Metaphors for the Month: September 2010

By Suzanne Wagner

Arthurian Tarot: The Homespun Tunic, Bedivere and Kay
Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Prince of Cups, Ace of Swords, Four of Wands
Mayan Oracle: Unity, Men
Aleister Crowley Tarot: Worry, Princess of Disks, Change
Medicine Cards: Hummingbird
Healing Earth Tarot: Nine of Wands, Tower, Five of Wands
Osho Zen Tarot: The Master, Silence, Maturity
Words of Truth: Freedom, Repression, Oppression, Appropriate Form, Will

September comes in with the energy to help us apply our natural skills, allowing them to grow and evolve in ways that make a difference. We can find meaning with our talents and pursue life-long dreams. We can lay a new foundation and gather the material goods and tools needed for future endeavors. As this dream emerges, we gain an increased sense of identity and purpose. Regardless of the global situation, any venture begun at this time will be blessed with success.

These unusual aspects may allow you to prove you are capable of managing large projects or expanding situations at work and at home. This is a month of brainstorming, contemplating, and putting forth ideas for consideration. With courage and maturity, you can use your talents to achieve your vision.

You will need to employ your intuitive insights in some decision-making processes. Answers may come in forms that will surprise you and from unexpected avenues. Now you can grasp the impact of a sudden illumination or insight and move directly to meet it. Your new identity is right there, if you are willing to let go of your old structure. Your spirit guides you into uncharted territories. Surrender to that spirit within and allow it to show you the present moment. Then you will find the limitlessness of your being and your natural ecstatic state.

The opportunity this month is a spiritual flowering of your Buddha self. It has always been there. You can choose to live from a place of joy and maturity at all times. External situations cannot diminish the centered expansiveness you feel. This is not about mastering others but becoming a master over your own being. You cannot teach truth. You can be truth. In claiming your inner mastery, you become your true self, and that truth provokes in others the longing to become their own fullest expression.

This is a time to face situations clearly and directly. If you resist the challenges presenting themselves, you will feel unprepared for the task ahead. This can cause pessimism, obstacles and delays. Be careful to not make things difficult for yourself. Notice what thoughts are stopping your progress. Dealing consciously with inner conflicts often allows outer conflicts to diminish or disappear completely.

Take a moment to consciously choose to create freedom and joy in your life this month. This will allow your soul to unify around a clear goal and release oppressive habits that block the flow of the life force within you. ◆

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

This article was originally published on August 30, 2010.