In 2023, April showers can bring a little more than just May flowers. This April will actually bring us a solar eclipse in bold and entrepreneurial Aries, prompting new beginnings and major transformation for us all.
That’ll occur on the 20th, the same day that the Sun will move into grounded, practical, and steady Taurus. It’s certainly a big time for setting intentions for the future and thinking about what you’d like to manifest into the world — although you may find that the Universe has plans of its own too.
The general overview is helpful and all, but what does it all mean for you? Well, we refer now to the wisdom of the Tarot to see what the cards have in store for you in the month ahead!
Your April 2023 Tarotscopes
Strength (Reversed) & Knight of Wands (Reversed)
All may suddenly seem lost for Aries, although, in truth, this is not actually the case.
With Strength reversed, you may find yourself quickly tired and depleted this April, suddenly feeling like the cards are stacked against you and you can’t do anything right. It may be difficult to get things done, and when you do find the motivation, your (metaphorical) house of cards may fall apart seemingly out of nowhere.
The Knight of Wands reversed indicates that your initial temptation may be to be frustrated and want to “push through,” — but in reality, it’s more likely you’re reaching a point of burnout due to tiredness and fatigue.
Repeat this affirmation throughout the month, Aries: “I am strong, and I allow my body to rest.”
The Empress & 7 of Pentacles
Taurus has some business to take care of this month.
The Empress and the 7 of Pentacles are both strong indicators for April being a solid month for planning within the realm of finances, prosperity, the home, and abundance in general.
Of course, you will still have to be self-motivated and genuinely take the time to put in some elbow grease. While it’s true that it’s likely that many of your plans and ideas in these areas are going to be winners, this doesn’t exactly mean you can just kick back and relax.
A healthy balance is preferable here. As the saying goes: “work hard, play hard.”
The Moon & 3 of Cups (Reversed)
Gemini has a mystical, mysterious haze clouding up their month.
This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as The Moon may indeed be a bit of a “cloud” of confusion, but only because it’s not as logically understandable. In other words, insights, messages, and events that you experience, this month may be more unpredictable but spiritually significant.
And with the 3 of Cups reversed on the table, you may find yourself quite alone in this experience. It may feel difficult to meaningfully connect with others this month for Geminis.
But with an open heart and mind, this can also be a potent month for understanding new things — as long as you’re willing to think outside the box.
Temperance (Reversed) & 9 of Pentacles (Reversed)
Cancer may feel like they have very little time for themselves this month.
As the 9 of Pentacles reversed forecasts difficulties in simply enjoying yourself and indulging in the fruits of your labor, you may suddenly feel like your hard work has been going down the drain. “What’s this all been for?” you may ask.
Temperance reversed especially highlights impatience and frustration. And Cancer, it’s important to know that your feelings are, of course, valid.
However, you must trust that there will come a time and a place for you to become properly rewarded. Now is not the time to try for shortcuts or abandon your current path.
The Emperor & 3 of Swords (Reversed)
You may experience some minor stings and aches, Leo — but that won’t stop you from pummeling on ahead.
The 3 of Swords reversed indicates that you’re trying to put past wounds and heartbreaks behind you, even if you’re still feeling that sting. It’s clear you want to move forward, and that desire for progress and change is admirable.
With The Emperor, you’re certainly encouraged in that pursuit, as the cards are highlighting your leadership abilities (and your knack for taking charge, even if it’s just taking charge of your own life).
It may not always be the easy move to move on, but this time, you know it’s the right one.
The Chariot & 2 of Cups (Reversed)
Virgo is wearing the crown of success this month.
Thanks to the bountiful Chariot, it’s obvious that Virgo’s month is all about claiming what is rightfully theirs. You’re ready to step up to that essential leadership position, make the final call on that major decision, or lock down a contract or idea you’ve wanted for a while.
Despite this success, the 2 of Cups reversed does indicate that you might also run into difficulties when it comes to connecting with others, especially in one-on-one settings.
Advancing relationship milestones may not be as much on the table right now, but advancing your whole life certainly is.
Wheel of Fortune (Reversed) & 10 of Pentacles (Reversed)
Libra, this month is all about reconnecting with your big-picture vision.
The Wheel of Fortune reversed, and the 10 of Pentacles reversed are both frustrating sights that note setbacks and disconnect in your long-term stability and planning.
While the 10 of Pentacles reversed hints that you may mostly feel the effects in your career and family, the Wheel of Fortune reversal more generally forecasts that you need to find a way to reconnect with who you really are.
It’s possible things aren’t working out because your current path isn’t as authentic as it could be. What’s your heart really asking for, Libra?
The Devil (Reversed) & King of Cups (Reversed)
Scorpio, take a few deep breaths. This month is about to be a doozy.
The Devil reversed and the King of Cups reversed shows that you’re valiantly attempting to get your emotional and spiritual stability in check but continuously find yourself halted at roadblock after roadblock this month.
It’s likely that old bad habits and patterns, past memories, and even relationships you thought you left behind are impacting your present day. And you’re trying to block out that noise, but it only seems to get louder.
Don’t dismiss these things, Scorpio. Face these obstacles head-on by making time for yourself to be alone with your thoughts and feel those feelings.
Judgement (Reversed) & Queen of Pentacles
Sagittarius may not know all the answers, but there are a few things that you can control.
With Judgement reversed, you may feel like it’s difficult to understand where you’re really meant to be going and what your current path is all for. You’re feeling a little more disconnected from yourself and others than usual lately.
But the Queen of Pentacles, on the other hand, hints that this month can nonetheless be productive within career and finances, and it may be helpful to just slowly and steadily focus on doing the little things that you know you can do.
Remember, Sagittarius: sometimes there’s not a grand cosmic answer to everything — at least, not one you can always see right away.
The Star (Reversed) & 4 of Cups (Reversed)
Capricorn is stumbling into change and renewal, but it’s coming with growing pains.
While the 4 of Cups reversed foretells that Capricorn is doing their best to move forward away from stagnancy, The Star reversed indicates that there may still be things you’re resisting in the process.
It’s clear that you want to be more open-hearted to new things, but there still may be fear about what that all means. That’s a normal feeling, and we all resist change from time to time (even when we know it’s good for us).
So, hold space for those strange mixed feelings, but ultimately know that it’s best to open your heart to new opportunities (and be willing to say “yes” to things that are unfamiliar).
The Fool (Reversed) & 7 of Swords (Reversed)
Aquarius, this month is one where you’ll want to watch your step.
The Fool reversed, and the 7 of Swords reversed both indicate that you’re highly prone to making mistakes this April. You may feel like you have it all together, but that overconfidence may just be what bites you in the end.
To an extent, making mistakes is a normal part of being human, of course.
But the cards overall discourage making permanent or long-term decisions during this time and remembering that it may be helpful to think before you speak.
The Tower (Reversed) & Knight of Swords
Pisces, your internal world may feel crumbling a bit.
The Tower reversed brings some aspects of this typically-transformative card to the table in a different way. For some, it may be about transcending these tumultuous times altogether and persevering with the bravery and finesse of the Knight of Swords.
For others, it may feel like the energy just got pushed inward, and you’re dealing with a change and reckoning in who you thought you were — but just the same, you may find success in pushing through with the speed and decisiveness of the Knight of Swords.
Overall, this month may go fast, and you’re the one speeding up the pace.
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