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Girl doing yoga on beach with the caption Creating More Stability In Your Life, April's 4 vibrationMarch’s playful, lighter, 3 vibration  energy was nudging you to reconnect to and nurture your inner child.

Did you allow yourself fun and playtime in March? Did you experience more authentic self-expression? Did you tap into your creative essence more deeply or regularly?

I hope so!

Because now it's time to switch gears and get down to business!

Even though we still have a Cosmic Slowdown in effect, thanks to Mercury Retrograde. Even though Mercury will go direct on the 14th or 15th of April (depending on your time zone), the post-retrograde shadow continues to play with us for the rest of the month. Oh joy!

April's 4 vibration will not be pleased with that fact!

Reality Check: Time to Stabilize, Ground and Center Yourself

April is a 4 vibration month. And the energy this month really is more of a reality check.

That’s because the 4 is one of the no-nonsense numbers.

Play? Seriously?

No, let’s get down to work instead.

So much more productive, don’t-cha think?

That work-hard 4-Energy wants things running like a well-oiled machine.

Be aware of this so you don’t over work yourself this month.

You might actually have to schedule in some R&R and enjoyment.

The 4 vibration is practical and security-driven.

It asks you to take a good hard look at your life, your work, and your relationships from the standpoint of stability and sustainability.

Are you building on shaky ground?

Do you have a solid foundation?

Do you know what you want, where you are and where you are going?

Do you even have a plan?

The 4 vibration is also associated with Focus, Concentration, Precision, Details, Practicality, Organization, Process, Stability, Security, Responsibility, Loyalty, and Dedicated Effort.


Since we are still dealing with the Mercury Retrograde influence this month, I wouldn’t launch anything brand new. You might be missing some key piece or overlook an important detail.

Instead, spend time evaluating where you need to create more stability in your life.

  • Consider what you need to feel more secure

  • Explore what you might need to do to feel like you are standing or building on solid ground

  • What systems can you put in place to support you?

  • How can you get better organized?

  • Are your finances in order, are you tracking them, do you know where you stand?

  • What relationships might need attention?

  • Are you being practical in what you are doing or wanting to do?

  • What plans would you like to put in place?

  • Are these plans actually sustainable long term?

  • Are you paying attention to details?

  • Are you able to concentrate and focus on the things that are important to you?

  • Are you grounded?


The 4 vibration of April insists that it’s time to really focus your efforts on what you wish to accomplish.

Then lay the appropriate solid foundations, pay attention to the details, and be consistent.

Slow and steady wins the race.

One foot in front of the other, no big leaps this month or you might miss an important step.


What else is on the table for April?

This is a great month for

  • Financial planning

  • Getting organized

  • Clearing away clutter – physical, mental and digital

  • Streamlining or creating systems and processes for your personal life, your work and your business.


Patience, patience, patience. And more patience!

You might have to stretch your patience muscles this month.

Why, you ask…

Well, a couple of things...


1) The Mercury Retrograde Effect

This continues to tinker with the flow of communications and schedules and technology snafus and other fun things.

Mercury Retrograde began on March 22 and will “end” April 15.

“end” is in quotes because the few days before and after the transition are usually the strongest.

And then… Mercury Post-Retro Shadow kicks in from April 16 – 30.  

Basically the entire month is operating under the influence!

Factor this in!


2) Both the 2 vibration of 2018 and the 4 vibration of April have impatience as shadow elements.


Practice patience, indeed!

Give yourself extra time to get things done. If you think it will take 1 hour, schedule 3 hours!

Give yourself extra time to get anywhere as well. If you are traveling, or going to meetings, this will be important.

Mindfulness and deep centering breathing will be invaluable to you, especially this month. Use them often!


Other Shadow areas of the 4 vibration

Perfectionism, and being critical and judgmental… especially if others don’t seem to be working as hard or pulling their weight.

Just be aware of why you might get triggered, and seek win-win compromises or solutions.

And seriously, adopt the philosophy that done is better than perfect.


Bottom Line for April


You may find yourself more focused on your sense of security this month, both personally and professionally.

Your finances may play a big part in this.

And because of the 2 vibration of 2018, your relationships will also play a part in how secure and stable you feel.


What steps do you need to take to create a more stable foundation in your life?

You don’t have to do them all at once yet it would be helpful to at least know what they are and put a plan in place to address them!

Evaluate your sense of security and stability from a practical perspective instead of an emotional one.

Remain un-attached to how you think it should be or the outcome you think you need.  

Knowing where you are and where the gaps are can help you build a solid foundation for your future.

You can make better decisions and choices from there.

If you find yourself getting triggered, find ways to reground and center yourself before spinning out!

The 4-7-8 breathing technique is very helpful here. Inhale in for the count of 4, hold for the count of 7, and exhale for the count of 8.


Create a more stable, and supportive foundation for your life!  And schedule in some play time too!

Remember to breathe!

Cheering you on with love and appreciation,


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If you'd like to know your personal numerology forecast for 2018 or if you'd like some support with whatever stressors you are dealing with, I'd love to work with you if we're a fit. You can contact me here  


PPS. Note: Parts of this blog post appeared on my monthly numerology post on Sunny Dawn Johnston's website.

Posted by Karen Winkelman on Monday, April 2, 2018 12:00 AM
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