02 Apr The week ahead: April 2nd through April 8th of 2018:
We’re in the midst of Aries season and this time is rife with growing pains, as we wade through mercury retrograde which brings slow downs, snafus, and miscommunications galore.
Patience is the name of the game again this week, and patience might be the last thing we have left if getting things done quickly is high on the agenda. Remember that Aries is a fire sign and born ready to get shit done, so charging full steam ahead is what’s keeps them alive. Aries are pioneers, so starting new projects, exploring places never discovered or talked about, creating a new game or competition, or just being the person to do something first is a major turn on for them. These guys love a good challenge, and these tests of will and competition is what wins them the official title, warriors of the zodiac. There’s something to be said about stepping bravely into places angels fear to tread, and with so much confidence (or stupidity is you ask the earth signs ha!) without knowing what will happen (or even a plan sometimes), so keep this in mind should you consider challenging an Aries; no fucks are given and these guys expect to win.
When mercury is in retrograde, it asks us to slow down, think through things and consider all sides. It’s a time to gather information and do your research. Big ticket items, electronics, and communication in general isn’t working like it normally does, so our patience is being called into play so we can handle these things with more care and consideration. Also too, if you need to re-do or re-work anything, now is your time. Have you been to the doctor, only to have them tell you they can’t find anything wrong when you’re having serious symptoms? Now would be your time to get a second opinion while bringing all the research you’ve done with you to your appointment. Maybe a boyfriend or girlfriend from the past has come back around to see how your doing. If this relationships had good roots but maybe happened at a time when it wasn’t ideal, give it a second try now. Or possibly you’ve been working on a project that’s had you stumped for months. Now is the perfect time to look at it again with fresh eyes and see if you can make any headway. Whatever is coming up for review during this retrograde must be faced and worked through; no one can escape this, so it’s futile to push it off or ignore it any longer, especially if it’s been on your “shit to get done” list. It’s coming back for a round 2 for a reason–PAY ATTENTION.
So how can we work with the energy of this week? My advice is this: What needs re-done or re-worked right now so it’s a better reflection of who you are (hint: look to your relationship with self and others or personal ideals)? How are you expressing yourself, and is your approach helping you get your point across or are you manhandling others with your words? Your individual style has been evolving–what is this new update saying about your ideals and beliefs as they stand now and are you at peace with it? This week, pioneer with patience. This mercury retrograde demands it <3
Go ahead and pick a card from above (pick one, two, or all three cards–pick what you’re drawn to). The stone you see in the photo is orange kyanite. This is the stone of creativity, whether artists, writers, performers or musicians. Balancing the Sacral Chakra, Orange Kyanite increases our senses, self-esteem and communication skills, enabling us to use our intuition in our decision-making. It increases creative thinking, sexuality, and clairsentience. Orange Kyanite instills a sense of child-like joy in all of us, enabling us to put our imaginations to work and then get out there and share our creations with others, without fear of judgment. It guides us in facing challenges head-on, especially those with addictions. Orange Kyanite eases depression and helps to bring back a sense of optimism and positive-thinking. Physically, Orange Kyanite assists with overcoming eating disorders; helps with libido and fertility problems; eases disorders of the bladder, digestive system and kidneys. If you’d like to learn more about this stone, please go here.
If you chose card #1: Your message this week is about Action and Drive. Your message goes on to say that brimming with enthusiasm, fiery Boar is the initiator of action. He tears down the road in a fury of passion, chasing after visions of a great and fabulous future. With a quest for excitement, he’s motivated by the belief that he will celebrate his victory. Restless and impatient, Boar refuses to wait for anything. He savors the spotlight, and his innovative ways allow him to bring rewarding concepts to light. Let Boar be your guide in mastering unlimited creative potential. Know that you can tackle the challenge at hand. Focus on manifesting your ideas into reality, as your path ahead will demand diligence. Liberate your inner power, and your energy will flow freely towards success. Additional Meanings: Energy • Action • Passion • Boldness • Drive • Headstrong • Wanderlust • Impulsive • Visionary.
If you chose card #2: Your message this week is about Logic and Justice. Your card goes on to say that disciplined and inquisitive, Lion faces challenges head-on. He offers honest, impartial advice, and passes his knowledge on to others. He has strong ethics and high standards, and demands the same of others. A great master of courage and strength, Lion is a roaring archetype of fearless communication. He uses sound judgment and fairness to come to a solution. He requires a clear and workable plan, and doesn’t let emotions get in the way. He reminds you that thoughts are energy, and that thinking positively attracts favorable experiences into your life. Seize your personal power, and call upon clarity of mind when making decisions. With noble determination, harmonize your energy with what you desire to achieve. Additional Meanings: Power • Logic • Justice • Truth • Authority • Strategy • Advice • Clarity.
If you chose card #3: Your message this week is about Contemplation and Wisdom. Your card goes on to say that a beacon of well being, Koala is your guide in acquiring the rest needed to regroup and renew. A seeker of truth and wisdom, he illuminates the away. Calm and observant, Koala stills the mind so that he may access higher wisdom. His solitary retreat gives him with the time and space necessary for introspection. Koala encourages you to slow down and step away from the distractions of the world. Take time to gather your thoughts and find your inner balance. The answers you seek are already within. Additional Meanings: Contemplation • Observation • Wisdom • Inner-balance • Solitude • Learning • Meditation.
My hope for you this week is that you take your time doing the most important projects on your list. Things are coming up for review too, and that includes anything that has unfinished business. See if you can do better this time around <3
This is your week! Make it an amazing one 🙂