You’re a drifter, shapeshifter… Let me see you run
“When I run through the deep dark forest long after this begun
Where the sun would set, trees were dead and the rivers were none
And I hope for a trace to lead me back home from this place
But there was no sound, there was only me and my disgrace.” – Wolf by First Aid Kit
The month of October is going to be one of those which, yet again, will make you wish that you were not born under the sign of the Karmachameleon (just as you wish you had not chosen that name for your sign as it is hard to spell and causes you to have spasms of writer’s regret). Do not worry. That’s not a soothing stroke, it’s an order. The month of worry, September, is now behind you (or way ahead of you) so stop harping on about it. You were not born under the sign of the Harpy. You had your chance, if you didn’t take it that’s something you can regret when the month of regret, January, comes to pass.
The main feature of this month will be Mercury retrograde in Harpsichord (not to be confused with the Harpy). The tunes which will be playing for most of the month will sound dissonant as the fingers strumming the chords are rewinding themselves, however you may receive messages from the lyrics sung backwards (but you’ve never been particularly adept at understanding gibberish). Be careful, these messages are not what they seem, so don’t jump to any conclu… oh, dear… Wait until the end of the month to rescue yourself from any conclusions to which you jumped and which landed you in lava (if you’d been paying attention to last month’s horoscope, rather than skimming the words while thinking about the fact that you needed to pee, you’d have found the warning about the floor being lava due to Neptune’s continued agonisingly slow swim, which is at this time (feels like forever) is doing a backwards crawl through the molasses of the sign of Cassandra).
The Sun and Venus will also be doing their monthly tour of Harpsichord, and things will get fancy and frivolous as they join in a brief conjunction and do a pas-de-deux. You may just as briefly decide to buy some new newness for yourself. Do a little solo jig. Go ahead, indulge yourself, with Jupiter in Braggadocio all which is self-indulgent is optimised, exaggerated in an embracing big hug manner, and less likely to have an ‘I wish I hadn’t bought that’ hangover, and even if it does things will work out for the best in the end (although which kind of the end it will be is in the hands of Saturn in Orpheus – which, as much as astrologers and astrology buffs keep looking forward to its move into Fanfanlatulipe, is still grinding its way through the underworld and is going to make its last days, weeks, there felt more strongly because it is not to be moved until it is ready to do so. It does not like to be pushed or pulled).
Since I mentioned Saturn in Orpheus, I’ll remind you (yet again again again) to be aware, consciously (if you can stay awake considering how energetically depleted you may be after several years of this), of any Euridice which you may be trying to rescue – some damsels in distress, particularly when their distress is the fact that they are dead, are best left unrescued. They won’t be grateful and they may screw the rescue up by looking back when they should be keeping their eyes firmly in front of them. They have trust issues, and you have trusting untrustworthy people with trust issues issues. So… keep an eye on the karma which you are creating in the now, Karmachameleon, rather than on the karma you’ve already created, be it in this life or any other ones you may or may not have had (how many people up to date think they were Napoleon? No wonder he was the way he was, his body was crowded with souls!), which you want to change but can’t no matter how many times you steal a DoctorWhovian’s tardis.
Speaking of DoctorWhovians… you won’t be meeting any of those born under that sign this month, however you might feel the ripple effect of one of their shenanigans, but you probably won’t notice it.
By the time October flakes out and lets November take over, you’ll feel a huge sense of relief that a new month is beginning (or that one is ending, especially the one which is often nicknamed Shocktober. Unpleasant things, shocks, although at times quite thrilling), but just because there is a change of month does not mean that this will make a blind bit of difference to your personal daily, monthly or yearly horoscope. It might… even if it is just a pipe dream whose inhaled smoke (your element) changes your attitude through an alteration of perspective.
“Wayward winds, the voice that sings of a forgotten land
See it fall, child of wolf
Lend a mending hand.” – Wolf by First Aid Kit
*recommended soundtrack for this post and Karmachameleons during the month of October:
First Aid Kit – Wolf
**For more on the Karmachameleon sun sign, see this post – Born Under a Bad Sign with a Blue Moon in your Eyes