April 2021 Astrological Influences & Ritual Recommendations

We rise with the changing of the seasons in the month of April. While the spring days in the Northern Hemisphere are growing longer, those in the Southern Hemisphere are now entering their autumnal season of darkness. We internally reflect and manifest that which we see within the seasons. Some will be walking away from situations that no longer serve them. Others will be sprouting new ideas, new goals and head in new directions. I urge you to honor your local seasons, your local floral & fauna, and the natural energies surrounding you on your place on this Earth. 

 

April 4, 2021: The Last Quarter Moon in Capricorn makes it feel like we cannot fully comprehend or appreciate the turning of the seasons. Too many obligations, too many uncertainties, too long of a to-do list.

Anxiety is heightened, especially when it comes to work and providing for the family. If these feelings begin to feel intolerable, dust a beeswax ritual candle with Sacred Power Ritual Blend and walk throughout your home (or room) in the same manner as you would using a smudge bundle. Allow the flame of the candle and burning herbs (of the Sacred Power Ritual Blend) to quickly dissipate anxiety and balance erratic energies. 

By mid-April, you will finally be able to mentally and emotionally slow down enough to - quite literally - stop and smell the flowers. 

 

April 11, 2021: As the Moon disappears into the spring night sky, we now experience the Dark Moon. It is a night for stillness, divination, and banishment. This Dark Moon in Aries carries the same energy as the Tower card in tarot. It calls upon sudden endings to make room for remarkable beginnings. Temporary pain and unpleasant events will lead to liberation and the much-needed turning of a page. Do not try to mend anything that "breaks" on this day, especially in regards to relationships and jobs. Sit back and just let it play out. I know it's difficult to do, but you must allow it to crash and burn. In order to rise from its own ashes, a Phoenix first must burn.

 

If you feel the falling Tower in your life needs a little push, this is an excellent night to cause dramatic change. This change can be to banish unpleasant energies and circumstances, or if you are feeling overwhelmed and are ready for the turning of a page, follow the Resistance Release Ritual as described below:

 

You will need:

 

Before starting the ritual, combine 1/4 teaspoon of the Sacred Power Ritual Blend with 1/2 teaspoon of the Banishing Ritual Blend. The measurements do not have to be exact, but please be mindful to keep the same ratio. 

 

On the square piece of paper, write the following:

"I now release all that no longer serves my highest good. I now close the doors to _______. I now release all resistance to positive change."

In the blank, write what you are consciously willing to let go of. This can be dysfunctional relationships, a dead-end career, depression, etc. 

 

Place this square paper in the middle of our fireproof surface. 

 

Grab the five ritual candles between the palms of your hands and slowly roll them back and forth. Chant your written statement and allow the beeswax to absorb the correlating energies. 

 

When the beeswax softens from the warmth of your hands, dust the five candles with the combined Ritual Blends are described above. Once evenly dusted, create a candle braid: Gather the five Ritual Candles in your hand, making sure they are lined up evenly. While holding both ends of the candles, gently begin to twist in opposite directions. The motion is similar to wringing out wet laundry. The candles' bottom (or legs) should then be untwisted for the last 1/2-1 inch of the candles. Spread each of the five candle legs in 5 different directions. This creates a self-contained base and quickly disperses energies. 

 

Place the candle braid on top of your paper square. With power and confidence, exclaim your written statement and light the candles. As the flames of the candles dance, set your gaze at the space right above the flame. Allow your gaze to soften and become out of focus. Chant your statement 5 times. Visualize the old raggedy doors to the unwanted closing, and you happily walking away from them.

Next, visualize a wall of brightly radiating open doors. Each door is enticing you to enter. Each and every door is perfectly suited for you. There is no wrong choice, as each door will lead you to an amazing experience. Energetically feel each door, knowing with all your heart that you cannot make the wrong choice. There is no right or wrong, as they will all lead to beautiful experiences. Choose your visualized door, and walk through. Sit in meditation and get into the emotional feeling space of all events, people, and places perfectly lining up for you. 

Allow the candle to burn down: 

  • If the flame catches the paper on fire, take it as a good sign that the closing of the old door(s) will be abrupt, and there is no physical action that will be required of you. Your proverbial falling Tower will self-collapse, and you are already en route to a better life experience. 
  • If the candles do not light the paper on fire, or they prematurely self-extinguish in their own pool of wax, know that you will need to put some leg work into closing these old doors. This often occurs when the desired 'closing of the doors' is indeed a physical task, such as leaving an old town to move to a new town. After all, the boxes aren't going to pack themselves. 

Ritual remnant disposal: Chop the remnants (wax, ash, etc.) into fine bits and throw them into an intersection. As the spirit of others passes through the ritual remnants, the energies are dispersed, and the world will begin to rearrange itself to suit your demands. 

 

April 14, 2021: With Venus entering Taurus and the Moon at apogee, mental unrest around relationships and income become unnervingly present. Two sides are pulling in two different directions. Anxiety heightens, and it will feel as though you are running out of time. Romance temporarily becomes incompatible with desired career achievements - or vice versa. Be mindful of how you spend your time, and try not to let the scales tip one way or another. Find a balance between love and fiscal responsibilities.

 

April 19, 2021: Mercury enters Taurus, which allows for straightforward conversations and negotiation. This, in turn, can limit any 'wiggle room', as nearly everyone will feel overly confident with their decisions. If you are in the market to sell a home, car, or business, you will have the upper hand in all negotiations until May 10.  

 

April 19, 2021: Sun enters Taurus. Ideas and projects that begin under this influence tend to quickly take root and manifest with great vigor. From a practical perspective, use the next 28 days to improve your living space or add money to long-term investments. If you are not ready or able to jump into the stock market or money market account, use this time to learn about investing. Energy flows where attention goes. Learning how to handle money will always, without exception, lead to more money flowing into your experience. The energy of Taurus will help you in more ways than you can imagine. 

 

April 19/20, 2021: First Quarter Moon, which is your indication to begin manifestation rituals. Excellent week to commence a series of Attainment Rituals. This ritual works best when you "assign a task" for a specific object or experience to draw into your life. It is best to start with something fairly simple and slowly move up from there. As your energy around manifestation begins to rapidly change and you witness the magnitude of your own power, you will be able to manifest on a much larger scale. 

 

April 26, 2021: Full Moon in Scorpio reminds us of our power and strength. This is often very overwhelming energy. When a person has a lot of mental or emotional resistance built up, the Full Moon in Scorpio can lead to emotional outbursts and an existential crisis. In other words, if you are cut off from your own authenticity, your own higher being, your own higher good -- you will now feel the deep discomfort of your disconnection. Take this as an urgent reminder to spend the next 28 days releasing all inner resistance. As I said before, energy flows where attention goes. Mental energy should be spent on pleasing thoughts and ideas, not lack or disappointments. Connect with your inner being, release all resistance, and finally allow yourself to bloom.

 

April 29, 2021: Although Pluto Retrograde isn't felt or observed by most, it serves as a good reminder to "keep your books clean," both literally and figuratively. If you have not filed your taxes by this point, avoid any "creative" filings moving forward. If you withhold information, lie or cheat under this influence, the truth of what you are trying to hide will reveal itself in October 2021 once Pluto goes direct. 

 

Enjoy the changing of the seasons. We will reconnect on May 1st.

 

Love & Magick,

Dacha Avelin

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