Dear Seekers and IX Keepers,

Our theme for October is Celebration – celebrating that we have chosen to be here now, to impact the consciousness awakening on Mother Earth.

When we recognize the abundance in our lives and choose to feed ourselves with joy as much as possible, we create the energy to weather any storm. And from this place of well-being and celebration, we can be in service to the world.

Our Crystal this month is Tuyen, a beautiful, grounding Pyrite. Among other things, the ancients used Pyrite as a mirror for self-reflection. We chose Tuyen to remind us to shift our mindset to the positive and celebrate what we can do during challenging times. Let’s celebrate that our inner strength is immense, our point of view is our choice, and this ability to make choices is ultimately where our power lies.

It is our greatest hope that this month’s Compass nourishes your consciousness with inspiration and content designed for your body, mind, and spirit on your journey of growth. We are here, with you and for you.

With Love and Light,

Instituto Xilonen


About the Name
The feminine name Tuyen originated in Vietnam, where it meant thread or ray.

About the Crystal
Tuyen is a Pyrite – a stone of manifestation, action, and determination. It can start a fire when struck. Pyrites pull from the abundant energy of the Earth to give a refreshing dose of strength, vitality, and willpower, which boosts confidence and the motivation necessary for achieving goals through daily, focused effort.

Pyrite brings out our inner warrior, who knows the journey of many miles starts with one small step. Ancients used the reflective surface of Pyrite as a mirror for the soul to recognize bad habits and establish new patterns with a positive, can-do attitude. Pyrite grounds higher knowledge into action, inspiring us to make sure our choices nurture our community and our world.

Message from Tuyen
“I am Tuyen. I am strong. I am confident. I am able to complete my journeys with joy. I celebrate my markings. I celebrate every step of my path. I am strong. I keep my strength within my being. I encourage you to do the same. Celebrate your journey but do not give your power away. Keep your strength deep within you. It is you who will need your strength and power to make the journeys you are destined for and have chosen. Give your love away to others. Give your kindness to others. Give your help and assistance to others but keep your strength within you. Know it is there always to guide you and will never let you down.

“My message of inner strength is also an invitation to keep going. Keep moving on your path. You have the inner fortitude to do so. We all do. I do. We all must keep going in this evolution of the earth plane and energies. We all must do our part to continue with the good and with love. I will help.”

Affirmations from Tuyen
“I give my love and kindness to others while keeping my strength within me.”
“I have the inner fortitude I need to keep moving on my path.”
“I complete my journeys with joy.”


Celebrations invite others into a state of gratitude and joy. Crystals can help us amplify this energy for all to share.


To acknowledge life’s journey, Courtney Harris encourages us to “Stop. Breathe. Feel. And give yourself credit.”

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Through observing and coaching highly successful people, and through life experience, author Christopher D. Connors shares what he’s learned about the importance of celebration.

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We’re mixing it up a bit this month with the magic of fungi in this remarkable and inspiring documentary that is a celebration of life, seen and unseen.



By Demitra Vassiliadis

October begins on a waning lunar cycle as the Libra Sun spotlights our relationships, while Mercury and six other planets including Pluto, Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus, and Chiron travel retrograde. All this retrograde energy inspires us to take a long gaze backward, as we prepare for some planetary forward movement that will begin this month on the New Moon, after a summer of deep inward transformational journeying. Therefore here at IX, we are choosing to focus our attention on celebrating who we are and the many steps we have taken to be exactly where we are.

The Libra Sun is illuminating our inner peace, outer poise and the exquisite beauty we are here to embody and create, as Mercury retrograde in Libra draws our attention to all that stands in the way of the peace, love, reconciliation, and fairness we desire from ourselves and within our relationships.

The New Moon in Libra on October 6th holds much promise for powerful, beautiful new beginnings, as Pluto, the planet of power and transformation stations direct in Capricorn after months of retrograde travel. We can expect big structural changes within relationships and executive goals starting this New Moon. The very next day on October 7th, Venus, the ruler of Libra, heads into jovial, adventurous Sagittarius to nurture our spirit of gorgeous celebration, cross-cultural wisdom, and joyous adventure within our hearts, minds, and relationships.

A few days later, on October 10th, Saturn, the planet of executive achievement, discipline, commitment, and success also stations direct in Aquarius, inspiring us to slowly advance recalibrated goals, and commitments, especially those involving teamwork. On the 18th, Mercury stations direct in lovely Libra, on the very day that massive Jupiter stations direct in Aquarius, inspiring big revelations, reversals, and the chance to begin implementing big beautiful changes and expansive celebratory plans that we are now clear about.

The Full Moon in Aries on October 20th brings this lunar cycle to culmination while illuminating our sense of self and the battles we have fought and won to become the people we now are. This Full Moon will also illuminate the harmony or discord within ourselves and our committed relationships, giving us much to reflect on and review as Mercury travels forward, but still in the shadow of the retrograde until November 1st.

On October 23rd, the Sun leaves gorgeous Libra and heads into powerful Scorpio to illuminate our transformational depths, where Mars the ruler of Scorpio will join him on October 30th. As we leave October, we enter the cocoon of transformation where further empowering beautiful changes await us.

Till then, celebrate your life, and the journey you have taken to become the precious, sparkling, multi-faceted gem you are!

The world needs your beauty and your unique Light!

With Love and Blessings to All,

Demitra Vassiliadis
Heaven To Earth Astrology


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