Face the long hall of shadows

Use your discernment to change your experience

Osho Zen Tarot:  Possibilities, Integration, Traveling

Medicine Cards: Horse, Mountain Lion

Mayan Oracle: Etznab, Hologram, Adventurer’s Quest

Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Four of Disks, Queen of Swords, Nine of Wands

Aleister Crowley Deck: Prince of Disks, Futility, Debauch

Healing Earth Tarot: Ace of Crystals, Six of Feathers, Woman of Wands

Words of Truth: Express, Gratitude, Healing


We made it through the trials and turmoil of August. Yippie! While astrologically we start off with a lovely conjunction between Venus and Jupiter, the pleasantries of this pattern will also make for some sudden changes that could impact you in a profound way.

Saturn and Pluto continue to upset the galactic balance of power in a continued coup as they attempt to pull us all into the “dark side” of the Force. It all makes for a reactive time of pushing and pulling. The name of the game now is self-discipline. By the end of the month if you have been playing with this energy constructively, you will find a better public image and career opportunities. The power is in attending, more and more, to the details.

There is a notable shift in the patterns of stability. While it will take a lot of effort to achieve and secure that change, there is a trend to defeat injustices. Much is going on below the surface and nothing can be taken in the way it is being offered. You know the dangers. Keep them in mind. Protect those who need protection.

The goddess Nekhebet shows up in the cards with her intent to reveal hidden corruption and to protect the children. You may feel some isolation this month but that is fine because you are keeping your own council and that is worth a lot in times of disruption.

You will need the power, strength and stamina of a horse. Wisdom comes from remembering the broader journey—knowing that this part is not the whole.  Grace abandons you when you allow greed to direct your decisions. Some may choose to run headlong into the darkness with no maps and get lost for a very long time. You cannot stop them from their adventure into the endless suffering of the mind. You can only choose your own path with compassion and the willingness to honor all as one.

This month you will also need to have the cunning and clarity of a mountain lion. The Mountain Lion continues to show that there is a big “blame game” still happening. There is a lot going wrong and those who should be taking charge are not, which just adds to the insecurity of the people.

The Lion teaches about the use and abuse of power and how those in positions of influence  have intentionally unbalanced those with less influence. The Lion teaches that you must follow your own convictions regardless of the trends and external patterns being shown you. Just because others do not follow you does not mean you are wrong. But when you are in a position of power, you must learn to constantly keep the peace and avoid polarizing others.

The truth has a name which is only revealed when you are willing to strip yourself of all old illusions. You are in the hall of mirrors of Etznab. As such, you must be able to discern, and to  use your discernment to change your experience. As long as the illusion seems bigger and more powerful than your own center of truth, you will be a victim to those in power who seek to feed off your faith and innocence.

Use your powers of discrimination to face the long hall of shadows in which you find yourself and cut through the intended chaos, so you can release and forgive yourself. What you have been avoiding is now clearly in front of you.

So what are you going to do?

The old framework of your life is falling apart and good riddance. Judgment and acceptance are the opposite sides of the same mirror. A crack in your world is dividing these states of consciousness so you can expand beyond duality and into a greater world view.

Does your shadow appear so real that you do not believe that you are stronger then that negative reflection? If so, then you are helplessly caught in the maze of your mind and cannot recognize truth when it is right in front of you. From this place, finding home and safety may be a very long journey.

To move beyond the illusions presenting at this time, you will need to bring forth your personal vision and the seeded remembrance of your life’s purpose. The question being asked is, “What do you feel you have learned?”  An adventure awaits when you claim your place on the boat setting sail to a new world.

Do not accept the boundaries being imposed on you at this time. You know better. You know and have experienced a happier, more integrated and more loving world, where compassion was valued. Do not let others try to sway you from what you’ve experienced as a possibility. If you remain content with the measly offerings being handed to you, then nothing more will be given to you.  It is up to you to know your worth and then give your gifts in the biggest ways possible.

Suzanne Wagner is the author of. books and CDs on the tarot and creator of the Wild Women app. She lives in California, but visits Utah frequently.