Ceres Great Mother Astrology
Ceres is the largest of the four major asteroids, and is generally known as the Great Mother or Mother Earth.
Ceres is in charge of motherhood and the family tree. Ceres rules the blossoming of a young girl's body into womanhood. Eating disorders that arise when a woman resists this entrance into fertility also have their place under Ceres' influence.
Ceres looks after the reproductive issues of an adult woman - her menstrual cycles, her birth control choices, her pregnancies and childbirth.
Breastfeeding begins the process of nurturing, creating physical bond between mother and child. This supplies survival for her child and conveys the role of Ceres as caregiver.
When a woman's body changes with menopause, Ceres guides her as she leaves physical fertility behind and finds a new freedom. When she no longer has to take care of her family, she often finds tremendous energy freed up to create artistically, to travel and explore her spirit.