Metaphors, Regulars and Shorts

Metaphors for the Month

By Suzanne Wagner

Risk trusting the heart connections.
by Suzanne Wagner

Osho Zen Tarot: Ordinariness, Friendliness, Patience
Medicine Cards: Dolphin, Antelope
Mayan Oracle: Resolution of Duality, Ix, Dissonance
Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Six of Disks, High Priestess, Princess of Disks
Aleister Crowley Deck: The Trickster Magus, Luxury, The Universe
Healing Earth Tarot: The Moon, Emperor
Words of Truth: Brilliance, Self Image, Competition

An eclipse on March 8 in the deeply feeling sign of Pisces sets the tone, especially for those people in the mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagit­tarius and Pisces). Expect to have your imagination activated. Your creative spirit will shift, grow, expand, or compell you to choose situations that allow your creativity to emerge further.

Eclipses are the “wild” cards of the zodiac. They uproot and surprise you into making changes. Creatively and artistically, some of you will experience a strong new beginning. Don’t be afraid—this could be very fun!

If you find yourself affected by the Lunar Eclipse on March 23 in Libra, you will be reflecting on unresolved past issues, particularly regarding legal matters.

Handle taxes now. Mars (the energy planet) will slow down before it goes retrograde on April 17 and as it grinds to a stop, you will feel as if you are trying to move through mud to get things done. But at the beginning of March, you still have some forward movement of Mars, so don’t wait.

This month you are still trying to broaden your horizons but may be difficult. Don’t take challenges personally. Saturn is teaching us some tough lessons. Learning new things and implementing new skills is always somewhat complicated and frustrating. The easiest ways to handle Saturn is to stay as open-minded as possible and consider all new options. Assume you do not have the answers but that those answers are available. You just have to recognize them when they surface.

Something more powerful than your mind is in play in your life. Take a breath and let that wave of change take you somewhere unique. By the end of this year you will find yourself in a new, unexpected place, a place much better than you imagined. Trust the process.

When magic shows up, the old order of reality becomes skewed. That is a sure sign that some­thing beyond the controlled patterns of the mind is messing with reality. Practice aligning your heart-knowing with your integrity. You do not need others to approve of your choices or actions. You only need to align with your open and innocent self and allow that energy to mold your world into a new pattern.

This is a month of initiations. Do you know where you belong? Have you found your spiritual family? Through perseverance, you discover that what you’re seeking is close at hand. This can be easy… All you have to do is to follow the joy. Those people in your life whom you want approval from are probably not going to give it to you. So do what feels right for you. Risk trusting the heart connections.

Beyond the surface appearance of your life’s drama and beneath the chaos of the waves, you’ll find simplicity and balance. The frequency and tone of your life may shift and you will see beyond what others told you and into the core truth of who you are.

Dolphin is teaching you a new rhythm and pattern for your life. As to the present puzzle in which you may find yourself: The answer may be easier than you want to believe. It asks you to let the old pattern dissolve and allow a more fluid and trusting pattern to emerge.

Listen closely. Some things are all about timing and being in alignment with the synchronicity of life. When you are in perfect flow with life, previously blocked situations open, even if just long enough for you to do what you need.

Your inner brilliance is redefining your self image. You do not need to compete with others to find yourself. You only need to do what is opening you in the moment and be at one with the grounded potential that is always present.

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 March 1, 2016.