Moon sextile or trine Ceres brings together two mother archetypes in a way that is incredibly fertile and nurturing, but there is a budding urgency and slight desperation about it. The mothering can be too cloying, sentimental and smothering. The reason for this overkill might just be because the subject has suffered great loses or poverty as a child and as a result, they are eager to right those childhood wrongs in a big way.
These people tend to be philanthropists and can attract great wealth. It’s like the universe seems to know these natives will do right by their fortune. However, if there are afflictions to Ceres, the drive may come from a less worthy place. the native’s drive may come from a pathological need to be seen as savior.
Moon sextile or trine Ceres craves to be needed, so they will make themselves indispensable by throwing money and lavishing affection to those they love. They make wonderful benefactors and want to feed the common people in any way they know how, which could be through actual food or the arts.
Moon trine Ceres, in particular, seems to give great luck and the ability to bounce back from tragedy. Their fortunes tend to fluctuate from one extreme to another, but they take it all in their stride saved by their ability to see the funny side of life. Their sense of humor gets them out of the stickiest of situations, but they can have quite a dark edge to their comedy too.
Moon trine Ceres us also an extremely sensuous aspect, with an appreciation for the aesthetic and general good taste. They can be quite indulgent and love their luxury, however they are generous too and charity is important to them. Moon trine or sextile Ceres are fascinated by history and can be very nostalgic. Family and their ancestry is important to them. They like to keep archives and preserve the past for posterity.
Passing on their talents to the younger generation seems to be strong with this aspect, as is having some inheritance to hand down to their children. As with all Ceres aspects, the need to nurture is marked and they will do this in the most basic, material way. Providing food, warmth and shelter to those they love.
Moon/Ceres ~ Soft Aspects
Moon Trine Ceres
Bob Monkhouse (08’); British comedian famous for his one-liners and talent for ad-lib. He is best known for hosting prime time TV quiz shows, the most popular being “Family Fortunes” which attracted 15 million viewers weekly. Bob was highly sought for after- dinner speaking. His slick brand of comedy fell out of favour in the 1980’s and he was mocked for coming across as insincere.
He came back into fashion again in the 90’s with guest appearances on the topical satirical quiz “Have I Got News For You”. He married twice and had two sons, one had cerebral palsy and the other died of a heroin overdose. He claims to have had many affairs in his first marriage because his wife was unfaithful. His colourful lovers included blond bombshell Diana Dors and a transsexual.
George Blake (09’); British spy who was a double agent for the Soviets. Sentenced to 42 years in prison but escaped in 1966 and fled to Russia. June Redfern (10’); “It is very easy to be seduced by the paintings of June Redfern. They are beautiful objects with a richness of colour, applied in generous liquid brush strokes that evoke a sensuous response in the spectator.” Robert Graves (10’); British poet who was famous for writing historical novels. His “I Claudius” was serialised as a popular TV series in the 1970’s.
Victoria Sackville West (20’); Heiress and illegitimate daughter of English diplomat Lionel. Her daughter Vita inherited more family controversy with her open marriage and bi-sexual affairs, one of which was with Virginia Woolf. Patricia Neal (25’); American Hollywood actress. Dramatic personal life with tragedy. Turbulent marriage. Her baby suffered brain damage after being hit by a taxi in its pram and her other daughter died at 7 with measles.
Also: Johnny Depp, David Tennant, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jeremy Irons, Willem Dafoe, John Belushi, Farrah Fawcett, Eminem, Jon Bon Jovi, M C Hammer, Divine,Igor Stravinsky, Edward M Kennedy, Harry S Trueman, Keith Haring, L Ron Hubbard, Sarah Ferguson, Steffi Graf, Titanic Hits Iceberg, Queen Victoria/Albert Davison, Houston/Brown Davison.
Moon Sextile Ceres
Oprah Winfrey (17’) has this aspect in a minor grand trine with Venus. The sextile is a Venus aspect anyway so she is the utter epitome of Moon sextile Ceres. Oprah was born in poverty to a single mother, raped at age 9, pregnant at 14, then lost that child just after birth.
The Ceres suffering and loss is very apparent here. She made famous the TV confessional, and public displays of emotions. (Moon). Oprah’s very strict grandmother seemed to have had the most profound influence on her early life, teaching her to read at the age of 3, taking her to church regularly and hitting her if she did not do household tasks.
Oprah ran away from home at 13 after spending time with her birth mother who worked hard as a maid. Unfortunately, the long hours put a strain on Oprah’s mother’s ability to cope with her 3 kids and the instability of them having different fathers didn’t help.
Oprah later stated she would never become a mother because of her inadequate mothering, but she acknowledged her grandmother had given her the necessary skills for the career that she later excelled at saying she “gave me a positive sense of myself”  You can’t get a better example of rags to riches than this. Oprah was once so poor she had to wear potato sacks and now she is a billionaire and one of the world’s most influential women.
Also: Dennis Wilson (02’), Mike Barson (17’), Paul Newman(22’), Bloody Mary I of UK (30’), Julian Clary, Agatha Christie, Cary Grant, Heinrich Himmler, Catherine Zeta-Jones, George Orwell, Frida Khalo.