Metaphors: September 2007

When big changes hit, get into the flow.
by Suzanne Wagner
Arthurian Tarot: Five of Spears, Two of Shields
Mayan Oracle: Cib, New Myth
Aleister Crowley: Ace of Disks, The Aeon, Lust
Medicine Cards: Armadillo, Beaver
Osho Zen Tarot: Ice-olation, Morality
Healing Earth Tarot: Grandmother of Shields, Eight of Crystals
Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Queen of Swords, The Hierophant
Words of Truth: Healing, Manifestation, Withholding

September is a political hotbed of change in tactics and method, at both the personal and global level. The cards indicate a strong force of change is taking hold after a lengthy struggle. It appears that increased opposition will cause breakdown within command structures. Mass confusion and disorganization could lead to upheaval and conflict.

Now is the time to learn from past mistakes, reassess all possible methods, and plan totally new approaches. The challenge will be to stay calm and figure out how to redirect the scattered energies toward a new and agreed goal.

All the past poor planning leads to humiliation. There will be disharmony within groups. Both these factors usher in an erratic phase. Many will feel they cannot adapt to the changing patterns. Careful handling of details will be important. Now is not the time to brag about an idea or concept without knowing how to implement that program. Others will be paying attention, watching for you to make mistakes.

Fortunes will fluctuate intensely within the financial market; unseen difficulties will jump into the mix. Many obstacles will appear, requiring that all established plans be re-evaluated. Flexibility will be essential. Do not take risks at this time. Do not try to launch projects without the proper funding. But try to keep a sense of humor. Know that situations may cause you embarrassment, and try to take these shifts with grace and ease.

As always, this provides us all the potential to reconnect to our inner awareness. If you are not in touch with your true inner self, then external events can shatter your beliefs and perspective. This month it is important to allow your morality to be based on your own awareness, not a certain discipline. Only then will you find your reactions to external situations changing. If you implement change with conscious awareness, then it's impossible to act with bad intention. Anything that comes out of awareness and clarity is always beautiful.

This month pay attention to the areas in your life  where you feel isolated and separate. If you identify only with yourself, then you draw a boundary between you and the rest of life. When you isolate yourself, you no longer flow with the natural elements and magic of life. This leaves you feeling no life, no warmth, and no love. Yet that energy is always available if you just allow yourself to  merge into the greater life force flow. Allow the stresses of September to melt your old rigidity. Then the boundaries will disappear. Strange as it may seem, these stresses can bring us toward the environment where love flourishes and joy expands the light connecting us all.

Suzanne Wagner is the author of numerous books and CDs on the tarot. She lives in Salt Lake City.