Metaphors for the Month: Hold Fast to Your Dreams
Regardless of what others may think.
—by Suzanne Wagner
Osho Zen Tarot: Participation, Silence
Medicine Cards: Porcupine, Grouse
Mayan Oracle: Unity, Hologram, Harmonic Resonance
Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Six of Wands, Chariot, The Sun
Aleister Crowley Deck: Ace of Wands, Queen of Disks, Futility
Healing Earth Tarot: Grandfather of Crystals, Eight of Wands, Five of Pipes
Words of Truth: Source, Undermine, Decision
This month will be a great improvement over November’s emotional intensity. As Neptune continues to gain ground and move forward, you feel more clarity as to the direction in which your soul wishes to move. The risk now is in allowing others’ opinions and perceptions (or fears) to undermine your confidence and decision.
There are moments when you need others’ approval but this is not one of them. You will have to stand tall within your own center regardless of the concensus around you. Don’t worry, you will find others of like mind that will help you find the new connections you are seeking.
There is a feeling of magic in the air and a hopeful sense as you look to the new future you are creating. You’ll find quite a bit of protection from the divine as you attempt to shift your reality out of the old and into something else. Many others are willing to help. Just remember that it will be your innocent heart and playful spirit that allows you to move forward.
You are beginning a celebratory dance that might take more time than just this month but right now you are setting the stage and preparing for the moment of triumph. Your heart is being empowered and you can begin to see the wholeness even in the smallest of images and ideas that are drifting into your consciousness.
Yes, there will be moments of frustration and helplessness. Yes, you will question the sanity of what you are doing. But you are not crazy. You are just done with this old self. You are done with the fear that has paralyzed you for too long. You are done with caring what others think. Your heart is demanding space and its own voice. It will no longer allow you to hide your brilliant light.
You want to express your clarity and confidence. Just be careful that, as this energy comes out, you do not allow it to come across as arrogance. Inside, you have achieved a victory over your own opposition. You have freed yourself from a place of limitation. Others may not see that or want to accept that. But what others want is not important this month. What’s important is that you breathe the air of freedom and change. You take in the release that has been a long time coming and you show the way through your compassionate heart and in how you give permission for each person to have his or her own journey to awakening.
Celebrate your life with movement and dance. Allow your ecstatic self to connect with all things. Let your beauty illuminate others’ potential.
You are of this Earth and your life is woven into the very tapestry of it. Within the movement is an inner silence that is acceptance and love. When fear moves to the side and joy overtakes the soul, you become an unstoppable force for good.
Let that flow while it can, because life is forever moving those waves backward and forward. Know that fear is not less important than joy. It is just that joy can be expressed at the same time as fear. When you understand that fear is a natural expression of a body that lives in this dimension of life and death and that the body will always notice fear in order to keep the body alive, then you will no longer need to focus on it so much. Feel the fear and then find the joy anyway.
Know you will die at some point but do not fixate on that truth. Instead focus on the beauty of this moment and allow the joy and love to express through the form of limited existence. Know the fragility of the body but know also the powerful expression of love that the soul longs to show. u
Suzanne Wagner is the author of numerous books and CDs on the tarot and creator of the Wild Women app. She now lives in California, but visits Utah for classes and readings frequently. SuzWagner.com