Ceres has mythological roots. She is an ancient Roman and Greek deity known as Demeter in Greek mythology and Ceres in Roman. She was the goddess of fertility, harvest, and agriculture.
As it has a mythological connection with motherhood, Ceres is the archetype of Mother Nature, representing nourishment.
According to the myth, Ceres had a daughter, Persephone. Hades, God of the Underworld, fell in love with her. Hades decided to make her his queen, and he kidnapped Persephone and took her to his cruel world.
Ceres took an infant prince under her care after losing her daughter. Her pain was unbearable, and she didn’t stop there.
Instead, Ceres eliminated all the blessings Persephone gave to the world. As a consequence, the Earth became empty, impoverished, filled with infertile lands and hungry people.
Without Persephone, the world was bleak, cold, and miserable like the Underworld of Hades.
It is why Ceres and Hades decided to agree, allowing Persephone to split her time between her mom and husband.
When Persephone was with Hades, the winter would come to Earth, stopping all the vegetation. When she was with Ceres, everything would wake up again, and vegetation would flourish.
Thanks to that compromise, the myth explains the change of seasons.
Besides the connection with motherhood, astrology uses this myth and Persephone’s struggles to explain hardships, traumas, and turmoils one goes through in life.
Ceres in astrology: Origins and meaning
Ceres is the largest asteroid in the asteroid belt orbiting between Mars and Jupiter.
Due to its size and other considerable factors, most astronomers consider it a Dwarf planet.
Regarding the natal chart, Ceres is an underrated element despite its fascinating traits. His placement can be a powerful indicator of one’s nurture, well-being, and self-care.
The position of Ceres in a natal chart can also pinpoint weaknesses.
Ceres is the ruler of cooking, food, and nourishment, and it represents nurture and one’s capacity to care for others.
Many people find it hard to differentiate the role of Ceres and the Moon.
The Moon is a symbol of a relationship between a mother and child, affection, and nourishment. Ceres indicates how one nurtures themselves.
Ceres shows how to give and receive attention, care, and nourishment. It tells the story of one’s childhood, how they grew up, and how that affects their self-care.
That’s the starting point of connection between Virgo and Ceres.
Ceres can identify what did one miss while growing up. How did the lack of what they needed determine the way they will nurture themselves and others?
Ceres is there to answer these questions. It shows how one might nourish others to find what they needed so much in childhood.
Negative placement of Ceres in a natal chart can show eating disorders, abandonment issues, or grief. Ceres can detect how one takes care of their family, kids, friends, and pets.
People with a good position of Ceres tend to be caring, warm, and supportive parents.
An unfavorable position gives overprotective parents who like to control their kids. They often raise hypersensitive kids who are too dependant on the people around them.
That is the consequence of fear because both parents are afraid that they’re not good enough. Fear is an emotion that’s strongly associated with Ceres.
Ceres’s characteristics guide us to overcome our troubles and take better care of ourselves and others. It is the element that helps us mature in tumultuous times.
Ceres in Scorpio (House VIII): Personality and general traits
Ceres is about the depth of our emotions, care, and dedication. Considering that Scorpio is one of the most emotional signs, Ceres feels comfortable in the eighth house.
Scorpio is mysterious and capable of deep feelings. They are sensitive and highly intuitive, so they can read with ease what other people feel and whether they are sincere.
Being as sentimental as they are, Scorpio Ceres wants others to show them their affection through caring touch and words. They want passion, dedication, and unquestionable loyalty. They don’t forgive and forget when someone lies to them or hurt them.
These people want to develop and nurture genuine connections with people in their lives. It is love and passion that makes them feel alive, and they would give their all to make loved ones happy and safe.
Material things and temporary pleasures don’t mean anything to Ceres in Scorpio compared to the love they have toward their partner and family.
Both Scorpio Ceres individuals need to receive both emotional and physical affection to feel complete.
When they care, they make sure others know they are loved. Ceres in Scorpio will express intense emotions. They love to kiss, hug, and make love.
Even though Scorpio Ceres is capable of profound feelings, they have a dark side and find the occult, obscure, and unknown compelling.
Karma, death, and spiritualism thrill them. But they also want to learn about personal transformations and help others go through that process.
They are expressive, but if necessary, they can control their emotions just as well.
Thus, Ceres in Scorpio can teach others how to do the same. They are emotionally demanding, and if their loved ones don’t show their care, Ceres Scorpio will feel something is wrong. Hence, they become jealous and even possessive.
Scorpio Ceres might express their feelings openly, but they will only do it with people they feel they can trust. But high standards means high expectations.
Their loved ones should give ultimate devotion and loyalty, or Ceres in Scorpio might turn against them.
Ceres in Scorpio and childhood
People with Ceres in Scorpio likely grew up with parents whose emotions and affection went from one extreme to another. Sometimes Scorpio Ceres felt as if they were the most loved child in the world.
Other times, they feared that one or both of their parents hated them. Perhaps their caregiver went through a traumatic event that changed them forever. That forced Scorpio Ceres to continuously wonder and try to decode if their parents love them.
As they grew up, Scorpio Ceres learned how to protect themselves and manage drastic emotional fluctuations their parents had.
Another possible scenario is that they had a dominant and demanding but emotionally detached parent.
Because of that, Scorpio Ceres had to repress their emotions because they didn’t want to be perceived as weak.
Woman with Ceres in Scorpio
Females with Ceres in Scorpio are sensual, passionate, and compelling. They are intense, and that shows in every word, action, and movement.
These women are brave, mysterious, and determined. They know what they want, and they will go to great lengths to achieve it.
But women with Ceres in Scorpio can also be controlling, manipulative, and jealous. They are emotionally demanding, and if they don’t get full attention and dedication, they will express their dissatisfaction.
These females don’t trust anyone until the other person proved their loyalty. And Scorpio Ceres will set traps and conduct subtle experiments to test that sincerity. They are intelligent but unforgiving.
If someone does something wrong to them, they will never forget and move on. Scorpio Ceres females can be petty, and they usually seek revenge when someone hurts them.
Their problem is that their loyalty and honesty tests are not always right. Thus, they are easily insulted and take everything personally.
Yet, deep inside, females with Ceres in Scorpio usually don’t have mean intentions. They want to protect themselves from getting hurt.
Man with Ceres in Scorpio
Males with Ceres in Scorpio can love and care deeply. Loyalty is of paramount importance to them. They will give all of them to those they love, and they expect the same. Just as their female counterparts, they are intuitive and can read others.
They have high standards, and they don’t want just any partner. Scorpio Ceres seeks the one.
When they feel they have found the love of their life, they will never hide their emotions. These men shower their partner with affection. They are intense and dedicated lovers.
Men with Ceres in Scorpio get jealous if they see the slightest sign of dishonesty.
That’s when they can become manipulative and put their partner under many tests to prove loyalty. If they discover treason, they won’t move on until their partner regrets their actions.
Due to their zest for mysterious, occult, and decoding hidden messages, these men are ideal psychologists, doctors, and healers.
People with Ceres in Scorpio express their love through touch, seductive words, and kisses. They don’t suppress their feelings, and they’re quite intense in showing them.
These individuals seek long-term, stable, and deep connections. It is what gives them strength, energy, and reasons to live.
Scorpio Ceres persons are emotional, sensitive, and intuitive. They are determined to make their loved ones happy, but they require nothing less.
Scorpio Ceres people love mysteries, and the concept of transformation and metamorphosis fascinates them. They want to discover the ultimate secrets of life, which is the drive that motivates all their other desires.