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Monthly Astrology Forecasts for April 2023
Category: Sarah-Jane Grace Written by Sarah-Jane Grace
Message for April 2023
Letting go and letting love both continue to take centre stage throughout April as we each find ways to lighten the load we carry and allow the space created to remain filled with love, possibility, and light.
When we create space in our lives, we so often rush to fill it up again; it’s as though space is something that needs to be occupied, but it really isn’t. Space is an opportunity to rest, re-centre and breathe deeply. Space gives each of us a chance to look at the bigger picture and to regain perspective and clarity.
Space is a gift to be treasured as it allows us to look beyond the four walls of our everyday lives in order to see more clearly; when we truly look, we see, we hear, we notice and the world shifts from monotone hues to a kaleidoscope of colour, sounds and energies. It’s so easy to go through life on autopilot, feeling disconnected from the world, and from ourselves. We often feel like we don’t have the time to pause and take notice of our connections to others, to the planet, or the universe. As a result, we can feel isolated, alone, and unable to breathe freely as life feels heavy and burdensome. Yet, when we let go and create space (even just a small amount), we allow ourselves the time to breathe more freely and connect to life once again.
Watching a tree change from season to season can invoke a plethora of different emotions from a sense of new life in the spring when leaves grow and buds form, to a quietening down after the leaves have fallen and the trees go into their wintry slumber. Animals, plants and trees move from season to season with an acceptance of the cycle of life: they adapt, and they often find new ways of thriving even when they face adversity and hard times. When we allow space in our lives, we become a more conscious part of life and we find our own cycles and seasons. It can be hard, particularly when living in a concrete jungle, to feel connected to trees, birds or the planet, but there’s always something natural around – even the sky, a solitary tree…
We so often create blocks in the natural flow by living in tree-less cities where an awareness of the natural cycles fade into the background. Although we may be an adaptable species and find new ways of living and being as life goes on, but there is a deeper sense of disconnection forging in the hearts and souls of so many as we break away from the natural cycles and flows of life. This is why creating space is so important as we need the space to breathe. There is nothing to do, just a space to be. This can be hard to comprehend as we are all so used to living in an interconnected, 24/7 world with a stream of constant stimulation and busy-ness. As a result, we just don’t see the world around us so we don’t notice the leaves of the trees changing colour and we can’t hear the whispers of the majestic forests. We are an integral part of life, and it’s time to re-connect and become one with it again.
If we continue to live segregated lives, we might think we can outsmart and outwit the natural cycles with technology and science, but we cannot live an enriching life when juxtaposed with the natural flow of things. This juxtaposition can lead to further disconnection and discord, leading to increased isolation. It’s so important now to stand strongly in the light and to connect wholeheartedly with life. Hold out a hand to others in need, keep love in our hearts and deepen the bond with nature (and the seasons) once again. We each need to become more aware of the changing patterns rising up from deep within as life is changing whether we want it to or not. The more willing we become to step more consciously into each and every moment as we tenderly embrace the space, we create a shift within our hearts and souls as the sharp edges of life become softer and we connect more intuitively to the world.
Something as simple as acknowledging the spaces in life brings through a powerful energy of possibility, particularly when we don’t strive to fill that space with more things to do, people to see and places to go. The time to charge through life is behind us as we stand softly in our power and let love and compassion flow freely; this has an osmosis effect as it will filter out and, like a leaf in the wind, will be carried across time and space touching hearts and souls as it goes. When we breathe deeply into life, we know that somewhere that breath will be breathed in again as every action has a consequence.
When we pause in the spaces we create, we notice the bigger picture and the finer details; we feel more alive and connected than ever before, and we can find clarity and peace amongst the ebb and flow of life. Letting go takes courage and strength, and it means something different to every soul, but the need to let go grows now as we each feel the call to travel more lightly through life…
For now, and as always, I wish you all kinds of wonderful.
As you continue to seek out a new path in life that feels more in tune with your true essence than ever before, there is a sense that you still feel as though your life is on fast forward as there is still so much to do, see and be. As a result, although you can sense the deeper shifts towards wholeheartedness and balance, you often feel like you don’t even have the time to take a breath or to take stock of where you’ve been, where you’re going and why. Of course, you thrive under pressure, but even you have your limits! It’s as though you are in-between two stages of your life, the first stage is pressurized and busy, but the second is a longing to live your life as wholeheartedly as possible, in tune with your own needs and honouring yourself more. This in-between stage is quite discombobulating as it can leave you feeling as though you have no clarity when it comes to the bigger picture of your life which can mean your goals and dreams start to gather dust on the shelf and your focus remains stuck keeping on keeping on.
Although you have been juggling this in some shape or form for years, it seems to be weighing more heavily on you now as you want the space and freedom to breathe deeply and allow your inner spark and passion to lead the way. You are a vibrant and creative soul, and it’s time to start letting go of a great many of those ought’s, must’s and should’s; how you think matters as it shapes your expectations and dreams, and when you feel under pressure and weighed down with life, this can stifle your energy immeasurably. Of course, it’s not always easy to be the instigator of change, but it’s time to let your phenomenal intuition lead the way…
Getting to know your ‘why’ continues to form a central focus in your life as it shapes your beliefs, your dreams, and your everyday world. Knowing your why is a sign you are opening up to your true gifts and acknowledging your true priorities. At the same time, it’s reminding you that life isn’t just about your ‘to do’ list, it’s about trusting yourself to go with the changing currents and acknowledging that your own personal evolution means your perspective and wisdom are growing with each passing day. It’s been hard for you to get a firm grasp on these shifts as you have sensed them, but haven’t been able to translate them into your daily life; you are becoming increasingly aware of the rumblings deep within your heart and soul as they nudge your consciousness and tickle your dreams.
You would feel happier having a stronger and clearer sense of this process, but it all still feels quite nebulous and beyond understanding. Yet, this nebulousness shouldn’t be frustrating as it’s an opportunity to dive deeply into your heart and soul, reaching deeply into every nook and cranny within. You may wonder why this would be an opportunity, but it’s a rare chance to connect to the core of your being, to wholeheartedly sense your ‘why’ and to gain clarity as to your path ahead. You have been on the crossroads of change for a long time now, but life has been so busy with things to do, people to see and places to go that you’ve been unable to sharpen your focus when it comes to living your best life. For a long time now, you have given so much of yourself to so many, placing the needs and wants of others above your own, and although you will always be a giving soul, you have realized the need to honour your own needs now. Listen to your soul to guide you…
As the warming light of confidence continues to build momentum from deep within your heart and soul, there is a sense that you are finally realizing just how gifted, creative, and talented you truly are. For numerous reasons, you have found yourself standing on the edge of life, not quite sure where you belong or how to express your uniqueness; the reality of the life you’ve lived has often left you questioning your gifts and your sense of self. As the light of confidence grows within, it will inspire you to step back a little in order to regain some perspective. Life is an infinite spectrum of moments: fragments of emotions, thoughts, events, and experiences, and although you know this, there are times when you feel as though you are stuck on a rollercoaster of change that can feel overwhelming and nauseating. Intuitively you know that change is continuous, but you crave more moments to pause, reflect, and make sense of everything.
There is no denying that you’ve had more than your fair share of up’s and down’s in life, and your willingness to dive deeply into any chaos or confusion within has enabled you to gain perspective when others have just grown more bewildered. Your wisdom allows you to connect more deeply to your roots in order to bend and flex with the currents of life. However, there is also a sense that you so often bend and flex with the currents of other people’s lives, leaving you disconnected from your own currents, and this seems to be at the core as to why you stand on the edge of life. You need to nurture and nourish your own roots in order to find your own path now. There is no one else quite like you and there never will be, and this is something to celebrate as you channel your gifts into living the best life possible…
Re-shaping and re-defining your sense of self looks set to continue throughout April as you dig a little deeper in order to understand the things/people/ideas that nourish you and the things that don’t. On the surface, this may sound like a straightforward process, but when you start to explore the many different aspects of your life, it’s clear to see the complexity of the bigger picture: all the paths you’ve walked, the different people around you, your hopes, dreams, as well as your inner world. Over the years, you have lost sight of a great deal of this as you feel you have bent yourself out of shape to accommodate the needs, wishes and expectations of others. However, it seems you have bent yourself even more out of shape trying to be the person you’ve felt you ought to be, and it’s important to know what’s motivated you to feel that you need to be anyone other than yourself.
Of course, there is always an element of bending and flexing as that’s a part of life, but there’s a stubborn side to your nature that resists this; if you take a deep breath and step back a little, you will see that it’s often your resistance to ‘going with the flow’ that creates the stumbling block and leaves you with a sense of restlessness. The solution seems to reside in you creating some time to ponder the bigger picture of your life and to ask yourself some soul-searching questions as to what you truly want. Instead of tying yourself up in knots of frustration, let your bigger picture guide you and show you the path towards being the person you intuitively know yourself to be. It’s easy to look outwards at the external sources of frustration in your life, but to make lasting changes, you also need to look within to re-centre and re-balance…
As you continue to allow your inner fires to help re-shape and re-define the flow of your life, there is a sense that April will be a month for breakthrough as you begin to shift your perspective towards your true priorities and goals. You have spent so much of your life placing the needs and wishes of others above your own, this is mostly because you are such a generous and giving soul, but also because you feel you need to try to be everything to everyone. However, despite giving so much of yourself, your own needs and dreams haven’t vanished, they are still waving at you from deep within the core of your being. This time of breakthrough looks set to involve your needs and dreams rising back up to the surface as you start to honour yourself and your needs once again. Such a powerful breakthrough will inevitably involve change as you step from one chapter to the next, and you seem more than ready for this now. However, there is still an air of trepidation around you as you’re not yet quite sure what this change actually involves; you can feel it, taste it and touch it, but you can’t understand it.
Intuitively you know you need to trust the process, but you do feel a tad apprehensive as you’re not sure what you’re dealing with. Take a deep breath and tap into your strength, your wisdom and your courage as change is something you’ve been dealing with every single day of your life. Although this period of change feels more significant, you have all the tools you need to handle this with grace and steadfastness, just remember to let your inner fires guide you as they are the source of your wisdom, creativity, and strength. It seems the more you let your inner light lead the way, the more you will realize just how incredible you truly are…
As you continue to make some important decisions about your path ahead, April looks set to be a month to regain your centre ground in order to find clarity when it comes to your true priorities in life. Over the years, many of your dreams, beliefs and ideals have been bent out of shape as you have accommodated the needs, wishes, and wants of others. Although you have done this willingly, there is a sense that you sacrificed a part of your true essence at the same time. As a result, you have spent a long time feeling a bit ‘less than’, knowing something was missing from your life, but not being able to put your finger on what. You are known for being a balanced soul, seeing life with your eyes wide open and allowing your intuition to guide you, but more recently you have sensed an inner divide which is the result of years of splitting yourself into so many different directions, trying to be everything to everyone.
This inner divide has been hard to articulate as it feels quite nebulous and out of reach, yet you know it’s there and this fleeting awareness is enough for you to turn to face it if you choose. There is a chance that you are perfectly happy to continue going with the flow of other people’s lives, but it seems more likely that your inner voice is telling you that it’s time to ring the changes in order to create balance in all areas of your own life. You’re ready to tend the garden of your soul, to listen to your own needs and to think about the things that truly matter to you. You so often forget to include yourself, and your own needs, in the equation of life, but it cannot be complete unless you are factored in. Intuitively you know this, so listen to your inner voice and find the joy in being you…
As you continue to seek out calm in the stormy seas of life, there is a sense that you’ve made some important realizations recently: you have wholeheartedly realized the need to stop trying to be what you’re not, and you have acknowledged the significance of shifting your perspective away from all the things you haven’t done or haven’t achieved, towards affirming your gifts and accomplishments. Your perfectionist tendencies have shaped the landscape of your life for most of your life and this has frequently left you feeling as though you are ‘not enough’, driving a sense of a need to do more in order to find peace with yourself. Yet, there has also been a sense of struggle, trying to quell the whirlwind within even though you intuitively know it’s your source of inspiration, wisdom, and strength. It’s time to realize that there’s nothing you need to do to be ‘enough’, as you already are amazing.
You are creative and compassionate, and the more you step back from focusing on what you’re not or what you haven’t achieved, the more you realize just how these feelings of lack have impacted on your energy and sense of self. There is no need to keep rushing around, trying to be everything to everyone, as being where you are now is the only place you can ever truly be. This isn’t about giving up on goals or dreams, it’s about finding peace being you and in accepting your vibrant natural state of being. It’s time to ‘be more you’, to embrace your gifts and to have the courage to shine brightly as you embark on a new chapter of your life, one where you finally have the courage to let go of the pressure you place on your own shoulders to do more, be more and achieve more. Celebrate all you are and breathe life into being the soul you were born to be…
Exploring the wild landscape within looks set to continue throughout April as you are beginning to realize it’s your inner world that shapes and defines every aspect of your life. You have spent so long trying to fit in and ‘belong’, that you have almost forgotten just how unique you truly are. Yet, your soul is calling you to embrace your true nature and to let your soul shine brightly, asking that you seek out a richer and more life affirming way of living and being. In many ways it’s easier to blend in and go with the flow, yet intuitively you know you need the freedom to breathe deeply into life in order to find your own way. Your way might not be the same as anyone else’s, yet the need for you to follow your own path is so powerful, it’s hard to ignore or resist. Obviously, you are a strong and wise individual, so only you can decide if you want to open up for your inner world to guide you, but it’s time to stop feeling as though your uniqueness is a challenge to overcome rather than a blessing to embrace.
Yes, you can fit in and go with the flow, but what’s the cost? Denying your gifts and resisting your uniqueness means you are closing off a part of your soul and stifling your creativity and ingenuity. Sometimes the path to joy isn’t on the map, sometimes you have to trust your intuition to guide you into unchartered terrain. You have been on the brink of change for a long time now, wanting to let go and be free, but not feeling sure if it’s the right time or place, but in many ways, there is no right time, there is only now. Although this isn’t to say you should throw caution to the wind, you seem ready now to explore new directions, new opportunities, and new adventures….
As you continue to think about what you have, what you want, where you’re going, and why, April looks set to bring a ‘seed change’ as you shift from nudging these thoughts around your consciousness towards bringing them into the light in order to re-shape and re-define your life. You are a great thinker and a powerful visionary, but you so often doubt your gifts and hold back from allowing your inner light to guide you. As a result, having a clear idea as to where you’re going and why is challenging as you can find it hard to feel wholeheartedly connected to your own bigger picture. You have long had dreams and goals that stoke the fires of your soul, yet many of them remain on the shelf gathering dust as you defer them, resist them, or deny them through a lack of self-confidence or a tendency to feel that you don’t have what it takes to succeed.
You have faced many challenges in your life and it’s easy to see why you hold back, but there’s a craving deep within you that longs to acknowledge your inner fire and embrace your free-spirited essence. Of course, there has been a need for you to keep on keeping on in order to get on with the business of life, but there is a sense that this can, at times, be an excuse to avoid embracing your gifts and embarking on a new adventure. Life carries no certainties and no guarantees, but it’s important to make the most of every single moment as holding back keeps your free spirit tethered and trapped in self-doubt. Whilst you cannot know what’s around the next corner, this doesn’t have to mean that you shouldn’t allow your amazing, vibrant, and talented soul to shine. In fact, the opposite is true: in the face of life’s inherent uncertainty, embrace your true essence and live the life you were born to live…
As you continue to explore your true priorities in life, there is a sense that April will bring the winds of change to inspire you to create more space and declutter on every level of your being. Having such an epic spring clean is likely to invoke a whole spectrum of emotion from the sadness of letting go, to the invigoration of having more space to breathe freely. Lessening the load you carry in life is important as you so often take on so much from those around you; you think nothing of being the one everyone else relies on which is a testament to your generosity and compassion, but it can also leave you depleted and detached from your own needs and priorities. It can be hard to find the right balance with this as you will always be there for others, but the need to honour yourself is growing in urgency and importance as you have some big decisions to make over the weeks and months ahead.
Knowing your true priorities is one thing but embracing them wholeheartedly is very different! Intuitively you know it’s time to reset the balance of your life in order to have more freedom to lighten the load and explore new pathways and opportunities, and you seem ready now to move beyond feeling stagnant and stuck with the status quo. It’s easy to accumulate stuff on your journey through life and it’s often only when it starts to feel heavy and cumbersome that you even notice just how much you’ve accumulated. Decluttering your life can feel challenging, but it’s also an exciting opportunity to create some breathing space. Try not to be in a hurry to fill any gaps you create; let them breathe and allow new life to appear in its own time and in its own way…
The whispers of your soul continue to draw your attention throughout April as you are beginning to feel a deeper sense of peace rising up to the surface in all areas of your life. You have worked hard to embrace acceptance, letting go of the need to push yourself so hard in order to get to where you feel you need to be. You are a vibrant and aspirational individual, so it’s usual for you to want to expand your boundaries in order to blossom and thrive, but there is a sense that a new layer of wisdom is surfacing, calling your focus away from the gap between where you are and where you feel you need to be, and towards living more wholeheartedly in the moment. This is a huge shift for you and it’s not to be underestimated as you have shaped your life with things to do, people to see and goals to achieve for many years, and whilst living more in the present moment doesn’t remove your dreams or perfectionist tendencies, you are finally stepping beyond the pressure and frustration of continually chasing the horizon.
This is a powerful breakthrough, and it looks set to instigate a period of soul-searching as you think about new ways to live your best life as the very essence of your being undergoes change. It’s time for you to become one with the ebb and flow of the waves of life, to wholeheartedly choose to live more consciously and to have the courage to breathe into each and every moment. There have been times when you have been so focused on the horizon that you’ve lost sight of your sense of self, as well as your true priorities, and the more you bring yourself back into the moment, the more you will be able to re-shape and re-define your life from the inside, out…
Your life has often been a somewhat chaotic mix of seemingly random and incongruent moments. There have been times when you’ve felt overwhelmed, times when you’ve felt underwhelmed and many more times when you’ve been somewhere in between. When you step back to look at the bigger picture there is a sense of bewilderment as to where you thought you were heading and where you’ve ended up; whilst there are no ‘wrong’ directions in life, you do seem to have deviated into unchartered terrain. This seems inevitable given your tendency to ‘over give’ of yourself, combined with your weakness when it comes to saying ‘No!’. You often feel as though you are a piece of driftwood, yet you have come to realize that drifting through life isn’t your true nature as you’re the one that creates and shapes the currents! It’s easy to see why you feel like driftwood as you so often get caught up in the whirlwinds of other people’s lives and this can leave you feeling a bit rudderless and without direction or purpose, but it’s important to acknowledge the need to re-centre and re-balance as you need to honour your own needs and dreams, giving them the priority they deserve.
The heaviness of life has left you with little room for creativity, but intuitively you know this needs to change as your creativity is your way of giving your spirit the room to breathe freely and this helps you to regain perspective and refresh your perception. Stop trying to juggle so many things at once and know that saying ‘No!’ can be wonderful as it can bring you strength and courage, as well as a deeper sense of wisdom and knowing; listen to your soul and let it guide you. It’s time to let your vibrancy and passion flow as you finally start to feel more connected and interconnected to life…
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