Metaphors, Regulars and Shorts

Metaphors for the Month: November 2012

By Suzanne Wagner

Power, grace & magic.
by Suzanne Wagner


Osho Zen Tarot: Comparison, Transformation, Schizophrenia

Medicine Cards: Bat, Wolf

Mayan Oracle: Greater Cycles, New Myth

Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Queen of Wander, The Emperor

Aleister Crowley Deck: The Magus, Peace, Queen of Wands

Healing Earth Tarot: Shaman, Six of Feathers, Seven of Shields

Words of Truth: Brilliance, Individuation, Meditation, Integration

The themes for November are power, peace and magic. That sounds a lot better than how things have been for most of 2012. We are inching our way toward understanding how to navigate the tumultuous waters of the astrological transformations occurring over the past four years.

The harsh winds of change have made the trunks of our personal trees stronger from the constant bending and adjusting to the ever-changing zephyrs. And we have learned to have better grounding by adding more and more ballast in the bottoms of our inner boats. All of us have learned new skills to stay afloat and align with this shifting of energies.

For some things, we can be very grateful. Can you feel how much more understanding and compassionate you are to others, and how you have learned to love yourself much deeper?

Allow a moment of reflection and appreciate all that you have learned.

We cannot “keep up with the Joneses.” We have to live our life and that is all we can really do. Worrying about what others think is no longer as important as it used to be. We have had to take an honest look at who and what we are and find acceptance and trust in our own divine flow. There is magic in our life and our choices. There is mystery in the unraveling of our egos to discover the greater design that is within each of us. And the more I allow that within myself, the more I see that in others.

I see beauty where I saw discomfort. I see grace where I saw despair. I see love in the eyes of all those I meet. I connect in a much more real and honest way. I see the spark of the divine everywhere.

It is as if the leaves of our egos have fallen off the limbs of the tree and now the stark beauty of our core is revealed just like the unadorned tree trunk. There is amazing beauty right here. Just look in the mirror. That beauty is you. Time is the teacher. Age is the pattern that forces us into the place of grace. Stillness is the place where we finally see what has always been right in front of us.

From that place, awareness arises that we all feel the same emotions, have similar experiences, feel the same pain, love deeply, and suffer the loss when change is inevitable.

When we deny that we are all connected in an amazing plan, then we continue to create separation, fear, and suffering. So stop, breathe, and see that there really is no “other” out there.

Openly and honestly look at others and see beyond your projection, attachment, and beliefs of how you want others to act. Then choose to look deeper into this person’s needs, dreams, desires and hopes. Feel into the heart that beats within the soul of this person. See the soul that wants to understand and open. Feel the desire and fears of this person’s personal drama that has been their life. In that moment the words will no longer matter. Only then can an honest conversation really happen.

Allow for November to be a time that is beyond politics, beyond rhetoric, beyond fear. It is by understanding each other that change happens with grace rather than conflict. At this point we are all pretty tired of conflicts in our personal and professional lives. We have to find another way to interact. Because of this astrology, the circumstances that we think might be so important might not be. We are all challenged for the next three years as this storm transcends the old and brings in something new. Remember that we cannot do it alone. We all need each other to help create this expansion. It is time to see the love that we share, the deep caring that we all have for this country, and the change that we need to manifest together.

This article was originally published on October 29, 2012.