Ceres enters Cancer today, and she's right at home in this sign.
She's the Great Mother and goddess of the crops. The loss of her daughter (Persephone) to the King of the Underworld (Pluto) resulted in the crops withering until Persephone was allowed to return for part of the year.
Cancer is about sustenance, emotional protection and mother/child.
Ceres' transit of Cancer could stir up the perfect storm for these issues - your relationship with food, your relationship with Mom, codependence, fear of being abandoned, etc. However, this transit can also favour the birth of a child or your own self-nurturing. Much depends on what's churned up from the past, and your current experience of getting your needs met.
Ceres is as much about loss as she is about nurturing and feeding. On the same day as she enters Cancer, the Cancer Sun will make an exact opposition to Pluto Rx in Capricorn (18 degrees). Not only does this recall the the recent Capricorn Full Moon, it weaves Pluto's undercurrent of death into her transit. Don't be scared - Pluto's "death" is often metaphorical and necessary. The absolute ending. And Ceres into Cancer is a brand new beginning, which can only happen after an absolute ending/transformation.
Of particular note will be Ceres' opposition to Pluto (17 degrees) on August 21st, 2017.
This transit could confront you with a loss, in the present or from the deep past. But there's also potential to build a powerful bond between yourself and another. The relationship between you and your Mom or child could be permanently transformed. Or, you could decide that it's time to get serious about looking after yourself.
Ceres will exit Cancer on September 24th, 2017.