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October Numerology with Maria Beale Fletcher

By Maria Beale Fletcher:

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"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.




# 1

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.

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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.


# 2

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.

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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.


# 3

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.


# 4

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!