Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Homage to Ceres

On Friday March 6th the Spacecraft Dawn will visit Ceres the dwarf planet ruler of motherhood, fertility, and the harvest.  As we approach the last Uranus-Pluto square it's interesting to note that Ceres too had a run in with Pluto, who with Jupiter’s approval kidnapped her beloved daughter Proserpina and married her.
Long story short, as a result Ceres was so sad nothing grew on Earth and Jupiter sent Mercury the messenger God to go and get Proserpina from Pluto and return her to her mother.  Pluto did, but tricked Proserpina into eating a Pomegranate sacred to the underworld.  In the fall and winter the world grows cold and nothing grows because Proserpina is in the underworld with Pluto and her mother Ceres is sad. In the spring and summer Proserpina comes back to Ceres and Ceres makes the world warm and happy and all the flowers grow.

Spacecraft Dawn Approaching Ceres NASA

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