Monthly Tarot reading for April 2017

Tarot card reading for April 2017

At the beginning of every month we pull three Oracle cards or Tarot cards, for a generalized prediction of the month. We hope you enjoy them!
Let us know if these readings resonate with you!

This month’s photo is shot inside of our greenhouse at the Sanctuary of Joy, where Jyothi​ and the kids have been very active planting seeds of all sort of veggies (in case you have just started following us, we are living in – and restructuring – an old farm house in Italy – read more on ).

The Tarot deck we used in this setting is the ‘Gaian Tarot’​ by Joanna Joanna Powell Colbert​, since it is also inspired by Nature themes and it just felt right for spring time.

For the beginning of the month we pulled a Major Arcana: ‘The Tree‘ (which corresponds to ‘The Hanged Man‘ in more traditional Tarot decks). This card indicates a phase where things might literally feel ‘upside down’ but -precisely for this reason- it invites you to actually observe things from a different perspective. Some phases of our lives can be hard but we make them harder to ourselves when we fight those circumstances rather than flowing with them. The figure in this card is hanging in a rather uncomfortable position but, since she has surrendered her ego, from that special place she can now gain deeper understanding of herself, of other people and of the world in general. She has accepted the rhythms of Nature and she has let go of desires for what can’t be controlled. It is precisely from this rather unusual position that she can realize her unity with all of creation and gain true strength and wisdom.

For the central part of the month we pulled the Seven of Air (Swords) is a card that speaks about making plans. The traveler in the card is studying a map and determining which way he should go. Possibly he is leaving some stressful situation behind or letting go of something that smelled too good to be true. Whatever the reason for his journey (which could just be your own ‘inner’ journey; we are always on a journey of life, after all!), he is analyzing his options and the possible routes that lay in front of him. While planning can be useful, there comes a moment where you need to make a call, fold up the map, and start walking on a chosen path. Is it the best route? He doesn’t know, you probably don’t know for sure either, but… who ever truly does? It’s good to check a few options before making a choice or taking a path, but you should not be over-analyzing those options to the extent that you get overwhelmed and paralyzed by the many possible choices. Sometimes, various roads will ultimately still lead you in the same direction – if that’s where you are supposed to be going – and you should avoid obsessing about having even the tiniest detail completely planned and known before you feel confident to set out in motion, because that would spoil all the fun! It’s important to leave room for serendipity and to find joy in the journey, even if you don’t have the whole road figured out. You can trust that the universe and your own intuition will reveal your next steps after you actually get in motion and once you will have made a few steps. Ready… set… go!

The card we drew for the last part of the month is the Ace of Fire (Wands) and just like the snake in the image, getting out of its egg, something new will be born: a new project, a new idea, a new undertaking. This card symbolizes a spark of creativity, accompanied by clarity of mind and attention to details. It is also a reminder that we are what we think and therefore you can make your own reality by focusing your thoughts: by choosing what to focus on, you can steer our life in the direction of your dreams and succeed! There is an overall energy of new beginnings and a lot of potential for what will come, with this card; the world will feel yours to grab but the outcome is not set yet – it is important to keep honest with yourself and with others and honor your ethic for this firey energy to be effectively steered and for the right things to happen.

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