Metaphors, Regulars and Shorts

Metaphors for the Month: October 2011

By Suzanne Wagner

Find your center within.

Osho Zen Tarot: Aloneness, Understanding, Participation
Medicine Cards: Antelope, Elk, Mouse
Mayan Oracle: Imix, Muluc
Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Two of Disks, Four of Disks, Two of Swords

Aleister Crowley Deck: Fool, Princess of Swords, Victory
Words of Truth: Density, Sacred, Exhaustion
Healing Earth Tarot: Emperor, Woman of Shields, Nine of Shields
Arthurian Tarot: Lily Maid of Astolat, Merlin

October begins with a great degree of tension. The energies seek balance, as opposing forces attempt to reconcile, but there is still guarded mistrust and suspicion. One reason for reconciliation is that everyone is exhausted from the strain of the past year. The density has forced us to re-evaluate our positions and patterns.

We are finally looking at the fact that everyone is on this journey together, and we need to learn how to work together. Being right is great, but what does it get you when you’ve alienated yourself from those with whom you need to manifest the changes?

In October, you will find yourself coming together with others in new ways to take action and get things moving again. Longing for or wallowing in the past will not help us move into uncharted waters. The past is a guidepost reminding us of the patterns that have worked and those that have not. But the past can’t help us

decipher the complex patterns of this present world. We all will feel as if we are required to step out of our old boxes and move toward new patterns of reality.

The intense density is actually a gift. We can see how we have allowed ourselves to get stretched too thin and realize that now we need something very different.

Dualities like the following will be fighting within you throughout the month.

Do I want to be alone? Yes!

Do I want to be a part of this unfolding transformation? Yes!

How do I let myself out of my own cage and find the freedom I so long for?

What steps do I need to take to find the courage necessary to feel safe and protected in this unpredictable world?

The key is grounding. Find your center within. Feel your connection to everyone and everything on this planet. In times of great change, you need to know yourself. You need to know you can trust your highest self to carry you through to new places of light and love.

With so many new beginnings, it is wonderful to remember that magic and protection are with you when you embark into unknown territories. Awareness of all the subtle messages coming to you is essential to navigating mental, emotional, physical and spiritual stretching.

The choice to begin is always personal. The feeling of aloneness in those moments is profound. When you allow surrender and acceptance of the moment, doorways open and you find others who, like you, are moving in the same direction with a similar purpose.

We are never really alone. We just need to have our eyes refreshed and opened to the magic right in front of us at all times. Let this moment free you from the density of your positions and opinions. Let transformation be your guide this month. Come together with others and share ideas that bridge the gaps and upsets. Set aside positions of polarity, right and wrong. Allow the new doorway to be jointly manifested. Find the thrill in the coming together of ideas with others. Feel the relief in the fact that you do not have to have all the answers. Allow others in who are seeking to find a similar place within themselves and walk that path together.

Enjoy October!

Suzanne Wagner is the author of numerous books and CDs on the tarot.

This article was originally published on September 30, 2011.