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 28, 2021

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As the twenty-eighth day of the first month, today may see us strengthening in our partnerships and building momentum toward our goals. We benefit from continuing to send positive energy to our manifestations. Today brings an aspect of culmination as energetically, certain things are beginning to wrap up and we may see the end of cycles, indicated by the ten in today’s date (2+8) and the subsequent beginning of new cycles of learning, growth, and experiences. To better gain a sense of closure before embarking on something new, we are guided to gather our thoughts to process and integrate what wisdom we can gain from the events and aspects that are ending now. This interim period is important as a time of processing, and possibly healing and integration, between phases or major life cycles. Long-held dreams and goals are gathering momentum and have the potential to manifest now. All we have to do is believe in them and let them in. 

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us sixteen and seven. Today especially, seven carries energies of good fortune and aspects of the intellect. We are encouraged to continue learning, growing, and expanding in our spiritual gifts as well as in our knowledge about them. Reading on any topics of interest is also indicated. Feeding our knowledge expands our horizons as it builds our understanding and opens up greater worlds of possibility. Flowing with changes and maintaining harmony in all that we do, including our relations with others, could be a key aspect today. We are reminded that we alone are in control of our choices, words, and actions. We get to choose how we respond to others. Regardless of someone’s behavior or words, we can always choose the higher ground. Today may find us needing to stay aligned, stay on our path, stay in our own energy, and not let ourselves get drawn into chaos or drama. Others may be acting from unhealed wounds and may be unconscious or unwitting players in the testing of our own resolve. We are asked to draw on our well of inner strength, which we have at our core as divine beings of light. We are reminded that all actions are rewarded accordingly.

Mantra: I have the power within me to stand strong in my truth and in my light. My greatest strength comes from love and compassion. 

Daily Reading: January 27, 2021

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As the twenty-seventh day of the first month, today may bring good news. Something may be waiting in the wings for you to be ready to receive it. We can receive by opening our hearts and releasing resistance and blocks as we welcome the good. Today, we may also be seeing conclusions as what has served its purpose in our lives begins to wrap up. It may not be time to usher it out just yet, and we are guided to clear up any remaining debris and tie up any loose ends now to encourage its departure. Today highlights our spiritual gifts and abilities, as well as our innate talents. We may be on a discovery path. Healers and lightworkers are continuing to awaken in increasing numbers. Each in their own due time, and when they are ready, as they are ready to serve, will open their hearts to humanity and give to the world as they are guided. Some of us may be awakening now to new truths, clarity, and insights. As these may be subtle, we are guided to pay close attention and to become aware of our own thoughts and the meaning and connections they may have beyond the surface level.

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us fifteen and six. Tenacity, choices, expansion, and commitment to the path are all in focus today. We may be embarking now on a new path, whether we sense it or it is readily apparent. We may sense the energies changing and shifting; knowing and trusting that this is happening to support our growth and expansion eases the way with harmony and grace. There are times to seek balance and times to seek expansion; our intuition will guide us if we are attuned to it. We can navigate the waters of life with ease, even if they become choppy and things are unsettled. When we flow, we can ride the waves rather than fighting against the current, which would only exhaust us and pull us down, slowing our progress. We are being asked to release fear and to trust in the infinite love of Source and the unconditional love of the universe. When we truly believe we live in a loving universe, everything in our experience matches that belief. When we believe otherwise, we receive evidence of that. Now is a beneficial time to look to the stars and consider what wisdom they have to offer us. Stargazing can have a positive effect on us energetically and can bring to our awareness knowledge and wisdom that we already hold within us. 

Mantra: I honor the divine within and open my heart to the knowledge and wisdom that will help me to advance on my path. 

Daily Reading: January 23, 2021

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As the twenty-third day of the first month, today carries energies of change and manifestations coming about through partnerships. We may be becoming aware of opportunities and possibilities for our future that were previously outside of our awareness or that were just beneath the surface. As new possibilities and directions for the path ahead become unveiled, we are beginning to consider our future in ways we may not have seen before. Manifestations are imminent as we continue making strides toward our goals and intentions, and as we allow them to flow to us. Twenty-three also indicates progress and forward movement, and today we may see pieces falling into place that advance us or our goals and aspirations.

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us eleven, and two. Eleven is a gateway number that brings powerful energies of upleveling, expansion, and increases in our awareness. It can also find us passing into new experiences and cycles, upleveling, and advancing. Keeping our thoughts, beliefs, expectations, and overall outlook positive is highly important now, as this helps to ensure we keep moving in the right direction. Today and in the near future, we may see advancements and significant progress in things that matter to us. We may be meeting new people and forging new partnerships that help to support, strengthen, and fortify us, and that remind us of our value. Gifts and abilities are in focus now; we may be discovering new gifts or aspects of currently active abilities that bring new facets to our awareness and that help us to advance. As we progress, we are guided to lift up others and help them to advance as well. 

Mantra: I welcome insights, opportunities, and positive, supportive partnerships. I welcome growth, joy, and abundance. 

Daily Reading: January 19, 2021

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As the nineteenth day of the first month, today ushers in energies of endings and subsequent beginnings. Changes may be happening rapidly or just under the surface, shifting things energetically in preparation for their physical outcome. Transformation is indicated all around. Notice where your interests are being guided today and trust your intuition, especially when it comes to making decisions. You may find yourself facing choice points; trusting in your highest guidance to make the decisions that are best for you will yield the most positive outcomes. We are reminded that everything is always working out for us, and that the universe is conspiring in our favor, regardless of how things appear to be on the surface. Today, we may become aware of hidden meanings and forces at work, even within the seemingly ordinary and unimportant. We may be rewriting our thinking in ways that benefit us. 

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us sixteen and seven. Sixteen brings energies that facilitate harmony, balance, peace, and love. We may see these energies increasing in our personal and career relationships. Leaning into the warmth of community and familial support provides us with strength and solid foundations, a springboard from which to launch new manifestations from a place of steady footing that ensures our best success. With the seven bringing in energies of good fortune, we are sure to succeed. Happiness, growth, positive change, and welcome manifestations are on their way now. We will soon begin to see, if we have not already, amplified outcomes that bring us increased success and forward momentum in the things that matter to us. We are guided to trust where our interests lie and nurture ourselves intellectually, reading and pursuing courses of study that will broaden our horizons and enhance our future possibilities. 

Mantra: This day, I will make powerful improvements in things that are of importance to me. Today, I am advancing in ways that support my highest path and purpose. I am rising up and elevating in every way. 

Daily Reading: January 18, 2021

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As the eighteenth day of the first month, today brings energies of manifesting financial abundance and new opportunities that can lead to increased prosperity. The new developments coming about now are helping to usher out the old and anything that is not working for us. Allowing yourself to tune into positive expectation, excitement, interest, and hope can encourage new ideas that can lead to improved manifested states. We are guided, as always, to stay positive in our thinking.

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us fifteen and six. We can expect to see energetic improvements through change and expansion. We may also have the growing sense that positive changes are just on the horizon and are encouraged to lean into those feelings, as they are evidence of things unseen coming into being. We may be growing in our awareness and experiencing further spiritual growth, development, and expansion, especially if we are putting in the work. This can be through reading, meditation, and anything we are doing to nurture and develop our spirituality. We are asked to continue using discernment when tuning into any information, as there many different sources of information that are of higher and lower frequencies, and that are more or less aligned to the truth. Developing a keen sense of intuition takes time, patience, and practice, but is well worth the effort it takes to strengthen it. We are divinely supported in our intentions to improve on all levels. 

Mantra: I welcome abundance and new opportunities that are aligned with my highest good. It is easy for me to focus on the positive. 

Daily Reading: January 14, 2021

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As the fourteenth day of the first month, today sees us making progress and gaining solid footing in matters of importance. Meditation, grounding, and spending time in nature are allies to our strength and improvement, and help fortify us energetically. Our dreams are being made manifest, and we are benefitted by trusting this and strengthening in our faith that everything is working out according to our highest good. 

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us eleven, and two. Eleven is a gateway number that shifts us from one energy into another. Where we choose to focus our energy is key. When multiple ones appear, as with eleven, it is especially important to keep our thoughts positive. Underlying our thoughts are our beliefs, what we hold to be true. Beliefs can work in our favor or they can block us from receiving what we have asked for. We can rewrite beliefs by thinking new thoughts that benefit us and repeating them to ourselves throughout each day. “Everything is always getting better and better for me” is one example. Eleven and two also indicate partnerships, as we are co-creating with our higher selves and with others in the physical plane. We are also in partnership with our minds at all times. When we keep our energy strong and pure through meditation, prayer, creativity, allowing ourselves to experience joy, and doing what makes us happy, we are giving ourselves solid footing to stand on and energetically allowing the foundations of all that is good in our lives to strengthen. 

Mantra: I welcome improvements to me on all levels. I welcome alignment with my highest path and purpose, clarity, unconditional love, and compassion into my heart.

Daily Reading: January 11, 2021

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Today, 1/11, is a powerful day of awakenings and alignment to our soul purpose. It is a gateway manifestation day, and we are strongly guided to think only of the positive and to hold in our minds only what we wish to see manifested. When circumstances do not look as we wish them to, we are instead asked to visualize how we want them to look, rather than observing what is, and thereby continuing the vibration of, the way things currently are. We are reminded that everything in the manifested physical world began as an idea, a thought, or a desire, and that everything we see is the result of manifestations past. We are guided to create new manifestations, to look on what is not yet but what we desire to be and what we wish to see created. Every moment, the world is born anew. With every thought, wish, dream, and desire, our reality is rebirthed. We are guided to hold ourselves to ever-higher standards, and to see ourselves in a more elevated state, not only in the physical but also in who we are, as we reach for higher levels of integrity in all that we think, do, and say, as well as in the vibration that we hold.

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us eight, a number of abundance. Eight reminds us that we are spiritual beings here having a human experience, and as divine beings, we have at our fingertips the components, or the palette, of all that we desire to create in this manifested reality. It is up to us how we wish to assemble it, and to what degree we wish to allow it into our lives. Heart openings are also indicated now. When we open our hearts, not only are we allowing ourselves to receive more of the abundance that is available to us in every now-moment, we are also opening to the greater part of who we are as spirit, as divine beings and masterful creators of our own reality. Eight asks us to allow all that we have asked for to flow to us, as we open to receive more and more. As we improve at allowing or receiving, we may find that we are increasingly able to let go of old 3D constructs of control, lack, and fear-based mentalities that attempt to keep us small and feeling guilt for experiencing abundance. As more of us open to living the lives we came here to create and experiencing appreciation and joy for living abundantly, we show others the way—even if not directly, through lived or observed physical experience, vibrationally as our joy and allowing resonates throughout the collective and is felt on levels unseen.

Mantra: I open my heart to receive all that is good. I am constantly improving and elevating to higher levels in all aspects of my life.

Daily Reading: January 5, 2021

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As the fifth day of the first month, today brings opportunities for growth, change, and expansion. We may experience breakthroughs in areas of life where we have been stagnant, stuck, or blocked, and flashes of clarity that will bring resolution to problems long unresolved and questions long unanswered. As we are seeking greater freedom, we may be presented with options. Choices are indicated today; these may be significant or seemingly inconsequential, but all can have greater impact beyond our immediate understanding. 

Even the smallest stone dropped into the water creates a ripple. That ripple can create change as it expands outward, shifting the sands and moving the things in its path. When making choices, we are encouraged to pause and reflect to consider the response that is right and best for us. When we make the choices for ourselves that are aligned to our own highest good, rather than what we think others want us to choose or what may benefit others, we are acting in accordance with our own truth and authenticity. This is different from making choices on behalf of others who cannot do so of their own accord.

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us eleven, and two. We are asked to monitor our thoughts to ensure we stay focused on the positive, and always reach for the highest and best possible outcomes when thinking of ourselves, our future, and any outcomes we may see for ourselves. We are guided to cease thinking that does not serve our highest good, including the imagining of worst-case scenarios, instead turning those around to best-case scenarios. When we only allow room for what is for our highest good to enter our lives, we are influencing the energies around us and the outcomes in ways that benefit us. Making this a practice can be life-changing on all levels, and can positively impact our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.

Mantra: I attune to my intuition and receive my highest guidance to make the choices that are right for me. I allow improvements to enter my life on every level, in accordance with my highest good.