Uranus Rx in Aries opposite Ceres in Libra (29 deg)
Ceres enters Scorpio
Sun in Scorpio sextile Pluto in Capricorn (19 deg)
The Uranus/Ceres opposition in the final degrees of Aries/Libra suggests an abrupt culmination or result involving the cycle of nurturing.
Ceres (the crop goddess) made a deal with Pluto (King of the Underworld) - he would allow her daughter (whom he had taken) to spend part of the year above ground with her mother. The rest of the year her daughter would be below ground.
In Libra, Ceres was about the exchange of nurturing and balanced/unbalanced agreements. The opposition to Uranus could be a final jolt that corrects an imbalance, ends an agreement or radically changes the dynamics regarding who gives what.
This jolt will lead to Ceres’ trip to the underworld (Pluto-ruled Scorpio). Here, we explore what goes on beneath the surface of nurturing - the inevitable loss or ending that is part of every cycle. And, the resulting rebirth/new life. Ceres in Scorpio may demand that you accept a loss before you can experience regeneration. You may be confronted with the Shadow side of nurturing (the desire for control, the fear of letting go) while also looking at who has the power in certain agreements (Ceres-type agreements involve primal issues that feel like survival). You can also discover power/resilience that you didn’t know you had - buried resources that allow you to move forward, through the cycle.
Ceres will exit Scorpio for Sagittarius on January 25th, 2019.
Adding emphasis to today’s Scorpio flavour, the Scorpio Sun makes a sextile to Pluto. Here is a soft spotlight on an issue of power or transformation. The sextile is a gentle aspect, so the power/evolution that’s highlighted can be expressed effectively but harmoniously. Perhaps the “death” will arrive quietly, or the change you have to accept will manifest easily. Sun/Pluto does indicate the power to permanently transform a situation.
This is also an aspect of success (in business or finances) but with the Ceres influence it would seem that you need to make a strategic agreement, perhaps where you give up some control (to gain what you want).