Metaphors, Regulars and Shorts

Metaphors for the Month: February 2012

By Suzanne Wagner

Learn to navigate deep waters—and act with compassion.

Osho Zen Tarot: New Vision Breakthrough, Silence
Medicine Cards: Opossum, Beaver, Whale
Mayan Oracle: Realm Shift, Manik, Ahau
Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Four of Swords, Strength, Five of Cups
Aleister Crowley Deck: Failure, Prince of Swords, Debauch
Words of Truth: Guidance, Individuation, Aspect, No Movement, Competition, Authenticity

February should feel as if a bell has sounded, signalling you to break free of dysfunctional patterns that have kept you stuck for quite some time. In the silence that follows, you will begin to see the new vision at the periphery of your reality. An idea is stalking you, an idea whose time has come.

Then comes the next problem. The new perception does not fit into the old identity of self. The question becomes, “Do I stick to my old way of seeing or do I take the risk and go for my dream?”

The answer should be obvious. Go for the dream! We have been trying to make things work that are no longer capable of functioning. Change is necessary now. 

None of us can do it alone. We need others to help us and give feedback. For your companions, choose those who want you to be the best person you can be, not those who want to mold you into what they need and want.

Neptune, god of the seas, moves into Pisces, the sign of the fish, on Febrary 3-4, so an ocean metaphor is called for. A dolphin can hear a human in distress and from miles away will come to the rescue. This takes us to the next truth of February, “If you are aware of someone suffering or in distress, check to see if it is your soul’s compassionate choice to help in some way.” Water conducts sound much better than air, and in this watery time, we are going to become aware of the slightest sounds and nuances of distress. It can become overwhelming, but you are not obligated to fix everyone and everything. You must allow the heart’s voice of compassion to move you in the direction your truth.

We are all going to be learning strategies to navigate deep waters. But again, you are not alone. Uranus in Aries, through 2019, is concerned with the expansion of the voice of the individual, but those unique and individual voices need to come together, get organized, and make the changes. No one can do it all alone anymore. We are going to need each person’s tools, skills and wisdom to create this new world. Let go of competition, and just be your authentic self. Listen to the guidance from the divine, and remember that the divine also speaks through those we trust and those who love us. Stay open. Remember you are here to love. 

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

This article was originally published on February 2, 2012.