MYTHS AS A LANGUAGE OF THE SOUL

Proserpina and Pluto in myth and in astrology

Bianca Zagan
Astrology for Self Discovery
4 min readAug 30, 2023

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the mythological story of making lemonade, when life gives you lemons

Image by Waldo Miguez from Pixabay

In my attempt to describe the various romantic relationships in mythology, which have their place in the Roman Pantheon, today I describe the story of Proserpina, Pluto and Ceres. In astrology we use asteroids named after the Roman gods, because the astrology we use today in the Western world is what we inherit from the Romans, and their symbolism is relevant in interpretation.

Not all romantic stories are happily ever after stories, neither in the myth or in reality; in fact, most often in real life, we tend to experience more ‘settled’ emotions, not the fiery attraction of Venus and Mars, all day every day for seven decades or so.

In this article, there is Proserpina and Pluto, in a story with her mother, the goddess Ceres (I’ve detailed in a previous article what Ceres means in astrology).

Pluto (Hades in Greek myth) is well known, brother of Jupiter (Zeus) and Neptune (Poseidon for Greek mythology), son of Saturn (Cronos). Proserpina (Persephone in Greek mythology) was a young girl, daughter of Ceres (Demetra in Greek mythology); while playing with her girlfriends, she was seen by Pluto, which became infatuated with her. And guess what he…

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Bianca Zagan
Astrology for Self Discovery

Passionate about understanding how the irrational human mind creates our reality in 8 billion versions