Just like last month for March I consulted my oracle card deck to see which spirit animal is stepping forward to support the energies for April. Here is what I found. But before we get into the details of the message here are a few fun facts about April.
By April spring has finally sprung and if we are lucky, the weather will reflect that. April gets his name from the Latin word aperio which means to open (bud), to grow now. We have April fools day, Easter, Ramadan, Earth day, a sweet potato day, as well as an international pillow fight day (6th), a blah blah blah day (17th) and a go fly a kite day on the 21st to name a few. There are more, but these are the ones that stood out, and perhaps you’ll join me in a little wild abandoned fun and pillow fight coming up. But on with our message…
For the month of April Armadillo Spirit will guide us and is urging us to set healthy boundaries.
Learning to set healthy boundaries is a gift of armadillo spirit. You are entering a phase were in order for you to be in alignment with your intentions and to co-create your best life, you may have to be discerning and say no to many things that may have been OK for you in the past. This also means that you need to learn where you end and were others begin, what is yours to own and what is not.￼
Know your limits and understand that it’s an empowering choice to say no to what doesn’t feel right. Armadillo spirit is here to tell you it’s time to be honest with yourself about what you really want. Be clear on what you are agreeing to, declare what your needs are, and say no as a full sentence; these are acts of respect and kindness to others as well as to yourself. Trust your body’s signals, and you will know what to do. Armadillo spirit guides you in making good decisions that are grounded in a strong sense of what belongs to you and what does not.￼
Protection message: This is a tricky time, as you might find yourself enmeshed with others, overly concerned with how they will take it if you say no or express how you really feel. Do you feel anxious saying no to someone, so you capitulate, even knowing the outcome will not be in your best interest? Do you feel like it’s your job to stop someone from facing the challenges? Instead, you might take on the responsibilities, rescuing them instead of giving them the freedom to learn their lessons￼￼ their way. Perhaps you feel that if they only knew how much you cared, they would change and then all would be well?
Armadillo spirit asks you to be honest with yourself and others, no matter how difficult that may be or how much you may fear of losing someone or something. Face your fear, tell the truth, and set your boundaries. You will be amazed at the miracles that happen when you let Armadillo spirit protect you from taking on too much, becoming a people pleaser, and losing your integrity.
Another message of protection from Armadillo Spirit is to relax – live and let live. If you or someone else is being defensive, you are called to step back and trust in Spirit’s plan.￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼