October is a month of preparedness, as Earth begins to shift into a new season
We are now in the beautiful energy of Fall.
On our side of the globe, Mother Nature is preparing for the coming snow and winter's deep sleep.
The squirrels are gathering their food, the birds are preparing for their migration, and the rabbits are changing colors right along with the leaves.
Each day the sun sets just a little bit sooner, and the nights grow longer and colder.
As the earth shifts into fall and winter, our own instincts for preparedness are kicked in. What is it that you are preparing for this winter? What internal changes are you wanting to make?
October is going to be a month of establishing balance, and moving forward with the plans that you have been wanting to set into motion.
It will feel like a breath of fresh air compared to last month's heavy energy. Though stay sharp and aware, things may get a bit bumpy half way through October.
Grab a cup of tea, and see what October has in store for you!
This New Moon in Libra asks you to reconnect & restore balance in your life.
The Moon turns New on September 30th for those in the Western Hemisphere, and October 1st for those in the Eastern Hemisphere.
Depending on where you are at in the world, this New Moon could be considered a "Black Moon." A Black Moon occurs when there are 2 new moons in a month.
With both the New Moon and the Sun in Libra, the energy right now is all about establishing balance. Relationships we have with others and ourselves will be highlighted around this New Moon.
This energy wants to show you the alliances and support that you have, which may make conflicts a bit more obvious to you.
There is a big need to strike a balance and peace within yourselves and others at this time.
You may find it difficult to come to decisions because you are able to see many sides of the situation. Take a step back, and remain objective if you can.
This October New Moon has positive influences from Jupiter and Saturn, along with some minor aspects from Venus and Neptune; making this a beautiful time to shift our energies towards spiritual growth. Helping us enhance and establish peace and balance within romantic partnerships.
This New Moon will be asking you to mend friendships, secure relationships and share ideas with like minded souls. This is a very sociable new Moon, with a strong focus on relationships and partnerships.
Now is the time to build bridges not burn them.
The card pulled for this phase is Listen.
Do you listen to understand, or are you just listening to reply or relate? Practice being a good listener during this partnership focused New Moon by listening with the intent to understand one another.
Use your empathic skills to hold space and try to truly understand.
We often feel it's helpful if we share a similar or related story or experience, but we are only forcing a limited perspective on other's, while discounting their personal experiences and feelings.
Don't just jump in with a reply or a reaction. Listen quietly with the intent to understand, and watch your relationships flourish with enhanced security.
First Quarter Moon in Capricorn
The First Quarter Moon occurs in Capricorn on the 8th of October.
Now is the time stretch into your goals.
The moon is growing in the sky and moving into the element of Fire. You may feel a spark of energy, and a push to complete your goals.
Make the solid plans that you need, and stay organized. Focus on repairing and building the underlying structure right now, and the basics of your needs.
Be sure to focus on yourself this week, make your to-do list and stick with your plan. Be careful to not push others at this time, or allow others to push you. There may be some emotional conflicts and misunderstandings at this time, so it's better to just focus on your goals.
Others may ask more from you than you are able to give. Be firm and stand in your power. Only say yes to the projects and opportunities that bring you joy, and do not give in to false obligation from others.
The card pulled for this phase is Devotion.
Devotion comes from a place of deep self love. This week stay devoted to yourself and the goals that you've set into motion. It is time for you to be more resolute and committed.
Be aware of the unhealthy habits or thoughts that you are devoted to, are you accidentally devoted to self sabotage? Or perhaps you are still devoted to the the ideas and perspectives of others.
Reaffirm your devotion to yourself. Have faith in yourself, and reconnect to yourself.
Be aware of where you devote your time and energy right now. Use the energy of Capricorn to help you stay organized and focused on your intentions.
Full Blood Moon in Aries
The Full Blood Moon takes place in Aries on the 15th of October.
There is a lot of energy swirling around right now within the active Fire sign of Aries.
This is also a Super Moon, which brings in some wild chaotic energy and is a harbinger of change.
While we aren't always able to control what change brings, we can choose our reaction to it.
Stay focused on the goals that you put into motion, and honor your inner fire by staying adaptable to change.
Remain calm and act only after observing.
Set your goals when you feel inspired and secure, be sure not go after your ambitions blindly.
Look out for new opportunities and embrace the Aries' trait of courage to pursue them.
Avoid arguments and conflicts with others. This Full Moon may have others itching for some action and drama.
This Full Moon is also the Blood Moon.
The veil between the worlds grows thinner this Full Moon, and thinner still as the Sun moves into Scorpio in the next week.
Those on the other side of the veil are closer, and we may feel more introspective at this time.
There is support and love surrounding us from the other side. If you could tap into it, would you?
Check back this Full Moon for the Blood Moon Ancestral Altar Ceremony.
The Card pulled for this phase is Connect.
This card brings us back to the energy we experienced towards the beginning of the month. Relationships and partnerships may be on the forefront of your mind as you wade through the chaos & conflict that may be present during this Full Moon.
Be in touch with your needs and intentions before reaching out to others.
Who is it that you need to connect with right now? It may be your inner self and your own personal needs. Or perhaps there is a connection out there that needs mending. If you are holding onto anger or resentment, now is the time to let it go.
Practice forgiveness, and allow the embers of anger to dissolve. Anger, fear, and resentment are major blockages in your connection with the Divine.
Connect and reach out to your loved ones at this time. Practice and allow forgiveness and open your heart up to connection.
Last Quarter in Cancer & Leo
The Last Quarter moon takes place in both Cancer and Leo on the 22nd of October.
As the moon wanes in the sky, the energy begins to wind back down. The Sun has entered into the introspective and dark sign of Scorpio, and we are now experiencing the darker days leading towards Winter.
There may be a sense of uncertainty in the air. Many people may be feeling apprehension and uneasiness. Steer clear from engaging in any arguments this week.
Agree to disagree and move forward in confidence. Seek out your tribe.
The Last Quarter Moon in Cancer is the perfect time for nurturing relationships and establishing emotional connections. While the Leo Influence may increase confidence, and have others feeling self centered and overly important.
Pick your battles, and practice compassion, warmth and sensitivity. Be certain and sure in yourself and go forward without engaging in any arguments. Choose to simply move on.
You may be more focused on your home and loved ones during this time as well. The waning moon in cancer is the perfect time to shift our energy inwards and focus on self care. Nurture yourself and take care of your loved ones at this time.
The Card pulled for this phase is
Blue Moon: Renewal
As the moon wanes back to new, you may find yourself drawn inward and in need of more rest. Like the moon in Cancer suggests, now is the perfect time for self care and renewal for your mind, body and spirit.
Take extra good care of yourself at this time and make space for rejuvenation and renewal. A purifying salt bath, or some time to yourself to read, with a good cup of tea could be just what you need to recharge your soul.
Go within and journal what it is that may be keeping you from your rebirth. Forgive yourself and others, release the past, and give second chances to yourself and others.
Connection, forgiveness, and compassion seem to be a common theme in this month's reading. Beginning the month in Libra, we are faced with our relationships and bridging connections. Moving towards the Full Moon, we may experience some intense energies that bring out the need to forgive others and practice compassion.
Overall the energy is a lot lighter this month than last month's stifling energy. We feel a greater sense of ease and clarity as we move forward with our goals.
Knowing the energy up ahead, this New Moon is the perfect time to set some intentions, and charge your deck and crystals. What plans were on the back burner that need to be revisited? What boundaries do you need to make to strike balance within yourself or your relationships?
We are also so excited to announce that the deck will be available for pre-orders September 30th!
We are in love with the new updates!
We have added silver stamping to the back of the cards, increased the font size on the deck and went with a thicker stock.
We updated the guidebook, adding a bit more to the Zodiac card summaries, and made the guidebook square.
There is also silver stamping on the guidebook and the beautifully crafted keepsake box.
We are absolutely in love, and can not wait to share the deck with you
The deck can be purchased here on September 30th.
If you have the first edition and are interested in the second edition, please check your email! You should have received an email from us with some instructions.
We can't wait to get more pictures and videos of the deck, and we are so excited to have it back in stock again. Taking the summer off to revamp the deck and get it ready was a lot of work, but is so worth it! We are so appreciative of your patience!
Happy New Moon!
We are so excited about Spirit de la Lune's re-birthday, we are giving away a free deck on instagram set to celebrate!