Metaphors, Regulars and Shorts

Metaphors for the Month: September 2013

By Suzanne Wagner

Staying on top of your own emotional state is top priority this month.
by Suzanne Wagner

Osho Zen Tarot: Postponement, New Vision, The Miser
Medicine Cards: Moose, Snake, Raven
Mayan Oracle: Mystical Power, Manifestation, Transformer
Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Ten of Cups, Prince of Wands, Five of Disks
Aleister Crowley Deck: Debauch, Disappointment, Sorrow
Healing Earth Tarot: Grandmother of Shields, Six of Shields, Eight of Pipes
Words of Truth: Forbearance, Addiction, Inappropriate Place

Sometimes when I look at the cards, the intensity is somewhat gloomy. Such is the case this month. I was surprised because astrologically we are finally having a bit of an uptick from the Grand Water Trine. But that much water and flow can also cause the stirring of deep emotions within each of us.

Staying on top of your own emotional state is going to top priority this month. This is a time when people with addictions can become more addicted; those with depression can fall deeper into depression.

Feelings are energy in motion. Just allow them to flow. Do not cling to them. All emotion is transitory. Everyone has moments that cause them great consternation and stress. It’s what you do with the energy and the story that you tell yourself about that moment that can have a lingering effect over your life.

Astrology, tarot and numerology remind us of the nature of cycles and that all things change. But timing is everything. This month you may ask yourself, “Am I in the right place?” If not, the energy of change will present to you a door­way into another plane of existence. Do you have enough self esteem to take that opportunity? Are you going to let old disappointments, guilt and sorrow define you for eternity? I hope not. You have within you the mystical power to transform your life into something that inspires others with your truth, vulnerability and authenticity.

Whether you admit it or not, you are on the most glorious journey. Your life is better than fiction. It is deeper, messier, and has real issues to conquer. What defines us in life is not our failures but what we do with those failures. You should never let go of your dream. Find or choose a vision and let it become the guiding force for your life. When you allow that to happen, what looks like magic can enliven your world.

You will try and sometimes you will fail but the greater failure is if you never try at all. You have earned this most precious moment to be alive. What are you going to do with it? When you are older, will you have all the money but no friends? When you are dying, will you still be holding back your love from someone who wants it desperately, or holding onto a wound you refuse to allow to heal?

Let September contain the moment when you let it all go. Release all the patterns that do not serve your highest self. So much energy is wasted in avoidance of the truth—energy that could be used for something else, perhaps even finding or cultivating that dream of yours. Choose to get your emotions out of the way of your true self. You will not be disappointed. You will be free and strong. The spirit of magic will breathe you back into existence.

This article was originally published on August 30, 2013.