October: The Month According to Tarot

Soul Cards by Kristine Fredheim
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This tenth month of the year holds vibrant new possibilities. The number ten is all about completion. And where there is an ending, there is always a new beginning. Something new is in store and it’s up to us how we greet it. We may find it useful to visualize and focus where we want the energy to go, so it increases the momentum of what we want to manifest. In October, we can dream big and open our hearts wide to receive what is in alignment for us.

Q1: Overall energies for the month of October: Ten of Wands reversed

This month sees us releasing burdens and old energies, and generally clearing out what does not serve our highest good. While this can happen on levels we are not aware of, such as while we’re sleeping or in the form of subtle shifts in the subconscious, we can support this work by setting the intention to clear all that does not align with our highest good and welcoming in energies that are healthy and aligned for us. We may see situations shifting and things falling away as a natural part of the energetic work we’ve been doing. if we’ve been holding onto something that just isn’t moving forward, it may be time to let it go. As we release our grasp, what has been stagnant can flow. We’ll see more progress once we are able to truly let go on a heart level.

Q2: Week 1: Seven of Cups

This card asks us to consider what we’ve been spending our time focusing on and whether that is something we really want to allow to take up our headspace. We may unintentionally be making something unwanted bigger by giving it our attention. Those shifts mentioned above can also apply to the mindset, as this week our highest and best way forward may be to start focusing on what we do want to make bigger and on where we want to be. The message is to nevermind the getting there, as that’s not our work but that of the universe. This week, we may be called to consider our goals, refine them, and set new ones as we feel guided to do. Our intuition may have a little something it wants us to heed, some new directions it wants us to follow.

Q3: Week 2: The Hermit

Our guidance is calling us this week, and support is all around. It’s up to us when and whether we want to call on our allies and lean into our inner strength and wisdom. Going within can provide clarity and new understandings. An idea like a seed may be gestating, waiting for us to water it with our attention so it can sprout. To find it may require digging deep. Journaling, meditation, and otherwise going within will serve us well this week and perhaps, as we plunge into the depths, we will uncover a gemstone, something that can light our way and show us where it will benefit us to go. This week may call for a divine reset, and getting plenty of sleep will support us on all levels. We are opening up to new wisdom, new gifts and abilities that are part of our true essence. We may be finding the truth within now and seeing new facets of ourselves that help us to gain a greater understanding of who we are.

Q4: Week 3: The Emperor

The Emperor is strong, and his foundations are solid. We may be asked to lean into our innate wisdom this week, and to consider ways we can support the strengthening of our foundations. This week may see us headed toward greater security and we can support this by planning for our future and taking measures to ensure the comfort of our future selves and that we are provided for. Making plans and arrangements to support this is indicated, and we are also supported with this work this week and beyond. Energies are coming in to help us prepare for the road ahead and help us lean into our strength and wisdom so we can make the choices that will most benefit us now and in the days to come. The Emperor can represent a wise, strong leader we can lean on for support or look to for guidance. This person can show us that we have the ability to succeed, prosper, and grow.

Q5: Week 4: Ten of Pentacles

Business and career aspirations are supported now, as are financial planning and investing. The future holds something bright, and we have great abundance available to us now. As we drink from the well of gratitude this week, we may see our hopes, wishes, and dreams materialize before our eyes. Others may show us that we, too, can walk the path of abundance, whatever that means to us. We can allow ourselves to be inspired by our own dreams and hold the vision of our highest and best possibilities, wishes, hopes, and desires. We are allowed to want what we want, and it is good to want more for ourselves. It is good for our cup to be full and this week we may realize that we cannot fill the cup of others, or at least, not in any meaningful or lasting way; we each have to learn to fill our own cup. We can be the wayshower helping others as we live by example and align with our highest and best possibilities.

Q6: Guidance for October: Knight of Cups

An offer is at hand. Travel and adventure are indicated, as is going with the flow. This month, we can best serve our goals by allowing ourselves to get into the flow state and opening our hearts to receive. Something magnificent is waiting in the wings; it’s so close all we have to do is pull back the curtain and it’s there. We may be rekindling romance or reigniting the flame within our hearts that allows us to want more for ourselves, to fall in love with life again, to realize that there are no limits other than our own minds. It may be time to fling the doors to our hearts open wide and realize that every day holds bright possibilities. There is nothing we cannot do, be, or achieve, as long as we will allow ourselves to do it, to be it, to receive it.

Daily Reading: February 1, 2021

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As the first day of the second month, today brings the opportunity for new partnerships and bright new beginnings in all aspects of life. Fresh starts and positive outcomes are all indicated today. The image I’m being shown is of a sparkling ocean and a bright sun lighting up a new dawn. The shoreline glitters and the ocean yields treasures in many forms as they wash up on the shore. This is a reminder that there is enough for everyone and that we live in an abundant universe, and also an indicator of the fresh new energies that are flowing in to support us. A new dawn is opening up to us in glittering expanse and welcoming us into the fresh, bright new energies that are flowing in. The ocean’s attributes of cleansing and purification are also indicated. We are guided now (as always) to maintain high levels of energetic cleanliness through intentional deep breathing and meditation. 

All of the numbers in today’s date add up to eight, a number of infinite abundance. Today may bring new opportunities on all fronts, as well as pleasant surprises and the opportunity for advancements. Something beautiful awaits each one of us; if only we believe, we will receive. We can best open up to the wonderful gifts that await us through knowing we are worthy (we are, infinitely so) and that we are deserving of all we desire. Remembering that we first receive the ideas for our goals and dreams because we are worthy and also because we are ready for them can be helpful. Today, the energies are supporting us in setting intentions and in creating new goals not only for this month, but for the remainder of this year and the time that stretches out before us. We are infinite, divine beings of light and we can achieve and live all that we desire. Nothing is out of our reach. All is available to us and we are fully capable of achieving even our loftiest goals.

Mantra: I breathe deeply into the knowing of my true worthiness and exhale all that does not support my highest good. I breathe deeply into the knowing that I am fully capable of achieving great things and living my best life.

Daily Reading: January 31, 2021

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As the thirty-first day of the first month, today may see us celebrating with friends and family, both near and far, and enjoying aspects of manifestation, even if they are only new ideas and desires. The moment a new idea or goal comes into our conscious awareness, we can rest assured that it is ready to be borne into our experience. We are guided to take time for enjoyment of life today. This can be as simple as painting or drawing, writing or journaling, listening to music, baking, taking a walk, engaging in self-care rituals, appreciating beauty in any of its many forms, or soaking up the sunshine. 

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us ten. We may be reaching stages of fulfillment and seeing completion on projects, as well as the conclusion of certain phases—energetic, emotional, and physical. The aspects of ten as well as this being the last day of the month ushers in energies of closure and release. We will benefit from taking some time to release today in ritual, which can be as simple as meditating, lighting a candle, or writing down intentions. If we aren’t sure how to let go or what we need to let go of, we will benefit from asking our allies in the light for guidance, knowing that it is surely forthcoming in answer to our asking. 

There is a carefree aspect to today that relates to letting go. When we allow ourselves to have fun, we let go of worries, cares, and concerns, even if only for a moment. We are asked to do this more, to allow ourselves this freedom, as it benefits us so much more than wallowing in heaviness. We each have the ability to rise up out of the muck and anything that has been weighing us down. We can reach the flow state in so many ways—conversations with friends, laughter, physical exercise, creating art, and music being just a few avenues. There is also great pleasure in considering how we would like to restructure our lives, given the complete freedom and unlimited resources to do so. Today, allow yourself to dream, even if only for a moment.

Mantra: I welcome love, laughter, beauty, joy, and celebration into my life and my heart. I honor and appreciate the goodness in my life.

Daily Reading: January 8, 2021

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As the eighth day of the first month, today carries strong aspects of manifesting. We are powerful creators of our own realities and are fully capable of living the abundant life we desire. Eight is a number of infinite prosperity and symbolizes, not only our eternal nature, but the abundance of the universe in which we live. We are the dreamers of our own destinies and the magicians weaving the fabric of our very own lives. No matter where we are or where we have come from, we are capable of achieving everything we can dream. When we believe in ourselves and in our goals, we are empowering them to become a reality. 

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us fourteen, and five. Fourteen indicates strengthening foundations and new opportunities, while five brings aspects of change and expansion. If you have been seeing 55 or 555 everywhere, know that positive changes are ahead for you that will bring, or are because of your growth and expansion. Pursuing areas of curiosity will prove rewarding now. Looking to where you wish to expand and grow will set the energies moving in that direction. Setting your intentions now for your goals and desires will ensure they manifest; be sure to water the seeds you have planted. Today, we are guided to consider where we would like more freedom and decide how we would like the end results to look. You can find yourself in that place of your greatest liberty, hold the vision in your mind, and keep coming back to this vision to nurture it. This is a way of watering a seed of intention.

Mantra: I allow the abundance that is available to me to flow to me now. I welcome my best life and bless all that is positive.

Daily Reading: December 22, 2020

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Today is the twenty-second day of the twelfth month. Twenty-two carries aspects of duality, union, partnership, balance, and co-creation. We may be working with friends, partners, business associates, our higher selves, or our allies in the nonphysical to create and manifest unified goals and mutually beneficial outcomes. The results we are focused on creating may have a broader impact outside of ourselves and our co-creative partners. These positive ripple effects may extend out into the collective. We are commended for the choices we make that help others, as this energy continues to build and gather the momentum of kindness, compassion, and goodwill that lifts up others and lets them know they are not forgotten, that there are people who care about them. We are asked today to consider what acts of kindness we can choose to make that will benefit those around us. 

The current energies encourage us to continue making improvements to our own lives and to continue (or begin) tending to our energetic and spiritual health through daily meditation and self-care. The two is doubled twice in today’s date, appearing four times; four is a number of balance and stability. This numeric sequence reminds us that we are spirit first, the greater part of us being spirit, and physical second. Four is also a grounded number that is associated with the four elements, and it guides us to stay grounded and to ground our energy to release what does not serve us into the earth to be transmuted in our process of clearing and healing. Daily meditations help to ground us and also maintain our spiritual and energetic health, as well as our mental and emotional health, strength, and clarity. 

The four twos appearing in two segments of today’s date indicate 4 and 4, or 44, the number of the angelic realm. The two appearing four times also indicates eight, a number of prosperity and abundance. The angels are supporting us in our manifestations and are always available to help us in whatever we are working on, whether that is manifesting and creating the life we desire, protecting our energy, bringing us strength or energetic purification, or anything else. We have only to call on them and ask for their help. We are also reminded of our own strength, and that we are strong, magnificent, powerful beings of light who come from pure Source energy.

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us eleven, and two, further underscoring the energies of partnership and co-creation. As we continue to progress toward manifesting our desired life and the outcomes and changes we wish to see made apparent in the physical, we are reminded that we are supported by our nonphysical allies and that we can call on them for support. The energies at hand are supporting our manifestation of increasing prosperity and abundance. Further supporting this, the moon is currently in the first quarter phase and is waxing, or growing. This growing phase brings forth energies of increase and gathering momentum, and we can work with this to support our manifestations.

Mantra: I am supported and loved at all times. I send positive energy to my manifestations as they continue to build and grow.

Daily Reading: December 14, 2020

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Today is the fourteenth day of the twelfth month. The number fourteen brings change and opportunities that help us to establish stronger foundations and create greater stability in our lives. Ones are related to focus, manifestations, new beginnings, and fresh starts. We are beginning to see our goals gather momentum and start building toward meaningful results. Through our continued dedication, patience, applied effort (both energetic and physical), and focus, we can create meaningful, lasting results. Today’s eclipse contributes strong energy, bringing in the potential for sudden, swift changes that create shifts and act as the catalyst for great transformation. Today is a potent day for manifesting. It is also the day of the new moon in heady, fun-loving, witty Sagittarius, which brings an aspect of joy and creativity that supports the intentions we are setting now.

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us twelve, and three. Twelve repeats the end-of-cycle theme and is synchronous with this twelfth month we are in. The one and two carry energies of manifestation and co-creative partnerships, and three supports the energies of manifestation. These aspects further underscore the potent manifestational aspects of the eclipse and the 12/12 to 12/21 energetic gateway we are in. This is a powerful time of transformation that supports the clearing of the old to make way for the new. We are climbing an energetic or vibrational ladder as we ascend and rise above past circumstances and transcend previous parameters and limitations to enter into the new realities we are co-creating as a collective and those we are creating individually. Seeds of intention from times long past may start appearing now; these could be things we asked for and forgot about or let go of and moved on from. We are reminded now of our past desires with their appearance in our lives. These are evidence of and reminders that when we let go of something and give it to the universe, we release our grasp on it and allow it to manifest, or allow ourselves to receive it. There are powerful lessons for us in this that can teach us to be more powerful creators, if we will allow ourselves to receive these lessons. 

What isn’t working is on its way out. We are guided to trust this, to know it, and to believe it to our core. There is no room for doubt or second-guessing now; these only slow down the process of reaching our desired state of being. If we have stalled before, now is the time to get really clear and serious about seeing ourselves living the life that we truly want to live. Enough is enough, is the message. There’s no time for anything that does not matter, as we have all had enough of surface, silly things. It’s time to strip away the veneers and consider the raw materials we are working with; these are the thoughts we allow into our minds and the relationships and energies we allow into our lives. Our guidance is to sweep away falsehoods and clear and burn away (energetically) everything that is not a vibrational match to us. It may be time to establish, set, and reinforce clear boundaries around ourselves, to protect our energy from anything or anyone that is draining us or misaligned to where we are now or where we are headed.

Mantra: I honor, value, and respect my time, energy, and boundaries. I am ready to make room for my best, most authentic life. I welcome improvements on every level.

Daily Reading: December 11, 2020

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Today is the eleventh day of the twelfth month. Eleven is a gateway number that brings forth the energies that are preparing us to enter tomorrow’s 12/12 portal. This transformative passage spans from 12/12 to 12/21, the day of the solstice. The divine reset point of the full solar eclipse on 12/14 flows through energies of powerful healing and transformation, and promises to shake loose anything that is not working for us as individuals and as a collective. What is not meant for us needs to go, and now is the time to set intentions, if you have not done so already, to release what is not appropriate for you and to welcome powerful healing and transformation.

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us nine, a number of endings. Twelve is a number indicating cycles, and this end-of-cycle energy is carried throughout the month of December. Today, we benefit from turning our attention to closures and finales and tuning into what is relevant for us right now. This flows into where we are headed, and we are guided to set intentions and goals for our desired path in the new year. When considering what we would like to happen for us in 2021, we can ask ourselves a few questions: What lights me up? What brings me joy? What new can I feel is ready to enter my life? You may have the sense of something wonderful that is on the brink of becoming. What is helpful now: Trusting that it will come to you in divine right timing and trusting the universe to deliver it to you in the best and highest way possible, then releasing it to the universe. Flowing into joy, peace, and unity consciousness is highlighted now.

During this energetic gateway and at all times, the power of our thoughts cannot be understated. Every thought we have informs our vibration. When we catch ourselves having a negative thought, we can choose to shift it in that moment. If we are looking at something in a negative way, we can shift that by finding a positive aspect to focus on instead. When we witness a behavior that we find less than satisfying, we can find appreciation for the fact that the being expressing that behavior is simply at a certain stage in their journey and may be working through something, clearing it in order to reach higher levels of understanding. Or perhaps their mission for this lifetime is to play a certain role in order to create change or awareness. In a state of appreciation, we open the path for all good things to flow to us, but we block it with any sort of negativity. Today is a powerful day for us to set intentions and focus on where we want to go, without looking at where we currently are or worrying about how we will get there. Energetically aligning with where we want to be will get us there so much faster.

Mantra: I can always find something to appreciate. I choose to think the highest and best thoughts possible in any given situation. I welcome healing and positive transformation.