Metaphors for the Month

By Suzanne Wagner

Intuitive patterns for October 2016.

Osho Zen Tarot:  Adventure, Slowing Down, Experiencing

Medicine Cards: Mouse, Lizard

Mayan Oracle: Harmonic Resonance, Center

Ancient Egyptian Tarot: The Chariot, Prince of Wands,

Queen of Wands

Aleister Crowley Deck: The Hanged Man, Peace, Luxury

Healing Earth Tarot: Judgment, Grandmother of Pipes,

Grandmother of Feathers

Words of Truth: Integrity, Present, Guidance

Yes, you are going to have to give up something to take this next step. Yes, it is going to cost money, time and energy. But after the intensity of September it might seem like the only logical choice.

What is it to be in a state of high awareness? You can tell by a person’s actions. One who is stable in a heightened state of clarity tends to be alert, present, joyful, centered, loving, flowing, at peace and not seeking attention from external sources to feel safe and validated.

Let go of attachments to outcomes and labels of good or bad. Accept what is and welcome the new things being initiated in your life. Take responsibility for the illusions you have been carrying and just allow this moment to be one of forgiveness and peace. Remember, the core of enlightenment is ease. By allowing ease into a dominant position in your life, you find your own cool, calm and centered self. From that place there is nothing you need to seek out because you are already home.

Nature has so many secrets to share with you now. External growth is slowing down but internal growth has the potential to speed up. Growth is inherently dangerous—there is always risk and sacrifice. This month, a million mistakes are possible but facing those insecurities is the only way to grow. You must be willing to fail, and to face the uncertainty of the unknown.

That is why the totem of the Mouse is so interesting this month. A mouse needs to feel everything in order to know it. This is a strength and a weakness. Getting too close to something can make you anxious and it creates a type of mental fretting. Needing to have everything perfect is a form of fear in being on Earth, of doing it right, and of not feeling the flow of energy that is life all around you. Being a nitpicker is not a positive trait. Being unable to let things go is another form of this same energy.

Yes, knowing is wonderful but there is so much out there in the universe that in our present state of human awareness, evolution, brain capacity and form that we are just not presently capable of fully understanding the great mysteries of the universe. The more organized you are, the more afraid you may be of what’s just beyond the safe box you’ve created in your mind and in your world.

This month, nature itself is attempting to break through the mental barriers that block the masterful and subtle consciousness from coming fully into your awareness. Scrutinize your life: Deeply examine whether it is working the way your soul needs and wants, or not.

Are you locked in the dark dream of your shadow where you exist but are actually asleep? Has your life become a nightmare? If it has, then your inner conflict has broken out of the dream world and into your conscious world as it attempts to get your attention.

Remember, your life is not limited to just what you perceive. A multitude of other things are going on if you are willing to leap out of judgment and into the center that is life. When you resist the natural order and flow and are living on the edge of life, it will be a hard life. But choosing to leap into the flow, not knowing where you are going to end up, is the place where miracles and magic still exist. And they can happen to you. Listen to the guidance being offered, stay fully present, and stand up for who you are in the most integral of ways and you will discover that peaceful center you seek.

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 October 2, 2016.