By: Samantha Orthlieb
October 2023’s theme: Transmuting Our Trauma
October’s Keywords: wisdom, intuition, personal transmutation
Hello Beautiful Soul!
If last month left you emotionally raw, bewildered, ungrounded, and off centre, then October’s Ascension energies offer you the chance to reclaim more balance and inner harmony. During September we were cracked open to another level of emotional vulnerability, reactivity, trauma and emotional pain, and this caused many to bristle and bang up against each other Now we move on from the fourth, Heart chakra that we worked with in September to the sixth chakra: the Mind, or Brow Chakra during October. So repressed emotions, wounding, trauma, and inner pain that arose can give way to the opportunity for us to use our minds for personal transmutation and deeper spiritual wisdom. Personal transmutation is the process of being with uncomfortable/undesirable feelings and experiences while loving yourself. It's about sitting in our discomfort versus reacting to one’s environment or those around us. In healing anger, grief and sorrow in this way, we are not easily triggered; we are less reactive and can be more fully present with ourselves and others. We are able to clear the subconscious mind and make space for non-judgement and self-love. This in turn allows us to not lose ourselves in the past or future, and therefore move in a new, intuitively guided direction. A direction that embraces karmic freedom and a stronger container for deepening connection with our souls. Transmutation on this level is intense, often has subtle but profound shifts, and requires resilience, commitment and processing time. It is like turning lead into gold. October gives us this opportunity, as we shift into darker, introspective days and the Veil thins, to transmute our trauma. As we do this our wisdom grows and our intuition grows stronger. The six chakra archetypes of the Sage and Alchemist anchor in this process of metamorphosis, so that we embrace a deeper sense of Oneness, Wholeness and inner divinity.
These two archetypes remind us that we have other ways of knowing. Divine guidance and the voice of the heart are speaking to us if we choose to listen. The Sage restores clear vision by giving us the opportunity to take our discernment and our intuition to a higher level. The Sage assures us that we already know the answer. The Alchemist gives us the confidence to carry our inner transformation out into the world to create positive change. The Alchemist is showing us that each moment is an opportunity to grow, to show up differently, and to transform and be transformed. Self-Mastery is ours to own, but first requires us to have right relationship with ourselves. As we do, we repair our outer relationships, and shift into co-creation with each other.
In service and divine liberation,
Archetypes for OCTOBER
Archetypes for OCTOBER (what we are learning/healing/embodying): The Sage, The Alchemist, The Empowered Rebel
Cosmic Creative Cycle that we are in: Water (Faith, Flow, Wisdom)
Overall Water Cycle Learning: honing Wisdom, Imagination, Intuition, Psychic Perception
October psychospiritual and physical symptoms: more inner balance, introspection, wisdom, intuition, hormone/endocrine issues, thyroid issues, skin issues, better inner acumen, grief/sadness, cold/flu symptoms, achiness, headache, heart flutter/palpitations, ear buzzing/ ear/lymph congestion, hot flushes, fatigue, low immunity, throat issues, dizziness, feeling ungrounded/detached, restless sleep, needing more sleep, low mood, depression, anger, frustration, liver pain, digestive issues (we are shifting in our 3rd chakra area all year!), red eyes, neck/shoulder pain, hip issues, weight gain, feeling drained, intense dreams, sinus issues, skin issues, kidney issues, feeling stressed, interdimensional/lucid dreaming, shifts in perception of your reality, crawly brain, up and down energy
Areas more affected this month: head, pituitary gland, hypothalamus, autonomic nervous system (such as heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, digestion), thyroid, immune system.