“The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. And that’s what you’ve given me. That’s what I’d hoped to give you forever” –
Effective Dates: September 6th-November 12th 2018 (Ceres) September 4th- November 5th 2018 (Pallas Athene)
Helios on Ceres in Libra– It’s double trouble in the asteroid belt! The asteroid Goddess Ceres, Queen of Sustenance, Fulfillment, and Transformation has moved out of Virgo into Libra, the sign of partnerships (romantic or business) and justice. Meanwhile, her gal pal Pallas Athene, asteroid Goddess of Wisdom, Strategy, and Politics has moved out of blustering Leo and into patient, reserved Virgo, where cooler heads can prevail. Since they are moving together and I’m lazy, how do we interpret them together?
Now, the easy, low-ball answer to this is that you have been feeling lonely, so lonely, and are sick of it. Whether you are involved with someone or not, you crave connection and to not hermit yourself away anymore, like you were doing. Yet you’re not just going to settle for just any connection, no- it has to be the very best, the pinnacle. Nothing less will do for you right now. You’ve settled for less and seen where that leads, and are in no hurry to go back to that place. This can be a hard thing to balance, but it will most likely end up as a semi- normal energy (or at least what counted as normal back before the Cardinal Crisis). It plays out like a 90’s sitcom- You crave a connection, go out and get set up on dates, ignore obvious red flags and it all comes crashing down hilariously which leads you to eating ice cream alone on your couch with your dog/best friend.
Of course, this also plays out against the backdrop of Venus in Scorpio, who will be going retrograde and wrecking every semblance of a love life. You see, the connections you have are just not going to be deep or intimate enough. If you are single you will crave a new, soul-searing type of love, and if you are partnered you will feel tired, put upon, and tempted to stray- but the root of that comes from these two asteroid queens. You NEED to rebuild your standards right now, not lower them out of desperation. Be patient- the love you seek will find you. I know it feels like your ship has sailed and you are stuck ashore, but I promise you that it is better to be alone right now than be with the wrong person.
Additionally, this plays out on the mundane stage very well. You see, Ceres in Libra is BIG on playing up the side of Libra that demands justice. In a time where we are wondering if the rule of law has been completely subverted or just corrupted, Ceres will find a way to re-balance the scales to make it more fair for all, and see that those who break the law with impunity get their comeuppance. The method that this comes through will be is Pallas in Virgo- the devil in the details. There will be some minor, tiny thing that connects the dots and trips up the powerful who think that they are above us all. Remember, Al Capone got caught up on tax fraud! The same thing will be playing out here, just on a much wider scale. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if a certain investigator would come out with the findings of a major case which had sweeping reprecussions during this time period….
It is important to remember that this is not a particularly dynamic or flashy transit, and that’s precisely the point. It fades into the background and gets us to a more centered place while we roil internally from all the ingresses, regresses and retrogrades. This is a time to catch our breath, and remember how things were back in the day, before everything was so dramatic and on the knife’s edge. Let yourself get back to your own nature.
You deserve it.