October 2020’s Tarot Offering Is All About Finding Inner Balance

Ashes And Earth

The monthly tarot calendar is a collaboration with Ashes and Earth Tarot.


October 1st — Full Moon in Aries — Six Of Swords

October is the season of Libra, whose symbol is the scales of sacred balance. This month is all about finding inner balance, amongst the constant changes around us. Much like the eye of the storm. While Aries is the god of war, the message from the Six Of Swords is to ask for help. When tensions and strong emotions arise, we must remember that we don’t have to do it alone. We need community and we need support. In tough times, we tend to self-isolate. But that is often the opposite of what we need. Ask yourself if there’s an area of your life you aren’t allowing in support. Push yourself to be a little more open and vulnerable with those you love and trust. And remember that above all, we’re in this together.

October 16th — New Moon in Libra — Ace Of Coins

The Ace Of Coins is asking: Where are you out of balance when it comes to your family? This can look very different for each person. For some this may mean a greater effort to connect. For some it may mean creating more boundaries. For some this means finding forgiveness, and for some this may mean apologizing. Either way, let’s loosen the ideas of “right” and “wrong” so that we can make room for more acceptance. We have to remember that we can’t change others. Especially when it comes to our family. All we can do is find a deeper level of surrender for what is. And in that, we can touch inner freedom and peace.

October 31st — Full Moon in Taurus — The Magician

I would go so far as to say that none of us are happy with the current state of affairs. And no matter which way the election goes, there’s a lot of work to do. And that starts with each and every one of us. The Magician is the card of manifestation. Ask yourself: What kind of world do you want to live in? And recognize that you have a responsibility to make that happen. Voting is not enough. We must “be the change we want to see in the world.” If we want a kinder world, we must be kinder. If we want a more tolerant world, we must create more space, even for those we disagree with. If we want a cleaner world, we have to consciously consume. If we want a healthier world, we must respect the food and animals we eat. And so on. Each day we make an impact on the world around us, so let’s look at that with a sense of duty, perseverance and hope.

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