Metaphors for the Month: May 2009

By Suzanne Wagner

You are light now

by Suzanne Wagner

Arthurian Tarot: The Hare, Isolt of the White Hands
Mayan Oracle: Manik, Transparency
Aleister Crowley: Prince of Wands, Knight of Wands, Happiness
Medicine Cards: Snake, Deer
Osho Zen Tarot: We are the World, The Burden, Fighting
Healing Earth Tarot: Three of Shields, Five of Wands, Ten of Shields
Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Princess of Cups, Prince of Disks, Ten of Wands
Words of Truth: Money, Listening, Laughter

Let’s give a huge sigh of relief for having survived the last eight months of stress and change. May is a much-needed time of recuperation and healing.

We as a nation are becoming conscious of the repercussions of our actions that affect the whole world. We awaken to our cultural connection and renew our sense of community.

It is time to transmute old poisonous energies into wholeness and strength. This can seem like a magical moment for our consciousness but the experience of a magical shift is nothing more than a radical change in your conscious awareness. When your awareness expands, nothing feels the same afterward.

Look at where you are hiding from awareness and your own amazing perspective. When we are in a rut, we are not moving and growing. This month you will not be comfortable. In fact, you will actively choose to step out of your comfort zone, move to a place of temporary discomfort, and connect to the higher magic that is part of the expression of your true self. Your old identity is a snakeskin you have outgrown. Shedding that skin may be uncomfortable but you emerge with a newfound clarity and a more authentic expression of who you’ve really come to be in the world.

Let go! Trust there is a part of you that knows exactly what it is doing. Your inherent wisdom is constantly guiding you.

May is a gateway toward some completion in your life. Will you allow it? It is often our old beliefs, definitions, roles, and ideals that prevent us from allowing the natural expression of our being. There is usually a huge difference between our normal way of being and our natural way of being.

Give permission to step out of the normal and find the natural expression of self.

We think that if we have enough knowledge or tools, then we might have value or have something to contribute. In actuality, the greatest gift is the authentic expression of soul. Nothing is more powerful than being in the presence of someone who is expressing who they authentically are with acceptance, presence and grace.

A person in that state is an incredible gift in the world. When you allow yourself to drop into who you actually are, you become very present in the moment and recognize that, as a human being, part of the game is to learn how to adapt to each moment as it shifts and changes. For the only constant in the universe is change.

You cannot stay attached to any perspective, belief or thought if you actually stay present with each situation and allow yourself to move with the flow of what is.

So let go of your need to be right. Let go of your need to carry others and not give yourself the love and attention you need to awaken. Let go of the old fights where you are still holding a grudge. Let go of the fear that you will not have enough because you do not feel as if you are enough. Listen with humor to the drama of your mind’s constant negating and creating of problems.

You are love.

You are light.

You are consciousness right now.

Not tomorrow. Right now.

Just allow that realization to sink in. Let the water of awareness to flow within you again. See what you can become when you are no longer controlling what you think is correct and true. Finding out what and who you really are is the most amazing discovery you will ever experience.

Enjoy the unfolding pathway that May is presenting to you this month.

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 April 30, 2009.