CERES AND HER SIGNIFICANCE IN ASTROLOGY
Ceres is a dwarf planet, like Pluto. In astrology Ceres is the symbol of genes, seeds, grain, nutrition and everything related to those three words, like dynasty, motherhood, descendant, ancestor, LSD (with Neptune) and diet. Since I found out about Ceres I see more and more examples of the importance of this dwarf planet in the natal chart, by transit and in progressions. Here is list of examples with links.
Transit Ceres was exactly trine the Sun of a woman when her grand child was born.
Ceres was important for LSD. Neptune symbolises drugs and medications. In 1938 Albert Hofmann discovered LSD. His progressed Sun was sesquisquare Neptune then. And the progressed MC was conjunct Ceres, the dwarf planet on top of his chart. Ceres is the symbol of heirdoom and grain. See Astropost: http://astropost.blogspot.com/2008/04/birth-chart-albert-hofmann-lsd-man-died.html
When Queen Beatrix was watching her mother when Juliana abdicted, transit Midheaven was Conjunct natal Ceres of Beatrix, indicating A moment related to matters of dynasty. Her famous ancestor William of Orange (born April 24, 1533 at 8:50 a.m. in Dillenburg) had an elevated Ceres. He was the first of the dynasty.
Queen Victoria (May 24, 1819, 4:15 a.m. London) whose ‘job’ was to give birth to the next king or queen to be, had Ceres on the Ascendant. She had nine children!
Mother (!) Theresa has Ceres on the IC, semi sextile the Northen Node. And ‘Ammachi’ (‘the hugging mother’ born September 27, 1953 at 9:10 a.m. in Vlikkalu) has Venus conjunct Ceres.
Indiri Gandhi’s position was strongly related to her father. Ceres rises before her Sun, on the IC.
Sissi (Empress Elisabeth of Austria) had Ceres on Midheaven. Motherhood is important for queens and empresses. Dieting was also very important for Sissi.
Important cooks have an important Ceres in their chart, as you can se on Astropost and Jamie Oliver is an important cook. He has Ceres rising before the Sun: http://astropost.blogspot.com/2010/03/ceres-and-jamie-oliver.html
Donald Trump, whose father founded his ‘empire’ has Ceres on an angle.
David Cameron’s Ceres is important: see http://astropost.blogspot.com/2010/05/chart-of-david-cameron.html
When ’50 cents’ lost weight it was with progressed Sun sesquisquare Ceres for ‘frustrated nutrition’. See http://astropost.blogspot.com/2010/05/astrological-mirror-of-50-cents-lost.html