By Maria Beale Fletcher:
"No one goes so far astray
as the person who makes a false decision early in life
just to have a direction to follow."
—Dr. David Viscott, May 24, 1938–October 10, 1996
October 2020 is unyielding, self-absorbed, and creatively multi-talented to the extreme. If ever there was a time to go astray, this is the month, when many will pursue that trend. Prime examples of such negative choices of behavior are symbolized by bank robber Bonnie Parker of Bonnie & Clyde infamy and Pancho Villa, Mexican bandit, who was shot in his car. Both were born in October.
Mob rule seems to be the order of the day for some. Tyrannically motivated, the phrase "social distemper" seemingly permeates the atmosphere, supercharging the dense smoke in some areas of the world.
And yet, for the preservation of the human spirit, one must shift one's attention to those creative souls of a more positive nature and look at their inspirational contributions to the world. On a lighter note, we have the active optimism of October-born Jack La Lanne, TV fitness instructor, inventor, and health-club entrepreneur of his day. Yo Yo Ma, Chinese-American cellist, and Luciano Pavarotti, Italian tenor, were also born in October. Going back in history, we're reminded of the courageous talent of British architect Christopher Wren, who rebuilt London after the great fire, including fifty-one churches and St. Paul's Cathedral.
With the sole influence of Scorpio come the birthdays of NASA astronaut Doug Hurley, Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates, and Bruce Jenner, U.S. Olympic decathlon gold medalist now Caitlyn Jenner making October 2020 a powerful multi-diversified and multi-talented month.
CALCULATE YOUR LIFE PATH NUMBER!
October 2020 finds Number 1 deep in thought and contemplation of two or more scenarios that could play out for the future. If that's the case, don't delay in selecting the two best possible outcomes and reconcile them with each other. If they remain at odds, there's no peace!
By tuning in to your intuition and trusting your inner guidance, you can eliminate the extraneous ideas that only confuse your thinking. You've always thrived on work that you love. Take care that a few unscrupulous characters do not sap you of your energy this month.
Teaching by your personal example of self discipline allows you to concentrate more fully on your duties and responsibilities. Your family and community need your expert leadership. When you're fully centered, and you usually are, you're capable of great accomplishments.
Julie Andrews (born October 1, 1935): Actress, singer, star of The Sound of Music, and the most successful actress in the world in the 1960s.
This month of October finds Number 2 wrestling with the turmoil of shifting emotions. Fully aware that you need more time to think, you are tempted to work too hard with your intellect, thereby neglecting the advice of your innermost guidance system.
Following that wise inner counselor can be difficult or easy depending on your habitual tendency to do so. The choice to make is obvious once you meditate on the challenges facing you.
As the loner that you represent yourself to be for these thirty-one days, your chosen process for sharing your story requires your utmost attention.
Perhaps you should consider taking a brief nap now and again so that you can distance yourself from the chaos of your emotions. Walks in nature will also soothe your troubled mind.
Sting (born October 2, 1951, as Gordon Mathew Thomas Sumner): Musician and actor, wrote "Fields of Gold" and other hit songs, born in Wallsend, Northumberland, England.
Number 3, this October finds you intensely determined to have your way at all costs. Weigh those costs. Much like a problematic actor impatient with the director of the action, your attitude affects all those associated with the project. Are you absolutely sure you've chosen the best path forward to serve the script in the most positive way possible?
Thomas Wolfe's You Can't Go Home Again has already been written in book form and adapted as a play. But no one has yet written your version.
Sensitive leader that you are, your talent captivates the imagination of many, moving them to take action your way. As you step up to the plate, taking your rightful place of authority, do so with the confidence that you've got what it takes to capture your objective while inspiring your admirers.
Thomas Wolfe (born October 3, 1900, in Asheville, North Carolina): Authored semi-autobiographical novels Look Homeward, Angel, Of Time and the River, You Can't Go Home Again, and others. Died at age 37 of tuberculosis.
Number 4, your friends and supporters rally round you this October as never before. They're sure you have their back. The knowledge of this applies pressure on you that only a few are aware of.
It's no secret there's much to lose if your leadership fails to motivate everyone the way you want it to. However, in no way can you guarantee the success of others even if they do follow your dictates.
Perhaps the truth as you see it needs to be uncovered and revealed in a strongly provocative new way. Your keen mind is up for it, so go for it!
Alvin Toffler (born October 4, 1928, in New York City): Writer, futurist, businessman. He wrote Future Shock (1970) and The Third Wave (1980). In his many books, he discussed the digital communication revolutions. He died June 27, 2016, in Los Angeles.
Number 5, a good thing to remember this October is that not everyone who claims they're willing to reciprocate your friendship is sincere. As you are usually right, many are jealous of your ability to quickly communicate your solutions.
Because your leadership skills command attention from the media, brace yourself if you should see your words distorted and taken out of context.
Getting to the truth of the issue requires in-depth knowledge of the correct procedure. Unlike others, you are seldom fooled by appearances. Your wisdom of discernment is essential in securing your desired outcome.
Chester A. Arthur (born October 5, 1829 in Fairfield, Vermont): He served as the 21st American president (1881–1885). A Republican, he succeeded James Garfield upon his assassination, serving one term. He died in 1886.
Number 6, your political perception is spot on this October; you're aware of the many moving parts of the puzzle you're trying to solve.
You're not the only one to determine the correct path to take for the entire group. This puts you at odds with some who would lead by manipulation.
Your intuitive powers are highly developed this month. As a visionary, you easily manifest your desires, if you don't let your anger or indecision get the best of you.
Your family, friends, and colleagues look to you for counsel and guidance, and you rarely disappoint. Perhaps you could remember to value yourself as much as they do. Without proper self-care, your energies may fade away.
Carole Lombard (born October 6, 1908, as Jane Alice Peters in Fort Wayne, Indiana): She was the highest-paid Hollywood star in the 1930s. Married to Clark Gable in 1939, she tragically died in a plane crash on January 16, 1942, while selling war bonds.
Number 7, be sure to pursue your imaginative daydreams and your managerial skills will delight all who follow you this October. Leadership is what you excel at, and you prove it in spades this month.
Working hard at what you love to do brings you joy. Innovation always is your strong suit.
Truth-telling serves you especially well this month, while your highly valued experience steers you through rough waters. Getting enough rest cinches your ability to manage your emotions over these thirty-one days. Don't be blindsided by manipulators; be aware that not everyone will share your convictions.
Karen LuJean Nyberg (born October 7, 1969, in Parkers Prairie, Minnesota): She is a mechanical engineer and retired NASA astronaut who spent 180 days in space in 2008. She has served as a mission specialist and flight engineer in space. Married to fellow NASA astronaut Doug Hurley, they have one son.
Number 8, there's a lot of stuff and inner turmoil you're having to deal with this October. Perhaps much of it is of your own doing. Your usual method of operating leaves you at odds with more than a few who question your abrupt manner.
Not everyone is direct in exhibiting their immediate disapproval of the way things are going down in this revolutionary new world. When you take a moment to reflect on recent projects, are you surprised at the catastrophic results you've helped orchestrate?
And though your solutions may serve you, perhaps others are not inclined to appreciate your over involvement with their personal and professional lives. You may be in the position of making the rules this month, but others can still break the rules if your tyranny goes too far.
Juan Domingo Perón (born October 8, 1895, in Lobos, Buenos Aires, Argentina): General, politician, and dictator elected president of Argentina three times. He was overthrown in a coup d'etat in 1955. He died in 1974, the year after his third election as president.
Number 9, having spun the wheel of fortune this October, you've detected a brand-new direction in which to fly! Are you all set for the journey?
It may be that you should examine your habitual ways of doing things before taking off into the wild blue yonder. Perhaps you can discard some bad habits that have tripped you up time and again. For example, you could ditch a couple of bags to make sure you can more easily carry your stuff! Taking several suitcases when you only need a carry-on makes no sense. Traveling also with too much emotional baggage is cumbersome and annoying to yourself and others. Staying present lightens your load from the get go.
This is the time to generate innovative ways of getting things done that benefit you and others. With less baggage to manage, watch your productivity and popularity increase.
John Winston Lennon (born October 9, 1940, in Liverpool, England): He was the founder, co-lead vocalist, and rhythm guitarist of the Beatles. As a song writer, his peace activism colored many of his songs. His songwriting partnership with Paul McCartney remains the most successful in musical history. He died December 8, 1980, in New York City.