Numerology/Astrology for 10/31/15
Happy Halloween! October 31st is the number 4. Halloween is a time when we allow our shadow self out and into the world. It is a day to celebrate our alter ego and to allow a part of our darkness have a bit of fun and to play. Learning to have moments when recessive archetypes get to show themselves without judgment is a wonderful way to find internal and external balance. Within each of us we have these dark parts of our being that we are afraid to show others. Halloween is the perfect moment to celebrate our darkness or the darkness that wishes to be seen. Today we celebrate our shadow selves. I love that as this holiday has grown more adults are also getting into the act. They too want to share that playful spirit and embody another personality for a day or night. Take advantage of these moments. These celebrations that have existed for millennium are there for a reason. To have balance you have to learn to play and have fun with all the inner parts, voices, and personalities. You can get your dominant personality to take control any time but giving these others a voice is very healing and balancing. The Moon continues its transit of Gemini until 5:09 AM EDT, when it enters Cancer. Restlessness and curiosity give way to an instinctive need for peace and quiet. Feelings of belonging and safety are what motivate you under this influence. You tend to respond to challenges and stress by retreating or withdrawing under the influence of a protective Cancer Moon, and we are especially concerned with family and close loved ones. The Moon harmonizes with Neptune in Pisces and the Sun in Scorpio this evening, and you are inclined towards gentleness, connecting with others compassionately, and sentimentality. You will feel more deeply intuitive now.
Sensitivity is a sign of life. Better hurt than hardened. I bow to those who keep their hearts open when it is most difficult; those who refuse to keep their armor on any longer than they have to; those who recognize the courage at the heart of vulnerability. After all the malevolent warriors destroy each other, the open-hearted will inherit the earth…
I know that life is not easy and for some staying open in the face of very difficult life experiences and circumstances is horribly challenging but I believe deep in my heart that we are all down here dealing with karma and karma is the substance that challenges us. As many of the great teachers have said again and again, “It is not the situations that are the karma but our reaction to them that is our karma. Life will always create upsets and events that force us to adapt quickly in ways that show our deepest karmic wounds. But at the end of the day the real issue is what you are going to tell yourself about that event, where you put this event in your mind, how you carry it in your soul, how it shapes your choices in the future, and what thoughts are created that continue to shape your world as you move forward. I have seen two people with very similar situations respond very differently and shape their world in ways that were unique to their issues and lessons. I have found that my past karmic wounds shape the words and ways that I hold a present challenge. I understand that the internal voices and conversations I have in my head (especially the ones that do not escape my mouth) co-create my life, my world, my lens of perception, and either help me move through karma to transcend the triggers and upsets or contribute to the knots and kinks of my self imposed karmic traps. So today, recognize that life is going to throw you down again and again. How you get up, what you decide about yourself, the world, and how much the universe loves or does not love you it completely up to you. I do know one thing in my core. The divine force of God’s love, loves us all equally. And I mean down to the plants, the animals, the creepy-crawlies, and humanity. That force the germinated us as an idea loves us all. I try to focus on that. I try to find that link and that connection to the bigger picture. I try to recognize that life is unpredictable and that even the greatest teachers of all time have suffered and died. Each of us will suffer in this life but the story we tell ourself about that is again our choice and our karma.