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 set the scene with the sound of alchemical music from the hang plus mystical tones, cymbals and birdsong. Incense of Merlin is lit and my dragon infuser is gently puffing sacred smoke into the air. Nights are drawing in and magic abounds. Can you feel the change? Here in the Celtic lands of Arthurian legend and Merlin’s magic I have called forth the message from my wisdom tarot with extra guidance from my mermaid, unicorn, fairy and dragon oracle decks. The unicorns bring the element of air from the east, the dragons the fire of the south, the mers the water of the west, and the fae the earthly magic of the north. 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 is associated with Libra and 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.
To begin this channelling, I have called forth beautiful Raphael, the archangel of health and heart, to offer a card of guidance for us all t his month. The message is clear: Organic Foods. The world is waking to the importance of our interconnection between all species and organic life on this planet home. We are the product of what we eat, and our soul thrives on the nourishment of sustenance from plants, seeds, grains and nuts grown with loving intent and the natural abundance of nature. As we each change our diet, the world takes a step closer to harmonious interdependence that enables all to thrive.