October 2022

Judyth Sult’s October

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Finally, Mercury goes direct today (perhaps that’s why I’m finally getting this newsletter out, a day or two late).

As I mentioned in my last newsletter, each month seems to carry an energy that seems common among people. October is a often a quiet time as we begin to feel the changing of the season moving towards the dark of the year.

The numerology for October supports moving into a state of retreat, as do the Full and New Moons.

I invite you to discover how your personal numbers can help you work with the energy this month, and to use Tarot as a tool to find answers that may help you discover deeper meaning to your life.



Retreat, Relax, Reflect

             Coaching Corner

This October is a 7 Universal Month (computed by adding Universal year, which is 2022, to the number of the month, which is 10: 2+0+2+2+1+0=7).

The energy of the 7 month is to retreat, relax, and reflect. As you may surmise, this is not a month for a lot of activity. Rather, it is a time to look inward for your connection to spirit, or the essence of life.

Questions to ask yourself this October have to do with determining if you are on the path for your life’s purpose.

  • Do you feel aligned with who you want to be and how you spend your time?
  • Is your life balanced between work and play?
  • Are the people in your life supportive of you?
  • Do you find joy in your life?

If you have doubts about how to answer any of the questions above, journal about what changes you would like to call into your life.

Use Tarot, or any other tool that appeals to you, to get direction. For example, go to the link to my deck, Tarot of Empowerment, and pull one card for each question below:

  • What do I need to call into my life to become more aligned with my life purpose?
  • What is my best course of action for bringing balance into my life?
  • How do I attract people who are supportive of me?
  • What energy do I need to call into my life to find more joy?

Use October to be honest about what you really want to manifest for yourself. Write, paint, or do any creative practice that relaxes you, opens your mind, and is gentle on your spirit.

See the article below to discover how your Personal Month energy can be used to get the most out of the Universal Month.

Your Personal Energy in October

To discover your best approach to this 7 month of “retreat,” calculate your personal month by adding your personal year (birth month + birth day+ 2022) to 10, as October is the tenth month in the calendar.

Your Personal Month indicates how you are likely to get the most benefit in your approach to a Universal 7 month of retreat and relax:

  • 1 Personal Month: Prioritize your needs and look for ways that you can bring others on board to share your many responsibilities. Where can you delegate in order to concentrate on your needs?
  • 2 Personal Month: Ask yourself where you need more balance in your life. Who supports you to be your best self?
  • 3 Personal Month: Explore how you can bring more joy and fun experiences in your life. As you move forward, where do you want to test your limits?
  • 4 Personal Month: Figure out where you want boundaries in your life. Would it be helpful to read self-help books, or get a few sessions of coaching?
  • 5 Personal Month: Make an adventure of looking at your relationship to your spiritual connection. How can you play with your Angels and Guides to build a relationship that involves fun and exploration?
  • 6 Personal Month: Escape from your responsibilities and concentrate on nurturing yourself. How can you make time to have a massage or a walk in the woods?
  • 7 Personal Month: Investigate all the aspects of who you are. Who are you allowing to be in charge and how does that work with the other parts of your selves?
  • 8 Personal Month: Survey your strengths and acknowledge that you are a unique person with your own set of skills and attributes. Have you been using those skills in ways that make you proud and are they in alignment with your values?
  • 9 Personal Month: Decide what you need to release from your life that no longer serves you? Is it time to let go of a relationship or a job that takes more than it gives?

Let the energy of the month work with you.

October 2, Mercury goes direct: It will take a few days before the effects of Mercury being retrograde are totally done, but on this day you can begin to feel the release of pressure.

Oct 9, Full Moon in Aries: This Full Moon in Aries is also near Chiron, the wounded healer. At this time you may need to contemplate how to bring more balance in your life. Rather than striking out to find new relationships, take time to determine how to improve or balance your current relationships.

October 25, New Moon Solar eclipse in Scorpio, conjunct Venus: Scorpio energy is about going deep inside and sorting through your feelings. You may find that with the influence of the Venus energy you are deeply emotional as you process old grief. Process that grief in order to release it.

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 hide 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 altar is set us to honor the dead. Along with photos and mementos, 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 rather than the ambiguous time of the end of the harvest.

And that’s why we celebrate Halloween on October 31 and Day of the Dead on November 1.

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