feel lonely.
That is why these kids usually grow up in an environment that teaches them how to be self-sufficient and fend for themselves.
This placement often shows that one didn’t have a strong parental figure or that they had to care about younger siblings.
A negative position of Ceres can be an indicator of violence, childhood trauma, and aggression.
Growing up in that kind of home environment often gives people who didn’t have proper nurture, which explains their incapacity to be caring gently.
As they grow up, they learn to rely on themselves, and they are reluctant to allow others to care for them.
Since their early childhood, people with Ceres in Aries find solace in being on the move, being active, and dynamic.
Woman With Ceres In Aries
Females with Ceres in Aries are passionate, emotional, and intense. They love profoundly, which some might find overwhelming. These women are not afraid to approach a man, take the initiative, and be the dominant one.
A woman with Ceres in Aries needs an equally strong man who can be her rival and ally and love her passionately. In the bedroom, she prefers the man to take the dominance, freeing her from all the restraints and control she has during the day.
It is a woman who likes to experiment with poses and enjoys good foreplay, and needs a man with an extensive imagination. Dull, traditional, and predictable won’t work for this fiery woman.
Yet, females with Ceres in Aries usually didn’t get enough attention from their parents, or they had to be the parental figure for the siblings, which causes them to want the one they can’t have. What she lacks in love, she’ll find in her career.
Women with Ceres in Aries don’t want a traditional life, to become housewives and mothers whose life revolves around their kids. They want life to be a continuous adventure that provides them with intensity, energy, and passion.
Man With Ceres In Aries
Males with Ceres in Aries are self-independent, persistent, and have a zest for physical activities.
These are not the men who show their affection with ease and who pamper loved ones with care. Even though they are sensitive and love their families, they appear cold and distant.
They require loyalty, honesty, and warmth from their loved ones, yet, they want to have their freedom.
Only when they feel they have their independence they can be happy. But they are not lone wolves, and they need people they love close to them.
Those that love a man with Ceres in Aries need to learn how to show them care and give them love while also giving them enough space to chase their dreams, goals, and careers. Otherwise, they could start feeling suffocated and run away-
It is why they want a woman who can be their equal, who is self-resilient, highly intelligent, and has a complex personality. Men with Ceres in Aries need a female who will challenge them and force them to be brave and daring.
These men are passionate in the bedroom, love to have control, and they need a woman who is not shy and doesn’t hold back.
However, if someone betrays them, they can get quite aggressive, and they explode with ease.
People with Ceres in Aries are brave, have a zest for life, exercise, and physical activities. They often didn’t get all the attention and care they needed in their formative years, which taught them how to be self-independent and difficult to express affection.
They need people who will nurture them by showing encouragement and acknowledging their success and strong personalities.
People with Ceres in Aries need freedom and time to dedicate themselves to their goals.
Individuals with Ceres in Aries use deeds, practical acts, and helpfulness to show love, nurture, and affection. These are not the people who will shower others with romantic gestures and cuddles.
But they are not selfish, and they love profoundly. It is why people with Ceres in Aries will support their loved ones no matter what. They will be there when someone needs them, and they will help others grow and be successful.