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Thanks!

-October

 

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What Kind of Blog is This Exactly?

What to Expect from ReadingsByOctober?

Now that I have my own little space here to be creative, I’m settling in y’all.

I’ve got some cool little ideas that I want to get going, here at RBO. Check it!

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BLOG SEGMENTS🙂

  • The Common Ground (with guest bloggers): Where two (or more) people with opposing views on a certain metaphysical or spiritual topic will guest blog, and explain their own views on the subject. They also have the opportunity to respond to each other and readers’ (your) comments. Why? A goal of mine is to make sure that multiple-perspective thinking and communication with other strong minds is given a fair chance to blossom, and that information is freely flowing and openly expressed. Why? Because I’ve noticed that a big chunk of what stops us from expanding our points of view on certain issues is not rooted in lack of access to information – but from purposefully blinding ourselves to the perspective of others, and defensively protecting our own views. Sometimes it hurts our ego to hear someone with a good point slaughter our mediocre or baseless one; but sometimes it’s exactly what we needed to hear to get over our big-headed selves and move the hell forward. I know. I’ve experienced it a hella lot of times. Yes, swords may be drawn, and blood may be shed. But in the end, we all come away with a more holistic point of view on the subject, and possibly a changed perspective. COMMENTERS ARE A HUGE PART OF THIS SECTION! SPEAK YOUR MIND! YOU WILL BE RESPONDED TO! Also, If you’d like to be considered for a chance to guest blog, e-mail me at ReadingsByOctober@gmail.com.
  • Talkin’ about Divination: Divination is the formal word for the art of using certain sacred tools to gain access to hidden knowledge. Tarot cards, Crystal Balls, Tea Leaves are all common forms of divination that we see around a lot, and may even have dabbled in (especially my psychedelic ass generation ;] ). My goal is, as I’m learning about these different types of divination (and we’re even gon’ get to the really obscure ones!), to spread the information. We’re going to delve into what it is, where it came from, where to get it, how it’s used, etc. I really want to get into the Egyptian-based Meter Neter (oracle of Tehuti), Sabian Symbols, pendulums, Tasseomancy (tea leaf reading), Aroma/Color therapy and more. So keep that third eye open for the oracle corner y’all.
  • Crystal Chrysalis: As I find my way back to the loving, wise womb of nature, I’ve realized that I have a real affinity for crystals and stones. It took a while for me to actually accept the realness of their energies, and I’m honestly still working on accepting that their energies even affect our energetic fields. Either way, crystals ARE a vibrating form of nature (like us), made up of molecules and atoms that are made up of energy (like us), and their energies DO affect the space around them, and vice versa (like us). I want to showcase them, explain their nature, find any associated anythings, and discuss their true properties; sometimes I read crystal healing properties from different sources, and they can say conflicting things about what ailments and issues they are supposed to heal. I want to get to the true roots, and see how ancient indigenous and native peoples use them.
  • Astrology Horoscopes and Planet Transit Updates: So, I LOVE astrology. And Apparently so do a whole lot of people in my generation, many of whom are silently interested but really have no place to start looking.  I’ll talk a lot about what astrology actually is (hint: it’s bigger than being “a Leo”), and how a higher consciousness perspective of astrology can help us in our personal evolution as spirits having a human experience (See: Evolutionary Astrology.)
  • Random Essays/Exhortations:  There seems to be a never ending list of random, oftentimes philosophical things that I want to talk about at any given moment. I’m working on an essay about the color spectrum, light, and what it means for our reality. I’m researching new ways of running societies that are not based off of money, and how to go about implementing them in my capitalist society. I’m definitely learning a lot about healthful alternatives to cosmetics, hygiene and household products, and I’d love to experiment and share with y’all (a segment affectionately names “The Apothecary“). I’m interested in talking about gardening and growing your own food on a budget, with limited space.
  • The Feminine Principle: divine feminine, Sacred Sexuality, the Yoni Egg, the meta/physical benefits of twerking, African Dance, and belly dance are all things I like to talk about and want to cover here as well.

Pretty Much,
I’m giving this blog all of me.
And yall all of me.
And the universe all of me.

Let’s build together.

WithPeace4rmOctober

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Generation (WH)Y! (A New Refutation of Time & Space)

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I know you hear a lot about “Generation [this]” and “Generation [that]“. You can google “Generation Y” for society’s standard take on it.

This here is MY definition of MY generation.

Generation (WH)Y: The group of people (worldwide), born between 1982 and 1998, mostly indigo children, with the intrinsic ability to question the status quo of traditional cultural institutions and norms, and to search for a way of living life that is aligned to compassion, freedom of choice, creativity, and growth- at all costs.  Many of us are not traditionally religious, but have a strong fondness toward metaphysical knowledge and the natural energetic sciences (the ideas of Qi, Chakra Systems, Meditation, Psychedelics, Mysticism, Energy Healing, the Aquarian Age, Gnosticism, etc.).

What’s the Generation WH(Y) Mission?

It’s a clarion call for the forward-thinking, spiritual, like-minded people of my generation to band together, and synergize our minds to create compassionate, heart-centered, sustainable solutions for the problematic aspects of this current state of the world.

We are the first generation to be raised with access to the unlimited information interstate; we like to ask questions and know things. Because of most of us being exposed to so much new and uncensored information via the internet, we know we have the right to fact-check any information being passed to us from others, especially from the people who ain’t got our best interests at heart.

It is true that more access/dependency on media and information feeds can lead to more groupthink, info-overload, and mindless pop culture. But more access to diversity of opinion and personality has allowed many of us to develop ideas and opinions outside the imposed cultural norms. The most resourceful of us check for the truth in many passed down ideologies that seem to lack humanity, sense or purposes other than connecting people.

We are also the next generation to become adults, and thus responsible for building the social infrastructure for ourselves and the next generation. To be alive and focused at this time in history is very important.

That’s why I’m creating this blog, and expanding it. I’m calling all humans, anywhere, that feel they are ready to spread their wings and fly past the pollution of “impossibility” and “pain” and “lack”, into a world consciousness where peace is the natural setting, and Mother Nature is revered.

Where her resources are allocated and distributed equally for optimal thriving for everyone in the world (the antidote for poverty, malnourishment, and ill health).

I’m especially calling upon the open-mindedness and abilities of my generation, “Generation WH(Y)”, to ask the questions, find the answers, and make the changes that we are so able to make and that more hesitant persons might need a bit of help acclimating to. From rebuilding the “education” system, to creating a heart-centered alternative to the law system, to rethinking the way we interact with people on a personal, spiritual level.

In total love, and complete compassion.

Ready for this yall?

I knew it.

Here’s something visual if you’d like to deeper grasp what I’m talking about :)!
Spoken Word Poem: Suli Breaks “I will not let an exam result decide my fate”.

WithPeace4rmOctober

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What is Tarot? And Why Not to Be Afraid of It!

The devil, the lovers, the world.Yep. My life be like.

What is the Tarot?
Good Question. First, lemme Tell you what it AIN’T!:

  • TELLING you your FATE (that’s kinda up to you)
  • Hacking into other peoples lives (NO Peeping Toms!)
  • Placing or Lifting “curses”, or any of that stuff.

To put it simply, the tarot is basically a compilation of 78 cards, and on each of them are images of transpersonal triumphs, failures, fears, loves, and pretty much all the issues and tribulations that all humans go through on our time here on this planet.

You found a new love? That’s the “Ace of Cups” bubbling in your heart. Feeling burdened, and overworked? you’re having a “10 of Wands” experience. Are you ending a long-stagnant friendship, FOR GOOD this time? You are learning the lesson of the tarot’s most (unjustifiably) feared, “Death” Card. All in all, the images of the Tarot are a big key to manifesting the future, examining the present, and learning from the past.

The tarot is separated into 2 parts: the 22 Card MAJOR ARCANA ( or Big secrets), and the 56 Card MINOR ARCANA (small secrets).

  •  The first 22 correspond to major life lessons we learn, situations we go through, and crossroads we face (i.e. Death and ending issues, Judgement [rebirth], Sacrifice for the greater good, Creation and Birth, Tradition and Society).
  • The other 56 are on a smaller more everyday scale (meeting new work partners, the feeling of being trapped in a certain emotional situation, inspiration for a new creative project, etc.)
  • The Minor Arcana is also separated into 4 suits, like a deck of playing cards. Each suit (Pentacles, Swords, Wands, Cups) corresponds to an Element (Earth, Air, Fire, Water), that categorize the 4 major arenas of life. More on that here.

All together, they tell you the story of your current situation and  the enegries surrounding it, with accuracy. And after reading and understanding the advice given, you feel directed, collected, and ready.

Well, at least you ‘sposed to.

OK, So How Does the Tarot Tell You Stuff?
Well, for me, the tarot is just a mirror to reflect our intuition back upon us. In each of us, there is an all-knowing God energy (God/Goddess/Great-Spirit/Qi/Source Energy, this could go on and on..), ready to give you whatever wisdom and guidance you need to successfully carry on with life on this planet. Sometimes we get so caught up with the shit we gotta do everyday, and our worldly demands, we forget to take a step back and listen to the still, small, peaceful voice inside of us. This inner voice is called intuition. For me the tarot is a tool to help me visually evoke that guidance within, to a form a more concrete answer that I can SEE (sometimes that voice can be too quiet to HEAR). The images on the cards help us relate them to our daily demands and physical lives.

Where Did Tarot Come From?
It originated in Europe for sure. But there’s hella squabble about when/why the tarot originated. Some people believe it started as a card game, and eventually became a tool for fortune telling and guidance once some 18th Century scholars recognized the importance and universalness of their occult meanings. Some believe that the tarot started off as a fortune telling tool, and playing card makers copied the format (with the 4 suits). Either way, the tarot contains universal symbols and experiences that connect humans from multiple eras, generations, and cultures.

Can The Tarot Tell Me When I’m Gonna Die and Stuff?
Naw.
In my opinion (and everyone’s got one), the tarot is  for guidance and clarity in any situation. Not a doomsday prediction. But then again, there may be people who do that typa stuff.. It ain’t for me.

What the tarot is probably more equipped to tell you/help you with are issues of Love, Work, Money, School, Spirituality and Ascension, finding yourself; or even more mundane things like how you should approach going vegan, if you should get that new puppy, or how to dress for success at an upcoming party. You should never feel dis-empowered. It is spiritual insight through godly intuition, by the way.

Is it Satanic? I heard it was.
Nope.
It’s no more satanic than the bible.
It’s just paper, for bob sakes.
I do not “conjure up the spirits of the DEVILLLLLL” or anything like that.
In fact, I call upon God’s peace to help me help myself and others while reading.
I don’t think ANY God would have an issue with someone using their God given gifts to help uplift themselves and other people. Does your God? Why?


Speaking of, what about the “Devil” and “Death” Cards?
In the major arcana are two cards, one called “The Devil” and one called “Death”.
Those tend to be the 2 cards that freak people out the most.
If the “Devil” card comes up in a reading, it is not because Lucifer is after your soul or is trying to curse you. Never give the “devil” that much power. Nor is the “Death” card an omen of your impending sick sad death.

The Devil card can refer to the energy of feeling hopeless and falling victim to the lower aspects of life on earth: greed, bondage by negativity, obsession, narrow-mindedness, forgetting your spiritual/God/Goddess nature, negative thinking, and other “D’ Evils“. It may mean that you yourself are engaging in this soul-killing behavior. It may explain that the environment you’re living in is this way. It might explain your partner or a person around you who is acting in such a way. Either one, the card itself should not invoke “fear“. It should let you know what might need to change, so that you can free yourself from this bondage. Sure, it might alarm you. That’s what any truthful message will do. But do you see how the pulling of this card is not a curse, but a reminder or a call to get back with your spirit?

The Death card? Let me let tarot reader and author Joan Bunning of LearnTarot.com explain it to you

It is a truism in tarot work that Card 13 rarely has anything to do with physical death. A responsible card reader never interprets Card 13 in this way because this view is too limiting. Death is not something that happens once to our bodies. It happens continually, at many levels and not just in the physical. Each moment we die to the present so the future can unfold.

In readings, Death often represents an important ending that will initiate great change. It signals the end of an era; a moment when a door is closing. At such times, there may be sadness and reluctance, but also relief and a sense of completion. Death also suggests getting down to basics. Dying has a way of making you concentrate on what’s important. This card reminds you to cut out the unnecessary. Death can also mean you will experience an inexorable force. Death is inevitable, and sometimes there are events that are inescapable as well. When these moments occur, the best approach is to ride your fate and see where it takes you.

SEE! The Death card can symbolize endings and transitions into the bold new unknown territories that lie ahead. To some, stepping into the complete unknown feels like absolute death. But to those that know, endings are an indication of a new beginning; and you have the consciousness power to look at it either way: as a bitter end, or a beckoning beginning to a new expansion of consciousness.

What about those Psychic Scammers?
There are some people out there who will exploit peoples’ fear and reverence of the tarot by using it as a weapon to extort money from them. Some scam readers will tell clients that they see “a curse” that has been put upon them, and that they need to pay ungodly amounts of money to lift the curse (there are no such thing as curses!).
There are some readers who, after you pay, tell you everything they think you want to hear so that you’ll keep coming back. The latter tends to be more common.

There are a few common-sense tips to pay attention to when picking a reader. I’ll make a post on it soon, but first and foremost, use your intuition. If it doesn’t feel right, don’t do it. Also, if you’re being asked for money to relinquish a curse that has been placed on you, fuhgeddabout it. Also, if you leave the room less empowered than when you came in, more than likely you shouldn’t be consorting with the reader; we should never feel worse or afraid after a reading.

The tarot is a valuable tool for reflection. Hopefully this post will be able to help lighten up the general perception of Tarot in society, and clear up some fear-mongering myths and misinformation.
If you’re looking for more information about Tarot, here’s a nicely put together list of books, blogs, sites, forums, decks, and FREE reading sites, for delving more into the subject thanks to BiddyTarot.com. I personally suggest Joan Bunning’s book “Learning the Tarot”. It covers everything you need to know to start your journey.

Get informed! Stay connected! What’re your experiences with tarot?

With Love,
October🙂

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Readings∞By∞October: Passion Crystalized Through Focus.

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Welcome Y’all.
Feel free to take off your shoes.

You know, a really beneficial lesson I’ve been learning lately in life is the lesson of making passion a priority, and making it the true fuel behind my motivations. To put it simply, I’ve been in this weird funk where I have a theoretical intention to do the things I am passionate about, but for reasons (previously) unbeknownst to me, they never actually end up getting done. The ideas and projects get initialized indeed; I’m always starting up some new sh*t. My cardinal Libran nature is always up for some creative new pockets of expression! Looking back at my past unfinished projects, I noticed that I always start off so motivated and dead-set. HARD. But as time passes, my motivation erodes and I’m onto the next new fun idea- all the while very critically aware of the project that I failed to finish. This became a perpetual cycle; I started to think something was wrong with me! Why couldn’t I finish projects? What was it that made me able to just up and abandon something birthed in my own creation? Was I just lazy?

Well, It wasn’t a lack of passion, I had plenty of that, as I would take off lightspeed toward whatever seemingly lofty goal I thought up. And It wasn’t a lack of focus either- I always knew what I needed to do and the practical steps to get things done, and done right.

I’ll tell you what it was.
A LACK OF MARRIAGE BETWEEN THE TWO.

It had never occured to me that one’s endurance and longevity in a project was directly related to how much you could FOCUS your PASSION! DUH OCTOBER!!!

Within this last 2 months (2013 is a bangin ass year :}!) I’ve come to the conclusion that projects and dope creative ideas are not side jobs, or jobs in general. For me, longevity and focus meant actually embracing the DEVILS of Saturn: schedules, lists, and orderly thinking. It’s dawned on me, however, that I can actually ENJOY the processes of making schedules and lists. That I can be generous with myself and allow a fun, diverse creativity schedule with wiggle room and color! Meditation is not just something to d0 “when I got a lil’o’bitta time” after a long day of stressful work. I can make my day at work a walking meditation. The processes of painting, drawing and making jewelry are an actual therapy that I should enjoy; not just my business . Learning astrology is not an mental marathon; it’s a hobby! I’ve come to the conclusion that in order for me to continue on doing the things that I love past the infatuation stage, I need to remember the true reason why I like to start projects; CUZ THEY’RE FUN! I have to look at the footwork as fun itself; not something I have to do to experience the “real fun part” of getting it done.

So what does this mean for RBO?

RBO is one of those unfinished dangling projects that I am HELL BENT on building momentum for. This blog will grow as I grow, as we all grow spiritually. I have a lot of ideas and projects that would be super ill to get popping; RBO is the springboard for my goals to take flight, and STAY FUELED as they reach the cosmos.

So pretty much, it means NEW DOPE SHIT FOR READINGS BY OCTOBER!!!
(ill explain soon! Very Soon.)

I got that CRINACK, I promise!

Passion and Focus to Yoo and Yoors.
Peace, Octubre.

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“…Some Crazy Shit is Happening Yall!”: And other ‘2012’ Ramblings (THAT I NEVER FINISHED, LIKE ALWAYS…)

Disclaimer!: THIS IS AN UNFINISHED POST, THAT I NEVER ALLOWED MYSELF TO FINISH, FOR MULTIPLE REASONS. ONE, BEING THAT A LOT OF MY IDEAS HAVE SHIFTED SINCE I STARTED WRITING THIS POST; AND SECONDLY…WELL…I just took too long to write it😛.

I figured i’d post it anyway, for whatever reason.

Peace all🙂

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Peace Yall🙂.

I hope this 12/12/12 energy has reached you in the highest of positive intention and vibration, and all that good stuff.

If you’ve been existing on the physical plane for the last couple of months, and paying close attention, you’ve had to have noticed all of the crazy shit changing around you. Even if you haven’t been using paying attention, you’ve noticed said shit, just in a different way.

Or maybe not. Maybe you’re gliding through life, simply existing as normally as you have been for the past umpteen years. I wouldn’t bet the house on it tho.

Either way you feel, there’s a whole lot of talk up in the aether about the revered yet infamous date of 12/21/2012 (The Winter Solstice/end of Mayan Long Count), and what it means. Whether it be spiritual, mental, bullshit, or something helpful.

What do I think it means?
Shit, I don’t reeeallly know.
But I have this hunch that it means something.
Look at the commonality of many of the multiple 2012 prophecies:

The Mayans predicted the “End of the 4th Sun, and the Beginning of the 5th”.
The Hopi natives predicted a “time of purification”, followed by a 5th Sun.
The Zulu believe that we are currently in the 6th world of darkness, which will soon return to the positive, loving, mothering vibe of the 5th sun that came before it.
The Dogon believe that it is the time of the return of the glorious Nommo.

Apparently, the Americans believe we’re all gonna die in an Alien and/or world Terrorist attack with bombs, rockets, murder, blood and despair. ( Or is this a generalization? Americans, hit the comments if you believe differently! :] )

No matter what you or I believe, or if our beliefs even matter, we can all sense some strange change.

Ummmm, what is you  talking about October. Shit ain’t changing. Shit is worse than it was before.

Right. Is that not change?

So what’re you trying to say October? I see no hard and fast evidence of anything “changing”.

Hurricanes in the East coast, California still ain’t cracked with the much fated overdue Earthquake of Impending Doom, Rihanna looks happy, people smile at eachother, and the moon passed between the sun and earth in a Syzygy (eclipse) and made a whole island dark for a while. Now if you can think of a moment in your life where the opposite of any of those events has occurred, that, my child, is the definition of change.

In fact, everything changes, October. So this “change” you speak of is nothing special or unknown. Everything changes. Should we get all extra excited and make a blog for EVERYTHING that changes?

You right. Exactly. But is change not worthy of acknowledgement, simply because it happens often?  And yes, mah dude, there is an excited blog post for everything. Find yo map along the information interstate bruh.

So in lieu of today being exactly 20 days before that fated day of December 21, 2012, here are a few of my own personal Octoberist theologies about what the heck is going groovy with Carmen San Diego on the eve of the turquoise year, and how we can work with that.
Translation?: Here’s what I think is going on right now in 2012, and how we can work with it.

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I guess on a grander note, that last sentence of the post I never finished can be used as the genesis for all other things this blog will build on.

Let’s get started.

Procrastination killed the early worm, or however you say it. ;P

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Frank Ocean- Pyramids (Video)

Hey Guys,

I wanted to post the Video HERE, but you know how the internet is, sometimes.

So stingy.

So Copyright infringe-y.

SO until I become sleuth enough to find a link that actually works with WordPress, that escapes the all seeing eye of the Information Interstate patrol, I’m just gonna post the links to where you can see it.

And you NEED to see it.
You DO.
The WHOLE THING.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFGlhg0M_YY

or the strongly suggested

http://thatgrapejuice.net/2012/09/video-frank-ocean-pyramids/#more-90420

This video is the Pop-Off joint to a little inspiration I’ve been getting to go to Egypt.
Physically and Subconsciously.
I’ll explain soon.

Here it is.

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