Metaphors for the Month: April 2014

Allow the storm of April to change out the old for the new.
by Suzanne Wagner

Osho Zen Tarot: Clinging to the Past, The Master, Compromise
Medicine Cards: Beaver, Turtle, Frog
Mayan Oracle: Dissonance, Chuen, Akbal
Ancient Egyptian Tarot: The Universe, Ace of Wands, The Magician
Aleister Crowley Deck: Luxury, Science, Ruin
Healing Earth Tarot: Shaman, Eight of Wands
Words of Truth: Judgment, Future, Brilliance, Conflict

Sometimes intelligence and cleverness are detriments. When you are clever, you can manipulate situations in such a way that keep you from having to grow.

Compromises are sometimes a way for your ego to maintain a certain amount of control, preventing you from being fully in the moment.

There are ways to compromise in which you are attempting to meet another person at the halfway mark in order to understand their point of view; the intent is to work towards harmony. That is a lovely way to compromise. But then there are moments in which you are caving in and actually betraying your own truth. We do this for approval or sometimes to avoid conflict. But this type of compromise will leave a bitter taste in your mouth.

April is full of challenges. You will want to dig deep and make movements even though those movements seem challenging. Anything started now will work if your intent is clear and honorable. Think of it as if things are boiling below the surface; it would probably be best to stir that pot rather than let it explode.

Things will be coming to the surface for you to address. This is a time to take a look at your impulses; look before you leap. You might also feel more tired and slightly accident-prone so pay attention and stay present. Avoid obsessing about what is not fair in your life. Get honest with yourself. Notice where you have been accepting something on the surface but in actuality it has been creating divisiveness and conflict. Instead of being passive-aggressive, find another way to address an old issue. Change your behavior.

Sometimes it is only through discomfort and dissonance that we realize what is not working. Your choice from the past has been based on keeping the peace and minimizing conflict. But now you are the one in conflict and you are recognizing that you are losing energy and it is time to do something else. This is going to require all your intuitive skills and seeking out new knowledge and ways to cope.

The best way is to express your truth in an honest and authentic way. I know that is not always possible and with April being full of lunar and solar eclipses, let’s just say for some of you, your life will be turned upside down. Anything that has been weighing you down in relationship is bound to surface.

April will force you to change how you interact with others. Sometimes that means life takes on the form of some sort of loss. But see that loss as an opportunity for freedom in order for you to move forward.

April is so action-packed that you will probably feel yanked around quite a bit. If you have been unwilling to change, than big surprises will probably happen. It is time to put the cards on the table and ante up to what is your responsibility. If you have been bluffing your way through life, that play is no longer going to fool anybody.

April has a strong water element in the cards. This would be a great time to do a juice cleanse or any type of detox that your body is asking for. It will also tend to bring rain and there are places that really need a lot of water. So I am hopeful to the cleansing and healing element of rain supporting your process this month.

Get ready, brace yourself for big shifts, and listen to your intuition because you will feel as if you are going into an abyss either inside or outside. Keep as playful of an attitude as possible. Let go of judgment and old conflict. Use your mind and find alternative methods to handle old situations. It is time to discover how to become the master of your own awareness.

April clears out the old in a storm of change which will allow the new to emerge.