Metaphors for the Month: January 2017

Osho Zen Tarot: Rebirth, Comparison, Intensity

Medicine Cards: Bear, Badger

Mayan Oracle: Measure, Language of Light

Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Seven of Disks, Princess of Cups, Strength

Aleister Crowley Deck: The Tower, Princess of Swords, The Star

Healing Earth Tarot: Master, Fool, Six of Feathers

Words of Truth: Dreams, Abuse, Competition

Venus enters Pisces on January 3, setting the tone for the flow of the entire year. We focus less on fighting and more on how to love others in deeper and more authentic ways. And as Mae West said, “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!”

Your new year’s resolutions may include  helping those in need. Your compassionate nature is aroused and you want to express your heart in a way that has substance and impact.

If you want to figure out how to make a business from your heart’s desire, this would be the month to act. Money can flow in a positive direction if the worldly expression of your work is in helping and healing others, the planet, and those in need of your compassionate service.

This month offers a rebirth for your heart and spirit. You might feel that you have the energy to bring your dreams out of the cave and into the light. You’ve been hibernating some ideas that are now trying to come into conscious awareness.

Be careful that you do not misinterpret your thoughts as the goals. Thoughts are often viruses from others that you believed might be your path or purpose. But another’s path can never be your own. Dream your dreams, own them, and then take responsibility to move them forward. Do not be a worker bee of some else’s projection. Your dreams will be perfect for you. Trust them and let go of the need to be a part of someone else’s journey.

We see from the cards that many powerful energies, forces with their own agendas and instincts, influence this month’s progression. Expect some controversy and drama, as life will not be without its upsets.

We may witness more acts of powerful aggression. There will be those who want to prove everyone wrong who does not agree with them. Do your best to not get embroiled in violent altercations with those who are acting from their ego and their reactive self. Do not put wood on another person’s fire. Just let the fire burn itself out. Once their energy is exhausted, they might have an opportunity to awaken. Use the aggressive energy of the Badger to heal yourself and to rid you of dysfunctional patterns that keep you to feeling stuck and miserable.

There are those who fear the unknown and who are connected to their personal feelings of despair and separation. Know that there is freedom when you embrace your own power. Choose to free yourself from the limitation you are experiencing. You are clearly at the edge of who you have known yourself to be. You confront the fires of your own disowned emotional expression. You must be willing to walk through the fire and let it burn away old patterns, beliefs, experiences, judgments, memories and expectations. There is great joy when you learn how to live without attachments. That is how you become the master player in your own magnificent game.

Many who are feeling profound anger, resentment and hopelessness will not be convinced that infinite possibilities still exist. Their disappointment feels real to them. But the future will  not be as bad as they want to believe.

Suzanne Wagner is the author of books and CDs on the tarot and creator of the Wild Women app. She lives in California, but visits Utah frequently.