So what's the deal? Ceres, the so-called planet of nurturing gets promoted to a "dwarf planet" and Pluto gets demoted to same.
Ceres carries some interesting mythological baggage as found here astrodynamics.blogspot.com/2006....html
and might help explain a relationship between the two bodies as they play out in today's world bringing us closer to 12/21/2012.
If you look at Ceres' glyph, you will notice that it resembles Venus exactly except for a bite taken out of the upper cirlce as if the body is being eclipsed by another object. My guess is that Pluto is the culprit since he "owns" Persephone for a third of a year, just about the right portion of the bite taken out of the circle in the glyph.
If we concur that Pluto is eclipsing a third of Ceres, what is being darkened? IMO the motive for nurturing and caring is what's emphasized by the eclipse. What should be unconditional (Venus) becomes conditional (Ceres) with all kinds of rackets being hatched that create a chicken and an egg kind of construct - Which came first - the need for protection or the need to create the need for protection?
Organized crime takes a bite out of Venus via prostitution and other crimes of the corrupted feminine expression that the paternal age thrust upon our Taurean Sense abilities. Oedipus is the shadow projection of this suppressed twisting of the same.
Ceres and Pluto almost seem to be in mutual reception as they work to crack through the the emerging cosmic eggshell that is still in purification/cacooning stage. But the stirrings are getting louder and with Saturn opposing Neptune at the end of this month, the shell will begin to dissolve making way for a March to remember and a Vernal Equinox that features Pluto on the GC squaring the solar eclipse in 28 Pisces.
The eclipse has Sabian 29 Pisces in play which is "A Prism". Prism's receive light which amplified by Pluto on GC should be pretty intense to say the least. The sabian at 29 Sag is "A fat boy mowing the lawn". It's opposite degree at 29 Gemini is "The dirst moking bird in spring". The shared motiffs between the two are Harbingers of new beginnings and efforts in unfamiliar areas (fat boys are usually not mowing lawns or they wouldn't be so fat::-)
Sounds like some heavy clearing going on at the beginning of spring and I imagine our cosmic egg hatching away. The question I pose is what will emerge as nurturing and what will emerge in the name of it? Will the white light of protection truly penetrate the manufactured fears that dot our landscape or will they overtake us into another adventure that mocks our intelligence?