Metaphors for the Month

By Suzanne Wagner

Our memory is limited in registering the suffering of our ancestors.
by Suzanne Wagner

Osho Zen Tarot: Transformation, Maturity, The Rebel
Medicine Cards: Turtle, Crow
Mayan Oracle: Cib, Rhythm, New Myth
Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Prince of Cups, Three of Swords, Temperance
Aleister Crowley Deck: Knight of Swords, The Fool, Wealth
Healing Earth Tarot: Seven of Feathers, Three of Shields, Woman of Shields
Words of Truth: Words of Truth, Peace, Self Love

May is a month of change. Each of us is being called to step into a more mature place in our life where we take responsibility for our choices and actions. We can no longer afford to have knee-jerk reactions to external situations. It is time to observe, calculate and make clear and concise choices for what we intend to create in the future.

Yes, there is shadow everywhere. That shadow is beckoning us to wake up and act responsibly. This month the cards, as well as the astrology, urge us to look for the truth and to speak the truth from a place of peace and respect for others and all of life.

How do we find the inner rebel that is willing to break the chains of old conditioning and move from a place of power, wisdom, and action? How do we temper our sadness with justice and become cen­tered in a reality where we can all work together?

The answer is to find the rhythm under the surface of the chaos and upset. There is a place where, when you’re not caught in the tumultuousness of life, you can find the organic space and time to flow with the new trends and consciousness that are attempting to evolve you past the places of upset and into the possibility of new solutions. Choose to let go of old patterns, and solutions will emerge.

Believing you are safe if you retreat is a potentially harmful illusion. The world needs new ideas and new solutions. So many critical problems are piling up that there is a growing feeling of helplessness and despondency. But you can’t recognize solutions when you look through the eyes of the past.

It’s time to see beyond the old world’s limitations and come up with balanced and honest new ways to approach problems that our world has not witnessed up to this point.

Fearful minds grasp at familiar patterns. Calm minds seek answers while sitting in the silence and solitude of non-dual consciousness. Patterns created from fear only recreate history that we were supposed to learn something from so that we will do something different in the future. Humanity is notorious for going back again and again, and doing what did not work then, yet somehow they think it will work now. Our memory is limited in registering the suffering of our ancestors. It is our job now to remember the past in an honest fashion and believe in the tools and fresh eyes of a new generation who want to take us beyond the known and into the potential of human existence if we can just get beyond our judgment, fear and need to be right and superior to others. Together we can find the doorways. It is time to find the pathways to peace and prosperity together. 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 May 2, 2016.