Monthly Tarot reading and astrological tips for April 2018
April 1, 2018
At the beginning of every month we pull three Oracle cards or Tarot cards, for a generalized prediction of the month. We hope you enjoy them!
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For this reading we used ‘The Druid Craft Tarot’ by Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm, illustrated by Will Worthington.
This month’s photo was shot on a pile of branches from the pruning of our over 150 hazel trees: it’s a lot of wood we have to cut during the warm months and it keep us warm, burning in the stoves, next winter!
For the beginning of the month, we pulled the ‘Queen of Cups‘ (Water) – a double dose of water for a Queen who has to face a lot of emotions – her own and other people’s. The month begins with a Full Moon in Libra on March 31st-April 1st: April 1st is also Easter and – of course – April Fool’s day! The week the follows can be indeed turbulent also astrologically due to a Mars-Saturn conjunction that begins on Monday, April 2nd and on Wednesday and Thursday they get squared by Mercury: communication could escalate. The risk here would be about being overwhelmed; but a queen shows royalty, dignity and strength with a smile even if she’s dealing with a lot of emotions. She has control over her behavior. She does not let emotions run her life. Focus on your goal and vision and flow through all difficulties by employing your creativity and by being spiritually grounded.
For the central part of the month we pulled the ‘Ten of Wands‘ (Fire). This period is the last stretch of Mercury retrograde – will go direct on April 15th (which is also a New Moon in Aries) but will the effect of the retrograde won’t be completely over till the 24th or so. The card shows there will be lots of work to be done, but you can do it: it’s a good day (spring should have kicked off in most places by now) the sky is clear, you have come a long way already. Sure enough, what you are trying to do is not easy but that’s precisely why you should be able to summon an extra dose of courage. Think positive! On April 17th Saturn goes retrograde – which is typically signaling a period (the next five months) where you can turn within to get very deep answers that were previously unaccessible to your intuition – but on April 18th the Sun will conjunct Uranus in Aries making it a very unpredictable, probably tense, day. The good news is that this conjunction will not happen again for the next 76 years. On April 19th the Sun will move into Taurus, bringing a breath of much needed grounding energy.
The card we drew for the last part of the month is the ‘Nine of Pentacles‘ (Earth): this is a reminder that you should not get trapped in the rat race and break your neck running it; you can learn to see the world as abundant and flow through it easily, like the lady in the image. Don’t panic about having it all figured out. Try to stay grounded. Reflect on which spiritual practices could be helping you (Yoga, meditation, Reiki, prayer?) and plan time for those. Don’t try to solve all at once: how can you solve your problem by first breaking it down into the smallest possible chunks or steps and work them out one at the time, with steadiness but slowness and respect for your rhythms?Astrologically, on April 26th there is a Mars-Pluto conjunction that you need to watch for and be very careful with, as these energies combined have destructive potential. Finally, the Scorpio Full Moon of April 29th is the best time of the year to cleanup stuff: your house, your closet, your garden, folders on your computer… and recycle or give away what you don’t need anymore.