Ain't no fools here! It's a new day, it's a new week, it's a new month, and the cosmic energies have shifted from the needy and sensitive global 6 of last month to the enigmatic and philosophical vibes of the 7. This may well be one of the most karmic dates of the year; how are you going to use it?
I'm using it to bring you the monthly musings! This week's deck is an oracle, as opposed to the tarot; The Phoenix Cards by Susan Sheppard. It was one of the very first oracles I purchased way back in the day, and I've since had two more, for every time I let it go to someone else, the universe finds a way to put a set back in my possession! These guys are stuck with me, now. It's a peculiar deck, but one that has some insights to share all the same. Of course, I'm breaking all the rules of how to use them in this three card reading today, but rules are only guidelines anyway, right? It's not like I'm breaking some great cosmic law!
Monthly forecast? Weekly forecast? Daily forecast? It's up to you, you know the drill! Pick the one that calls to you for a mini-reading for the week ahead, or read them all as a story-telling spread. Your reading, Your call. I'm just the messenger.. I'm still offering private readings, too, so if you want to know a little more about what the universe has in store for you, hit me up. "I'm here to help."
Left: Greek Painting
This card depicts a scene painted by Douris from Greek mythology about Jason and the snake. If you chose this card for the first week in April, it's an indication that you need to apply your usually sharp intellect to the situations that arise. There's a message here that you can have a discussion without having a debate and you can have a debate without having an argument. Know when to stand and fight, or just walk away. Not every battle is a hill worth dying on. It's a time to lift your mind up to the higher vibration that will permeate the rest of the month. Learn something new, start something different, stretch yourself in some way. Expect a higher state of awareness, and explore it to see where it leads.
Middle: Aboriginal Bark Painting
This is a painting from Oenpelli in Australia. It depicts the Dream Time, the place of all beginnings. If this is your card for the week, then you're being told to go back to your roots. Go back to what worked, before you tried to make it 'new and improved.' Remember, modern society doesn't want you to be happy, for that doesn't feed the money machine. They want you to be dissatisfied with your life in some way so that you spend your cash on their panaceas for whatever ails you. That's not true empowerment; creating happiness in your own soul is where your power comes from. This card is asking you to look and really see the truth around you, for it is there, and when you see it, you'll realize that life is a lot more simple than you've been taught to believe.
Right: Renaissance Angel
This is a painting from Raphael entitled 'The Delivery of St Peter.' If you picked this card, then the message for you for the first week in April is to be versatile, malleable, and see where the wind blows. You may feel like you're alone, left out in the cold, but something is about to happen to change all of that. Dig deep into your personal philosophies, into the mystery schools that have served you—or maybe it is time to ditch those old ideas and embrace a new tenet; after all, April's vibration is that of the high and lofty 7, which often brings you to questioning the status quo and exploring what else is out there. Your creativity is high this week, so be careful what you start; you may find that you're easily able to begin new projects, but that you fail to follow through, and if you're going to rescue yourself from the banality of life, you're going to have to apply some determination and fortitude.