Metaphors for the month: April 2010

Your path is yours alone.
by Suzanne Wagner

Arthurian Tarot: Castle Pendragon, Nimue, Britannia
Mayan Oracle: Organic Balance, Manik, Ik
Aleister Crowley: Truce, Queen of Swords, Ace of Cups
Medicine Cards: Wolf, Frog, Hummingbird
Osho Zen Tarot: The Miser, Turning In, Rebirth
Healing Earth Tarot: Eight of Feathers, Hanged One, Three of Rainbows
Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Eight of Cups, King of Wands, Three of Wands
Words of Truth: Mother, Male, Health, Self Image

In these interesting times it will be important to check if you are dismissing indications of trouble, not paying attention to details, feeling as if things in your life are in an erratic phase or find you are unable to adapt and meet new challenges. If you are, then it will be important to shift that energy into finding ways to successfully handle life’s fluctuations, make adjustments to unforeseen difficulties, directly deal with the obstacles pressing for your attention and find humor in minor mishaps that would otherwise cause embarrassment. This is a month of reassessment, which calls for creative maneuvers to avert the potential of trouble ahead.

I have been noticing that with the people I deal with there is an awakening of each soul to the connection to the collective unconscious or the global mind. Each of us is feeling the trials and tribulations of the planet as collectively we shift into the new evolving pattern. The problem is that the end result is unknown. We are in uncharted territory. The resulting stress inspires us to psychically and energetically reach beyond our own knowing and attempt to connect to a bigger awareness.

On one level, this is great. I’m seeing many people have huge psychic openings and expansions of their consciousness. But this is also confusing others, as they do not understand that what they are feeling is not so much personal as global.

It is challenging to find balance when you are in a torrent of powerful water that threatens to pull us under and ignite our fight-or-flight survival mechanism. But energy is energy, and all energy can be transmuted into other things when you are willing to refrain from judging or recoiling from the present moment.

Each of us, in our own way, is noticing an experience of suffering at this time.

Suffering is just an indication of where we are stuck in the past of old wounds, belief systems, or patterns that need to be unraveled. Once you are willing to let the old perspective go, often the suffering shifts into motivation and excitement. Just because something was true in the past does not mean it will be true in the future.

If you feel yourself contracting and withholding, practice taking full and deep breaths and tell yourself to let go. Take some time to go within and find your personal center and inner clarity. Know that winds of fate and life are always guiding you toward your soul’s potential in this incarnation. Others do not need to agree with you or follow your path. Your path is yours alone. They also have their own inner guidance and lessons that need to be learned and experienced.

In a chaotic way, it is all perfect and wonderful if you let go of what you believe you want and deserve and learn to appreciate the moments in which you find yourself. The universe won’t give you more if you don’t show some gratitude for the journey and what you have been already given.

This is a month to be careful of over-indulging in alcohol and drugs or any excessive behaviors such as over-spending to feel better. This is a time to take care of your health, learn to nurture yourself in healthy ways and make adjustments to your self-image.

Create and cultivate balance by finding your own inner flow.

Within you is a teacher who is aware of your next step along the pathway to your awakening and soul’s potential. It can be terrifying to learn to trust these shifts that seem to destabilize life for a while. But the constant lesson of this universe is to let go of the old and make way for the new. You can never go back. Ice cream is never going to be five cents for two scoops, ever again. So just let it all go. Be in the now and find the beauty and diversity that is this time and place. There is a miracle unfolding and it is you.

Suzanne Wagner is the author of numerous books and CDs on the tarot. She lives in Salt Lake City. http://suzwagner.com