Hello, April 2018 + Monthly Reading

It's a new month and I'm doing things a tiny bit different for this post! As I slowly get more comfortable on this blog, I'm trying to tweak things as I go that feel more aligned to what I want to share and bring to my readers. I have been wanting to post a month recap but didn't want to do back to back posts so I have now included a "recap: month in pictures " at the end of this post to help close out March! I also wanted to include more "goals" for the new month, so I'm starting each monthly post with those tidbits. I hope you enjoy this new layout!

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What I'm looking forward to in April...

  • Lots of reading! I have a stack of books to read and get through, so I'm hoping to make a chip in that pile. I may do some book reviews on the blog as well, I've had several ask for an update on some books I'm reading but we'll see... I also ordered 3 new books last night in the general of yoga and body positivity!
  • I joined in on the April Tarot Challenge hosted by @Lionharts on Instagram. I always fall off track with challenges but I'm hoping I can stay focused with this one. I'll be using the Oliver Hibert Tarot and Secret Arcana deck for it and I just combined the decks to one over the weekend, so it'll be interesting to see what cards show up! I decided to blog this challenge and you can find the main navigation post here, I set up a calendar at that bottom of that page for easy navigation to see the posts each day, will be an easy reference for me too. These posts will not be showing up on my main blog feed, I didn't want to clutter the blog with my own personal readings and such.
  • One of my deck pre-orders is shipping this month - the Ethereal Tarot. For some reason that deck really looked interesting even though it's not typically my favorite style of art. A few months back I placed some other pre-orders for decks and they're pretty spread out as far as deliveries go, but one deck that I'm very excited about is the Carnival at the End of the World Tarot by Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick. I think that deck is due to start shipping in late May - early June and I can't wait! This deck caught my eye several months ago and while I missed the Kickstarter, they do have this deck open for pre-order through their website at a discounted rate ($35) until the decks arrive, then the price will go up ($50).
  • Lastly, a while back I pre-registered for two local classes that I'm super excited about - Herbs for Women's Health and Intro to Flower & Crystal Essence. I already work with flower and crystal essences, but when I saw this class pop up at a local herbal shop, I just had to sign up! All my learning has been self taught so I thought it would be nice to cozy up with the basics in this class and learn some new things. I've been bottling up flower essences from our yard all through February and March, I still have a few more to bottle up like peach, calendula, hibiscus, and borage flowers. Waiting for the right time to do those still.
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Tarot Reading

Let's check out what is in store for us this month! I pulled two cards to get a general idea of what energy may be at play and what we may need to keep an eye out for. I would love to hear your thoughts of this months post, so feel free to leave a comment below!

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Deck Oliver Hiber Tarot

8 of Swords + The Fool

I get such a "break free" feeling from these cards. It's all about waving a white flag, pulling down our walls and allowing whatever to happen, happen. The 8 of Swords suggests that we may feel a bit stuck. We may feel a bit of stubbornness like as if we know there's a way out but we just don't want to take it. If you want to stay trapped in this mindset, then stay put, but if you want to be free of this feeling there is a way out. The Fool is here for some great advice, let go all judgement and just be. This is a card of curiosity and free will, no one is holding this Fool back nor would the Fool listen to them anyways. Allow yourself to be led out of the cage you're keeping yourself in and just move through the month with open eyes and a fresh perspective. Listen to your child mind and move freely!

The grass isn't always greener on the other side of the fence, but in this case... it's lush!

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Recap: March in Pictures

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What are you looking forward to in April? Any plans?
Share in the comments!