Metaphors for the Month

By Suzanne Wagner

Your essence creates the forms you experience in your life. The more willing you are to dive deep into your essence, the more clear the reality becomes because you are no longer needing to project your unresolved issues into the external world. When you know yourself and you are clear with yourself, the dramas of the world, while fascinating to watch (just like an interesting movie) no longer hook you or elicit a strong negative response. You understand this is just the universe attempting to wake people up.

Osho Zen Tarot: Courage, The Burden, Traveling

Medicine Cards: Blank Shield, Trukey

Mayan Oracle: Transformer, Complex Stability, Resolution of Duality

Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Five of Swords, Nine of Cups, Queen of Swords

Aleister Crowley Deck: Pleasure, The Magus, The Devil

Healing Earth Tarot: Two of Pipes, Eight of Pipes, Six of Shields

Words of Truth: Form, Essence, Inspiration

Do you know what is the greatest gift you have? It’s the gift of your clear reflection of truth and your compassionate heart of understanding. It is your faith and belief in humanity’s ability to break out of the paralyzing patterns of fear that prevent them from seeing that the love they have inside is more valuable and precious than any external illusion that would want to drag them down.

What you fear in others is what you fear in yourself. Your judgment of others is also, right now, judging you… harshly. You project onto others the suffering you are subtly and quietly inflicting upon yourself. Your words of anger and fear reveal how fear-based and angry you are at yourself.

This month it’s time to resolve this internal duality so the external can grow beyond this pattern of stagnation. You can transform your fear into courage. You can put down the heavy burden you have been carrying.

Use the energy of this month to allow for healing in a greater way than you’ve previously been willing to. It takes a willingness to move in the direction that may shatter your illusions rather than reinforce them. When you are looking for agreement to feel strong in your convictions it means that those convictions are pretty shaky. If you do not know your deepest self, then the opinions of others can cause confusion and spiteful conversations.

Reaction is a form of defense.

Truth does not need to be defended… it needs to be embodied.

What challenges do you need to undertake at this time? It is time to come back to your younger self. He or she has the wisdom and oneness you are seeking at this time.

You have two faces, the face of experience and the face that is your original face. The face of experience is scarred and aged from the suffering and struggles this life has offered up as challenges for you to grow. Your original face is one that knows this path was chosen and that this life will give you what you seek if you are willing to open to it.

The cards indicate that travel this month is a doorway to reclaim the face of your original self. Through being in nature, you may catch a glimpse of your original self and find the doorway to come back home.

The feminine is gaining strength this month and the old masculine world is like shattered glass under its feet. It’s a major shift in reality as we prepare for Jupiter to leave Virgo and go into Libra on September 9.

Old mindsets are breaking under the pressure for change. The sword of truth is in the hands of a woman in the Five of Swords and it is the only sword still intact after the battle. Only truth will survive these astrological tidal shifts. The truth is like drinking thirst-quenching water whereas the distortion is like trying to choke down rotten meat. No matter what anyone tells you, you know it’s garbage and it needs to be thrown out. Now the only problem is learning to love yourself after awakening to the fact that, for a time… you contributed to that distortion in either small or large ways.

Let it go. Forgive yourself and know that you needed to push this energy to an extreme position to awaken from the nightmare of fear you ‘ve been living in.

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

This article was originally published on August 1, 2016.