Reaping What You Sow in Autumn, & Changes for ReadingsByOctober.

So.
Let me plant some seeds in the Universe real quick.

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In California, where I’m at, we’re approaching the middle of September. Which means one of 3 things for me.

  1. MY BIRTHDAY IS IN A MONTH, TRICKS!
  2. HALLOWEEN IS COMING, TRICKS!
  3. The AUTUMNAL EQUINOX is here!

The 3 best things that could ever happen to me in life, will always, without fail, every year happen within about a month’s period. I feel blessed to be able to be charged with this much energy all at once.

My love affair with the Autumn quadrant of the Season Cycle was an indigenous one. I was always really sensitive to the transition from Summer to Fall, as a kid; Like, one of my first memories is of me, at like 3 or 4, standing in the driveway of my grandmother’s house, alone (where the hell ware you at, mom?). I’m wearing like 3 different scarves, some gloves, and warm boots, and I’m in the middle of deciding whether or not I want to take them off. Why? Because, although the Autumn wind down here in SoCal can be a bit nippy, the beating Sun will ALWAYS win in the RockPaperScizzors of what to wear. So I’m standing there, and I decide to get free, and take it off, take it off, take it all the way off.

It was then, that I believe I was blessed by the wind.

The gust blew through my hair all stereotypical-movie-like. I stood strong against the southwest breeze, on my Pocahontas type shit. The wind smelled good. Smelled happy. Smelled Free. My 4 year old body wiggled with GLEE. I felt soooooo amazing, and I think I went into a trance. Shit Got Real. A black crow came down to the ground level in front of me. We had a conversation. I don’t remember what we said, but we did communicate (this claim was later on verified by my grandfather who was peeking through the window in wonder and confusion). Something was made important for me in that breeze. Something was made sacred for me. Maybe I was made sacred for me.

Since then, the fall months of September, October, and November have been markers of personal milestones in my life, every year.

The Harvest months natural vibration is one of Reaping. Gathering. Whatever you’ve been putting intention into since that last December are all coming into physical fruition during this time. What have you been focusing on all year?  If you could boil your whole January-August into one word, what would it be? What vibrational seeds did you plant in the spring? Whatever they were, be prepared to get real close to em’ this fall. The fruit will be ready to harvest. What you reaped, you will sow. If it’s good fruit, enjoy. If productivity is bad, then don’t fret. Just look back at the issue that may have born the ugly fruit, nip it in the bud, and get summo seeds planted. Fall is all about the return profit, and if you send out the energy, you WILL receive the return.

I feel a special energy with this one. Why? Because It’s the Autumn that I turn 21. It’s also the Autumn of this powerful year of 2012. It’s the marker for the beginning of my dreams solidifying into reality; I can FEEL it.

What does this all mean for ReadingsByOctober?

  • Well, for one, it means I’m actually going to stop being so lazy and post on this shit more often.
  • I would like to make this blog more spiritually holistic; I’m into more things than tarot. I want to talk more about evolutionary astrology, energies, nature  cycles, good food, good music, good lovin’ and sex magic :D. I wanna talk about Frank Ocean, and his Sun/Mercury RX conjunction in Scorpio, and how that helps him develop a close connection with symbols. I wanna talk about the metaphysical benefits of twerking. I wanna talk about natural deodorant. I wanna talk about being a young black spiritual woman, in and out of the matrix. I wanna post my poems, and I wanna read yours. I wanna talk about Weed, Shrooms, Acid, DMT, and Ayahuasca like no one is afraid of them. I wanna talk about the lack of health food stores in low income communities. I wanna talk about fixing the worlds problems; not by fighting, but through meditation and meditation alone, because any darkness we see externally is a reflection of our internal darkness that can be breathed away. I wanna talk about Prince O(+> and his awesome purpleness. I wanna talk about Venus/Penis and Vagina/Mars. I wanna talk TechnoSpirituality. I want people to tune inward.

Pretty much, I just want ReadingsByOctober to be a kick it spot,where the spiritually inclined folks of my generation, can come and trade stories/experiences, learn some shit, and spread some love around.

 

^There’s my seed. Let’s see if I can sow it before October.

Bless Up,
October.

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TAROT BLOG HOP: Ostara- Paint a Journey with New Life!

Wellllp, it’s that time for another Tarot Blog Hop, So remember to check out the blog before mine, at

http://way-ward-tarot.blogspot.com/!

 

Whenever I think Spring, I think Aries and Taurus. One of them, the momentous forward-moving, fiery, creative spirit, and the other, the gentler, more earthy, calm spirit.

During this time, little living things are springing up EVERYWHERE! Plants are blooming, fungi are releasing their allergenic spores, and apparently more children are conceived during this season than any other (Who’da THUNK!?). Things, my dear, are being CREATED.

How can one best harness the energy of the spring season? By calling upon the power of the Tarot’s EMPRESS card, perhaps! No other card in the deck has the creation power that can be found within her loins; this chicks got SuperUterus!

Mainly, her energy is about bringing things to life, and being the portal for divine energy to manifest itself in the physical world. Whether we’re talking about actual birth or the creation of new ideas, the lessons of the Empress can help assure creativity and abundance, IF you navigate it right. She helps paint a journey with new life, plain and simple!

How do we do this?

With 3 action words. Create, Nurture, Enjoy!

Create:
Sometimes we can subconsciously convince ourselves that we are only humans, and that we have not the power that the universe claims we do. This is a a definite human trait, and there’s nothing wrong with thinking this way, for a little while. But we must remember that the universe is here to open up any obstacles that we may face, and to make our ride here on earth as positive as possible. When we doubt ourselves, we’re slamming the proverbial door in the face of truth! It’s hellla hard to remember that anything is possible, but once we do, it’s like we’re holding the empress’…loins..in our own hands! Nothing is impossible for a creative soul! (And THAT we ALL are!)

Nuture:
Once those ideas and creative thoughts have manifested in our psyche, we must work on bringing them into fruition. Give them food, water, sunlight, and some attentive loving care, and see if they grow. If not, then something may be wrong with the fertilizer. But more often than not, creative energy manifests. And once that happens, we can already see the paint being added to the “new life”! (Cheesy, I know.)

Enjoy:
Have you ever not eaten some food you’ve cooked? Or have not gotten to watch a movie that you’ve paid to rent? SUCKS right? Bringing an idea into fruition is reward enough, but why not reward yourself with the more lavish things? Whether it’s a nice bubble bath, a night on the town, or a Lay-z Boy reclined to 140 degrees, never forget to release that pent up stress that may be inside of your spirit. A rested soul breeds more creativity!

Thanks for checking out my TBH! Be sure to check out the next blog on the journey, and paint some new life with them too! http://www.dreamcatcher.se/ostara-paint-a-journey-with-new-life

<3October

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TarotBlogHop: How To Be A Better Candle (the 5 Tarot Commandments For Being A Dope Human Being)

CHECK OUT THE BLOG BEFORE MINE!
This’ll totally make sense when you read the post.

Special Thanks To Donnaleigh de LaRose for the graphic^!

 

 Disclaimer:

This past December while perusing my Facebook newsfeed, I signed up for something SO AMAZING, SO ORIGINAL, SO SPARTAAAA, that I think it’s going to be the waaaave of the blog futuurrrrre! And you know i’m always down for wave-of-the-future stuff.

I signed up for a Tarot-themed BlogHop group: pretty much the same meaning as a BarHop, but online, with blogs, and tarot themed. This round’s topic is How To Be A Better Candle, and the direction you can take with just those 6 words is only limited to your imagination. The only requirement, and I mean ONLY requirement, is that we leave links to the blog posts before and after ours to keep the tarot train chuggin’ along, to connect with as many new bloggers as possible, and to make this tarot community web spread out to the deepest, darkest, furthest reaches of the world-wide-internets.

So, without further ado, here is How To Be A Good/Better Candle: The 5 Tarot Commandments.*

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Well let’s start off. What exactly IS a candle?

To some, a candle is a dainty, Pier1-bought house-ornament, dedicated to making the surrounding environment more aesthetically pleasing, calm, and aromatic.

To some others, a candle is a tool used for evoking the energies, intentions, and wisdoms of generations gone past, and using them for help in today’s existence through correspondences, spells, and altars.

To some, it’s an extremely creative alternative to paying a god’damn light bill.

Ya’ wanna know what a candle is to me? Ok, get ready for this. A Candle Is A Human. Yes, no typo, a human being. And all of these aforementioned ideas about what a candle is, are all exactly 100% perfectly correct as well.

Like humans, a candle is physical expression of Divine light equipped with evolving stages of awareness, just like us. It can rise, fall, and rise again; leave it’s beautiful scent or fall to it’s doom and destroy everything in it’s path.

 Yes, like candles, humanity was created to beautify it’s environment and influence peace. Yes, like candles, our humanity is a tool for invoking the wisdoms of souls from generations gone past (via our family descendencies and heritages) for use in our daily existances. And yes, candles and humans are both here to create.

So, what’s my formula here? if a=b, and b=c, then a=c. Pretty much, humans are all candles, and candles are all humans. 🙂 Logical, right?

So if we’re all candles, how do we go about being the best one we can possibly be?  How do I deal with this information!? What can we learn from our people, the candles?!?!? How can we impliment them into our daily human-candle lives?!!??!?!!?

Fortunately, my dear, candles come with an amazing set of intuitive instructions/commandments that humanity sometimes seems to lack. Their advice can help us live, learn, and grow so that we can let our “lil’ light shine” without burning anything down! And you don’t even have to light your hair on fire, fyi. All we gotta do, is listen.

Commandment #1) Thou Shall Create a Base.

Explanation:
Candles are built for longevity. When was the last time you lit a candle and sat there, impatient, heart palpatating, sweat beading on your forehead, waiting for it to “hurry-up-and-freaking-MELT-DOWN-ALREADY!!”?
That’s right, never. You light a candle to slow those irregular heart beats, and to soften your mood, be in the present, and relax for as loooongggg aaaas posssibllllle. Where does the candle get it’s ability to last that long, and stand that sturdy? From it’s base. From it’s foundation. From standing on the proverbial “shoulders” of the object that comes before it (..under it), or even the container that contains it. You can’t knock over something that has decided that it’s likes where it is just fine, thank you very much. All candles no matter what type, have either an internal base or a sturdy surface to build itself on, and as long as the base knows that it belongs there, no one can convince it to falter.

Tarot Advice:

Like the King of Pentacles and the Emperor, it’s important for us candle-humans to keep firm to our respective bases. Everything in the world, especially the western world, seems like it’s constantly trying to pull us every-which-way: buy this, believe this, dont do that, watch them, like this, come over here, lie down there, jump up now. And then there’s daily demands from family, work, school, struggles, standards, double standards, and fads; it wreaks havoc on a poor human, body and soul! If ever we’re feeling off center, we should take our cue from these two guys and remember the ideals and convictions that we hold dear to ourselves. Get organized internally. Like the King of Pents, Get REAL. Remember that you are divine light coagulated into atoms, into elements, into compounds, all existing on a humongous rock running around an even humongous-er ball of gas at 67,000 mph, in a universe made up of the same things that you are, and see if that doesn’t put your life back into perspective. Like the Emperor, reassert your right to be the individualized expression of divinity by firmly planting your ass cheeks on the ground, and remembering that through all the twists and turns, you stand firm, grounded, and endurance-filled; like a fresh candle, placed upon an altar.

 

Commandment #2) Thou Shalt Thrust Thyself Upward.

Explanation:
Okay, so the candle base is now centered on the middle of the altar. It’s sturdy. You cant push it left, it resists. Try to knock it to the right, and you got another thing coming to ya, fresh guy. And it’s not like you can flatten the candle down to a 2-dimensional circle on the table or something. From here, the candle has no where to go but up! From the sturdiness and down-to-earth-ness of the base, the candle projects itself upward in an unapologetic thrust of  joy! Whether it’s a shy, modest tea-light, or an assertive, intrusive candlestick, you can bet that the candles will be looking upward for their next set of directions.

Tarot Advice:
What do you do, as a candle-human, after you realize that you deserve to be here, and you deserve to be here firmly planted in the ground, without waiver, unmovable and unfazed? You screw it all up by wanting to change direction. Well, not really, but instead of looking at things from a structured point of view you learn to take a fool’s leap and break on through, to the other side: the other side meaning the higher-side of faith and unending hope/optimism. Once you’ve placed value on your material existence, spirit can comfortably start to express itself through you. Being settled-in is fine; but ASCENSION is called ASCENSION for a reason! Someone who’s on the right track is said to be RASING their vibration, and that’s no coinkydink. From this higher, more UPLIFTED point of view of life, you can see things more objectively and as clear as the air. Like the STAR, you grasp the ideas of trusting in a higher power (that isn’t your material/mental self), gaining new pockets of wisdom n’ knowlege  (that arent material/mental knowledge), and an intuitive feeling that this all means something, deeper than the material or logical meaning. And although it tends to be scary at first, dangling up there in the aether, …all alone…, you’re soon greeted by 2 faithful friends: Hope and Joy. It’s easier to get to know them when you can erect yourself up past the flat, sometimes suffocating 2nd dimension. Down there you could see them, true, but up here in the more uncertain heavens, they come ready and gift-wrapped in your favorite color box; all you have to do is open them. BAM! Out jumps THE SUN to clear away any fear and doubt you may have had about doing this. It puts a smile on your face and heat in your little heart.  Hmm..This aether stuff ain’t bad at all!

Commandment #3) Thou Shalt Share Thine[?] Gifts.

Explanation:
Once the candle is now projected into the air, and has got an eyeful of this wonderful alternate view, it’s time for it to do one of the most important things that a candle could ever do…ever. Burn.
And not only burn, but burn bright enough to fill your local radius with ample light. And not only burn bright enough to fill your local radius with ample light, but to give off a delicate orgasmic aromatic scent to the whole entire room, without even thinking twice about it. Candles are always, always willing to share! Just Cause’ :)!

Tarot Advice:
You, as a human-candle on this level, have a bag full of yummy delicious goodies and a pocket full of sunshine. You’ve got the light, and the beautiful scent! AWW yesss, this is definitely the good life. But what  is always 100x better than having the light all to your lonesome? SHARING IT! At this point in time we’re BURSTING at the seams with joy and hope and faith, but as humans on this physical plane, we can’t exactly cup it in our hands and pass it to the next person who’s having a bad hair day and on their twelfth cigarette break. Well then, what do we do to share our smell, so to speak? We pass it off in good deeds, of course! A bear hug to a saddened child. A jovial conversation with an otherwise lonely widow. Picking up the tab for the next person in line at Subway. Smiling. Sharing. Wearing a green tunic with a red cloak,  hauling an egyptian scale down the street, handing off coins to the folks who may need them more than you. The 6 of Pents is a reminder that we should always give what we have recieved; but not only for karmic reasons. We musn’t be afraid to share our wealth of spirit. It’s impossible not to!  Like the EMPRESS (Venus), the abundance of light and positivity you have is made to share with others! Why not let them in on this lush garden you found? Cornucopias are built for however many they can feed, and the empress has a divine, neverending one. Her womb. The most intimate part of herself she is willing to share with us, forever. Let’s take our cue from her on that :P!

Commandment #4) Thou Must Melt

Explanation:
So the candle burns, joyous that it gets to go on and on for an eternity and an hour, when suddenly, it notices that it’s…kinda starting to get a lil’ hot up in here, up in here. Somethings changing. And even more oddly, it’s wax appears to be liquid-izing, suspended up-side-down in mid air, and oozing back down to the far, fearsome depths below. OKAY, omg, this is like, 4000 times more scary than when it left the base to eject into higher space!! This has gotta be some serious change going on for this candle. We would assume that it would panic; make a last half-assed attempt in regathering itself back into an erectile object. But what does it do? Nothing. “CANDLE, DO YOU KNOW YOU’RE MELTING?!?!”. Yep. It knows. Still, nothing.

Tarot Advice:

You know all that faith and trust that we were supposed to have learned from our time in the aether? Yeah, all that. Here would be the time where we need to put our proverbial monies where our proverbial mouths are. It is natural that in the midst of the dramas of THE TOWER (seemingly catastrophic/rapid life change), we panic. We see everything that we’ve built for ourselves crumble into miniscule centimeter-sized drops of petrified wax on the surface of a plastic table. And we panic. But, like we said, here’s where that Saturnian energy of faith through hardship and change comes in. When things get really shaky, we can count on the HANGED MAN to hang-up his old, negative view of a sticky situation, and see things from a more divine point of view–even if it takes some kookyclimbing to get there. Actually, i’ve never noticed before, but the second crowned figure in the TOWER card seems to be jumping over into the HANGED MAN card, and transforming theirself into just that. We gotta learn to let go, when the goin’ gets rough and this doom seems to be coming from a source beyond your control. You never know what this lesson is teaching you…

Commandment #5) Thou Must Salvage Thyself[thineself?]

Explanation:
And just like that, the candle is dead.
Yup, dead as a doornail.
It remains only a calcified echo of what it once was: Grand. Tall. Majestic. Buoyant, and virile. Now: flat. Slow. Sad, and Defenseless. Ended.

But wait. If you look a little more profoundly, you see that the wax hasn’t evaporated completely. Wait.. does that mean… I’ts salvagable?! You can re-melt it, and re-use it for another go-round. YES!

Tarot Advice:
Endings are inevitable, and sad and depressing, but they ultimitely give way to something that might not have ever been noticed or appreciated before the end. The Rebirth. The DEATH card always seems to remind us of our inevitable end, and that terrifies us. But it honestly serves as a precursor to greater (or at least other) things to come. Death, and the sadness and stigma attatched to it, is definitely a purely human/material institution. When we AS HUMANS use our HUMAN ass senses to search for something and it does not reveal itself to said Human ass senses, we HUMANS label it: Dead, And Thats Final. Well, if we as humans take the advice from our candleous counterparts, we find that energy is not created nor destroyed, only transferred. Like the JUDGEMENT card implies, nothing or no-one ever truly dies, but we all transition. Although right before we die, it looks like death for sure. Yup, straight death, no chaser. But it takes a different set of eyeballs to see what we call “death” as transitory. A wiser set of eyeballs. A FaithFilled set. Just like it takes a certain set of eyeballs to see melted dead wax not as dead wax, but as infinite potental.

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Well, there ya have it guys!
My very first BLOGHOP!
I hope this blog brings out the best votive inside of you! 😀

NOW MAKE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE BLOGHOP BLOG AFTER MINE, BY CLICKING THIS BUTTON! 

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Thanks<33

October.
*Everything written here is totally my opinion, and doesnt necessarily reflect the opinions of all the other dope ass blog-hoppers, kay?! 🙂 Thx.

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Expansion: The Website is Officially Up, Guys!

Here’s a fact about me. I’m slow to expand.

I’m not talking abut weight; hell I gain 45 pounds from thinking about Taki’s. I’m not talking about expanding my mind–we’ll leave that one to another post.

What I’m talkin’ bout is the ability to take a step up, or take a step out on faith. The pure Jupiterian faith that allows you to see no boundaries, no reservations, no details, and no structure. The expansion gene that turns a block into a ghetto, and a ghetto into an empire.

^Mehhh….Yeah.
I’m slow at that. My Jupiter is in Virgo (it’s detriment), and my Moon is in Taurus. that makes me nit-picky about expanding and placing faith, and gives the emotional need to take ” ev-ery-f*cking-thing-so-darn-sloowwwwww” (as told my my hyperactive Gemini boyfriend).

Sometimes, i feel super-duper lucky to be so patient. I think it gives me a down-to-earth advantage over situations that I could be a stupa-head and rush into, eventually leading me to my sick, sad, downfall.

Other times, I feel debilitated by my willingness to wait. Sometime, I look at myself, and be like, “WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU WAITING FOR!?!?!? YOU HAVE ERRTHING YOU NEED!”. Maybe it’s an insecurity thing. I never think i’m smart enough to write that book review, but I turn it in and BOOM, the professor LOVES it! My friend want’s a reading, I’m wary so I resist, and try to put it off (I have a fear that I don’t know anything about the Tarot, when in reality, I live, breathe, and eat it). He begs, I buckle and give the reading, and BAM, words I’ve never even used before are flowing outta me like Tarot Diarrhea after an enchilada!

Mainly, it’s a issue of Faith, and trust in my skills as a human.

The creation of a reading website seemed like a distant dream to me a while ago, and like always, I felt like I didn’t have the substance of knowledge that I needed to do the sh*t.  Who the hell would wanna pay ME to read for THEM? Am I Ready for all that? Let’s think this through. And think it through, summore. And Some more. and Some More. and More. Annnnnnd More, ANNNNDD MORRRRE. AND MORRRRRRRRRE.

But lately, things are telling my conscious to Shut the Fuck UP, and get on with it (or “Keep Calm, and get the fuck on with it” at least), so I listened.

Here, I Present to you, the results of my Jupiterian act of unbounded FAITH.

Come Get a Reading Guys!

http://www.ReadingsByOctober.bigcartel.com

The readings are inexpensive, and the love is unending :).
Please, if you have any questions or comments, critiques  or concerns, PLEASE let me know.

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I wanted to start off this blog with a picture of The Fool.

But I figured that that would be hella stereotypical of tarot reader.

Shit. I hate doing whats expected.

The Fool Card! The card of New Beginnings of a cycle, the bright-eyed and bushy-tailed dreamer, who trusts the promises of the unknown. He’s the typa dude who doesn’t look before he leaps, not out of recklessness or dare-devilism, but only because he doesn’t know that there’s something to look out for.

Meh. Thats probably too overdone. Plus, I know what I’m doing. Right?I’m no dummy! I came in this joint with a VISION! A PERFECTED VISION! Shooot. I’ve been dreaming of making this blog forever!

The idea-based and creative  parts of a project are the most fun for me.I had the idea to start this typa blog for a loooooong time, and in my head, it was the business. Tha Shit. I had all kindsa dope information to spew, images to post, comments, songs, videos, the whole shabang. The collective metaphysical universe would gaze in awe and wonder at the theatrics of this blogs spectacularity. YESSS. THA SHIT!

Then it came to the practical aspects. Almost instantly, sleepiness ensues. Like always. I was fine when choosing the color of my background, and the size of the header, but when it’s time to get to the nitty gritty meat of the blogs content, awww nawww, it’s nap time.

But, in a sleepy frenzy of frantically trying to figure out what my first post’s gonna be about, I got the idea of writing about how I didn’t know WHAT my first post was gonna be about! About how I knew that this blog was gonna be THAT SHIT, and thats all I knew. About how in the midst of the glamour and glitz and theory of the future, I forgot to manage the issues of the NOW.

And while having those thoughts, something ELSE came to mind. (Stay on the train with me guys.)

I was CLEARLY “The Fool”.

I came into this project, with the idealism of someone brave enough to start the journey toward a new accomplisment.
And then, I fell off the cliff of blindness, a victim of my own folly (see THE FOOL below).

I set myself up for that one.
So I guess I will be stereotypical and post a picture of THE FOOL.
Hell, why not? I Just learned his first lesson.

Ugh. So typical of me.

Ghost.

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