It’s October and this month begins and ends with a Full Moon! The energy and events happening between those two Full Moons are intense, powerful, and transformational. What you do and how you do it matters. We must continue to “Get in the way” of the evil in the world.
So, I repeat, if you’ve signed petitions or shared on social media– great! The change we need will take more than that, though. Are you willing to make phone calls, knock on doors, make signs, show up and be counted, VOTE? Because that’s what it’s going to take. The Universe is willing to help us. Are we willing to join with it and help ourselves?
Yes, we’re still dealing with powerful forces outside of our control, but the tide is turning and we must use it to our advantage. We must choose to be what we were created to be– warriors who think, act, care for, and promote what’s most beneficial for ourselves, life, and our world. John Lewis said it well, “I believe in freedom of speech, but I also believe that we have an obligation to condemn speech that is racist, bigoted, anti-Semitic, or hateful. When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have to speak up. You have to say something; you have to do something.” The hour is at hand…
And—it’s that time again—Mercury retrograde! From October 13th to November 3rd, Mercury will be retrograde. Since Mercury rules communication, transportation, and contracts, when it’s retrograde, all manner of mistakes and misunderstandings can occur. If you can, please hold off on buying or leasing any big ticket items. It’s also a good idea to triple check any and all plans you make. This is an excellent time for introspection and research, as those things that are usually hidden from view, show themselves more easily during a Mercury Retrograde period. Wait until Mercury goes direct before making any big decisions.
For all of us:
“Empaths did not come into this world to be victims, we came to be warriors. Be brave. Stay strong. We need all hands on deck.”
Anthon St. Maarten
“The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save ourselves and our world.” Abraham Lincoln December 1, 1862 in Message to Congress
“I love you, my sister and brother, whoever you are– whether you worship in your church, kneel in your temple or pray in your mosque. You and I are all children of one faith, for the diverse paths of religion are fingers of the loving hand of one Supreme Being, a hand extended to all, offering completeness of spirit to all, eager to receive all.” Khalil Gibran
THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) Saturn, the great disciplinarian, is now in charge of your affairs. Comply with it. Although this isn’t the most comfortable time for you, it can be the most rewarding as it helps you break free of negative people, circumstances, and belief systems. As you experience this freedom, you’ll also experience a greater sense of power, security, and inner peace.
EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) As wild and wacky as these times are for you, it’s also a time of great wisdom and opportunity, which you’ll never see unless you stop trying to control the message and the outcome. Get out of your head and let your keen insight lead you. Instead of trying to analyze the situations you’re encountering, let your intuition to guide you to new, profitable discoveries.
THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) You’re extremely charismatic now and good fortune is drawn to you now, so please don’t hide your intense, powerful, seductive light under a basket. People want what you have to offer. Make sure you and your offerings are on display.
THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) The last few years have presented you with a lot of changes and things have often seemed out of control. That period is ending, so use your new found freedom to steer your course to the people and circumstances that resonate with your wisdom and deep insight. Please remember to express gratitude.
THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) New frontiers await you. Those new frontiers aren’t the vast and arid lands of far-away places; they’re the definite, inner planes of spiritual maturity and inner wisdom. It’s time for you to put foundations under your new discoveries and share them with others. You’ve begun a time of creating your defining legacy—let the moment and all it brings—assist you.
THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) Ready to get started? You’ll still have to wait a few more weeks before you get the ‘all clear’ from the Universe that will allow you to powerfully move forward with your plans and goals—Mars and Mercury are retrograde, after all. Do slow your outward activities and spend the next few weeks in deep introspection. Be willing to play the long game and contemplate the possibilities. You’ll discover a new “tribe” just waiting to join you.
JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) Mercury is going retrograde and for part of that time, it’ll be in your sign. During this retrograde period, don’t try to control the outcomes—simply observe the processes—yours, other’s, and the Universe’s. Everything’s going to work out and the answers to your questions will come to you in the most graceful manner. Be open to receive and accept the wisdom and gifts that will be presented to you. As you do so, you’ll begin to appreciate the reasons for your journey.
THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) Luck, blessings, maturity, and bounty—how can it get any better than this!? Your good fortune continues and as long as you use your opportunities wisely, your good fortune will provide the seeds that will help you yield a wealthy harvest in the near future. Be willing to win and allow things to unfold for you. Remember to express gratitude for all of the wisdom and gifts that come your way.
THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) That sound you hear is the sound of a powerful new energy bringing outrageous fortune your way. What was once impossible for you to attain is at last within sight. Sort through the old material, emotional, personal beliefs, relationships, and motivations of the past and keep only that which reflects your new value. Work diligently and appreciate your new-found clarity–you’ll love the results!
THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) Your ruler Saturn, the great taskmaster, is still in your sign and will be for the rest of the year. This month, however, Saturn is influenced by the powerful allies, luck, maturity, and profit. This is an idea whose time has come. Remember to ask for what you want, accept that you deserve it, and enjoy the results. A new professional opportunity will present itself to you. Be mindful of what you’ve learned and handle it wisely.
THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) The answers to the questions you pose are the most important components of the new foundations you’re building to support the manifestation of your dreams. As you create your new supportive building blocks, you’ll also discover and appreciate the reasons for your journey. In doing so, you’ll realize that you’ve also attained one of humankind’s most sought after treasures—wisdom.
THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) At last! Your patience (sometimes involuntary) is beginning to pay off. Opportunities are manifesting and you no longer need to concern yourself with the “what if’s” that you encountered in the past. As each opportunity presents itself to you, you’ll become aware of the helpful people and circumstances you need to make your dreams a reality. Remember that you’re in the right place at the right time with the right people.