Metaphors, Regulars and Shorts

Metaphors for the Month

By Suzanne Wagner

The Hall of Mirrors.
by Suzanne Wagner

Osho Zen Tarot: Courage, Patience, Postponement
Medicine Cards: Blank Shield, Snake
Mayan Oracle: Etznab, Shadow
Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Ace of Swords, Nine of Cups, Prince of Wands
Aleister Crowley Deck: Princess of Cups, Cruelty, Prince of Wands
Healing Earth Tarot: Five of Pipes, Ace of Shields, Grandfather of Feathers
Words of Truth: Abundance, Maturity, Power

A theme is emerging among the cards. In particular, the Mayan Oracle card “Etznab” represents; timelessness, discrimination, clarity, hall of mirrors, spiritual warriorship, sword of truth, facing shadow, and the integration of the paradox. These themes are reflected in the other cards so this indicates that we need to dive into these elements.

If you are in a hall of mirrors, your attitude will be reflected all around you in many forms. If you start this month with anger and resentment, then that will be magnified to a degree that could make you very miserable. However, if you adopt the attitude of joy, expansion and abundance, then that will be reflected all around you, which is a much better idea.

The reason for this is that Jupiter (the planet of beliefs and faith) is in Leo. Jupiter is a fire planet and Leo is a fire sign, indicating a burst of energy intended to expand all of us in ways that can be wonderful if you recognize that whatever you feel is going to be what is magnified.

Reminder: Your thoughts create your reality, so be mindful of what you are creating. You might want to use some tools and discipline to not let your mind run amuck in your life.

If a more negative/shadow reflection shows up, see it as a gift to wake you up to a place where you are co-creating a pattern that you need to become more conscious of in your life.

When you have this much fire, it’s imperative to see that the Angel of Truth will cut through the cords of your illusions in some radical and clarifying ways. If you are holding onto fear, then fear will show up so that you can release and forgive others. If you have been believing in an illusion, that illusion will shatter and break down, forcing you to take a hard look at the reality you have created.

None of this is bad news. You are growing up to a new level of awareness. You are actively involved in your own levels of power and learning to utilize that power to improve your life and circumstances. The two Prince of Wand cards are reaffirming that you have the swiftness and strength to get to your goals but you have to consider both sides of each argument and take all information into account before making your decision. Look at your personal traditions and history and decide where those aspects are helping or hindering your forward progress.

As this Jupiter aspect is just beginning, the cards also indicate that you are initiating a new journey. You need to cultivate courage and be willing to step boldly onto the path in front of you. Yes, you might hit a few delays but your enthusiasm is happening now and you want to initiate that forward motion while the impulse is there.

There is much energy to be found right now by addressing the shadow within. When you face your fears and let go of old pain that has stopped you before, you’ll discover that there has been a tremendous amount of energy locked up in your shadow.

Begin the transformation process by confronting your own distorted reflections. See how much energy you are using to suppress aspects that perhaps are not so bad. Let the intention of love heal and open up those parts so you have access to the energy once again. It is hard to accomplish much when you are using a lot of your life force to suppress your totality. Let go; trust your own energy and flow. Let the Divine be the guiding force in your life, and know that every part of yourself is perfectly loved in the Universe. 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 August 1, 2014.