The First Four Asteroids (Part 1)
Periodically, our readers ask for more information on the “big four” asteroids. “Cookbook” materials (planets in signs, houses, aspects) is especially well received. So, to help meet that need we are including the current “cookbook” interpretations of the asteroids. Please note that the possibilities given are only that. Many other options exist. We hope that readers will use their own creativity and originality to produce alternatives.
CERES in the 1st house or in Aries:
Your mother figure is an important role model for you. She could be rash, assertive, independent, courageous, self-absorbed, or aggressive.
Your work may be active, varied, enterprising and put you on your own.
You can heal yourself.
You use innovative methods to get the job done.
You support freedom, initiative and bravery.
You improve yourself.
You produce desires, conflicts, challenges, crises.
You serve your own needs.
Your tasks call for energy, directness and will power.
Nurturing, for you, should be on your own terms.
CERES in the 2nd house or in Taurus:
Your mother figure could be lazy, comfortable, pleasant, laid back, affectionate, self-indulgent, artistic, or materialistic.
Your work may involve finances, the physical senses, beauty, or pleasures.
You can heal through touch (e.g., massage, physiotherapy, acupressure).
You use tangible resources in your work.
You support comfort, stability and feeling good.
You improve financial prospects and material possibilities.
You produce tangible results and attractive products.
You serve material needs and comfort urges.
Your tasks call for persistence, patience, artistic talents or acceptance.
Nurturing, for you, is easy, flowing and graceful.
CERES in the 3rd house or in Gemini:
Your mother figure could be talkative, adaptable, bright, objective, versatile, flighty, cool, logical or superficial.
Your work may involve facts, ideas, data, travel, speaking or teaching.
You can heal by sharing understanding.
You use contrasts and comparisons to get the job done.
You support flexibility, options and choices.
You improve thought and communications.
You produce information and ideas.
You serve the mind or people nearby.
Your tasks call for versatility, quick thinking and dexterity.
Nurturing, for you, involves intellectual stimulation.
CERES in the 4th house or in Cancer:
Your mother figure could have been an earth mother type or looked to you to nurture her.
Your work is likely to be in the home, for the homeland, involve the land, real estate, children or the public.
You can heal hurt feelings.
You use emotions and sensitivity to get the job done.
You support compassion, family life and emotional needs.
You improve your home and close relationships.
You produce warmth, nourishment and protection.
You serve the family.
Your tasks are emotional and involve protection or being protected.
Nurturing, for you, is warmth, caring and a secure base.
CERES in the 5th house or in Leo:
Your mother figure could be powerful, exciting, loving, dramatic, vibrant, playful, hysterical, proud, or overbearing.
Your work may involve the limelight, attention, applause or risks.
You can heal with love, recognition and admiration.
You use dramatization and expressive emotions to get the job done.
You improve your love relationships.
You produce excitement, emotional responses that stimulate people’s egos.
You serve those nearest and dearest to you.
Your tasks involve thrills, play, gambles, or “onstage” activities.
Nurturing, for you, is joyful, creative and fulfilling.
CERES in the 6th house or in Virgo:
Your mother figure could be practical, hardworking, dedicated, sick, judgmental, serious, careful, or impossible to please.
Your work may involve health or detailed analysis and organization.
You can heal physical ailments.
You use practicality, common sense and thoroughness to get the job done.
You support efficiency, productivity and the work ethic.
You improve job routines and health habits.
You produce useful things and measurable results.
You serve the job and could be overworked and underpaid.
Your tasks call for analysis, discrimination and logic.
Nurturing, for you, is sensible, grounded and realistic.
CERES in the 7th house or in Libra:
Your mother figure could be lovely, sweet, appealing, competitive, charming, wishy-washy, able to see both sides and fair, argumentative, or two-faced.
Your work may include aesthetic aspects or one-to-one relating with other people.
You can heal relationships.
You use tact, diplomacy and empathy to get the job done.
You support balance, harmony and sharing.
You improve your partnerships.
You produce beauty and balance through aesthetics or interactions.
You serve in a partnership and could end up mothering a spouse or being mothered by one.
Your tasks call for grace, compromise and relating skills.
Nurturing, for you, should be a joint venture.
CERES in the 8th house or in Scorpio:
Your mother figure could be confrontative, possessive, intense, intimidating, devoted to you, manipulative, guarded, or deeply transforming.
Your work may involve power, risks, hidden elements or sexual or financial matters.
You can heal with catharsis.
You use intense emotions to get the job done.
You support self-awareness, self-discipline, and self-mastery.
You improve your sexual and/or financial circumstances.
You produce catalytic reactions.
You serve mates with intimacy, loyalty and privacy.
Your tasks call for will power, perseverance, and concentration.
Nurturing, for you, is intense, absorbing and demanding.
CERES in the 9th house or in Sagittarius:
Your mother figure could be idealized, perfectionistic, wise, moralistic, independent, confident, restless, distant, or truth-seeking.
Your work can broaden your horizons.
You can heal through seeking and sharing truth and faith.
You use concepts, beliefs and values to get the job done.
You support the quest for understanding.
You keep improving your world view and beliefs about reality.
You produce optimism, confidence and visions.
You serve long-range goals, ultimate values and a Higher Power.
Your tasks call for trust, a broad perspective on life.
Nurturing, for you, is an adventure.
CERES in the 10th house or in Capricorn:
Your mother figure could be a disciplinarian, have a career, be critical, be conscientious and responsible, or be inhibited and fearful.
Your work can involve society’s power structure.
You can heal through pragmatism and taking responsibility as needed.
You use rules, roles and boundaries to get the job done.
You support the bottom line and the status quo.
You improve your career regularly.
You produce measurable accomplishments.
You serve the law, order and social constraints.
Your tasks call for common sense, knowing the limits and being thorough.
Nurturing, for you, should be sensible, disciplined and consistent.
CERES in the 11th house or in Aquarius:
Your mother figure could be like a friend, intelligent, equalitarian, freedom-loving, chaotic, odd, or aloof.
Your work may involve the unusual, new technology, changes or groups.
You can heal through innovative, individualistic methods.
You use originality and unconventionality to get the job done.
You support individuality, friends and progress.
You improve your friendships and associations periodically.
You produce unusual ideas and results.
You serve friends, groups, humanity or causes.
Your tasks call for intellectual stimulation, variety or networking skills.
Nurturing, for you, must be open, accepting and allow multiple options.
CERES in the 12th house or in Pisces:
Your mother figure could be idealized, dreamy, sacrificial, vague, magical, unknown, artistic, healing or inspirational.
Your work may involve the infinite, the imagination, the arts, the helping professions or ideals.
You can heal by becoming a channel for the Infinite.
You use your Inner Wisdom to get the job done.
You support transcendence, unity and the Oneness of Life.
You improve your faith and trust in the universe.
You produce fantasies, inspired creations or healing interactions.
You serve your Higher Self as much as possible.
Your tasks call for psychic insight, compassion and inspiration.
Nurturing, for you, is unifying, absorbing and uplifting.
VESTA in the 1st house or in Aries:
You analyze your urges and actions.
You may criticize yourself too much.
You fix your appearance.
You perfect yourself.
You take apart/pick at your desires and motivations.
You organize/order your way of being in the world.
You work on self-improvement.
Personal cleanliness could be an important issue for you.
Health, for you, means vitality, energy and being able to handle whatever you decide to do.
Efficiency/competence, in your eyes, require self-discipline.
VESTA in the 2nd house or in Taurus:
You analyze your resources, finances and pleasures.
You may criticize/inhibit your capacity for pleasure.
You fix/improve your material resources.
You perfect your financial picture.
You take apart/pick at your sensuality and may hold back on reasonable indulgences.
You organize/order your finances, possessions and pleasures.
You work at making a living.
Cleanliness standards affect your ability to indulge sensually.
Health, for you, is comfortable, pleasurable and effortless.
Efficiency/competence, in your eyes, should be easy and satisfying.
VESTA in the 3rd house or in Gemini:
You analyze your thinking and speaking and sometimes the people around you.
You may criticize your mind (or the minds of others).
You fix/improve your logic regularly.
You perfect your thinking whenever possible.
You take apart/pick at your ideas and reasoning.
You organize/order your mental world.
You work with mind or hand dexterity.
Cleanliness standards could be an issue with siblings or other relatives.
Health, for you, means clear thinking, seeing, and breathing.
Efficiency/competence, in your eyes, is logical, rational and objective.
VESTA in the 4th or in Cancer:
You analyze your feelings about dependency and/or nurturance.
You may criticize your family (or be criticized by them).
You fix your home and domestic arena.
You perfect your handling of emotional needs.
You take apart/pick at your security needs.
You organize/order the emotional and domestic realm.
You work at home, on the home, with family, with land, with the public or in an assisting fashion.
Cleanliness standards are important in your home.
Health, for you, means safety, security and a firm foundation.
Efficiency/competence, in your eyes, include protection and support.
VESTA in the 5th house or in Leo:
You analyze love, creativity and self-esteem.
You may criticize yourself too much and be afraid to shine.
You fix your love relationships.
You perfect your capacity to be a star.
You take apart/pick at your love relationships (and hopefully put them back together in a better format).
You organize/order your risks.
You work on creative, speculative, recreational or promotional projects.
Cleanliness standards could affect interactions with lovers or children.
Health, for you, means being fully alive, joyful, vibrant, and exciting.
Efficiency/competence, in your eyes, should be acknowledged by others.
VESTA in the 6th house or in Virgo:
You analyze your work routines and health habits.
You may criticize colleagues too much or feel that they nitpick you.
You fix anything and everything and may be mechanically skilled.
You perfect your capacity for organization, handling details and getting the job done well.
You take apart/pick at objects, tasks and procedures in order to reassemble them with increased efficiency.
You organize/order your work life.
You work hard and may be inclined to feel, “if you want it done right, do it yourself.”
Cleanliness standards could be a part of your job or associated with health.
Health, for you, requires realism, discipline and dedication.
Efficiency/competence, in your eyes, is essential and you could fall into a workaholic stance.
VESTA in the 7th house or in Libra:
You analyze relationships.
You may criticize your partner or be criticized by him/her.
You fix your associates or associations whenever possible.
You perfect your social graces.
You take apart/pick at social mores and behavior to improve them.
You organize/order your shared actions with others.
You work on interactions.
Cleanliness standards could become an issue with other people.
Health, for you, is easy, flowing, pleasant and interactive.
Efficiency/competence, in your eyes, is often a joint project.
VESTA in the 8th house or in Scorpio:
You analyze sexuality, shared pleasures, and/or financial interactions.
You may criticize your mate or feel criticized by him/her.
You fix your prospects for windfalls or resources from others.
You perfect your capacity to let another into your inner world.
You take apart/pick at people’s psyches in order to understand them thoroughly.
You organize/order your intimate life.
You work on learning to give, receive and share with another.
Cleanliness standards could become an issue with a mate.
Health, for you, means you can “go to the wall” with any issue and survive.
Efficiency/competence, in your eyes, requires perseverance, concentration and organization.
VESTA in the 9th house or in Sagittarius:
You analyze beliefs, values and world views.
You may criticize the religions, philosophies, or spiritual approaches of yourself or other people.
You fix your principles, ideals, goals, and visions.
You perfect your gathering of knowledge about the meaning of life.
You take apart/pick at concepts, theories, ideals, morals and ethics.
You organize/order and bring into form your aspirations.
You work on attaining ultimate understanding of life and the nature of reality.
Cleanliness standards apply to the mind and call for honesty, openness and integrity.
Health, for you, means the ability to go wherever and whenever you choose to pursue your goals.
Efficiency/competence, in your eyes, is an ultimate value.
VESTA in the 10th house or in Capricorn:
You analyze your responsibilities and degree of power in the world.
You may criticize authority figures or feel that they criticize you.
You fix structures and maintain order.
You perfect your capacity to accomplish.
You take apart/pick at the limits in order to work within them effectively.
You organize/order your career ambitions.
You work on achievement and “making it” in society.
Cleanliness standards could have been important in your relationship to a parent or in your profession.
Health, for you, means strength, authority and the right to give orders.
Efficiency/competence, in your eyes, is grounded in rules, structure and common sense.
VESTA in the 11th house or in Aquarius:
You analyze causes, technology, associations, and new ideas.
You may criticize friends or feel that they criticize you.
You fix systems, perspectives and theories.
You perfect your individuality.
You take apart/pick at political movements, groups, and the “mass mind.”
You organize/order your quest for independence and freedom of movement.
You work on uniqueness, tolerance, and originality.
Cleanliness standards could be important in an organization, cause or political activity.
Health, for you, means the ability to go beyond old limits.
Efficiency/competence, in your eyes, requires an open mind, innovation and a willingness to be different.
VESTA in the 12th house or in Pisces:
You analyze your imagination, dreams, and fantasies.
You may criticize your intuition and sometimes block it.
You fix feelings and are willing to rescue almost anyone.
You perfect your connection to your Higher Self and the Infinite.
You take apart/pick at ideals, art, images, dreams and utopias.
You organize/order your hopes for a perfect world and try to produce it.
You work on bringing your dreams into reality.
Cleanliness standards apply to the soul when we experience oneness in love and beauty.
Health, in your eyes, rests on trust in the goodness of the Absolute.
Efficiency/competence, in your eyes, must unite with compassion.