I have a feeling the months leading to the close of this year will be intense ones for all of us. If there is some comfort here, it is in knowing we are not alone in the experience we are about to have, collectively.
Yes, the change of seasons is upon us, on more than one level. There is a nip in the air, and a chill at night. It is almost time to switch the system to ‘heat’. On a spiritual level, the process of evolution continues, and there is no turning back.
The choice we have is in how we dance with the energies that are being beamed this way. We will continue to have many chances to support the changes at a profound level. We can move with the flow despite the challenges, or we can continue to experience chaos and drama in our lives by choosing to resist the waves of change.
You may be asking yourself “Will this ever end?” The answer is “yes”. And “no”. Each cycle within the larger cycle has an end, but also as each ends, it becomes in that moment the beginning of, the opening to, the next cycle.
Here is a brief summary of the energy we will be bathing in this month:
The Libra new moon of Friday Oct 4th is a call for balance, an integration of all that is still polarized within us and that is not in alignment with who we really are.
October is the change agent and will be setting the stage for the Apex Uranus square Pluto that will come in November. This fourth Uranus square Pluto is the exact center of this series of seven squares, and the middle one of the larger four cycles which began with the first series in the 1960’s. (There will be two more Uranus square Pluto series after the conclusion of this series in 2014).
Mercury begins a retrograde period October 2, and will be in full retrograde power by the 18th of the month, with the shadow of this energy continuing until November 27th. (Actual retrograde: Oct 21 – Nov 10). Watch for heightened tempers and road rage, travel issues and problems with your technology. Because Mercury will be in a dance with Saturn at this time, be aware the challenges may be more intense. You may actually experience missed communications and mechanical breakdowns. Just don’t forget to breathe!
See the blessing here: this is the final Mercury retrograde for this year. There is also a potential for social unrest during this time as the full moon lunar eclipse on October 18th is in Aries.
During this retrograde, take your communications seriously, and because this is a ‘Scorpio’ retrograde, pay particular attention to your contracts with others (written and otherwise). Be patient with yourself and don’t forget to be forgiving as well.
Neptune will be in the limelight with the full moon and lunar eclipse of the 18th. Here comes your strong dose of evolution! Systems may look like they are crumbling and all that once was ‘secure’ is not. Nothing is the same. It reminds me of the teaching my Unseen Mentors gave me about the life cycle of the butterfly. At the time I was taught this, I applied it only at my individual level, but now I can see how – collectively – we are in transition. When the caterpillar begins the process of metamorphosis and goes into the cocoon, its very body liquefies before it rearranges itself into the butterfly.
It seems our societal ‘body’ is in the process of liquification in preparation for an emergent butterfly model. Our best response seems to be simple: don’t be too attached to what is, because that is changing. A good strategy at this time is to go with the flow whenever you can.
There is a pair of eclipses in the weeks ahead, as well. The Lunar eclipse is October 18th, with a Solar eclipse in early November. Eclipses are all about bringing in breakthroughs (which sometimes come through breakdowns) in an accelerated way. It will be interesting to see how this pair plays out for us.
Those are the big picture influences this month. Now, what can you do to move through this month with grace or to take advantage of the opportunities that are offered to all of us at this time?
It is helpful to go within and ask some questions: How can I create a more connected relationship with those close to me?
How can I use the transforming power of the Uranus square Pluto to bring positive change in my life?
Since this next few weeks is all about balance, remember to take care of your body. Don’t push yourself. Slow down if you need to. (I will say that I have been experiencing the re-emergence of a disrupted sleep pattern with the need for mid-afternoon naps that began almost two weeks ago, and is ongoing.) Be kind to yourself this month.
Drink more water to help your body flush out the toxins (physical and emotional) that are being released at this time. Eat as clean (organically) as you can. Smaller portions of cleaner food is better than larger amounts of less quality nutrition.
This is the month to do things differently or to go a different way. The energy will support your efforts in this regard, and know that the outcome of your efforts will support your highest purpose as Soul, incarnated.
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. ~R. Buckminster Fuller
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