Metaphors, Regulars and Shorts

Metaphors for the Month

By Suzanne Wagner

Draw anything!—by Suzanne Wagner

Osho Zen Tarot: The Outsider, Laziness
Medicine Cards: Blank Shield, Coyoter
Mayan Oracle: Universal Movement, Measure, Adventurer’s Quest
Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Four of Swords, Four of Wands, Ace of Cups
Aleister Crowley Deck: Ruin, Gain, Knight of Cups
Healing Earth Tarot: Grandfather of Shields, Woman of Pipes
Words of Truth: Health, Guilt, Receiving

We made it! The square between Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn occurring on March 16-17 will help us conclude some intensely transformational years. With the eclipse on March 20 we begin a cycle to find harmony between the driving force of our nature and our desire for relationship and balance.

I do not expect March to be smooth. but I do expect it to be a major turning point for many. For some, it may be a month for some TLC if your body has taken many hard hits over the past five-plus years. For others there might be a feeling of finally regaining some of the ground lost since 2012.

Regardless, let the past go. Open to receive what is presently being offered from the Universe and choose happiness. Think of this month as taking the stand of appeasement. This is a form of truce. Sometimes it’s best to accept the situation and move on rather than hold on to a desire that may or may not actualize.

If you still want to fight, consider that your ego will sabotage a great opportunity just to make a point. My message is to put the sword down and discuss the options. The lesson of this year’s eclipse cycle is learning to balance the intense driving energy. There’s no sense in reminiscing about past glories. Much needs doing and it’s time to get on with it.

But please move forward with tact and gentleness. If we’ve learned anything over the past six years, it’s that you cannot push the river. You can flow with that river and hopefully you have learned to surrender to the lessons that have presented themselves. Yet it is essential to complete all forms of work that you have on your plate. It is important to move not from the place of speed but from the focus of stability. Within this journey, all of us have learned how to embrace both the fiery side and directed quality of our inner masculine and we have learned to listen to the intuitive promptings and creative flow of our feminine. Effort without passion is not balanced. Intuition and creativity without structure, order, and stability also does not work.

This month, the secret doorway you’ve been seeking will present itself if you pay attention and do not resist the flow that wants to carry you forward.

Let the unknowable inspire awakened wonder and bliss. Let yourself revel in your own ecstatic communication with the seen and the unseen. You have been broken down to discover the foundation of your Essential Self. Allow the rhythm of that truth to unleash the power of your radical self and let your newfound open consciousness guide you into a new, larger pattern. You are at the point of acceleration and lift-off if you surrender to your greater self rather than maintain the limited perspective of your human self.

If you still believe that you are on the outside looking in, then you are not noticing the unlocked gate right in front of you. Believing that you do not deserve something does not mean that you actually do not deserve it. Begin to really notice how your mind has become lazy. Wake up and stop seeing the projections of the past. Instead, see the possibilities in this new world. The doorway is here. You do have to recognize the opportunity, open the door and step through.

You have a blank shield this month. You can draw anything you want on this fresh canvas. Together let’s draw a life of adventure, spiritual journeys and playfulness with a bit of conscious cunning. It takes a quick mind to seize opportunities in the moment. It takes someone who knows that what’s in the past is never as good as what you can create consciously from personal intent in this moment.


This article was originally published on February 28, 2015.