Welcome to Erica’s OCTOBER STAR SCOPES. My StarScopes are an alchemy of astrological signs, tarot insight, and angelic guidance. This month to honour the connection to nature and the changing of the seasons, I have used my animal tarot with extra guidance from my mermaid, unicorn, fairy and dragon oracle decks. The whole reading is over-lit by Archangel Raphael.
I know opinions on this differ, but I always associate Raphael with the East and the winds and air. Therefore, he is the perfect Archangel to guide Libra. I have also called on the divine feminine powers of the goddess Lakshmi who connects us with our powers of prosperity and abundance.
October is ruled over by the angel Barbiel. Barbiel reminds us of the generosity of nature and Divine magic. As you sow, so shall you reap. As you reap, so shall you sow. Live in harmony with the earth cycles. Some fruits of our labours we enjoy immediately, others arrive at the optimum time. This is also the month when we celebrate Samhain or All Hallow’s E’en. A night in the Celtic calendar when the harvest was finally gathered in and all else must be left in the fields for nature and foraging. Great communal fires were lit, there was feasting, and the bones thrown into the flames (hence the term bonfire). A flame from the fire was taken into each dwelling and lit to keep the fires burning through the winter months, honouring the Roman goddess Vesta and her Greek personification Hestia, the goddesses of hearth and home. Samhain marks the end of the Celtic Year. It is the night when the veil between the worlds thins so that departed loved ones can draw near. Candles are lit to guide them home. Jack ‘o lanterns are lit to divert spirits who are not invited into the home. It is a night to reflect, to commune with the living and the departed and be grateful for all that was, is and will be.
Erica is an Angel Therapist and dragon whisperer. She works as a writer, broadcaster, healer and psychic advisor and lives on the wild Cornish Coast.