Metaphors for the Month: August 2010

By Suzanne Wagner

Arthurian Tarot: Chapel Perilous, King Mark
Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Seven of Disks, Prince of Disks, Four of Disks
Mayan Oracle: Mystical Power, Akbal, Hologram
Aleister Crowley Tarot: Completion, Princess of Wands, The Tower
Medicine Cards: Dolphin, Grouse
Healing Earth Tarot: Eight of Wands, Man of Crystals, Ten of Pipes
Osho Zen Tarot: Ice-olation, Innocence, The Fool
Words of Truth: Authenticity, Generational Pattern, Learning Experience, Core Movement, Spirit

Moments of clarity and understanding can arrive in the midst of perilous times. In August, we continue to experience changes and upheavals. For everyone, the astrological transformations are extensive: You may feel compelled to abandon an old way of being. You may find that plans keep changing and that situations are not always what they seem. You may also feel the need to escape an unhealthy situation, thus taking the initiative and redirecting your life. You may find you are correcting choices from the past that have kept you from finding fulfillment. At the very least, this month you may be inspired to rework priorities and find a way to enact a more congruent lifestyle.

The process of telling yourself the truth will bring inspired energy into your life, and new projects and endeavors will emerge. Just be careful that your identity is not based on material possessions that you want to create.

As you break down the old reality, you can create a new expression of your authentic self. Let go of old generational patterns that no longer serve you. Allow your core to move so your spirit can find a free and expressive way of being in this new flow.

Release behaviors that isolate you from others when you are stressed and confused. Innocent and open self-expression will allow others into your reality, where they can experience the authentic emotions you feel.

Take some risks and let others see your heart’s courage in finding peace and freedom in the midst of utter confusion. Your examples give us courage to jump when the time is right and supports us all becoming our true selves.

Life is about learning to dance with each other in magical and synchronistic ways. We each have our own rhythm and way of moving. As we learn to dance together, we struggle at first to find the flow that authentically reflects all of us together. We become more aware of each other’s space and patterns. We learn to anticipate each other’s moods and energetic shifts. Like dancing, this is difficult at first. We accidentally step on each other’s toes. We bump into each other when we let go of awareness for a moment. August is about letting go of obsessive self-focus. We need to become more inclusive and aware of those around us. Pretend to be a dolphin in a pod of dolphins: Feel the flow and rhythm of the ocean and the sounds and patterns all around. Become a part of that flow. This is not a time to cultivate the separate self. Now is the time to become a part of a cohesive whole. We are all one. We are all conscious magical creatures. We are all on a journey. We no longer need to journey alone. ◆

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

This article was originally published on July 30, 2010.