The word October was derived from the Latin “Octo” meaning eight (8). October retained its name from the Latin origin when July and August, named after Julius and Augustus Caesar respectively, were inserted into the calendar that had originally been created by the Romans. It is now considered the tenth (10th) month in the now widely used Gregorian calendar. Consequently, it is the gateway into THE LAST QUARTER OF THE Gregorian calendar
It falls on the eighth (8th) month Cheshvan of the Biblical Sacred calendar and the second (2nd) month according to the Biblical civil calendar. (1 Kings 6:38; 1 Kings 12:32, 33).
The number 8 symbolizes a new beginning after the completeness of the number 7. The eighth month depicted “plumpness” as if a surplus above the perfect seven. Figuratively it symbolizes fatness, richness, lusty and plenteous. Thus the eighth month is meant to be a time of abundance and plenty. Most nations in the northern hemisphere experience rains during this time of the year when summer is drawing to a close while the southern hemisphere picks up warmer temperatures.
During the autumn/fall creation prepares for the coming winter season. Creatures like ants and other hibernators gather food in summer and autumn and store it up in preparation for winter rest and recuperation. It is a time of the late harvest for crops that mature during late summer. There is a drying up and dying off of leaves and plants that had blossomed and borne fruit during spring and summer months as they prepare for the starkness of winter.Click Here to View as PDF