A month of expansion, clearing, balance and acceptance-October promises to deliver a little something special for each of us. October blossoms on the heels of a New Moon in Libra which took place on September 30th and is opening up the month with opportunity for creating balance in our relationships, careers and personal pursuits. As we approach the waxing crescent moon on the 8th in Capricorn we feel this deep need to establish roots; to feel part of the tribe. We begin to lay the ground-work for powerful transformation through the effort we apply within our lives; all of which comes to a beautiful culmination on the 15th when we welcome, with open arms, the Full Moon in Aries. We are bubbling over with raw power and potential and can manifest anything we desire. The trick is fostering an awareness of what we want and becoming crystal clear on what is missing in our lives. This takes bravery-it takes courage. We must honestly approach what we want from a place of wholeness and not shame or guilt.
The month closes out with a New Moon in Scorpio on October 30th, the day before Halloween. It is a reminder that we are awaking anew. We are not the same people we were even a single moon cycle prior. We are constantly evolving and growing, even when we resist this growth. October ends with a deep expression of release as we learn to accept the parts of us which have dithered and died so that we could shed the layers of old and unfurl into our radiant selves.
Let's take things deeper by taking a look into the energy for each sign of the Zodiac. These channelings are a combination of intuitive insights, astrology and Tarot. To gain a truly vivid picture of your month ahead read your Sun, Moon and Rising signs. If you happen to fall within 7-10 days of a change in signs then you will want to read the one after your Sun sign as well (what we call your cusp sign).
This month you are being encouraged to embrace an open and vulnerable heart and allow love and compassion to transform old wounds allowing you to be whole again. Our past experiences all leave their thumbprint upon our lives. It's why a particular song draws new life to an old memory. Our past experiences shape the way in which we view the world around us today. If left unhealed our wounds become core beliefs which may limit our potential and dim our light. We are all carrying around energy, whether good or bad from our past. This is not something to resist-this is not about turning away from that which pains us but rather to allow ourselves the deep richness of healing that comes when we dig into the wound, learn from the pain and begin to break a cycle.
The mask comes off and you are encouraged to step into your fullest expression. What does your core look like? What does your authenticity taste like? How do you feel when you are acting from a place of authenticity? This month you feel a sense of liberation as you begin to remove the conditioning which tells you that you must change who you are to fit in. That you must don a particular façade in order to make someone else happy or to be accepted. You are absolutely, divinely perfect in your imperfect way and there is a sense of you coming home to this belief in October. This month you see yourself fully, perhaps even for the first time. You know that you may have things you could improve upon but you are no longer held to the bondage created when we live our lives by someone else’s rule book.
Your potential is in full bloom, as is your awareness of what you are capable of. You are beginning to see how your thoughts have been allowed to take you down a path you do not want to be on. You are becoming more and more aware of your core beliefs and if they are limiting or truly pave the way for possibility. You are willing, now more than ever, to shed those core beliefs that leave you feeling separate from your world. You are no longer accepting that you are stuck in anything, at anytime. You begin to feel, from deep down in your core, that you were brought here to create. That you were brought here to live a life that is rich with potential and limitless in nature. And from this place…you act.
New life is birthed within your life. New relationships, new life in old relationships-new jobs and financial opportunities. This month it's all about taking a leap of faith and having the self-trust to know you can land safely. Allow passion and what lights you up to take the wheel and drive you during this month. Say yes even if its something typically you would say no to (within safe limits, of course!). Stop acting as though you need to play the role of the detached “I’m too cool to care”, cat and instead feel your feelings, all of your feelings deeply. Allow them to teach you where to go next. Let them remind you of long forgotten passions. Let them pave a path rich with possibility and limitless ascension.
There are some of us who inherently feel a rich connection to others. They attract people to them who need someone to witness them. They possess an ability to create such a warm and inviting environment that all who enter their energy field feel instantly relaxed and at peace. Those who possess this quality find the connection to nurturer incredibly strong but at times can feel adrift in the care of their own needs. The energy of this month encourages you to spend time tending to your personal needs. To remember what feeds your soul. To remember that you have the earth beneath your feet, providing you with stability even when you feel a lack of stability in your life. Connect with those who leave you feeling supported this month and know that we are all part of the same experience. Unity consciousness reminds us that we are stronger when we realize we are together.
Faith is beautiful. Faith gives us wings. Faith reminds us to have confidence in ourselves and our capability. Faith reminds us that we must have self-trust for when we have a life rooted in self-doubt we make mistakes over and over again, seldom learning anything. Faith is the power to take us places we never dreamed because it empowers us to know we are limitless. Faith instills within us a peace that is absolutely unshakeable and gives us the ability to create lives dripping with joy, bounty and love. Faith is knowing that the only things which limit us are those things we allow to. That miraculous shifts occur when we stand tall, rooted in the unyielding faith that we came here to do great things.
What does it mean to understand an emotion but not become entrapped by that emotion? What does it mean to be an observer of our emotions but not a participant? This month you embody the delicate balance in paring rational thinking and emotional logic. You are a safe harbor in the emotional storm of others and possess the ability to help others see through and above their emotions in order to make decisions which lend stability to their foundation. You possess these qualities for the self as well and feel entirely capable of allowing your feelings to show you the way without becoming so enslaved by them that your logic is left feeling that it's out in the cold. You possess the perfect alchemic blend to create peace and stability in your life.
We are all wounded. We all have been hurt, betrayed or in some way mistreated. Some of these wounds others inflicted upon us; others we inflicted upon ourselves. Each scar, each scratch or gaping hole left from a trauma we encountered is a messenger. It carries with it a lesson for us to learn that aids our evolution. We fail to harvest these lessons and evolve when we resist healing or turn away from and try to hide from our pain. When we lean into that which needs healing we can hear its whisper. We can connect with its meaning. It is what ultimately allows us to heal and also allows us to be of service to others going through what we are going through. As we heal and evolve we are in a place that someone who is where you once were would love to be-if only they had someone to help show them the way. When we deny ourselves the right to heal we deny others the right to heal. Thusly when we create the spaciousness for our own healing we set an example for and give permission for others to courageously work on their own healing journey.
Those who live wild, rich and full lives were not all necessarily born into that life. For many they had to bravely confront fears, eschew others expectations and set a path all their own. They had to be willing to commit acts of self discovery and stand on their own two feet. They had to give room to their passions to grow and lead the way. They had to be willing to stand fear in the face and say “not today, friend” and walk on by. You too possess the ability to stand in the energy of the maiden. You possess the ability to no longer do as you are told and begin to define life for yourself. You have the divine right to live wild - shedding the domestication which has kept your wild, feral nature chained.
There is a certain level of power that comes when we reach a point in our journey where we no longer feel the need to abide by another’s rule book. When we feel so rooted in what we want, what we know of ourselves and what our strengths and weaknesses are that we can fearlessly make decisions and walk a path that is so us it's silly it took us so long to find it. But it's not silly, not really, anyways. We all walk a path that is unique to us. We all learn things in our time and in our own way. While some may come out of the womb feeling rooted to their self-esteem a lot of us had to spend a great deal of time working on ours. No matter how long it takes us, no matter what our path looks like in relation to another’s path we stand unbowed and unapologetic. We wave our unique flag and show the world what we are made of.
Taking the easy route can sometimes seem an all too alluring option. We may not want to put in the work or confront what needs confronting and so skirting certain steps seems like a completely acceptable path forward. The truth is nothing worth having comes easily and anything that appears to come too easily this month should be closely examined. We must foster awareness of that inner con man that may tell us to resort to unsavory or even deceitful tactics to get what we want. His sweet voice may try to encourage you to buy into your own lies and deceptions. He unfortunately only caters to your shadow - drawing forth your weaknesses and enabling your addictions. We are encouraged to dig deep and face inner demons. Push through the work we would rather avoid and trust that hard work will pay dividends to anything we rush or cheat our way through.
What is abundance? Do you know what it looks like to you? If you don’t then how do you know when you are in the presence of true abundance? This month the energy of abundance is knocking at the door and has gifts aplenty to bless our lives with. Accepting abundance, however is far more difficult than attracting it. Many of us live according to scripts which suggests that abundance is wrong. That we are not spiritual or evolved if we desire abundance. We become fearful with what we have and so behold it so tight that we end up sucking the life right from it. Accepting abundance requires we evaluate our relationship to abundance. That we tear away at any narrative which suggests we should not want abundance. We must be willing to have absolute faith and conviction in ourselves. We must trust. We must trust in an ever giving, limitless universe and see those qualities within ourselves. We must embrace what we have and hold it with the most grateful of hearts because ultimately abundance is not something which can be taken or given but rather is bred from total fulfillment, contentment and appreciation.
Laura Brown is a Seeress, Intuitive Coach and Medicine Woman. She is the Goddess and Creatrix at Intuitive Alchemy, a sacred sanctuary for Intuitive Readings & Coaching, Spiritual Development as well as online Apothecary. Ever a sacred Alchemist, Laura blends her skills as a Channeler, Clairvoyant, Reiki Healer, Tarotist and Metaphysician to create sacred offerings for soul seekers. You can stay up to date on her Facebook page and follow her on Instagram for free daily readings.