April: The Month According to Tarot

Soul Cards Tarot by Kristine Fredheim
Image by Victoria Constantino

This month, we are set up for success before a major shake-up. We’ve been doing the energetic work to prepare ourselves for a better future, and it pays off big time. Two tens make their appearance this month, which tells us something is ending. These endings are necessary and positive. The Ten of Pentacles says we’re in a good place materially so that, when the Ten of Swords arrives at the end of the month, we’re prepared to let go of what is ending. What’s happening is happening quickly, says the Eight of Wands, and going with the flow is ultimately the best way through.

Q1: Overall energies of April: Six of Pentacles

The Six of Pentacles is a card of balance, stability, and harmony in the physical. Things are coming into balance in more evident ways this month. As spring ushers in new growth in the Northern Hemisphere, so too is April bringing abundant manifestations and opportunities that are making their appearance. As we tend to them and nurture them, soon they will be ripe for the picking. 

Q2: Week 1: Ten of Pentacles

The Ten of Pentacles is a card of earthly fulfillment and abundance. Ten is a number of completion and fulfillment and this card says we have all we need. Taking satisfaction in what we have and spending time in appreciation draws to us more of what we are appreciating. This card can be related to finances, work, home, or career, and this week could see us purchasing a home, receiving an allotment of money, getting a new job, starting or making progress with a business, or simply gaining the realization that we already have all we have been asking for. It can be helpful to take a step back and remember when we wanted what we now have.

Q3: Week 2: Nine of Wands

This figure on this card in traditional RWS decks is shown with a bandaged head, standing alone and holding a staff, poised in defense before eight other wands or staves. This figure has seen much and won the battle, and has the scars to prove it. They stand guard, ensuring their protection. This card can be a reminder of how far we have come, how much we have triumphed over, and it can also guide us to strengthen our boundaries energetically and otherwise. Our beliefs and expectations inform our experience, so when we believe we are safe and self-sufficient, we are. This card indicates victory, success, courage, and reclaiming one’s power. We may gain sudden realization of how we’ve been giving our power away without realizing it. Once we have the understanding, we are empowered to make the change and take back our power to stand in our strength. 

Q4: Week 3: King of Wands

The King of Wands brings success and good fortune of all kinds. He is a master creator at the top of his game. He is wise and fair and creative. Whatever this week brings, it will turn out well. For manifestations we’re working on, this card reveals positive and beneficial outcomes. We’re making good headway, and may begin seeing evidence of our progress, if not full-blown manifestations. Coming from the stability of the Six of Pentacles and the Ten of Pentacles, and the strength and victorious outcomes of the Nine of Wands, the King of Wands follows in a progression that signifies taking control of our own lives by shaping things as we wish, being the deliberate creators we’re here to be, and aligning with the desired outcomes.

Q5: Week 4: Ten of Swords

The second ten to make its appearance this month, this card signals the end of a painful cycle. Something has come to a close, and it’s good that it has. This is a necessary ending, one that we may need to heal from but that will yield rich rewards in terms of lessons learned. The painful lessons of this cycle have caused us to grow and expand and get super clear on what we do want and what we don’t want. The lessons of this time will help us to shore up our understanding of our own strength, worthiness, and capabilities—if not immediately, then certainly over time.

Q6: Guidance for April: Eight of Wands

The message of this card is to flow with the fast-moving energies! Things can change on a dime this month, but it’s all for the greater good. Trusting that things are always working out for us is the best approach. We may find that new understandings reveal themselves swiftly and unexpectedly, but once we see them, we can’t unsee them. This is a shake-up type of energy that is much-needed. What isn’t working will crumble quickly. What isn’t a vibrational match will no longer be part of our experience. This is a transitional type of energy that we can align with by pivoting to what is better for us and shifting our focus away from what doesn’t. Focusing in the energy of the solution helps us line up with and receive solutions and resolutions.

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