Size Among Asteroids: Largest
Orbital Period: 4.6 yrs
Discovered: Jan 1st, 1801
House Affiliation: 4th House (Nadir)
Feminine Role Affiliation: Mother
Element Affiliation: Earth
The asteroid Ceres symbolizes the need for nuturing. It is associated with the period of life when creating children and supporting them in their life processes is prominent. Teaching and nourishing children are also necessary functions for men, although our stereotypes do not currently acknowledge this.
Ceres is also associated with the development of compassion in one's personal and spiritual journey. It's affiliation with the element earth emphasizes the need provide the needs for nourishment, such as food and psychological support. Also, the act of growing plants for cultivation is overseen by Ceres, the Goddess of the Harvest. Select the tab for the asteroid Pallas Athene on this page for the fourth stage of this transformation.