As we kick off the month of October, we find ourselves hanging out in some residual energy from the end of September that has caused us to take a hard look at our deepest and darkest fears, worries, and anxieties. Know that this is just temporary and it feels like the majority of this darkness should shift towards the end of the month.
Given this energy, I think it’s important to address the bad reputation this darkness can get because it’s human instinct to want to label it as “bad” or to try our best to run from it. How could we possibly evolve as individuals if each experience or season of our lives was only seemingly good and filled with joy and happiness? The dark, reflective, murky times are just as important as the bright, fast-moving days where it feels like life is rigged in our favor. Don’t miss the opportunity that this mystery and period of change offers.
If there’s anything in you that needs to be healed or addressed, it is coming up now and it is not a coincidence! Pay attention to your dreams, the roots of your anxieties, and the quiet callings you feel deep inside. From what I’ve experienced personally and what I’ve observed time and time again professionally, if something is ready to be addressed it will invite you to take a closer look by showing up and getting your attention (usually not in the prettiest of ways, might I add).
It feels like we could have a strong tendency to be highly focused on the material realm towards the middle of the month with a spotlight on finances, business, and work. This is a time of receiving and welcoming success, possibly in the form of financial prosperity, but this is not just one-sided.
Think about your level of comfort around receiving. Receiving well is an art. It’s a thing of responsibility, grace, but also generosity. We all too often block ourselves from our ability to receive all of the good that we inherently deserve to experience for a variety of reasons, but most often because we don’t believe we deserve it. Now would be a good time to practice receiving, even if it’s as simple as returning a compliment without serving up a self-deprecating quip.
If you feel like your prosperity or success is not flowing as freely as you’d like, start by asking the question of how you can be of service to others. When our energy stays rooted in a place of more, more, more, we inadvertently position ourselves in an energetic place of lack. Even if it’s just thinking more about how you give back to others in your day-to-day work, that shift in focus will be very impactful.
As we move into the end of October, the energy in and around us speeds up again, pulling us away from the contemplative wayfinding energy and into a place of action and passion.
Things may feel unpredictable or a little unfocused, but there’s a tremendous opportunity for self-expression and quickly moving towards a new facet of your identity. If something in your life feels stale, this is a great time to mix it up and try something new. Don’t be afraid to take a risk, especially if it feels a bit out of character for you.
Theme: Creation, fueling the fire, action!
Challenge: Don't let insecurities get in the way of taking the first step.
Opportunity: This is a time to rise up against the odds but you can’t do so with just a toe in the water. Jump in!