Metaphors for May 2008: Befriending basic instincts opens new possibilities

May 4, 2008

Suzanne Wagner
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This month’s energies inspire involuntary psychic growth. The theme seems to be the influence of dreams (waking and sleeping) on your life and the new patterns that now emerge from them. Moon phases are often associated with patterns of growth and regeneration. This month catapults the moon’s energies to levels at which you have no choice but to notice the synchronicity happening all around you.
by Suzanne Wagner
Metaphors_0508.jpgArthurian Tarot: The Empress, The Moon

Mayan Oracle: Cimi, Dreamer and Dreamed, Etznab

Aleister Crowley: The Emperor, The Magus, Knight of Disks

Medicine Cards: Lizard, Crow

Osho Zen Tarot: The Dream, Morality, Clinging to the Past

Healing Earth Tarot: The Devil, Grandfather of Shields

Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Ten of Disks, Princess of Cups

Words of Truth: Dreams, Ease, Exhaustion, Receiving, Sacred Fun

This month’s energies inspire involuntary psychic growth. The theme seems to be the influence of dreams (waking and sleeping) on your life and the new patterns that now emerge from them. Moon phases are often associated with patterns of growth and regeneration. This month catapults the moon’s energies to levels at which you have no choice but to notice the synchronicity happening all around you.

Not only do your dreams inspire and motivate your conscious self into action, but you now have the life force to finally energize physical action and change. Most of our desires are built on a shaky sea of fear that leads nowhere. This causes us to attempt to find safety, security and comfort in order to assuage those fears or at least make them manageable.

However, another way presents itself this month. It is a leap of faith in which you learn to transform your basest desires into freedom. When you take those leaps of faith, you unleash hidden energies within the body that give you renewed strength, freeing you from the lower impulses that are often the way the ego tries to ease the fears within.

You have a body. Within that body are chakras and energetic centers. You identify with some of those chakras and some you attempt to deny and avoid. Usually, we are most afraid of the lower, darker aspects.

But your body is a whole being, and you cannot deny what occurs naturally. You must learn to use all those energies effectively, and that can take time. All energy can be constructive when it is integrated properly. For example, lust can transform into love, and love can transform into totality, a totality where everything is connected and aligned in bliss.

Wouldn’t that be wonderful?

This month, take clear notice of your deep desires and dreams, and notice the underlying fear that prevents them from expanding into your physical reality. It is time to befriend your basic instinct and allow the true, wonderful life force within you to move and open your world to new possibilities. Most people are either enslaved by their passions and energies, or they try to control them (which never works all the time), or they feel swept along by their desires.

Instead, become more conscious and present with all of your energies. Create a daily check-in with all of them. Start by going through all your chakras one at a time. Begin with the upper ones and work your way down into the lower and baser life force energies that you hold. See them all in your mind as archetypes. Give them personalities, and ask them what they need from you and the other archetypes in order to feel whole and appreciated. Listen to the answers and incorpor­ate those answers into you daily life patterns.

Awareness is the key to healing on all levels. When something is denied, it will often surface in dysfunctional, inappropriate ways. When you are aware and conscious, you will notice that energy. You learn to sit with that energy and allow all its information, wisdom, and messages to come to you naturally. Then you can feel more whole and complete.

Remember, you are not just one individual archetype. You are all of them together. Learn to communicate within, and you will be amazed at how the archetypes you have denied will become energetic allies in the forward progression of your dreams.

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