October’s name is derived from the Latin ôctō,
which means “eight.” Although it was the eighth month in the old Roman calendar, it became the tenth month in our current Gregorian calendar after the inclusion of January and February. Anglo-Saxons referred to October as “Winterfylleth” (Wintirfylliþ, in Old English). It was known as this because this month’s full moon was regarded as the beginning of winter.
October’s birth stones are tourmaline and opal, and the flower is the calendula. Everyone knows October for Halloween, but are you familiar with Halloween’s origins?
Halloween has its roots in the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. Generally pronounced “sow-in” in standard Irish dialect, this day marked the end of summer harvest and the beginning of a cold, dark winter. (Certainly not something that you have to worry about it in the Sunshine State!) The Celts celebrated their new year on the first of November. They believed that, on the night of the new year, the boundaries between the living and the dead became blurred.
It was believed that Druids could channel the energy of the spirits that traveled over on Samhain eve to make. They built large bonfires where people gathered to commemorate the event and pay homage to Celtic deities. The Celts wore costumes of animal skins and told fortunes under the night sky. An old story states that people would dress up to frighten away evil spirits, which is why we still wear costumes on Halloween.
Spiritual Uplifts Magical Moon
The October full moon is called the “Traveler’s Moon.” While the leaves fall from the trees, the earth’s green grass dries up and plants go dormant. Our ancestors had to stock up on provisions and make plans for the colder winter, for some did not survive through the cold weather. In our modern world that people take for granted on a daily basis, there is always the assumption that whenever we need something, it will be there. While our ancestors knew how important it was to be grateful for what they had. Samhain is Oct 31, known as “All Hallow’s Eve.” This is the time to celebrate the cycle of death and rebirth. It’s time to connect with the ancestors and honor those who have died. Samhain is when the veil between our world and spirit realm is weakened, so it’s the perfect time to contact the deceased.
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This month study at Spiritual Uplifts
Crystal of the month: Phantom quartz is a powerful crystal for clearing blockages: auric, mental or emotional. It helps recover and heal memories from this life or past ones. Phantom quartz aids people who are self-critical to let go of self-limiting talk and recognize their potential. This crystal helps ease tight muscles and supports the skeletal system. Helpful to treat osteoporosis and fragile bones.
Herb of the month: Ginger is best known for its anti-inflammatory properties, which means it combats chronic ailments such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Ginger is also a great digestive aid, calming indigestion and reducing nausea. Ginger is also safe for women during all stages of pregnancy.
Oil of the month: Cedar is commonly used to ease sinus congestion and as a natural bug repellant. Cedar can be used for children and adults with ADD and ADHD to help focus and concentration. It can also be used for asthma, sleep, stress and anxiety relief.
Book of the month: ”Crystals, Minerals, & Stones” by Margaret Ann Limbo. This is a great gemstone encyclopedia. It helps you identify the stones that you already have and is a great resource to look up stones that you would like to have.
Quote: “You are never to old for free candy.”
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Numerology with Kim
Throughout this year we have explored the meanings and attributes of the main numbers of Numerology, 1-9. We learned that these numbers can play an important role in what we will accomplish and experience in this lifetime. Typically, when determining what particular number pertains to us, we reduce the numbers down until a single digit remains. At times, when reducing our numbers, repetitive numbers emerge. Some refer to these numbers as “Master Numbers.”
What are Master Numbers? A “Master Number” is a number that repeats in sequence, when calculating one’s life path number (11, 22, 33, etc.). The belief is that these numbers, in addition to having the energy of the reduced number, are highly charged and contain more potential than other numbers. The appearance of a “Master Number” in one’s life path indicates an opportunity for learning. However, these additional lessons often come by way of tests, stressful situations, and trials.
The most common “Master Number” is the number 11. A person with an 11/2 indicates someone who can bring spiritual awareness to others. Most 11s are teachers and peacemakers. (Remember that 2 is the number of cooperation.) A 22/4 life path is an individual who builds for the benefit for mankind. As you’ll recall, a 4 life path is a provider. Lastly, a 33/6 life path is someone who gives of themselves, bringing compassion and understanding to others.
It is important to note that the appearance of a “Master Number” in one’s life path calculation does not mean that one is superior to others. Rather, they have come into this lifetime to not only fulfill their contract, but also to help mankind.
Curious about your life path number? I will be offering numerology readings during our Halloween party on October 27th.
Monthly Horoscope - October 2018
Aries - Be considerate towards people’s hearts.
Taurus - Do not make any commitments until retrograde ends.
Gemini - Be more serious about how much time you spend with others.
Cancer - Allow family members to come to your first before you give them advise.
Leo - They may not be your bread and butter. However they can help take the load off you.
Virgo - During the full moon is good time to make good with a friendship that went sour.
Libra - Honesty can include good intentions. Make it good.
Scorpio - You radiate charm and people will find you.
Sagittarius - Something small breaks your way and later turns out to be something big.
Capricorn– New career or social opportunity makes your life much better.
Aquarius - If you feel stuck this is the time to perfect your approach and techniques.
Pisces - Your happiness will be contagious, and people will see the beauty in you.
In 2018, Mercury will only be retrograde during the date ranges of:
November 17 to December 6
During this time there are problems with communication, travel delays, contracts, automobiles, and electronics. Make sure all contracts are signed before. Allow extra time for travel and avoid signing any contracts. Try not to make any final decisions.
Retrograde means moving in the opposite direction of flow. That is why we feel out of sort during mercury in retrograde. I usually load up on crystals that
Spiritual Uplifts Green Nook with Jennifer
After a hotter than normal September, October should cool off enough to replant your kitchen herbs that have died back or were lost completely due to the hot summer conditions. You can find some great herbs around town at local nurseries that are ready to be planted either in your homes, planters outside, or in your garden.
Most common kitchen herbs were originally used as everyday medicines or as preventative care, so feel free to liberally apply herbs to everything that you cook. Your food will taste better and you can improve your health at the same time.
Basil: nausea, gas pains, soothing the bowels.
Fennel: all parts of the plant can be eaten. Used to ease digestive tract spasms and help digestion.
Marjoram: Used for soothing the digestive tract and is effective as a mild diuretic as well.
Oregano: Possible medicinal uses of oregano include treating respiratory tract disorders, gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, menstrual cramps, and urinary tract disorders.
Thyme: Can be used to improve eyesight, treat common virus’s such as colds. Soothes sore throats and coughs. Topically, it can be helpful in reducing acne outbreaks. The essential oil is used to ease asthma attacks and open airways.