Ceres is an ancient Roman and Greek deity, and she was the goddess of the harvest, agriculture, and fertility. Ceres is the Roman equivalent of Demeter. She is one of the Twelve Olympian gods and significant figures to Greek farmers.
The goddess is also associated with motherhood, pregnancy, and family bonds. Hence, Ceres is the quintessential Mother Nature, and it represents nourishment.
According to the myth, Ceres had a daughter, Persephone, who was the goddess of vegetation. Hades, the god of the Underworld, fell in love with her and kidnapped her.
Persephone became queen of the Underworld and forcefully joined Hades in his dark and twisted kingdom.
But Ceres couldn’t cope with the pain of missing her daughter, and she removed all the blessings Persephone gave to the world.
The Earth became cold, empty, and plagued with barren lands and hungry people. Ceres and Hades had to make a compromise that will bring life back to the world.
As a result, Persephone would spend time both with her mother and husband.
When Persephone was in the Underworld, the winter would start, and all the vegetation would cease to exist. When she was with Ceres, vegetation and life on Earth would flourish.
The agreement between Hades and Ceres explains the change of seasons.
Astrology doesn’t only use the myth’s connection with motherhood, but also the troubles Persephone went through.
That explains how one can mature by experiencing pain, struggles, and trauma.
Ceres in astrology: Origins and meaning
Ceres is the largest asteroid in the asteroid belt orbiting between Jupiter and Mars. It is also the smallest identified Dwarf planet in the Solar System.
Concerning the natal chart, Ceres is one of the underappreciated elements even though it points to significant characteristics.
Ceres can indicate one’s nurture, wellness, and self-care. Thus, its position in a natal chart can show one’s weaknesses.
Ceres rules overcooking, food, and nourishment, which makes it the archetype of nurture. It is often associated with Taurus and Virgo, but also the Moon.
The Moon is a symbol of a relationship between a mother and child. Thus, Ceres is connected with care, nourishment, and a woman’s adulthood.
If we wonder how we should nurture ourselves and others, Ceres will answer those questions. It indicates how we demonstrate and receive attention, care, and nourishment.
Besides, it can uncover how we grew up and how that affects us today.
By discovering what we lacked in childhood, Ceres shows how we nurture ourselves and others. Negative placement in a natal chart points to eating disorders, grief, and abandonment.
Ceres indicates how we take care of those we love, family, children, and pets. Individuals with well-positioned Ceres are protective, warm, and caring parents.
An unfavorable position gives micromanaging parents who raise children with a lack of confidence and self-esteem.
Fear, the emotion that’s intensely associated with Ceres, drives both parents because they are afraid of not being good enough.
Ceres guides us to overcome our pain, childhood traumas, and struggles. It shows us how to take better care of ourselves and our loved ones.
Ceres in Leo (House V): Personality and general traits
Ceres expresses strongly when in masculine and proud Leo. It is a brave, dominant, and agile Zodiac sign that craves recognition, acknowledgment, and glory. That correlates well with the goddess who stopped life on Earth to get her daughter back.
Leos are not selfish, destructive, nor cold. On the contrary, they are highly passionate, active, and if necessary, they will sacrifice themselves for their loved ones.
Ceres was the mother who would do everything to protect her child, just like the lionesses protect their little cubs.
How does that reflect in the lives of those with Ceres in the fifth house? These individuals are protective. They put their children and family first.
Yet, they don’t let their ambitions, goals, and aspirations die out despite being devoted parents and caregivers.
Ceres in Leo persons love attention, and they can’t hide it. They feel alive when in the center of attention. That gives them power, energy, and motivation. People with Ceres in Leo want others to recognize their effort, hard work, and talents.
If they feel someone doesn’t respect them, they will show their dissatisfaction.
Individuals with Ceres in Leo believe that they are worthy of admiration, appraisals, and fame. That is how they want to receive love, affection, and care: through respect, praise, and devotion.
Ceres in Leo persons might not be royalty, but they want to be treated as if they were because, according to them, that’s a form of expressing love.
But that’s how they will treat their loved ones. Individuals with Ceres in Leo consider people they love divine creatures, and they will put them on a pedestal.
People with Ceres in Leo will express their affection by supporting the dreams, goals, and objectives of those they care about deeply. They will help others accomplish their aspirations.
Thus, Ceres Leo will never hide their feelings. Instead, they will show their emotions freely and unconditionally.
Ceres in Leo and childhood
Individuals with Ceres in Leo probably had a parent who was loud, eccentric, and controlling.
An afflicted Ceres may speak about a parent who often put their child in a shadow, making them feel small and unimportant.
Even though that parent could have been brave, loving, and without bad intentions, they stole the attention their child should have.
An unfavorable position also indicates that one or both parents were obnoxious, self-centered, and egoistic.
Ceres in Leo individual felt unable to express their individuality, or they didn’t get enough attention.
But it can also point to a caregiver who wanted to make them feel unique, but Ceres in Leo individual found it too much or distasteful.
As a result, individuals with Ceres in Leo feel loved when others acknowledge them and notice how special they are. They love it when people are open, playful, and bold.
Thus, Ceres in Leo persons enjoy daring activities, unique experiences, and everything that heightens their senses.
Woman with Ceres in Leo
Females with Ceres in Leo are fierce, bold, and demanding ladies. If Ceres is afflicted, they might even be elitist, pompous, and hungry for attention.
But they are also affectionate, and they express their feelings intensely.
It is hard not to notice a woman with Ceres in Leo. They have a strong aura, they are probably the loudest in the room, and they are often the life of the party.
Women with Ceres in Leo know how to enjoy life, and they are genuine hedonists. They love expensive brands, food, and drinks.
But they can be controlling and mad if not everything goes the way they imagined. They often expect people to behave how they would like, and that means showering them with attention.
Even though Ceres in Leo females are warm-hearted, they are high maintenance and need a man who can keep up with them.
Women with Ceres in Leo are self-confident, they dress to impress, and they’re highly competitive.
But they will never fail to support the dreams of people they love or help others advance in life. However, they might brag that they had a part in that process.
Man with Ceres in Leo
Males with Ceres in Leo are gourmands. They enjoy traveling and experiences that make them feel unique and popular. They are hard-working, brave, and resilient.
These men will fight for what they want and who they love. Men with Ceres in Leo don’t like to waste opportunities but won’t mind over-spending if it means luxury, tasty food, and influential company.
When Ceres in Leo men enter a room, people notice them. They are well-dressed, have refined manners and taste. They are afraid of looking meager, ordinary, and inadequate.
Men with Ceres in Leo can be highly creative, artistic, and talented. As they enjoy helping others reach success, they can be professors, instructors, and personal trainers.
That is also how Ceres in Leo males express their love. They support their loved ones in achieving their goals while also showing their affection through generous gestures, cuddles, and sweet words.
Ceres in Leo males are good and protective fathers. They will push their children to be the best in everything.
Yet, they can be disappointed if their kids are not what they imagined.
Acknowledgment, praise, and warm touch are favorite forms of receiving love for men with Ceres in Leo.
People with Ceres in Leo are self-assured, supportive, and love attention. They will do everything in their power to help their loved ones accomplish goals.
Even though they enjoy praise, they want others to reach their full potential.
These individuals want to feel like royalty and others to acknowledge their achievements, looks, and style. They have a great sense of humor. They can be loud and even act like clowns to make their friends and loved ones laugh.
But persons with Ceres in Leo are generous, brave, and love unconditionally. They will fight for what they want, love, and what they believe.