Happy Spring, my dears! To celebrate my favourite season, I present to you a tarot challenge for the month of April. You are 100% welcome to alter or skip days as makes you comfortable, as these are just my own silly suggestions. Also, please feel free to @ me or tag with April Fool Tarot Challenge to share your adventures through the month! Write as artistically or as informally as you like! (PS I realise this is a little early/long-winded, I honestly just got excited). Anyway, with your consent, I wish you all the growth and warmth of the season! :)
1. The April Fool Spread: Shuffle, and find the Fool. The
cards on either side are “what to be optimistic about this month” and “what to
be wary of, in case it’s a trick”
2. Tarot Garden: Go through your decks and see if you can
find at least three different flower species depicted. Take a super aesthetic
photo of this tarot garden!
3. The Sun Cross Spread: Shuffle and find the Sun. The cards
on either side are things that will warm up your spring
4. Green Thumb: Find three cards (or more!) with green as
the dominant colour. Do the cards’ meanings relate somehow? If differentiating
colours is difficult, select one or more cards that mean “growth” to you.
5. The April Showers Spread: Pull a card to represent April
showers (an upcoming challenge), and another to show May flowers (a potential
positive outcome of this challenge)
6. The Spring Cleaning Spread: Pull (randomly or by design)
a card to represent something that needs to leave your life
7. The “That Gross Dirty Melting Snow” Spread (I asked my
boyfriend what spring reminds him of, which was a mistake): Tell your deck the
beginning of a classic joke, and then pull the punchline. Guaranteed to be an
8. The Diamond Spread: For the April birthstone, pull four
cards to represent Luxury, Clarity, Strength, and Rarity for the situation of
9. The Blossom Spread: Pull a Blossom (something to strive
for), a Stem (what to do to help you get there), and Roots (what you already
have that will guide your journey).
10. Wild Cards: Take a photo of your cards out in nature (or
if you can’t leave your house, with a sweet houseplant!)
11. Haiku: Pull three random cards to write a haiku
12. Sweet Pea: For the birth flower of April, talk about a card
that always makes you feel good when you pull it
13. Rubber Boots: Pull a card randomly. Its numerical value
is your puddle-jumping-armour stat. How wet are your feet?
14. Hanami: Pull a card (randomly or by design) to represent
something that doesn’t last long, so needs to be appreciated while it’s here
15. Tea Time: Have some tea with your cards! You’re halfway
through and deserve a break.
16. The Two Easters Spread: My family celebrates both new and old calendar holidays, meaning that we usually have two Easters a year. This year, both fall on the same day (today)! To celebrate, pull two cards: The
Resurrection (a lesson you could learn from your childhood self), and Renewed
Hope (a message you need to hear from your deck). Feel free to alter this one
as is comfortable for your spirituality.
17. The Spring Fling Spread: Shuffle, then spread your cards
face up. Are the Lovers closer to the Emperor or the Empress? Use this as
advice in your interpersonal relationships
18. Fairy Tales: Pull a card or two to tell us what your
life as a garden fairy would be like
19. The Aries Spread: For the last day of this sign, pull a
card each for the four stars of the Aries constellation. These will represent
Passion (something to pour your heart into), Impulse (something to follow your
gut on), Optimism (something to lift your spirits), and Aggression (something
frustrating to work on).
20. The Taurus Spread: Taurus has way too many stars for
this (lol), so instead, pull a card each for its two horns. One to represent
something wonderfully stable, and one to represent something just a little
21. The Chinook Spread: Pull a card to represent a very
22. The Earth Day Spread: Pull a card (or two or three) as a
reminder of everything the planet has done for you!
23. The Rainy Day Spread: Pull three cards suggesting your
next rainy day activities
24. Tanka: Pull five cards to write a tanka (like a haiku,
but the syllables are 5-7-5-7-7)
25. Spring Break: Build a house of cards as best you can.
Share pictures, even if it’s kind of a mess (I know mine will be)
26. The Weather: Describe today’s weather using tarot cards!
Maybe even try to predict tomorrow’s weather, if you’re feeling it
27. The Migration Spread: Place five cards in a V, like
geese flying north for the summer. What are you flying towards?
28. The Arbour Day Spread: A pine tree needs all four
classical elements to survive: earth to hold onto, air to breathe, water to
drink, and fire to release its seeds. Choose one card of each suit to describe
29. Rainbow: Find cards in each colour of the rainbow, for
the sheer aesthetic of it. If differentiating colours is difficult (or your deck is fairly monochrome), find a
handful of your happiest cards and lay them out in an arch.
30. Sunday Brunch: You’re off for a lovely Sunday brunch.
Which court card(s) do you invite?
that’s what he sees when he looks at you, that’s what you are.
pea, his grandfather would pick a sweet pea flower on his weekly walk, setting
it in his grandmothers hair, as Jacob helped her in the kitchen, covered in
flower, hands sticky with jam. That’s the kind of relationship that he had always
Tina- dear, it’s easy and simple, and it’s what her father
always called her mother
Queenie- sweetheart, that’s what made her fall in love with
Perceval- darling, it’s simple and elegant just like him.
Credence- sunshine, that’s what you are to him,
the very thing that lights up his days, bringing him from the darkness of the
Every time something tragic happens in your life, a flower appears somewhere on your body that causes the same amount of pain.
Ever since you were young sweet pea flowers covered your knees and elbows, growing out of them like your body was the recreation of the Garden of Eden. Hues of purple and pink representing bruises and scrapes trickled down your skin as if you were an O’Keeffe masterpiece. People would always joke about how whoever your soulmate was was a stuntman or a spy in the secret service, for how else could someone’s body become so bruised so easily? But, you never seemed to mind, for when the time came you would know exactly who the love of your life would be.
High school was it’s own experience, where many people began to sprout deep red pansies, loud with anger or dark blue hyacinth that made everything oh so gloomy the most you ever received was sweet peas. The whole concept had always been that you feel the other’s pain, no one had ever expected that the worst thing you would ever feel was a sprained ankle that came to you in the form of bright orange snapdragons.
It was always a wonder what flowers you had caused to bloom, sure you had had bruises and scrapes, but what about the injuries you couldn’t see? Did cranberry zinna’s burst from their chest when you felt so stressed you thought you might explode? Did sunset shaded marigolds cascade down their cheeks when you couldn’t help but cry into your pillow? Whenever a new flower began to blossom on your body you saw it as a gift, but did they?
When you were younger you would keep your eyes glued to the pavement, like a makeshift Sherlock wandering for clues in hopes that one day you would find them. Oh, if you knew how right you would become.
It was the type of warm outside where nothing seemed to feel right unless you had an ice cream cone in your hand. It was the type of warm outside where the ants had finally begun to leave from wherever they go in the winter and began to make anthills that never failed to amaze you. It was the type of warm where the only thing you could feel was sunshine as it etched itself into your bones making everything feel brighter. It was that type of warm because you had found him.
His knees were tattooed with bruises that never seemed to go away before new ones formed. His palms had small patches of scrapes from catching himself over and over again. Within that moment you didn’t seem to be so afraid. You had planned out words for what you would say to him when you met him, written novels in your head of what it would be like. But you would have never guessed that everything seemed to fall from your lips so naturally.
You saw a boy with skin that had been so lovingly kissed by the sun and with legs that were covered in a rainbow of bandaids. You had saw a boy who was so beautiful you lost your breath trip over a rock in the road and laugh so carelessly about it. But you hadn’t expected to run over to him so naturally. “Here, I got you these.” You smiled holding up two long sets of purple and pink shoelaces.
And you watched his eyes light up so bright to show shades the flowers on your skin had never created as he saw that your legs matched his own.