In this October New Moon Energy Update we discuss the energies of the October 16th New Moon. The October new moon is bringing with it spiritual fatigue for a lot of people. On the heels of the new moon there will be a geomagnetic storm starting October 20th, which will last for nine days. The kp will be quite high during that period, which is going to leave a lot of people feeling physically and spiritually exhausted.

This represents a corridor of energy that will last from October 16th until the full moon on October 31st. October has two full moons. Mercury will also be entering retrograde on October 16th, which will be adding to the general sense of spiritual fatigue and feeling overwhelmed.

This feeling of fatigue and overwhelm will be catalyzing self-destructive behavior and tendencies. Many will be tempted to attempt escaping the heaviness and intensity of the energy by self-soothing with the comforts of sleep. That means old habits and addictions will be resurfacing to offer the old comforts of escape and sleep.

This is a test. Are you really done with them? Do you crave truth even when it is hard, or the comforts of sleep? You know that the truth services your highest good especially when its hard, and that the comforts of sleep leave you feeling unsatisfied and ashamed. Which will you choose?

Choose what serves your highest good. If that means you need to dance with illusion and hollow comforts once more to remind yourself they aren’t enough, that is fine. It is the experience you need. We all get the experiences we need for our highest good be they pleasure, pain, truth or false comforts.

However, if you are able to lift up when everything seems to be conspiring to pull you down, you will find yourself stronger and more established in truth than ever before. This is like energetic weightlifting. The New Moon energy is gifting us with resistance. If we are able to lift through it we will be stronger than we were before. Your steadfast commitment to transformation is being tested, and the test will be overcome by remaining conscious, loving and fearless.

We have an opportunity to alchemically transform the energy of the October New Moon by going within. On the collective level the wheel of fortune still spends. Truth remains elusive and fate uncertain. Have faith that justice will ultimately prevail. When the energy of the New Moon pulls you inward, instead of seeking the comforts of sleep and escape engage in review and reflection. Instead of succumbing to idleness and carelessness, choose contemplation.

Let the rest of October be a time of retreat. Withdraw from unnecessary exterior commitments. Make a schedule for yourself that includes life enhancing activities. Meditate, pray, practice yoga, read spiritually uplifting materials, connect with others who are doing the same. Instead of sleep choose peace. Instead of idleness choose contemplation. Instead of self-destruction, choose self-care.