April: The Month According to Tarot

Soul Cards Tarot by Kristine Fredheim
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April is a magical month, ushering in positive new changes and energetic freedom. Rapid manifestations are imminent, and we best serve our highest good by keeping our thoughts positive and believing in ourselves and our greatest potential. We are guided to be confident, to know ourselves as the powerful creators that we are. The strong message this month is to stay positively focused on our goals and embrace the changes that are coming. The presence of The Magician and The Fool bring a crystal-clear message: Now is a powerful time of creating a new life and manifesting something truly magnificent. The new season has ushered in a brand new cycle. Positive change is truly in the air; can you feel it?

Q1: What is the overall theme of April? The Magician

You are the creator of your life, the weaver of your fate, the master of your own destiny. You hold the power to create the life you desire through your focus and attention. This month, we are working on manifesting in bigger, more expanded ways than we have before, and the energies are supporting us in our work as manifestations become more rapid. We get to experience the thrill of creation. Like an artist bringing a scene to life with a paintbrush, using the vast array of colors at their disposal, we weave, create, and build through where we choose to focus. We are guided to choose our thoughts carefully and become ever more mindful of how we see ourselves, what we are visualizing, what we choose to believe for ourselves, and our expectations. When we find our thoughts don’t line up with where we want to be, we have the opportunity to shift them in that moment. Every moment is a new opportunity; every moment holds vast potential.

Q2: Week 1: Seven of Cups

Sometimes a card of illusion and truth, the Seven of Cups can guide us to practice discernment—something we should always do—but this month especially, working in concert with The Magician, the Seven of Cups brings an even stronger message to pay attention to our thoughts and guide them so they align with our goals. This can take practice, but once we’ve made the decision to be mindful, we can catch ourselves when our thinking doesn’t align with our hopes and dreams, and then choose to focus instead on more positive aspects. With consistent practice, we begin to see results. Seeing our world in a positive light becomes easier and more natural the more we raise our vibration. Doing things that bring us happiness this week will help us to be in a place of receiving and lend us an easy ability to focus, when we choose to do so, in a place of positive expectation. This is also a card of visualization and believing in our dreams. This week, spending consistent time in visualization, perhaps a little each day, will prove especially rewarding.

Q3: Week 2: The Chariot

If we’ve been putting in the work that The Magician and the Seven of Cups have guided us to do, this week may find us moving quickly and needing to keep our focus on our goals to ensure we reach our destination, making changes as needed so we stay on track. The Chariot represents a fast-moving energy that can bring rapid changes and possibly even conflict that is beneficial for us to address early on so it doesn’t careen out of control unchecked. The conflict can be in relationships or within ourselves. We may be working to resolve internal struggles. This brings to mind the story of the two wolves; the wolf we feed—whether it represents positivity or negativity—is the one that will thrive and become dominant.

Q4: Week 3: The Eight of Swords

We may be trapped in a prison of our own making or we could be bound by forces outside of our control. Regardless of the situation, the one thing we can always control is our own minds. We may need to bring our focus back around to the positive so we can let go of whatever is occurring in the world around us and focus instead on the garden within. The garden is something we can create within our minds. Do we allow weeds to take over or do we pull them? This is a week to do inner work, as we face, heal, and clear what does not serve us (the weeds). When we weed the garden, we make room for the roses and the beautiful, thriving colors that illuminate our inner landscape. No matter what is going on outside, when we hold the light within, it will light up our entire lives. Our own light can break the strongest of bonds and free us from what may seem like the most impossible situations.

Q5: Week 4: Four of Cups

Something is being offered to us, but if our eyes are closed or we are otherwise turned away from possibilities that don’t fit the container we expect them to arrive in, we may be missing something of tremendous benefit. This week, we may need to take the blinders off so we can see with clarity. The Magician’s influence over this month reminds us that we create our own realities, and that we are always creating, moment by moment, with our every thought and vibration. The Four of Cups can indicate that we are bored, stagnant, uninspired, or not being challenged in the ways we wish to be. Sometimes doing something new or changing the scenery can offer fresh perspective. Where fours are numbers of stability and cups resonate with the realm of emotions, this card can also indicate emotional stability. We may be finding it, or grounding in it, seeking a stable place after a time of imbalance. We are guided to tap into inspiration and emotional harmony, and to find the joy within.

Q6: Guidance from the Universe for April: The Fool

Embrace fresh starts, welcome change, and frolic in the joy of new possibility. The world is vast and exciting, and holds much in store for those who are open to its treasures. The Universe is asking us to open our arms and our hearts wide to our own potential and to throw out the old blueprints; they are vestiges of a former life and have no grounding in our current reality. It’s time to toss away old ideas and limitations and embrace the freedom that is ours for the receiving. Forget everything you thought you knew—these are unprecedented times. Allow yourself to dream big and believe in your dreams with the open-hearted, pure belief of a child. Let yourself dream up the best reality you can imagine, for yourself and the collective. The world is magical and full of wonder; it only ceases to be so when we stop believing in the wondrous, limitless possibilities that are available to us all.

Daily Reading: February 5, 2021

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As the fifth day of the second month, today may bring positive change, ushering it forth with certainty, stability, and sureness that may be swift or catch us by surprise in the strength of its arrival. Good news is indicated today overall. Today may bring expansion and fulfillment. Now through the next few weeks, we are guided to be aware of our thoughts, words, and actions more so than usual; a keen awareness of our environment and our internal landscape will serve us well during this Mercury retrograde period. We best honor ourselves when we believe in our own potential and capabilities. Keeping our expectations positive will go far. We are reminded that we receive what we believe and that others often deliver to us what we expect of them.

All of the numbers in today’s date add up to twelve, and three. New manifestations are being borne out of partnerships and collaborations. We may find ourselves aware of our own potential, and also of the need to reclaim our power and sovereignty in certain areas of life. Personal freedom is in focus now. Staying aligned with our purpose and goals and reminding ourselves of our achievements and personal growth may be helpful. We are capable of great things, and every moment holds the potential to begin something magnificent. Allowing ourselves to fully experience joy will help us to grow and also heals the heart. This weekend, consider doing something nice for yourself and for someone else. We are guided now to fill our own cups so we can show up in the best way for ourselves and others. 

Mantra: I welcome positivity, growth, freedom, and positive change. I stand strong in my sovereignty and integrity. 

Daily Reading: January 10, 2021

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On this tenth day of the first month, we find ourselves in a space of closure. We may be prioritizing our own needs and allowing what is ready to go to release with finality. As cycles end, we keep looking forward, remaining present in each now moment while focusing on where we are headed and what we can do and create in the present to ensure our desired future outcomes. We are allowing the necessary release to happen while creating anew, manifesting our desires and finding ourselves in receiving mode more often. We are healing and becoming aware of what it is to succeed as we flow with the energies that uplift us. As we open our hearts, we begin to understand what it is to be truly free, to experience the sovereignty that is our birthright. Today’s energies can carry us up and away into elevated spaces if we allow them to, bringing us into something that is better and brighter than ever before. 

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us seven, a number of good fortune and spiritual expansion. Engaging in further inquiry into subjects of interest may benefit us now, as the intellect, studies, perseverance, and determination are highlighted now. We are guided to expand our minds, to explore our passions and interests, and to allow ourselves to experience the spiritual growth and expansion we came here for. This is also a potent time of manifestation. Identifying what we wish to create is especially important now, and as a whole, we are manifesting our desires at a more rapid rate and with greater ease. Getting into the flow state opens us to receive what we have been asking for. We are guided to do daily visualizations to align us with our manifestations and magnetize them to us at an even more rapid rate. This is a potent time in which significant closures and changes are happening quickly. Be prepared to hold onto the reins and stay the course, keeping your focus on where you desire to go while trusting the universe to take you there. Today’s energy is very much like The Chariot card in the tarot, which bears the number seven.

Mantra: I release what does not serve me and open my heart to receive all that is good. I welcome blessings and abundance of all kinds. 

Daily Reading: January 8, 2021

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As the eighth day of the first month, today carries strong aspects of manifesting. We are powerful creators of our own realities and are fully capable of living the abundant life we desire. Eight is a number of infinite prosperity and symbolizes, not only our eternal nature, but the abundance of the universe in which we live. We are the dreamers of our own destinies and the magicians weaving the fabric of our very own lives. No matter where we are or where we have come from, we are capable of achieving everything we can dream. When we believe in ourselves and in our goals, we are empowering them to become a reality. 

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us fourteen, and five. Fourteen indicates strengthening foundations and new opportunities, while five brings aspects of change and expansion. If you have been seeing 55 or 555 everywhere, know that positive changes are ahead for you that will bring, or are because of your growth and expansion. Pursuing areas of curiosity will prove rewarding now. Looking to where you wish to expand and grow will set the energies moving in that direction. Setting your intentions now for your goals and desires will ensure they manifest; be sure to water the seeds you have planted. Today, we are guided to consider where we would like more freedom and decide how we would like the end results to look. You can find yourself in that place of your greatest liberty, hold the vision in your mind, and keep coming back to this vision to nurture it. This is a way of watering a seed of intention.

Mantra: I allow the abundance that is available to me to flow to me now. I welcome my best life and bless all that is positive.

Daily Reading: January 2, 2021

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Today is the second day of the first month. Today is a day of partnerships, cooperation, harmony, and balance. Co-creation is also indicated today. As we look to our resources and what we desire to create, we realize we can draw from a palette of physical and energetic resources. Our energetic resources can include our desire to reach a specific goal, our knowledge in a particular subject area, and our innate gifts and abilities. In the coming together of two energies in partnership—such as business associates or our allies in the nonphysical—a third energy is created through the synergy. Today may find us pooling our resources, drawing up business plans, writing down goals, and otherwise planning for the future. Setting these intentions now acts as a catalyst that initiates the momentum that will set forth our intentions to the universe and makes our goals build and grow to be returned to us later in manifested form.

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us eight, which indicates prosperity and abundance of all kinds, as well as money, resources, and financial security. We all deserve to thrive, and desiring more for ourselves isn’t greedy. When we can build and grow from a place of security, freedom, and independence, we are setting ourselves up for greater success and our manifestations are better able to prosper. It is from this place that we can bring forth our most meaningful work, as we are able to set our sights higher than ever before without worrying about the mundane aspects of life. We are made for greater things, and when our energies and focus are consumed by lower concerns, there is less room for us to focus and create from a higher place. From a place of stability and security, we can use our greatest gifts and contribute to the world and to our own lives in a much more meaningful way. 

We are guided today to consider what more we would like for ourselves. We are asked to dream big and expect miracles. Miracles are not impossible. When we consider the magnificence of the world we live in, we must consider that our very existence here on this planet is nothing short of a miracle by the standards we consider miracles to be. We are called to set our sights higher. What does your best life look like? You are asked now to dream it, see it, feel it, visualize it, and know that it can be yours. That dream, that vision, is within you because it came from you, from the greater, higher aspect of you that is your divine nature, and you received it because it is possible for you. It is one of many infinite possibilities that you are capable of achieving. What can you learn or look into today that will get you one step closer to your goals? The path to the moon begins with one step. We are guided to put one foot in front of the other and keep taking steps toward our goals, no matter how lofty they may seem. Remember the magnificence of this universe and you will remember that nothing is impossible. You are an extraordinary creator supported by the infinite love of the universe. When you take steps to reach your goals, the universe sees this and is supporting you all the way. You are so very loved and supported, and you are asked to call on your higher allies for assistance whenever you need it.

Mantra: I am infinitely loved and supported. I know that I can reach my highest goals. I am capable of great things. I am here to create and live a magnificent life. I welcome improvements to me on all levels. 

Daily Reading: January 1, 2021

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Today is the first day of the first month and the first day of the new year. Today marks the beginning of a brand new cycle. We are guided to write down, speak aloud, or otherwise get clear on what we would like this year to bring, what we desire to create this year, and what we would like to experience in the days, weeks, and months ahead.  Writing down goals now sets our intentions for the rest of the year. Just as our dreams and goals are always growing, changing, shifting, and developing, so too can our goals. Grounding in this now moment, wherever you are and whenever you are reading this, know that you can establish new goals. This now moment is all we ever have and we can create and manifest from this time, now, wherever we are. We are reminded of our power to create and we are asked to reclaim our power and our sovereignty. Taking back our power is partially about taking ownership of our path, and realizing that life doesn’t happen to us, but rather, we are in control of our own destiny. We have the power and the ability to shape our lives as we wish. Declarations are indicated now. When we declare to the universe what we want to manifest in our lives, the changes we wish to create, and otherwise set our intentions—whether that is for joy, success, abundance, new relationships, financial stability, freedom, or anything else—we are planting the seeds of intention that will begin to grow and gather momentum. 

2021 is a number five year. Twenty and twenty-one together create a numeric sequence of progression, indicating progress and forward movement. Twenty and twenty-one indicate partnership and progress, new beginnings arising from collaborations, and manifestations of the new that are fruitful, beneficial, and generative. These partnerships can be between us and our higher selves, us and our allies in spirit, and between us and our allies and collaborators here on the earth plane. This year, we can expect progress, continued change that lends to our growth and expansion, and tremendous soul growth. This deep level of growth and transformation is often not without discomfort; as the caterpillar experiences a period of compression and constraint within the cocoon, it is exactly these circumstances that allow it to transform and become something greater. It is this constriction and these circumstances that allow it to reshape its entire structure and being, to become more than it has ever been or known before, and to develop the wings that will allow it to fly. When we are ready, in divine right timing (remembering that we ourselves are divine and this timing is also up to us), we will emerge from the cocoon, ready to fly. When we leave this constricted, 3D place, we will soar up above everything we have ever known before and arise, transformed, into higher levels of consciousness and awareness. From this higher perspective, we will ascend and be able to see more than we ever have before. 2021 adds up to five, and five is all about change, transformation, freedom, growth, expression, and expansion. Where 2020 was like a chrysalis, an incubator that allowed us to take the great journey within to know ourselves on deeper levels, 2021 is the year in which we will emerge. This is the year we will find our wings and learn to fly.

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us seven, a number of spiritual gifts and abilities, good fortune, intellectual pursuits, expansion, inner strength, and manifestation. It is also a number that points to our life purpose and soul mission. It asks us to continue on our path, to persevere, and indicates success and the successful completion of missions, cycles, and journeys, as well as overcoming obstacles. It is a number of encouragement as well, and guides us to continue learning, growing, expanding, and attuning to our higher wisdom and intuition to seek growth in all areas and aspects of life. Today, we are encouraged to look at our successes and how far we have come, and to allow ourselves to feel appreciation for our own growth. We are never done growing, and we are eternal beings. Know that there are always opportunities for growth on the path ahead. When we do not resist growth and change, but instead allow it and allow ourselves to experience it and open to let it flow into our lives, the journey is much smoother and we can gain much more from the experience. Today’s strong message is to believe in yourself and know that you have what it takes to overcome all challenges and to rise up stronger, brighter, and better than ever before.

Mantra: I honor myself and my inner strength. I honor my successes and acknowledge how far I have come. I welcome growth, expansion, positive change, and freedom.

Daily Reading: December 25, 2020

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Today is the twenty-fifth day of the twelfth month. The two and five in today’s date bring forth energies of co-creating change. We are strongly supported in reaching a point of clarity on the changes we wish to see in our lives and in setting goals for the year ahead. We are reminded that we are never alone. Each one of us has a team of loving, supportive beings of light backing us every step of the way, along with our higher self. We are also reminded that everything is always working out for us, regardless of how things may look on the surface. We are being guided every step of the way to the life we desire; we have only to open our hearts and receive. When we believe in ourselves and in our worthiness—and each one of us is worthy, regardless of our choices in the past—we are elevated in every way, and we also allow ourselves to come closer to receiving all that we desire. As we release the past with love and compassion, we make room to invite in the good.

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us fourteen, and five. Fourteen is a number of manifesting solid foundations, as well as opportunities and new ideas that support us for the future. Five further underscores the energies of change that are so prevalent today. Five also indicates expansion, freedom, empowerment, and flexibility. Being flexible doesn’t mean tucking tail and giving in, but rather being adaptable and flowing with the path of least resistance in the knowing that the universe is always conspiring in our favor. ‘Adapt or die’ is a phrase that comes to mind. Rigidity is associated with non-movement, death, and stagnation, and while there are times for us to stand strong and immovable in our strength, there is a distinction between standing our ground and going with the flow, and we are guided to be discerning in knowing when to choose one or the other. Tuning into our intuition is always our greatest ally as we seek to make the choices that are best for us.

We are expanding in our spiritual growth, knowledge, and understanding. We do much work on the etheric planes when we are sleeping, and accomplish much soul work in this way. Keeping a dream journal is recommended, as looking back on it later can be deeply enlightening. This can help with revealing repeating themes and patterns, and disparate dreams can weave a tapestry that together tell a whole story and provide a bigger picture, or bird’s-eye view, that can unveil deep and invaluable understandings and guidance for our life path. Noticing also the unbidden thoughts that come into the mind in the form of ideas, messages, remembered conversations or events, imagery, or songs can be revealing. This is a way that spirit communicates with us—our guides and higher self may send us information and messages in this way. Noticing also where our thoughts are not serving us is very important now, as they are evidence of where we need to rewrite our habits of thought and patterns of thinking, as well as our self-talk. We are asked to come back to the remembrance of our worthiness and purpose for this lifetime, and to move forward in confidence, kindness, and compassion.

Mantra: I welcome the growth and change that serves my highest good to transform me in positive ways. It is easy for me to attune to my truth and my intuition, and to the messages that come from a place of truth.

Daily Reading: December 23, 2020

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Today is the twenty-third day of the twelfth month. Twenty-three carries aspects of two and three, which are numbers of partnership and manifestation, respectively. Two and three adding up to five brings forth energies of change, growth, and expansion. Especially in focus today is change that has caused us to desire new and better circumstances for ourselves, that has created change within us, and that has served as the catalyst for the manifestation of improvements within. These internal improvements can include inner strength, a deeper understanding of ourselves, and a strengthening connection to our true nature; the more we truly know ourselves, the more we can tap into what is most aligned with us and with our highest path and purpose. Five is a number that also indicates freedom, and as we attune more to our own frequency through a deeper connection to our inner being, we gain freedom of mind, which in turn impacts our lives on every level, allowing us to soar to greater heights, more empowered and stronger than ever before and more grounded in the understanding of what we are truly capable of being, doing, and creating.

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us twelve, and three. Three is a number of manifestation, of communications and community, and may now indicate celebrations with loved ones and the joys of coming together. We are guided now to stay positive, to keep our thoughts focused in a positive way, and to let the harmonious relationships in our lives serve as a catalyst for improved positivity and a sunnier outlook on life. Relishing the happy times benefits us on many levels, and allowing ourselves to revel in the joys brings us greater happiness and also supports and strengthens our energy. Our energetic health is always important, and we can maintain high levels of energetic cleanliness through allowing ourselves to feel fully the joy of happy interactions, and through taking salt baths, getting out in nature, meditation, relaxation, self-care, and soaking up the sun. The stronger our energetic field, the better equipped we are to navigate through life and make the most of every moment. Twelve indicates the end of a cycle, and as we are reaching the conclusion of the year, we are guided to consider what we no longer need, and to start turning away from it so we can leave it behind and move into something better. Likewise, we are guided to set goals and intentions for the year ahead, and to spend time visualizing what we want to happen for us and how we want our lives to look in the coming year.

Mantra: I welcome positive change and improvements on every level. I release what I no longer need and expand into joy and freedom.

Daily Reading: December 4, 2020

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Today is the fourth day of the twelfth month. Four brings energies of stability and strengthening foundations. Today, we may feel guided to consider how we can create greater stability in the material realm, in our home, career, and finances. We are also asked to remain open to improvements and know that, no matter where we are, things can always improve. Opening to the possibility of greater abundance allows more of what we desire to flow to us, and helps us reach our goals faster. We are worthy and deserving of all that we desire, and knowing this allows us to receive the flow of abundance from the universe, which aspires to deliver to us everything we have asked for and is a powerful co-creative partner. When we align emotionally and energetically with our desires, we allow ourselves to be the recipients of greater improvements in all aspects of our lives.

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date yields eleven, and two. Two points to our co-creative partnership with our highest aspect and with the universal energies and our allies. Eleven is a gateway number that indicates we are passing through into new energies, which we always are; however, today, those aspects may be strengthened and more energetically supported. Staying mindful and aware of our thoughts is important, and redirecting them to more and more positive thoughts and feelings is key in every moment. When we allow ourselves to focus on something that requires our complete attention, such as work, we have the ability to reach a flow state in which we drop all resistance. It is in this state that our creations and manifestations can flow to us easily. New opportunities, developments, circumstances, relationships, and whatever we desire easily comes to us in those moments. Being in the flow state more often is to our benefit. Doing things that bring us joy can quickly bring us to that state of non-resistance.

Today’s message is to allow ourselves to enjoy our comforts and abundance, whatever form these may take, and to release any feelings of guilt if we have something that others do not. We cannot help others by our suffering, but through living our greatest lives, we set an example they can follow. When we allow ourselves to live our happiest life, whatever that looks like for us, we stand on stronger foundations and from that place, we can be the creators we came here to be. From there, we can create our greatest lives, and reach for higher and higher states of being and allow ourselves to experience greater levels of joy. Not only will we be able, from that place, to help, teach, and set an example for others of what is possible for them, but we also uplift those around us through our elevated state and send this energy out into the collective. We are asked to be joyful in our abundance, to live, laugh, and love freely without resistance, in a pure state of being that comes from our alignment with our highest truth and with our highest path and purpose. 

Mantra: Love and joy flow through me freely. I am abundant, I am blessed, and I am grateful. I send love into the collective and ask that those around me are uplifted, according to their highest path and purpose.

Daily Reading: December 3, 2020

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Today is the third day of the twelfth month. Three carries energies of community, celebrations, manifestation, the prosperous results of collaborations, and fruitful partnerships. Three also relates to joy, inspiration, freedom, happiness, fun, and enthusiasm. We are guided to do what we can to embrace and embody these energies and to allow ourselves to rise up into these elevated emotions so that we can experience higher states of being. In this way, we also impact the energies of those around us. However, each person is responsible for their own state of being and their own emotions. Regardless of the emotional states of those around us, we can always take ownership of our own emotional state of being and choose joy and love above all.

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date yields ten, and one. Where ten represents the end of a cycle, one indicates new beginnings and opportunities that may lead us down new paths. These changes are for the positive, and we allow more of what is good to flow to us when we release resistance and open up to the path ahead. Flowing into what comes next while directing our focus and attention to where we want to go and our desired state of living and being is a way of making the best use of the energies at hand to shape our reality. Allowing things to manifest in their own time and honoring divine timing may be important, as is continuing to believe in what we desire, and knowing when to release it to the universe. One is also a number of focus and determination, and reminds us to set goals for the path ahead so that we can embrace the fresh starts, opportunities, and newly developing manifestations to shape them with our focus, according to our desires.

We are guided to continue clearing our path this month. Doing this a little each day will help us prepare for the new year ahead. Spending a little time each day considering what energetic debris lies on your path and what you can clear to make room for joy and abundance may serve you well. Surrounding the energetic debris with light in visualizations can help transmute it. Feeling through the emotions that accompany it may be necessary to allow it to release; as you release emotionally, you can give those emotions to the universe and to your allies to be transmuted and ask for your own healing, then visualize yourself surrounded with golden healing light. Even what feels like small efforts amount to something substantial and potentially life-changing over time. We are always changing, always growing, always loved and supported in all that we do. 

Mantra: I greet this day with an open heart and welcome joy and love. I release and transmute what does not serve me and invite light to take its place.