April 18, 2016
Tarotscope: April 18th - 24th

Beware of slight turbulence affected by Mars Retrograde this week. Find out how this will affect your star sign in our new weekly column Tarotscope, brought to you by Foxglove Tarot.

by Atanti Widyadhari, Columnist
Lifestyle // Horoscope
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This week, look forward to the inner transformative energy from Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto retrograde. The Mars retrograde will keep us reserved and force us to analyze our underlying desires and angers.
 
Anger or disagreement may be expressed in a passive-aggressive manner through manipulation or subtle power play. Mars retrograde will also cause enough frustration and annoyance, since activities will not run smoothly, particularly for new projects and prospects. Things will fizzle out easily during this period. Try not to overthink the small annoyances you encounter along the way, since what you resist will persist during Saturn retrograde.
 
If possible, try to address the source of your frustration to avoid Saturn’s karmic energy from coming back to you. Saturn’s retrograde provides the opportunity to reassess our decisions and actions and this will come in various aspects in our lives. 
 
On the bright side, the Jupiter and Pluto retrograde will help to balance your day by reminding you to get in touch with your spiritual side. Jupiter retrograde encourages you to seek out higher truth and a deeper meaning in life. Spiritual belief and laws may be reassessed to gain a better perspective on life. Once we feel connected with our higher self, Pluto’s transformative energy will pressure us to release the old and outworn elements in our life. Letting go of our old self, massive house cleaning, or cutting relationships with toxic peers are among the few ways to celebrate this period. Pluto retrograde helps us to create a new beginning through the destruction of the past.
 
With four planets in retrograde, this week we will learn how to reassess ourselves and our surroundings. We will pay attention to our actions and ensure that we won’t repeat the negative ones in the future. This period is the best time to be reborn through self-acceptance and our ability to transcend it. 



Aries
Ace of Cups
The art of love is mastered by giving a second chance to those who have wronged you. Mistakes were made, and it’s our privilege to decide which one to forgive or forget. Listen to what your heart seeks. If it’s a “yes", don’t turn it to a “no”.
 
Taurus
The Hanged Man
Shine brighter than the sun, Taurus. The opportunity has finally arrived to be yourself in a world where love and acceptance is rare to find. Confidence does not come easily when one was crossed numerous times, I understand. Love thyself, and you’ll find yourself illuminated even in the darkest path.
 
Gemini
The Hermit
Give natural healing element such as love and tenderness a try when you are down with illness. A little bit of “Good morning” and “How are you feeling?” goes a long way for you. Even if you’re not a believer, love and positivity always find its way to heal every living-breathing creature. So have a blessed day!
 
Cancer
Queen of Wands
Ambition is critical when balanced with enough research and provision. Learn to listen to those who have been in your shoes and learn to master yourself. Remember, failures exist to help us grow and discover our limit in the process. Good luck, you’ll need it.
 
Leo
Eight of Cups
I understand how it feels, but pain exists to help you appreciate the beauty of life. This world is inhabited by strangers who will go to great lengths to pull us down. Close your eyes, strike a smile and held your head as high as you can.
 
Virgo
Knight of Disks
The universe we live in are filled with struggling artists, like you. No roads are forever smooth, no luck will ever last a lifetime. So lend a hand to those who are in the same path as yours. Find strength in each other to overcome this hurdle.
 
Libra
Princess of Cups
If it’s not enough for you, it probably isn’t. Your intuition is your drive at this moment, and if it doesn’t tell you to stop, don’t. Skip your today and find your happiness at the end of the tomorrow. If not now, when?
 
Scorpio
Prince of Disks
Trying to defy gravity at this moment in your life is futile. You’ll need all the luck you can get to pull such attempt. Drive slowly, enjoy the scenery, and keep your pace calm and easy. We can all travel together without rushing through the traffic, can’t we?
 
Sagittarius
The Empress
You’re the loner, the volatile, and the intelligent one whose good intention is mistaken as an act of rebellion. Hush little one, there will come a day when you attract the right people with the right vibe. Don’t take their words seriously. This life is boring without friends like you.
 
Capricorn
Lust
All the glitters are not gold, neither are the opportunities that head your way. Without a clear eye, everything will seem as if it will work out fine. Try to dust it out and see if the color will fade under the rain. If it doesn’t, take it as yours and hold it dearly.
 
Aquarius
Princess of Wands
If you feel like you haven’t come into terms with yourself, don’t push further. Each of us isn't born perfect. Sadness and anger are bound to taint our soul at some point in our life. Tuck yourself in and sleep it off. It helps for me – hope it works for you.
 
Pisces
The Aeon
Dreams may seem vivid at times, but they will continue to stay as dreams. They will only cross over to reality when you take the note and make it come true. It will seem scary at first, but so does blowing your wound to keep it dry. No attempts will ever go to waste, I promise.
 
Çanti is a free spirited tarot reader and astrology writer based in Bali. She founded Foxglove Tarot, an online tarot reading service for the spiritually curious. She uses Thoth Tarot to decode your weekly astrology findings and Bohemian Cats Tarot for her daily heart-to-heart session. Say “hi” to her on Facebook, Twitter, and her website