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The Six of Wands
Good news will come to you. Success will be realized through labor and industry.
Capricorn reversed signifies impracticality and a lack of ambition.
Fire denotes the unleashing of raw energy and change. The status quo may be about to crumble, but will be replaced something better. Fire also provides light to those in the dark and warmth for a cold body and spirit.
This reading focuses on your inner secret ambitions and dreams
This card represents the dreamer in you, the idealist, the mystic. The Fool desires to do great things, but is often unaware of just how difficult great things are to do. He must always be very careful of the choices he makes, and remember knowledge is his ally. The Fool often symbolizes a new beginning, unrestrained optimism, and curiosity that hasn’t been dulled by time. While The Fool may well indicate a lack of experience or grasp of the pitfalls along the path he is taking, it is equally true that his lack of experience leads him to believe all things are possible, which brings even impossible goals within his grasp.
The Hierophant represents the protector of a culture’s heritage and traditions. His purpose is to defend and teach the established ways and beliefs a group embraces. He is inherently conventional and a true believer in the power of the group. He loves the structure of the group and its values. It is the task of The Hierophant to bring new members into the group—to prepare the uninitiated to take their rightful place in his culture. In this sense he is very much like a teacher or a priest. He also acts as the repository of his group’s history. The Hierophant is certainly not one to buck proper authority. However, he is staunch and worthy defender of the tried and true. He represents the positive aspects of tradition and conformity.
Classically, the energy of this card reminded us of the real challenges posed by romantic relationships, with the protagonist often shown in the act of making an either-or choice. To partake of a higher ideal often requires sacrificing the lesser option. The path of pleasure eventually leads to distraction from spiritual growth. The gratification of the personality eventually gives way to a call from spirit as the soul matures.
Modern decks tend to portray the feeling of romantic love with this card, showing Adam and Eve at the gates of Eden when everything was still perfect. This interpretation portrays humanity before the fall, and can be thought to imply a different sort of choice — the choice of evolution over perfection, or the choice of personal growth through relationship — instead of a fantasy where everything falls into place perfectly and is taken care of without effort.
We might think that bold actions are required to manage complicated relationship dynamics, yet practicing patience is wiser because karmic Saturn turns retrograde today. Although people are not as cooperative as we prefer now, trying to control someone else’s actions is futile. Meanwhile, the theatrical Leo Moon can turn a minor event into a major one, but we still must work to improve our own behavior rather than shifting the blame to others.
You might be puzzled today when you realize that your plans are not unfolding as quickly as expected. It’s not that you encounter a serious setback; it’s just that you’re beginning to understand the overly ambitious scope of your objectives. Nevertheless, don’t lower your goals or narrow your vision. Instead, reconsider your schedule and give yourself as much time as you need to complete your current project. Ultimately, you are judged by what you finish, not by what you start.
A sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach arises from your apparent lack of progress today. However, no one has the right to judge your story after only reading the cover notes on your book. Believe it or not, your current uncertainty has an upside because detours can bring you closer to the truth. Nothing is as straightforward as it appears now; not even your intentions. William Blake wrote, “Improvement makes straight roads, but the crooked roads without improvement are roads of genius.”
Your enthusiasm is not dampened by the logistical problems you face today. You won’t allow yourself to lose sight of the big picture, however out of focus it may be now. You fully understand that you are on a trajectory and you’re on board for the long-haul. Nevertheless, it’s wise to reexamine all your facts, reassess your priorities and recommit to achieving satisfaction. Don’t let anyone or anything prevent you from reaching your goals.
You’re still riding on the incoming waves of positive energy, but you’re starting to fear that it won’t last forever. Fortunately, you may be close enough to reaching success that you’re not willing to walk away from it now. Nevertheless, you can refresh your attitude and recommit to your relationships by indulging in a healthy dose of gratitude. Count your blessings while you consider the words of Marcel Proust: “Love is space and time measured by the heart.”
Your current superpower is the ability to discern when to push toward your goals and when to kick back and relax. Harmonizing trines from the lively Leo Moon to risk-taking Uranus and reliable Saturn empower you to denounce authority while simultaneously assuming leadership. Although balancing the extremes is a safe strategy, you must be willing to stretch the envelope. Thomas Watson, the founder of IBM, wrote, “If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.”
You aren’t yet ready to round up people to help you bring your master plan to life. Nevertheless, your eyes are peeled for potential allies you can enlist once all the pieces are in place. The best strategy is to roll up your sleeves now and get down to work. Scheming in advance will only complicate your progress or reduce your effectiveness if you tip your cards too soon. Success is ultimately a matter of positive attitude and proper timing.
You intuitively know what must be done to increase your efficiency at work. But knowledge isn’t always enough to make a difference, especially if fate appears to be working against you now. Paradoxically, the more you strive to reach a goal, the further away it seems. Thankfully, emotionally detaching yourself from the outcome breaks the spell and disengages you from a frustrating cycle. As Buddha said, “You only lose what you cling to.”
Working extra hard isn’t a problem for you passionate Scorpios once you make a commitment. Thankfully, your efforts are rewarded today, but you might find it difficult to maintain a consistent pace. Ironically, you can accomplish more now when you take intermittent breaks to clear your head by walking away from your job for a bit. Bill Gates said, “Success requires the agility and drive to constantly rethink, reinvigorate, react and reinvent.”
It’s nearly impossible to see the downside of a plan today. In fact, your sunny outlook might enable you to live in a world without any apparent shadows. Needless to say, there is something incomplete about your current perspective and your inability to discern the darkness will likely backfire on you. Naturally, you can’t live a positive life with a negative mind. Walt Disney said, “I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.”
Your legendary determination motivates you to logically calculate your odds for success while considering every option. Others might grow weary of the mental gymnastics and find it easier to pick a path and then fine tune their strategies along the way. Nevertheless, you’re unwilling to leave anything to chance today. Industrious Saturn’s retrograde turn is a reminder that you can take all the time you need before committing to a course of action. The only thing greater than your ambition now is your will to succeed.
You’re not interested in pursuing stale goals; you need to have excitement in your life or you quickly lose interest. Thankfully, adventurous people will enter your world now, offering you the thrills you seek. At first, you might be unsure about letting someone in because you fear a loss of stability. However, adding a dash of uncertainty into the mix also reveals new possibilities. Go ahead and take a risk. If it works out in your favor, you’ll be happy. If not, you’ll be wiser for the experience. You win either way.
You understand the importance of striking a balance between performance and authenticity today. The showy Leo Moon illuminates your 6th House of Self-Improvement, inspiring you to give the presentation of your life. But you will sound mechanical and boring if you memorize a script. However, if you speak extemporaneously, you could easily forget an important part of your pitch. In the final analysis, mastery of your subject matter is key so your delivery is passionate and persuasive. Pianist Vladimir Horowitz said, “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is practice.”
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Multi-talented and artistic, you are wonderfully expressive, direct, and straightforward. You have little patience for people beating around the bush, as this is not part of your own nature. While you do say it like it is, and you can be surprisingly blunt, you might frequently change your convictions and goals when you are inspired and enthused about something new. Discontent with the status quo can lead you to seek unconventional and exciting adventures. Famous people born today: Spencer Tracy, Bette Davis, Colin Powell, Gregory Peck.
Transiting Saturn harmonizes with your Sun this year, and this can be a steadying, helpful influence. You are practical in your choices (for the most part), keeping your feet on the ground and paying attention to, and honoring, tradition as well as tried-and-true methods. You have the power of practicality, realism, and caution on your side in the year ahead. Work you have done in the past begins to pay off this year–not necessarily in dramatic ways, but in small, measurable ways. You may be recognized or rewarded in some way for the efforts you put forth. Because you project a more responsible and credible “you”, people in authority are more inclined to appreciate you and recognize your work.
This is a year in which you put your life into order in some significant manner. Improved concentration, a more realistic outlook, and a practical awareness of the limits of time all help you to make steady progress, particularly in your career. Your concern for your future this year is stronger than usual, and you may find that projects you start, or investments you make, this year will benefit you for years to come. The key to success this year is adopting a realistic, practical, disciplined, and orderly approach to your life.
Pluto continues to transit square your Sun this year, however. You are refining and reshaping your personality and your life path. Some obsessive behavior is possible – perhaps you are trying to cling to a behavior that suited you in the past, but that has now outgrown its purpose or is in need of an overhaul. Your emotions tend to be turbulent. You are likely to experience events that highlight the necessity to share and trust. Events and circumstances are such that you learn about your own personal strength. You may have to deal with wilfulness and issues of power and competition – in others and in yourself – and learning a lot about your fears, desires, and goals in the process.
This is a good time for motivation levels regarding work or projects and personal interests. There can be opportunities to pursue absorbing topics and projects of interest. More joy and meaning can be found in your work or obligations.
However, you need to be aware of a tendency to be attracted to impractical ventures at times this year. As well, your energy can vary greatly from one period to the next, so take advantage of the “high” periods in order to offset the possible loss in productivity during the low-energy stages.
Relationships can be especially focused on nurture and support. There can be a stronger inclination towards togetherness and sharing; forgiveness and compassion.
This is a strong year for getting your life on track through improved work and attention to practical details and increased self-discipline overall, although there will be times when you battle with varying energy levels. Strong plans and lifestyle changes can be made at this time in your life.
2016 is a Number Nine year for you. Ruled by Mars. This is a year of completion and transition. It is a time when we need to let go of things that no longer serve their purpose, and hold on to things that have a future. It is a time of cleaning out dead wood, not necessarily for new beginnings. It can be a time when a burden has been taken off your shoulders, and it can be a year of giving of yourself. Advice – let go of things that are holding you back, give of yourself and express your sympathetic, compassionate side.
2017 will be a Number One year for you. Ruled by the Sun. This is a year of action. The seeds you plant now, you will reap later. Others might find you less sociable, as you are busier than ever and you focus on your activities and your needs. Still, you are outgoing and your initiative is stronger than ever. Advice – Stand alone, take action, start fresh, express independence.
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You are particularly confident today, dear Aries, and you find it easier to pick and choose your activities or focus to your benefit. It’s a great time for gaining support from friends, children, family, and lovers. The starring influence of the day, however, connects your money and career sectors in a powerful way. This, of course, can benefit business, advancement, and finances. On another level as well, you have the confidence to go after what you want and the determination to succeed now, which can help you overcome or push through obstacles. Retrograde energy is dominant this week, however, making brand-new endeavors a little tenuous. However, you can use the positive energy of the day to your advantage by focusing on your priorities for work already in progress. It may very well be that you are naturally drawn to those ventures and activities that will serve you best.
With Mars in your sign, dear Taurus, you want what you want, and you don’t care to wait for it! Even so, today, Pluto helps you to focus this energy into something worthwhile (ideally). You instinctively gravitate towards situations and people that help you grow, improve, learn, and expand your perspective. Having a plan always makes you feel good, and today, one is likely to form, or a recently-devised plan comes into stronger focus. Projects related to publishing, education, travel, and non-routine activities can benefit now. Putting what you’ve learned to good use can figure strongly, and your powers to lead, influence, and support others are stronger than usual. Activities or studies advance and satisfy you greatly this week.
If you need to cut out a bad habit or tie up a loose end, today is an excellent time to do so, dear Gemini. You possess the inner courage and desire to take more control of your life now. The goal should be self-empowerment now. Other especially suitable activities today include efforts to recycle, revise, or renew a project. This week is challenging with retrograde action, making it better not to begin brand-new ventures, but today is powerful for making decisions that involve cutting back or rebuilding those already in place. Obstacles can be overcome more easily now, particularly as you can be determined to move forward. For some, a relationship can reach a new level of intimacy. While a lot can be going on behind the scenes or within yourself today, it’s also a very good time to reach out to others and share ideas.
There can be breakthrough improvements in your relationships now, dear Cancer. While generally speaking the first three weeks of April are rather challenging for relationships, you get a nice boost today via a Mars-Pluto influence that can improve a bond or revive intense feelings. Working with a partner towards a common goal may be part of the picture now, or teaming up with a friend can take you somewhere you want to go faster or more successfully. You might decide to take charge of a long-standing problem for once and for all, possessing the determination to put it behind you now. Others can be the source of useful resources or advice now. Networking and teamwork can be particularly beneficial to you now. Look for allies!
The Moon is in your sign all day, dear Leo, harmonizing with the Sun and enhancing your self-confidence. This is a time for getting noticed, and you’re framed especially well! A Mars-Pluto influence active today reinforces this. You can be noticed for the work you do, particularly things you’ve done in the past. You are expressing your passion for what you do, and this goes over well, even leading to significant opportunities. When it comes to problems with business, work, reputation, and health, you can reduce and resolve issues to your advantage. You have a strong sense of what will work in your favor, and this includes career projects, goals, work, and health programs or regimens. Priorities become clear through this.
The Sun in your privacy sector all day points to some level of withdrawal as you regenerate and recoup, dear Virgo. Even so, with a trine between Mars and Pluto in harmony with your sign today, you’re in a great position to get a whole lot done. You may be more courageous to express yourself, share your talents or work, or reach out to a new audience, and you can make serious progress on passion projects or studies. This is a good time for suddenly seeing a resource that can help you work through a problem area or reach your goals. You can move mountains and meet with greater success if you make certain that others see your confidence or recognize your commitment and passion. Romantic relationships can improve with shared activities or adventures of sorts. Doing something different or non-routine with others can be rewarding now.
When Mars and Pluto form a harmonious aspect as they do today, dear Libra, we can toughen up in certain areas of our lives in order to make improvements and progress. As such, today is powerful for finding resolutions to long-standing problems, particularly as they relate to your family or personal life. Improvements may involve putting something that has run its course behind you, decluttering, reorganizing, or unloading or unburdening a personal problem. There can be the chance to grow and learn in a close relationship, based on the inner courage to address an issue or face the elephant in the room for some of you. With retrograde activity this week, this may not be the best time for brand new projects, but you can nevertheless be quite determined to rebuild or rework something to your benefit, and these kinds of activities are very favored now. You see your priorities now.
With your rulers, Mars and Pluto, in harmony today, dear Scorpio, you can find yourself in a good position to lead others or advance your interests. You may find the courage to move a relationship forward or address a problem area with someone. Shared activities can prosper, and teamwork or partnering up to accomplish a goal or make a decision can be particularly effective. You are determined to get over a hump or resolve a problem, and you’re likely to succeed at this. Others can find you particularly influential or attractive now. You are better able to focus on your studies, projects, or relationships to your advantage now. Retrograde activity this week suggests that you’ll be better off saving brand new beginnings for later, but you can still make a lot of progress today with those things already in place.
Self-improvement efforts can be magnificent today, dear Sagittarius, with Mars and Pluto helping you out, encouraging you to rebuild or rework something to make your life better. This can be a work project, efforts to manage your personal space or time invested into maintaining a prized possession, or even a project related to improving your health, as Mars and Pluto fall in sectors that rule these things in your solar chart. You’re most productive now when you throw yourself into activities that you truly believe in. For some, becoming angry about a dilemma or a current situation can be the motivator behind improvement efforts. Your priorities become clearer today as you can see which areas of your life are most important. You might discover resources for making improvements as you narrow your focus to key areas. It’s a great time to streamline, reorganize and downsize.
Today is powerful for your personal appeal, dear Capricorn, and excellent for having the courage to express yourself or your talents and passions. Personal changes and improvements may be in focus, but you’re also ready to jump into action when it comes to managing your creative projects, leisure time, hobbies, and romance. You might decide to resolve a conflict in a family or love relationship, as you can be feeling a little fed up of problem areas and you now want to put problems behind you. You are drawn to situations that tend to work best for you, but you’re not afraid to move a little outside of your comfort zone now, which is a major key to success. Your eye may very well be on repackaging yourself in some manner as you want to break through a barrier that has been holding you back from expressing yourself. This week and next involve key planetary direction changes, suggesting that it’s not an ideal climate for brand new beginnings. However, today is excellent for applying yourself to current ventures and areas of your life that need special attention.
This can be a day in which getting ticked off about a long-standing problem can propel you into positive action, dear Aquarius. Sometimes we need an extra push to make improvements, and this can come your way via a Mars-Pluto connection that toughens you up enough to put a tricky problem behind you. It’s an excellent time for rebuilding, reorganizing, or reworking things, and this can relate to your home and family life, or it might work on an emotional plane. You want to feel more in control of your life, and you can take steps to grow, improve, and empower yourself now. You can be particularly resourceful, and your determination and courage can help you to get a whole lot done. Think in terms of renovating rather than beginning something new, as the astrological climate this week and next is tricky for all new ventures. Clutter may need to go, but so might attitudes or connections and attachments that have been holding you back. Help from an unexpected source or from behind the scenes may be part of the picture now.
This is a good time for making important allies, dear Pisces. Teamwork, group projects, friendships, and communications are all areas of your chart that are positively influenced by Mars and Pluto today, and you’re bound to find ways to improve these things or empower yourself through activities related to making connections and getting results from groups and networks. Priorities emerge today as you almost instinctively gravitate towards people and projects that help you grow and advance. Rebuilding a project or revisioning a plan or dream may be part of the process now. You ar are making a strong and effective impression on others now. This is not the best week for brand new projects, however. Even so, you are in a great position to augment and develop those projects or endeavors already in place. New ways to connect or get from point A to point B can emerge, and these may very well lead to opportunities and improvements.
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April begins with love planet Venus still in retrograde motion, prompting plenty of revision in matters of the heart. From April 2-15, however, she’ll retrograde out of Aries and through Pisces, adding a different feel to her backwards motion. Now you’ll focus more on your faith in love and relationships, and where it might have taken a few hits in your life story.
This will be a valuable time to reassess the power of forgiveness and unconditional love. Themes connected to where it has a place in your heart, as compared to where you might be fooling yourself in a romantic entanglement, might also come up. Once Venus turns direct on April 15, she’ll slowly begin to gain traction, allowing you to find your sea legs once more as it pertains to your love life.
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April begins with Venus still traveling retrograde. She’ll edge out of Aries and into Pisces on April 2 where she’ll remain napping until April 15. During this last stretch of Venus’ retrograde you’ll have an opportunity to consider how blurry the lines in your life may be when it comes to unconditional love versus blind acceptance. If you are being taken advantage of, it’s time to wake up. This is a great time to review what your dream lover is all about.
Then, on April 9, Mercury turns retrograde in Taurus and remains out of phase until May 3. On April 20, he’ll backtrack into Aries. The usual do’s and don’ts connected to Mercury retrograde apply now, and this includes a caution around all communication matters. Avoid making financial decisions while he’s retrograde in Taurus. Then, when he’s in Aries, retrace any decisions you made in the past in haste. Remedy any regrettable ones if possible.
A Full Moon in Libra on April 11 calls awareness to relationship matters while a New Moon in Taurus on April 26 allows you to plant seeds around future material growth. Finally, Mars enters Gemini on April 21 where he remains until June 4. Intellectual stimulation will be a key motivating force behind actions.
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If you’re reading this you got through the month of March and through our first power period of 2017 that lasted 3 whole months. It has been quite the wild ride and rather unpleasant at times. But to be honest we did not start 2017 with new energy, as the year began with the same retrograde energy as January 2016 and we have been completing old cycles since this year started. The new cycle beginning in April takes us farther down the ascension journey even if it involves having both Venus and Mercury retrograde which is an asset now, and not a liability as April’s keyword is eliminate and that’s a very beneficial thing for us to do that retrogrades are very supportive of.
In April life can take on a new dimension as we are much farther in the 3D/5D integration than we have ever been before. This is new, uncharted territory and I mean that in every sense of the word. It’s new because we have never achieved this level of integration, community, and awareness before, even in Atlantis. It’s uncharted because there’s no karma to guide us on a pre-destined and predetermined path, which is what we are used to. These new paradigms are creation-based, not karma based. So the pre-populated life we have been born into no longer exists once we cross that 4D bridge and that may take some getting used to.
We leave our karma on the 4D bridge as we integrate more of the 5D energy into our energy fields. Without karma we have no destiny to deal with and without destiny we are in full creation mode. The only thing that blocks our creation is the presence of our echoes, the energetic cords and connections from the past that stay with us, even after we have finished our release work and think we are all done with them.
If we focus on release there can be some residual connection left, a sort of echo that reminds us of what we had, what we hoped for, and what we were expecting out of that connection. That echo is a strong energy that can bind us to a person or situation for many years, especially when it is part of a karmic life issue or past life connection. Those connections tend to stick like glue and even when we intentionally release cords and connections, we still have a sticky residue that remains which can keep that situation in our energy field for a long time, until we eliminate it.
The next step beyond releasing is eliminating (which is not like terminating). The word eliminate means to remove or get rid of. If releasing loosens the energetic ties that bind us, then elimination gets rid of them entirely, along with all of the sticky energy they contain. If you have had a life situation that ended badly, unexpectedly, or in an unsatisfactory way, and you’re still angry, upset, regretful, or resentful about it, this is the month to eliminate that situation and its echoes and sticky energy, and we have both Venus and Mercury retrograde to help us.
That’s why the theme for April is ‘eliminate’, which is different from release. The word release means to loosen something, so when we release we are loosening the cords, the knots, the ties, and the energy that holds our connections together and makes them possible. The word eliminate means ‘to turn out, to get rid of’ as in putting something outside. When we get full closure with someone or something, we are beyond loosening the cords, we are ready to put them outside the boundaries of our energy field. And if we want to achieve full wholeness and congruence, elimination is what we need to do.
Venus has been in retrograde since January 30 and the final shadow ends on May 18, after it turns direct on April 15 (tax day in the US). Venus, while it is said to represent love, actually represents value and what we value in our lives, how we create value and want others to value us. This retrograde brings those issues to light and these are difficult lessons for us because we want people to love and value us, which means we want their approval. So we can expect some elimination here as we may have to go over some old, painful memories about how we share our energy, what we want from others, and where we have been de-valuing ourselves, or not respecting our value, to get them.
It is in Aries, the sign of the pioneer and new beginnings, retrograding into Pisces, the final sign of the zodiac. In a way this retrograde takes us into the future and then back into the past to clear out the blocks and limitations that prevent that future from happening the way we want it to. And Venus is ‘exalted’ in Pisces, an astrology term meaning the sign it is strongest and most powerful in, so this retrograde is especially powerful and aligned with the purpose of this part of our ascension cycle, to clear out the blocks on our path, which we have been dealing with since January 1 and for many years before too.
Then we have Mercury retrograde this month, with a shadow period that began on March 15 and ends on May 21. Mercury is in Taurus (ruled by Venus), going back to Aries and it’s also going to give us lessons in value and developing patience. Mercury in Aries can be quick to act and slow to consider the consequences so we’re getting lessons on intentional action, on allowing outcomes to manifest instead of pushing things forward, and to ensure that we are doing things that we value in ways that are important to us.
On the same day that Mercury retrogrades Saturn begins its retrograde station. It has nearly reached the end of its journey in Sagittarius, now it moves backwards along those same degrees to help us with our elimination work. Saturn is the relentless teacher and disciplinarian, the one that forces us to stay with our lessons until we are finished. Its retrograde lasts until August 21 where it will station direct on the day of the big eclipse in late Leo.
The issue of value becomes important in the context of 2017’s theme, Divine Congruence. When we bend over backwards and dim our energy and light to get others to approve of or to value us, we are not congruent or aligned with our own energy. We’ll have opportunities to get clear on that in April as we see where this is happening and can make appropriate adjustments. This might include shining the light of reality on old hopes and wishes and eliminating those that you know are past their ‘use by’ date.
One very strong aspect we have in April, and it lasts all month, is Venus and Chiron in Pisces are both square Saturn. This is a harsh aspect that will bring up a lot of past issues around your own wounds and how they have been magnified in your relationships. The broken hearts, betrayals, unmet expectations, giving and not receiving anything in return, trying to ‘heal’ others, and wanting to save them from their pain or from themselves will be brought to the forefront.
If you are experiencing that just remember it is part of your own journey from healing into wholeness so you can experience congruence in your life, which is also the theme for 2017. It’s all part of the journey, and the closer we get to completing this part the more we get squeezed to let go of those last drops of density out of our energy field. Remember this is an integration and not a takeover, and 5D is integrating into 3D. While that will dis-integrate a lot of 3D energy which will leave, we are bringing heaven on earth and that means exactly what it says. Heaven is not taking over, and the ego is not dying. We are integrating higher frequencies into the density of 3D, dis-integrating it so we can create new levels of energetic alignment.
But there is more to April as we have a full moon on the 11th that activates the big planetary aspects we have been under since 2012 and the Uranus/Pluto square of 2012 to 2015. The April 26 new moon is in Taurus, inviting us to sit back and contemplate the next steps as we prepare for the month of May, which is symbolic of fertility, growing things, and celebration of the end of winter and the cold weather.
And we have the ongoing Uranus/Eris conjunction, at the degree of the April 11 full moon, which is creating so much discord in the world and it’s very close to the transformation juggernaut Pluto, so the craziness you see in the world will continue as the pendulum that has gone way too far in one direction will swing back to a more manageable center. And if you feel a lot of up and down energy this month, try to stay grounded and in your own energetic space. Awareness of our energetic sovereignty is what will see us through all challenges and it powers this ascension cycle, driving it farther, faster, and higher.
We’re bringing in waves of energy now and the 3D energy gaps are very big as the chaos of the 3D dis-integration creates new spaces for 5D energy to enter. We have won this battle and the war, now we just need to clean up the mess (which we have divine support to do) so we can regroup after March and align with new and more powerful outcomes in April. Shine on, the world is awakening to its truth, one light at a time. Have a wonderful month, make it a good one.
March felt smoother in some ways than the first few months of the year. The equinox had a wonderful intensity. I had to lay down a few times throughout the day just to balance the energies. I was feeling a lot of brain changes, some quite intense. I noticed occasional heart energies shifting and a general sense of strength anchoring. What I was shown was some of the changes that were occurring in the collective unconscious were drastic releases. From the human standpoint, these will manifest as courage. For some, it may go through a stage of chaos, but renewed harmony is the opportunity that chaos offers.
In the time of balance, which the equinox brings into focus, we recognize that the system of life survives through balance to imbalance to balance. Or harmony to chaos to harmony. It is as simple as your body unbalancing and rebalancing to take a step forward, thirst leading to hydrating, or an exhale leading to the next inhale. Of course not all imbalances are that simple. But as you strengthen through the simple ones, change becomes more manageable. This creates a core strength within you that sustains your harmony as you interact with life.
All that occurs on the world stage and directly in your life has the potential to evolve the human experience. As you live your life with profound acts of courage like loving and valuing yourself, choosing your creativity over fear, releasing obligations that stifle unnecessarily, interacting with the systems and people with integrity, compassion, and strength—you are shifting the flow of life from the foundation that builds it. Actions are then inspired from your empowered Love.
We are evolving through an exciting time of conscious interaction with the subtle realms. They’ve always been there, but humanity has been more consciously interacting with the physical realm. It has some different rules than the subtle realm. This leads us into the energies of April.
April Ascension Energies are about Anchoring New Creation. Change is constant in life. We change all the time. The core difference is are we changing in ways that we truly want, or are we creating a new illusion that seems like change, but really repeats an unwanted pattern.
For example, leaving a job can be a fear response or a pattern of avoidance. It could also be a true change of a pattern. How do you know the difference? Leaving a relationship or starting a new relationship can be a repeat of an unwanted pattern, or it can be a true change. How do you know the difference?
To create something “new” you balance changing within and changing the external.
You must change the whole of you, not just your external circumstances.
Life wants you to thrive. As you thrive, Life thrives. Your creativity is a gift of Life changing through your expression. Life surrenders to you implicitly for you to create with your free will. As you evolve to incorporate the rules of the subtle and physical realms, you are integrating beyond the binds of the physical realm step by step.
There was a beautiful animal message with this month’s video that pertains to this. As we were walking through Sedona to find a filming spot, I saw a coyote. I received a message that applies to these current energies.
“What seems stable is only an illusion. Remain gently focused on your path and changes are easily moved through.”
The coyote energy (or totem) is often known as the trickster, because it teaches through experiential learning that things are not always what they seem. It builds internal strength, discernment, and an openness to fun by teaching you to adapt to life.
When you change deeply, your life changes deeply. When you repeat patterns, life repeats patterns.
A great way to observe what is offering real change is to begin to listen to your heart—listen to your desires, listen to your emotions. When you feel good, you’re aligned with your desires. There may be actions and time before it manifests, there may be some unexpected steps and results or even dips into not feeling good. However, that is inconsequential because your vibrational resonance is already calibrated with your desire and you know its potential on a core level.
When you feel negative emotions about something, you’re desiring something that you aren’t aligned with. It’s Life’s way of saying readjust to shift your resonance so that you can align with your desires. Life won’t do that shifting for you, but it is always helping you through it. How?
The natural pull of Life is Love. It is the binding force of Life. Love compels, it does not dominate. It supports and nurtures empowered interaction. As you honor the natural flow of Life, it begins to sustain through Love rather than fear and domination.
Life is compelling you to change your resonance, to change
Whether something seems right or wrong/good or bad in a moment, the compelling component is what you observe to shift within. Observe your experiences and ask yourself, “What is compelling me? Why is it compelling me? What do I need to change within to align with my desires? What actions do I take to align with my desires? Am I balancing inner change and outer actions to create something truly “new.”
There is nothing wrong with changing jobs from a place of avoidance, it will just continue compelling you to change. A new relationship that repeats an old pattern is just another opportunity to change. Your choice is whether you want to align with your desires of your new creation or not. It’s just a choice. It requires a balance of changing from within and taking external steps.
Relax into those changes. As you nurture yourself through change, you allow the journey of life to support you because you have no binds of guilt or tension resisting your change.
When you are listening to your heart, you are changing from within. You are allowing the compelling of Love to lead your life. Heart living will move toward Love whether in a moment of pleasure or pain. You are compelled because it is worth the continued thriving of Life. Life continues to improve. Your loving focus amplifies your core truth of Love. You are so worth it!
April is a key time that is supporting us into Empowered Sovereignty. As we continue to align our focus with the heart and discover the path of our individual potentials, we create a new energy of interaction on Earth. The meek are inheriting the Earth. Meek is not weak, it is a deep strength that creates through compassion that nurtures All Life.
We are anchoring a new reality, not the same patterns repeating. It won’t happen overnight. This is an ancient and universal process that is natural to us. Trust your heart more. You are divinity in human form. New Creation is compelling you with Love, and Love is who you are.
Like the sap rising in the trees, and the daffodils turning their heads to the lengthening days of sunshine, there’s a growing sense of shift emerging from deep within our hearts and souls. In many ways, it’s hard to articulate as it’s a feeling which is still taking shape and form so there are no words that can adequately do it justice. Yet, like the sap rising, the energy is vibrant and intense, and it’s important we acknowledge it to allow it more breathing space to flourish and thrive.
Of course, it’s part of human nature to want to understand and make sense of change but it’s an important part of our evolution to accept that there are times where, no matter how hard we look, there are no answers. Wholeheartedly accepting (and not resisting) this takes both trust and courage but these are essential traits on our journey in life. We are undoubtedly in confusing times and there are paradoxes everywhere as we can feel both overwhelmed and underwhelmed, joy and pain, calm and stormy, all at the same time. In the blink of an eye we can shift from having a clear sense of direction to feeling hopelessly lost and alone. Of course, many don’t notice much of this as the change can be on subtle levels and, as we know, lots of individuals never skim beyond the surface of life, so it’s usually those of us on a quest for meaning who feel the true epicentre of shift. Perhaps we feel it because we’re looking for it or maybe we feel it simply because we’re more ‘sensitive’ and in tune to the ebb and flow of the currents of life?
There have been several occasions recently when well-meaning friends have asked me to see the higher, or deeper, meaning to some on-going challenges in connection to my new home, in particular, recurring plumbing problems. I’ve been asked to look at what water means to me and what is it within me that’s creating these problems. I’ve had to step back from this perspective as there are times when seeking out meaning or answers actually doesn’t help. I have plumbing problems because of shoddy workmanship, no more, no less! If I look deeper into it, how does that help me? And if I do look deeper into it, would I feel responsible for these problems making me feel more of a victim? Sometimes ‘it is what it is’ and although it’s in our nature to look deeper, it’s not always in our best interests. It’s important to let our intuition lead the way and nudge us when we need to take a longer look at something.
Yet, how do we know? If the answer to that question was clear, wouldn’t life be so much simpler! Trust is our closest ally, so although we cannot articulate the spiritual and metaphorical sap rising up within us, if it feels right, why not see where it takes us before asking too many questions?
Of course, such a philosophy is perhaps easier said than done when we feel discombobulated and disorientated in a landscape that feels continually out of focus, but resisting and struggling doesn’t bring clarity, only more pain and confusion, so, despite our inherent human-ness to want to re-focus, we can’t. Not yet anyway.
Accepting and allowing this takes strength and we may feel unable to dig any deeper or find any more reserves but that’s the point: we need to stop digging and learn how to let go. It’s undoubtedly hard trying to go against instinct but we are evolving, and taking new steps into unchartered terrain isn’t easy but it’s time to breathe and let go…
April looks set to be a month of new beginnings and fresh creations as you draw near the end of a long chapter of your life. Although there have been times when this chapter has felt challenging, arduous and unforgiving, there have also been lighter, more enjoyable moments at the same time. In fact, when you look back and see the bigger picture, you’ve realised just how much you’ve grown and evolved as a person, and you are now wiser and more in-balance than ever before. The benefit of hindsight is always so much easier with the benefit of hindsight! There is a powerful and effervescent air of anticipation rising up within you as you begin to sense the tinglings of change and you can almost taste the shift in direction as you eagerly stride forwards with confidence and a strong sense of self-belief.
There can be no denying you are feeling more centred and self-aware than ever before, but, underneath your usual confidence, there is a sense of trepidation as, although you intuitively know you are on the right path, at the same time, you have no real idea as to where you are going or why. Life can certainly be confusing at times and it’s important you allow yourself to acknowledge this confusion as blustering your way through it may leave you feeling even more discombobulated than ever. Acknowledging this doesn’t mean you will then get lost in a haze of befuddled bewilderment, it simply allows you a little bit of breathing space to re-align your thoughts and to gain a stronger sense of clarity and direction. You may be keen to charge ahead into the next chapter of your life but there’s no rush: take a deep breath and let your intuition lead the way…
You have spent much of the last few months bringing together the many different pieces of your life into a more cohesive and unified ‘whole’, and this has enabled you to take stock and acknowledge where you are now with where you were and where you’d like to be. At the same time, you have had the opportunity to contemplate your true priorities and to think about what you really want in life. However, despite all of this positivity, you have, in reality, had very little time to notice these shifts as you have been so busy with things to do, people to see and places to go. It’s as though your life has been on fast forward and whilst you have a sense of inner coalescence and unification, you have been too busy to be still or rest in the moment. Yet, at the same time, you have been noticing the spaces in-between the spaces, and with each brief flicker of awareness of ‘space’, your consciousness has been tickled with the concept of there being more to life than constantly working through a never-ending to-do list.
As a result, despite being on fast-forward, you have also been breathing more deeply into life and April looks set to be a month of continued coalescence and cohesiveness as you start to find ways of living your life with more stillness and awareness, and less rush and busy-ness. Stillness is not inaction, it’s a willingness to let go of the rush and hustle, and the somewhat frenetic nature of your everyday life, to instead live in a more conscious and mindful way. Busy-ness keeps you distracted from facing that gap between where you are and where you want to be, but you seem ready now to not only face the gap but to leap across it as well…
There is a sense that you are, once again, beginning to see the world with fresh eyes and a new-found awareness and awe. It’s as though you are seeing everything for the first time and your senses are awakening to a brand-new world; sounds are clearer, colours are brighter and you can sense every heartbeat and breath. It’s overwhelming but completely natural at the same time and you are tingling with a magical, child-like wonder at the world in which you find yourself. Of course, this world is the world you’ve always lived in, it’s just that you are growing ever-more aware of the magic, both within and around you. This isn’t magic as in white rabbits and card tricks, this is the inherent magic of life and the universe: the force that makes stuff happen. Stuff like creative thought, life itself, consciousness.
Every single one of the trillions of cells in your being are buzzing and tingling with the magic of existence and although this is all quite heady and pungent, you intuitively know it to be true as you cannot help but sense the passion and creativity rising up from deep within you. Although there are days when you feel overwhelmed with the awe-inspiring vastness of your consciousness, there are also days when you punch the air with delight and brim over with excitement at the possibilities before you as they inspire and electrify you. You are a creative and innovative soul, and you know that it’s the time spent in the magic of awareness that brings you to life and enables you to navigate your way through the pedestrian everyday world. April looks set to stir the fires in your soul to inspire you to embrace the enchantment and to let your true self shine…
April looks set to be a month for embracing the new as you embark upon a new chapter in your life. Of course, along with the new, comes a need to shed the old, otherwise you end up accumulating a never-ending pile of ‘stuff’! Embracing the new is often far easier than letting go of the old, as you, like everyone else, is a creature of habit. Yet, intuitively you sense the need for a ‘spring clean’ as you are feeling somewhat cluttered and it’s hard to move freely through life when you feel weighed down. Knowing what to let go of can be hard though as there are so many snippets and pieces of you that ‘might come in handy’, so do you risk letting them go just in case you may need them again in years to come or do you take a chance and say ‘adieu’? This is one question which sadly doesn’t have a clear-cut answer as there are no guaranteed outcomes in life. However, travelling more lightly is something you’ve wanted to do for a long time so why not give it a try?
There are moments of being human that feel inspired and then there’s the rest of existence that feels quite mundane in comparison, and whilst the latter takes up 99% of life, that 1% reminds you how important it is to breathe deeply into life and to make the most of every single moment. Your life may be full of distractions and things to do, but, when it boils down to it, you already know exactly what you were born to do, you just have a tendency to avoid acknowledging it! This is mainly because it feels simpler to go with the flow than it does to step into unchartered terrain but this is your new chapter, and you have the pen in your hand, so the rest is up to you…
As you continue to gaze deeply within, there is a growing sense you are beginning to make some profound realisations about your true essence and sense of self. You have always been a pioneer, keen to explore unchartered terrain and you have never been one to shirk away from the challenge of self-questioning and honest reflection. When you look into the mirror of your soul, you see what’s really there so it’s no surprise you’re not overly keen to do this too often as it’s quite a profound and intense experience! It’s not that you don’t like what you see, but soul-gazing often highlights the gaps between where you are and where you intuitively know you need to be; it also shows you every aspect of your being, including those parts you are not overly fond of. Yet, everyone has those, you’re certainly not alone in that department!
It seems the reality of your reality leaves you nowhere to hide as you are not a natural at head-in-the-sand denial (well, not in this instance, anyway!). So, you get the opportunity to gaze within to see your true essence and yet this also brings an element of trepidation as you’re then not quite sure what to do with all you see. Why do you need to do anything? Couldn’t you just observe this bigger picture of your true majesty and magnificence, and, rather than doing something with what you see, use it as a compass or guide to inspire you forwards? Couldn’t you simply bathe in the energy of the gift of this insight and let it lead the way? You seem unquestionably ready for ‘something new’, and, even though this is yet to be clearly defined, it seems you are ready now to begin the process of becoming truly and wholeheartedly awake…
April looks set to be a month of innovative and inspirational thought as you begin to feel the urge to step beyond the boundaries of the four walls of your everyday life in order to contemplate a more enriching and fulfilling way of living and being. Contemplating this is the easy part though as the reality of doing something about it is somewhat more complicated! However, you are not one to be easily deterred by such things and there is a growing air of resilience and determination rising up from within you spurring you on to find a way to be the ‘you’ you know yourself to be. It’s not that you are not you, but, over the years, you have deviated off-course, trying to be everything to everyone and trying to get life right. This is to be admired but the cost has been a distancing from your true sense of self and this has resulted in a diminished awareness of personal destiny as the waters have muddied and your focus shifted towards the business of keeping on keeping on rather than the matter of exploring your true essence.
Survival is obviously an inevitable part of life, but it doesn’t have to remain as the force that shapes and defines the rest of your life. You created those four walls of your everyday life so why can’t you re-design them, move them or knock them down? In other words, the boundaries around you are only there because you perceive them to be there. You are a free spirit and although you intuitively know this, you forget you have the skill, passion and tenacity to move those boundaries or blast them out of the way if you so choose. You have reached a crossroads of self-awareness: an opportunity to carry on as you are or to take a step in a different direction…
April looks set to be a month of insight and expansion as you connect with a new perspective that inspires you to see your life from a different vantage point. Sometimes seeing the same problem/situation from a different angle really can make the world of difference! As a result, there is a growing sense you will start to become aware of aspects of your life which may no longer feel right; you may not be able to work out why, but intuitively you know something is amiss. In time, things are likely to become clearer but for now it seems important to acknowledge these shifts and to allow yourself a little bit of breathing space to adjust and acclimatise to the shifting sands of your life. At the same time, there is a need for you to explore the concept of living wholeheartedly and to contemplate what this truly means to you.
You are very good at knowing where you are in life and where you need to be, you are also very wise when it comes to the concept of the present moment but it’s easy for you to get lost when it comes to grabbing hold of life with both hands and being here, now. It’s not that you avoid life, but you often think about it, cogitating over the finer details and philosophising over the existential meanderings of being human. Whilst this adds to your character, it does run the risk of you feeling powerless like driftwood rather than majestically standing at the helm of the ship. Don’t get lost in over-thinking, try to be wholehearted in every aspect of your existence: be present, be vibrant and allow your true, sparkling essence to shine brightly. Be open to seeing your life from all angles and don’t forget to live, and to love, wholeheartedly…
April looks set to be a month of illumination and enlightenment for you as you continue to embrace the concept of letting go. This has been a powerful theme for you over recent months as your consciousness has shifted away from linear time (where you’ve been and where you’re heading) towards a bigger picture perspective which feels more liberating and expansive than you ever imagined possible (and, with the enormity of your imagination, that’s big). The bigger picture is not really connected to the details of how you live your life but it’s more about the energy or essence of being you: in short, it’s the flicker of the flame burning in your heart and soul, the ripple on the surface of your mysterious depths. There really are no words to describe this aptly as your essence is indescribable (by the way, that’s a compliment!).
You are riding a wave at the moment and although you would love to know your destination it actually seems more important to be at one with the wave and to feel the rush of adrenalin as you soar in order to feel fully awake and alive in the moment. In other words, try not to get lost looking for details and instead savour the moment and remember the concept of letting go. Letting go is an art form and it’s one you have resisted at times as you cannot help but feel it’s rather too similar to giving up; it isn’t. For you, letting go is a willingness to stop trying to be the person you think you should be or ought to be. It’s also being open-hearted and open-minded to the power of the aforementioned wave to take you to wherever you need to be in life. Take a breath, feel the energy of the moment and soar…
April looks set to be a month of more questions. In fact, the same questions as last month. What do you truly want? What makes you happy? Not wanting to sound like a stuck record, it seems the reasons you are, once again, being asked these questions is the fact you haven’t answered! You have long had a to-do list for life, a bucket list of things to do, see and achieve. In many ways, you measure your happiness against this list, feeling happiness will be yours once you have done everything you need to do to be happy. Whilst there is logic in this approach it does put happiness slightly out of reach as you are always adding new points and caveats to your list. Does this mean happiness can never be yours or does it mean you need to stop chasing happiness and instead realise it’s here, now?
There is a long-held belief that happiness is the default setting which emerges once life is ‘sorted’ and once everything that creates unhappiness has been either fixed or eradicated. This way of thinking doesn’t allow for the idea that happiness is a force of its own that needs to be cultivated and nurtured. So, when asked what makes you happy, this isn’t time to produce a list of things to achieve to reach the nirvana-like state of happiness, it’s asking you to feel a connection to the essence of happiness and to allow this feeling to build and grow in order to connect you to the energy of happiness. It’s not far off on the distant horizon, it’s here now, just be open to it rather than feel you haven’t got there yet. Happiness isn’t measured by what you do or achieve, it’s a feeling, a state of being, which sets your soul on fire; feel it, become it…
Someone once said: ‘even a stopped clock is right twice a day’. One could argue that it’s only right by accident as it’s not a functioning clock but this makes the assumption that the clock wasn’t built to only be right twice a day. It’s something of a lame possibility but it’s a possibility all the same! There’s a saying in the medical world ‘when you hear the sound of hoof beats, think horses not zebras’ suggesting a need to look for the obvious not for anything rarer. Yet, zebras exist and they really aren’t anything like horses, for a start they don’t neigh they yip, and, a group of zebras is called a dazzle. You may be wondering the point of these seemingly random thoughts, well, sometimes you need to see that a stopped clock may not be right for 1438 minutes of the day, but for those precious two minutes when it is right, everything is exactly as it should be.
Life isn’t perfect but there are moments of ‘almost perfection’ which have the potential to be great if only you didn’t just see them as random accidents to be dismissed. And, why not look for zebras? Why look for the obvious? Why not think zebra and dazzle rather than be a part of the flock of ‘obvious’? Okay, so maybe this is now getting confusing but it needn’t be! In essence there is a need to be more accepting of the good stuff, don’t be so keen to undermine it with logic and be prepared to look beyond the obvious. Sometimes, the really good stuff in life is tucked away in the corners of the unobvious; intuitively you know this but you don’t look as you’re too busy keeping on keeping on, sticking to the tried and tested. Well, it’s time to step beyond the boundaries of your everyday life as you learn how to dazzle and shine…
As you continue to focus your gaze on the here and now, there is a sense that you are beginning to realise just how small the gap is between where you are and where you feel you need to be. In fact, the more you focus on where you are, the more you are realising you are already exactly where you need to be. In short, you have pulled your expectations and hopes back into the present moment rather than leaving them perched high up on a pedestal on the ever-distant horizon. This doesn’t mean you’ve lowered your expectations, more that you’ve realised you are actually already living the life you were born to live, and, as a result, your dreams are not out of reach but within your grasp. You are a born thinker and idealist, and you have high hopes for your vision of what ought to be; this vision has grown and shaped over years and, like water slowly carving out limestone caverns, it has turned into something quite spectacular and majestic leaving you in awe and wonder.
However, just because you have forged out such a vision doesn’t mean you can’t re-shape or re-define it. Even stone can be re-worked. Of course, using stone as an analogy for your vision is perhaps not wise as there really is nothing concrete about you as you are more of a fluid and free thinker. Yet, the cavern analogy works as you do seem to struggle with the concept of feeling able to re-shape what you have already created. It’s time to believe that you are the master of your own vision and you do have the power to re-shape it once again if you so choose. In many ways, acknowledging this is more important than actually changing your vision as it’s a willingness to be open to the ebb and flow of the changing currents of your life that can truly set you free…
As you continue to allow the vibrant and beautiful kaleidoscope of colours to flow freely from your heart and soul, there is a sense your creativity is beginning to surge back into life once again. You have always been a creative soul but there have been times of your life when this has log-jammed due to stress or taking on too much. Creativity is your life-blood, it’s the force that inspires and motivates you. Creativity is not just about painting or weaving or being artistic, it’s a way of being that allows you to live in an interconnected way; your way of making sense of the world is to channel your emotions into creative thought, creative feeling and creative being. You
step through logic and into the realms beyond which can feel quite tumultuous and confusing at times as, by its definition, it’s beyond logic!
Whilst you thrive in such a space, there is a part of you longing to make sense of it, to know where you’re heading and why, and to feel less overwhelmed by the current of life. Yet, when you stop resisting this space beyond words, you feel very at home there and when you find your centre of balance, you realise just how much you need to be at one with the ebb and flow as you do not naturally stand still on any level of your being. Movement and flow are a part of your everyday, resisting this leads to overwhelm as you end up fighting your own sense of being. Accepting it allows you to become one with the flow, intuitively moving through life with wisdom and insight. Others may not understand this but this isn’t about them, it’s about you. So, take a deep breath and flow…
The Moon today is in a Waxing Gibbous phase. This phase is when the moon is more than 50% illuminated but not yet a Full Moon. The phase lasts round 7 days with the moon becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon. During a Waxing Gibbous the moon will rise in the east in mid-afternoon and will be high in the eastern sky at sunset. The moon is then visible though most of the night sky setting a few hour before sunrise. The word Gibbous first appeared in the 14th century and has it’s roots in the Latin word “gibbous” meaning humpbacked.