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Iya Osundara Ogunsina. Photo by Schaun Champion.

Air Signs – Aquarius, Gemini, Libra

Five of Cups rx + Three of Swords rx + The Devil

By the time you read this, Air Signs, we will be at the start of Aries season. According to the tropical zodiac system, this symbolizes the start of the new astrological year. You should be working on moving past any serious disappointments or heartaches you encountered over the past 12 months. 

Dealing with grief isn’t a linear process, but some of you are not letting old wounds heal. It’s almost as though you are committed to continually putting yourself down as a form of penance — constantly punishing yourself for whatever role you played in said disappointment. Be mindful of your inner critic and how you talk to yourself over the next month. Keep your vices (e.g., smoking, drinking) in check. Don’t rely on them as coping strategies. Face your feelings head-on. April, for many of you, will be about self-forgiveness and forging a new path in the midst of healing. Yes, you can be frustrated about how things played out, but what’s done is done. You made it through to the other side, as you’ve done many times before. 

Fire Signs – Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

Five of Cups rx + The Star + Ten of Pentacles 

Like your air sign counterparts, my spicy fiery loves, you might be overreacting in regards to recent setbacks. Your bruised ego is causing you to hyperfixate on unimportant details, and as a result, you’re missing the big picture. Things aren’t as hopeless as you think. What’s needed from you at this time is a shift in perspective. A shift in how you think about your faith — faith in self, faith in whatever higher power you call to. If you’re able to do this, you’ll be able to appreciate the unexpected blessings that are headed your way. The delay wasn’t a denial, the closed door only means another one will open.  

Water Sign – Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio

The Devil + Ace of Cups rx + The Magician rx

A new or existing relationship may test your resolve this month. You may feel like someone you care for deeply is being dishonest, or is it you who’s being deceitful? The relationship may not be panning out the way you wanted, and instead of cutting your losses, you’re holding onto something past its expiration date. You wouldn’t keep spoiled milk in hopes that it somehow becomes fresh again, so take what’s occurring at face value. It’s time to have the difficult conversations and determine whether all parties involved are willing to do the work to set the relationship on the right path. 

Water sign Solange Knowles expressed it best in her song “Cranes in the Sky” — you can’t use your vices as a form of escape. The discomfort is real, but it’s time to confront the issue in order to figure out how to proceed. 

Earth Signs – Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

Nine of Cups + Page of Swords + Knight of Swords rx

Use the month of April to ground and properly channel your energy. It isn’t the best month to make any rash or impulsive decisions. Write down your goals to fine-tune what you’re trying to achieve. Spirit is encouraging you to be methodical. Remember that slow and steady wins the race. Get the vision or idea out of your head and put pen to paper. If you’re able to do this, you’ll gain more clarity, and things will start to flow with more ease.  

Iya Osundara Ogunsina is a Baltimore-based Osun Priestess, intuitive tarot reader, cat lady, and true crime enthusiast. She is committed to encouraging and empowering others to have greater self-awareness through shadow work. Connect with Iya Osundara at www.iyalodescorner.com.