Metaphors: Fast Moving Fun

By Suzanne Wagner

Adding spice to the continuing spiritual journey.
-by Suzanne Wagner
metaphors.jpgArthurian Tarot: The White Hart, Taliesin
Mayan Oracle: Chuen, Manifestation
Aleister Crowley: Queen of Swords, Queen of Wands, Failure
Medicine Cards: Buffalo, Turkey
Osho Zen Tarot: Experiencing, Receptivity   
Healing Earth Tarot: Nine of Rainbows, Grandmother of Rainbows
Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Queen of Wands, Prince of Disks
Words of Truth: Authenticity, Home, Terror

The coming of summer brings with it a mixed bag of spontaneous fun and fears arising from outside sources. For the most part, this month is holds good omens and the harbinger of change. Events will seem to unfold rapidly, and it will feel as if some decisions must be made in haste.

June initiates a journey that will bring a spiritual lesson. It will be important to remember that one's actions carry consequences. At times, you may feel as if you have set out on the right course but ended up losing your way. Do not be discouraged. Come back to what is true for you inside and allow your spirit to guide you.

During this time, you may feel constricting pressure to live up to the expectations of others. You may be examining your habitual interpretations and your perceived need to conform to a system or organization.

Summer is a time of expansion and warmth. Yet, the pulse of the season may illuminate old rigid thinking patterns that have not allowed growth. Notice where you withhold or distort information to retain your control or power over a situation.

You may notice patterns of impatience, intolerance, and propaganda in government and politics. Now we need to look at how we use our mistaken moral superiority to justify the persecution of others. In the past, governments and systems have used fear to bring everyone into agreement. Now, the tide is turning, and we see that people would rather trust their appointed leaders and learn to work together. Expect the political situation to get interesting as emerging new patterns confront old patterns of leadership.

This month, notice if you are pushing too much in your external life to avoid reconnecting to the deeper aspects of yourself. Are you respecting yourself as much as you respect others' wishes? Are you allowing spirit to move you at least once a day to connect to someone in need? Remember to keep it simple. Small loving gestures are tremendously powerful when we are suffering or overwhelmed. Be sure to practice gratitude for your friends and family, your possessions and talents, your growth and spirit.

In June, enjoy fun gatherings with friends and family. Reconnect to the true meaning of life and the value of world peace. Remember that sometimes you have to honor another's pathway even if it brings you pain and sadness. Give your gifts to those open and receptive to them. Do not be distressed if they are not completely understood by others. The gesture and heart are the true gifts.

Suzanne Wagner is the author of numerous books and CDs on the tarot. She lives in Salt Lake City.

This article was originally published on May 31, 2007.