Metaphors for the Month: November 2008

By Suzanne Wagner

Out with the old guard.

by Suzanne Wagner

Arthurian Tarot: Mordred, Wayland
Mayan Oracle: Etznab, Imix, New Myth
Aleister Crowley: The Sun, Ace of Cups, Wealth
Medicine Cards: Hawk, Wolf
Osho Zen Tarot: Sharing, Miser, Completion
Healing Earth Tarot: Five of Feathers, Two of Feathers, Four of Wands
Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Queen of Wands, Three of Cups
Words of Truth:  Creativity, Blessing, Form, Dreams
By the time you read this, we’ll likely have elected a new president. There are doomsayers no matter who gets elected. The trend is towards monumental change and a shift out of the old guard. 
The next president will be someone who can implement change and keep a commanding presence during this transformative time. The people will have decided who holds the energetic pattern that will assist the United States to get to the next level of growth and prosperity.
It is going to be a difficult six months for all of us, in the way of gloom and doom; we must actively move in new and uncomfortable directions. Complacency no longer works.
Some will want to totally contract into fear and dread. But it is really not that bad. We all will have to look at things differently and learn new methods of conservation and balance. The trend of excess is finally over. Such patterns cannot last forever. They are out of balance with the reality of human existence. 
We will learn new ways of sharing and connecting with others. We will finally step out of being so self-absorbed. As a country we are also growing up. We have adolescent for so long, full of energy and innovation. Now we need more maturity and responsibility in our interaction with other countries. We are realizing that we need each other.
New creative projects and environmentally friendly products will put us back on our feet financially if we are ready to really embrace this potential. This will allow our economy to recover. 
After all, we are the country of innovation and invention. Let’s get back to that. We are great at coming up with ideas whose time has come. If we allow all of those fertile ideas to be looked at seriously and applied, we can economically recover faster. 
We all need to support companies who are attempting to make energy friendly systems become the norm. That will allow the costs to go down and then everyone wins. 
Nothing that is happening right now is terrible. It is just change. And we are the country that has always been on the cutting edge of change. We are birthing something new and wonderful. We have the potential to see clearly by going higher and gaining perspective.
But first we must begin here with our fellow countrymen. If we can make it work here then we can show those systems to others and teach self-reliance. 
We need to dream and we need to share. 
We need to love others and we need to reflect on what has not been working. 
We can do all of these at the same time. It is time to expand the love bubble to include more than just yourself and your family. We are a global family and we can and do have an impact on each other. 
So, do not contract in fear. Do not close down. Take a deep breath and open to the new. Let in the exhilarating energy of the new possibilities. This could be a ride that you really enjoy. Just get in the car and know that together we can really go somewhere. 
No matter who has been elected, let us all come together and figure out a new way. Let’s listen to all the options no matter whom they come from. Stay open and you just might find something that can change your perspective and allow you to embrace your life in more complete and fulfilling ways. 
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 November 3, 2008.