April 2020 is here and of all of the scenarios we could’ve envisioned for today, our current set of circumstances probably isn’t one of them.
Much of our perceived personal power has been reduced by having to deal with circumstances outside of our immediate control. Our goals for our lives have become very simple and the rules and means for achieving those goals are also most basic. What we have any real power or control over is HOW we operate as individuals and as a society during these intensely transformational times.
This crisis won’t last forever. We can be mindful of our circumstances during these perilous times and use our personal power to focus our energy on what IS working and what we can do to perpetuate that truth. OR we can give in to our baser instincts of panic and fear and allow outside energy to negatively influence and control us.
Those of you who know me already know which option I’ve chosen. If ever there was a “lemons to lemonade” opportunity, this is it! You can choose to be a sheep and be led astray by those who don’t have your best interest at heart or you can choose to be what you were created to be– a warrior who thinks, acts, cares for, and promotes what’s most beneficial for yourself, life, and your community. Carpe vitae– seize life!
For all of us:
“Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities– always see them, for they’re always there.” Norman Vincent Peale
“The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save ourselves and our world.” Abraham Lincoln December 1, 1862 in Message to Congress
“I love you, my sister and brother, whoever you are– whether you worship in your church, kneel in your temple or pray in your mosque. You and I are all children of one faith, for the diverse paths of religion are fingers of the loving hand of one Supreme Being, a hand extended to all, offering completeness of spirit to all, eager to receive all.” Khalil Gibran
THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) You’re intelligent, innovative, intuitive. And you’re a force to be reckoned with, especially for the next six weeks. Whatever issues or problems you approach with strategy, diplomacy, and boldness will respond favorably to you. As a powerful manifestor– you’ll be able to attract the circumstances and the help you need in order to produce the results you want.
EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) The wildly vacillating events of these chaotic times can have you going from one extreme to the other. This is upsetting a lot of people, but it’s especially upsetting to you because you feel most comfortable with a middle of the road approach to life. It’s time to learn and operate from a different perspective, though– one of activating and following the directions of your innate and spot on intuition. Things are different now and physically or mentally or emotionally clutching at neutrality will only destabilize you. Take deep breaths, trust that you’ll be fine, and listen to the Universe as it guides you in navigating your new course.
THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) This is a potentially magical time for you and there are so many blessings around you now. Relax that analytic mind of yours and don’t waste energy or opportunities trying to figure out how magic and blessings work. Just accept that they do, and in this receptive space you’ll recognize the people and circumstances that will help you achieve great and small victories.
THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) You’re taking one of life’s refresher courses right now, so if things seem a little unpredictable and slightly out of focus, don’t worry– it means you’re on the right track. You really are in the right place doing the right thing at the right time. Everything will begin to come clear and during the next two months, you’ll understand the purpose of what you’ve been going through. Be gentle and patient with yourself and the process and don’t resist the flow. There really is a happy ending to this chapter.
THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) Want to feel powerful, empowered, and deeply connected to the Divine? Then these words are your new mantra– “I don’t know.” This is a time for you to just let go and feel the truth, not “figure things out”. This empowering expression of openness and trust increases the depth of your own innate wisdom and connection to Source. You no longer have to feel as though you need to carry the weight of the world on your shoulders to prove your value. Your presence declares your worth.
THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) Your message is similar to THE LOVERS. Doing “less” will actually produce “more” for you. Please give yourself permission to relax that analytic mind of yours and allow the Universe to deliver what you need in order to make your dreams come true.
JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) As the new season of spring, aka, POSSIBILITY, is upon us, it’s time for a meaningful meeting. Who is your historical role model– that person from history you’d love to meet and have a deep conversation with over tea or coffee? Sit quietly and imagine that you and your role model are doing just that– sharing space and wisdom together. Aside from this being a fun exercise, you’ll discover that you can tap into and use the infinite wisdom that your role model symbolizes for you. So go ahead, give yourself the gift of entering into this new era open to the wisdom and power that’s being offered to you.
THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) The times are a’ changin’ and so must you. Your old mask of self-sufficiency and control is slipping. The mask not only kept others from seeing your vulnerability, it kept YOU from seeing and honoring it, too. It’s time to let go of the mask and embrace your true self. Acknowledge and consciously experience your vulnerable side. It’s a powerful, beautiful aspect of yourself that will benefit and strengthen you. You’ll love the results.
THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) This is a powerful time for you and it’s important that you come to terms with the natural balance of the Universe and your place in it. Every action attracts a reaction of equal power and when you allow yourself to truly appreciate and value yourself and your experiences, you’ll find that the Universe truly appreciates and values you, too. As you do so, you’ll be rewarded spiritually, emotionally, and physically.
THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) As the fast paced, life-altering course entitled, “The Fine Art of Acknowledging and Owning Your Greatness” continues, it’s taking some unexpected turns. What were previously thought to be “yes’s” are looking a lot like “no’s.” Most of the time, don’t you hate hearing the word, “no”? It’s sometimes part of the curriculum, though. During these difficult times, I urge you to remember the wisdom of Errol Van Mannen– “God’s delays are not necessarily God’s denials.”
THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) Sometimes, when you feel insecure, your first reaction is to build a wall and retreat behind it. This is not the time for that defensive strategy. Patiently sit with the discomfort of insecurity and go within and ask yourself what this feeling is really about. You’ll be amazed at the answers you receive and you’ll be delighted at the new sense of power and freedom you’ll experience as you begin to unburden yourself of “old baggage.”
THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) You’re especially tuned in now and it’s very important that you listen to your strong connection to Divine Source. You’ll discover that you’re privy to some extraordinary information that will enhance your understanding of your journey. With that understanding comes the liberating shedding of lifetimes of guilt and doubt. Be gentle, kind, and generous with yourself– you deserve it.