I don’t know about you, but I sure have been through a lot in the month of March. Even in my personal yearly reading, March has just been a lion the entire time. It’s hard to believe that it’s just about over, though, and with that comes our April check in. Let’s look back at how March has played out, then look to the future of what April has to bring. We are looking back at our collective reading → Peering into 2022 Collective Tarot Reading to see if anything new has come up for April!
Let’s look back at the card I pulled for March to see if it was relevant.
March 2022: Knight of Wands Reversed
This knight is also ready for whatever is thrown at him. He is dressed in battle gear, holds his staff, and his horse is rearing up. The entire card is full of energy, yet when it is reversed, that energy is going absolutely nowhere. The Knight of Wands points to a period of restlessness and impatience. There will be things going on that are out of our control and that makes everyone angry. The energy of this month may be volatile and our self-control will take a nosedive. Be cautious with your words and your actions.
The three extra cards I pulled for March were The Nine of Swords Reversed, The Ace of Cups Reversed, and The King of Cups Reversed. For me and my life, I know this has been an accurate reading. With all signs pointing to emotional battles and struggle, it has definitely been a month of mental hardship. I am reminded of my own battle gear, sort of like the Knight of Wands, and how I have been restless and almost impulsive this month because of some challenges I have faced.
On a grander scale, there is still a lot going on in the world. Many people are in crisis, many countries face terrible situations, and many people on a smaller scale are having to make big decisions that will impact them for the rest of their lives. I am crossing my fingers so, so much that April will be better.
How do you feel about March? Did it play out for you like the reading or did you have a different experience?
As a reminder, the collective reading for the month of April has us looking at the Page of Wands Reversed.
April 2022: Page of Wands Reversed
As the messenger of the Wands, the Page is decked out in their finest robes. However, upon closer inspection, they also wear a suit of armor under their silks. As the page looks into the distance, so too does the peacock that sits on his shoulder. The reversed position of this card indicates that the impatience from March will follow us into April. However, it appears that we’ve given up. Laziness and apathy are two words that follow this card around when it’s reversed. It appears that whatever is going on that is out of our control will take its toll on us, causing us to be bored and apathetic.
With this card in mind, I pulled three more cards to give us some more guidance on April. This month, I decided to pull from my Somnia Tarot deck. As a note, I do not read this deck with reversals anymore because it no longer feels right.
The Two of Wands sees a figure looking out a stone circle into the distance. There is a celestial body in the sky in the background, though it is unclear if it is the sun or moon. As the figure holds a lit candle in their hand, a candle is also lit in a sconce on the wall behind them. This card beckons us to plan for the future, whatever that future may hold. I take this card as saying, we already know that things will be rough, that some things are out of our control, but we can still plan for what we can control.
The Six of Cups sees two figures filling buckets and helping one another. This card calls for us to be generous, but there’s another underlying message. When need to take time to remember the happy moments, to reach back into our lives when things were good to remember where we’re going in the future. If the Page of Wands Reversed is any messenger, then this card tells us that to fight the apathy and boredom, we have to remember the things and people that we love.
Judgement calls to us from the bottom of a ladder, shrouded in a white cloth. This is a good reminder that whatever choices we do (or don’t) make right now will have life-long consequences. If you decide to stew in your unhappy memories and let apathy control you, how will that affect you 10 years from now? What if, instead of throwing up your hands and giving up, you instead choose to fight with kindness and action, remembering that you aren’t the only person struggling? Judgement will come for everyone one day in one form or another. What consequences will you bring upon yourself in the future based on your actions in the present?
Just as a reminder…
The Card of the Year: The Nine of Pentacles
- success, abundance, and reaping the benefits of our hard work
Goals of 2022: The Knight of Swords Reversed
- impatience, rudeness, and an overall aggressive manner in endeavors
- fighting for what we believe in
Obstacles of 2022: The Nine of Swords
- collective trauma, guilt, and shame
- hiding away and regretting our decisions
It seems most of us have gotten the message for April loud and clear. We are being warned of apathy, boredom, and a general disinterest in everything around us. With this warning, we are better equipped to plan for those times when we feel less than good. A friend of mine has recently said they are putting together a list of happy memories (and I find it fitting, honestly – you know who you are) to help them in a time of need. Maybe we should all be putting together a memory book to help us focus on the good times when all our mind wants to do is see the bad?
In any case, this is always a good reminder that our actions, or lack of action, has consequences for ourselves in our personal lives. It also has the potential to affect our families, friends, and others around the world. How will you approach your apathy and boredom?
What do you think? Do you have any insight to share from the collective reading? And how do you think April is going to go?
If you want to do your own reading for the new month, you can find the current infographic below. I used to have a blog post all about it but when my website crashed I lost everything. I’m still in the process of brining all my posts back.