April 2020 Planning Spread

To recap, in 2020 I’m using these decks: The Sovereign Oracle, the mini Ceccoli Tarot, and the Animantras deck. I chose them because I wanted to play with mini decks this year. They give me a theme, a means to apply the theme, and a cute animal to act as the guide for the lesson. This whole spread sits on my desk where I can see it, work with the energies, and integrate them into my day.

Theme: Resolve
How: Queen of Wands
Helper: Snow Leopard (be sheltering)

April 2020 Planning Spread. Click to embiggen.

The theme for April is Resolve. I’m always curious as to how these monthly posts are going to manifest when I draw them back in January. I feel like this month’s draw nails what we’re all going through during this pandemic. Resolve is all about “letting your will be stronger than your self-doubt.” And this month, resolve is all we can do as we shelter-in-place and continue to isolate to keep healthy. The vibe I draw for resolve is akin to resilience and as such I feel the two go hand in hand. I want to build my capacity to bounce back from adversity. To keep hope alive and to not wallow in despair.

The Queen of Wands shows me how I will do this. She is my creative center, the motivator, and an orchestrator who helps me accomplish big items. While this is not the best time to focus on those big picture items, it IS a time to plan and set goals for the future. So I am moving slowly towards the new goals and projects. I fit small steps into each day to keep some momentum going while listening to the energetic cues my body send me.

My helper this month is Snow Leopard who has the message of Be Sheltered. Don’t think I didn’t laugh when I re-read the message and tied it back into what we’re all doing this month. hahah… very funny. Ah, divination. This stuff works, folks. Ahem. Snow leopard belongs to the heart chakra group of this deck, which is empathy and compassion for self and others. As snow leopards live in colder climates they know when to shelter away from the cold. It’s time to stay away from harm, and nestle in for the long haul. Which is what we’re doing, with the resources we gained from last month. So while the laws for staying at home continue on, I’ll be giving myself extra care, extra compassion— and it goes double for people I work with as well.