Metaphors for October

By Suzanne Wagner

Osho Zen Tarot:  Aloneness, New Vision

Medicine Cards: Skunk, Rabbit, Blank Shield

Mayan Oracle: Oc, Ix

Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Queen of Swords, Ace of Cups, Two of Cups

Aleister Crowley Deck: Devil, Ace of Disks, Art

Healing Earth Tarot: Eight of Crystals, Man of Feathers

Words of Truth: Laughter, Assemblage Point, Dichotomy

October is a train that is building momentum as it moves out of the station, heading directly toward a new goal. Planet Earth is evolving and you are part of a plan.

Three planets that will be aligned in Capricorn in 2020 (Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto) are moving direct again. (They were retrograde since April). Capricorn is the sign of initiation into a new order. And that seems a good idea about now.

Mars turns retrograde on October 2 and will not go direct until mid-December. This gives you time to ease off the gas pedal. While you may not be braking, you are not speeding up either. Something is building that needs to not push or be pushed. I suggest you let the momentum carry you forward.

I love getting the Skunk card in the Medicine Cards. It is all about your reputation and others knowing where you stand. Skunks are peaceful animals by nature. Quiet and shy, but also, obviously, bold.

A skunk comes to my porch every evening to eat the fallen sunflower seeds. Because it feels safe here, despite its diabolical capacity, it makes no smell.

That duality is being accentuated this month.

The Rabbit is about fear and freezing when something of danger comes its way. That works sometimes but not all the time. So again, the rabbit is also about speed. And when things go…they go big and fast. While some will be frozen in fear, others will be running off in new directions. Expect that type of activity in October.

As the days get shorter and the evenings creep in sooner, major shifts on many levels are happening all at once.

That is what happens when there is a global change in consciousness. By the sheer mass and volume of the intentions (from so many people seeking a new vision for this world), a new reality is taking shape: one based on compassion, care for the earth, and consideration for those in need. A tidal shift of emotion is motivating the trajectory of this reality that has been stuck in certain dimensions and beliefs.

The new reality is the understanding of stewardship: that this world is not here for our personal exploitation. Hence we move out of a type of childhood ideology into adulthood. Being a grown up means you have to take responsibility to do the hard stuff.

Oc and Ix in the Mayan Oracle  also indicate a new beginning. Oc is that energy that gives you a doorway to take your emotions out of the drama and into choice. When you are free of the drama, you can find the open connection and support you’ve been seeking. You each seek to find your companions of destiny. They appear when you step past the emotional triggers.

It is becoming essential that you find those whose eyes you recognize and whose hearts spark a remembrance of a sacred trust. While others will not have the answers you seek, you will find a common heart to listen to your ideas with an open mind and authentic feedback. Ix attempts to help you look at your integrity and your issues around power. Can you see the trap that your personal desire for power has ensnared you with? When your will is in alignment with your heart, you will find a place to stand that is balanced and has a clearer connection to who you really are.

We need more than opinions, old ways, and resistance to any change. We need art, music, painting, drawing, sculpture, dancing, athletics, and other amazing expressions to make this world a better place. There must be room for many ways.

So now what?

We try something else.

That is why the other Medicine Card is a blank Shield. You are stretching beyond the known into the unknown and untapped well-spring of possibilities. This could be fabulous. And this could be just scary enough that you might have that nervous laugh. You know—the one that happens when you are not sure if you are really excited or terrified beyond belief.

Enjoy the beginning of Fall.


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This article was originally published on September 30, 2019.