Oh wow, them be powerful words and yep, you heard right, October is not for the feint of heart as you’re gonna dig deep to stand tall!
As the last of the 3 (Fall Seasonal) months, the element of ‘storage’ is the focus as things go underground, and that will be our key discussion point for today.
How about we backtrack to what this month actually ‘is‘ first:
October is Geng Xu:
- Geng is Yang Metal
- Xu is Dog
Geng Xu is an indomitable force, something we reference as a ‘Commanding Pillar.’
With my 12 years in this industry, I’ve learned you don’t mess with a Commanding Pillar 💁♀️
What will we see around us this month Sam…?
Volatility in the markets…
Relentless desire to dig up things that were hidden…
Dog-with-a-bone attitude that encourages grudges…
Internal unease about the unknown…
An impulse to fight…
Yeah, I know none of that was positively inspiring, but you didn’t ask me for rainbows and unicorns, you asked me what we’d see 🤷♀️
Let’s dive deeper 👇
What will we feel in October..?
Ah, that’s a better question 👏
Tricky… as what will occur this month will be primarily out of view with a subversive, underhand feel…
We could say it’s a bit like a dog with a bone… about to bury things in the bark garden… and then dig up someone else’s long buried bone and prance around smugly…
Our October Dog is one of 4 ‘Graveyard’ animals, which simply means he has hidden qualities buried within.
This is not a negative; it is an opportunity to reveal something you’ve kept hidden.
This could be a talent others have failed to see…
Maybe a desire you’ve been dying to share…
Or a change you’ve been to scared to make…
What you do with this ‘unearth’ sense is entirely up to you ~ and I encourage you not waste the opportunity 💁♀️
What are the best actions to take this October…?
Create meaningful connections with people, organise events and surround yourself with people who care about you, and whom you care about.
A most potent aspect of any Dog month is the ability to build connections, so do exactly that!
What I need you to do though, is be mindful of raising a valiant sword to take someone down…
Nah-ah… not the right move.
Such action is the Geng part of Geng Xu month, and it’s a hefty swipe with a powerful sword… but I ask you to use this sword another way…
Cut through the confusion, slice through the unknown mist that swirls around you and focus on what you do know ~ the facts rather than emotions.
Is something missing in the month of October…?
The Winter (Metaphysical) Season removes ‘fire’ from our environment and fire is what warms us, illuminates our thinking, our vision and our hearts.
The ‘internal unease’ I mentioned earlier is from this lack of fire, as fire is what gives us hope, drive and purpose.
Now don’t go eyeing up bridges to jump off because all hope is gone, that’s not what I mean…
The 2022 Tiger and October Dog have a fire connection, so they will try to boost things as best they can, however their fire is smouldering underground, rather than igniting anew.
Ya need to keep a realistic and logical view on those emotions this month as they may spiral, and they needn’t.
Last month I asked you to create structure, routine to add stimulus to your life.
This month, you will lean on that structure for stability.
What do I need to avoid this October…?
Do not overextend yourself;
This is a build month, a planning month, but if you go at it full tilt, you’ll be caught unawares.
None of us can control the stock market, global wars and many other disastrous events occurring ~ and we’re not meant to.
We have to let go of what is out of our control, and focus on what is.
Can dog behaviour save your day…?
Have you ever noticed how Dogs find that sunny spot to sleep in the garden…?
How they happily chew the same bone over and over…?
And how they they run to you with boundless energy when you say that magic word; ‘walkies…?’
Yeah, be like the Dog and find joy in the simple things this month, and be the inspiration for those around you ~ we’re all going to need it.
The warrior I referenced earlier isn’t all about being battle-worthy, it’s about harnessing your true power from within.
Remember, you are going to dig deep to stand tall.
Ok, how about we divert to Feng Shui & Astrology for a bit 👇
4 Feng Shui tips you must have!
Now let’s move into some Feng Shui and highlight two fab areas in your home for favourable outcomes this month!
- Northeast ~ awesome for recognition, career advancement, and even taps into some cash flow positive moves…
- North ~ will help you make your future financial plans, and as we navigate such uncertain stock markets, that’s a good focus right now.
Time to balance this out, which areas are best to avoid then Sam?
- West ~ watch those words of yours as once it’s been said… you can’t unsay it… I would also avoid this area if you are not well, as vomiting could occur.
- South ~ crazy hot area this month on all fronts: disputes, erratic behaviours, impulsive actions and real fire hazard.
Keep in mind, you may not be able to avoid an area I speak to ~ I get that 100%. I ask you to become aware of the energy influences and do what you can in real time ok.
Your astrology forecast this month!
Alrighty, let’s move into our horoscopes and see what’s hot and what’s not! Don’t know your Astrology Chart…? No problem, check it HERE and come right back to read more about you!
In your birth chart, do you have:
Dragon: Bit of a head-but situation for you so be mindful not to dig your heels in and back yourself into a corner! Stubbornness will remove your ability to think creatively. Change is afoot, as this is a clash, so be ready and open to what presents itself.
Rooster: You’ll feel a surge of power, support and purpose pulse through your veins, and while I love this for you, it does come with a caveat… Be mindful of being at the wrong end of our October Dog’s stick… as he could react with a harmful bite ~ both real and metaphysical…
Ox & Goat: Bit of a bully situation around you two, and you can’t hide from it this month. Stay calm and unearth the facts before you push back to attack the apparent bully, as all may not be what it seems…
Rabbit: Ah… True friends through thick and thin, this is a month of collaborations and assistance! Connect with the people you need, and you will get where you want to go. Yep, it can be that easy!
Is that it Sam…?
Yes and no.
October is not your downfall, it can be your making if you play with the Dog.
Choose to be strong on the inside and soft on the outside, there is no need to bark the loudest…
As my Tai Chi Sifu taught me oh so well; “be steel wrapped in cotton wool Sam”
No one needs to see your strength and you don’t need to brandish a sword to be a valiant warrior.
You simply need to be you.
One more thing before you go!
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