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Your perfect Halloween mask: Your numerology cycles for October 1–15

“Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter.”
—Carol Bishop Hipps

I love October, in spite of the shockingly shorter days and crisp nights. It brings a true sense of new beginnings. In fact, for those of us who are absolutely infatuated with cycles—numerology cycles, especially—October is full of anticipation. In numerology, the tenth month of the year is a preview of the next cycle year. So watch carefully to see what happens in this month. Treat it as your own personal movie trailer of what to expect next year.


To find the perfect Halloween mask to match your cycle month and find out what October has in store for you, calculate your
 key number. Your key number is the key to finding where you are in your cycle. Take the month and day of your birth, add them together and reduced to one digit, and then you have the key to your cycles for the rest of your life. For example, if your birthday is October 14, your key number is determined as follows: 10 + 14 = 24. Then 2 + 4 = 6, and you have your key number (6).


Key number 1
If you’re shopping for a Halloween mask to match the mood of your cycle month, the Trickster will do the trick. Like the Trickster, you will be mysterious and changeable, unsociable, and full of surprises. Keep to yourself as much as possible. You’ll enjoy your own company, and, even if you don’t, you should spend much of your time in reflection. Your intuition will serve you well, when you listen. Expect the unexpected, and watch for synchronicity at every turn. Spend time in meditation and in any truly green grocer.

Key number 2
Celebrate your power! Even if you aren’t a fan, Donald Trump is your perfect Halloween mask for this cycle month. You will be confident in your own power and opinion, so expect to be treated like a leader. Demonstrate your ability to organize and be in charge, at least of your own destiny. Be careful not to overlook the opinions of loved ones. “The Donald” is not a listener, as you may have noticed. Avoid his mistakes or you may end up backing the wrong candidate in your own personal sphere.

Key number 3
When shopping for your Halloween mask this month, consider Bill Gates—not because of his enthusiasm for of vaccinations, but because he is truly generous, even if sometimes he is a little stuck in conservative thinking and perhaps misguided in his generosity. For you, the compulsion to give and be of service will be unavoidable this month. However, one of the most important aspects of this cycle energy is the necessity to give up what is no longer useful—not just what you are no longer wearing, but attitudes and habits, and even associates who are not in service to your future. Tie up the loose ends of the past, and, properly sorted, put them in the recycling.

Key number 4
Your Halloween mask for this month should represent the eternal optimist. John Hamm of
Mad Men, who keep showing up at the Emmy ceremonies, might be one to consider. Unlike the maddest of Mad Men, you are at the beginning of a great adventure, not near the end. Plant positive seeds for the future, in your thinking and your actions. This is the beginning of the next nine years of your life—unofficially, but truly. You are not allowed to be gloomy or pessimistic in this important month. If you happen to have a few shaky moments, smile. Your brain doesn’t know the difference between a fake and a real smile.

Key number 5
Under the energy of this cycle month, the perfect Halloween mask for you will not be hard to find. It will be in every costume store and big box store, and perhaps even Winners: Barack Obama is the image of the peacemaker and the diplomat. Under this cycle energy, you will be quiet, thoughtful, charming—the ultimate diplomat and peacemaker. This doesn’t mean that you will take a backseat, but it does mean that it is important, under this cycle energy, to think carefully before you speak, and to use your charm to win those who may not see the value of your approach to social and political issues.

Key number 6
Your Halloween mask should be Paris Hilton. This is the beginning of a time of frivolous and fortunate fun. You are under the energy of joy and creativity, and, if you’re not careful, superficiality. This is a time to dance and sing and have fun. Perhaps it’s also a time to be a social butterfly, with not much on your mind but your next pedicure. This numerology cycle is meant to be light hearted. If you fall into the shadows (mood shadows), please remember that this is one of the most creative cycle energies that you will experience for a long time. Make the most of it. Remember that creativity isn’t all about art; it is also about creative idea-producing and problem-solving.

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