Metaphors: March 2008

By Suzanne Wagner

This month stirs up individual action for change.
by Suzanne Wagner
Arthurian Tarot: Bedivere, Castle Pendragon
Mayan Oracle: Lamat, Language of Light
Aleister Crowley: Chariot, Oppression, Prince of Wands
Medicine Cards: Turtle, Snake
Osho Zen Tarot: Possibilities, Clinging to the Past, Conditioning
Healing Earth Tarot: Grandmother of Crystals, Three of Pipes, Nine of Feathers
Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Queen of Cups, Ace of Cups
Words of Truth: Gratitude, Death, Mother, Laughter, Dissociated, Discriminate

This month, it is time to let go of your old personality and find the individuality within. It is time to break out of whatever we have been conditioned to believe about ourselves. We are awakening the lion within that is our spirit and passion.

You might see this reflected in the political election campaigns during this amazing year of change. Pluto in Capricorn has taken center stage, and this shifts our perceptions beyond the herd mentality that had thwarted forward movement for many years. Americans finally want a president who is a lion, rather than someone who will continue to tread like a sheep along old paths.

Americans have always thrived when times become challenging. Instead of pulling apart, we have a tendency to come together during crisis. We are willing to find solutions to the many problems affecting our country. Global issues are important, but nothing is more important than the security and welfare of the country that has been a beacon to transform cultures and governments for the last 200-plus years.

The pattern of 9-11 that put the U.S. into shock has finally loosened its grip. We are not willing to let our country fall apart because of fear. We are ready to take back our rights and independence. We know how to get things back on track. Our fear allowed us to collapse into a dysfunctional pattern that has not served us. We are now ready to again become the innovator, mover and shaker of the planet.

I congratulate all the presidential candidates, including the dropouts, for stirring up the discussion of perspectives and beliefs. This has allowed everyone to honor what is really important for our country. We are showing our government that we are not a silent bunch of sheep but more aware and educated than in the past, and this has created an upheaval in the governmental landscape that will continue for many more elections.

So, for March, reclaim your individuality. Let go of your personality. Individuality is given by existence. Your personality is imposed by society, a social convenience for life, but it does not allow you to grow completely as an individual.

 You are here and that in itself is a tremendous gift to your soul’s evolution and desire to expand beyond your personality. This is a power that is not to be taken lightly. With it comes responsibility and the need for conscious clarity to help and support other individuals to awaken to their potential as well.

Do not be afraid of the responsibility. We are ready. Now is the time to shift out of the egoic, fear-based place that 9-11 created. All of us are sick and tired of this old pattern. America needs all individuals to voice what is true, to rock the boat, and to instigate the changes that have always made this country great.

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 March 7, 2008.