October Horoscopes

By Fluff Editorial, October 9, 2020

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Sasuraibito by Stasia Burrington


Temperance. The card of balance and the middle way. The card of harmony, moderation, equilibrium, and health. The joining of forces, and bringing together of extremes. It is the card of recovery, security, and wellbeing. This card commonly shows a hermaphroditic angel, showing a balance between genders, and pouring liquid from one vessel to another: sometimes water into wine, sometimes cold water into hot. This is a blending/synthesis of opposites. “Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralyzed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds wings.” – Rumi.


Ten of wands. Overworking, taking on too many burdens, struggle. The man on this card feels the weight of a huge burden. This can be caused by giving too much, being a yes (wo)man, and a need to please others. You may be feeling weighed down by obligations and like you’re swimming upstream. This surplus of responsibility can be noble, or unnecessary – pay attention to what’s weighing you down and if it really needs to take up space in your mind. With great responsibility comes great weight. Beware of burnout and depression. Be kind to yourself, reevaluate your priorities, and say no to the unnecessary. For the necessary burdens, stick with it – you can probably manage more than you know.


Wheel of fortune (reversed). Bad luck, misfortune. The Wheel may not be turning, in which case you need to be the agent of change. “See it for what it is, not what you want it to be.” – Sonya Teclai


The world (reversed). Stuck in comfort zones, incomplete projects. Need to finish what you start. “You are the universe, expressing itself as a human for a little while.” – Eckhart Tolle


Three of wands. Leadership, foresight, exploration. Looking into the future, laying a foundation, expanding horizons. In this card, I show a simple bound teepee structure and a bright horizon. Along with the previous two wand cards, the three of wands is setting you up for an adventure. Setting you up with a fire and shelter so you can explore from a place of stability.


Five of Wands. Tension, competition, conflict. There is confusion and communication difficulties. There are butting heads and experiencing discomfort and frustration. There may be many different viewpoints and ideas in play. The five wands on this card are bursting into flame from the friction! This card can be a call for patience, and a willingness to listen to different opinions. Alternatively, you can choose to embrace the friction as a necessity to create a fire: the high energy and many voices/viewpoints are necessary and work together.


Ten of cups (reversed.) A possible work/life imbalance where the home/family life is being neglected. Put in time and energy where you can flourish.


Six of pentacles (reversed). A role as a giver or taker is too imbalanced. The danger is in giving so much that you’re prone to be taken advantage of, or is taking more than your share – getting into debt or becoming a burden. In a relationship, this could mean one partner is doing a lopsided amount of work.


The Tower. The tower card is a violent one. Often showing a tree or man-made tower being struck by lightning, the event is catastrophic and foundation-shaking. This card suggests disaster, sudden change, and disruption. It can mean danger, crisis, chaos, and hard times. It may be uncomfortable. The tower suggests an explosive transformation, which can lead to disillusionment and an ego-blow. But this also offers up liberation from old structures, and revelation and freedom. The discomfort here comes from reality not conforming to expectation. You may need a new approach to thinking about a problem. “For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must completely come undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.” – Cynthia Occelli.


King of Pentacles. Firm, secure, prosperous. The king of pentacles is mature and successful. He is reliable, dependable, responsible, and resolute. He makes a plan and then sees it through. This King stands silhouetted against a colorful mountain range, watching shooting stars, with an infinity symbol above his head. The symbol suggests stability, order, the cosmos. He sees opportunity everywhere and follows his leads to completion. We see only the silhouette of this king, he is an ideal towards which we strive.


Six of cups (reversed). You may be maintaining unrealistic viewpoints from your childhood. You may be oversimplifying things, and experiencing disappointment at life not being that you imagined it would be as a child. This card could indicate difficulty with fertility, or child-raising, or with past trauma experienced while young.


Four of cups (reversed). You may be in a rut, but good news – with some effort, you can get out of it. Reach out to others and take hold of opportunities you may not have noticed.

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