Metaphors for the Month: September 2017

By Suzanne Wagner

Stay connected to your pack.

Osho Zen Tarot: Adventure, Breakthrough, Letting Go

Medicine Cards: Beaver, Spider, Wolf

Mayan Oracle: New Myth, Manifestation, Dreamer and the Dreamed

Ancient Egyptian Tarot: The World, The Devil, Five of Cups

Aleister Crowley Deck: The Moon, Ace of Wands, Strife

Healing Earth Tarot: Empress, Judgement, Seven of Crystals

Words of Truth: Integration, Spirit, Self Love


As I write this article we are energetically in between the Lunar and Solar Eclipse in August. There is global upset on all levels and the world is on the brink of war.

September is about having your wolf clan and being connected to your pack. It is a time when you rely upon the connections you have with your friends and family to find peace and solitude from the external chaos and upset that this world seems to be spinning into a destructive web.

During such times, it is essential to love yourself and connect to that deeper place inside that will give you energy and solace from the Universe. None of us can do this alone.

I learned that from a very young age. We are never alone. We always have help if we ask spirit to support us. The response from spirit comes from the asking. We are in a free will zone. Each and every choice you make creates a new set of doorways and you get to choose which to walk through. If you need help, you do need to ask. In such a time, being very perceptive and clear to what is happening and what your options are is essential to remaining calm in the face of darkness.

As I said last month, these eclipses are impacting the United States’ astrological chart for the next few years. “Be Prepared” should be your life motto. You will need to learn to adapt to a kaleidoscope of constantly strained and changing circumstances.

In trying times, you learn what you are really made of. You learn about strengths you did not know you possessed.

This month the Beaver card is building something but the Spider is weaving things that are foreign to your old landscape. Sometimes the only way to break through the illusions of the Moon card are to have a total collapse of systems that break down the old reality like burning a house to the ground so all that is left is the foundation; from there, you have to rebuild.

The Ace of Wands is a fire club of war brandished in hate, anger and rage. Many have been feeding the dogs of war; there should be no surprise that war is the result of all that projection.

The only way through this is to completely surrender and let go of the old ways, the old beliefs, and the rigid righteousness that has been tearing apart the structures that have held the hope of democracy stable for centuries. It is time to find a new way and path. That is where the hope resides. A new, stronger republic can then rise from the ashes out of this destructive negativity and hatred that has been festering for so long, buried beneath the resentment of so many who wish ill on those who do not deserve such treatment.

In September, you must love in the face of judgment and hate. Care about others when they want to destroy and cause pain and suffering. Hold your hand out to those who, previously, you might not have given the time of day. If you do not allow your heart to open, it will be broken open.

Notice the negativity that you’re holding tight to your ego, and that refusing to admit, when you are wrong, is a contributing toxin to this poisonous reality infecting the world.

The batter has been made and the cake of hate is in the oven. Now we have to wait to see how big this cake rises and how much crow each of us is going to have to eat before this is completely over.

This month, do what is necessary to protect those you love. Keep your eyes open and remember that what used to be safe and secure may no longer be so. Have backup plans. Remember to work together for a greater good after the breakdown that is happening.

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 September 1, 2017.