Welcome to Erica’s OCTOBER STAR SCOPES.  My StarScopes are an alchemy of astrological signs, tarot insight, and angelic guidance.  This month I have used my Archangel Power  Deck with the Archangel Raphael   Oracle decks. 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.


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.




2017 Year at a glance for Libra

Bria, guardian of the path of companionship, continues to inspire radical relating adventures in 2017. With mate, business partner, or other species – with land, animal or plant – cultivate alliances very different from what you have known. The way forward for us all is one of inspired co-creation; your Libran presence catalyses wild courage with honourable spaciousness. Be outspoken in your respect for opposing points of view.

A spiritual practice that includes breathwork will nourish your nerves, quiet your monkey mind and shift indecisiveness to inspired action. Do this with others to amplify the impact.

Jupiter is in your sign for thirteen months. Driven by Sagittarian fire, this planet of creativity, expansion and relationships is your perfect partner to imbue you with the courage to speak out, speak your truth and find authenticity in your life.  Sometimes Librans hesitate to assert themselves for fear of creating discord. This year, know that you can stand tall in your own power. Others’ reactions are none of your business. True harmony comes when truth shines and others orientate their relationship with you through co-operation, concord, and clarity of purpose.  Be yourself and be loved for it.

LIBRA 24th September-23rd October

Take charge of your destiny, Libra! As your new year begins and the Celtic year closes and refreshes on the festival of Samhain, the timing is perfect for new quests which open you up to learn more about yourself and what you truly desire. Don’t be discouraged if your dream looks a little different in reality. Those clouds contain a silver lining if you look. What you change, and how you choose to change are powers in your gift. Allow yourself to be lead to information that will improve your situation and boost your health and well-being.

SCORPIO 24th October-22nd November

Feel the passion as the candles flicker and fires glow in the hearth or around bonfires. This is a month to keep your head and to use your strength of character to hold the balance between passion and wise counsel. You have some wonderful ideas which are setting seed concerning how and where to live. Ask for help, take advice and think things through. This is the growth stage, not the end result.

SAGITTARIUS 23rd November-21st December

Now is the moment, to fling open the doors and step into freedom. You can be free to create the life you want to live. The doors are your beliefs and the key to open them is your focus, emotional strength and the inner knowledge that you deserve to be happy. This is particularly true surrounding relationships and home life. Hearth and home are harmonious when everyone is free to speak their truth and live authentically. Some conversations may be a challenge, but the new understanding will have those doors springing open

CAPRICORN  22nd December-20th January

You can achieve so much this month, so seize the day. If there is a situation that has been bothering you, take a clear, objective look at the facts. Learn what you can that will be useful, even if the lesson is learning what not to repeat, and then prepare to let it go. At times, it may look somewhat chaotic, or feel as if you are being pressed to take action. Hold your nerve. Don’t be panicked into doing anything until you are sure you are clear what you want.

AQUARIUS 21st January-19th Feb

As the sun fades into the autumn sky, it is time to shed some light on limiting beliefs. If a belief is a thought that we repeat until we believe it, what is knowledge and our truth?  Knowing and believing are not the same.  Belief comes from external sources, knowledge comes from within. Turn your attention to relationships. Relationships with yourself, other humans, world events and anything else that comes to your attention. Tough work but the rewards are golden.

PISCES 20th February-20th March

The power and the decision is in your hands, you can decide to change your life whenever you want, if you decide. Making the decision is the hard thing. One aspect might be to take a look at your diet. If we are what we eat, who are you? Another facet to consider is the amount of time you allow to nurture yourself. How others live is not your concern. How you live if most definitely yours. Once you throw that switch, to walk a different path, you may be amazed at the junk you leave behind.

ARIES 21st March-20th April

Change is a six letter word that’s scarier than all the ghouls in a movie. This month it’s about finances or other material aspects of life. You desperately want to balance the books or find a way forward. The key is to make a choice, but which one? There are two things that may help. Firstly, don’t fight the inevitable. Let events unfold as they must. Secondly, share with others and trust your heart.  If you can find the courage to allow change, prosperity awaits at the end of the month.

TAURUS 21st April-21st May

Everything may look “normal” on the surface, but is there a nagging doubt that you haven’t got the full picture? Are you dreaming the dream but nothing is happening in reality? There’s nothing wrong with the dream, you just need to take a different route to get there, perhaps? This is particularly true if the stumbling block is money. To change the energy and get life flowing again, tap into the power of love. Love of life, yourself and your integrity. Once you’re in alignment with truth, the world is your oyster.

GEMINI 22nd May-21st June

Value is at the heart of this month, and it’s you. Are you valued? Are you treated as you should be? Facing the fact that you may not be can evoke real sadness. Yet, by looking into the shadows we can see the power of the sun. You are in charge of your destiny, so take some time to quietly evaluate where you are in life. Stand up for yourself if you need, knowing that justice will prevail. This is just the start of the journey, but it’s a road well worth travelling.

CANCER 22nd June-23rdJuly

As fires burn in the hearth, the heat may be on relationships in the home. You may find yourself at odds with someone, either judging or being judged. The key to resolving the impasse is to step back and disengage from the drama. When you look at the facts, what can you learn and what do you need to discard? Sometimes wise counsel is to agree to disagree, or just walk away. Admit the truth to yourself. Take professional guidance if you need it. By the end of the month you will know you have done the right thing for the right reasons.

LEO 24th July-23rd August

You know what you want to do, but are maybe afraid to do it. Ideas all spinning round in your head, and it’s so stressful. Ask yourself how you might feel if you don’t follow your instinctive drive. You might have to make compromises at home to allow time to accomplish your desire. If you are the caregiver at home, this is a tough decision. Yet, would anyone want you to give up a dream? If you decided you can do it, you will find a way. And life will balance out to give you space.

VIRGO 24th August-23rd September

You may find you feel impulsive this month. Perhaps you crave some retail therapy, and yet are guilty about splashing the cash. It’s a mental tussle, head against heart. Perhaps you recall carefree younger days when you wouldn’t have thought twice about a snap decision. Is there a legacy of financial struggle connected to this? That was then, now you are older and wiser. Walk away, take time to reflect how you will feel once you are home with your purchase. If it really matters you can budget to afford it.




Bringing joy to one heart with love is better than one thousand repetitive prayer recitings.   Sufi proverb


“Why is patience so important?”
“Because it makes us pay attention.”
Paulo Coelho