April is a transitional month. The natural world comes to life after a long winter sleep. The Earth is shifting on its axis; the seasons are changing. It happens every year, and it’s just the way things are. For me, this fact is refreshing in its simplicity.
We have a knack for making our lives more complicated than they need to be (I may be speaking more for myself here, but bear with me). What if, in situations that bring us stress and unease, we took the simpler route? What would that change for us?
The card for the month of April is Judgment. The word that is coming through is discernment. What needs a more practical and pragmatic look in your life? Sometimes, we can be in the thick of things and not realize that we’re moving in the wrong direction, or not moving in any direction at all and just spinning our wheels. This month, take a step back and observe your actions. What do you see? Could you take a more straightforward, effortless path?
Now that we have this month’s overarching theme out of the way, let’s get down to your individual signs, shall we?
Aries: Nine of Swords and The Sun
You’ve been dealing with some hardship lately, and you might feel like you’re all alone with no one who truly understands. The Sun signifies that brighter days are coming. You may even discover that there is someone who can help you through this difficult time. Someone you least expected.
Taurus: Nine of Pentacles
Comfort and ease. Those two words should feel very good. You have earned this level of satisfaction. It’s taken a lot of stamina and hard work to get here. But look at you! You’ve accomplished so much, and it’s you who made it happen. Take a moment to celebrate your wins and recognize those who helped you along your journey.
Gemini: Two of Pentacles
The Two of Pentacles depicts a person juggling two coins. Are you feeling conflicted lately, like you’re caught between the necessary “adulting” tasks (working, making the doctor’s appointment, helping the kids with schoolwork, etc.) and the aspirational goals which are tugging at your soul? You don’t want to burn out, so find a balance between what you should do and what you wholeheartedly want to do.
Cancer: Six of Cups
You’re experiencing abundance—yay you! How can you feel even more joy and fulfillment? By giving back to others in need. Over the next four weeks, think about how you can serve those who have less than you do. It doesn’t have to be money necessarily—it could be giving your time, your attention, or your resources.
Leo: Eight of Pentacles
The Eight of Pentacles is a sign that tells you you’re doing great, but the finish line is still a ways off. Keep your head down and keep up the hard work. Just don’t push yourself to the point of burnout. You don’t win a marathon by going hard and fast in the first few miles. You win by keeping a steady and consistent pace.
Virgo: Ace of Swords
The Ace of Swords celebrates owning our unique voices. If you’ve been holding back, now is the time to speak up. If you’re finding it difficult to do that, how can you get more comfortable with sharing your insights and opinions with the world? Maybe that means putting it in writing first. However you go about it, harness the resolute energy of the Ace of Swords and feel your power shifting.
Libra: The Star
Deepen your intuition and snuggle in with your inner self this month. Springtime, or any seasonal transition, is a great time to spend in more quiet reflection—whether that’s journaling, meditation, or more walks in nature. How can you spark introspection? Whatever it might be, do more of that. Your soul will thank you.
Scorpio: Seven of Cups
The Seven of Cups depicts seven individual cups floating above in the sky, all holding something different. It’s a card that symbolizes choices and, sometimes, temptation. Has something been tempting you lately? A too-good-to-be-true situation? It might be worth holding off on making big decisions this month. Listen to your inner voice—things are not always as they seem on the surface.
Sagittarius: The Emperor
The Emperor beckons us to root down and ground ourselves in each present moment. It’s easier said than done, especially for you, Sagittarians. You’re a mover and shaker, and these transitional months can sometimes leave you feeling more scattered and unsettled. Take a few moments in your day to quiet the mind and root down, meditate, or do anything that helps you to feel more connected with the Earth.
Capricorn: Queen of Pentacles
You want your work to have an even-keeled pace, but that can only happen if you set up some boundaries. The Queen of Pentacles knows her strengths, her weaknesses, and when to say no. She works hard but plays hard too. Take her lead. Be firm with yourself and others on what you need. Stay disciplined and aim for a healthy balance of work and play.
Aquarius: The Moon
The Moon invites us to tend to the darker parts of ourselves—the areas where we usually keep closed off and undisturbed. But they need our attention just as much as our lighter, brighter selves. As you make time for contemplating your shadow self, keep an open mind and simply observe.
Pisces: Eight of Cups
You’ve recently taken (or are considering taking) an alternate path, and it’s bringing up all sorts of doubts and uncertainties. But here’s the thing, Pisces, you’re leaning into those difficult feelings. You’re exploring them. By being curious about venturing into this unknown territory, you expand your awareness!
What are tarotscopes?
“Tarotscopes” are a lot like horoscopes, except they blend tarot readings into the mix, offering a deeper layer of introspection and reflection. When I get ready to do a tarotscopes reading, I always start with a short meditation. I like to “drop in” and open myself up to the guidance and wisdom that the tarot cards have to offer. I then contemplate each individual sign, shuffling as I do, and ask what lessons or messages are emerging for that particular month. I draw a card for each sun sign, study the card’s imagery, and free-write my interpretation onto a blank page (letting my intuition guide me along the way). I repeat the process for all 12 signs, and there you have it!