Rowe ©Cucinell 2014August Action: The three “generational” planets: Uranus, Neptune & Pluto are all retrograde. These planets are referred to as “generational” because they move slowly and therefore entire generations have these planets in the same sign.

When retrograde, the energy is said to be more internalized for those born at that time; which means it’s personal. So babies coming in now are hard-wired in a particularly interesting mix: Uranus in Aries (I am change), Neptune in Pisces (I believe what I believe) and Pluto in Capricorn (I am here to do the work of irrevocable transformation).

For the rest of us, this is a period that may excite opportunities to deepen into the evolution within. One of the Master Teachers revelations is that when we seek spiritual evolution, we might recognize that it is within each one of us, we just have to embrace that reality. We are everything that we need to be; but many of us are simply not yet in touch with this truth on a moment-to-moment basis. Glimmers come and the work is to hold on to them for longer and longer periods. If you’re interested in working weekly with the Master Teachers and astrology insight, our Stoke The Fire program is for you.

Chiron is also retrograde in Pisces. Chiron is the bridge between Saturn (the last planet of the physical realm) and Uranus (the Awakener and gateway to the transformational realm). To read more about the astrology of Chiron.

The month of August encourages active participation with your spiritual and psychological growth. Allow yourself some reflective and renewal time so that you can experience connection with the eternal beautiful you.

The Aquarius Full Moon occurs on August 10 at 2:09 p.m. ET

The Virgo New Moon occurs on August 23 at 10:13 a.m ET

Uranus retrograde causes more shocks than when direct, because we can’t see what’s bubbling under the surface until it erupts. When retrograde, a planet actually seems to retrace its steps and for Uranus, this means the past several months. It will be retrograde until December 21, so you may experience a sudden move, revelation or upset during this time, especially if you’ve planets in Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn. Keep in mind that Uranus is known as the Awakener. Whatever happens, face it with eyes and heart wide open for the best results.

Neptune retrograde
really ramps up its power in Pisces. Since its onset through this sign in early 2012, we have been invited to deepen into spiritual coexistence with our Blue Planet. As I write this I am upstate NY where the signs of an early autumn are around us. Our Earth is changing, and our ability to adapt and accommodate has everything to do with our longterm survival as a species. Meditation and personal self-awareness is not a selfish act, but one that affects everyone. When retrograde, Neptune is like an undertow, continually pulling us back into the need for reflection and reconnection with Source. There may be a less conscious tendency to succumb to other ways of escaping into the void: alcohol, self-medication and abusive relationships. If this is a pattern for you, be vigilant about prioritizing a spiritual ritual through meditation, martial arts and/or creative exploration.

Pluto retrograde through late September: More underground activity will be plumbed, explored and eventually exposed. If someone or something pulls strings on your fate, the next several months may bring the problem to closer revelation.

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