According to Wikipedia, October is the tenth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and one of seven months with a length of 31 days. The eighth month in the old Roman calendar, October retained its name (from the Latin "octo" meaning "eight") after January and February were inserted into the calendar that had originally been created by the Romans.
October is commonly associated with the season of autumn in the Northern hemisphere and spring in the Southern hemisphere, where it is the seasonal equivalent to April in the Northern hemisphere and vice versa.
In common years January starts on the same day of the week as October, but no other month starts on the same day of the week as October in leap years. October ends on the same day of the week as February every year and January in common years only.
The birth stone for October is the opal. The calendula flower for the month of October. Calendulas bloom at the beginning of each month and calendula means "throughout the months." Gardeners use this flower as an insect repellent. Cook dry calendulas and use as a spice, and has been referred to as ‘pot marigold’ due to cooking pots, not the flowerpot. It is believed that headaches, toothaches, fevers and cramps can be eased with the calendula spice. It has also been made into a skin ointment to relieve insect bites, sore eyes and various other wounds. Calendula’s range from gold to bright orange.
Let us have fun in October with these journal writing prompts:
October is the month of Orange. Pumpkins are oranges as well as leaves and sunsets. What other things can you think of that are October orange? Journal about the color orange and the items you list.
October is the month of slogans. There are more slogans for the month of October than any other month of the year. Whether you celebrate Halloween or the Fall Harvest you can find a slogan. Today, let us make up a new October slogan that you would place on a T-Shirt. Journal about this slogan and what it means to you.
October is the month for scary movies and new beginnings. What is your favorite October movie? Journal about your favorite movie and the movie that has not yet been produced.
October is the month of autumn flavors. Pumpkin spice is a popular flavor. Journal today about the flavors of October. Write down a family recipe and the tradition that goes along with it.
October is the month for fear. Journal today about how you have overcome a fear you once had. Fear can be paralyzing but when overcome it is like a breath of fresh air.
October is the month for remember those who have departed. Journal today about your belief in ghost and the afterlife. Do you believe there is life after death or is this all there is?
October is the month many begin having fires in their fireplace. Journal today about fire. What are the benefits of fire and what are the downfalls of fire.
Next week more journaling prompts for October!