Originally published on AstroGeek and Heretical Oracles under the pen name Artemis.
Effective date of transit: 4/15-7/18/16
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin
Ceres is the mother. According to myth, her mourning of Proserpina’s return to the underworld is what brings us the cycle of the seasons; and therefore she is also the ruler of the great cycles in our life. When floating through the arena of Aries, she becomes a fierce mother who teaches through action and fosters independence.
Ceres in Aries is my personal natal position for the great mother, so her dark mama approach is very familiar to me. She doesn’t take shit, she will push you into the deep end of the pool so you have no choice but to learn how to swim, and she will test you at every turn. This is how a Ceres in Aries person teaches and this is how they learn. Ceres in Aries will make sure that we are ready for this next step in our journey, and she will be our partner in crime along the way. People ruled by this energy to not sit well with being told how to do just about anything. They are happy to take suggestions and advice, but in the end you must KNOW that it is their choice what they do with their life. And they want the same for you.
What does that mean for us? Well, it means that a time is coming where we are going to start standing up for the things we want – no matter what other people might think of them. That’s a pretty amazing energy.
For this ingress, I pulled The Sun crossed by The Hangman. The rune that will clarify the energy is Hagalaz (hailstorm). It’s time to grow up. It’s time to regain our independence and our ability to drive our own fucking life. We are familiar with all of the things we need to tackle and all of the things we need to get rid of in order to start our new life. At our center, we know what we need to do, and we’re finally ready to do it. Something is urgently whispering, “There is no time like right now!” You will finally have the drive to start taking action and pushing yourself, and those you care for, into more expressed versions of yourselves.
The way toward thriving is to get up and take what you need. Inaction and suspended ego are not going to work for you right now. The Hangman is water, he is stillness, he is quietly peering into the next dimension. He is willingness to let go of the ego, and he is not boding well for our ego infused happy sun energy that is trying to shine out. Sometimes we need the ego. Sometimes we really need it to puff us up and give us power to actually manifest shit in our lives. Put yourself out there!
Because Ceres is entering Aries, I get a feeling that we are all being re-born as a new version of ourselves. We are infants in this new stage, feeling out how to use our brand new powers. The best way? Ceres in Aries says just DO. Play. Act. Take initiative and dive in. It doesn’t matter if you have a plan or not – do something. It’s the only way to learn how you need to proceed from here.
Compete playfully with your friends (this will be a great way to recharge during this period). Look at the things in your life with child-like eyes. This sense of independence and curiosity is exactly what we will need in order to keep afloat with the wacky energies coming our way the next few months. Don’t fear. Ceres in Aries doesn’t have time for fear in the midst of doing. We WILL do this, and we will do this together. The real question is… Can you keep up?
TAROT READING: The Sun CROSSED BY The Hangman