Metaphors, Regulars and Shorts

Metaphors for the Month: Sieze Each Day

By Suzanne Wagner

Take action. Do not wait.
by Suzanne Wagner


Osho Zen Tarot: Inner Voice, Stress

Medicine Cards: Squirrel, Swan

Mayan Oracle: Transformer, Resolution of Duality

Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Heirophant, Chariot, Nine of Swords

Aleister Crowley Deck: Knight of Cups, Knight of Disks, The Universe

Healing Earth Tarot: Ace of Feathers, Six of Pipes

Words of Truth: Abundance, Exhaustion, Support


September’s astrological activities are kicking everyone into motion. This may manifest as a literal external move, a job change, a relationship change, an internal shift in perspective or any combination of the above.

This is the time to observe what is right in front of you and to prepare for anything. You are looking for that safe place; although it may not be obvious for a few months, you are on the quest to find that space within where you can feel an untroubled heart and mind. You can now find wisdom in all external choices and actions, and will be able to remain compassionate regardless of how others are behaving or treating you.

Let your mind and heart become free. If you trust that all will be taken care of in its own time, the future (as muddled and uncertain as it may seem) will not cause you such paralyzing fear.

Don’t hesitate. This is the month to seize the day and take action. Do not wait. If you do not act, this will create stagnation and frustration.

You may find yourself in situations that are holding you back, and you may be surrounded by people who are using your energy for their own. Take yourself back! You will finally feel that impulse to move forward.

Take a look at where you are leaking energy. Where are you giving so much of your energy to others that you can’t experience abundance right now for yourself? Where are you using fear as a way to avoid making a decision? At this moment, you truly do know what you need to do. You have known it for a while, but now you just need to commit to acting. Choose to move. Don’t worry about making it look right on the first attempt. With these intense astrological energies, nothing will end up looking like anything you are imagining, so why worry so much?

You are looking for the portal to the future, but looking creates confusion. When you are looking for the door you will see shadows of what you seek everywhere in front of you, and the way forward won’t be clear. Instead, you have to earn entry to the future by being willing to accept whatever the future holds as it is being presented. There are no guarantees of outcomes or perfect pictures. You cannot fight the currents of the future. You can only experience what is happening right now and be willing to participate in the new flow that is presenting itself to you with calmness and clarity. To step through that doorway, you have to accept support from the Universe, surrender to the reality presenting itself, and trust that what you are shown is for your own highest good. Why not surrender into the love of yourself? Why not trust that something is coming that is better than you could picture? Allow others to help you along the way. None of us can do it alone, anyway, especially in these times.

September is about finding your own rhythm. When you are in your own rhythm, something magical happens: You begin to hear the voice of your own intuition. To see the future that awaits, you have to accept that spirit is healing and transforming your life.

Stop resisting the truth of who you are. Stop denying what you know as wisdom. Others may not be able to hear it, but quit trying to teach those who do not want to listen. It is a waste of energy and time.

Such times require a great deal of grounding and inner work. It feels like forces greater than yourself are pulling you apart. When you are being pulled in many directions you have to have your feet underneath you. These times are designed to alter your perception of reality, and sometimes that makes you feel fragmented and spaced out. Practice staying in the present moment even as things are pulling you in opposite directions and the demands of life seem enormous.

Look at the anger and hatred you are holding inside. Look at your judgment and your fear. Can you see that it is toxic and that it’s exhausting you? Don’t let the stress win! Take charge. Make a choice. Decide on the action you need to take to become unstuck. Jump! Don’t worry whether it’s going to work, just look at whether it’s coming from expanding the truth of who you are or not. Choose to follow your truth. It may not be everyone else’s truth. Who cares? They are not living your life, you are. This is your journey. It is about what you need for completion. Others will have to find their pathway, and unfortunately this means that you may have to let go of taking others with you. Most paths of greatness need to be started alone. Walk your pathway. You will find others who share in this passion and excitement. People need to be allowed to choose what direction serves them. In this moment, you cannot see well for others, you can only see what you need to do. It is going to be messy. It is going to be challenging. You can look at change as intense, or as interesting—choosing your mindset is up to you. The important thing is to just begin.  u

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

This article was originally published on August 30, 2012.