ARIES: (Mar 21 - Apr 20) ”Ten of Swords”
Feeling overwhelmed and fed up with whatever it is that life has tormented you with recently Aries? Stress and worry taking their toll? Are you guilty of over-working, over-thinking and/or allowing your over-active imagination the power to cast unfounded doubts in a relationship? Tut, tut. Time to pick yourself up and dust yourself down as the worst is over, at least for the foreseeable future. Wounds inflicted by the cruel words of others will lose their power over you as you begin to heal. Take comfort in the realisation that you survived and are now much wiser and more aware than before. Delegate what tasks you can while you work to restore your mental wellbeing. Any nightmares or upsetting dreams will cease thus ensuring a return to a peaceful and restorative night’s sleep...
TAURUS: (Apr 21 - May 21) “Eight of Wands”
Allow any ideas or plans regarding your work or career the unrestricted freedom to work for you this month Taurus. Don’t hesitate to apply for the job you’ve always wanted or put pen to paper as the first step in creating your own business plan. A fertile month for those wanting to plant the first seeds of a project, a plan or perhaps a new addition to the family. News of a successful job interview or agreement to a proposal arrives swiftly. Air travel, or travel in general is also indicated around the latter part of the month involving a couple or a group, travelling together to the same destination for business or pleasure or a combination of both. You will be feeling much more positive mentally and enjoy good health, or a return to good health physically.
GEMINI: (May 22 - June 21) “Page of Swords”
Endeavour to put the renewed sense of energy and purpose you feel in April to good use Gemini. The ability to think and plan clearly will stand you in good stead in relation to any form of communication or verbal interaction with others inspiring admiration of your insight and interpretation of the written word. Your writing skills will also be much sought after and your efforts in this field may earn you the respect and recognition of your peers. Monetary rewards for your literary efforts provide you with the confidence to believe you can succeed in what you love to do. Letters, emails, texts will bring news of a potential opportunity you may have believed lost to you. Act quickly or you may lose out.
CANCER: (June 22 - July 22) “Eight of Cups”
You may be feeling defensive in a relationship and your instinct will be to withdraw physically, emotionally or mentally. This form of self-protection may be just what is needed as your self-imposed exile will give you time to think clearly and deeply as to whether your partner is providing you with the love, support and fulfilment you crave. Things may have come to a head recently forcing you to reconsider the future of your present life together. Communication is the key to a clearer understanding of how you both view your part in the twosome created in the past by two people in love. There is potential for a new, enduring beginning, but only if you are both united in wanting to nurture and continue what you have, or had had, in the past.
LEO: (July 23 - Aug 21) ”Five of Pentacles”
Being there for someone in despair is your role to play in April Leo. Although you’ll have your own stressors to deal with, though nothing too worrying, a close friend, colleague or family member will need your shoulder to cry on. This may be someone who is prone to depression or who is experiencing losing their job, relationship troubles, family problems or something along those lines. Things aren’t as dire as they believe them to be so it’s your job to point out that there’s help available, perhaps professionally, to resolve what they’re presently struggling to deal with. You, on the other hand, are about to enjoy a few weeks of the Universe smiling down on you. Perhaps as a thank you for being there for someone in need.
VIRGO: (Aug 22 - Sep 23) ”Two of Cups”
This beautiful card may signify the exchanging of rings in a loving relationship. If not a marriage then an engagement, so be aware of an unexpected proposal or sharing joyful news with your partner or loved ones. Current relationships may take a giant leap forward and involve the planning of quality time spent together or with close family. Partners will reach agreement in important matters perhaps relating to a house move or planning a family. There may be an invitation to a celebration, or you may be responsible for organising your own or someone else’s celebration. A month filled with love, happiness and emotional fulfilment. A long-awaited reconciliation following a physical or emotional separation will cause tears, but happy tears therefore something to be looked forward to.
LIBRA: (Sep 24 - Oct 23) “King of Swords”
To achieve the best outcome, especially in business, job or career matters this month Libra, you need to think with your head not your heart. You may be offered a new opportunity to forge ahead with a plan, proposal, goal or dream, so be ready to act quickly and decisively. Your new-found sense of feeling in control of what lies ahead for you personally will stand you in good stead in anything related to negotiating or forming a new deal or partnership. Your words hold the power to persuade others to bend to your will. However, don’t get over-ambitious and misuse this newfound super power, or you’ll find failure tugging at your coat sleeve. Be firm but fair and the results will speak for themselves. Those of you aspiring to a managerial role will be successful if, and only if, you speak from the mind not the heart. The heart will play its part too, but that’s another story.
SCORPIO: (Oct 24 – Nov 22) “Ace of Wands”
As Aces in Tarot indicate new beginnings in the suit they belong to Scorpio, this Ace of Wands ushers in a very busy and productive April for you. The hand of opportunity reaches out, offering to provide the spark to fan the flames of whatever dreams and ambitions that have lain smouldering within you. Trust that any challenges met on the way can be confronted and ultimately overcome by your sheer determination to succeed. The saying, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” (Lao Tzu) could have been written just for you. The need to explore and conquer pastures new will find you undertaking a journey of self-discovery, change of career, lifestyle makeover or a major relocation.
SAGITTARIUS: (Nov 23 - Dec 22) “The Chariot”
Just purchased or thinking of purchasing a new car Sagittarius? An auspicious month for buying or selling vehicles. As “The Chariot” is a card of the Major Arcana (Arcana means great mystery or secret) it has an important “heads up” for you. It advises you to regain control of what may be proving personally chaotic and do it quickly as, if you don’t, the chaos will continue to grow and may prove unmanageable in the not too distant future. This could relate to your financial situation, relationship, family matters, or work. You may have let others “take over the reins” so to speak for the sake of an easy life, tut, tut! Be resolute in the route you’re programming into your sat-nav, grip the steering wheel firmly, release the break and off you go. Well done!
CAPRICORN: (Dec 23 - Jan 20) ”Three of Pentacles”
An industrious few weeks for you Capricorn. If you’ve recently launched a new business, started a new job or taken on a more responsible role in your present place of employment feel reassured that you’ve accomplished much in a short time. The skills and abilities you worked hard to acquire will stand you in good stead in creating a firm foundation to build on into the future. Don’t hesitate to showcase all that you are capable of as this may create long-term possibilities and prospects. It’s not showing off, just being honest and practical. Let’s face it, you’ve worked hard and put in the hours to get where you are now, so don’t be afraid to blow your own trumpet. If you don’t, who will?
AQUARIUS: (Jan 21 - Feb 19) “Nine of Pentacles”
Occasionally our minds can be our worst enemy and this may prove to be the case for in April Aquarius. Sleepless nights? Exhausted and just want to sleep but unable to because of all the thoughts whizzing round your head? Perhaps you’re prone to feeling depressed leading to disturbed sleep and tiring days. As this is a number 9 card it indicates that this cycle is about to end and only needs you to be strong for just a wee while longer if you can. Things always look worse at night and more hopeful in the light of day, so set your alarm to get up earlier and perhaps get some fresh air before beginning what you have planned throughout the next 24 hours. The solution to what torments you may be easily and quickly resolved by confiding in someone you trust, so seek him or her out and find the peace of mind that’s within your grasp and the comfort and restorative powers of a good night’s sleep can be yours once more.
PISCES: (Feb 20 - March 20) “The Wheel of Fortune”
One of those months when everything either goes right or goes wrong for you Pisces, so be prepared to experience either. However, it’s all swings and roundabouts, if everything has been positive, peaceful and upbeat for a while, you should expect an element of chaos, disruption and frustration as nothing goes as planned. On the other hand, and I hope this is the case for you, if life has been full of unwelcome surprises and disappointments lately, you can look forward to, for 4 weeks at least, everything going to plan, falling into place and exceeding your expectations. Whatever April holds you can be certain it won’t be dull…or will it?