Metaphors, Regulars and Shorts

Metaphors for the Month

By Suzanne Wagner

It’s difficult to stay centered right now. Do it anyway.
by Suzanne Wagner

Osho Zen Tarot: Turning In, Possibilities
Medicine Cards: Grouse, Mountain Lion
Mayan Oracle: Cimi, Ik, Organic Balance
Ancient Egyptian Tarot: The Moon, Four of Cups
Aleister Crowley Deck: Sorrow, The Magus, Princess of Cups
Healing Earth Tarot: Ten of Pipes, Seven of Rainbows
Words of Truth: Domain Shift, Boundaries, Rebellion

The cards for this month show much darkness. The mood is heavy and filled with confusion. Our inner child is frightened and feeling uncertain. The desire for movement is there but the restrictions remain. That may feel as if, energetically, you are exhausted. And you are; but it is from emotional turmoil.

The planets are always in motion and they constantly give us options to choose from. We place value on certain positions and chose directions for our world. Options are always available to us in more positive directions and more negative ones. It is essential that, in this volatile period, calm heads prevail.

The current global crises correlate to the end of the squares between Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn. The last two are December 15, 2014 and March 16-17, 2015. This painful back-and-forth between the old and the new reality is what is causing so much upset.

We are heading toward another big month in October with eclipses in Aries, October 8, and the last solar eclipse in Scorpio on October 23. I mention them here because you will be feeling a buildup throughout September. No, you are not going crazy.

On September 4, Mars finally comes out of a conjunction with Saturn. Mars does not like discipline and Saturn is all about structure, authority and limitation. The outcome is conflict. Attempt to keep those energies conscious and stay in communication with each other in your relationships and within your own being. Turn this energy into great precision and determination to get a job done.

Old realities and illusions are coming down, exposing the anger, violence, greed and hatred boiling below the surface. These issues are an unbalanced part of humanity, caused by and spreading the illness of separation.

Take a look at where you feel separated and find a way back to oneness. In that way, you heal your small part of the greater whole.

It is difficult to stay centered right now. Do it anyway. We may not be able to fix the world but we can fix the small part of our own world. That can create an energetic shift that goes out to the world in supportive ways.

We can no longer afford to be lazy in our understanding of the interconnectedness of all of us. The voice of love will overcome the loud voices of petty tyrants. But, just like a parent dealing with a demanding child, there has to be a clear line and a lot of love to make anything stick. 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 30, 2014.