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Your Weekly Oracle Reading + Astro Transits (04.17.2023)
Are you ready for a new adventure?
Happy Monday, y’all!
I hope this weekend provided you with whatever it was that you desperately needed in order to feel some peace in your spirit, whether that was rest, balance, joy, play, purge, tears…all of the above?
I’m not gonna lie to you—there’s a lot happening this week astrologically, so you might feel a little all over the place, but when I saw the cards for this reading, I was so excited.
Before we dive into that, let’s take a look at the astrological forecast of this week.
The astro forecast of this week—
Try to breathe through whatever frustrations may arise this week, because there will be a lot of transits that test your patience.
First off, we have the moon in Aries for the first half of the week, with a square to Mars in Cancer on Tuesday. You might feel the urge to lash out when things get under your skin, so as best as you can, try to woosah your way through it.
On Thursday, we have a double whammy with a solar eclipse in Aries and the beginning of Taurus season. I know eclipses tend to freak people out sometimes, but this is all about really charging forward on a new path. We’ll get into this more during the reading.
There will also be a sun square Pluto in Aquarius on this day, so beware of any power struggles that might arise.
Last, but certainly not least, Mercury Retrograde in Taurus begins on Friday and will continue until May 14. This can trigger some stubborn, inflexible, and prideful energy, so try to be mindful of that.
Mercury Retrogrades can often bring about delays, frustrations and miscommunications, so as best as you can, be patient with others and with yourself during this transit.
Now, let’s get to the good stuff…
This week’s reading—
I literally cheered when I saw these cards come up, because baybeeeee we needed it.
The past is over and done with, y’all. Goodbye. Sayonara. So long.
Whatever energy you’ve been working really hard on identifying, healing and releasing is taken out for good with this Aries solar eclipse, and it’s positioning you for an entirely new journey that will reap many rewards.
With The Fool here, you’re stepping into new beginnings full of adventure, hope and fearlessness. You may notice this energy within yourself, too. Whatever limiting beliefs or fears held you back in the past no longer has the same weight it once did.
Chances are you’ve experienced so much shit already that you’re kind of like…fuck it.
You’ve gone through the thick of it. You’ve felt the deepest pain. You’ve felt like you couldn’t make it to another day, and yet here you are, and while that journey was dark, heavy and intense, it showed you that you are capable of so much more than you ever thought.
Because of this, your ability to trust in yourself and to trust in the Divine has reached new heights, and you’re not afraid to take a leap of faith in any area of your life, because even if you “fail,” you know you’ll be just fine.
But not even trying? That’s no longer part of your trajectory.
For some of you, this is especially true with relationships.
With the Seven of Cups in reverse with the Three of Swords in reverse, you’re seeing how you were playing into an illusion that was fed by pain from past relationships.
You’ve been receiving clarity on what’s true for you and what’s in alignment, and by releasing the pain from before, and instead focusing on forgiveness and self-love more than anything, you’re going to see how quickly and beautifully things fall into place.
While this energy is fresh, new and exciting, try not to make the same mistakes as before by being impulsive or reckless. Yes, take the leap and lean into adventure and your limitless potential, but balance that with grounded plans and execution.
The guidance for this week is “content with what I already have.”
It’s OK to want more for yourself than what you’ve experienced, but don’t forget to take a moment to truly relish in what you already have at your disposal.
I recently had a moment before bed where I realized that when I lay my head down to sleep each night, I get to rest without worrying about my safety. That’s something my own parents, let alone my ancestors, didn’t have the luxury of experiencing.
Are there areas of my life that I pray for improvement on? Absolutely. But there’s no way I can sit here and dismiss that incredible amount of blessings in my life that can easily get taken for granted.
Show appreciation for the little things, because as you know, they’re the things that matter most.
There’s Scorpio (Venus) energy here, as well as Aquarius and Libra (Saturn) energy, so these placements may be significant for you or someone else connected to this reading as additional confirmation, but they don’t have to be.
The numerology of this reading is a 1. In numerology, 1 is “the root of opportunity in our lives. It is a symbol of confidence, power, and action. It pushes us to look at our current circumstances and realize that we have the power to turn them into anything we wish. Even if we are afraid, the 1 inspires us to take control of our future and embrace new beginnings.”
Don’t you just love when it all aligns like that? Me too.
Have a beautiful week, and take care of yourselves.
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