October 2021

Judyth Sult’s October 2021

Empowerment Newsletter

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Notes from J

Ahh, October is the time when we begin to notice the change in the air towards fall. The air smells different as the leaves begin to turn and crisp nights make for chilly walks.

This is the time of the year when it’s said that the veil is thin. Because I’ve been asked to explain what that means, I’ve included an article below that discusses Samhain and Dia de Los Muertos.

We’re still in Mercury retrograde until October 18, so remember to be careful with communication, take time getting places and be patient with others.

Are you being good to yourself? This month’s Coaching Corner is about telling your own story, and not the ones you were told as a child.

Stay safe, stay warm, be nice to a stranger.


                                                                                     Coaching Corner

Embrace Your Own Story 

One of the most familiar phrases I hear as a coach is, ”I was always told . . .” or “made to believe . . .” [fill in the blank]. And that remembered conversation or belief is almost always negative and disempowering.

When we believe the critical voices from the past we are making a choice to limit ourselves. Our memories are in the past, we are now living in the present, and we’re making decisions that affect our future.

When you were a child, your circumstances and care givers were the authors of your story. You weren’t in a position to negate their claims about you or the world. And they were often passing along their wounds from childhood and what had been told to them.

If you are still responding to those messages from the past, I invite you to change your story. The exercises here are for those of you who want to create a true present to prepare for the future you want to create.

1. Write down only your positive traits or accomplishments. Only the positive. For example, maybe you are a kind person, or you were the first in your family to finish high school, or you successfully got yourself out of a difficult relationship. Write those down.

2. Ask a trusted friend to help you with the list. Embrace that this is who you are in the present. Only the positive traits and accomplishments.

3. Write a story about how those positive traits and accomplishments will play in your future.

4. When the negative screams that you are less than, write down that trait and then burn it. It is no longer you.

It’s up to us if we chose to limit ourselves or, alternatively, to embrace our best self and acknowledge that we’ve come a long way from the negativity of the past.

Sometimes it’s helpful to enlist a coach to assist in making changes.

Thinning of the Veil

What does it mean that the veil between the worlds is most thin at this time of the year? Old religions from Europe, and independently from Mexico and Central America, invite and celebrate the dead to return to feast and be remembered at the time after the last harvest.

Pagan holidays are based on the stars and the seasons. Two of the most important celebrations are Samhain and Beltane. Samhain (pronounced Sow-in) celebrates the final harvest and the time to enter darkness, which is the beginning of the new year. These pagans believed that during Samhain the veil between the worlds of the living and dead was thin and that they could communicate with the those who had crossed over. (Beltane is the movement back to the light and will be discussed in a later newsletter.)

Even today Pagans celebrate Samhain and may bring out mementos of the dead, prepare their favorite food, and light candles or bonfires to show the departed the way home. There is a belief that death is not to be feared because the person lives on in another dimension. In ancient times there was often a parade with costumes on behalf of the gods and goddesses of the underworld. Some would wear masks to hid from spirits that may be malevolent. Because it was the new year it was also a time to plan for the future.

The Day of the Dead came from traditions of the Aztecs, Maya and Toltec to celebrate the memories of their dead. The belief among these people is that the death does not end life, but new life comes from death, just as the new crops come the old soil. Like Samhain, the Day of the Dead comes at the end of harvest going into the winter.

The Day of the Dead is celebrated with music and dancing. A temporary alter is set us to honor the dead. Along with photos and momentous, there are offerings of the four elements to help the departed on their journey. Water is placed nearby to quench their thirst. Wind is represented by wind spinners, tissue paper or chimes. Earth is represented by food such as bread. Candles, often in the form of a cross, represent fire. Brightly decorated skulls, flowers, and costumes represent the celebratory cycle of life. Monarch butterflies arrive in Mexico on November 1 and are often thought to hold the spirit of the dead.

In 601 A.D. Pope Gregory the First realized that people from the old traditions would not give up their celebrations and spiritual beliefs, so the church’s holy days were chosen to correspond to symbols of native spiritual holidays. In the 7th century Pope Boniface IV declared All Saints Day and the evening before was hallowed, or holy, eve. Thus, October 31 became Halloween and the end of harvest celebration was set to a specific date.

This has been a year of deaths for so many of us. You may choose your own way during this time to communicate, honor and appreciate those who have crossed over.

Sky Influences

Mercury Retrograde, September 27 to October 18. When Mercury is in retrograde there are often issues around communication, transportation, and electronics. Remember to take your time going places and be patient with others who may be late. Are you listening carefully to others? Are you taking time to get from place to place?

New Moon in Libra, October 6. As noted above, Libra is about balance, so this New Moon is a good time to review where you need to bring equilibrium into your life. Are there areas you are ignoring? How is your work/life balance?

Full Moon in Aries, October 20. Aries tends to be impatient to move forward, start something new, or move ahead before a project is completed. Are you ready to start new projects? Where are you exhibiting impatience in your life?

Numerology 6 Month, responsibility for your dream

October is a 6 month (10+2021=2031 and reduces to 6)

In Numerology in 2021 October is a 6 month which is about taking responsibility and family. Choose what dream you have for you and your family, and then take responsibility for nurturing that dream. Put a name to your dream. Decide what will nourish the dream to come true and then feed it. Call on your guides to help you manifest your dream.

The energy of your Personal Month can work with the Universal Month to manifest your desires. For example, a September 23 birthday has a Personal Year of 1 (9+23+2021=1). The Personal Month is calculated by adding the Personal Year, which for this birthday is 1, to the calendar month, which in October is the 10th month. The 10 is reduced to 1 which is then added to the 1 Personal Year. A September 23 birthday has a Personal Month in October of 2.

You can read the meaning for the Personal Months here.

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