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By Sonia A. Ortiz

Every month I pick a tarot deck out of my collection and pick 12 cards from that correlate to each sign of the zodiac. This is #crushascope for April 2018.    

April’s #crushascope was conjured up using the Seventh Sphere Lenormand Deck which is a different tarot system where you pair two cards to look at a situation. It has various other spreads and I highly recommend checking its history here

Looks like we are fresh off a contemplative Full Blue Moon in Libra and smack into the middle of Mercury retrograde which can cause mishaps in communication. Remember that retrogrades are great for finishing projects, forgiving others who have done you wrong, and also for seeing things from your past being corrected. 


There is a saying that goes, "tell me who you surround yourself with and I will tell you who you are." You are careful to dive into a new relationship with anyone at them moment. Part of you is still feeling a sting from past hurt. It is up to you this month to shape which direction you want to go in and figure out what is right for you. You can use the rest of the Mercury retrograde to help you rewrite your personal moral code and understand who that affects.


It is better to be alone than to be in bad company. This is something you are mastering this month. You are appreciating your alone time and setting new boundaries so no one can take advantage of you. This month, you will be setting new goals for yourself post-Mercury retrograde, and you will want to work out these plans alone before involving anyone else into the mix. You may also feel compelled to log off the noise of the internet which will serve as a refreshing vacation for you.


Major spoiler alert! Secrets are revealed this month. Expect for things to come out at you and into the open. Something you may have suspected will be confirmed for you. This will bring you a strong sense of peace you have been needing this year. If a secret makes its way to you, consider it a blessing, regardless of the drama it may travel with. Know that things will end in your favor, Gemini, and you will be a better person for knowing the truth.


No dream is too unattainable for you, Cancer. You have ideas and goals that feel out of reach right now, and that's causing you anxiety. Instead of tackling this endeavor on as a whole break it down into phases. You do not want to bite off more than you can chew, which seems to be a recurring theme for your sign in my scopes. You feel extra ambitious and rightfully so. You just need to lead with your head and make a solid plan so you are not overwhelmed or feel like a failure if things don’t go your way. 


You may need to re-evaluate your financial spending. You may get hit with an unexpected emergency that will cause you to go into the red. Master your budget during Mercury retrograde. It may take a valuable lesson to see how and where you spend your money. You may need to hold back on excessive takeout or other luxuries that you think you need in order to to live your best life. Mastering your bank accounts will allow you to fulfill your goals. 


April will be about taking enough mental health days in order to survive. You have a deep need to go inward and take care of yourself, but you aren't bringing that into your current reality. It is okay to take much needed breaks from jobs or people, especially if they are sucking you dry. Make sure to take extra care and drink more water and eat better food too. The transition between winter and spring can also take a toll on you physically if you are not careful.          


Gossiping is a theme for you this month, Libra. You seem to be talking about people you are too nervous to confront a lot. Make sure that you hash things out with anyone you have issues with -- news of what you’re saying to others can come back to hurt you and haunt you. Nervous communication. Messy conversation. Chaotic conversation.  


You have a tough decision to make with a challenging relationship. This doesn’t have to be romantic -- it could be with a parent or a friend. You have to temper your attitude, Scorpio. Practice a little more compassion during the retrograde. Get out of your head and see what others who frustrate you are dealing with in their own lives. This will allow you to make a decision to stay or go.  


You may be put in an interesting situation when people come to you to vent and share private things they do not want out in the open. You hold a lot of power as you become a confessional for the month of April. Be aware that some of what you hear might be word vomit, and many people coming to you may forget what they say. Try to be supportive and let people know that every bad situation turns around. What counts here is that you will get an extra karmic boost for being such a good supportive friend.


Think about the logistics of your current work situation before you make any swift choices. It is probably best to ride out any toxic or boring work situations until mid-April. You can however, put the word out, make a new resume, and apply for jobs. You will be tested and your temper may go through the roof. Just try not to walk out on a bad situation, and be the bigger person here. May will bring more successful opportunities for you.


The Aquarius eclipses took a major toll on you and pulled the rug from under you. You went back to old habits that are comfortable but not necessarily correct. You are a changed person, so why take two steps back and indulge in bad habits? This is a time to make better habits and do things that suit you better. It may be time to come forward and start new relationships with people who love you, challenge you, and help you become the best version of you. 


Are you clinging onto ideas for the sake of not looking like a flake? You are a mutable sign that needs to ever evolve and change. You will find yourself stressing out over ideas and philosophies that may have worked for you in the past but don't anymore. You change with every breath, so it is okay if your ideas do too. It is a good time to simply re-evaluate where you are in life and what your beliefs are. This will be set into motion in late April going into May. The people who count will be there to support.

About Sonia Ana Ortiz:
Sonia Ortiz is American made with Cuban parts. She has been reading tarot for 24 years. She is an Astrologer, Tarot Reader, Bruja, and Graphic Designer. She is the mother of #guapacat and #badgirlfrifri. You can follow her across social media @soniaotarot.