October – allow the winds of change to blow…
So What’s The Big Deal About October?
Both personally and globally the energies begin to transit little by little from October until February, when the new energy should kick in strongly. This means that incrementally, the present year energy diminishes slowly while the new year energy gradually replaces it.
2015 will be an 8 year globally…. but more about the global energy in a later blog which I will probably write in January 2015.
What I am looking at is the personal year transition. We all go in cycles of 9 years so that we ultimately deal with the full spectrum of energies/scenarios every 9 years. In September of every year, as it is the 9th month of the year, your personal year number and personal month number are the same number, making it the pinnacle of what you have been attracting to yourself to master and work through in that particular year. So we could say that all the energies align to bring everything to a head in September of every year, for better or for worse, depending on our choices and circumstances.
What happens in October, is that October, being the tenth month of the year, and 1 + 0 = 1, means that your month number is one more than your year number…. and thus the same number as the year you will transition into in the following year. Simply speaking, in October you transit into the personal month energy that vibrates to the same energy as the energy that will dominate your life and choices in the following year.
So – feel the changes in October and begin to assimilate these energies as a “sneak preview” into what lies ahead for you next year.
What does this mean to me?
There are a few implications. Firstly, if you have been in a “difficult” energy this year, you may gradually begin to feel lighter and more free…. and you may feel as if a burden is slowly being lifted off your shoulders. But the opposite could also be true. The big thing to remember is, just as every year has 4 seasons and each has their pros and cons depending on where your focus is and how well you prepared, so do we have “seasons”.
One chops wood in the summer so it is ready and dry to burn for the winter…. and one puts up shade awnings in the winter to prepare for the heat in the summer…. Preparation is part of what life is all about.
How do you work out your personal year for 2014?
Write down the day and month you were born in. I will use the date the 22nd of October as an example. This you would write as 22:10.
Add all the numbers together. 2 + 2 + 1 + 0 = 5. If it comes to over 10, say for example 14, then add those numbers together to reduce it to a single number from 1 to 9. In the case of 14 it would be 1 + 4 = 5.
Take this number from step 2 (5 in these examples) and add the universal year number to it which is 7 for the whole of 2014. (Derived from the sum of 2014 which is 2 + 0 + 1 + 4 = 7). Thus 5 + 7 = 12. (This is the sum of your birth day and month and the current year.)
Take this answer from step 3 and add the numbers together to get a final number between 1 and 9. In this example it is 1 + 2 = 3.
Add 1 (one) to this number to give you the energy for the month of October 2014 and for the entire year of 2015.
Have a look at what you were working through this year and then look at what is coming up next year. This information you will find below.
So – in preparation for October and the year ahead – here is a short summary of the things you will be working through in each of the years and the things you need to concentrate on and be aware of:
This is a time of new beginnings. Please write down every crazy thought of what you would like to do or accomplish in life – your deepest dreams and desires. Do this throughout the year. These things will all come together gradually over the next few years in one beautiful package if you visualise it. Put these things into motion this year but don`t expect them all to go as you planned. This may take a couple more years to all come to fruition than you had initially hoped. You may want to change direction completely or be thinking about it very strongly. Be true to yourself if you want fulfillment. If you are not independent yet, examine why. If you need to study then find a class. It may be full of false starts, but your will-power, initiative and independence will help you make important decisions. The “one” is energetic, innovative and all about “me”. Only you can make decisions for yourself this year. Last year was emotionally draining and one of letting go, so you may feel an empty space where ideas, beliefs, people or jobs used to be. This may have left you mourning certain aspects of your life. Let go of the last of whatever was not serving a purpose last year and let the healing take its course. From experience, many people have told me that this year was a frustrating year for them. I have seen recently over and over that people/ideas/beliefs/material things that should have been eliminated the previous year (in year 9) and weren`t, are the very things that hold you back. (Refer to year 9 to see what you should have focused on last year). These are the things that prevent new doors from opening. Whatever you did not complete or resolve will surface very strongly in August this year and frustrate you no end in September – probably forcing you to go back and waste valuable time completing the process that should have been completed last year. Set those goals and don`t discard any of them from your list. They will serve you well in the future.
This year is almost the opposite of last year. Last year was a year of high energy (yang) drive and this year is a receptive “yin” energy. You may be feeling a little sorry for yourself or have a lot of self-doubt as to whether you actually made the right decisions. Relax. This is a year for resting and looking after your immune system. From experience with many clients in this vibration, look out for your health. This is the year that immune- and stress-related health issues may surface – chronic fatigue, ME, adrenal burnout, thyroid problems, hormonal imbalances and the likes. Don`t mess around with any situation that could trigger an immune system related disease like HIV for example. Be still and see what comes to you this year. Don`t push forward or forge ahead and try and bulldoze people and situations to suit your needs – it probably won`t get you anywhere. In fact, anything you try and force will have you hitting your head against a brick wall. It is a year of faith in action – believing that the right thing will come to you at the right time and surrendering to the universe/God. Meditate, make sure your paperwork is up to date – especially your income tax. Double check all your contracts and read the fine print before you sign anything. If you are single, your mind may be on that elusive soul mate. Concentrate on partnerships and teamwork. Last year was all about you, so this year the focus is on working with others and with your Higher Power/God/the universe. Listen, understand and see things from other`s point of view. Resolve all problems peacefully through calm negotiations. Go with the flow and cut yourself and everyone else some slack. The time for action will still come.
This is a year for self expression, socializing, creative projects and expansion. Whatever you put in motion and visualized yourself achieving 2 years ago (in your “one” year) should start blossoming and coming together this year. You are very charismatic this year and people are listening to you. You may need to cut the last of the friendships that are still draining your energy – those that you thought about two years ago but stubbornly held on to. Use this year wisely and think before you act. Too much partying and socializing will cause health problems further down the line. Perhaps you will make rash decisions which will put you back financially, so think before you act or make promises that you can`t keep.You will feel more energetic and upbeat than last year but avoid over-indulging in life`s pleasures. Think before you act and be wary of becoming the victim of some circumstance that you could have avoided, like having an affair or finding out that your new friend is actually married or becoming the victim of some situation due to not being vigilant. Sexual energies generally run high so be aware that attention from the opposite sex could be for the wrong reasons and be responsible with your own decisions in this arena. In this year your mind could be in a space of its own – day dreaming – and put you at risk of being unaware of your surroundings and not living in the “now”. Be wary of becoming the sergeant major due to over-enthusiasm. If depression threatens, get out and spread some joy to others and you will lift yourself. Seek the joy and beauty in life and be the joy in others` lives by being positive and uplifting.
This year is one to get all your systems, budgets and all things conventional running smoothly. After all, you probably neglected them a little last year with all that socializing. This is a “square” year as 4 is the number of sides to a square. So – lots of sitting in a “square” office at a “square” desk doing budgets in “square” blocks in rows and columns… packing and sorting things into “square” boxes…. Do your planning and cash flow in “square” books and year planners. You get the picture? You may do some building or lay foundations for some project you are starting. This is the year to renovate the office or move to larger premises if you predict your business taking off next year. No time once the work is in full swing. This is a year for hard work. Often the financial rewards are a long term goal so you may be putting in a lot with little return. You may find your creativity a little low. Work on family structures as well. This is not the best year to meet a partner as it is a year of tests, so a new relationship will probably press all your buttons. You will end up learning something, though. Nose to the grindstone and do what needs to be done without shying away from the work. Do not spend a cent unnecessarily as finances may be tight this year. You may make a total turn-around in the direction your life has taken or think the grass is greener on the other side. However, for most people it is a settle down and work year. Watch your bones and teeth… Lastly – don`t forget to play a little this year. We don`t want people to call you boring or “square” now, do we!
Talk about being over-committed! How did life become so hectic? I know! You wanted out of that rut you got yourself into last year. Expect the unexpected. Expect changes of direction. Investments and risk may present themselves. Change is the only constant this year. Travel is very possible. You probably have ideas in your head that you can`t keep up with, probably keeping you awake at night. Balance is the key to success this year. You may find that you are burning the candle at both ends and burning the midnight oil. This equates to burning your nervous system out. By the end of this year you will probably be exhausted and your nerves may have been tested to the limit. Be aware that your concentration may be affected so watch all safety issues. Avoid using substances if you can as addictions to sensual and sexual appetites are rife in a “five” energy. The problem often begins by “needing” something to sleep and then to stay awake – particularly drug-related. This year is about who you know and not what you know, so keep a list of those contacts you made over the past few years as they may come in handy. Networking is the way to go this year. Get yourself and your business “out there”. By the way – this is a good year to keep that mouth and that temper in check! “If you propose to speak, always ask yourself, is it true, is it necessary, is it kind.” ~ Buddha. The the old saying is also true of this year, that life happens when you are making other plans!
This is a year for healing and helping others, counseling, being of service to others and for putting extra effort into relationships. The 6 is about love and family. Perhaps even marriage. After all, you need to make up for being so busy last year, right? Remember when you were so busy and did not have enough time for your loved ones? Family will demand attention – extended family as well as your own. This is a good year to start a family if you are thinking about it but beware of falling pregnant if you don`t! You are more fertile this year than most! You may feel like decorating the home, buying new furniture or revamping the garden. A promotion or a new job is a strong possibility. Perhaps this means you have to move. Perhaps you will want to move and upgrade your living conditions for an expanding family. If you are not fixing your own relationships you will probably be fixing someone else`s. Don`t do for others, though, what they could or should be doing for themselves. Be aware that helping could be bordering on interfering. Focus on boundary issues – where do I end and where does someone else begin? Am I really helping or merely putting someone on a pedestal who does not belong there? Am I being kind and loving to myself so that my love bucket is full before I give to others? Do I need therapy of my own to sort out any of these issues? Whatever else happens this year, responsibility and duty will demand your time. This is a good year to focus on loving yourself more and being your own best friend too.
After all that focus on the family last year and the expansion in your career, your batteries are flat! You need to recharge. This is the year for a quiet holiday at the sea or near water or to go on that spiritual retreat. Alone is probably best, or with someone who will not be demanding of your energy or conversation as you probably don`t feel too much like socializing. You need time to think about what is going on within the confines of your mind. Who has abused you? What do you need to heal? What is the meaning of life? Perhaps you find traditional religion too confining and you need think about that. This is the year for reflection, mystery, secrecy, solitude and soul searching. It is a good year for study and research or to write that book. Meditate or curl up with a book whenever you get the opportunity. You may feel a little lonely this year, even if you are not alone. You may want to be alone this year and take time out for yourself. Get back in touch with your spiritual side. Be wary of being depressed or unable to be alone when you actually need to, as these are negative aspects to this year. So is drowning your sorrows in alcohol or having a “secret”, like having an affair or embezzling money. Bottling things up inside could cause health problems and build up to toxic levels in your body or mind. Is there something you have hidden deep inside that needs to surface and be addressed? This is a perfect year for analysis and research or learning those computer skills that you have been avoiding. Whatever you do – REST! Aim to sleep at least an hour a day more than you usually would.
This year is the year where all your hard work pays off with dividends! That depends, obviously, on how much effort you put in over the past seven years. This year is a year of accomplishment, money, business, control, power, achievement and recognition. Profits will be made although expenses may be high. Maintain fairness and a certain amount of generosity. Relationships that began this year may have been with people drawn to your status, wealth and power, so have a look at who you are attracting. Maintain humility this year. Nobody likes a person who is arrogant and filled with self-importance. The law of karma works full-time in an 8 personal year, so what goes around comes around. If you are therefore having a “bad” year, it is possibly because it is payback time and you need to look at what you have done in the past to attract these situations to yourself. Don`t despair – there is good karma that you may have earned as well. This year is the result of years of hard work on all levels. The spiritual laws of money and abundance will come into play depending on your level of evolvement and maturity in this area. The spiritual law of money says there has to be a “flow” of money – but respectfully and not wastefully. Dam it up (holding onto it too tightly) and it becomes stagnant – from there the saying that “money stinks” or “stinking rich” comes to mind as it does not generally have a good connotation. There are many good books to read in this regard. One which comes to mind is The Laws of Money, the Lessons of Life… (2003) by Suze Orman. You will have power on all planes this year, so use it wisely and be aware not to abuse a position of power or be too authoratative.
Endings. Completion. This is the last year of that 9 year cycle. You ended on a high last year, hopefully, and now you have been there, done that and got the T-shirt. What is next? You may be moody, emotional and prone to mood swings. You may feel like telling the whole world where to get off. DON`T! You may start thinking about what you want to do with your life but you will find that the more you chase things this year the more they will elude you. The same goes for money in a 9 year. Things you start this year may end up being short-lived, like a job or a relationship. You have to “get your house in order” first. What needs to go? What serves no purpose anymore? What toxic relationships do you have? What relationships do you need to heal and who do you need to forgive? Go through your ideas, thoughts and beliefs and discard any that no longer resonate with you. This is a year of self-healing and completion. Do not leave anything or anyone unfinished. “De-clutter” (a Feng Shui principal) your life and relationships so that next year you can start an exciting new phase in your life with a clear conscience and no excess baggage. Bless someone else who needs it and give it away, as 9 is also the number of caring about humanity and charitable affairs – donating material possessions, money or of your time and expertise. A word of warning: do not buy a house or car or anything major in a 9 year – it will be the house with the roof that leaks or the car that has engine problems. It is, however, a good year to sell property or other possessions, but wait until next year before making major purchases or acquisitions. Bottom line – out with the old and make space for the new…
Until next time – you have some thinking to do!