April is around the corner. While March 2010 heralded a time to let our hair down and have some fun, April pulls out the ruler and straightens us back into line.
Daylight Savings arrived last week and now Spring is officially here this weekend. Along with that, Spring Break in Central Texas is winding down as students prepare to put their noses back to the grind and finish out the year. Tax season is upon us and Summer Break is only a couple months away. In keeping with April’s numerological theme this year, it is indeed the time for planning, research and preparation. And in looking at that, if I could sum it all up in one phrase, the theme for April is “In The Details.”
Now I realize a lot of you are quite aware of the fact that April is the 4th month of the year. However far more than the vibration of 4 is present with April each year. Just as I always tell my clients that they are a musical chord, not simply one number – the same goes for dates, months and years.
For those of you already super-organized and analytical, this is a time and space of energy where your talents can really flow. Are you good at research? Now is your time to really shine, whether at work or school. Flow, flow, flow! Do you simply enjoy exploring the depths of the universe and spirituality (or for that matter, perhaps any subject) down to the toes just for yourself? It will be a great time to learn something new then. Time to buy that book you’ve been thinking about and totally soak it in.
Now, for those of you who carry personal vibrations that desire less studiousness and more freedom…. well, this time will feel less comfortable to you than of late. Whether you like it or not, you need to buckle down and get into the nitty-gritty of things. You have a research project due for work or school? Follow your gut, but don’t half-ass it. It won’t come out as great as you like. My recommendation for you “free-flow” types is to do the research to satisfy the structural demands of the energies during this time and let the final composition be the flow for you. In other words – know your stuff inside and out. You need to go to the library, buy that book, talk to an expert, whatever it is that is required to give you the head knowledge you need. Sorry guys, there’s no faking it during this time, even though I know you have a gift for it. But when it comes to the presentation part of it, whether in written form or in front of a group, use an outline skeletal structure and then let your gut take over. OK? Finals and fiscal deadlines are coming up, so I hope this helps you.
Keep in mind that Mercury will go retrograde April 18th. Get your term papers and research done before that. Just because Mercury goes retrograde during this time will not lessen the demands for details and knowledge in what you do during this time. It will just simply complicate it for you. In the same vein – get your taxes done early and know that again – the details are important. The space of energy flowing through April and May require “following the rules.” And this energy is extra intense on the US right now as we enter the last lap of our 22 cycle, which expects a great deal of leadership in example from us. Do your homework, prepare properly, be honest and do it right.
A note to add to this “follow the rules” aspect includes physical emotional things as well – such as get your rest, eat properly, take care of your relationships and stick to your principals. It also means less party and more responsibility. This can also mean setting boundaries for yourself as to when you say yes and when you say no, or picking a deadline that makes sense instead of pushing the limit. When we ignore this energetic combo facing us now, the consequences won’t be comfortable.
Do your homework – the key to everything during this time, including major decisions, is In The Details.
Emergency Preparedness Plans
Something I’d like to bring up, as we consider the energetic influence of this time and I have predicted some weather between now and end of May. (We’ve discussed whether there could be a human influence to it, but I still feel this has less to do with human intention and more to do with “chance.”) And that is your emergency preparedness plans. Do you have a plan should something happen? A fire, a tornado, a gas leak, a hazardous spill, etc.. If you have kids, do they know what to do, where to go, what to look for? Have you thought about having an emergency bag in your car so that if something were to happen, you’d at least have a change of clothes and something to eat? These are normal considerations that everyone should be prepared for, but most forget.
I will likely go into detail at a later date, but to give you a personal example for illustration….
I still remember Terrible Tuesday, the day the tornadoes came to my town when I was a child. My mother helped train folks in disaster preparedness and the previous night at a PTA meeting, she and her director talked to our school and parents about tornadoes, what to look for, where to go, what to expect. The biggest thing I remembered from that meeting was the director talking about hail and rain and saying, “It’s not the rain and hail you need to be afraid of. It’s when it suddenly stops.” The very next day, I was standing at our back door, watching the rain and hail when it suddenly stopped. My mom hung up the phone and yelled “Kids, hit the hallway!” She managed to flip the breaker before the first crash.
I will tell you the rest of the story in another post and as this energy comes closer to sitting upon us. It’s actually a very cool story full of miracles. But after it was over, there were power lines everywhere, glass in the mattresses, houses gone, my friends from across the street were completely homeless and we lived in a hotel for days before we could come back and even begin to fix our home.
Are you prepared that if something happened, you know where your important information is? Do you have a change of clothes, necessities and toiletries for your needs? Do you have some cash handy and a comprehensive first aid kit that has more than band-aids in it? Do you have food and water? And keep in mind, it might not just be for you that you plan and prepare things for, but for the life of another.
The American Red Cross has excellent materials for emergency preparedness and provide a good place to start your planning and make sure you haven’t forgotten something. You can find a variety of scenarios and checklists in Spanish and English there, as well as other international languages. “FlyLady’s 11 Points to Preparedness for Evacuation” is also a very excellent place to begin thinking about what you’ll need in an emergency. Make a point of looking at these links and consider how well prepared you are. Don’t forget financial aspects and do consider the holistic approach – body, mind and spirit – as you sit down and get into the necessary details.
Recap for End of March
Additionally, since we are right at the end of March and Spring Break, I’ve included this excerpt from last month’s watch just to recap, because I do feel it’s important:
“I want to bring up the subject of accidents. This is something for adults, as well as kids. Numerological energies falling during late March, especially after spring break, can be sort of intoxicating or volatile in nature. What I mean is our potential for lack of self-control and sometimes irresponsible spontaneity. Spring brings with it a pretty good feeling this year. A small sense of relief, after a time many folks have felt a little starved for some fun and encouragement. Enough that it could even be intoxicating one of these days. Daydreaming and feeling a bit unfocused or zoned out may also occur. The tendency during such time is to indulge a little too far, go overboard and get carried away, or forget responsibilities altogether. Kids feel like Super Man or just aren’t paying attention, do silly things and get hurt. College finals are over and celebrations and excitement go too far or late night term papers take their toll on the road. Adults may throw caution to the wind and spend more than they should.
Whatever it is, the point is don’t find yourself feeling so good or zoned out in the moment that you lose your sensibilities, or even sense of mortality, and end up paying for it. Don’t think kids are immune to this. They stress inside when adults are stressed too. And they do pick up on your sense of relief and daydreaming as well. If you are a teacher or have kids, this is a good time to talk to them in advance about Spring Break and learning self-control in general. That it’s good to be excited about breaks and good times and sunny days, but not to lose their common sense either.
There is a flip side to this energy potential as well, as energies during this time seek harmony at all cost, and that is to force a sense of relief by way of explosion. As in things have been so stressful, “I can’t stands no more!” And the temptation may be to do something extreme or irrational.
My advice? Just don’t.”
Dates of Numerological Significance
Mar 16: Date of Numerological Significance
Mar 23: Date of Numerological Significance
Mar 26-27: Arch of Influence
Mar 27: Date of Numerological Significance
Mar 30: Date of Numerological Significance
Apr 3-4: Arch of Influence
Apr 4: Date of Numerological Significance
Apr 15: Date of Numerological Significance (also Tax Day)
Apr 18: Mercury goes retrograde
Apr 22: Date of Numerological Significance
Apr 26: Date of Numerological Significance (watch Monday traffic)
Apr 29-30: Arch of Influence