Metaphors for the Month: November 2017

By Suzanne Wagner

Watch and wait like a Fox..

Osho Zen Tarot: Totality, The Creator, Schizophrenia

Medicine Cards: Fox

Mayan Oracle: Dreamer and the Dreamed, Eb

Ancient Egyptian Tarot: The Devil, Temperance, Five of Disks

Aleister Crowley Deck: Peace, Failure, The Fool

Healing Earth Tarot: 4 of Rainbows, 2 of Crystals, Grandmother of Rainbows

Words of Truth: Independent Resolution, Overview, Childhood


November requires your total and complete attention to detail. When you are in the head—thinking, brooding, calculating, being clever, or attempting to get what you want—you are not fully present or operating from your complete and “total” attention. Notice where you are caught in a rut or a habit. Become aware if that pattern is sucking energy out of you, preventing your connection to the present.

I know how much everyone wants to go back into some formerly known place of comfort. But that desire is like cement, holding your feet in the past. Your head will also feel attached to a dream but with half your energy caught in the past, you cannot possibly reach that potential. Then you feel trapped by the circumstances of your life and unable to fully commit. But that is not really your fault. This situation has been orchestrated by the Divine to show you that you are not supposed to cling to the past. That past is dead, over, gone, and it is time to let it go.

Also, the future you had in your mind is not in alignment with what the Universe has in mind for you. So that, also, has to go. What you dreamed may not really be your destiny. It might have been just another game of the ego to delay you from being fully present and seeing this moment.

Now, I know that this moment does not look so good. I understand how you may want to run into the fantasy and the illusions of possibilities.But there is only one choice and that choice is an option based on real and present-time situations and circumstances.

The split that this situation can cause to your psyche is big but you can’t deal with what needs to be dealt with if you fall into fear and suffering. You will have to find your way, and a new balance, moment by moment.

Your best choice is to widen back and look at the situation with an open mind, then decide what to do. Your childhood fears and insecurities may quickly surface but do not allow them to overtake your logic and intuitive knowing.

Watch and wait like a Fox. Calculate the situations and options. Have all of those clearly in mind before choosing an approach. Be fluid in that approach. Know that there is much going on that you can feel but you cannot yet see. You will have to make some choices based on a feeling sense rather than a cognitive knowing.

Whether real or imagined, you may feel a threat to your security, status or income. Careful consideration is important rather than reactive choices. You will feel as if you are moving into a time of physical hardship. The perceived goal might evaporate suddenly. Finding a balance will be essential in the transformation.

When the same level of abundance is not available, you learn to appreciate smaller things that may hold more meaning. Since we are in the time of the holiday season, that might include baking your favorite holiday family dishes and sharing them with love and remembrance. Let the stories of your family history be part of your gifts this holiday season. Know that your life can be the gift of hope as we move more and more into the darkest time of the year.

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 October 30, 2017.