In spirituality what matters is NOT theory, but daily practice!
You sparkle and shine in the spotlight this month, Aries. Step out with confidence and pursue your dreams, Bright ideas and new directions are featured, but back up your sudden impulses with facts, and balance your spring optimism with reality. If in doubt, seek advice from a friend or professional.
Your work life is the April hotspot, Aries. A co-worker or supervisor could push you to your limit. It is also possible that downsizing could affect your job, either directly or indirectly. If your job is secure, there may well be changes in benefits or expectations. A new boss could prompt you to look elsewhere for a job. Hang in there Aris and find a stress reliever!
(This information goes for ARIES Sun Sign – Moon Sign
as well as the Rising Sign.)
Based on the Rune (Opening) and Animal (Mouse) April brings relationship changes, both at work and at home. Pluto in Capricorn is wreaking havoc with our assumptions about our professional lives. This difficult and demanding energy is causing us to dig deeper in our personal lives. In both cases, we have been living for a long time on autopilot, seemingly so sure about what we are seeking and only focusing on how to get there. But what happens if we realize our goals are an illusion? We have to do the difficult work of reorienting ourselves and finding a new direction. No one likes change, and the newly passed Health Care Bill will be undergoing scrutiny before everything falls into place. On April 6th, Pluto stations (appears to stop) to go retrograde. Once again, the Saturn-Pluto square is activated, with consequences for us individually and collectively. Some clue as to how things will play out is given by Saturn’s retrograde out of Libra andmoves back into Virgo on the 7th. Virgo rules health and service. To review the last two years when Saturn was in Virgo—The onset of the Saturn-Uranus opposition in 2008 and early 2009 brought a revolutionary energy to politics, while the Saturn-Pluto square of late 2009 and into 2010 has shown us that change doesn’t come easily and resistance is more often quite an obstacle . However, resistance to change is a necessary part of the process, because it deepens the level of transformation. Uranian change can be like taking a completely different road to your destination, quickly and suddenly. Plutonian change is more like steamrolling a whole new road. These difficult and upsetting energies will continue to play out until 2015, so there is plenty of time to observe the process in action. Still, we are in the midst of the intensity now, as all three planets aspect each other in April 2010.
From: Medicine Cards by Sams & Carson, published by Bear & Co.
Through your tiny eyes,
Maybe I would know
How to scrutinize!.
And true to its purpose,
Has its perfect place,
To stop the wandering and
Three ring circus!
Mouse has many predatory enemies, including birds, snakes and cats. Mouse is food for many, so it has a highly developed sense of danger at every turn. So-called civilization is a highly complex set of components which calls for more and more highly organized skills and scrutiny every year. Mouse is a powerful medicine to have in these times. Things that may appear insignificant to others take on enormous importance to Mouse.
Mouse people anger many others at times because they appear to be nit-pickers. Mouse people will spot the lint on someone’s skirt, even if it matches in color. They will try to convince you that the simplest task is fraught with difficulty. They are fixated on methodology. They sort, categorize and file away for further use. They may seem like they are hoarding, but this is the farthest thing from Mouse’s mind. They are merely putting everything in order so they can explore things more carefully at a later date.
The Shaman Chief tells us that without Mouse, there would be no system or organization of knowledge. Mouse knowledge ended the Renaissance Man and awakened the age of specialization. Mouse knew from the very beginning that “there is always more to learn.” One can always delve deeper, and deeper, and deeper.
April has brought to us the medicine of Mouse. You may be fearful of life but very well organized, with a compartment for everything. You should try to see a larger picture than the one that is staring you in the face. Develop a largeness of Spirit. Try to become aware of the winds of change, the rain, the sun and the great dance of life. Realize that even though you may live in Santa Barbara, there is also New York. There is a moon, a solar system, a galaxy, and an infinite Universe. Jump high, little friend, and you may see the Sacred Mountain.
April and the time of Aries is telling you to scrutinize. Look at yourself and others carefully. Maybe that big hunk of cheese is sitting on a spring awaiting a deadly trap! Perhaps the cat is in the pantry waiting just for you. Maybe someone to whom you have delegated authority, such as a doctor, lawyer, or the plumber, is not doing the job faithfully. This message from Mouse is to see exactly what is in front of your eyes, and act accordingly.
CRYSTAL: Diamond, Clear Quartz
DIAMOND—Enhances brain functions. (Aried rules the head). Aids alignment of cranal bones. Breaks up blockages in Crown Chakra, as well as the personality. Master Healer! Dispels negativity. Purifies physical and the etheric bodies. Reflects will and the power aspects of God. Enhances full spectrum of energies in mind/body/spirit. Alignment to the Higher Self. Creates abundance, innocence, purity, faithfulness.
Clear Quartz—Enhances the crystaline properties of the blood, body and mind. Activates and enhances the pineal and pituitary glands and stimulates brain functions. Creates emotional balance. Amplifies thought forms. Has a full spectrum of energy and activates all levels of consciousness. Dispels negativity in the energy field within the environment. Receives, activates, stores, transmits and amplifies energy. Excellent for Meditation. Enhances Higher Self and inter-dimensional communications with Spirit Guides. Cleanses and clears all Chakras, enhancing the color vibrations in each one. Dissolves and removes emotional blocks to growth, progress and success.
RUNE of the month
KANO – Opening
Kano is the Rune of the morning of activities, of seriousness, clarity and concentration, all of which are essential at the beginning of work. The protection offered by this Rune is that the more light you have, the more you practice your spiritual meditations, the better you can see what is trivial and outmoded in your personal life, stemming from your childhood pre-conditioning.
In relationships, there can be a mutual opening up. You may serve as the trigger, the timekeeper, through your awareness, that the light of understanding is once again available to you both.
Recognize that, while on the one hand you are limited and dependent, on the other you exist at the perfect center where the harmonious and beneficent forces of the universe merge and radiate. You are that center. Simply put, if you have been operating in the dark, there is now enough light to see that the patient on the operating table is yourself!
In this time of the Aries energies 2010—one can expect a darkening of the light in some situation or relationship. A friendship may be dying, a partnership or marriage, some aspect of yourself or your work, an old way of being needs to be let go of, because it is no longer proper or valid for you. You are being asked to recognize that failure and for you to face up to this death which, consciously, would constitute a loss of opportunity. Kano is one of the Cycle Runes, and it can point to an inner death of a way of living, because it has been now invalidated through your personal spiritual growth.
So, Dear Ones, give up gladly the old, and be prepared to live for a while feeling empty. Spirit cannot enter a vessel that is full and running over. Wait! Have patience! Develop your inner stability, not allowing yourself to be seduced by the momentum of old ways, but instead, wait for the new. Know in your heart at all times that the NEW will become illuminated in its proper time.
HEALING CIRCLE OF LIGHT
This has always been the section for Healing Requests. Through the power of group prayers, healing take place spontaneously. You can be of help to many others, as well as your loved ones, with one minute of silence at 7:30 pm EST every Sunday evening anywhere in the world. With a prayer for the recovery of health, universal energy is sent out to any and all who send in their prayer request. What is needed is the name and birth date of the ill person, along with a diagnosis, if possible. What are you asking to be lifted? When you place your request in the Healing Circle of Light—located in our Prayer Room, – know that as soon as you make your Prayer request and Healing request – you will begin to see positive results!
(We have had thousands of responses. Keep the Prayers going for all concerned!)
The New Moon in ARIES on April 14th brings a time to start something or move up with a competitive edge.
The Full Moon in SCORPIO on April 28th brings a time to deal with your darker feelings. Hidden resentments, a bruised ego, or deeply buried hurts are likely to surface now.
1st House / Mars – Head – FOCUS: I AM!
THE PERSONAL PLANETS
Aries (3/21 – 4/20)
Keeping a low profile will be tough this time, so mentally prepare yourself to go with the flow. A coworker or supervisor could push you to the limit, and it’s possible that downsizing could affect your job. Be sure you deliver every project on time and try to exceed expectations. If your job is secure, there could be a change of expectations, or a new boss could prompt you to look elsewhere. Hang in there! Find a stress reliever. After the 14th you’re in the limelight. Take this fresh energy with you everyday and step out into the world with ultimate confidence. In quieter moments give some deep thought to what you would like to accomplish over the next twelve months. Think Big Aries!
You need to be sure to get plenty of rest, Taurus. This will help to prevent a cold or the flu, which you are especially prone to now, because of your heavy workload. Promise yourself at least thirty minutes each evening where you can unwind, enjoy quiet time with yourself, a loved one, or a best seller. A dating relationship could end mid-April. Either one or both of you are unwilling to adapt or commit.After the 17th, when Mercury retrogrades, think before you speak. Even someone with your top-notch people skills could trigger a misunderstanding now. Also, be sure to check dates, times, and places before heading out to an appointment or social engagement. If you’re a parent, get to know your children’s friends, especially if you have a teen. Peer pressure could overcome their common sense.
Group activities are stressful in April, and it will be difficult to bring people into agreement. Be cautious if you are asked to take on a leadership role. Changes involving your career and home are possible, including relocating or job downsizing. It will be difficult to sell property now, at least at a fair price. Be sure to postpone any house purchase until the fall months. You may have to deal with challenges concerning a family member, or need major home repair. After the 25th you can smile and be at your most charming. Your powers of attraction could bring you everything you wished for. Your sweet tooth is overactive now, so go ahead and enjoy a treat once in awhile. Be sure to double-check all of your work projects before you submit them. Also, schedule you annual check-ups, both physical and dental. If you have a pet, remember to schedule their annual check-up.
April is a positive month if you are completing your college degree or some form of study.
Mechanical problems with a vehicle, computer, or appliance could manifest in the Spring. Any on-going legal matters will take a step towards resolution. If you have difficulties with a relative or neighbor, do the best you can to smooth things over. After the 25th you may catch Spring Fever! There’s no time like now to put your to-do list on hold and get outside. Play, see friends, and take your kids to someplace special. If you are single you may launch a whirlwind romance. At work make it a point to talk with the right people and to subtly promote your skills and talents. This could lead to rewards come summer.
Financial issues are in the forfront as Saturn moves back into Vitgo and clashes with Uranus in Pisces. This emphasizes a change with your income, increased expenses, and difficulties with taxes, insurance claims, and/or inheritances. You also could see your company benefits reduced. Curb spending, emphasize savings, and make necessary changes in your budget using a realistic and practical approach, even if you have no pressing financial issues at the moment. You may plan to take a trip or teach a class that has an interest for you. Although career matters are positive and upbeat, you’ll want to take some time to check facts, figures, and projects as Mercury goes retrograde on tthe 17th. You will ultimately be responsible if anything slips through the cracks. Pay close attention on the 5th and 25th when you’ll be in a rush to move onto the next project.
Strained relationships make you feel a push-pull of the past and future, the status quo and the unknown. A close tie may end because of changing interests and goals. You may also be able to find a compromise that work for both of you. Try to compromise and postpone any decisions until May. It is time to think about a Spring getaway. Browse the internet for ideas and make your reservations before the 17th when Mercury turns retrograde. At the New Moon on the 14th you will find that finances are finally in the black! Take advantage of this current trend to save money. This summer could bring some unexpected expenses and you’ll want to have a stash of cash. A raise is possible at month’s end as well as an extra way to earn money.
This is the time to switch over to a healthier lifestyle, especially because stress on the job is on the rise. Make it a point to listen to the grapevine because you could pick up advanced information about work -place changes. If you have a pet, take the animal in for a check-up. Friendship and socializing are highlighted this Spring for you Libra’s. Stir up some interest in some day trips with friends and neighbors. Also continue to introduce yourself to people to make the most of this strong networking influence. Life is divine for couples and single Libra’s will take their love to the next level, like a lifetime commitment. You fell as if you are on the same wavelength with everyone at you office and at home. Be careful of money-matter mixups when Mercury turns retorgrade on the 17th. Double-check everything financial and postpone any large financial decisions until late May.
Scorpio (10/ 23-11/22)
A strained friendship or dating relationship could end, and you could cut ties with a group or organization you have been involved with. If a parent, keep a close watch on your children, especially if you have teens asserting their independence. While Mercury is retrograde, give yourself a “work checkup.” Evaluate, review and revise your progress towards personal goals you have set in motion early in the year. YOur life gets a boost on the 14th and a creatie approach adds to your success. You’ll want to get out and about to set yourself up for potential gains this summer. Look forward to the 28th when the Full Moon is in your sign, enhancing your chrisma. Use it to attract people into your orbit, trade favors, and build new ties.
A career change is on the horizon and downsizing is as possible as a step up. You’ll want to be alert as to what’s happening in your environment and position yourself for a positive outcome. Relocation could be a possibility, but this is not the time to purchase property or to welcome a new roommate. There is a possibility of a positive advancement in your career, and if you’re job hunting, put networking on your priority list. You will benefit from some time alone and listening to that “inner voice” inside. This “voice” could emerge with some insite and messages for you. Your social life gets a boost on the 14th, which is a plus for a dating relationship, creativity, and spending quality time with your children. Meet your neighbors if you are single because one of them could become a quality romantic interest.
Relocation could also be a pert of the family tensions as someone could be moving out of the home. Also, you may find it necessary to manage an elder family member’s affairs. In addition, this is not the time to invite anyone to share your space, whether it’s a roommate or romantic interest. Avoid legal matters if possible, especially with elders. Communication and travel will be strained after April 17th when Mercury retrogrades. Drive with care, and catch a ride whenever you can, especially when you’re out socializing. Home is certainly your location of choice this month so be lazy and enjoy sharing with the family, friends, and neighbors. Get this group busy with helping with the outside spring clean-up. You may also make plans for summer home imporvements. If you’re wavering about a dating relationship, delay any decisions until late May, when the way will become clear.
Finances are not so positive in April; you could have some increased expenses, a decrease in income or investments, and a mix-up with credit cards and loans, especially around April 17th, when Mercury retrogrades. Check all financial statements as well as your credit report for errors. Try to avoid any major purchases. If you must make a purchase, be sure to include the extended warranty. Your career is important so aim to achieve and showcase your talents and skills at every opportunity. Where you go isn’t as important as taking a break and getting away from your daily life. You will also want to do a spot check every day or so with the major appliances, to be sure they are in working order, while Mercury is retrograde. Be sure to double-check your work projects before you declare them finished. The only challenge in April is to find a way to balance career and family responsibilities. Strive to keep a balanced lifestyle.
Although expenses will rise through April, favorable contacts will help bridge the gap if you’re careful to tighten your budget. Deal with challenges as they come up rather than avoiding reality, and take time to check your credit report. Curb your generosity when socializing and let friends pay their own way. There may be stress and strain with relationships when the desire for change clashes with the status quo. You could either push things to the breaking point, or compromise. Try to appreciate the other person’s viewpoint and learn from it—whether you maintain or dissolve the tie. You can get the knowledge you need for any do-it-yourself projects or beauty make-overs, on a budget! Take your vehicle in for a routine check-up before Mercury retrogrades on the 17th. Finances move into positive territory after the 14th. Keep your spending in check and know that you may find some tremendous deals after Mercury turns retrograde on the 17th. Use your sixth sense to look for mis-marked items, wrong price, and check all the racks, not just in your size. Just don’t become a shop-a-holic with all this Pisces luck!