In Chinese Astrology, the energy of a month doesn’t come into until, sometimes, a week into the calendar month. The energy for October 2017 starts on the 8th at 6.40pm where we have just welcomed in Yang Metal playing and being supported by the Dog (Earth) element.
This month, the Metal element is very strong and is supported by both the month and the years energy influence.
It feels like everything is getting pushed up to the surface. Like all the processing you have done over the last few months is coming up and out. You are now able to verbalise ‘it’ or show it more to those around you.
This uprising of the ‘process’ is almost counter intuitive as the Metal element holds the energy to go within and to focus on things like self transformation, internal processing and to become introspective, though it is being supported for you to do this in a more public way.
You may see those around you, who have normally stayed quiet about their beliefs, are now standing up for themselves, speaking out about injustices and giving their own internal struggles a voice.
And October is the month that will see more of this. There’s a strong sense of maturation that comes with this strong Metal energy. It’s like there’s been so much processing going on, so many years of believing one thing and not stepping into it completely, but now the time has come that you have gathered the reigns of your wisdom and maturity and are able to handle and remain focused when you voice what you come to know inside. Without the fear of judgement or being a target. Yang Metal also provides you with more of a shield, a detached response to others who may be more rocked by this energy. You don’t crumble or give into the targeted attacks, instead you stand as strong as a metal statue, able to observe and let go of any onslaught or negativity. Just like bird shit on the statue; it just washes off.
Though it’s also important not to fall into false activism and become self righteous; fighting for fighting sake, arguing for arguments sake. Some may take your comments like they are cold and harsh so when you are responding or interacting be sure to bring in the energy of Earth, knowing that she is there to help support the cohesive qualities of why you are stepping into your Leader Archetype in the first place.
The support of Earth this month, is to hold and anchor you in these transformational times. And even though Earth has it’s own qualities, it’s main job is to hold you strong, stable and create a cohesion with your thoughts and processes.
Earth is the general theme of this month in so much as keeping stability at the centre of all the grief, letting go and processing that you are doing. Strong Yang Metal brings transformation and the act of alchemy, so for you to do this well, Earth is here to ground you in this.
As Soul time is here.
This can be a time where you are able and together enough, to reach into those times of grief in order to bring out the gold, those precious nuggets of wisdom and moments of enlightenment. Though, you will also have to use the power of discernment for Metal is the ruler of the Lungs and controller of the Qi that moves within you.
And so being aware and mindful of what you are opening yourself up to is also vitally important. What quality of Qi are you breathing in to your body and life experience? And have you allowed your soul to align to what your soul is asking of you?
So it’s time for you to then go back to your breath. To purely focus on that point, the space between the in and the out breath, the moment where the external becomes the internal and then sit with what is there.
This is the time for self discovery in a grounded, connected and community minded direction. This is all about global responsibility and at the same time purely about self discovery and empowerment.
As above, So below.
As without. So within.
For some people the Elements of Metal and Earth may not be favourable; worry and becoming a hermit may feel the strongest desires for you. You may need your time out from the world to focus on your grief. Even though this is necessary for your process, try not to drown in those tears. Acknowledge the process without it encompassing you. Meditation and slow exercise like Yin Yoga are two of the best activities you can do to support you through this seed phase or Sacred Space sessions can be a great way to assist you >>
October is a great time to let go, release the old and create anew. It is possible to let go of the rigid way of thinking and being. Accept your you.
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