Not your basic October horoscope

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Libra season is known for its scales - the balancing ones I mean. Often a sign of logic, this air sign is extremely diplomatic to all possibilities, but yet still stubborn about what truth means. This is a time of looking at our core values and determining where in our lives needs reassessment to fit into these. Another side of Libra, is their sense of heart and beauty. This sign is ruled by Venus, and which is often drawn to things of aesthetic value - or the aesthetic of their personal taste that is. There is a want to appear valuable to the world, but are also thrifty and don’t mind flirting with their self-image to redefine and mock what society sees as valuable. This is a time we often see a lot of work in our minds + ideas, as well as in wealth - whether that be financially, emotionally, or creatively. This is also a time where some of our patterns and crutches get turned on their heads as we look at what is truly sustainable. Libra is a sign that is concerned with the long term, and making powerful decisions to support you in the bigger picture.

 

Libra

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WHAT YOU’RE BRINGING

5 of Pentacles - Libra, at this time you’re feeling like you’re lacking something. There are basic necessities in life that we’re not always so aware of. While it may be more literal in that you haven’t been feeding yourself properly or haven’t had time to engage genuinely with your community it can also be subtle things like a lack of beauty in your routine or not knowing where your passion has gone. Truthfully, our necessities aren’t so basic. We are complex and are required to change with the seasons and cycles of our lives which can leave us feeling behind what we need in the present if we aren’t careful. This is a time to look at where you can nourish yourself - no filling of holes or superficial fulfillment but a genuine practice towards all of your needs in the present.

YOUR CHALLENGE

4 of Pentacles - Getting what you need to overcome the feelings of lack in 5 is hard when you’re holding so tightly to everything that you do have. It’s always a give and take in life, which we see in the 6 of pentacles. Once you understand that giving is a part of receiving, that both sides are healing, then you can feel safer in making a necessary investment in yourself. After all, you are at the centre of your universe - you are the most necessary part of how things revolve.

 

Scorpio

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WHAT YOU’RE BRINGING

5 of Pentacles - We’re right on the cusp of your season scorpio, and in true fashion of our astrological and fortunic natures we so often lose before we win, traverse darkness before we enter the light. This is true of you too, you have lost something recently. It has left you wounded and feeling like you have lost - particularly in the quality of your physical life. It could be an income, a living arrangement, a possession, or a reputation. You feel on the outside of your worthiness at this time, but sometimes that means it will be all the more sweet and cherished when you make it back.


YOUR CHALLENGE

Knight of Wands - The Knight of Wands asks us to take action towards our desires. Your self-worth determines what it is that you allow yourself to do and experience, so at this time you’re battling with that great desire. It seems that you can’t choose or have difficulty reconciling that you are allowed to chase your desires whatever way you see fit. Perhaps the situation that has left you in the 5 of Pentacles took something with it that you had long relied upon and now need to find where to channel that energy. Whatever it is, this card asks for action. The longer you stall the more you will feel like you are lacking something.

 

Sagittarus

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WHAT YOU’RE BRINGING

Judgement - The judgement card calls forth a time for assessment, Sagittarius. But perhaps not the fun kind of mental rapport that you’re native to. This is a time to truly look at your life and make big decisions about what and who you really want. Although it may be tough, this Major Arcana card tells us it’s time to make a final call about actions that have been taken. It can sometimes seem like resurrecting the dead, but it is necessary to assess all casualties in this situation so you can properly understand the scope of what you’re working with. This card has hints of Death in it, and lets us know that there is finality in these changes and that they come from a logical and higher place.


YOUR CHALLENGE

The Emperor - The structure and rules of your life can challenge you in making the necessary changes that Judgement asks for. While it may not be easy to truly let go of things we’ve laid to rest or have piled up for evidence, it is because we then have to assess how much we’ve bent the rules. To bring things back into the shape you want them to be requires looking at all the truths and facts, and instilling even more firm boundaries with yourself. 

 

Capricorn

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WHAT YOU’RE BRINGING

Death - You are on the cusp of a new beginning, but although we can easily change our location, profession, and friends, we cannot so easily change ourselves. You have made many steps towards this new path, but there is still some resistance about transforming the necessary parts of yourself and your personal routines. These may be things we’re not totally aware of, or are only now learning about after assuming they were a part of another situation. You will have to look deeply inside yourself at this time to pull out anything insidious that is keeping you from being fully reborn.


YOUR CHALLENGE

Strength - While you have so many things to lean on, so much intelligence and dedication to the things you care about, you don’t necessarily believe in them as strengths. You are much more willing to give your gifts away then use them on yourself which can be a great skill to cultivate, but you need to care for yourself as well. You need to know in your core you are strong enough to survive whatever realizations you will face as you delve deeply into your blockages.

 

Aquarius

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WHAT YOU’RE BRINGING

3 of Swords - You are a creative and inventive sign, and while this generally works in your favour you have to be careful that you don’t invent too many scenarios in which you fail or get hurt. It is likely that you will see challenge and hardship through out the process of making your dreams come true and that is only natural. But you need to focus your mental energy more on what you can do and strengthen those neural pathways. Sometimes a dose of reality is what keeps us from getting hurt from our wildest dreams - but sometimes it can stunt them as well.

YOUR CHALLENGE

9 of Swords - You’re not a naturally anxious sign, so you have a tendency to ignore these blips and feelings when they occur. But truthfully everyone experiences these difficulties. When we ignore something it tends to manifest in a different way - maybe you are having trouble breathing deeply, are irritable, getting headaches. Whatever it is that you’re telling yourself isn’t a big enough deal to look at, needs to be looked at. Simply telling ourselves that our thoughts or feelings don’t control us doesn’t necessarily make it true.

 

Pisces

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WHAT YOU’RE BRINGING

Queen of Pentacles - Pisces, your dreamy side often gets in the way of your doing side. It’s not your fault, you just so enjoy the creative process and want to make sure you have planned out every little detail before truly enacting on something because you know that is what makes it special. This month you see real reward from all your careful planning, and while it may have been months or even years in the making, you understand there is no right way to create your reality and that the timeline you’ve been on has taught you incredibly things. The Queen of Pentacles sees you now taking care of all the material world things that bring these plans into full fruition and you’re finally feeling like you’re on top of more than just your dreams.


YOUR CHALLENGE

Knight of Swords - While you are feeling more financially secure, taking action on your ideas and tangible tasks is still difficult. Although you know there is a lot of work involved in the stability of Queen of Pentacles, your tendencies are to go back to dreaming and scheming. There is a balance between creation and doing that is necessary to keep evolving, especially if you want to keep growing. The Knight of Swords knows that you know what needs to be done, so go out and do it!

 

Aries

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WHAT YOU’RE BRINGING

9 of Swords - Whatever it is that has been entrapping you - whatever notions, stories, and what-ifs that have been causing you anxiety are now being put aside. You have so many ideas that at times, it can feel overwhelming. What is the right way to go? Are you sacrificing something to get what you want? What if you want all of it? You’ve quieted your mind to be able to focus on the goal at hand, and know that it is always frightening to start. It is always challenging to step out of your comfort zone again - especially when it feels like you just got settled. But if you can change the perspective on your anxiety to see that there is excitement there, you will soon feel supported by your own energy.


YOUR CHALLENGE

Death - You are itching for revolution, but yet resistant to change. You want to expand your life, finances, thought processes… But you’re resisting the upheaval that comes with all good creation. While it may feel like everything as you know it as is ending, that also means that everything you’ve worked so hard towards is now growing of its own volition - if you let it. This doesn’t mean you don’t have a stable foundation. In fact it means that what you’ve created is so strong that it is able to expand to support you.

 

Taurus

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WHAT YOU’RE BRINGING

3 Of Pentacles - You know that you have a bigger purpose, something important to offer, yet you’re feeling alone in seeing this vision. You’re all about your community Taurus, especially in work. This lost feeling may be because you’re not being totally authentic or forthcoming with your plans for the future or that you’re unsure of the actions to take to show people that you are serious and invested. Instead of isolating yourself, try to find people who you trust to listen to you and help you develop your plans authentically.


YOUR CHALLENGE

The Lovers - You’re feeling unbalanced - you know you need support but either feel like you aren’t getting it or don’t know how to ask for it. This could be in your partnerships and friendships, but most likely it is within yourself. Becoming is never easy, and often we forget the things we want take effort and dedication to achieve. Simply telling yourself that you want to eat healthier doesn’t eradicate your ability to go to the store and buy ice cream. Whether you are being too stingy, focused on work, and not finding time for pleasure or not getting things done, procrastinating, and throwing yourself into gratifying habits, The Lovers notifies you that you have to find balance and that you may have to reach out for this support.

 

Gemini

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WHAT YOU’RE BRINGING

9 of Pentacles - Gemini, as is your nature, you have gone through many transformations as of late. Moving around, starting new projects, and figuring out just how much of everything you want to be doing. While you have been reorganizing your priorities, you’ve found a good sense of stability in your life. You have everything you need and a lot of things you want as well. While you recognize how lucky you are, you have also worked incredibly hard to get there. It is no turn of fate that you’ve gotten to be where you are. You’re cultivating a life of fulfillment in many ways, and the basis of that is in your personal wealth - the friendships you have, the home you rest in, the hobbies that fill you up.


YOUR CHALLENGE

Ace of Wands - While you are stable in life right now, you’re finding that your innate passion is dwindling. Structure has served you well and although you aren’t totally resistant to it, you’re feeling the toll it takes on your creative projects and free-spirited nature. Try to flip the perspective, the life you have is your ultimate creation. It might not be the most glamorous or be something you can put in your portfolio, but it is still full of your energy. If you feel like new sparks aren’t coming your way or like your projects aren’t landing, use this time to refurbish things you’ve started. There is a natural ebb in the universe and we cannot always be on the upswing. You are allowed to rest - the state of your production doesn’t define the quality of you or your art.

 

Cancer

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WHAT YOU’RE BRINGING

Ace of Cups - Cancer, it’s so easy for you to take care of others! It is innately part of your nature. But you need to also take care of yourself. This is a time where you find yourself pouring your entire being and heart into your life + projects, but just make sure that you’re giving some of that good good to you too. You are at the centre all the good you do! If you’re finding yourself drained, over-committed, or dispassionate about the projects you have going on there is nothing wrong with taking some time to step back and re-assess. The quality of your work will be impacted if you don’t check in with yourself. At the end of the day, your focus should be on not disappointing yourself - everyone else is secondary. 


YOUR CHALLENGE

3 of Swords - How committed and obligated you are is up to you. If you feel like you’ve trapped yourself into doing work or following through with things that just aren’t for you, it ends up taking more from all parties than it does to lose the pride and admit that it’s not in alignment with you. It doesn’t have to be personal, it doesn’t have to define you. You know that you’re a dedicated person, but that dedication is only worth something if you are growing from it. Look for the things you tell yourself and the boxes you’ve confined yourself to that are making you feel stifled, irresponsible, or manic. You have power to release them.

 

Leo

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WHAT YOU’RE BRINGING

Ace of Swords - You may feel like all of your brilliant ideas are being turned on their heads right now, Leo. While it is sometimes challenging to take action on our thoughts, this is a time where we slow down and appreciate all the different angles and opportunities available with a single idea. If there are any big fears that you’ve been having, this is a month where they get stripped away and you see how supported you are when you let your guard down. Things that you feel may have kept you safe could keep you trapped or in the dark if you aren’t careful to reassess your situation and reform your plans to fit into the reality available to you.


YOUR CHALLENGE

Queen of Pentacles - You’re an extravagant sign that wants what you want. You’re not interested in short cuts, cheapness, or feeling like you can’t have the quality that you want - but sometimes your pursuit for outward extravagance can hinder you in finding what you have to offer. You can be thrifty and still make a beautiful and impactful impression; this is a time to reassess what wealth means and what it actually gives you. Be careful with your finances and investments, and know that money doesn’t necessarily buy you ease or prestige.

 

Virgo

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WHAT YOU’RE BRINGING

Temperance - You’re working hard to find your balance right now. You might feel like your head and heart are in opposition - working towards the same things in the same way. You crave expansion, but also comfort. You want to create, but also structure. This is a time of reforming your idea of what stability means and where you find your balance. It might be unconventional and even uncomfortable at times, but use this period to understand that what you’ve been doing wasn’t working - that’s okay! It’s not a reflection of your organizational skills. It’s a time where you have to level up and out of what you’ve been doing and believe in your own resources and ability to support yourself.


YOUR CHALLENGE

3 of Pentacles - Making your dreams a reality isn’t that hard, you can see how it would all play out and even envision yourself and your success. But the action behind that is a lot harder for you. You value being grounded and stable so much that you don’t always see the value of taking a risk on yourself. You know that you need to bring your dreams to the public and start to cultivate these dreams, but it’s scary to involve outside sources that may hold you accountable for your goals. But, maybe that outside accountability is exactly what you need.

That’s it ! Happy October ;)

by Forest Greenwell