A shift has occurred. It is monumental. It is inevitable.
The Wheel of Life never stops or slows down its momentum for anyone. There is no turning back. In this moment of stillness, where the mystery of duality is illuminated by golden light, I embrace all things new. All the shadow work which I embarked upon was not in vain. And the seeds for the visions that I chose to manifest have now begun to sprout. I will soon see the fruits of my desire. The vibrations are increasing. The shadows are releasing. It is tempting to retreat, to be swayed by the comforts of familiarity, to cling to the ghosts of frigid winter.
But I will choose another way.
I choose to go beyond the horizon in the distance. It is but an illusion. My nature is to create. I will yield to its grace. I release all doubts. I will go further. In this moment of stillness, where the mystery of duality is illuminated by golden light, I embrace all things new.
This is the first full month of Spring – the season of the sun’s return. In combination with the sun’s masculine fire energy, we are now entering into a beautiful balance of dualities which fosters fertility and fulfillment. There will never be a better time than now to make your dreams a reality.
April is the fourth month of the year and one of great strength, discipline, and structure. The number four is as associated with masculine energy and power as you can possibly get. This is not a glamourous number. In fact, the number four is known for its rigidity, lack of creativity, and tendency towards predictability and constancy. This is hardly surprising, as the qualities of the number four are all associated with the Emperor in the Tarot. It is easy to dream and imagine all the things that we desire. Yet it is something else altogether to maintain the discipline necessary to make things happen.
The Emperor is absolute ruler of his domain. He is unshakable and unwavering in his intent. This is the magic and the wisdom that the number four brings this month of April. Now is the time to make things happen. Believe and it will be so. Be like the Emperor and remain firm in your intent.
April 5 Saturn Goes Retrograde
It’s impossible to discuss mighty Saturn going retrograde without talking about the karmic repercussions associated with this illusionary cosmic phenomenon. Now is a great time to either learn or further cultivate patience. Be very deliberate. There’s no rush. Feeling impulsive? Hold back a little. Go nice and easy and don’t lose your discipline.
Saturn going retrograde will possibly be an uncomfortable period of time.But it’s also a chance to create real magic in your life. Why? Because if you can handle the lessons that Saturn will throw at you, you will be able to take charge of your destiny. And not just in this lifetime, but across all time and space. Keep calm and assess what you need to change and get ready for the transformation once Saturn goes direct again. The prize is Universal wisdom and understanding that will transform you on a soul level.
April 9 Mercury goes Retrograde
What do you value? Have you been paying attention to the subtle, and the not so subtle, changes that are happening in the world today, or do you find yourself reliving the past or projecting your consciousness to a future which hasn’t happened yet? In other words, really look at the way you define what matters to you. The key here is to objectively identify your needs, desires, and values, because that’s exactly what will shape all your manifestation. It is so important to align what we want with what we do. Otherwise, we run the risk of wasting our energy on what we don’t really care about. The more you can focus on what you truly care about, the more energy you will have to actually make these things happen. It really is that simple.
April 11 Full Moon in Libra
This full moon is often known as the Pink Moon. The Pink Moon heralds the first appearance of the moss pink, or wild ground phlox — the 1st flowers of spring. This is a very transformational full moon. So use those empowering energies to firmly set your intentions around what needs releasing in your life.
This full moon is a symbol of completion. Now is a good time to wake up. There is no better time than right now to start a project, take your relationship to the next level, reconnect with friends, or take a chance. Just go for it.
April 14 Good Friday
Good Friday is primarily a Christian holiday which honors the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ at Calvary. It is observed during Holy Week and is considered a very solemn celebration. According to Gospel accounts, Jesus was betrayed by his disciple Judas and was then offered up to the Roman authorities for interrogation. He was eventually sentenced to death by crucifixion. The story goes that when Jesus gave up his spirit, there was an earthquake, tombs broke open, and the curtain in the Temple of Jerusalem was torn from top to bottom.
Good Friday is an ideal day for fasting, contemplation, and prayer. In other words, go within.
April 16 Easter Sunday
Easter, also known as Pascha or Resurrection Sunday, is a Christian holiday and feast day which celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. According to Gospel accounts, Jesus rose from the dead on the third day after being crucified by Roman authorities.
Easter Sunday culminates Holy Week celebrations and is generally a joyous, festive time as it brings to a close a preceding 40 day period of fasting, penance, and prayer. Easter is closely linked with the Jewish Passover, both in terms of symbolism and due to when it lands on the calendar.
April 22 Earth Day
Earth Day is an annual series of events which is celebrated worldwide as a demonstration of collective support for greater environmental protection. The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970 after a UNESCO Conference in the city of San Francisco. Earth Day has continued to grow in political and social relevance ever since. In fact, the Paris Agreement was signed by over 120 countries this past Earth Day; this was a necessary requirement for formally enacting various climate protection treaties that had been previously adopted at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.
Considered the world’s largest secular holiday and celebrated by over a billion people a year, Earth Day is a wonderful opportunity to join in solidarity with not only our beautiful planet, but with all the of its inhabitants, both human and non-human alike. Stay tuned for my blog on 5 simple ways to honor Mother Earth this year. And explore the magic of a despacho ceremony here.
April 26 New Moon in Taurus
This new moon is all about the dark side. Are you familiar with yours? Either way, you’re in luck. This is your golden opportunity to not only identify, but also make sense of the mysterious forces influencing you from within. There is no reason to be afraid. Shining light on your dark side will ultimately lead to positive transformation. This a great chance to liberate yourself from guilt, fear and shame, but on an accelerated pace. How great is that?
With all the freed up energy you will have to work with, this can become an excellent time for making a fresh start. Everything is possible. Outdated habits, behaviors, patterns, and beliefs can and should be questioned. Feel free to actively search for new and inventive ways to make personal progress, both on the earthly and the spiritual planes.
A secret. The more light you shine on your dark and sinister energies, the less power they will have over you.
Blessings of growth, dear ones.