Mon-Tue 4/19-20 Seven of Cups (Shells) As the Sun moves into Taurus along with Mercury it aligns with Venus and Uranus to form a stellium, or cluster, of planets. We may have fresh realizations about our personal needs and, as a result, seek new ways of doing things. Cooking, gardening, and self-care may be priority. We are interested in boundaries of all kinds. Underlying all this action is the expectant energy of possibility. There are still many ideas in incubation; what will we discover once they hatch?
Wed-Thu 4/21-22 King of Cups (Shells) Midweek we move from exploring our options to taking decisive action on something we feel strongly about. We had an inkling that things needed to change and now we are not only certain but we are invested in the outcome of the situation. Given the astrology of the moment, we are likely to communicate forcefully about issues that are important to our self-image. How we feel about ourselves is paramount, and we are likely to want to share what we feel.
Fri-Sat 4/23-25 Four of Coins (Crystals) (rev) The weekend finds us seeking some rest from a relatively emotional week. The cluster of planets between Aries and Taurus gives us a simultaneous need to seek security and create necessary change, desires that are clearly at odds and that create a tension that can be draining. There is no need to overcompensate by trying to work or organize your way into controlling the situation. Instead, seek those simple things, such as a bubble bath, your favorite cookies, or fresh flowers, that soothe your soul and make you feel comfortable and safe.
Oracle: Robin Springtime is the season for robins, signifying the start of a cycle of life. As the sun moves into the fixed sign of Taurus, spring in the northern hemisphere literally comes into full bloom. With this energy we are asked to embrace necessary change. Like birds that migrate with no guarantee that the same nesting grounds will be available year after year, we must trust that our intuition guides us toward the best possible future we can create for ourselves and for the collective.
The week begins with a full moon in Libra and the energy of untapped potential. We survey the different elements of our lives, seeking to determine if we are in balance. We look to release those conflicts that do not allow energy to flow freely. This work is done both within and without. Balance and harmony are the common goal.
Wed – Thu (3/31 – 4/1) Four of Wands (Feathers) – Optimism
We have reason to celebrate as more folks gain access to the vaccine and, in turn, we are able to take part in increasingly intimate gatherings and experiences. Spring is in full bloom and we look with renewed optimism toward making future plans.
Fri-Sat-Sun (4/2-4/4) Death
With Easter falling on Sunday, the Death card here is symbolic of the cycle of life which begins each spring with new life. Young animals are born, bulbs pop from the soil, and trees are in bloom. This time of year coincides with many festivals that, like Easter, mark a spiritual cycle of sacrifice and rebirth in the name of a higher power. This weekend is likely to feel like a time of reflection and renewal regardless of which religious festival you may or may not celebrate.
Oracle: Joni Mitchell: Authenticity / Perfect as I am
One lovely reflection for this week is the idea that we are all born perfect as we are and need not change a thing about ourselves in order to be loved. This does not mean that we do not have lessons to learn, that we must not be accountable when we harm others, or that we do not have responsibilities in this lifetime. Rather, we do not have to prove our worth or value in order to exist, experience joy, and take up all the space we need to in order to be our authentic selves.
Decks: The Brady Tarot and my own Rock Star Oracle cards
We continue our lesson of releasing attempts to control what has clearly come loose from its moorings. There is increasing chaos in our world, and instead of wasting energy on one-sided battles that go nowhere, we will be better served to focus our energy and ambition on those things we can actually control.
Tue-Thu 8/4-6: 7 of Wands (rev)
We will continue to struggle with identifying what we can control versus what is out of our hands. We are in danger of wasting our power if we try to control others or ourselves in ways that limit authenticity and truth. Act in alignment with your values and focus on the areas where you are seeing the most growth from your efforts.
Fri-Sat 8/7-8: 6 of Coins (rev)
It may be hard to figure out how where to direct any discretionary income you may have at your disposal. Consider how you might shift any excess profit you have toward charity. Taking direct action is something you can control, and by this point in the week you may have some more clarity about those organizations and activities where you want to spend your time and resources.