Last week the focus of the Angel card reading for the first week of April was on optimism and forgiveness. Additionally we were in that period between the new moon and the full moon when it is a time of manifestation. Let’s check in and see what week 2 has in store for those who follow the wisdom of the angels. The two cards for the second week of April (April 9-15) are the Seven of Gabriel and Purification with White Tara. Seven cards in tarot are about perfection; the Gabriel cards are about passion and correspond with the suit of wands in traditional tarot. During this second week of April the focus is confidence. On that note, I was writing in my Desire Map Journal yesterday morning when something really surprising happened. At the top of the journal I start with my core desired feelings (CDFs), the feelings that I want to try to experience every day. As I wrote the “c” for “connected” (one of my CDFs), the word that I wrote was confident. The same thing happened today. It was as though my brain and my hand were no longer connected and instead my spirit and my hand were connected. I kid you not. You can’t make this stuff up. So with the Seven of Gabriel the focus is on passion, determination, intuition, creativity, ambition, and expression. Stand up for the things you believe in with courage and confidence. The other card for the second week of April was Purification. This is a good week to take inventory and see what needs purifying in your life. It may be your physical health, your mental health, or your spiritual health. Eat healthy, stay balanced (another good CDF), get plenty of rest and meditate regularly to clear your chakras.
The second week of April started on Sunday, April 9th when Mercury went retrograde. Cue dramatic crescendo. I don’t know about you all but I have already noticed how much slower the Internet seems to be working for me. Just this morning I ran into Starbucks to get a cup of tea and not only did I not get the usual prompt to logon to the wifi, but I struggled to reload my card and eventually ended up paying with cash. These and other challenges with technology are something to be aware of while we are in this period of Mercury retrograde. It is a good time to just sit back and relax. It is a good time to purify your technological devices. Use crystals to clear out or reduce EMF (electromagnetic frequency) radiation. Did you know technology use can decrease your energy levels and increase your stress level as well as create eye strain. Some crystals good for this “purification” include black tourmaline, magnetite (lodestone), hematite, pyrite, and shungite.
On Monday evening, April 10th, the eight-day festival of Passover began. In Hebrew it is known as Pesach, which means “to pass over.” Passover is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. The short version of the story is that on the first Passover eve in 1313 BCE, God (the old testament vengeful God) gave the last of the ten plagues on the Egyptians, which killed all of their firstborn. When this happened, the Israelites were “passed over” and their children were spared, hence the name Passover. This week of Passover signals a time to purify the body and soul. The time can be used to pray prayers of gratitude and thanksgiving. It is also a good time to purify the chakras with meditation. It is no coincidence that there are 7 chakras represented by the 7 colors of the rainbow and this week’s card is the 7 of Gabriel.
Then we come to today, Tuesday, April 11th and the night sky is filled with a full pink moon. I think it was actually 99.8% full yesterday and is 99.7% full today, but that is a scientific technicality. During a full moon many intuitives place their crystals and cards out in the moonlight to be energetically cleansed with the lunar energy of the Full Moon. It is a good time to recharge the crystal’s energy and release any negative energy built up in the crystal; change the vibrational frequency. Additionally, the period between the full moon and the new moon is a time to release. I find lately I am working on releasing negative people from my life, but you might be releasing fears, thoughts, bad habits, addictions, or something else negative in your life. The point is purification.
Remain confident in your own perfection. Made in the image and likeness of The Creator, we are all created perfect in spite of what media and others may have to say about us. When you see the perfection in yourself, it allows you to begin seeing the perfection in others. Have a good week everybody.