Tag: Nourish

Venus on Fire

Venus on Fire

Do you know what your Venus sign is?  This is the sign that Venus was in at the time of your birth.  You can go to Foxy Astrology and create your birth chart to find this placement.  Every eight years we experience a Venus Return, which is when transiting Venus returns to the same place in the sky where it was when you were born.

Because of the shape of Venus’s orbit, it is probably pretty close to your Sun sign — usually never more than one or two signs away. If you have Venus conjunct or within the same sign as your Sun, then you are almost guaranteed to possess a beautiful soul; one that gives you that “special something” that folks just can’t put their finger on.  Whatever “it” is… you most likely have “it!”

The relationship between your Venus and your Sun can tell a lot about who and what attracts you.  Venus is the ruler of the things we love and value.  If Venus comes before your Sun in your natal chart then she is expressed as the ‘Morning Star’ and you are more direct in your relationships.  You might prefer getting straight to business and save the foreplay for another day. If Venus comes after your Sun, then she takes on the guise of the ‘Evening Star’ and as such, prefers to wait for the object of her desire to make the first moves. This is the signature of a person that likes to be romanced and enjoys the build-up before the pay-off.  

Full Moon in Libra

March 28 is the Full Moon at 8 degrees and 18 minutes of Libra, but opposing this celestial body is a hella stellium (three or more celestial objects in a sign or house) in Aries. This cadre of celestial combustion consists of: Kassandra, the Sun, Chiron, and Venus.  Let’s break this down:

  • Kassandra is the quintessential victim of the narcissist but possesses the gift of premonition;
  • The Sun represents our true self — our ego;
  • Chiron represents our wound; and
  • Venus represents the things that we love and value.

Theses influences will all be conjunct in Aries — the first sign and of the zodiac — representing the self. The Full moon will be working on finding equilibrium in Libra.  Libra is the seventh sign of the zodiac and represents your relationship to others. Full Moons are a time of release and this could be a fantastic opportunity for profound healing; especially around issues from early life that might still be holding you back.  

The work you do at this time is crucial to moving forward.  Only a few weeks away is the New Moon in Aries and this will be time to test out this Full Moon recalibration.

New Moon in Aries

This is really the beginning of the end of old patterns and is important as we move into April. We find yet another stellium at the end of Aries, during the Aries New Moon (4/11) with the Sun conjunct the Moon at 22 degrees and 24 minutes of Aries.  Ceres will be at the front of this divine feminine renewal, reminding us of what we need to nourish ourselves. Venus will continue traveling with the Sun, but will be joining Eris — the goddess of discord — who reminds us to do just a tiny bit of harm, and take no sh*t.

Look as see what sign and house your natal Venus is in and use the energy of these two Moons to reevaluate how that is changing. Venus will help you determine what you need to nourish yourself now. This New Moon presents us with a lot of divine feminine energy, but instead of a traditional soft and ladylike ambience, I think this is an opportunity to turn your engines up to 11 and let them burn brightly in a new way.

Ceres in Aries – Feb. 22 – May 9, 2021

Ceres in Aries – Feb. 22 – May 9, 2021

On February 22, the dwarf planet Ceres will leave Pisces and enter into Aries until May 9. Ceres had been in Pisces a significant portion of 2020, due to her retrograde, but now she is moving into Aries and her focus (and ours) will shift dramatically around the things that nourish our souls.

While in Pisces, Ceres focuses on illness, loss, grief, and the cycle of death and rebirth. In the last year we have all experienced dealing with these themes.  During this period, you may have had to make significant sacrifices to continue to survive, or your survival may have been challenged by unforeseen circumstances. Ceres has been sitting at the last degree of Pisces (29˚) over the course of time that the winter storm Uri and the Polar Vortex ripped across the U.S.; many have suffered as this ‘critical’ degree was activated strongly by this dwarf planet.

Ceres (Demeter in Greek mythology) is the goddess of agriculture and the harvest; she also represents how we give and receive nurturing. The most well-known myth about this goddess is when Pluto (her brother) kidnapped her daughter (with her other brother Jupiter) Persephone and spirited her away to the Underworld.  Ceres’ grief was so terrible that she refused to allow the plants to grow, causing great famine.  Jupiter had to intervene with Pluto, and he agreed to return Persephone to her mother, but she had eaten food from the Underworld, so she had to return to Hades four months of the year (Winter).  During that time, things are dormant; nothing grows until Persephone returns to her mother in Spring and stays with her until the end of the harvest season. 

So now that you have a better picture of Ceres as the deeply devoted nurturer… how do you find her in your chart?  The symbol/glyph for this goddess is a scythe, but also looks a bit like a ‘?’ sitting on a ‘+’ in your chart.  Some astrological programs automatically add Ceres, Juno, Pallas Athena, and Vesta (the last four goddesses are classified as asteroids). Ceres was officially upgraded to a dwarf planet in 2006, along with Pluto, Eris, Makemake, and Haumea. Where she sits in your chart affects how you nurture others and how you need to be nurtured in return.

{Tip: If you go to Foxy Astrology (right under my blog posts on the homepage) you will see a link to create your birth chart. Once you enter your information and draft your chart, you can look under ‘settings’, select ‘planets/asteroids’, and check the box next to ‘Ceres’.

Now Ceres is leaving the soft, sensitive, mutability of Pisces for Aries, and the focus of our nurturing will shift. The first degree of Aries (0˚) is very important. Not only is this a critical degree, but it is the beginning of the zodiac and known as the Aries Point.  Aries rules the 1st house of the self; with Ceres moving into Aries, the focus will shift to fiery, passionate, and actionable energy. It is time to call back your energy and pursue the things that nurture and nourish your soul.