Metaphors, Regulars and Shorts

Metaphors for the Month

By Suzanne Wagner

Seeing beyond your own self-deception.
by Suzanne Wagner

Osho Zen Tarot: The Creator, Experiencing, Aloneness
Medicine Cards: Owl, Squirrel
Mayan Oracle: Manik, New Myth
Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Two of Disks, Ten of Disks
Aleister Crowley Deck: Peace, Completion, Ace of Disks
Healing Earth Tarot: Grandmother of Feathers, Grandfather of Crystals, Four of Shields
Words of Truth: Elimination, Listening, Family

Are you listening to your family? I don’t mean necessarily your biological family but your spiritual family. As we move into the fall and we have finally gotten past those darn eclipses, you’d think that there would be a moment, as we enter into the new season, that we could have a chance to reconnect to what’s really important.

The first week we are still in a Mercury Retrograde in Libra. I believe we’re longing for the balance but struggling to find out how to exactly do that. At times, there is wisdom in being somewhat blind to the outcome so that the longing of our soul begins to reach beyond our mind and body and into the essence of creation. There are many out there who are feeling lost, alone and in fear of the future.

The clarity will come when you use the Owl medicine; it will help you see beyond your own self-deception. Within all of us are dark and hidden parts that can sabotage our external and conscious self. Seek out the darkness that has been lurking in your shadows. Call those parts into the light and allow them to show you the depth and potential that they have been holding in silence. Peace comes when you look beyond the known and into the unloved and untouched parts of your psyche. The answer is not readily available this month but it can be uncovered and discovered if you are willing to trust the intuitive flow and pay attention to the signs and omens that are speaking to you in your dreams and from those inner voices that seem demanding to be heard.

Squirrel medicine reminds us to be prepared. You have to conserve energy for something coming a bit later. This is your moment to gather together all the energy, love and light because you are going to need it. When is unclear but you would be wise to save for that time in the future where you will need all your resources. You are being told to ready yourself for change.

It is time to lighten the load, simplify, and restructure around what is most important for you.

You do not need to fear the future; you only need to let go of the past. The subtle energy body is demanding you to pay attention to it. There is great power when you step outside of the obvious world and into the patterns of energy that run constantly below the surface.

There is a flow. This will all make sense later. Meditation becomes an essential practice to be able to watch the patterns of your thoughts without becoming swept up in them. Retreat to find that inner clarity.

You may find with the archtype of Manik that it is time to finally finish something. This may be difficult because you are being asked to complete something without receiving the outcome you have long desired. But this month, taking on too much is going to make you feel scattered, overwhelmed and pressured. Step back or step away for a moment till you find the center and recognize that your ego is not in control of the outcome. Your ego needs to be released into a bigger truth unveiling itself now.u

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 September 29, 2015.