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?
Allura also works as a librarian (she and Shiro work together- naturally everyone ships them but them)
Coran is the events planner- he always comes up with the best summer programs and holiday themes (you just know he celebrates every holiday including the national days- national arbour day, national grilled cheese day- you name it, he’s got plans for it)
Lance works in the children’s department with Hunk- they are the dynamic duo and kids adore them!
Pidge is IT- the library is notorious for bad computers- half the time she just kicks the console and it works again- she always swears she’s quitting but she’s too much part of the family for anyone to take her seriously
Keith is the new shelver- just hired- eager to learn but relentlessly pranked by Lance- the squirrel thing was actually, at first, a part of an elaborate prank involving peanuts and Keith’s backpack and the drop off shoot, but it went just a little out of hand and now Keith lives in constant fear of his lunch being eaten by that squirrel
Gay people used to have their own bookstores and cafes but what happened was capitalism. Do you go to a local coffeeshop or do you get Starbucks? Do you buy your books from Amazon or Barnes&Noble instead of looking for a small business? This is why all those places disappeared. Most LGBT centers have gay choirs, though, they're just not skewed young to the queer community.
GOOD POINT ANON! There are few Gay Bookstores left, A LOT have gone out of business in the last few years. They all sell books, movies, gay flags, etc. and almost all of them are now combined with something else to survive: bookstore + coffee shop, bookstore + sex shop, bookstore + art shop, gay books + feminist/women’s books. Almost of all them have free dating nights, parties, book readings, book signings and other events where you can meet lesbian and gay people. Follow them on FB, IG and Twitter to keep up with their events. If you can’t actually go to any of these stores, please support them by ordering something from them online. We need to keep our places open!
Okay I have officially had it with Nicole Arbour. Matthew Santoro made a video on his abusive relationship with a person. He talks about how he was mentaly and phisically abused, he also did not mention the name of the woman he was with once.
After his video was released Nicole Arbour (who is now confirmed to be the one who Matthew said hit him) made a video on her side of the story, which in my opinion, is full of sh*t.
THEN she had the nerve to post a video challenging Matthew Santoro to a lie-detector test. It obvious that she is using this mans pain to gain views and its sick!
Someone start a petition to ban her from YouTube please?!
I actually loved the Nicole Arbour video. She made some valid points. Hate me all you want but I’m glad someone finally said it. If you’re offended by what she said either get over it or get on a treadmill. Quit blogging about how evil and bitchy she is because she said something you don’t agree with. Does her opinion directly impact your life in any way? No. So take a look in the mirror because if you’re that offended by a YouTube video then maybe you aren’t as satisfied with your life as you thought you were.
A lot of people had something to say about comedian Nicole Arbour’s controversial fat-shaming YouTube video; from plus-sized model Tess Holliday to YouTube star Grace Helbig, the Internet was ablaze with backlash. Arbour’s account was even initially suspended by YouTube (it has since been restored). Now, Chrissy Teigen is weighing in, too — and she completely nailed it with her response.
I have no problem if another individual eats meat. I have a problem when someone is fat shaming and critiquing another individuals health saying “Stop eating.” When they eat the same bad foods. I have a problem with hypocrites.