“The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don’t go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep.
People are going back and forth across the doorsill
Where the two worlds touch.
The door is round and open.
Don’t go back to sleep.” Rumi
It is an excellent time to get clear on appropriate intentions and appropriate boundaries in any relationships (including your relationship with yourself) which may be experiencing confusion or stress now – with the Neptune/Ceres alignment in addition to others currently reigning in the sky.
Ceres – among other things has to do with nurturing – how we nurture ourselves so that we can thrive and grow. And how we interact with others in way that can help us and help the relationship thrive and grow. It is a good time to look at what role you are playing in your life and other people’s lives. And where the lines are and how much you are willing to do, and whether your aspirations are pragmatic enough or whether they cause you to lose your balance in your relationship with yourself.
This alignment can also relate to losing perspective of the need to nurture ourselves first and the need to not prioritize our aspirations for someone else’s life over aspirations for our own. And how we can lose a sense of how to act appropriately and in our own best interest.
Some people who have a strong Neptune in their chart can be quite altruistic, caring and empathetic and can enter or engage in relationships naturally as a healer or nurturer. And if the intentions are not clearly defined or the relationship is becoming exhausting or overwhelming or just too problematic in ways that are not new, it’s time to get clear on those things in order to restore a feeling of emotional stability and minmize confusion.
Neptune’s involvement can also indicate a likelihood of projection, idealization or aspirations about your life or someone else’s life which might be too high and end up causing disillusionment, discouragement and again, misunderstanding,
Starting with an acceptance of the way the things are now is a good way to proceed rather than fighting it or trying to change it. Clear a path forward with more personal protection and more pragmatic goals. And be willing to take your time and let life happen.
One of the Sabian symbols for the degree of Ceres now is,”A small naked girl bends over a sparkling pond trying to catch a fish.”
Sabian symbol from Lynda Hill