July – August 2017: Addressing the Nurturance Gap, Integrating the Divine Feminine, Devotion to Selfless Service & Healing Our Love Wounds

This week´s transits:

Ceres in Cancer:  July 10th – September 24th 2017

Ceres/Juno/Vesta/Pallas Kite:  July 13th – August 11th 2017 

Venus-Chiron-Saturn T-square:  July 15th – August 1st 2017


Nadia Gilchrist (rubyslipper.ca) reminds us that Ceres enters Cancer on July 10th 2017, bringing up potential issues around nurturance, motherhood, pain and loss:

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.

Nadia´s astrology website is highly recommended for further reading of her insights (she is excellent in relational interpretations). For this full article click here: http://rubyslipper.ca/ruby-slipper-astrology/2017/7/ceres-transit-of-cancer


Benjamin Bernstein, a.k.a. AstroShaman, has this to say about Ceres in Cancer joining a T-square with Juno (commitment/contracts) and Chiron (the wounded healer):

“T-square Begins: Ceres-Juno-Chiron

Relationship shadow work could be on the menu with a Ceres-Juno-Chiron T-square. This challenging aspect pattern starts today (7/10), peaks on 7/18 and ends on 7/30.

Chiron is the wounded healer, and loves to trigger old emotional pain so it can be healed. Juno represents committed partnerships, romantic or otherwise. Ceres can represent sorrow, mother-daughter relationships, and release and return.

Chances are that something challenging will come up in at least one of your significant relationships.”

The AstroShaman also notes that on this day the Sun is in opposition with Pluto:

Personal transformation is empowered by a Sun-Pluto opposition (18°7′ Cancer-Capricorn). You can use this to shed whatever doesn’t support your evolution. The more you invite in divine power and follow your inner guidance, the more powerful you can become! With the Sun in Cancer, transformational family dynamics are supported.

AstroShaman: Ceres will make a short-lived Kite pattern with Juno, Uranus and Vesta on July 13th:

“This Ceres-Juno-Vesta-Uranus Kite is simply the prior Grand Trine [Vesta-Saturn-Uranus started on June 19th, peaked July 8th and ends on July 22nd] with Ceres added as the focal point. It’s the shortest-lived of the three aspect patterns, starting today (7/13), peaking on 7/19 and ending on 7/25. […]

GRAND TRINE: Vesta-Saturn-Uranus

…it’s a great time to be serving a higher cause …  Vesta can help you enhance your ability to serve, and can motivate you to devote energy to something greater than yourself. […]

Ceres adds a new dimension to the prior Grand Trine interpretations. It could support fundraising for that selfless cause. Or the cause could help people heal their old sorrows.

AstroShaman: On the same day, July 13th, Pallas will get ready to take the place of Uranus and joins the three goddesses for a longer-lived kite aspect:

“Kite Begins: All Four Asteroid Goddesses

It’s a beautiful thing to see all four asteroid goddesses in a harmonious aspect pattern like this Kite. It starts today (7/13), peaks on 7/29 and ends on 8/11. This gives you nearly a month to harmonize these four distinctive aspects of the feminine:

  • Ceres: abundance, sorrow, release and return, mother-daughter relationships
  • Juno: committed partnerships
  • Pallas: feminine assertiveness, strategy, practical creativity
  • Vesta: honing your skills, selfless service to a higher cause, and sex magic

The simplest way to work with this Kite is to practice shifting from the attributes of one asteroid goddess to another. If you’re more ambitious, try integrating two or more at once!”

And lastly, a little heads-up (also from AstroShaman) on the potentially challenging energies that are coming in later this week to stay throughout July:

“T-square Begins: Venus-Saturn-Chiron

Are you ready to embrace the next level of psychological work that will make your important relationships even more wonderful? I hope so, because a Venus-Saturn-Chiron T-square might just arrange that for you! This challenging aspect pattern begins today (7/15), peaks on 7/27 and ends on 8/1.

Chiron loves to dive into old emotional wounds, and Saturn is the stern taskmaster who gives you every chance to learn important life lessons […]

This T-square also supports gaining wisdom from others that can help with your relationships, creativity and finances. You could also create cathartic art … with Venus in Gemini, the more diverse the better!”

For AstroShaman´s excellent article on the astrological energies and aspects for July 1-15th please click this link: http://astroshaman.com/july-1-15-2017-astrology-forecast-chiron-healing/


Heidi Sawyer, author of Highly Intuitive People, has a great 3-part mini lectures on her Youtube channel where she talks about inner nurturance dynamics and the healing of the Nurturance Gap.