Metaphors for the Month: June 2017

By Suzanne Wagner

Intuitive patterns for the month.

Osho Zen Tarot: The Miser, Change, Inner Voice
Medicine Cards: Turtle, Horse
Mayan Oracle: Manik, Center, Polarity
Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Queen of Swords, Princess of Wands, The Magician
Aleister Crowley Deck: Princess of Wands, Ace of Wands, Two of Wands, Prince of Cups
Healing Earth Tarot: Ten of Pipes, Ace of Shields, Woman of Crystals
Words of Truth: Boundaries, Appropriate Relationship, Commitment, Resolution

This month we begin a cycle that I call “the revelation of undeniable truth.” And that is from the astrological perspective, not just the cards.

It is an unspinning of the “spin” that many have been hypnotized by throughout the past year and a half. The chaotic, conflicting information begins to be sorted out in a constructive and conscious way, revealing the shadow that has been lurking below the surface. That shadow has been manipulating many into the fear patterns of their own wounds.

If there was ever a time to recognize the deception that has held you in a place of confusion defending untruths, then, over the next three months, this is the time.

Retrograde Saturn forces all of us to revisit and reflect on our choices, from April 5 through August 2017. Your most cherished illusions may be torn down in order to rebuild a better and more aligned world.

Do not expect this to be a fun process for any of us. The journey to get to truth is often a road with many rocks and dangerous moments as all that is “good” is threatened by those who “know not what they do.”

Gemini, known as the sign of the “student path,” shows us that once again, a little knowledge is a very, very dangerous thing. Youth believes it knows and makes rash judgments without looking beyond the façade of things and into the heart and truth of what lies below. Often what’s idealized is often rotten on the inside. Now that is becoming clearer.

Gemini is the Peter Pan of the zodiac, a reminder that choosing to be eternally a child is not possible and is often an escape from the harsh reality of the “real” world.

This is fertile ground for creative endeavors. It is a powerful time to change your focus and open to your next level of becoming.

From around June 20 forward, a breaking of emotions allows for healing and truth telling, packing an intense emotional punch. Expect tears and truths, expressing pain and healing.

Honestly, I have been waiting for the moment forever.

At the end of the month, communication can get challenging again. Especially if you are trying to do too much, too soon. Allow things to unfold in their natural and organic time. Do not make decisions without first being in a very clear place.

In the cards, an interesting pattern is happening. I’ve never seen more fire cards and more cards that have horses in them.

We are in a life and death moment in time. You are on a path that either is going to guide you deeper into the underworld or out of the underworld and into the light of truth.

Horse is about freedom from mental and spiritual manipulation that has attempted to “tame” your wildness for its own end. Horse is about personal power, according to Carl Jung. It might be time to lighten your load. Perhaps you are carrying the karmic debt of others and perhaps now that is no longer applicable for your path. You might need to “get off your high horse” and rein in your overt, ego-driven reality.

The horse calls to reclaiming the freedoms that you have previously had and perhaps have given up in fear. It calls you to break free of the beliefs that hold you back and that do not allow for you to mature and grow into your potential. It reminds you that it is time to facilitate a spiritual awakening by teaching you that you must find a balance between your desire for independence and your current responsibilities. Horse is associated with the wind and we have many stories of horses with wings. It reminds you that messages from the angelic realm are attempting to break through the rigidity of your mind. Horse reminds you that there are many hurdles in front of you but with conviction, focus, and momentum you will be able to travel to places unknown.

And then there are the Fire Cards. Fire is about revolutions and radical changes. It is about emotions that boil over and respond in a way that is like a wave of unstoppable lava flow. It tells of a cleansing time and a purification of toxic people and situations that are no longer wanted or needed. These other cards show the greedy and miserly people who always want to take more, even when they have enough, because of the emptiness and pain they hold on the inside. The rest of the cards show that a wave of change is happening and that you must find a place to commit to and resolve to hold a boundary that is healthy and life affirming.

Stand in your center, in the storm of the duality that will attempt to tear down the old institutions that have been the base of our reality for so long. Recognize that you are on a journey and you do not know where you are going or what it will look like once you get there. Let go of all pre-conceived notions and remember that just because you cannot see, does not mean that the universe and the angels don’t have a clear plan.

Enjoy this journey.

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.

This article was originally published on May 30, 2017.