Ceres is classified as a dwarf planet but was once considered an asteroid and positioned between Mars and Jupiter.
This asteroid is the first one discovered.
This happened on January 1st, 1801, and the astronomer responsible for this discovery is the Italian astronomer, Giuseppe Piazzi.
Ceres in myth
This astronomical body is named after a Roman goddess, ruler of agriculture, motherly relationships, and fertility.
Ceres was highly respected in ancient Rome, and was especially honored during marriage ceremonies, funerals, and during harvest.
The goddess Ceres is represented in the form of a mature woman.
This goddess, like many others, is copied from the Greek pantheon of gods.
Her counterpart in Greek mythology is Demeter, who was a goddess of fertility and agriculture.
Romans showed their respect to this goddess during a festival named Cerealia, held during the month of April.
Ceres was the goddess of motherhood, fertility, childbirth, but also female virtue.
She was the goddess protector of plebeians and their rights.
She was considered as helper to the dead during their transition into the afterlife.
Ceres in astrology
Astrological Ceres has similar symbolism as in mythology.
This asteroid rules nutrition, health, care, nurture, fertility, family, family ties, food, and agriculture.
This asteroid symbolizes the reproductive stages women go through from their childhood to old age.
It symbolizes motherhood.
The sign and placement of Ceres in the natal house describes a person as a parent, especially as a mother.
It also describes the person as a spouse.
By analyzing Ceres we can discover whether a person has a nurturing nature and reveal the level of preparedness of the person to help and nurture other people, especially those close to them.
Ceres and its position in the chart also describe the person’s relationship with their child, and possible relationship issues.
This asteroid shows whether you have the need to nurture and protect living beings, not just humans, but nature and animals.
Someone with a strong Ceres is very likely concerned about preserving the nature.
This would be someone with their Ceres conjunct Ascendant, Sun, or their Moon.
If Ceres is strongly placed in your natal chart, you are likely a person who is very concerned about your wellbeing.
This includes having a healthy diet, and plenty of exercise.
This asteroid and the sign where its placed, shows how you take care of other people.
If your Ceres is placed in an earth sign, you are likely to support and care for others through preparing them food and giving them practical solutions for their problems.
If your Ceres is placed in an air sign, you nurture others through communication and giving them mental support.
If your Ceres is placed in a water sign, the way you nurture and care for others is offering emotional understanding, support, and guidance.
If your Ceres is placed in a fire sign, you nurture and care for others through giving them encouragement and morally supporting them.
If we had to choose the most curious of all 12 Zodiac signs, Gemini would undoubtedly occupy no 1 space.
They rarely stay focused for a long time because their mind keeps getting stimulated by other things.
These people can be perceived as shallow, but that isn’t usually the case.
They have many interests, and their mind needs constant stimulation.
Air signs are not very emotional unless they have some water or earth influence in their charts.
They are also not very realistic. They are a work in progress and in constant change.
It is not easy to be in an emotional relationship or a friendship with a typical Gemini person.
Because of their need for constant change and movement, these people have difficulties staying at one place for a long time, and this also refers to relationships of all kinds.
They might be prone to parallel relationships, and many of them have multitude of “best friends”.
For people who are the opposite, they might appear insincere, superficial, and not worth investing your time.
These people are quick – witted and nothing slips their eye.
They notice everything and might be very direct up to a point of being perceived as rude.
They love being around people. They love meeting new people and always have some new “friend” around.
People in their lives just need to get used to the fact that they cannot have much of their time and devotion and it is who they are.
Gemini people don’t have bad intentions.
They don’t have any intentions at all, they just go with the flow of their interests.
If something new is happening, the old is forgotten.
This is how many of them treat people in their lives as well.
Their variety of interests makes them a great interlocutor.
They don’t know much about every subject, but they know sufficiently enough to keep the conversation interesting.
These people can be found wherever there is some activity and a lot of people.
They easily make contacts and are very charming.
When it comes to love these people are not the most reliable partners.
Their nature isn’t very stable and in pursuit of constant change.
This is the reason why they get along best with partners with similar traits.
Their partner needs to be someone smart and communicative.
They are mostly attracted to partners who impress them intellectually.
The ones that are able to keep them interested have the most chances for a long term partnership with a typical Gemini.
They get bored easily and are not ashamed to show you that.
They are extroverted and the best partner to complement their character someone who is also easy going and open.
The best career choices for them are in the field of communications, marketing, social media, diplomacy, tourism, news, writing, and similar.
As in every other field, they need mental stimulation at work too.
Ceres in Gemini
When Ceres is placed in Gemini, it adds the traits of this sign to the nurturing side of the person.
People with Ceres in Gemini are not the most nurturing types honestly speaking, unless there are some other placements in the chart which prove otherwise.
The way these people choose to nurture and care for others is through giving them some kind of mental support and communicating with them.
This is sometimes essential and much more needed than giving food and shelter to someone.
This person knows how to make you laugh when times are tough.
They help us see the brighter side of life, which is sometimes more than enough.
They will have a fun relationships with their children.
They will allow their kids to express their individuality and they will also encourage this in their children.
Ceres in Gemini love their freedom and believe everyone should be allowed to keep their freedom up to a certain level, even in the most serious commitments.
They are very curious beings, and this reflects on their diet as well.
They love to try out new things and different cuisines.
They don’t eat much, and they usually try to eat healthy, although some of them don’t care about what and when they eat.
Ceres in Gemini people in many cases don’t have close ties to their family members, usually due to their detached personality and aloofness.
Not that they are not emotional, but they don’t appear to be and often use this mask to cover some insecurities they might have.
They are chatty and communicative and love being around people, but don’t make close and deep ties easily.
For some of these people that is impossible.
If you need a verbal supporter for your goals and ideas, this might be the perfect person, because they always vote for new and fun things.
The problem is when you need actual support not just a verbal one.
Many of them are nowhere to be found when that question arises.
Woman with Ceres placed in Gemini
Women with their Ceres in Gemini are not the most reliable people you can turn to when you need actual help.
They will listen to you talking about your problems, talk to you about them, and offer you some great advice, but when it comes to taking some action to help, they are not always the most reliable helpers.
This is also the case with men whose Ceres is in Gemini.
As mothers they often have a friendly approach towards their children.
They give them support in their activities, especially their hobbies and interests.
They seem the happiest when their kids want to learn new things.
There’s nothing they won’t do to provide their children with the best possible education.
Ceres in Gemini women enjoy traveling and exploring new cultures with their spouses and children.
This is one of their favorite pleasures.
They can’t stand still for a long time, and their partners should have similar traits.
You can’t keep this woman in the home for a long time, even if she has young children.
These women take their babies everywhere with them instead of locking themselves in the house until they go to school.
This woman is often the type to leave her children with people she trusts while she does some errands or travels somewhere with her husband or for business.
These women aren’t neglecting their loved ones.
Their need for freedom is so strong that they keep it for themselves but also make sure everyone around them is used to having their own freedom.
She teaches her children to be independent from a young age.
Even though it might seem cruel, they are actually doing their children a favor, preparing them for life instead of making them incapable of taking care of themselves.
Man with Ceres placed in Gemini
Like women with this placement, men with Ceres in Gemini aren’t the most reliable people when it comes to receiving help and care.
They are willing to give you advice and talk to you, but when it comes to actually doing something concrete, that is when many of them disappear.
Many of them are afraid of commitment, and responsibility.
They don’t like things that will tie them down, and this is why they don’t easily decide to settle down and marry.
This applies to their children as well. Many of them don’t want them because they are afraid of giving up their freedom which seem like a major sacrifice to them.
If they decide to form a long-term partnership this can only be with someone who is understanding and shares their need for freedom.
They easily get bored, and it is not easy to maintain their attention and attraction.
These people are usually not into good looks. They prefer intellect instead.
If their partner is charming and interesting enough this can ensure their role in this person’s life for a long time.
When someone cannot keep their attention for a long time, they don’t hesitate to end that connection and move on.
They are fun and playful dads. They allow their kids great deal of freedom because they believe this is important for developing their sense of self-confidence and independence.
Men with Ceres in Gemini are great parents, just not in the typical sense.
Their most important goal is to develop the sense of curiosity in their children, and love for exploring and experiencing new things.
They will enjoy traveling with their family.
They are not the most conventional people.
They might prefer traveling across the country in a camper than staying in a fancy hotel.
These men are easy going and relaxed in every sense of the word.
If you accept them as they are, you are guaranteed to get the best of them.
Ceres in Gemini people are relaxed and open-minded people but often not very reliable.
They love the pleasure of hanging around people exchanging conversations.
When it comes to taking care of others and nurturing them these people do a good job listening to others and their problems and they try to find a solution through communicating about the issue.
They nurture people through communication.
Unfortunately, when there’s a need to do some action many of them are nowhere to be found.
They don’t like the responsibility and engagement and like to keep things on a more superficial level.
Some of them might be considered kind of unreliable.
These people need their freedom and can only settle down with someone with similar needs.
Both men and women with this position are unconventional and open-minded when it comes to maters of parenting and taking care of children.
They help their children grow their individuality and independence.