The challenge this month is the Chief Feature of Self-Destruction, particularly in the form of addictions. All humans have an Addict Subpersonality. This subpersonality is activated when there is unresolved pain, which stems mainly from the Inner Child. When the main personality is avoiding the pain, the Addict Sub is set into motion by urging the personality to do something to diminish it. “Have a drink,” it says. “Go shopping and buy more stuff.” The addiction is meant to make the entire personality feel better, and it does temporarily. Eventually the cycle of pain and addictive behaviors start all over again. The Addict isn’t bad, but actually has a good intention of helping, even if it is shortsighted. If your addictions are up, take a moment to thank your Addict for its help, and then consider going to the source of your pain and stress.
Mercury goes retrograde on September 24th until October 15th. Make sure to be clear in your personal and work communications. The New Moon in Libra on September 29 ushers in feminine energy for the month of October with an emphasis on partnership, money, personal worth and what you are willing to give yourself.
The period from the Fall Equinox on September 22 to the Winter Solstice on December 21 provides grounded, balanced energy for manifesting. The U.S. economy remains sluggish, but still moves forward. Spending is down as consumers remain cautious and uncertain about the election and the overall economy. Manifesting flows if you make solid, well thought out goals and then implement a step-by-step plan to get them done. It takes only a little energy now to make it happen. For those with an artistic flare, make yourself a “Treasure Map” to remind yourself of your dreams.
In appreciation, and peace for All