Happy Octoberfest and, whoa, what a month ahead filled with all sorts of funfilled and action packed groovy and spooky themes and pleasing people things happening in just about everyone's life. Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Beginning October 1st, Mars, our action planet turns retrograde for approx. two and half months. Meditation and taking things slower and being a tad bit more calculative in decision making is the name of the cosmic game and it's a wise idea to also heed the same here on planet Earth! (cf. 4 of Pentacles in reading yesterday: it may have picked up on this energy!). Extra caution is required, especially when traveling, operating machinery, playing with fire and/or running with sharp objects. We can certainly not recommend risky or risque type behaviors, ever... but especially now, unless you plan to almost immediately pay the piper.
Now please don't panic, running back to hop into your beds and covering your heads isn't what this is all about. Yet, do remember that our universe is spinning, and when suddenly something in it STOPS sometimes we can fall all over or rear end, whatever we find in front of us. So, I advise you to pay attention to what you do, and all that you see right before your eyes. Remaining critically focused now will maximize our success and minimize our challenges.
To prepare for this sudden stop, if you will, in planetary action take a time out and be still in your excessive and domineering schedules that have you rushing to get from one place to the next, and little time to take in the beauty that is ever present around you. Smell a sweet rose or two. (i.e. Definitely an extended 4 of Pentacles time!) Allow extra time for all travels and preparations, remembering that being late does not necessarily amount to the worst thing in the world, and no reason to injure yourself or someone else. The solar and lunar eclipses will host a world of opportunity to fix things in our lives -- and in the lives of those whom we love---that have 'come undone' in some form or fashion. And during these special times, this month ahead will reawaken and welcome us cosmically to communicate and share with one another on nearly every level.
Also, did you know that:
The Sun's magnetic north pole, which found itself in the northern hemisphere, now points south. It's a topsy-turvy situation, but not an unexpected one.
"This always happens around the time of solar maximum," says David Hathaway, a solar physicist at the Marshall Space Flight Center. "The magnetic poles exchange places at the peak of the sunspot cycle." In fact, it indicates well that we really have Solar Max.
The Sun's magnetic poles will remain as now, with the north magnetic pole pointing through the Sun's southern hemisphere, until the year 2012 when they will reverse again. This transition happens, as far as we know, at the peak of every 11-year sunspot cycle -- like clockwork.