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October 2020 Wise Skies Forecast

Autumn is here, winter will follow, and Spring will come. This astrological season of patience, darkness, and stillness comes with a disturbance in the force. In numerology, October is a 5-month in a 4-year. We are learning how to be okay in the highs, lows, and uncertainty of life. As unprocessed emotions surface, we feel disturbed. No doubt we will be pulled in several directions. This moment in time brings an opportunity to shift into a new gear of the many perspectives we will have over the course of our lives.  

Here's the October Podcast! 

“What you see in everyday life is not the natural world deceiving you, but nature encoding reality in ways you can come to terms with. The natural world looks the way it looks because of the way you’ve been taught.” - Cher Lyn  

October is a month to be remembered. Two Full Moons, the Mars squares, and a retrograde Mercury in a 5-month foreshadow the 5-year we will be entering in 2021. We will see chaotic reactions, escapism, and unhealed strategies to finding pleasure while avoiding pain.  Ask yourself how free you want to be from the illusion of suffering. What will it take? Non-reaction, self-discovery, and personal freedom (5) are available for those willing to do consistent, disciplined, inner work (4).

“Our thoughts are sound bites and/or images that form a map of reality in our mind. Some maps are useful. For instance, I may have a thought that if I drink too much caffeine, I won’t be present with others. This can help guide my behavior. Other maps are harmful, for instance, the belief that if I say no to a friend, it proves that I’m a bad person. In either case, we need to realize that these thoughts or beliefs are, as the Zen teachings say, like the finger pointing to the moon, not the moon itself.”  Excerpt From Radical Compassion by Tara Brach

October Intention: I experience deeper faith and peace from the inside out. I embrace new behaviors, new ideas, and a new path forward that reinforce my inner-stability, and personal freedom. 

My Personal October Bucket List

  • Start tinctures and infused salves/oils for Winter Solstice Gifts 
  • Weave intentions into Fall recipes
  • Read more books
  • Fill our classes on Egyptian Magic, the Astrology of Yoga, and Paranormal Activity.
  • Schedule 4 group mediumship demonstrations 
  • Crochet a pair of socks. By God! This is the year!

Astrology Overview

October 1st - Full Moon in Aries
October 2nd - Venus enters Virgo
October 13th - Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio, Libra
October 16th - New Moon in Libra
October 21st - Ancient Egyptian Magic Class {Register here!}
October 22nd - Sun enters Scorpio
October 28th - Retrograde Mercury + Venus enter Libra
October 31st - Full Moon in Taurus (rare Blue Moon)

This Week in Astrology: October 1 - October 4

A Full Moon in 9-Aries kicks off the month on Thursday, October the 1st. What forms of “self” are you developing and maturing? Self-Assurance, Self-Reliance, Self-Delusion, Self-Centeredness, Self-Seeking, Self-Righteousness, Self-Worth. With a Mercury/Neptune semi-square lifting be mindful to avoid toxic people, places, and delusions of grandeur. 

Full Moon in 9-Aries Thursday, October 1st: Make a bold action or declaration for yourself.  This phase signifies the completion of a cycle, endings, and closure. Crystal Magick: Carnelian (emotional intelligence)  and Pyrite (empowered stability + clarity).

Sample wishes to make under the Aries Full Moon
Finding clarity around mental wellness
Finding closure in order to pave the way for special new beginnings
Taking personal responsibility
Discovering gifts about your individuality
Letting go of know-it-all attitudes, short tempers, and defensiveness
Surrendering self-centeredness
Experiencing a dark night of the ego in order to experience a rebirth

Venus enters Virgo come Friday and we are ready to report for duty. We are fine-tuning our lens for experiencing love, worth, and a beautiful life through October 28.

Love: Me-first attitudes lose. Be mindful of mixed signals and selfish overshares.
Money: Stabilizing your income through your side hustle or entrepreneurial projects.
Health: Stay hydrated - cooler heads prevail.

Weekend Vibes:
Pluto, the great transformer, goes direct in Capricorn this weekend under a Taurus Moon. Make a list of all the things you have overcome, and all the things still bothering you. Transcendent Pluto remains direct the rest of the year and will help you make appropriate changes to enhance your future.  Crystal Magick: Red Jasper (for stability and faith).

Make up or breakup? Is someone blowing something out of proportion? Or oppositely not paying enough attention to the important issues? A Venus/Jupiter semi-square intensifies and challenges relationships. What’s most loving for you? What’s the truth? 

This Week in Astrology: October 5 - 11

Look up! The Draconid meteor shower peaks October 7-9

We all deserve more unconditional love, not less. Karmic relationships come into focus this week as Venus semi-squares transformative Pluto and hungry Mars. This can feel deep, fated, inflamed, and powerful. Be mindful about relationships that control, manipulate, and are abusive. Be careful what you wish for. You just might get it as Mercury opposes Uranus.

Be prepared for flames of all kinds this week. Danger, explosives, and angry outbursts are likely as Mars squares Pluto. Take care of your littles, your pets, and your inner child. 

Love: Repattern your love language. Take the high road of truth.
Money: Conservative habits are key.
Health: Calm your nervous system with yin yoga, and soul soothing activities.

Weekend Vibes:
Remember this: Life is happening for you, not to you. Where can you soften and let go?  The Last Quarter Moon in 17-Cancer calls us to loosen our sense of control. It’s time to trust, surrender, and let things take their course. Any challenges offer personal breakthroughs as the Sun squares Jupiter. Pleasant surprises and different approaches open minds and hearts as Venus trines Uranus. Where can you grow?  Crystal Magick: Yellow Citrine (empowerment) and Fuchsite (heart-centered joy + inspiration).

This Week in Astrology: October 12 - 18

Big magic, or deceptive gurus? The third and final auspicious Jupiter/Neptune sextile releases this week and wishes do come true. This truth serum transit (February 20th, July 27th, and October 11th) has acted as a magnifying glass on the most optimistic and change-enhancing moments of the year. 

Heads up: Mercury retrogrades in Scorpio while the Sun opposes Mars on Tuesday. Delays, wonky electronic issues, and miscommunications are more likely until Mercury goes direct November 3rd. The antidote for accidents, energy leaks, and heated conversations is to not take things personally. 

More caution lights come on as the Sun squares Neptune. Mistakes in diagnosis, cloudy judgment, errors and innocent mistakes become detrimental. Imaginations can take over.  Hold a steady line, and double check all of your work. 

New Moon in 23-Libra Friday, October 16th: Make wishes around relationships, balance, and harmonic exchanges of energy. 

Sample wishes to make under the Libra New Moon
Fairness, Justice
Balance, Harmony
Partnerships
Ability to see all perspectives
Kindness, Honesty, Authenticity
Letting go of codependent, people-pleasing tendencies and unhealthy compromises

Love: Unresolved relationship issues come to the surface for a karmic experience. Is it time to transform the dark into the light?
Money: Conservative habits are critical.
Health: Make your health a priority. Get a second opinion. 

Weekend Vibes:
Recharge. Setbacks are blessings in disguise this weekend - you might as well go slow.  Expect added responsibilities and confusion as the Sun squares Saturn and Venus opposes Neptune under a Scorpio Moon. Much can be revealed for those seeking the truth. Crystal Magick: Serpentine (regeneration + psychic stimulation) and Black Tourmaline (energy clearing + security).

This Week in Astrology: October 19 - 25

Look up! The Orionids meteor shower peaks October 21-22.
Risk and reward. A Venus/Jupiter trine inspires you to roll the dice while a Mars/Jupiter square encourages you to proceed with caution. Growing pains, speeding tickets, and influential connections are part of the energy patterns this week.

If you’re feeling hopelessly in love, intensely creative, or inspired to go deep with people you have Venus and Pluto to thank.  Go slow though - plans can backfire. Be careful what you wish for. You just might get it as retrograde Mercury opposes Uranus. 

The Sun enters Scorpio on Thursday, October 22nd: Happy Birthday Scorpios! The yang phase of Friday’s First Quarter Moon in 0-Aquarius reinforces your determination and commitment to action. Check in with any double standards you may be holding to maintain integrity.  The life you live is your legacy. Crystal Magick: Aquamarine (purity, truth + freedom) and Hematite (stress relief + stamina).

Love: Karmic connections. Make new pathways, positive support systems, and entertain proposals.
Money: Lady luck is on your side: seek wisdom and maturity around finances. Turn lead into gold and problems into opportunities without burning up your pocketbook.
Health: Stay out of the line of fire and focused on health habits.

Weekend Vibes:
It’s a good weekend to accomplish some extra work and get ahead of the game. You intuitively know what to do without gaining permission or acceptance from the others as Venus trines Saturn. 

Other people's problems can become your emergency as the Sun, Mercury, and Neptune trip the emotional wires. Errors are likely, you can become more injury-prone, and mistakes are common. Double check all chemicals/drugs, and make sure you're in touch with reality. Delays at this time are beneficial. 

The Sun and Mercury bring a bright spot to the weekend with good news. It’s a positive time to send newsletters, refine your image, and launch an ad campaign.  Crystal Magick: Blue Lace Agate (healing and calm).

This Week in Astrology: October 26 - November 1

Retrograde Mercury and Venus enter Libra. Put the oxygen mask on yourself before extending a helping hand. Make peace with others by making peace within yourself. Giving and receiving love becomes vital to our well-being this season. Crystal Magick: Red Jasper (stability + trust) and Rose Quartz (comfort + nurture).

Love: Relationship issues are up for review. You are causing an effect. What kind of impact do you want to make on others?
Money: Make money wishes and new habits/rituals under the Taurus Full Moon
Health: Detox, cleanse, drink water, sleep deep. 

Weekend Vibes:
Happy Halloween! There is a rare Blue Full Moon on Halloween this year as the Solar rays oppose Uranus. Ask yourself this: What kind of old person are you in the process of becoming? Address areas where you feel bitter or resentful. Today is the first day of the rest of your life.

Full Moon in 8-Taurus Saturday October 31st:
Coming Unearthed. Light is shed on buried secrets. More will be revealed. Be still. This phase signifies the completion of a cycle, endings, and closure.

Full Moon Invitation:
Reflect on closure, death, and endings. You may want to plan a cemetery visit, or spread flower petals over sacred areas where you have scattered ashes of deceased loved ones. You may want to talk about your ancestors, write their stories, or find patterns in your family constellation. It could be a special time to do some DNA testing and research to find out more about your ancestry. 

Full Moon Intention:
I reconnect with my ancestors and all who have traveled before me, honoring their memory and asking for their eternal guidance in this life and the next.

What to Wish for under the Taurus Full Moon
Consistency and patience
Loyalty, Honesty, Self-Worth
Nurturing your body through food
Core values and manners
Money and wealth-building
Sensuality and pleasure
Security and stability through slow and steady growth
Vintage charm
Perseverance and contentment

Removing Laziness, Tire-kicking, and Stubborn tendencies
Letting go of overly protective or territorial behaviors

October Journal Prompts

When answering the following questions, reflect back to January, which was also a 5-month. What has changed? What has remained the same?

I am free from ________________________  in the remainder of 2020. (fill in the blank with behaviors, attitudes and routines/actions that limit your personal freedom)

I am free to ______________________  in the remainder of 2020
(fill in the blank with behaviors/attitudes that create more freedom in your life) 

Am I able to channel my dynamic energy into something creative and productive? What is that “something”? 

Have my goals shifted since January of this year? If so, what do I believe I can do with the remainder of 2020?

Consider how October is a preview for 2021. What foundations are set up for next year?

“There is something in October sets the gypsy blood astir: We must rise and follow her, When from every hill of flame She calls, and calls each vagabond by name.” ― William Bliss

November 2020 Sneak Peak

November is a 6-Universal Month in a 4-Universal Year: Heightened Intuition
November 3rd - Mercury Direct in Libra
November 10th - Mercury enters Scorpio
November 13th - Mars Direct
November 15th - New Moon in Scorpio
November 21st - Venus enters Scorpio, Sun enters Sagittarius
November 29th - Neptune Direct
November 30th - Full Moon in Gemini 

 Tiffany Harelik, MA, RYT offers astrology, mediumship, yoga, and tarot sessions. She uses the Golden Tarot deck combined with yogic philosophy and her lineage of Russian mysticism to address your concerns through practical advice. She holds a Masters degree in Health Psychology and founded Spellbound Publishers, a metaphysical book company. She owns and operates Wise Skies. Follow her work at www.WiseSkiesAdvice.com and  www.TiffanyHarelik.com

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