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Ceres Retrograde 2023 is Officially Over

By July 3, 2023July 10th, 2023Ceres, Retrograde

Ceres Retrograde is Officially Over: Ceres leaves her Retrograde Span at 6º Libra, July 15 2023, on what we call “Financial Resolution Day”. Ceres is the Goddess of the physical world. As such, she rules our relationship to our bodies, to money, and to the food we eat. Ceres has been direct since May 6, 2023 since going retrograde in February 2023. Finally, on July 15, 2023, Ceres will pass the degree of Libra where she turned retrograde. At that point, she is finally finished her long reflection period. Thus, our new understanding of our physical needs will be fully integrated and Ceres’ retrograde lessons are over for the year. 

Financial Resolution Day: Ceres Retrograde 2023 Reaches Closure

When Ceres turned direct, some of us may have breathed a sigh of relief. It may have seemed like we’d sorted out the problems that presented themselves to us during Ceres’ retrograde.

However, like with any retrograde, after a planet stations direct, it is still in what we call a “shadow period”. In other words, the planet continues integrating its experiences during the retrograde while it’s still moving very slowly. As the retrograde continues and the planet in question passes the degree where it initially went retrograde, the planet is “in the clear” and functioning normally once again.

On July 15, 2023, Ceres will pass the degree where she went retrograde at 6º Libra. On this day, we may experience a sense of resolution with any issues regarding body image, balancing finances and spending, perfectionism with diet, and anything else we may have been considering about our physical world during Ceres’ retrograde. Additionally, at this point we will feel Ceres speeding up, and with her momentum we will be able to act on our newly formed plans.Ceres Retrograde is Over; Ceres Exits Shadow Period

A Look Back at Ceres Retrograde: February 6 to May 6, 2023

Because July 15 is a moment of closure in Ceres’ retrograde cycle, this is a good time to reflect on the recent Ceres Retrograde and how it played out for you.

The 2023 Ceres Retrograde amplified themes of abundance, security and survival at the physical level. Seeing as she began her backwards journey in the Cardinal Air sign of Libra, we were initially preoccupied with noticing where we were feeling unbalanced. For example, perhaps the balance of time we spent at a sedentary desk job versus physical activity was off. Alternatively, maybe our approach to our earning and spending needed balancing. Likewise, was possible that our relationships or our tendency to look at ourselves through others’ eyes were what pulled us off balance.

Once Ceres moved backwards into Virgo, we may have struggled with perfectionism and rigidity regarding our bodies, diet, and financial habits. Additionally, we may have wondered a lot about the mind-body connection. Ultimately, in Virgo, we may have discovered that through sacred routines and sensitive physical presence, we could access the abundant wisdom of our physical self.   

To look more in depth at the recent Ceres Retrograde, read our old blog post about it.

Want to get the most out of this transit?

Understanding the Ceres cycle is incredibly useful
for help in stewarding your physical world
and supporting your self-care.

Find out more about how Ceres functions in your chart
with a Natal and Transits Reading

Or, try casting your own chart
and analyzing Juno’s movement through your chart.

Previous Ceres Cycles We Covered:

February 3, 2023 to May 6, 2023: Ceres Retrograde in Libra and Virgo
Ceres Retrograde: Balancing Our Physical World

October 8, 2021 to January 14, 2022: Ceres Retrograde in Gemini and Taurus
Ceres Retrograde: Get Your Finances Back To Fundamentals

July 7 2020 to October 18 2020: Ceres Retrograde in Pisces and Aquarius
Ceres Retrograde and Your Health

Return to the main Ceres Retrograde page

Fran Xin Yi

Fran Xin Yi is an astrological researcher and writer. She has studied astrology for over a decade through a Jungian lens, and seeks to spark understanding by articulating complex inner dialogues through the symbolism of the planets. To book an astrology reading, email frances@pandoraastrology.com.

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