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“Metaphors for the Month”

APRIL 2014

Osho Zen Tarot: Clinging to the Past, The Master, Compromise
Medicine Cards: Beaver, Turtle, Frog
Mayan Oracle: Dissonance, Chuen, Akbal
Ancient Egyptian Tarot: The Universe, Ace of Wands, The Magician
Aleister Crowley Deck: Luxury, Science, Ruin
Healing Earth Tarot:
Shaman, Eight of Wands
Words of Truth: Judgment, Future, Brilliance, Conflict

Sometimes intelligence and cleverness is a detriment. What I mean is that when you are clever you can manipulate situations in such a way that you do not change. There are moments in which compromises actually cause confusion. Compromises can be a way for your ego to maintain a certain amount of control and not allow you to be fully in the moment. When you are clinging to something from the past and are not willing to let go you may choose to take a half step and compromise. In such a case you are not happy and others are also not happy. This type of compromise can create a type of inner repression and that can work against you.

Now, there are ways to compromise in which you are attempting to meet another person at the halfway mark in order to understand their point of view and the intent is to work towards harmony. That is a lovely way to compromise. But then there are moments in which that you are caving in and actually betraying your own truth. We do this for approval or to sometimes to avoid conflict. But this type of compromise will leave a bitter taste in your mouth.

This month is full of challenges. We are in a Mars retrograde in Libra so things feel as if we need to do a karmic rebalancing. We may feel as if we are waging a war but that war is a psychic one. You will want to dig deep and make movements even though those movements seem challenging. Anything started now will work if your intent is clear and honorable. Think of it as if things are boiling below the surface and it would probably be best to stir that pot rather than let it explode when Mars goes direct in May.

As a result things will be coming to the surface for you to address. This is a time to take a look at your impulses and look before you leap. You might also feel more tired and slightly accident prone so pay attentions and stay present in the moment. Try to not live in the past and obsess about what is not fair in your life. A Mars Retrograde in Libra is about getting honest with yourself and realize where you have been accepting things on the surface but in actuality it has been creating deep divisiveness and conflict. Instead of being passive-aggressive you need to find another way to address an old issue and actively move towards changing your behavior.

Sometimes it is only through discomfort and dissonance that we realize what is not working. Your choice from the past has been based on keeping the peace and minimizing conflict. But now you are the one in conflict and you are recognizing that you are loosing energy and it is time to do something else. This is going to require all your intuitive skills and seeking out new knowledge and ways to cope. The best way is to express your truth in an honest and authentic way. I know that is not always possible and with April being full of Lunar and Solar Eclipses let’s just say for some of you your life will be turned upside down.

Anything that has been weighing you down in relationship is bound to surface. April will force you to change how you interact with others. Sometimes that means life takes on the form of some sort of loss. But see that loss as an opportunity for freedom in order for you to move forward.

April is so action packed because of the Grande Cardinal Cross activating again that you will probably feel yanked around quite a bit. You are going to feel stretched. If you have been unwilling to change than big surprises will probably happen. It is time to put the cards on the table and ante up to what is your responsibility. If you have been playing with a false handful of cards and you have been bluffing your way through life, that play is no longer going to fool anybody.

April has a strong water element in the cards and this would be a great time to do a juice cleanse or to do any type of detox that your body is asking for. It will also tend to bring in water and there are places in the US that we really need a lot of water. So I am hopeful to the cleansing and healing element of rain supporting your process this month.

Get ready, brace yourself for big shifts, and listen to your intuition because you will feel as if you are going into an abyss either inside or outside. Keep as playful of an attitude as possible. Let go of judgment and old conflict. Use your mind and find alternative methods to handle old situations. It is time to discover how to become the master of your own awareness. April clears out the old in a storm of change which will allow the new to spring forward.


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