Metaphors, Regulars and Shorts

Metaphors for the Month

By Suzanne Wagner

Think (and listen) first: Planning an astro- and tarot-based strategy for June.
by Suzanne Wagner

Osho Zen Tarot: Abundance, Patience, Playfulness
Medicine Cards: Lynx, Hummingbird
Mayan Oracle: Cib, Chicchan
Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Prince of Cups, Wheel of Fortune
Aleister Crowley Deck: Knight of Disks, Truce, Prince of Cups
Healing Earth Tarot: Three of Fea­thers, Two of Crystals, Grandfather of Wands
Words of Truth: Support, Aspect, Gratitude

June is a wild ride of retrogrades. Mercury is retrograde until June 11, but it is in the home sign of Gemini; so, while I would expect the computers to become problematic and things to not go in the expected ways, Mercury in Gemini is joyous. If you play the cards right you might just feel as if the cosmic redo of this retrograde gets you going back to what you really love and what you want to do, rather than what you thought you needed to do.

But Saturn is also backing up into Scorpio, officially arriving June 16-17. It will deliver some of that emotionally intense introspection you felt last fall into early winter. Become aware of what’s really going on within and be willing to let the past go. Once Saturn leaves Scorpio on September 18, you will not feel this place again for 28 years. Yay!

On June 12, Neptune also goes retrograde in Pisces and remains retrograde until November 18. Logic may go by the wayside for a bit, though your creative and intuitive sides might be expanding in wonderful ways. Just remember that illusion is close to the surface. Stay grounded as you explore the esoteric realms. You could get a lot of creative things done quickly if you stay on track and don’t get lost in the dreamy quality of Neptune.

With Mars in Gemini most of this month, you may see more tension, arguments and the potential to get sidetracked. Stay calm, organize those thoughts and find the appropriate direction after clear consideration of all options. Look before you leap.

Now let’s look at the cards and plan a strategy for June.

Balance is the key and it is going to take some doing to pull that off. It’s summer, after all, so a great solution is to escape, preferably into nature. Find where you are feeling supported and where you can bask in the energy of gratitude and love.

Lynx reminds us that what we are seeking is inward, hidden. You will need to uncover your own patterns of self-deception. But the Hummingbird reminds us that even that journey can be filled with love and joy. There are lost treasures within; it’s up to you to discover them.

This is not the month to be a “know-it-all”—quite the contrary. Instead, listen intensely and you will discover that you can trust your deepest self along this journey of life. Think before you talk.

Chicchan reminds you that your body is desperately trying to talk to you. Do not automatically follow the habits of your past. Assume that you don’t know what you’re looking for. Surrender into the body by listening. Seek out help. There is a doorway to awareness. Listen.

Cib indicates that huge amounts of information are coming to you but you need to listen again to the guidance from Spirit. You are seeking to find the truest desire of your heart. From the root of that truth, something magical can open.

The Prince of Cups wants you to look at where you’re distorting the truth to maintain a false sense of self. Ask the question, “Where is my ambition overruling my life and body?” When you discover that answer, a whole new reality will open up.

The Osho Zen cards are a clear indication that this is a time to wait. The time is not yet. Sit in a quiet place and discover your own inner wisdom and knowing. It is Summer. Play, be outside, and rediscover the simple pleasures.

June is about finding a new balance, one that is not based on past patterns; a place that will give you what you need over the long haul. Temporary is no longer good enough. You want to find a solution that allows for a whole new you to emerge.

Enjoy June.

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

This article was originally published on May 31, 2015.