The dwarf planet Ceres, named after the goddess of fertility and agriculture, takes four years to make her way through the Zodiac, spending about four months in each sign.
But this year, due to retrograde, she will be spending an unusually long time in Aries and the early degrees of Taurus. Ceres turned retrograde on August 31 at 5° Taurus and she retreats into Aries on October 13.
Ceres is about the same size as Pluto. Although her influence has been widely ignored by the astrological establishment — even though the asteroids were discovered over 100 years earlier than Pluto — she is often the key to understanding a birth chart, and transits from and to Ceres can be life-changing.
During this retrograde, it’s time to re-evaluate Ceres (while she’s in Taurus) and revivify her (when she reaches Aries).
First of all, here are two essential posts about Ceres, which were lost in a search engine wilderness.