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How Ceres Retrograde Will Affect You Starting From May 15

Salva Mubarak
Senior Features Writer

Attention, astrology enthusiasts! Another retrograde has been set in motion and, unlike its more popular cousin, the Mercury retrograde, the Ceres retrograde affects how we relate to ourselves more than others.

Dwarf planet Ceres is the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter and it’s the only dwarf planet to exist within our solar system. While it is astronomically significant in many ways, it has many astrological impacts too, especially because it shares a lot of cosmic similarities with the Moon.

The planet is known to represent feminine energy and brings forth feelings of protectiveness and compassion for others and, most importantly, for yourself.

The Ceres retrograde will begin on May 15 and last till August 26, 2024. During this time, all signs will experience a chance to slow down and take better care of themselves. The unique cosmic event will help people evaluate their priorities and learn how to be more assertive with their opinions and values.


While the retrograde will affect all signs in some way or the other, four signs will face the impact more than others. Take a look…

4 Zodiac Signs That Will Be Impacted By The Ceres Retrograde:


Ruled by the planet Venus, this Earth sign appreciates the finer things in life. The Ceres retrograde will allow you the space to explore creative pursuits. Change is also imminent but the chaos will allow you to learn more about yourself. Channel your inner turmoil into these creative passions and see where it takes you.

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While nurturing is an inherent characteristic of your sign, you need to turn the compassion inward this time and think about yourself and your needs. A thorough introspection of your life choices will leave you feeling fulfilled and allow you to get rid of the clutter that’s not letting you grow. The retrograde will give you the chance to heal and recognise old patterns that no longer serve you.


The spotlight is on your relationships during this retrograde, Libra. Think about how you relate to yourself and how that affects the way you connect with others. It will also help you answer the questions that are building inside you related to your identity and place in the world.


The retrograde begins in the sign of Capricorn and you can expect a few hurdles and roadblocks in the journey towards your desires. Take this time to be the wake-up call you needed to be honest with yourself about what you truly want. The retrograde’s energy encourages you to reflect on yourself and work on letting this inner change show on the outside too.