Metaphors for the Month: April 2009

By Suzanne Wagner

A tarot reading for CATALYST readers.

by Suzanne Wagner

Arthurian Tarot: Castle Pendragon, Arthur’s Dream
Mayan Oracle: Cimi, Greater Cycles, Realm Shift
Aleister Crowley: Peace, Science, Abundance, Futility
Medicine Cards: Deer, Weasel
Osho Zen Tarot: Harmony, Suppression, Politics
Healing Earth Tarot: Five of Rainbows, Five of Pipes, Seven of Wands
Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Ace of Swords, Prince of Cups, The Magician
Words of Truth: Boundaries, Density, Dreams

On many levels, a lot is happening this month. Amid extreme opinions and positions regarding who is more wrong, responsible or guilty for the current state of our world, we need to ask ourselves this fundamental question: Are we willing to release the need to find fault and, instead, do whatever is in our power to create meaningful change over the next few years?

That is really the bottom line.

Negative words and attacks do not inspire solutions. We need everyone’s ideas and thoughts, not communications that provoke hopelessness.

People usually are doing the very best they can under the circumstances. Their actions, at least at the time, seem to them like a reasonable thing to do.

Change is a constant in the universe. You can either open to it or resist like crazy.

All life learns to adapt to shifting circumstances or becomes extinct. If you are unwilling to change, you begin to die. You can tenaciously hold on to the past, refuse to budge, and make yourself depressed and miserable to be around. But if you are willing to try, open, and expand into something new, you will find energy, renewed enthusiasm and excitement.

Look at change as an opportunity to find new ways to expand and share love and consciousness.

Every great idea that has been worth anything began in the fires of huge resistance and problems. But every dream is an attempt to bring life into better balance and more conscious awareness. Democracy began this way. The Internet began this way. But there were always those who believed in the possibility of making things better for everyone.

So ask yourself: What is your dream? What do you want America to look like in 10 years? Are you willing to make adjustments now for the well-being of future generations?

This is a month, practice trust-not in the government; nor in the economy-but trust that you can find a way through.

Resissting change may be natural, and common. But right now, indulging that natural tendency may not be wise. We now need to find solutions quickly.

The cards do indicate that there will be successful handling of fluctuating fortunes. There will be a need to adjust to unforeseen difficulties and obstacles that require re-evaluating plans. There will also be the need to launch new projects with limited funds at the beginning.

This is a time when poor planning will lead to humiliation. So in your personal life, check and re-check the numbers before you jump into anything. We are in an erratic phase. If you are unable to adapt, you will soon find yourself on the short end of the stick. So stay open. Trust your intuition. Do not hide your head in the sand. Make the necessary changes before those changes are forced upon you.

Dreams can still come true. Find the flow in change by letting go of the past and inviting an improved future. You are alive during an amazing time. You can contribute to the spiritual evolution of humanity through your willingness to assist in the global shift. Will you be dragged kicking and screaming the whole way. or are you willing walk into the future?

Suzanne Wagner is the author of numerous books and CDs on the tarot. She lives in Salt Lake City.

This article was originally published on March 30, 2009.