Spirituality & Mysticism

Metaphors for the Month: November 2013

A tarot reading for CATALYST readers.
—by Suzanne Wagner

Osho Zen Tarot: Abundance, Sharing, Existence
Medicine Cards: Squirrel, Weasel, Antelope
Mayan Oracle: Measure, Organic Balance, Center
Ancient Egyptian Tarot: King of Disks, The Empress, The Chariot
Aleister Crowley Deck: Love, The Universe, Prince of Disks
Healing Earth Tarot: Five of Rain­bows, Six of Wands, Grand­mother of Rainbows
Words of Truth: Health, Gener­a­tional Pattern, Possibilities

In this season of gatherings, we instinctively want to feel happy, content and hopeful. The eclipse in Scorpio on November 3 magnifies that energetic drive. Around the eclipse, it often feels as if things speed up and awareness increases. Intuition is heightened and emotional issues become magnified. As Scorpio is in a once-in-a-lifetime Grand Water Trine, Scorpios will be the most affected, as well as the Taurus among us.

Regardless of sign, you will notice that things are coming into the light. Secret desires will be revealed. Watch out for sudden beginnings and endings during this time. Sudden events around an eclipse indicate an event that is karmic and therefore fated for you to experience.

How can we stay in loving presence when we know that endings are coming? It is the question for this month. The answer lies in how stable your internal center is. You can weather anything when you are organically balanced and taking each moment as it comes. This is not the time to get ahead of yourself. There is a great phrase, “Worry is a waste of a good imagination.”

As we move deeper into autumn, check your health. Pay attention to the small issues related to your body right now. As many of you can feel, this winter seems to be one that will be harsher than in recent times. As such, tensions and stresses can build up and you can bump into generational patterns that no longer function in the new reality you’re creating. Sometimes the only way our inner guidance can get our attention is to make a past pattern crop up so we are forced to deal with it and reawaken to the possibilities coming our way.

Gather your forces so you can feel safe and strong. Remain alert and clever to the people and situations around you. You must be willing to take action when it is required. “He who hesitates is lost” is the motto this month.

To what you are devoted? Where do your commitments lie? Are you following through with what you agreed to do? You gain strength by practicing the art of integrity and impeccability. Awareness is earned, wisdom is experienced, dreams are built, and your fate is in your hands.

Reflect on where you were five years ago. Then take a look at who you became three years ago. Now, look at who you are in this moment. Can you see the gifts in your own evolution? Can you see the expansion of your essential self into a person whom you admire and respect more fully?

You should.

You have made huge strides in your life. Your awareness is clearer than it has ever been. That does not mean that when you awaken, everything is easy. Things may become painfully real, deeply felt, and compassionately held in your heart.

It is through our presence and emotional understanding of another’s truth that we make a difference in the moment. As we move into the season of family, expand your definition of family. Take a look at those to whom you are not related, who are your spiritual family. Expand your heart to include them in your love and devotion. Then walk the path of compassion and give to those less fortunate who call to your spirit, and touch them in the way that is appropriate for your being.

Have a beautiful month.