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Vision. Image: Awakened Soul Oracle Card via Ethony

SPIRIT MEDICINE

You say: “I don’t have time for this!” But Spirit begs to differ! The two of pentacles hints at an imbalance in how you manage your time and energy. This week calls for self-investigation: “What am I doing too much of? What am I doing not enough of?”

Accept that you might’ve bitten off more than you can chew. Be realistic with what you’re able to take on, and create a balance in your life that feels good to your mind, body, and spirit while maintaining productivity.

The energy for the week draws our attention to our daily commitments, tasks…


May kicks off with us still reeling from the revelations of the Scorpio full moon while also seeking fresh definitions of stability. These horoscopes are written with you in mind. Short on time? Think about the below three things to keep in mind for the month. Sitting down with your coffee or tea? Peep the detailed astrological summary of the month. Scroll beyond that to find specific thoughts for your sign.

Three things to keep in mind

  • How do you nurture the people/possessions/knowledge you value?
  • The Saturn retrograde could feel like your mind is being blown. Let it.
  • The Mercury retrograde in Gemini approaches at the…


9 of Cowrie. Image: Akamara Tarot

As Aries season ignited the fire within, birthing new opportunities and constant activity, Taurus season swoops in to save you from burning out. The earth-ruled energy of the 9 of Cowrie gives us permission to finally enjoy the fruits of our labor by caring for ourselves and our environment.

You’ve invested so much time into your career, education, philanthropy, and relationships, now it’s time to enjoy all that you’ve worked for. If no one else has told you, you did that and are doing that! Self-celebration is in order and you cannot keep prolonging it. Last week, you may have…


Spirit Medicine

Mirror: Awakened Soul Oracle Deck.

Triggers are emotional reactions that transport you to traumatic experiences where you’ve felt unseen, unheard, or unsafe. They can be sharp reminders of where you’ve been, but also provide the opportunity to face the wound and initiate healing. Are you ready to climb up that mountain this week? The Five of Cowrie, whose image is below, shows up in this week’s pull and reveals that you may be challenged by a material loss, a scarcity mindset, or a lack of support.

When lack of support or financial resources is all that you’ve known, those deficiencies tend to pop up during…


Spirit Medicine

Revelation: Akamara Tarot

There is a power within you that has been bubbling beneath the surface, waiting to combust. As the card above — Revelation — illustrates, this week greets you with a call that you can not ignore; you are being challenged to rise to the occasion. What’s on the horizon? Making life changing decisions, choosing a new spiritual path, deciding to walk in your purpose or eliminating the things that have steered you off your path.


Photo Illustration: Save As/Medium; Source: Akamara Tarot, Getty Images

Dear Zora Reader,

Have we got a Spring surprise for you. Starting this Sunday, none other than mystic podcaster and all-around spiritual savant Amber the Alchemist will pen the new Spirit Medicine column. Amber will pull a card or two — some Oracle and some Tarot — and will break down what the Collective needs to know. This Sunday spiritual tip will both affirm and protect us as we go about our days. And because she is using the Akamara Tarot deck and The Awakened Soul oracle deck by Ethony, you can follow along weekly to learn more about the…


ZORAscope

Photo by Mohit Sharma on Unsplash

Whatever you do, wait until after the New Moon — or the Dark Moon — to set your next intentions. And know that endings always mean beginnings. This is all written in the sky, according to resident ZORA astrologer Ashleigh D. Jay in the April monthly ZORAscope. The New Moon happens when the light of the moon is nearly completely hidden from view for a day or two. After that? It begins to slowly gain a growing sliver of light.

Once you’ve gathered yourself a bit, the Aries new moon on April 11 will help you take the necessary steps…


As you’ve noticed, I took a bit of a break. This column began at the onset of the pandemic, and now that we’re a year in (whew!), I needed to switch it up by going from weekly to monthly. I hope you continue to enjoy the ’scopes!

Word for the month

Immerse yourself in the bounty and beauty of what currently exists.

Moons of the month

Don’t forget to record how you feel as the moon changes signs. In a month or two, you will see a pattern. Take note!

April 11: Aries new moon

April 26: Scorpio full moon

Summary of the month

As April begins, we’re on the edge of discovering what we’re really holding onto and why.

Stay alert on April 1, as people will…


Dear ZORA fam,

We love that you love ZORAscope and we want you to know that it will return at the top of April in our new, monthly format. It will serve you more and serve you better. Our astrology team will bring the heat, the fun, and the tips to get you through the spring and the rest of the seasons. In the meantime, take a peek at our catalogue of spiritual content to keep you busy until after the Equinox.

Check in with your moon.

Saturn Return 101

We are tapping back into our power

What’s a stellium?


New moon through tree branches.
New moon through tree branches.
Photo: Jia Liu/Getty Images

We are only in Pisces season, and already 2021 feels like a whole entire year. If you are interested in slowing down, resetting, and reminding yourself what you want your year to be going forward, this Pisces new moon might provide some aid and assistance.

As astrologer Ashleigh D. Jay writes in this week’s Zorascope, the new moon on Saturday is an opportunity to revisit your dreams and clear out stagnant energy — or closets.

In part, Jay says this:

Saturday is a busy one starting with the Pisces new moon at 4:21 a.m. CT, which allows us to see…

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