Metaphors: Keep a Clear Head & Heart

By Suzanne Wagner

Move like magic through the world's chaos.

Arthurian Tarot: Nimue<br>
Mayan Oracle: Akbal, Harmonic Resonance
Aleister Crowley: Cruelty, The Tower, Pleasure
Medicine Cards: Frog, Moose
Osho Zen Tarot: Abundance, Conditioning
Healing Earth Tarot: Strength, Two of Feathers
Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Four of Disks, Two of Swords
Words of Truth: Gapped, Sexuality, Reclamation

Welcome to election month. Even after the results are in, it is sure to be full of rhetoric and surprises. As bombings continue in the Middle East and changes in the balance of power begin to happen in the United States, this month is sure to stir the pot and create tension felt by all. Caution to everyone: do not let negative influences affect the emotional stability and clear judgment for which you have worked so hard this year. Others may want to deceive you with superficial shows of knowledge. Be willing to consider others' advice, but remember to keep your own counsel and listen to the soft inner voice that guides you along loving and spiritual pathways.This month you can move magically through the chaotic energies that surround the planet, or you can get caught up and stuck in the mire of fear unbalancing the initial tentative breakthrough of stability.Sometimes stirring things up allows inner truth and beauty to surface. If you can let go of fear and move to a higher vibration of power and energy, you can see the divine plan and all the upsets happening in your life will make more sense.

This month cleansing, negotiation, and finding a cause or calling that we truly believe and align with can pull us out of the muck.

On a personal note, the cards seem to indicate a desire to rekindle passion and love in our life. Fear and upset may have kept you from tending to your needs and desires.

In November, ignite the love and passion within your own family and loved ones. As the holidays begin, it would be wonderful to do something tender and emotionally sensitive for those you love. Try putting together a photo album or DVD of family pictures and history. Reflect what you feel within your heart. Don't let your head talk you out of becoming your best self this holiday season. Forgive problems and circumstances of the past. Everyone is human and we all have made mistakes. As you let go and forgive others, you learn to forgive and love the parts of yourself that have been less than perfect.

Open yourself to the magic and inspiration just below the surface. Let go of old conditioning and fear. Believe in your strengths, and allow your heart to lead rather than your head. You can find inner peace even when the world is in upset – without going into denial.  Don't let strain and fear make you overreact. Keep a clear head, and find the pleasure of reclaiming your passions and love for each other and the world.

Each of you makes a difference. You can touch someone and leave an imprint on his or her heart that will last a lifetime. Take a risk and try it. You will feel wonderful, and love will circulate in ever-wider circles.  u

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

This article was originally published on November 28, 2006.