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Ride the Changes with Grace

Ride the Changes with Grace Michelle Karén

Uranus remains retrograde this whole month. Its shadow period will remain until April 3, 2014. The degrees it travels this month, 12°26´ to 11°46´ Aries, are represented by these Sabian symbols: "an unexploded bomb reveals an unsuccessful social protest" and "a triangular-shaped flight of geese." As the masses are awakening to the illusions we thought were reality, much social unrest occurs, leading to changes. Even if all the efforts to overturn the old paradigms are not yet successful, the general consensus of wanting a better, more honest life is rampant throughout the whole of society. Returning to nature and our instincts frees us from mirrors and smoke screens.

Neptune remains retrograde this whole month until November 13. The shadow period (period of time until it reaches the exact same degree it started its retrogration on) extends until March 4, 2014. The degrees it travels in August (4°39´– 3°51´ Pisces) are represented in the Sabian symbols by "a church bazaar" and "heavy car traffic on a narrow isthmus linking two seashore resorts." This is a month of connecting the dots through intense communication with others. The more we share our insights, the greater our vision of truth develops. Because we are interrelated, the consciousness of one affects all. As we support one another, major shifts take place, allowing new pathways to be developed.

Pluto remains retrograde this whole month until September 20. The shadow period will last until January 2014. This month, it travels from 9°34´ to 9°5´ Capricorn. This degree is symbolized in the Sabian symbols by the image of "an albatross feeding from the hand of a sailor." The albatross is the bird that symbolically helps us find new ways out of chaos. It has tremendous resilience and is associated with independence, stamina, and faith. This degree is a very hopeful one, showing that the calmer we stay and the more open-minded we are, the easier it will be to ride the changes with grace. The power is within us.