• The Natural Mother Instinct

Ceres in 1st House


The 12 Houses of astrology are symbolic of the all the departments that make up human life. The planets and zodiac signs will manifest themselves most strongly in the sphere of life represented by the House in which they fall on your chart. Houses are not "energies" like the elements or planets, nor do they color the expression of energies like the zodiac signs do. The houses are WHERE these energies are most likely to manifest. The houses are the fields of experience, not the experience themselves.

Ceres in 1st House

 Ceres is concerned with both giving and receiving nurturing that comes naturally. The desire to take care of others is especially strong, but this placement also speaks to a need to self-nurture.

People with Ceres in 1st house can take on the role of “mother” without realizing it, so it is important to discern when someone would benefit from your attention versus when it becomes excessive.

It is just as necessary to provide motherly love as it is to allow for independence, which is a poignant lesson for someone with Ceres in first house. If your relationship with the mother figure in your life was imbalanced, it may be therapeutic to step into the role of parent and offer another human being unconditional love for who they are fully.

When located in first house, the Ceres archetype becomes a part of your personality. You likely project the qualities of Ceres without trying. For example, you may like to feed people or care for the sick.

You can nurture others instinctively by knowing what to do to meet their needs.

Becoming a parent or working in a social service field can help you channel the urge to provide for others. If you become too dependent on the role of “mother”, it will be necessary to turn that energy inward and nurture your own independence as a whole, sovereign being.


Useful Ceres in 1st House Crystals