Let the rain kiss you.
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops.
Let the rain sing you a lullaby.

The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk.
The rain makes running pools in the gutter.
The rain plays a little sleep-song on our roof at night—

And I love the rain.

—Langston Hughes

As I type this Hughes poem, the sun is shining, and the weather is glorious. However, a superstitious part of me thinks that if I use it, the weather gods will laugh and keep it sunny for a long while. After all, this is Vancouver, so it will probably be appropriate soon after this blog is published. Let’s hope I’m wrong and for the next few months we live in glorious sunshine. But, if we wanted that unchanging climate, we would probably not be living in beautiful British Columbia.

To find out what April has in store for you, calculate your
key number by adding the day and month of your birth. Continue adding until you arrive at a single digit. For example, if your birthday is October 14, your personal number is determined as follows: 10 + 14 = 24. Then 2 + 4 = 6, and you have the key number (6) that you will keep for life.

Key number 1
Patience is a virtue. If ever there was a month when it is important to practise the art of being understated, co-operative, and willing to wait for your time in the spotlight, this is it. It may be difficult to stand back and allow events to unfold at a snail’s pace, but, not to belabour the animal kingdom metaphor, if you take on the persona of the foolish hare and sprint forward when you should be tailing the wise tortoise, you will find yourself frantically searching for what may seem to be a disappearing finish line. Keep calm and carry on. Quietly.

Key number 2
Communication and flirtation are the key elements to creating a successful experience in this cycle energy. This does not mean it’s okay to create messy situations with verbal diarrhea. And, under this energy, messy situations are a distinct possibility. So communicate in a friendly and open way, especially in social situations, but remember not to get carried away with the sound of your own voice. If you can find a way to express through artistic avenues, you will feel great satisfaction. Social life should be lively; if it isn’t, do something outside your comfort zone to ramp it up. In career life or financial life, your creative idea-producing and problem-solving abilities may surprise you.

Key number 3
Hi-ho, hi-ho, it’s off to work we go! Yes, this cycle month is all about work, work, work, and being challenged or tested when you least expect it. Only real perfectionists thrive in this cycle energy. So if you tend to be a little bit casual in your approach to detail work, you will probably find several bites in your posterior under this cycle influence. To thrive this month, it is important to cross the
t’s and dot the i’s in every situation. Fly low, be aware and when you think about tax returns, remember George Washington and the cherry tree.

Key number 4