by Kathleen Jacoby
1 – Out of “me” and into “we”…slowly or suddenly you are aware of the need to work with others to accomplish goals and end results. The criteria is quality, and it’s your task to weed through the offerings to determine what uplifts, supports, and nourishes you, and what demeans, detracts, and defeats you. In the process, observe your thoughts, the food choices you make, and the people you select. Is this a love fest, or a continuing drama? You have choices, and October asks you to choose those elements that will allow you to be the best you can be. Nothing less is worthy of you.
2 – Ideas need vehicles for expression, and during this month you have an opportunity for expanding your creative outlets. Whether your venue is in the arts, sciences, or the act of living, find ways of being more playful, having more fun, enjoying what’s in front of you, and being the cheerleader for others in the process. More lighthearted moments are needed, regardless of circumstances. Inject humor, love of beauty, childlike sense of wonder, and an overall realization that magical moments are possible. You have the ability to attract what you want this month, so make sure your inner projections are valuable and validating.
3 – Self-expression is great, but now it needs grounding. It’s time to look at practical ways that you can forge your gifts and talents into reality. This month focuses on foundations. Where are they strong, where are they wobbly? Where can you work to strengthen what is already here, and where do you need to start over again? Follow the blueprint of your soul. Avoid shortcuts or old habits that defeat you. Now is a time to push a little harder, work a little longer, and overcome limitations that do not reflect who you really are. With just that much more effort, you can transform an area of your life that opens up a whole new reality. Go for it!
4 - The focus now is on expanding horizons and spreading your wings a bit wider. Take opportunities to shift perception or travel beyond your comfort zone. You can meet interesting people and gather a wealth of information that will assist in upcoming projects. The key is to be discerning amidst heightened activity, for there are those whose motives are not in your best interest, and you need to be aware and alert when signing contracts or making agreements. Focus restless energy into several worthwhile projects rather than scattering yourself, and you will have the satisfaction of having accomplished a great deal in a short amount of time. Through it all, partake of life. This is a month that calls you to the adventure of living.
5 – In a year filled with restless activity, you may now begin to consider how you are viewed by the world and adopt an attitude that is more focused on traditions and values. Service to others and needs of loved ones may call you to extend yourself to family or friends. It’s also a month in which to take care of your own health and wellbeing. Be aware of where you give of yourself without expectation, and where you do things out of duty and obligation. Make sure you are extending yourself with a loving heart, or let people know that you can no longer be counted on for whatever makes you resentful. Your attitude is fed back to you, so resentment begets the same, while compassion and care garner love and appreciation.
6 - This year has been about service, health, wellbeing, and family, but now there is a need to look more deeply into yourself. How are you? Are you pursuing what makes your heart and spirit sing, or are you caught in the rote action of same old, same old? You may feel the need to retreat or take time out for a specialized area of interest. The garden, nature, trees, water – all have a restorative quality that is very healing and revitalizing. Take time to rest and reflect. You can find resolution to an old problem or relationship, and may connect with something or someone that will be important for your future. The key to this month is taking time for the inner you. It’s time.
7 – The focus turns to your life as a system of energy. Where are you out of balance…doing too much in one area at the expense of the rest? You have an opportunity now to direct and manage your energy, organizing yourself and all the variables in your life into a harmonious flow. There may be acknowledgement for past efforts or help extended from influential or powerful allies. On the other hand, if you avoided something that required attention, payment is now due. Manage your time and money efficiently. Effort is required, but results are commensurate. When stress arises, move back into the rhythm of your breath and see yourself flowing with the river of life rather than fighting upstream. Your life will harmonize as you do.
8 – It’s time to complete a project or release something from the past. Clear out closets, outworn relationships and attitudes, and know that if something or someone goes out of your life now, it is time. As you look to the bigger picture and feel gratitude for all the good in your life, you make room for more. When you get caught in pettiness or small thinking, you have to find your way out of the trough of self-pity and back up to the mountaintop where clarity abides. You can be inspiring and helpful to others when you align your own attitude with divine inspiration. This month you are asked to keep the larger perspective. As you do, you are blessed, and a blessing.
9 – Glimmers of a new direction or focus may be presented now. The focus moves from completion to beginnings, and you may be singled out for leadership positions or acknowledgement for a unique contribution. Your individuality, ideas, and opinions are important. Speak up, and make connections with like-minded individuals where your actions can make a difference. Life calls upon you to demonstrate courage, stamina, and determination. Plant seeds for the future and take the steps necessary to move you forward. Things may take time, but every journey starts with the first step!