Metaphors, Regulars and Shorts

Metaphors for the Month: Predictions for 2015

By Suzanne Wagner

Numerological and astrological aspects of importance for the year ahead.
by Suzanne Wagner

Medicine Cards: Owl, Turtle
Mayan Oracle: Etznab
Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Justice
Aleister Crowley Deck: The Empress, Victory, Gain
Healing Earth Tarot: Grandfather of Pipes, Seven of Crystals
Words of Truth: Expansion, Transformation, Wisdom


Adding the numbers of the year together, you get the number eight. Eight is associated with Leo and August, the eighth month of the year. This gives warmth to the energy for 2015 and an enthusiasm that opens to infinite possibilities, as well as marking the return of faith and belief in oneself to accomplish the tasks at hand. The number eight can indicate a pattern of increased wealth and abundance. It can also indicate that emotions of grief and loss are flowing because of circumstances or from letting go of things that have outgrown their usefulness. You will find that many new opportunities will present in an eight year, though it may be the second half of the year before you can actually recognize them.

This year favors financial moves and shifts related to work and career. All op­tions that expand your ability to make money are heightened. You are being asked to rise up to a new wave of prosperity. The energy of the eight is strengthened in the summer as we get closer to the eighth month, August. It lends an opportunity to gain a new sense of independence and to feel much more resourceful and efficient.

Astrologically speaking

Saturn’s move into Sagittarius (on De­cem­ber 23, 2014) helped this along. Saturn invokes a craving for the qualities of the sign it touches. With Sagittarius, it craves knowledge, wisdom and other qualities of life that generate meaning. The deeper question is to find the authenticity as well as the meaning. That is where Saturn gives groundedness and depth to the Sagittarius.

Saturn likes to go slow and, as the God of Time, it can create the illusion of time stalling. But Saturn also contributes resili­ence and endur­ance to the things it influences.

Saturn wants to control. The negative side of this in Sagittarius is that you may want to control others with your beliefs and ideals. Take care not to fall to the dark side of this force. Imposing one’s beliefs on others reaps no reward—and there may be negative repercussions, especially in the global arena.

On the plus side, Saturn’s demand of structure and commitment protects against the more negative expressions of Sagit­tarius, such as excessiveness and irresponsibility. Under its influence, fleeting moments of happiness at the expense of others or the bigger plan is not tolerated.

Saturn will teach you to let go of the lost causes in your life, shining a clear light on the patterns that have outgrown their usefulness. The Sagittarius part of that equation aims to help you become more aware of your choices and how you have contributed to any current dysfunction. It’s time to get real.

Expect this to be messy at first. But Saturn will force you to start cleaning up the crap. By letting go of things that have no basis in reality, you will gain a new confidence.

Saturn in Sagittarius demands that you find practical applications for your personal philosophies. Just don’t get too Saturnian and become rigid in your thinking.

Unfolding over the next few years will be the understanding that freedom is not about escaping responsibility; it is what you enjoy only after tending to your responsibilities. You are going to be asked to walk your talk and practice what you preach. But you will also have to tell yourself the truth about whether what you are walking is actually working for you or just giving you a temporary “feel good” moment.

As Sagittarius rules the hips and thighs, it is a great time to get into a more physically healthy place. Saturn will offer a new­found discipline to help you keep your goals.

Sagittarius is traditionally outspoken. However, under the influence of Saturn, you may take time to brainstorm with others, resulting in more grounded opinions.

Sagittarius is about learning and knowledge. You might feel like you want to go back to school or learn some new things. Saturn loves credentials, after all. But you might also re-evaluate what you are learning and decide if it is actually viable.

In addition, we will have the last square between Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn. (Can I hear the communal sigh of relief?) Yes, this will help the energy flow and emotional disposition of many of us. It also finally marks an ending to this Grand Cardinal Cross that we have been bearing since the downturn of 2008. The heaviness should begin to lift in the summer and the economy will also begin to recover. By the end of the year we will all have more money in our pockets, though it will take through 2016 to fully recover.

I am excited to see how this all unfolds. January feels lovely, powerful and expansive in may aspects. So enjoy the month. Feel into the positive shifts happening. Let the intensity and fear of 2014 go and let us move into the warmth and positive flow of 2015. Things are finally moving in the ways that you have hoped. It may take till year’d end to see and feel the full impact of everything you’ve been doing, but all and all we are finally at a turn that everyone has been hoping for.

Let the wisdom of the Owl allow you to see the pathway through the darkness. Let the Turtle ground you and allow you to feel safe and at home. Balance and Justice are coming back into a tangible place that creates a stronger feeling of safety and you are finally seeing beyond smoke-and-mirrors illusion and into the true reflections of who you really are.

Enjoy 2015!

Suzanne Wagner, psychic, author, speaker and teacher, will be in SLC for classes and readings Dec. 9-16.

This article was originally published on December 30, 2014.