|Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Brazil.
Is the mother goddess giving a helping hand?
She was discovered 200 years ago (1 January 1801), but astrologers pretty much ignored the presence of the goddess of the harvest and mature motherhood until the mid-70s. They were put right in 2006 by the International Astronomers Union, the body that decides these things. The astronomers recategorised the planets, putting Pluto and Ceres on the same footing at a momentous meeting that summer. Now both are dwarf planets.
|Chico Mendes (1944-1988),
the murdered trade
unionist and environmentalist
was a colleague of Marina
Silva’s. Wow – Brazil has changed
a lot in the last quarter century.
A lot of people asked why she didn’t win the first round outright. Could it be that she just wasn’t Cereous enough? The Green Party candidate Marina Silva, another iron lady with an incredible biography – (raised barefoot in the rainforest, she became the first woman environment minister), shocked everyone by taking a stonking 19 per cent of the vote and essentially forcing Dilma to a second round.
That Chiron though is perfectly aligned with Ceres in Cancer. There’s a five-second gap from exact quincunx. So she has an awkward, engaging, interesting life-long tug of love between maverick Chiron/Sun and Mother Earth. When she harnesses these energies together she moves mountains. Interestingly, some reports suggest that Silva’s anti-abortion stance got the Evangelical Christians to turn out for her in force. Babies again.
Pluto is currently transitting her Capricorn Mars – boy is she tenacious. She is in life for the long haul. I think she may be the kind of person who gains power from a Pluto transit rather than feeling battered by outside forces.
So what about Dilma? She too has an exact aspect to her Ceres – but from revolutionary Uranus. How perfect for a woman who came to prominence through a guerilla movement and who is well known for her policy on electricity (Uranus). One of her most famous initiatives was called Luz para Todos which has brought electricity to millions of poor households across the country.
|Left to right: Silva, Serra, Rousseff|
Ceres also forms part of a smooth Grand Trine that includes Saturn and Sun. These are all fiery planets though with Ceres leading the Grand Trine from dynamic Aries, organising, ambitious Saturn in fixed Leo and the Sun in smart Sag. Her Sun is closely opposed by Uranus creating a talented Kite formation that weaves these talents together but gives them a bit of oomph through that rebellious opposition.
With Venus and the Moon in Capricorn, she’s actually more comfortable in government than out of it. She is where she belongs right now. You know, I wouldn’t want to be this woman’s enemy. She is so sure she’s right, she thinks that if you disagree with her you must be either demented or immoral. One of her ex-colleagues said, “Dilma is one hundred per cent democratic, as long as you don’t disagree with her.” Grand Trines and Kites can be impervious to arguments.
Ari Barroso (1939)