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The 5 Comes Alive this Halloween

I come from a long line of family members who truly thrive in the fall season. While most people prefer the hot, carefree days of summer, the snow and fireside coziness that winter brings or the natural growth of spring (all of which I also love), there is no other season that gives me a deep feeling like fall does. So okay, take a stab at my favorite holiday...

Halloween, of course! But not just because it lands within the fall season (and not just because it allows me to use the phrase "take a stab"). I've always been drawn to the mysterious, dark and unconventional energy of the Halloween holiday. While it's gone through many transformations over the years and from culture to culture, Halloween as we know it today is a true adventure; it's playful, a time to change into anything we want to be, to indulge.

Halloween falls on October 31 every year, but this year, October is oh-so-conveniently a 5 Universal Month. And even when we disregard a specific year, October 31 adds to 5 as well (1 + 0 + 3 + 1 = 5). On top of that, the name "Halloween" is also dominated by the number 5. Long story short, Halloween is most definitely part of the pattern!

For those unfamiliar with the number 5, it is the number of adventure, originality, wit, freedom, change and indulgence -- and there couldn't be more perfect words to describe this one-of-a-kind creeptastic holiday.

Since this spookiest of holidays lands on a Monday this year, the weekend before is guaranteed to be filled with spectacular celebrations. So consider yourself warned: thanks to all this boisterous 5 energy, you can expect Halloween festivities to be especially raucous this year!

What's more, since October is a 5 Month, that means November will be a 6 Universal Month in 2011. In the U.S., November means Thanksgiving is headed our way, and guess what: Thanksgiving is part of the pattern too! The name "Thanksgiving" adds to a 6, and falling in a 6 Universal Month, it really doesn't get any more perfect than that. Why? Because the 6 is all about family. It's about being content, and giving and loving and caring for those close to us. And that, friends, is what Thanksgiving is all about.