3 PERSONAL YEAR
4 Personal Month
October gives you a preview of the energy of your coming year. It’s feeling a bit more serious, isn’t it? You’re being pulled into a mind-space where you’re contemplating “What’s next?” in a very real way. It’s time to take stock and make a plan for what you want to achieve in the next five years (and beyond). This has been a year of self-improvement and lighter social activity. Enjoy the closing months and take advantage of all the fun and frolic you can muster, because you’ll have to place some of that on the back burner and dig into some discipline and hard work.
You’re being pulled into a mind-space where you’re contemplating “What’s next?” in a very real way. It’s time to take stock and make a plan for what you want to achieve in the next five years (and beyond).
This month, take care of details and loose ends. Place some added attention to the areas in your life that you may be pushing off to the side this year. October points out to you what’s standing between you and what you actually want in a real and tangible way. Understand that you’ll experience some slow-downs this month and perhaps some frustrations. Yet take note of how you deal with the stumbling blocks, because this is more important than the obstacles or issues themselves.
October points out to you what’s standing between you and what you actually want in a real and tangible way.
What I mean is this. For instance, it’s easy to say we’re for peace when things are somewhat peaceful. Yet when the crap hits the fan, are you able to be peaceful in the midst of a hostile or tumultuous situation? Are you able to hold that ideal to the fire and act accordingly even if no one else is cooperating? Often it is this kind of tenacity and focus that is required when working with the energy of the 4. And that is what October might bring up in some way, shape, or form.
It’s time to get organized. You’ll need to focus on formulating and activating some systems of management in your life, whether it’s with your work or personal life (or mostly likely, both). A simple example: Do you struggle with your kids every single morning because they’re disorganized and you’re always stressed out and late getting them to school? Now’s the time to set up a system where you mandate that the kids take ten minutes before bedtime to organize their backpacks and set out their clothes (for instance). As simple as this one change might be, it could very well make mornings run so much more smoothly and allow the day to start without a major stress-out. October supports you in making these sorts of practical tweaks in your routine. Be open to some practical and logistical changes in your day-to-day life that will ultimately make things oh-so much easier.
You’ll need to focus on formulating and activating some systems of management in your life, whether it’s with your work or personal life (or mostly likely, both).
The social energy of your year is being replaced with down-to-earth and practical concerns. This month you can make a perfect combination of these energies and find creative ways to bring order into whatever frenetic energy you might be experiencing. Your finances will be on your mind, particularly on or about October 18th. You might also be feeling the pressures of family members right now—meddling or needing you in ways you perhaps would rather have some clearer boundaries around.
A new situation may enter your life in October that could very well serve your long-term interests.
A new situation may enter your life in October that could very well serve your long-term interests. Keep this in mind though: The energy of the 4 is all about limitation—working with, through, and around limitation and also seeing the ways in which we create our own limitations. Whatever comes into your circle this month has the potential to create restriction in your life while simultaneously leading to breakthroughs and ultimate success. It all depends on how you work with limitations. October isn’t a time for impulsive action. It’s the time for taking yourself and your goals and dreams seriously. Set your intentions. Make a plan. Commit yourself to achieving it step-by-step.