April Chakrubscopes and the Pursuit of Selfhood

The month of April is when the fiery ram of Aries season hits its stride, horns and head lowered as it barrels undeterred towards its destination. With Mercury no longer retrograde and all nine planets direct for most of the month, April invites us to take concrete actions towards our most meaningful goals.

The cardinal fire sign of Aries kicks off the zodiacal year and in many ways possesses the qualities of a newborn. Aries is independent, determined, and sometimes single-minded in their pursuits. In its most evolved expression, Aries directs their intense focus, drive, and passion towards self-development and personal fulfillment. When Aries is disconnected, they become selfish, impulsive, immature, and lack grounding.

The Aries new moon on April 5 is an opportune time to check in with the morals and beliefs that are driving your ambitions. You might write out a personal code of conduct along with actions that support or compromise those values. Nestle the paper under a crystal and charge it under the new moon light to infuse some Aries’ energy into those intentions. Aries rules the head, eyes, and brain; a scalp massage or facial is a great way to self-care under this influence.

On April 19, we’ll be blessed with a second full moon in Libra that invites us to check in with the intentions we set during the first Libra full moon on the Spring Equinox. You might revisit your journal entries from a month ago to see what you were grappling with and reflect on your progress since. Full moons are a powerful time for release and this full moon in Libra can help us identify anything that we’re stubbornly holding onto that needs to be let go. Venus-ruled Libra encourages us to see the beauty in what’s being released and call in what we hope will fill this sacred space.

On April 20, the sun moves into the leisurely sign of Taurus. Whereas Aries ignites our spark of inspiration, Taurus provides the oil that keeps our candle burning. This fixed earth sign reminds us that in order to align with our purpose, we must diligently care for the vessel that holds our being. Taurus season is a great time to rebalance your priorities and commit to a self-care practice that invigorates and inspires you.

Chakrubscopes are a unique blend of astrology and crystal healing with affirmations to support you throughout the month.

Readings are written by Danielle Dorsey using the Sacred Symbol Oracle Deck created by artist Marcella Kroll. You are encouraged to meditate on the symbols of the cards to receive additional intuitive guidance. Another way to work with this wisdom is to reflect on how you relate to the word(s) associated with your oracle card. Take note of your initial response and then look up the term(s) in a dictionary to go deeper into its medicine. Please read your sun, rising, and moon signs if you know them.

ARIES

Soulmate

Affirmation: I combat doubt and insecurity by returning to myself and the resources within.

Support stone: Amethyst will provide clarity and open intuitive channels.

TAURUS

Growth

Affirmation: I lovingly release that which hinders my growth so that I may embrace expansion.

Support stone: Green aventurine will allow you to see the opportunities in your challenges.

GEMINI

Relief

Affirmation: I soothe overwhelm by returning to the steady support of my breath.

Support stone: Rose quartz will help you remain centered and calm.

CANCER

Divine Masculine

Affirmation: I balance my nurturing and protective nature with inspired action and unshakeable resolve.

Support stone: Carnelian will help you embrace healthy masculine qualities.

LEO

Divinity

Affirmation: When I lead with my heart my direction remains clear.

Support stone: Clear quartz will purify your aura and offer protection from negativity.

VIRGO

Focus

Affirmation: I turn my focus inward so that my attention does not stray. 

Support stone: Azeztulite will stimulate passion to help you claim your destiny

LIBRA

New Life

Affirmation: A fresh start empowers me to write the story that resonates with me.

Support stone: Rhodonite will provide grounding as you pursue what you love.

SCORPIO

Lucky

Affirmation: I recognize myself as worthy of receiving abundance from the universe.

Support stone: Green aventurine is seen as a stone of opportunity that attracts our deepest desires.

SAGITTARIUS

Message

Affirmation: I clear away all that clouds my clarity in order to receive subtle messages from the universe.

Support stone: Black tourmaline provides protection and helps one decipher their intuition from other opinions or advice.

CAPRICORN

Power

Affirmation: I reclaim my power from every source that seeks to extract it.

Support stone: Lapis lazuli will empower the throat chakra and improve self-confidence.

AQUARIUS

Past Life

Affirmation: I become curious about how my present path is influenced by previous events or lives.

Support stone: Black obsidian will guard your energy and provide direction on past life journeys.

PISCES

Air

Affirmation: Critical thinking provides me with discernment to distinguish feelings from facts.

Support stone: Girasol will clear mental clutter to help one recognize truth.