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Overview: Snake (The Tower)
Wait a minute, WHOA—we’ve got two Full Moons meaning a Blue Moon event, and nearly three full weeks of Mercury retrograde up ahead. Top that off with Snake gliding in as our Animal Spirit Guide for October! Oh, come on—let’s be real here; Halloween is just a mere few weeks away! But of course, it’s Snake! So, we’ll have to grab onto whatever we can now and hold on tight! We’re in for a wild sidewind and slither!
We’ll likely feel as if the 175-year-old vampire Barnabas Collins from Dark Shadows has replaced the head of House Slytherin at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. And now, the students are remaking the movie Anaconda as a class project! It’s not hard to envision what lurks outside the window from the common room—the Slytherin Dungeon, where we would suddenly see a colossal and monstrous Serpent rising out of the chimerical waters of the lake right before us! Oh no, what now?
It’s best to go into the month with our sense of humor fully intact. Actually, even when we face the unexpected, Snake can help us see the hiss-terical sense of it all. With a whole lot of help from our Animal Spirit, it is entirely possible to laugh throughout the days where our first conscious experience is a throbbing big toe screaming after an abrupt encounter with the foot of the bed! With Serpent as our Animal Spirit Guide, we’ll find a way to glide right through, around, or by whatever we encounter in the days ahead.
Oh, and by the way, when Mercury goes retro, remember to be completely and utterly transparent with those we communicate with too; this is no time for a flippant forked-tongue. No siree bob, Snake arrives to tell us this is a period of brutal honesty, unless that is, we plan on having poison control on speed dial because we repeatedly envenomate ourselves from biting our own tongues. On a similar note, we’ll want to demand that others are equally transparent when communicating with us—our Snake Guide is no fool having absolutely no legs whatsoever to pull!
Look at October as a class in mastering our self-control. No matter what comes our way or whatever rites of passages we’ll endure, Snake carries the warning that it’s no time for a hissy fit! Listening to Snake’s teaching helps us keep our thoughts, words, and deeds clear while simultaneously intensifying our focus. So, if we’re feeling down in the dumps or that life is giving us an unfair turn at the wheel of fortune, our Animal Spirit Guide says relax and uncoil. Sit a spell and watch a little Monty Python for a few laughs. Turn on some music, grab a partner, and sidestep into a seductive Mambo or rather, do the ‘Mamba,’ as Snake might have it! Giggle and adapt. Snake says, “Hey, bend a little, would ya already?”
Aries Spirit Animalscope: Wolf (Knight of Pentacles)
Howl’s it goin’, Aries? That’s right, the question gives you a clear clue that the mighty Wolf is your Animal Spirit Guide for October! It’s the perfect Animal Guide to pair with an Aries, because, as you would say, “I ain’t skeered of no ghosts and I got shit to do. Oh, and by the way, folks, my bark is a whole lot worse than my bite! Though there are likely a few challenges ahead this month, you carry on without a worry in the world, especially if you listen to the Wisdom of the Wolf, who arrives to support you when it comes time to stand your ground and assert yourself!
Come Mercury retrograde mid-month; you’ll want to tap into the energy signature of the Wolf so you can heighten your psychic senses. Otherwise, every time you communicate with someone, you’ll feel like the Wolf that chases its tail so it can make ends meet, literally! Fine-tuning your senses makes you far more aware of the vibrations around you, thereby making it easier to make real and understandable connections with another. That’s right, Aries, it will truly benefit you to become a real aware-wolf! Sorry, I just couldn’t help myself!
And instead of keeping your head down and nose to the grindstone in the pursuit of all things material, your cunning Animal Spirit Guide comes to remind you of the importance of the pack. October is no month to spend all your time working your tail off, Aries. Undoubtedly there’ll be plenty of social opportunities on the horizon, especially a few super fun costume parties to attend.
Even in your downtime, it doesn’t mean work till you drop; it is Wolf that comes to remind you that’s why it’s called downtime in the first place! Your Animal Spirit Guide knows the importance of finding a balance between work and play. Wolf comes with the message that life’s littlest joys is what makes every day struggles worth it in the long run. So, cut loose your Wild Wolf. Your Animal Spirit Guide says, “Grab a bite or two to eat or even three if you like. Have your fill. Tune into a few songs by Meatloaf and have a howling good time!”
Taurus Spirit Animalscope: Minotaur
Hey, Taurus, what creature could be more perfect as your Animal Spirit Guide than the half-human, half-bull, chimerical Minotaur of Greek myth? With Minotaur tromping in as your Animal Spirit, the creature comes to you, asking, “What’s been puzzling you lately?” Now, initially, and likely much to your a-maze-ment (and yes, I dared to say it), you may not realize anything’s been gnawing at you at all. Sometimes what puzzles you remains on the very edge of your awareness, more like a feeling than an understanding.
Minotaur’s entrance in your life means it’s time to walk the labyrinth—choose forward or back, left or right, but one thing is for certain—choose you will! Though you love grazing lazily in your own pasture and abhor the idea of having to deal with any sudden changes, Minotaur also points out there’s no time for resting on your laurels!
In October, there’ll undoubtedly be days when you’ll have to rely on your uncanny wit and logic. Other days, you’ll want to tap into your primal nature. Doing so means you can charge headlong into and through any challenges you’ll face.
And just as it is in the 1986 film Labyrinth, starring David Bowie as Jareth who is the unforgettable and OH-MY-GOD-OH-SO-SEDUCTIVE Goblin King, the passage of time may sometimes seem surreal. Along comes Mercury retrograde, where nothing is as it might seem, and you can’t take anything for granted. When you make one choice, you may face another, and sometimes you’ll feel like you’re going in complete circles instead of getting anywhere at all. Now, before you scream out at the top of your lungs, “THIS IS BULL,” remember what Jareth says to Sarah when she constantly complains about the unfairness of the world…“You say that so often, I wonder what your basis for comparison is?”
October’s mantra for you then is “Fair or not, regardless of perception, everything just is.” Part of Minotaur’s Medicine and Wisdom is in learning just how strong you really are, Taurus. Just like Asterion, the legendary Minotaur, you have a fierce, fiery nature, only tamed by your strong, stable, earthy side. In October, relationships and events will call on you to tap into that raw, unbridled Power within, especially in matters where others try to confine you or hold you back.
Use wisdom to choose the right doorways of opportunity, and if difficulties challenge you to the point you feel like caving to the tauntings of the matador of life, remember Sarah’s final words to Jareth: “My will is as strong as yours…You have no power over me.” And hey, Taurus, that ain’t no bull!
Gemini Spirit Animalscope: Imagination
Ah, come on, Gemini, you’ve got the adorable and fun-loving Imagination as your Animal Spirit Guide this month, which perfectly suits your personality and penchant for extremes. Now, some of you may love the childlike whimsy of this creature, while others think it looks like one of the Teletubbies and a demented one at that! But hey, that’s Gemini, am I right? One day you’re House of Ravenclaw’s Luna Lovegood, and the next, a Dark Dementor ready to suck the happiness out of anyone or anything that dares to draw near.
The simple fact is, more often than not, most people you engage with can’t tell if your smile is genuine or your lips are making room for your fangs to show. And with the approach of Mercury retrograde just a few weeks into the month, you are bound to confuse those around you even more than usual. Now, while you are perfectly comfortable with the wild swings Mercury Retrograde brings simply because it’s your ruling planet, others are not so content.
While you’ll use the period to lose yourself in flights of fancy and allow your consciousness to soar into the highest realms your imagination will allow, those you interact will expect you to come back down to earth at some point. Yes, you can experience total bliss letting your imagination run free and wild, and even your darkest nature can find haven in Imagination’s wondrous sphere, but, as you know all too well, Gemini, eventually you have to put your dark half back into the box, otherwise, all chaos ensues!
Not to worry, though, just because you have to ground and center your naturally air-ruled nature, it doesn’t mean all hope is lost. In fact, it’s in the middle-ground you’ll find you can enjoy the best of both worlds, perhaps even drawing from the inspirations you encounter, you’ll be able to light a fire to the imaginings of others! Make sense of what you experience, boil it down into small understandable bits, and be perfectly clear about what you want to share. Then and only then can you successfully capture the imagination of those who engage with you! Put a positive spin on any negative communications too; this way, you’ll get your message across without dragging others down-Now, just imagine that, Gemini!
Cancer Spirit Animalscope: Crab
Oh, Snap, Cancer! Guess what? Your Animal Spirit approaches you with a sidestep, and this should be of no surprise to you whatsoever, seeing Crab is your Zodiac sign. You’re all too familiar with that sideways walk and attempt to avoid any conflict! That’s right, with Crab emerging in your awareness, you may be perfectly content thinking, hey, I’ll have a place to hide when friends and family members break out the hack and slash movies this month! But that’s just not the case here, Cancer. In fact, Crab comes with the message it’s high time you come out of your shell! Whether you’re a Scaredy Cat or not, it’s time to try something new! So, go right ahead and get your Freddy Kreuger or a little bit of Jigsaw on!
There’s no point in getting cantankerous either, as you might be prone to do, Cancer. The energies this month don’t support you hiding away in the dark. With the arrival of the final Mercury retrograde of the year, you may actually have a sense of “it’s now or never!” It’s time to break down the barriers you’ve built around you that hold you back from experiencing all that life has to offer!
Now, when you do communicate, do so with a positive attitude so those you interact with remain willing to receive your message. After all, nobody wants to deal with someone who comes off as snippy or crabby. Remain upbeat, even if facing seemingly impossible odds, and your positive perception will make for a major turnaround of events.
Listen, your Animal Spirit Guide arrives to tell you to dive right into the opportunities that come your way, just be careful and read the fine print and don’t sign on the dotted line until after November 3rd! Being extra cautious with all forms of communication now, will keep you out of a serious pinch later! Though taking a leap of faith may strain you mentally, there’s plenty of time to rest. You can always curl up and get all nestled in real all tight and comfy in your favorite waterbed later.
Leo Spirit Animalscope: Dragon
Okay, Leo, get ready for a challenging month ahead, as your Animal Spirit Guide comes to tell you, “HERE BE DRAGONS!” Just like the ancient maps of old, October is a month riddled with challenges, perhaps some you have yet to encounter in this lifetime. But, with a tried and true, fire-breathing, taloned, and winged Dragon as your Guide, you’ll have no trouble navigating fearlessly into unknown territories!
Now, with Dragon as your Spirit Guide, you should pay attention and heed the creature’s message. There’s a Chinese saying, “If you defy the Dragon, it will overpower you. But if you ride the Dragon, you will take advantage of its strength and power.” This, too, is true for you, Leo, if you’re willing to embrace your Spirit Animal’s Medicine and Wisdom.
When it comes to communicating with others this month, you may want to keep your opinion to yourself. Like the joke where one Dragon asks another, “Is it getting hot in here,” and the other Dragon says, “Close your mouth,” in any heated situation it’s best, at least for now to hold your tongue. Instead, tap into the energy signature of Dragon, take the elevated approach. Just as Dragon wings its way through the skies, the creature can see things from a new and far clearer perspective. You can do the say by taking the high road, especially in relationships or at work were things may prove a bit heated between parties.
Speaking of parties, Dragon wants you to celebrate life—and why not, since the legendary creatures are often part of the most adventurous of tales! When you want to celebrate Halloween this month, consider hanging out with a few friends or family. If you’re in charge of the menu, there’s no doubt there are some spicy and hot treats, but don’t forget about the others who don’t necessarily enjoy the heat as much as you do—make sure your menu is both hot and cool, thereby ensuring a bunch of happy bellies. Oh, and never forget to crank up your favorite songs by Imagine Dragon or share your love of Armory’s “Forged in Dragon Flames!”
Virgo Spirit Animalscope: Tasmanian Devil (Five of Wands)
Your Spirit Animal arrives just in the nick of time this month, Virgo, and it suits your mood and personality just fine. The Tasmanian Devil emerges in your awareness, as aggressive as ever, which is likely how you’re feeling right now. Maybe it’s because your oh-so-mildly imperfect complexion tends to put you in a perpetual bad mood or for whatever reason you find yourself going off on people at the smallest provocation. As you draw ever closer to the influence of Mercury retrograde, you’ll likely feel your temper brewing, like a pressure cooker set to high and ready to explode.
But, Tasmanian Devil, though aggressive indeed, controls its temper, lashing out only when necessary. This may most certainly be the biggest lesson you can draw from the creature as your Animal Spirit Guide now. Of course, the Devil’s emergence in your everyday reality may also point for your need to turn some of that ill-pointed aggression inward, so you can tear down false personas or inner emotional fortresses that have, up until now, held you back in relationships or at work too. So, when this creature arrives it is definitely time to search yourself, Virgo, both inwardly, and how you engage with the world.
What you can take great comfort in is that this actually rather cute creature’s arrival is quite the blessing. Any adversity you face is something the Tasmanian Devil can show you how to deal with quickly, and most often times, quite effortlessly. But make no mistake about it, as adorable as your Animal Guide may be, it’s bite is likely worse than its bark (not by much, of course, all things being pretty much equal). So, when you’re working with Tasmanian Devil’s energies, just make sure you’re ever so careful with the words you choose, whether in a general conversation or all-out battle.
If you’re feeling like really getting in touch with your inner devil, this is the best month to do just that–pop on some devil horns, get yourself a little red pitchfork, and head out to a Halloween gathering somewhere where you can work off that excessive inner aggression taking a few whirls around the dance floor! Get what aggravates you out of your system. It’s a far better alternative than ending up biting off your nose to spite your face.
Libra Spirit Animalscope: Bat (The Hanged Man)
Bet you never thought you’d actually like hearing the same song playing over and over again in your head. Yes, those earworms can sometimes drive a harmony-loving Libra crazy, but not this time. Besides, who doesn’t want to sing aloud to Meatloaf’s vocals bellowing out the lyrics to “Bat Out of Hell?” And therein lies the clue to the Animal Spirit Guide emerging into your awareness for October!
Now, not to worry—just because Bat is your Guide, it doesn’t mean you’ll fly blindly into the days ahead. The idea Bats are blind at all is a misnomer—that’s right, your rather adorable Animal Helper has super sensitive eyes, even having color vision as good as you do, not that they need it. So, when Bat flies in to share its message, you can rest assured in knowing you’ll be able to see right through clouded relationships with no trouble whatsoever! In fact, that little earworm that’s been courting your inner ear as of late is a nod from your Animal Spirit Guide. Just as Bat uses echolocation to sense its environment, you too will have a heightened ability to tune into sounds, both in the physical and psychic planes! The vibes all around you will echo back the true nature of people, their hidden desires, and secret agendas, so you’ll always know what others intend! How’s that for having an Ace up your sleeve during Mercury Retrograde? No need for special acro-BAT-ics or getting bent all out of shape when communicating with others, and it’s all thanks to your ultra-keen intuitive insights!
Oh, and hold up on making huge decisions when it comes to business matters, Libra, for the scales will not tip in your favor. It’s no time to start a new partnership. Bat is nocturnal, coming out after twilight for the hunt. So, diving into any contracts now will only have you regretting it later after realizing the opportunity you want to seize is a fly-by-night opportunity! Instead of feeling your way around in the dark, Bat says, “Let’s hang out a little, at least until things become clearer.” So, relax, Libra. Bite into that oh-so-decedent piece of Pineapple Upside Down Cake and take a chill.”
Scorpio Spirit Animalscope: Spider (The High Priestess)
And what’s your theme song for the month of October, Scorpio? How about a little diddy that draws you straight back into the carefree days of childhood—“The Incy, Wincy Spider went up the waterspout!” Okay, alright already—maybe not entirely carefree! But, before you go gettin’ all chicken-skinned and shudderin’ from a case of the heebie-jeebies, take a step back and let Grandmother Spider weave her nurturing and wondrous spell around you, Scorpio. Give an arachnid a chance, would ya already?
When you’re not hanging around (pun intended) daydreaming about love and periodically sipping at a fresh Pumpkin Spice coffee, (Ahh….I’ll have an extra-large please and thank you; better yet, just straight-line my order IV-style), you’ll spend much of your time mentally preparing for the months ahead. You should remain within the confines of the outermost limits of your “web” in October, though. Wait for what’s on the horizon to come to you. Inaction is the only appropriate action regarding new love or project launchings.
Now, don’t be surprised when Mercury goes retro if you feel a little off-balance, Scorpio. When you can’t immediately make and act on choices, you feel out of control. The sense of leaving things hanging can, indeed, prove terrifying, and like it is for Spider, if there’s a crazy wind of uncertainty blowing through your carefully woven web, things start to feel a little freaky and surreal!
Your Animal Guide arrives to tell you to calm down–don’t fret so much and weave such a complicated web of complexity around every single thing you do. Stressing over what eyeliner best matches your baby blue eyeshadow is far less important than choosing your next career move or who to spend the rest of your life with, right?
Until the supportive energies for success flow in your direction, relax a little and get into the Halloween holiday spirit! Your psychic Spidey senses will let you know when it’s time to dive all into what you want to pursue. Until then, why not take up knitting, crochet, or weaving in your spare time—Your Animal Guide will surely smile at the idea. Oh, and at some point this month, you’ll likely find yourself staying up into the wee hours of the morning just so you can binge-watch some arachnid-related flicks—after all, who can resist that steamy scene in Spider-Man 3 with the upside lip-lock between Peter and Mary Jane?
Sagittarius Spirit Animalscope: Eel
Hey, Sagittarius, Eel sidewinds through the undercurrent of every emotion you experience in October—that’s right, this electrifying creature emerges in your awareness to shed light on your inner world! And, why is it not at all surprising that an inner exploration promising deep and profound self-revelation doesn’t scare you in the least? After all, just like your Animal Spirit Guide, you too, are electrifying. In fact, you’ve got an attitude and personality that can light up the darkest and coldest corners of the county morgue!
When the rest of the world seems to be going all out crazy around you, you’re not afraid to stick your neck out for others or dive straight into the fray either. It’s that gambler within you, always at the ready to embrace all the exciting risks that arise. “What’s this,” you say? “A Full Moon—no, two? What do we have here, Mercury Retrograde? So what—I’m not waiting to sign that contract, start a relationship, and yes, I’m going to drive my car without bothering to check the oil first!” Not even the planetary influences around you can slow your roll.
Hey, Saggie, your life is just one big adventure and you plan on riding this train forward until the wheels fall off! Your theme song is likely “Dolla $ign” by Lil Wayne, where you’re more than happy to bellow out, “Im not scared of the dark…I’m not scared at all. Why would a star, a star ever be afraid of the dark?”
An Eel is a “star,” emitting light in the darkest of waters. So too, are you the “star” letting your inner light shine on all the world. And yes, you really do see yourself as the star of your own show. When Eel emerges in your awareness, it’s your signal to shine—after all, the rest of the world could do with a little distraction right now. So, what you say, Saggie—get to showing off who you are right now—for “all the world’s a stage!”
Capricorn Spirit Animalscope: Goat (Six of Pentacles)
Ah, Capricorn, you might be pleasantly surprised by the Animal that emerges as your Spirit Guide this month. It’s none other than the Goat, and if we splash the creature with a bit of upcoming holiday spirit, it’s more like the Baphomet, really! Aww, come on now, don’t get all stressed out that you’ve got a Goat showing up in your reality to serve as a Teacher and Guide. After all, the Animal should resonate perfectly with your zodiac sign, which is none other than the Sea Goat of myth and legend.
If you find you resonate with Baphomet in October, it’s likely because you’ll be struggling for balance in an otherwise inharmonious world. The image of Baphomet with one arm pointing up and the other down, signifies drawing down the powers or blessings from heaven and making them manifest in the physical plane. Baphomet’s hermaphroditic presentation symbolizes your need for balance between action and receptivity or the Divine Feminine and Masculine.
Now, before you say to yourself silently (or out loud), “WOW, that’s all just a little to heady for me,” to better understand what the month of October brings, just think about the Goat in general. Your Animal Ally comes to help you keep your balance when things seem way to rocky. If you feel like you’re climbing a few uphill battles regarding love matters or work, thanks to the entry of Goat, surefootedness is something you’re promised.
Oh, now don’t forget it’s the season of the Witch, so you’ll likely be all about getting into the Spirit of Halloween. That’s alright too, since Goat arrives in the nick of time to help you get in touch with that inquisitive and fun-loving “kid” in you! Besides, Capricorn, life’s too short not to have just a little fun. You can’t possibly take everything so seriously all the time, otherwise, Goat says, “Hey, you’ll just end up feeling really baaaaa-ddd! Sorry, I just had to say it, and I hope I didn’t get your goat!
Aquarius Spirit Animalscope: Owl (The Moon)
The month of October is going to be a real hoot, Aquarius, whether things go smoothly or not! So, by that logic, I bet you can guess what creature enters your reality as your Spirit Animal Guide for October, huh? Yup, Owl wings its way toward you, carrying with it the message nothing is as it seems and there’s mystery afoot. While others might seem like they’re squawking about all the crazy energies October brings, with not one but two full moons and three full, weird and wild weeks of Mercury retrograde, you—as it is tradition for Aquarians to do—refuse to let the times define you.
What most people don’t know about you is that all that chaotic energy is something you crave…and like the Owl soaring in on wild winds, hey, Aquarius, you’ll ride the wave! When people say, “Brace yourself for craziness-bad communication issues, and perhaps a little bit of unavoidable Moon Madness, too!” You simply turn your head toward whomever speaks, tilt your head quizzically, and nail them down with your piercing Aquarian stare right before you demand, “Oh yeah…says, whooooo?”
Also like Owl, you have a keen perception, giving you the ability to see right through the darkness where there the light resides. Of course, sometimes you’re so out of sync with others, with such a positive take on life, it makes others simply want to vomit. That’s okay, too—you care so little for the opinion of others, you’re mantra is “Who gives a hoot? And as long as they don’t do it in front of you—besides, you will have nothing to do with cleaning up someone else’s mess.
Now, don’t make yourself to aloof in October. Just because your Owl Animal Guide appreciates solitude, and you love displaying your eccentricity, it doesn’t mean you aren’t prone to loneliness. Hanging out with a friend or two once in a while is just enough to keep your outlook good and the loneliness at bay. It’s okay, Aquarius, no one’s a fortress and you certainly don’t want to find that at the end of the day, you’re owl by yourself!
Pisces Spirit Animalscope: Blue Heron
You’re a bit of a wallflower, Pisces, and you know it. Surprisingly, your Spirit Animal Guide for the month, the Blue Heron, enjoys the pleasure of other’s company, so there will be some days you covet the attention of friends and loved ones. And your inner diplomat will shine brightly, especially when you’re called on to referee disagreements or misunderstandings between your family members, friends, or even lovers. People will call on you for your deep spiritual knowing—Heron arrives to support you in using your intuitive skills to tap into the Universe for the answers and guidance you’ll need.
Not to worry, now. About mid-month-you’ll quickly revert back to the “normal” more-introverted “you” when things start getting a little bit crazy—Mercury retrograde promises one more three week cycle of communication madness and a true test of your mettle for the final time this year. Your Animal Guide displays the epitome of grace and poise, especially when wading through a body of water. You, too, will have a preference for an easy-going time, free of any pressure to perform for or appease others. Oh, and by the way, you’ll likely have a White Snake song as your theme song for the month—can’t you just hear it now, “Heron I go again on my own, going down the only road I’ve ever known…?
Oh, and then the month concludes with the Blue Moon on Halloween—something you’ll refuse to hide out from, after all, we’re talking some rare opportunities coming your way. It’s time to socialize, just have fun, and to really get into the Halloween Spirit—if you need to keep your introverted self intact, consider going to a costume party as The Hermit. That way, you get the best of both worlds. Sure, that Hermit robe will look totally cool as you, just like your Animal Ally looks like its doing when it hunts, do the Monster Mash. And Yes, Pisces, you can do it gently so no one gets their feelings hurt!