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by Karen Winkelman Thursday, October 5, 2017

Woman running on track with the words Take Aligned Action, October's 1 vibrationI love October. It is one of my favorite months.

Perhaps it is because my birthday and my favorite holiday – Halloween – are in October.

Or maybe because the weather in Arizona is finally out of triple digit land and starting to feel a little “fall-ish” in the evenings and early mornings.

It’s still in the 90s during the day. But 90-something feels cooler to my body than 110!

It’s almost cool enough, but not quite, for me to want to go for walks and partake in outdoor activities. The heat gets to me. I want to hibernate, or at least retreat, to air conditioned spaces.

I tend to slow down in the summer months, here in AZ. For me, cooler weather signals a call to action.

And this October, being a 1 vibration month, carries a breath of fresh air and a call to action.

Last month, September’s 9- vibrational energy invited you to ignite inspiration…

... in your life, work, creative essence, and spiritual connection.

It also provided clues to what was no longer working in your life, or no longer “fit” who you are becoming.

September turned a spotlight on what was coming to a close, if you allow it to end rather than try to hang onto to it past its expiration date.

Let go of those things.

Clear space in your life for October’s 1 Vibration energy.


This month we have a double whammy of 1 Energy.

All 2017 we’re steeped in the 1 vibration and October doubles-down with a 1 vibrational month, and sprinkles in the powerful 10 vibration as an undercurrent.

You are hereby put on notice.

It is time to take action.

Not just any action.

Aligned Action.


What, you say, is aligned action?

Well those are Inspired actions,

Guided by Spirit and Intuition actions,

Acting on Faith and Surrendered Trust actions.

And they will often require you to step (or even leap!) outside of your comfort zone.



This year, no matter where you are in your personal 9-year cycle, the 1 vibration of 2017 is calling you out.

Out of your shell,

Out of your masks and roles,

Out of your stuckness.

And asking you to decide who you really are beneath all the roles you play and beliefs you hold and your past conditioning.

Who are you really? Reclaim that beautiful Soul Essence.

Are you willing to connect with that core essence of truth about you?

Do you need to excavate through all the layers of “not you” to reach the treasure that is you?

Are you willing to be fully you (or as fully you as you can reach at this time) and shed all the crap that you thought defined you?


The 1 vibration also delivers another equally mind-exploding challenge… decide what you really want...

  • What do you want your life to be about?

  • What do you want this current 9-year cycle to be about?

  • What do you want to do, experience and be this year and going forward. (Knowing that it will change as you evolve.)

What do you really want? Reconnect to that desire or dream.


So all of 2017, and now October, is nudging, perhaps demanding, that you put a stake in the ground and declare who you are, what you want, and take necessary Aligned Actions to start moving you in that direction.

You have powerful energy to work with this month to help you create what you want in life:

Double 1 vibrational energy (October and 2017) plus the manifesting mojo of the 10 vibration (aka The Wheel of Fortune if you’re into Tarot).

October being the 10th month and all, the 10 energy is running in the background waiting for you to tap into it and access its manifesting mojo.

Decide on what you want, desire, would love to have, be or experience.

State it out loud.

Write it down.

Perhaps share it with a beloved or close friend.

And focus your thoughts and vibe on those things.

Stop thinking of it from the lack perspective, or you just get more of the lack of that thing in your life.

Focus on bringing it in, how it feels to have it, and still be grateful for what you currently have.

Then let go of the controls!

Let go of attachments to it being a certain way.

Allow it to be the best it can be for you.


I understand it is often hard to connect with or decide on what you really want in life... for so many reasons.

If you feel uncertain about the details of what you want, or even if what you want is possible, I invite you to play with one of my favorite approaches:

The Wonder Game 

In the morning and several times throughout the day I engage in the “I Wonder” game.

  • “I wonder how the Universe will delight me today…”

  • “I wonder what I see or hear that inspires me to take the next step in my work…”

  • “I wonder where the money is coming from that helps me pay my bills…”

  • “I wonder what wonderful new opportunities are coming to me…”

  • “I wonder what Spirit has to show me or guide me to today...”

  • “I wonder what wonderful new people are showing up to enrich my life…”

(Notice how your energy naturally lifts when you use the "I wonder" questions... that also helps you attract from a higher vibration. Cool, huh?!)

And you let it go. Be open to what shows up.

Be present. Pay attention.

Divine Breadcrumbs are about to be revealed for you to follow.

Follow them, please!

(note, following Divine Breadcrumbs is taking aligned action)


So back to the Numerology aspect of October…

As I mentioned earlier, October is a 1 vibration. The 1 is a number of full of potential and possibilities.

The number 1 is about New Beginnings, Fresh Starts, Individuality, Independence, Self-focus, Creativity, Ideas, Originality, Inventions, Leadership, Organization, Courage, Possibilities, Opening, and Initiation.


And because October is a 1 vibration month and 1s usher in new beginnings, it starts a 3-month mini cycle-within-a-cycle for the 1 vibration of 2017.

This is great news because every year October gives you an energetic kick-start or do-over to work with the primary energy theme of the year, instead of fight or resist it.

Energetically speaking, it’s kinda like having a month of New Moons. (But without the “moon madness” aspects!)

So if you’ve been avoiding the main theme this year of healthy self-focus, individuality and identity, and if you're not allowing your own colorful Freak Flag to fly high as you step into being unabashedly you…

well, here’s your second chance to get on the bandwagon.


If you are interested in exploring more positive qualities of the 1 vibration, they include:

  • leadership, intelligence, inspiring, authoritative, initiation/initiating

  • creative, ideas, original, inventive, intention

  • proud, courage, positive, healthy ego

  • independent, individualistic, determined, assertive, self-focused

  • beginnings, possibilities, opening, opportunity

  • organized, development, methodical, manifesting

Which ones call to you?

I invite you to play with embodying those qualities this month.


As the 10th month of the year, October adds the subtle manifesting energy of the number 10 to the mix. The 10, numerologically speaking, combines the essence of the 1 plus the essence of the 0 (Spirit, the Void, the Unknown, the Field).

This is important because you can more easily create what you focus your thoughts and energy on, especially when you are guided by Spirit, Intuition, the Divine.

Reminder: focus on what you want to create, instead of what you don’t want!

So use the remaining 3 months of 2017 wisely my friends.

Be true to you.

Claim it.

Own it.

Hoist your flag.

And so it is.


BTW, in January, also a 1 vibrational month, we kick off a new cycle. 2018 will usher in a year of immersion in the 2 vibration. So we switch from focusing on who we really and truly are and what we want to working with relationships, collaboration, duality, and balance. It should prove to be an interesting ride!


Shadow Side of the 1

Like most things, if not all things, on planet Earth, there is duality.

This means there are positive and negative aspects to all the numbers: the light side and the shadow side. No judgements about good or bad. Both are useful tools to work with and help you to better know yourself.

Here are some ways the shadow of 1 shows up:

  • Overthinking things, sometimes this is excessive ruminating or worrying, other times it is overthinking to the point of confusion or paralysis

  • Trying to control others and your environment

  • Wanting things a certain way and being closed to other ideas, options, or points of view

  • Impatience, which may lead to making hasty decisions

  • Pushing to make something happen

  • Being bossy or thinking you know what’s best for others

  • Feeling put upon

  • Demanding, aggressive and arrogant

  • Cold, removed and selfish (in an unhealthy way)

  • Stubbornness, digging your heels in and refusing to bend or compromise, my way or the highway attitude

  • Feeling afraid or weak


When you are in the Shadowlands, just be aware that you are coming from ego, lack or fear.

Often they are one and the same and stem from some unresolved emotional issue or wound.

Call on your Angels or Archangels and Guides for assistance.

You can call on them by name, such as Archangel Michael and Archangel Gabriel. Or you can call on Angels in general.

Trust the right Angelic being or spirit guide will be there to assist you.

If you need some human help in working through an issue, please seek out appropriate medical help, healers or counselors.

You can ask Spirit to guide you to the best one for you and your situation.

Asking for help is not a sign of weakness!

Seek help. Ask for help. Accept help.



This month, focus on connecting to more of "who you really are" and what you want to create in your life from this day forward.

Your thoughts, dreams and ideas all hold clues for you.

Follow the Divine Breadcrumbs that are being sprinkled in your path, and take those Aligned Actions!

Baby steps are perfectly fine.  Remember to be kind and gentle with yourself!

Create a month that delights and supports you on your journey!

May you have a spooktacularly awesome Halloween… and a blessed Samhain!

with love and deep appreciation for you,


I invite you to like and share my posts if you feel guided to! Thanks in advance smiley

PS. I'd love to hear your thoughts... you can share in the comments area below!

Note: Parts of this blog post appeared on my monthly numerology post on Sunny Dawn Johnston's website.

Posted by Karen Winkelman on Thursday, October 5, 2017 7:25 PM
Categories: Numerology, Self-Acceptance, Self-Care, Angels, Self-Awareness, Empowerment
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