We’re all waiting with bated breath for the weather to turn chilly down here in Texas. I remember the gorgeous leaves and the changing of the seasons from when I lived in Indiana and upstate New York. It was a feast of beauty for the eyes and the soul. And a time to break out the cute sweaters! Here, we wear shorts whenever we can, and enjoy the brief bursts of rain turning everything green once more. Leaves will fall eventually…maybe for Thanksgiving?
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October 2015 Horoscopes
This month’s horoscopes were channeled using the Morgan Greer Tarot. This deck riffs on the traditional Rider-Waite, but has richer color saturation (versus the traditional wood cuts) and focuses more on people and relationships in its imagery. It’s a wonderful deck to use if you want to keep all the symbolism of the Rider-Waite, but want something with a bit of pizzazz.
October’s Message: The Ace of Swords – Time for a Do Over!
We’ve come through the Fall Equinox and we’ve progressed through the blood moon eclipse of September 27th. The result is that Spirit is providing us with a clean slate, or a do-over if we need one. In October, Spirit supports us all in endeavors that use our brains, and our bodies. This can be manifested through solving an old problem that nagged and nagged at us, but a new solution pops out of nowhere. Or, that exercise or meditation practice that was always so hard to start—give it a try now, even if it means we give ourselves a goal like, “I’m going to go and stand on the treadmill for 5 minutes per day.” By thinking of doing things in a new way, we break out of old patterns and can achieve victory more quickly. If there’s something we want, it’s time to get started on “thinking outside of the box.”
October Sun Signs
Libra (September 22 – October 21) ~ (VII) The Chariot
Have you ever heard the theme for the old TV show, Bonanza? The dotted melody pushes you along and you get the sense of freedom, of just flying by, being at one with your horse, with the wind in your hair. The Chariot provides you with freedom, with relief. And since you have this card in addition to the Ace of Swords—you’ll be able to bring wonderful things into your life this October. Depending on what you want—it might not take a month (could be shorter/longer), but you can sure as heck cut off some travel time—the burden and gift of this month is this: You can have what you want—but you have to KNOW what you want. You have to get confident enough to KNOW it in your BONES. If your horse is wheeling in circles, it’s fun for a while, but can eventually make you feel a bit sick. Not sure where to start? First, write it down (or make a Pinterest board). Second, ask for help from the Universe—and if you’re a spiritual type like so many of us are, CHOOSE a particular entity, even if you’ve never prayed. Focus that laser beam.
Scorpio (October 22 – November 22) ~ 10 of Swords
With the Ace of Swords as your companion card (above for October) you’re going from 0-60 (Ace to Ten of Swords) in 5 seconds. You’re a well-oiled machine—but everything has to be prepped and in order to make the journey. Get an oil check or a tune up on your car if you drive. Scorpio, your goal this month is to find the middle way through. Follow the balanced path—but start embracing your shadow side.
It’s easy to overthink because you’re smart as a whip and like to GSD (Get Stuff Done). Prioritize. You’ll move your mountain. Also, try to fly a little under the radar—only tell those people who truly have your back about your plans to take over the world (or your love life, or your workplace). Don’t give the naysayers, the jealous folks, or the haters any energy to take you down. Not necessarily stealth, but quiet confidence as you progress through October and GSD.
Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21) ~ (XVII) The Star
Near the close of the Major Arcana, the tarot has the Moon, the Sun, and the Star. Of the three, the Star has the wisdom of being able to balance the darkness and the light. Her waters are calm, but have a swift undercurrent to take you to your destination, while the Star, like the rainbow, has the promise of a happy end. The eight stars above her are the number of infinity, of continual manifestation. It’s a reminder to bring your bliss to pass.
What will your happy ending be this month, Sagittarius? Is it a hot date with a new paramour? Is it a comfortable evening sharing a barbecue outdoors with your significant other? Is it being surrounded by a group of cheering fans at a Rush concert, who know the words to every tune? The Star is a reminder to follow your bliss. By doing so, you’re feeding your soul. It’s a must.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 20) ~ 9 of Pentacles
Capricorn, with the suit of pentacles you really can’t go wrong. You’re the one who’s always working, even on your day off. It’s time to cash in on all of that work! It’s time to bring your life back into balance. The Ace of Swords for October provides easy passage, and your necklace of pentacle coins, hard work, experiences, are lined up around your neck, like a string of beads.
What will you do to nurture and to feed yourself; emotionally, in your relationships, and spiritually during October? Relax and enjoy the fruits of your labors. In November, you’ll be starting an entirely new cycle. Take October and bring the people you love around you; those people who make up your family of choice. Also, if you’d like to have an animal Spirit Guide, now is a good time to ask. This animal can show up in the physical or the astral. There’s several ways to find them: 1) If you have a pet, sit quietly with them and ask if they’d be your Guide. –Or—2) Sit in meditation, and see what the first animal is that pops into your mind. –Or– 3) If you’re ready for a new pet, see about adopting one. –Or– 4) Work with a set of animal totem oracle cards. You can either choose the card with the face side down, OR, you can go through the deck and see which animals you are drawn to. When you’re all done—ask your Spirit Guide Animal to help you in every day things, especially around your home. It’s time!
Aquarius (January 21 – February 19) ~ (I) The Magician
You’re at a crossroads, Aquarius. It’s time to get the party started! Your talents and abilities have come together and you’re at a new level of mastery. The Magician, combined with your Ace of Swords for October, means that you’ll have increased success with your goals this month, as long as they are thoughtfully chosen. (And acted upon, of course!)
As the Magician, you have the power to create something out of nothing—you see the opportunities that others do not. You have myriad options: you can choose among goals such as starting/finishing your education, finding a vocation, strengthening or creating loving relationship/s, or improving your financial situation through employment or investments.
See where your passion leads you, and find a partner in crime—will you met with an accountant, a resume writer, or attend a speed-dating event? Let those who can curate experiences for you “add to your magic” so you can enjoy the process. You can do magic.
Pisces (February 20 – March 20) ~ 5 of Cups
Pisces, it’s time for you to clean house. You need to create a “vacuum” in your life for new things to come in by getting rid of something old. For most Pisces, this will be stepping back from some people and relationships.
Please reassess values and beliefs this October before you take any action! If you have a trusted friend or therapist that you can run things by, that would also be helpful. The people around you do not have to agree with you (and you’ll find many do not—but it’s entirely okay), but they do need to respect you and be on your side.
If the people around you are helpful friends, coworkers, and loved ones, then move on to the physical realm. What are you attached to? Is there an area in your life where you’re feeling stuck? Take a look at that area, and see what you can do to clean out.
And if all else fails—just start by cleaning out a bookshelf, or a junk drawer, or even your underwear drawer. By decluttering, you’ll start bringing new energies in—and it’s going to be fun, so don’t cry over the spilled cups. It’s like a poker hand—you’re trading out 3 cards to get the perfect full house.
Aries (March 21 – April 20) ~ 10 of Pentacles
Ah, the elusive 10 of pentacles. Most of the time, 10s are about overdoing it, or starting all over again at the beginning. But the 10 of pentacles, Aries, is a jackpot. You have all your ducks in a row. This is a card that indicates success, comfort, creativity, and a loving home. It just “buzzes” with positive energy!
Basking in the contentment of knowing yourself and your own wishes. Know that you stand in power. Don’t leave behind those you love–bring in your partner, friend, or your family into your safe and comfortable haven. You need to share your “secret sauce.” For the curious, tell them how you got what you have in this situation. It could be something really easy for you, but difficult for another. You’re now the mentor—and by giving back, good things will flow in.
If you’re single, this is a great spot from which to start dating again. If you’re partnered, do know that you’ve reached a crossroads—enjoy being partners in crime. Let yourself look up at the stars and wonder, “If we were able to do THAT—what else can we do?” It’s like a joyful version of “me and you against the world.”
Taurus (April 21 – May 20) ~ (VIII) Strength
What thing, when brought into control, would reap you tons of benefits? This is a wonderful time to start good habits that have may have been difficult in the past. Maybe you’re single and need to go to one social event and on one date per week. Maybe you want to start applying for new jobs, but just can’t sit down and compose your resume. Maybe you’re tired of a health issue taking over your life.
Know that this is the perfect time to move forward. You will be given additional resources to help with the problem at hand. Part of this is an inner strength that you’ll build up to the next level. But, the other part of this is knowing that you don’t have to do it alone. There are helpful people at hand who want to give you the secret of taming your particular lion. And once you have that trick—the people around you will be amazed. Know that you can do it. And if you need to, put it into baby steps (or as Sark says, micromovements). What can you do in 2 minutes that will strengthen you in this situation? Then, what can you do in another 2 minutes? It’s time for skill building that will lead to long-term results.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20) ~ Queen of Swords
You, dear Gemini, know how to balance logic and love. It’s one of the benefits of being the sign of the twins—you get twice the wisdom this October. Expect that people will come to your for advice this month, Gemini. It’s gong to be fun, because you’re going to find that you have skills and resources that you didn’t know that you had in place. You’ll learn more about yourself.
The Queen of Swords combined with the Ace of Swords means it’s time to cut through the clutter. Getting what you want should be easier now than it has been in the previous 6 months or so. (As long as you’re not trying to force a person to do what you want!) Look through the Queen’s eyes—act as if you ARE the Queen who knows it all, even if you don’t feel like it. Put on the Queen’s mantle. For men, take on the energy of mastery found in the queen, but check in with your heart and feelings a bit more. That will give you the gifts of the sacred feminine that you need right now, while strutting in your masculine glory! For all genders, by walking the walk, and talking the talk, you will shift situations into positive outcomes. Due to your gregarious and dual nature, Gemini—the energy’s going to feel so nice this month to you. As a result, you may get distracted. Focus is key to success.
Cancer (June 21 – July 21) ~ (XV) The Devil
So, Cancer, what’s the issue that’s plaguing you? You Cancers have such generous hearts that sometimes people will want to take advantage of you and your loving energy. Because of that, this is a good time to integrate your shadow side with the everyday love you emit. You bring people together. Share your love, support, and friendship for those who appreciate it and say thank you.
Let the Devil be the gatekeeper for this month and be of service to you. Go ahead and examine your shadow side—what does your darkest self want to do? What bad habits do they have? And finally, how can you use a touch of your inner bad boy/bad girl to get what you want? Harness your dark side to fuel your passions—because you’ll be going right back into the light. You can’t stay here with the devil—it’s not your nature. This is a sign. Be selfish this month in a good way—access your passion, drive, and heart. Explore the dark depths to find out what it is you REALLY want.
If you’re one of those people who can’t pick a restaurant (or going through that phase) you’re ready—you’ve got to go deep and pull up that selfishness. Use it to create the next big thing! Do you want a mate you think is hawt? Do you want to perfect your man cave? Do you want to spend a day reading trashy novels or watching Lifetime movies? Do something selfish for yourself. It will give you your mojo back, and you’ll be of service to others in the end—trust us.
The Devil is about releasing the chains that you think are holding you back, but they’ve actually slipped loose. You can walk away at any time.
Leo (July 22 – August 21) ~ (III) The Empress
The Empress is a wise woman—the one who can make decisions from a place of wisdom and skill. If you’re feeling adrift and need a mentor, this is a good time to seek someone out for assistance. To bring the right person in, try and go analog. Ask your friends for help and go to at least two events this month where you’ll meet someone new. You’re ready to learn about new solutions and new ways of doing things.
If you’re feeling confident and secure, know that the opposite may occur. It’s time to look at your skill set and acknowledge what you bring to the table.
Leo, What are your special talents and skills? It could be anything from making the perfect tamales, to counseling the lovelorn, to setting up a website. Take a half hour and write down everything it is you know how to do—let your skills put a spring in your step! It’s time to bring some new people into your circle. The right people will share your enthusiasm. It will be magnetic! Who do you want to draw in?
Virgo (August 22 – September 21) ~ King of Swords
Virgo, you mastered Strength in September and here in October you reach another level of Mastery—the King of Swords. It is time to lie out your carefully made plans and start executing them. With the support from Spirit in the Ace of Swords (for October) and your ultimate card of the King of Swords—you rule the suit of Air. Your powers of thought, reason, and discernment are here to help you.
You’re not going to be able to help bringing other people along for your adventure. Think about whom you want to join you—otherwise you’ll have a huge group at your home, eating your pantry bare like poor Bilbo Baggins in the Fellowship of the Ring! Keep your arms and heart open—but be discerning. You choose whom to bring into the inner circle. You choose who belongs to your Fellowship.
There’s a place for everyone. And have fun!
We’re ready for Fall weather to arrive! Wishing you a joyful October, summoning Samhain & an exciting Halloween!
Blessings and Angel Light! ~ Christine