We’ve come through the last couple of months with 7 planets in retrograde, intensely active Solar activity (solar storms, CMEs, solar flares, Schumann resonance activity) as well as a number of planetary shifts and alignments. Least to say it has been exponentially activating and life altering in many ways. As we have left Virgo season and have now entered Libra season, which is ruled by Venus, offering opportunity to find balance and harmony within and with others. Higher vibrational Libra reminds us we are fully supported on our journey and that we can learn from every experience. This is a season of moving beyond perceived limitations and understanding the roles others play in our lives in bringing us the opportunity to learn, evolve, grow and expand.
But, before we get into more details let's recap a few important details. We still have retrogrades in play and need to remember retrogrades are a reminder that life, healing, transformation and expansion are not linear, therefore it is vital to allow yourself to flow with these energies and allow them to show you what they need you to see. Retrogrades challenge us to review, revise and reassess certain aspects of our lives, addressing any unresolved issues that need to be seen and cleared.
Each retrograde has its specific purpose and understanding them helps you to work with their energy. It is important to know where each planet is in your birthchart as it brings much deeper introspection into how each retrograde influences you and the lessons you are meant to understand. Below is a quick breakdown of the vibe each planetary retrograde brings:
Venus in Leo (we are coming out of the shadow period of this retrograde in the first week of Oct): Planet of love (love of self and others), romance, beauty and money. asks us to reevaluate our relationships (romantic, family, friends) in how these relationships influence our lives; a deep introspection and revision of money, relationships, beauty and pleasure.
Mercury in Virgo (the shadow period ending Sept 30th): Planet of communication, transportation, expansion and information processing; Signifies a time of reviewing, revising, reassessing, reflecting and refining what is or is not working in your current life; refine your way of communication style (more patience, understanding, compassion); be precise and organized in your daily mindsets.
Pluto in Aquarius and Capricorn: (Pluto in Aquarius for the first time in our lifetime) Planet of transformation, rebirth, renewal and regeneration. Reclaiming your personal power, reflect on your thoughts, feelings, emotions and what changes need to be made for your highest good.
Saturn in Pisces: Planet of lessons, boundaries, moral obligation and authority; deepen your connection with your higher self, inner healing, letting go of disempowering/limiting thoughts/emotions/beliefs and embrace spiritual growth
Neptune in Pisces: Planet of dreams, inspiration, mysticism and illusion; guiding us to practice mindfulness, see from a higher perspective, deeper healing, working towards feeling safe and secure from within through spiritual practices ie: mindfulness, meditation, shadow work etc. dissolving limiting belief systems
Jupiter in Taurus: Planet of expansion, growth, healing, prosperity and miracles; deepen your connection of self worth/self love, raising awareness beyond the material world in alignment and allowing higher learning through your connection with your Spirit team.
Uranus in Taurus: Planet of innovation, progressiveness, ingenuity, great transformation; guiding you to release limitations and embrace change, explore new possibilities, finding balance and breaking free from stagnancy; be flexible and flow with healthy change
Chiron (the asteroid) in Aries: Planet of deep emotional and spiritual wounds known as the “wounded healer”; the mythology says Chirons wounds paved the way for his role as a powerful healer allowing them to guide him into his personal power through wisdom, compassion and light - The wound is where the light enters you - Rumi; asks you to cleanse and let go of the 3D ego; releasing all that has held you emotionally hostage/stagnant; clearing your way to balance and self realizations; understanding that your healing not only heals you but others as well
The spiritual meaning of October brings in numbers 8 (as the 8th month in the astrological calendar) and number 10 (as the 10th month in the calendar year) as well as a time of honoring loved ones who have transitioned (crossed over). 8 symbolizes success in all aspects of life, harmony, abundance, more kindness towards self and others, self awareness in your power, achieving inner peace while cultivating compassion and progression in your life. In Tarot, it represents the Strength card, emphasizing fortitude, power, success, balance, expansion and infinite possibilities. 10 represents completion and new beginnings, ending cycles and closing out karmic chapters. It is associated with divine wisdom, wholeness, fulfillment, closure, perfection and creating new beginnings through alignment and trust. In Tarot it represents the Wheel Of Fortune emphasizing destiny, good fortune, success, personal development and creating your own reality.
The beautiful Opal is one of the gemstones for October which has a deep spiritual meaning of higher hope, deeper spiritual connection, divine purity, enhances higher consciousness as well as helping to release anger and aid in amplifying self worth. Tourmaline encourages love, supports the release of emotional pain, grounding, promotes happiness, boosts self confidence and helps to dispel fear. October also represents the totem animal the Falcon, who represents balance in body, mind and Soul, symbolizing the spiritual warrior, victory, overcoming and a connection to the spiritual world/plane. The flowers that represent October are Marigold and Cosmos. Marigold's metaphysical properties ward off negativity, increase passion, creativity, warmth (as it is associated with the Sun), supports a positive outlook in life and is also used to honor loved ones during the Day of the Dead celebrations. Cosmos metaphysical properties are harmony, balance, tranquility, joy and alignment with the divine mind (your aligned state of being). October is an ideal time for being the vibrational match to your dreams while appreciating the journey even through the challenges you have endured, feeling gratitude for all you have learned. Now is the time of true ebb and flow allowing your Spirit team to guide you and highlight your path, being resistant free to what is already yours.
October offers the energy of new beginnings supporting what you have begun to build through the lessons of what you have had to release, purge and transcend over the past few months. The shadow energy has been very heavy, bringing up things from the past from old unhealthy habits/behaviors or people resurfacing. This shadow energy has challenged many to firmly plant themselves in the new timeline of expansiveness, alignment and harmony. If you have felt triggered, sensitive, moody, easily agitated there is a higher purpose. Taking time to be with your emotions and feelings, validating them and being with them has been a key theme in order for you to allow yourself to release what no longer serves you and everything that is not in alignment with who you have become. Shadow energy is fear based and triggers your own inner unhealed shadow and any unresolved issues you may or may not have been fully aware of. Fear is a 3D based vibration which has power when you allow it, fear also triggers things like anger, bitterness, sadness, hopelessness, trying to hold you emotionally hostage. Shadow energy is basically the collective energy of 3D based attachments. This is what is being purged from the collective in order to integrate the high vibrational light energy that has been flooding not only the entire planet but also each living being. Taking time to feel, deal, heal and release without judgment, without resistance is key in order for you to fully integrate your alignment. Don't allow feelings or emotions to control you, work with them, not against them and make a choice to feel into the vibration of love. Be mindful and ask yourself which feels supportive, expansive and aligned, Love or hate. Everyone, whether they know it or not, is going through this transformation and the shadow energy brings out the worst/lowest vibration in people, which can cause an upheaval within which they project onto others and the outside world. Use the energy of October to bring forward compassion, understanding and your highest alignment. You cannot expect another to behave in a way that you will feel better, we are responsible for our own emotions, thoughts, feelings, actions and have to take responsibility for that. When you allow others' behavior to trigger you, look within, that's where you will find your answers. It's like saying to someone you need to behave this way so that I feel better. Find your inner peace and you won't be disturbed by how others choose to behave and you will be so aligned that your energy will no longer attract those who are not in alignment with themselves. Allow October's energy to strengthen your alignment and confidence IN your alignment.
We are now in Eclipse season as we will have a Solar Eclipse on October 14th and a partial Lunar Eclipse, which can intensify our emotions both positive and negative. We are already feeling their effects and it is important to ensure you are using your healthy tools in order to utilize this energy for your betterment.
Pluto goes direct in Capricorn which may feel unsettling as we are asked to restructure our lives in a more balanced harmonious way through what we have learned during his retrograde. We will begin to experience transformation as his retrograde pushes you towards clearing what is not balanced and aligning with your highest self. 10/10 is also an auspicious day for grounding into new beginnings and taking steps in a new aligned direction and wholeness, turning dreams into reality. As 10 is a number of creation and unlimited potential use your clear intention to ground into the vibrational alignment of your dreams. The digits 1 and 0 indicate the balance of Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine properties and completion and totality making room the new.
October 14th New Moon and Solar Eclipse in Libra
This beautiful connection brings in intense change, a desire for new direction, a need for balance and you may experience more vivid dreams as this affects our mood and emotions. Take time to process and reevaluate before making dramatic or impulsive changes as it can also encourage us to look deeper at the relationships in our lives. This eclipse is associated with self-exploration, identity and reevaluating how you see yourself and the world around you. This offers an opportunity to create changes within and make peace with self and others in order to create harmony. This is the 2nd eclipse occurring with the Aries-Libra axis, the first being a Total Solar Eclipse and brings in a softer energy of creating peace, harmony and joyous expansion. Work on re-balancing relationships allowing openness, understanding and compassion with those in our lives. Overcoming the unhealed ego aspects and choosing to see with clarity from our aligned selves. This is a reminder of the lessons we learned emphasizing the importance in healing and embracing harmony in all aspects in our lives especially our relationships. Use the energy to set healthy intentions and allow for beneficial breakthroughs, allow old wounds to be seen and cleared in order to truly align with the new beginnings that are available.
October 16th to 19th Arcturus Gateway
Embrace your divine potential as the Sun aligns with Arcturus which is one of the brightest stars in the sky. Arcturus is about 25 times bigger than our Sun and is located north of the celestial equator. You can see it shining brightly from both hemispheres with a beautiful orange-red hue. Arcturus is believed to be a lucky star carrying the energy of prosperity and prophets have also channeled information from a highly advanced alien race. Arcturians are beings of love and light who encourage us to heal and remember who we are intrinsically and that we are part of a collective of love. We have the ability to co-create and live a life of overall well-being and infinite wealth in every aspect of our lives. ”Light codes will allow a merger with Arcturus energy and we will be receiving its incredible frequencies on Earth and ourselves. This alignment with Arcturian energy, reminds us that our ability to love is more powerful than our ability to hate and choosing to love over hate is choosing your true power. Forgiveness and learning to love ourselves unconditionally as well as each other is what leads us to a new Earth. This energy is about true alignment encouraging trust in the grand design and our divine alignment with Source.
October 23rd Scorpio season begins
Welcome Scorpio season with the Sun transitioning into transformative Scorpio. This is a season of seeing deeper into ourselves and connections revealing unhealthy patterns within and around us that need to be faced. We must shed the fragments that are lingering under the surface that are fear based and trigger anger, bitterness, heartache and everything attached to the 3D. We are also in the pre and post eclipse season as we are moving towards the Lunar as well as post Solar eclipse energy. This adds to the energy of letting go of attachments that no longer serve us aiding us in great expansive transformation. Take time to feel and validate your feelings and emotions then allow them to flow freely in release.
October 28th Lunar Eclipse and Full Blood Moon in Taurus
The full blood moon accompanied with the Lunar eclipse is seen as a celestial powerhouse as it signifies revelations, forward momentum and fruition. The energy of Taurus brings in fierce shifts that can cause feelings of uncertainty between our hearts and minds asking us to embrace change and move out of any unhealthy comfort zones. We also have the Moon opposing Mars and Mercury while conjunct with Jupiter and Uranus forming a sexile with Saturn. This eclipse is our final push for making improvements in Taurus and Scorpio areas in our birth chart for our betterment and moving forward in life. A pivotal time of the beginning of the end of old unhealthy patterns that have kept you in a still state or emotionally hostage. Work with the cleansing flow of this high energy and allow the shadow to reveal what has been hidden in the unconscious and fragments of what lingers that needs to be seen and cleared. This dance with the Earth, Moon and Eclipse propel you to see the unseen and transform all that you have outgrown and what is not in alignment. We must allow for clearing in order to create space for the new beginnings so set intentions for allowing everything not in alignment with your bliss, happiness and overall infinite wealth to be released and cleared with love. Working through deep emotions, triggers and blocks (or resistance to healing), allows the space needed for the light and love aka Source alignment, to enter and show you through your heart space all that has been awaiting you as you become the vibrational match to your experiencing your best life. Overall we are encouraged to communicate with not only our Divine team and others but also with ourselves with mindfulness, trust and compassion. Call back your energy from all people, places and things through Divine Source love and release everything that is no longer you ie: outdated beliefs, unhealthy patterns, toxic attachments, unhealthy thoughts/actions/behaviors, judgment of self and others, bitterness, resentments, heartache, etc. it's time to choose weather you wish to remain in the lower vibrations of 3D or if you will choose to rise above and see your path home to alignment with our inner Source.
October 31st Samhain/All Hallows Eve/Halloween
A time of year celebrated in many countries on October 31 and November 1st. Many relate it to dressing up in costumes, decorations and free candy, but there is a deeper spiritual significance associated with this time of year. It's a time of a powerful turning point in the wheel of the year, signifying the cycle of life, death and rebirth. Samhain (pronounced sow-in) aka Halloween is a time when the veil between the Spiritual world and Material world is thin and we can more easily communicate. We also have the vibration of 111 (Nov 1st) symbolizing the veil between worlds, allowing us to honor and seek guidance from our ancestors. As the Fall season sheds its leaves and prepares for winter, Halloween is a reminder to let go of what no longer serves us. It’s an opportunity to release old patterns or beliefs and prepare for new beginnings, the time for people to release and let go of negative and lower energies that hold them back and celebrate the new energy that awaits. It is an opportunity to welcome the unknown, release negativity, and bring a little extra intuition into everyday life and opportunity to face our fears and embrace the unknown. It's a time when we spiritually celebrate the abundance and bounty of the harvest season. It’s an excellent time to give thanks for what we have and honor the fruits of our labor.
It is important to know where Planets placements are located in your birthchart in order to utilize these energies for your benefit (check out our “Birth Date reading to help you gain an in depth understanding of the meaning of your birth date)
We have been on a continuous ride of high vibrational ascension energies entering our planet and every living being is feeling it. This has challenged all of us to do some deep inner work necessary for our expansion and growth. Take some time to do your research and tap into the high vibrations coming forward as they will be getting stronger and more powerful. Check out our blogs and EBooks for more information on a number of topics. As we have been challenged and can feel a rollercoaster of emotions it's important to take care of your overall well-being and have your healing tools in place.
*It's extremely important to use your healthy toolbox in order to prepare for the days you feel the blahs. What do you enjoy doing? Have a mental (or journal or schedule), plan for the times you feel the ick sneaking in. Generally I teach my clients about ways to plan and what they can put in their proverbial bunker in support of self empowerment.
Listed below are a few tools:
- Call on your circle of trust (those 1 to 3 people who you truly trust) The ones you know who understand you and who have the ability to help lift your spirits or simply listen without judgment. We must remember we cannot help others by suffering with them. If you are feeling the blues and start talking about all the things you view as “bad/wrong” in your life, your circle will be the ones to point out the “good/positive” in your life. To hold space for you to communicate, release and give you the space to express what you are feeling. The ones who will hold the optimism rather than jump on the misery train with you. Sometimes it's a simple I love you and you're not alone or a swift kick in the ass to let them know they are wallowing. But at the end of the day it's all based on trust and a healthy relationship with your circle, give and take and authenticity. Who is your circle of trust?
- Have a playlist of your favorite uplifting music/movies/shows, a list of your favorite uplifting books, new healthy recipes you want to try, things you've been waiting to try ie: skating, making snow angels, volunteering at a shelter or nursing home, even being neighborly and shoveling someones' driveway. If you are crafty or would like to be, try creating some artwork , whether it's painting, drawing, poetry, journaling, a book of memoirs, what ever you feel drawn to. There are many ways in which we can make positive uplifting choices with an added benefit of possibly helping others if we are so inclined to do so. What are some of your favorite uplifting songs, activities, books, movies?
- Create a video journal while you are in good spirits. Talk to yourself like you would a friend, even record it with a friend. Remind yourself of your strengths, all you have to be grateful for, the things you admire most about yourself, be your own cheerleader, guru and express how proud you are of yourself. There is a drastic unequivocal difference between being cocky/arrogant and confident/self aware, so it is important to understand your feeling and expressing to yourself you are friggin amazing is self love.
A few helpful crystals and herbs for the Full Moon in Taurus:
Topaz, Clear quartz, Amethyst, Moonstone, Citrine, Carnelian
Herbs/Essential Oils: Ashwagandha, Rosemary, Fennel, Coriander, Basil
**It is advised not to charge your crystals during a new moon accompanied by a Solar Eclipse**
New Moon in Libra: Opal, Lapis Lazuli, Rose Quartz, Citrine, Sunstone, Labradorite
Herbs/Essential Oils: Purple Passionflower, Lavender, Lemon balm, Ginger, Catnip
Don't forget your affirmations:
Remember, be extra mindful during the new moon/Solar Eclipse as it is not a time for manifesting
Due to both the Solar New Moon Eclipse and the Lunar Full Moon Eclipse offers an ideal time to work with your Chakras to help you align
I Know my alignment is effortless; I Know in my alignment; I Know my worth
3RD Eye Chakra:
I See life through my alignment; I See the value I have in this life; I See the love
I Speak in alignment; I Speak with love; I Speak my authentic truth
I Love my alignment; I Love myself unconditionally; I Love life fearlessly and fully
Solar Plexus Chakra:
I Do trust in my alignment; I Do understand my co-creative power; I Do my best daily
I Feel strength and love in my alignment; I Feel balanced; I Feel loved and loving
I Am aligned with my highest vibration; I Am balance; I Am grounded in love, light and bliss
I release all resistance to change
I allow myself to be in the vibration of love
I allow myself to move forward for my highest good
I freely and lovingly release all that does not serve me
I clear and release everything less than love
I surrender everything that is not aligned with my authentic self
I choose to align with the highest vibration of love
I release everything but alignment
I release the desire to prove myself to others
I honor who I am
I allow myself to flow with the necessary changes happening
I choose love over everything else
I effortlessly and easily flow in alignment
I choose to be the vibration of love and light
I trust in the Universe
I believe in myself and trust the process
I am exactly where I need to be
I only allow authentic loving relationships in my life
I choose to create an environment of overall well-being
I allow myself to receive all the blessings of the Universe
I am ready to embrace new beginnings
I choose to feel gratitude and appreciation for myself and others.
I walk the path of least resistance.
I see through the shadows of limitations.
I can clearly see the path towards my highest vibration
I feel gratitude and appreciation for all I have and all that is on its way
I have released all attachments and 3D programming
Everything I need comes to me easily and effortlessly.
Patience brings me into recognition of and alignment to my highest purpose.
All my needs are met even though I may not see them in the outer world I open my heart in receiving.
*Remember everything we do is about intention so be mindful of what you are using your energy for (directing your energy towards), when working with the moon energies. Full moons are wonderful to celebrate and reflect on how far you have come, releasing all that no longer serves you, understanding what lies beneath emotions/feelings/actions, seeing from a higher perspective and practicing gratitude.
It's important to remember we feel the Moon's energy 3 days before and 3 days after the celestial event takes place (both of Full and New Moons).
You can charge and clear your stones under this full moon by placing them outside or on a windowsill in the light of the moon. You can also make moon water with both the full and new moon energies. Simply place a glass container of water (spring water or even lake water are best), in a place where the light of the moon will shine on the container (as temperatures are cold be careful as glass will break, can place out for a couple of hours before midnight or leave in a windowsill inside overnight). You can use colored glass for an extra umph if you want to use the water for specific things. I make moon water when I am working with certain chakras ie: orange glass for sacral. If you are using spring water or distilled water you can drink it or add it to your bathwater for a spiritual bath. I have used a blue glass container when working with my throat chakra to support speaking my truth and drink a shot of it each morning. You can use moon water in anointing candles, empowering crystal energy, place on an altar, spritz your face with some to help clarity, drip a few drops in your palms when using mudras, drip a few drops on your crown chakra or 3d eye for a deeper meditation, get creative and use it for whatever you feel beneficial.
**It's not advised to make moon water or charge crystal under certain full moons ie: when there is an eclipse
Please remember to set yourself up for success and use your healthy tools to help keep you balanced and aligned. We all have our ups and downs but the more we prepare and have a game plan in order to work with the down days, the more we empower ourselves for our highest good.
We are still in deep ascension energies which play a huge role in how we are feeling and how we work with the energies at hand. There are extremely high frequency energies coming in daily which are felt within and all around us. For more information and all you need to know about the Ascension and what it all means check out our Ascension eBook.