Learn about the Asteroid Goddess, Ceres — her myth, her archetypal meaning and her significance in astrology — in episode 6 of The Goddesstrology Podcast!
Mythology, astrology and archetypal psychology are languages of the soul, and if you listen closely, you hear the messages that are meant for you. They say we tend to repeat experiences until the lesson is learned. When you know your astro-mythology, you begin to see the patterns and connect the dots. New solutions to old problems begin to emerge. You see a path forward out of engrained conditioning or sabotaging behaviors!
In archetypal psychology (also known as depth psychology), it is understood that the characters in an archetypal drama are reflective of different parts of the inner psyche.
Using mythology as a tool to explore the depths of the psyche, we associate Ceres with our inner nurturer and her daughter (Proserpina) Persephone as our inner daughter struggling for individuation.
Pluto/ Hades becomes the part of us that wants power and money.
The other gods reflect the various ways we hold consensus to get our needs met.
The same is true of astrology — the archetype of the Sun, for instance, represents one’s identity. The moon symbolises the subconscious. The archetype of Venus shows our inner capacity to attract what we most desire, and Mercury, how we communicate, etc…
Exploring these archetypes against the back drop of one’s lived experience helps us overcome our unconscious, sabotaging patterns.
The stories go beyond mere entertainment, however, when we start to notice how the archetypal patterns within her mythology manifests into our everyday experience.The archetypal drama of Ceres is activated in one’s life whenever you are dealing with issues of motherhood, nurturing, cycles and seasons.
The archetypal patterns of Ceres are activated whenever we cling to that which desires individuation — whether that is a child, growing into their own identity, their own life path and purpose…or a creative project that has taken on a life of its own.
Her story speaks to generosity and greed, power struggles and the need to compromise, and the human conditions of suffering loss and the cycles of creation that emanate from traumatic experiences. It is a story of ego-development and the evolution of consciousness.