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Thursday, April 27th

 

Judgement. Change can be frightening. But it can also be good: after puttering along on the local road, your life is about to move onto the express lane. Today, keep your eyes open for important news that may lead to big decisions. Whatever it is, it's necessary.
 

The Sun. Wherever you live, the appearance of The Sun suggests it's summer in your heart right now. Today, drink in the expansive, life-affirming energy currently surrounding you. This is the perfect opportunity to give way to the powerful forces of creativity and inspiration. As well, children may figure prominantly in your life at this time.
 

Ace of Swords. What would you learn if you had the druthers? The appearance of the Ace of Swords suggests the time is nigh for a new cycle of intellectual growth. After all, the more you know, the more you grow. Alternately, if you've been ruminating on a situation for too long, use this energy to suss out the truth. Cut to the chase!
 

Five of Wands. Hey, who's attacking you? It's all their fault, isn't it? Or could it be that you're responsible for fanning the flames of dissention? Perhaps there's something you've chosen to ignore. Your lesson today: just because you're invited to a melee doesn't mean you have to accept. If you refuse to be distracted by petty concerns, a bigger lesson awaits. Choose to be the No Drama Mama.
 
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Nine of Cups. What do you most wish for? Love? Prosperity? Emotional satisfaction? Whatever it is, today may bring it to you in a truly harmonious way. Just be certain to take the time to wallow in the sheer satisfaction of it all. Be grateful and share.
 

Two of Swords. Your challenge today is to call a truce on a troublesome situation. Have faith it can be fixed—just not right now. Sometimes "good enough" may not be enough: it's putting a bandaid on a wound when stitches are called for. But sometimes "good enough" is the best we can do. Be at peace.
 

The Devil. Feeling a bit Fifty Shades of Grey today? Is something tempting the dark side of your psyche? To quote the immortal Oscar Wilde, the only way to get rid of temptation is to give way to it. So go forth and have fun, but don't go too wild. Just be certain to remember who's in control: you. Otherwise, there might be hell to pay.
 

King of Swords. Can't decide about an Important Life Issue? In the ongoing struggle between head and heart, the King of Swords says it's best to let the head win—for now. Take a step back to gain some distance. If you honestly don't know what to do, seek out an authority who won't sugarcoat their words to protect your feelings. What you need now is the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
 
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The Hierophant. You may feel that all eyes are upon you today—and you'd be right. However, instead of going into a paranoid hidey-hole, use this awareness to figure how you're coming off to the powers-that-be. Is your public persona supporting your worldly goals? If not, today will remind you that sometimes the best move is to follow the rules. You'll have other opportunities to rock the boat.
 

Ten of Pentacles. What would make you feel truly wealthy in this material world: A comfortable home? A fat bank account? A devoted family to share these with? If you've been struggling of late attaining these most human of necessities, the Ten of Pentacles suggests you won't be for long. Today, look for ways to gather the harvest surrounding you. Like grapes ripening in the autumn sun, your goals are ripe for the plucking.
 

Page of Swords. Get ready for an unexpected message to cut through the confusion. Whatever you learn today will will enable to you make things a bit better all around, most especially for yourself. No news coming your way? Keep your eyes open: someone you might have considered out of the loop may surprise you by knowing more than you'd expect.
 

Four of Cups. The first glass of wine warms the blood. The second glass turns the world pink and pretty. But by the fourth glass—well, it's hangover time. The takeaway from this nifty parable: Sometimes too much of a good thing isn't a good thing. Today, make moderation your friend.