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by Karen M. Winkelman Wednesday, October 8, 2014

October - 1 - what do you want to createOctober is a 1 vibration and starts a new cycle-within-a-cycle for the 7 vibration.

In January, also a 1 vibration, we start the new full cycle into a 8 vibration for 2015.

The number 1 is about Individuality, New Beginnings, Leadership, Creativity, Ideas, Inventions, Organization, and Independence.

Like the energy of the new moon, the 1 vibration is a great time to start or launch something new.

However, we will be dealing with a Mercury retrograde from October 4th - 25th so starting something brand new will not be a vibrational match for the energy.

Instead this is a great time to bring back ideas and plans you put on hold years or months ago.

October is ripe with creation energy...

Since October is the 10th month of the year, we also have the subtle manifesting energy of the number 10 working with the 1 energy here.

You have the combination of the ideas, innovation and individuality and leadership of the 1 plus the element of Spirit (0).

This means you can create what you focus your thoughts and energy on.

Be sure you are focusing on what you want instead of what you don’t want!

The Light Side of the 1

Remember, the message all year is listening to your heart and intuition. Balancing your head and heart so they work together.

Dealing with the energy of the 7 vibration of 2014 can really put you in your head during a 1 month like October.

Yet spirit is asking you to create and lead from your heart.

Following your heart and your spirit will keep you on track and open doors for you that you didn’t know existed.

Allow the ideas and creativity to flow and trust your intuitive guidance.


The 1 vibration also has its "darker aspects",

so be aware of this if some of them start popping in for a visit.

Shadow of the 1 vibrationSome ways the shadow of 1 shows up:

  • Overthinking …  this will keep you stuck and spinning your wheels
  • The 1 is often hasty in decisions, wanting things a certain way. When you find yourself wanting to control or pushing to make something happen, you are in your ego or your fear.
  • Impatience
  • Being bossy
  • Feeling put upon
  • Digging your heels in and refusing to bend or compromise

If you find yourself caught up in the shadow elements...

STOP what you’re doing (as long as it is safe to do so!)


Take a nice deep breath… slowly, no gasping or hyperventilating required!

I find it helps to put a hand on your heart to shift your attention from your head (and your spinning thoughts) to your heart space.

Now with your hand on your heart, take 3 deep breaths – inhale slowly and exhale slowly.

You can even imagine a pink light surrounding your heart space as you do this.

Putting your hand on your heart and breathing slowly and deeply

will help you return to center.

From there you can make wiser decisions.

Public Service Notice:

We will be dealing with a Mercury retrograde for most of October, starting on the 4th and ending on the 25th.

So back up your computers and take extra time with your communications – spoken and written! There might be Mercury mischief afoot.

Mercury retrogrades in the sign of Scorpio, so you just might be visited by the ghosts of emotions past as well of thinking about the past!

The things you’ve been avoiding feeling or dealing with for years and probably lifetimes will be coming back for a visit so you can acknowledge it and heal it and let it go.

And you may want to explore and heal issues in your past around shame, blame, being a victim, over-giving, feeling like a doormat or martyr having too many family obligations, not having a family.

Don't judge these things... just be aware of the feelings and realizations that surface. Be kind to yourself and consider making changes to create a more enjoyable life.


This is a great month to learn to discern the difference between

your intuition and your other internal voices.


Some things to journal or think about…Innovation sign

What do you want to create?

What ideas have you been playing with?

Who do you want to be?

What would inspire you?

What would you like your life to be like?

What would you like your job/career to be?

How can you express your individuality more?

How might you step into more of a leader role... in your work, your family, your community?

How can you better organize your life, and your work to have it run more smoothly for you?

Where do you want to express more of your individuality, your uniqueness?

Where do you need to get more organized?

What new ways of thinking or being would you like to explore?

Are there new (or past) areas of growth and learning you’ve been wanting to delve into?


Take extra care with communications this month and back up your electronics.

Think of October as a new moon kind of energy... all month long.

Allow ideas to flow.

Focus on your thoughts, dreams and ideas… and anything you decided on last month that you wish to create in your life to replace that which you decided to let go of.

Be sure to check out my energy update video for October (also on my home page or here).

And be gentle with yourself!witch's hat

Create an inspiring month!

And Happy Halloween!

Love & Blessings,

PS. I'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences on dealing with the energy of October... what do you wish to create in your life? You can share in the comments area below!

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(some elements of the graphics are courtesy of Microsoft Corporation... thank you!)

Posted by Karen M. Winkelman on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 12:00 AM
Categories: Numerology, Intuition, Moons, Empowerment, Transformation
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1 Comment
On Monday, October 13, 2014 at 6:52 AM
Catherine McManus said...
"This is great to read as I'm working through some ideas that I haven't been able to implement for months now. I know I need to take a time out and focus my thoughts and energy on these things so they get created! Thanks for sharing this...so insightful."

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