Monthly Tarot Forecast for April 2017

As Spring swings into full effect, Blue returns to illuminate the next month for us. Though contrary to the typical mirth of the season, this forecast presents warnings to keep our relationships professional, mature, and clear- especially where the home is concerned. Blue cautions us to cut off frivolous emotional affairs and to make sure that we get our communications sorted before Mercury stumbles into retrograde on the 9th. Mind your flirtations, and pay attention to your pesky intuition.

Using the Blue Bird Lenormand, Blue leads us into April on steady and cautious legs.


RELINQUISH: 
20 - 8 of Spades - Fountain
Now is the time to let go of any unrequited love affairs.  Whether you were disappointed over unreturned affections, jealous of someone else's success in love, or even have been betrayed, it's time to let it go.  Ground yourself now in the elements, and find a creative project to throw yourself into.  If possible taking a break is highly recommended, whether that means getting out of town for a brief interlude or simply sitting in the park, allow yourself some down time to process and release.

FOCUS: 
27 - 7 of Spades - Letter
Diligence is due in regards to correspondence for the month of April.  Make sure you and your boss, landlord, lovers and friends are all on the same page and are keeping lines of communication wide open.  Things will soon be tricky in terms of technology and communication when Mercury goes retrograde on April 9th, so use this week to make sure you're out in front of any potential issues.  Don't brush any warnings you receive off  as they may turn into bigger problems if not carefully examined.  In order to realize any big projects you may have to make a few sacrifices! 

CHALLENGE: 

4 - King of Hearts - Mansion
Miscommunication between roommates and family members are high risk this month.  Discussions about the home should be frequent just to be certain nothing is being left unsaid.  It will be tempting to give into fears and fantasies this month, but do your best to remain grounded in reality.  If you're having any ongoing issues with a co-worker they are likely not going to iron themselves out this month.  Stay focused on your work, and be sure the boss knows where you're coming from and you should be okay.

EMRACE:
31 - Ace of Diamonds - Sun
Capitalizing on your talents this month will pay off in the long run as long as you can remain conscious of your own limitations.  over all this card is a joyful one with indications of happiness.  Giving yourself enough rest will help keep your energy levels manageable so you can be ready for the adventures coming with the literal increase of the sun of the season change!

 


Blue June, founder of Magick Talismans Tarot and The Broom Closet, specializes in tarot readings, crystal casting and oracle divination and is the creator/curator of the celebrated monthly Full Moon Market. Blue teaches tarot based classes, yet will always remain a student of her craft. She has been featured in Omnifeed, Broadly, Vice, and Nylon Magazine.

Blue is available for walk-ins Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays at Catland, and other days by appointment.

Monthly Tarot Forecast for February 2017

After the dark year of 2016 is finally over, many of us are left to sort through the emotional and spiritual damage. It's a period of high high and low lows- a strange duality between the best and worst parts of ourselves. But don't worry- this exaggerated emotionality, for better or worse, doesn't have infinite momentum. This month's focus is about planning and action, and whichever side of the madness you're on, house reader Blue June has some words of advice for you.

Using the bold and luxurious Morgan Greer deck, Blue illuminates two paths with one answer.


RELINQUISH: King of Rods, upright
While all of the planets have been direct for the past month or so we all were feeling a sense of pride in getting things accomplished. Most of us also found it more simple to delegate to others when necessary while also doing our own due diligence, which has been rewarding during this time. This has been a great confidence boost for anyone working on their activism or making plans toward reaching future goals, but now it's time to really get comfortable with the idea of success. Any left over doubt will not be an acceptable way to move forward, so it's time to let go of any fears or anxiety over accomplishing the things that lie ahead. It's also a great idea not to get too wrapped up in arrogance- there is a specific balance that must be met. So the happy medium lies opposite whichever side you've been favoring. If you've really been feeling yourself, check the ego. If you've been lacking courage, it's time for more positive affirmations.

FOCUS: Queen of Cups, reversal
Our focus for the month of February will require a great deal of honesty with ourselves and others over the things we've been feeling. Most likely we've been slightly delusional regarding our emotions in order get things done, but this month we have to shift the focus on a true awareness of self. Take yourself on a feel trip. Examine your grief, your joy, any remorse or excitement, be truly candid with yourself and communicate these things with others. There should be a strong emphasis on keeping your demeanor balanced, as the Queen of Cups often represents someone who may come unhinged. This often is the result of delusions, so again honesty is key. Putting a spotlight on your spiritual wellbeing could also be a vantage point through this time.

CHALLENGE: The Sun, reversal
Pretty self explanatory considering the timing of this season. February is always one of the most brutal months of the year and while our days are getting longer, we feel less of the suns warmth than we do the rest of the year during this month. This is a caution to anyone who suffers from seasonal depression. This is also a caution in the same regard to those that aren't often susceptible. Staying positive throughout the month is going to prove to be an obstacle. If you're feeling discouraged with work or relationships, do your best to remember what made you enthusiastic about it and focus on that. If you're simply feeling discouraged, do what you can in a healthy way to stave off the blues. On the other hand if you are feeling extreme optimism, it might be a good time to refer you back to the card in our "Relinquish" position. That's a good indication that you're fooling yourself and in the end possibly setting yourself up for disappointment.

EMBRACE: 5 of Swords, upright
Accountability is key here. It may seem as though your conflicts are over, but if you've truly done something wrong, set a clear plan to redeem yourself and win back the trust of others or yourself. Pretending that there isn't an issue is only going to perpetuate negative situations. You probably require just a little more structure in dealing with consequences. If you are ruled by arrogance, you are sure to trip all over yourself this month, as this card is a cautionary tale.. Be ready to embrace compromise instead of being a brat. You're most likely going to have a difficult time accepting that things aren't going exactly your way. If this difficulty is met with humility and awareness you're much more likely to attract the outcome you desire.


Blue June, founder of Magick Talismans Tarot and The Broom Closet, specializes in tarot readings, crystal casting and oracle divination and is the creator/curator of the celebrated monthly Full Moon Market. Blue teaches tarot based classes, yet will always remain a student of her craft. She has been featured in Omnifeed, Broadly, Vice, and Nylon Magazine.

Blue is available for walk-ins Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays at Catland, and other days by appointment.