Otium Lifestyle 06 April 2022

April Snoozescopes with Angie Banicki

Snooze Scopes Horoscope

Spring is ascending, just in time for this month’s Snoozescopes. Peer into the planets with Hollywood’s famed astrologist, Angie Banicki as she guides us through the month ahead. Find out what kind of cosmic enlightenment is waiting around the corner (or under the sheets).


ARIES (Mar 21 - Apr 19)

Influenced by 4 OF CUPS

“Look around you and look inside you. How many people do you think are settling? I will tell you: A LOT. People are settling every day into “okay” relationships and “okay” jobs and an “okay” life. And do you know why?  Because okay is comfortable.  Okay pays the bills and gives a warm bed at night and allows one to go out with coworkers on a Friday evening to enjoy happy hour.  But do you know what okay is not? Okay isn’t thrilling, it isn’t passion, it isn’t the reason you get up every day’ it isn’t life-changing or unforgettable. Okay is not the reason you go to bed late and wake up early.  Okay is not the reason you risk absolutely everything you’ve got just for the smallest chance that something absolutely amazing could happen.” – Lauren Goodger

Enough hiding, Aries. It’s time to open yourself to what’s out there for you. Don’t worry you aren’t supposed to see it all yet, you just have to show you are open to it this month. You may find quite the unexpected ally coming for you or just the craziest of synchronicities. Welcome it all. Trust your soul in your for what you need in terms of emotional clearing and preparing for what’s coming. You are a natural born herbalist, gardener, alchemist. So make your own concoctions, teas, and exercises. Do it all.

Sleep potion: Elderberry is your best medicine this month.  Listen to Elton and keep immunity and best sleep with it!

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TAURUS (Apr 20 - May 20)

Influenced by THE SUN

“So many gods, so many creeds, so many paths that wind and wind, while just the art of being kind is all the sad world needs.” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Taurus, we need your light this month. And you may not feel it reflected in every moment but we need it. And I have an inkling you’ll know where you are really needed. And you are ready to step into that light. There’s something happening for you this month, that may not feel easy but it will be the thing that makes us all SEE YOU (despite any struggle). So let your weird wonderful bright self shine like the sun! Your manifesting power is off the charts, so remember that also as you accept the power to shine and succeed at what you call in. This is the month of “yes”.  Even when you want to hide away in a not now. Say yes, and watch for the magic.

Sleep potion: Honey. So simple and easy to incorporate into a lot. And who doesn’t love honey?  Did you know honey has antidepressant and anti-anxiety benefits? Yup so try some with your tea every night!

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GEMINI (May 21- June 20)

Influenced by SEVEN OF SWORDS

“In life you can never be too kind or too fair; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with.”  – Brian Tracy

The best piece of advice for you this month, Gemini, is to expect nothing and be open to everything. Can you just be okay to be sitting in limbo this month? This limbo is part of your journey to more intimacy. There is a vulnerability to your limbo. And limbo doesn’t mean shutdown. No, quite the opposite. Open your vulnerable soul more than ever but without any pretense. Be vulnerable without knowing what that is bringing toward you. You just remain open and raw.  Commit to the spiritual path knowing this is the progress. And any difficulty is actually the healing occurring.

Sleep potion: Eucalyptus. Eucalyptus heals pain.  Eucalyptus helps with breathing.  Let eucalyptus be your medicine. Put it in the air, put it on your body when you need help decongesting.

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CANCER (June 21 - July 22)


“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” – Omar Khayyam

Sheesh, Cancer. What a rebirth you are about to experience. And I think you’ve been feeling what I’m picking up on.  Well now is the time to listen IN more than ever and patiently await for the guided steps on how you will act. You have some crazy choices. And you don’t have to worry about choosing wrong, it’s more about choosing. Choosing to step forward. Choosing to accept. Choosing to move into the next phase. Knowing that you are ready for those changes .  You are on the bridge and may feel almost like you are sleepwalking. Each step you are closer to this new reality. And trust that whatever needs to get closed up behind you is wrapping itself up. Trust that by choosing the way forward, the rest will fall where it needs to just for you.

Sleep potion: Myrrh oil is your friend this month.  Myrrh in meditation.  Myrrh healing with its antioxidant properties.  There are some studies that show it can aid in skincare and help protect from the sun so add to your sunscreen!

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LEO (July 23 - Aug 22)

Influenced by 3 OF CUPS

“Time decides who you meet in life, your heart decides who you want in your life, and your behavior decides who stays in your life.” – Ziad K. Abdelnour

Leo, April is your month to celebrate love. Spending time in celebration is the key. Weddings, showers, birthdays. This is the month to say yes to moments to connect and feel lifted by those that connect you to the feelings of love.  And in the moments you are feeling disconnected from those feelings, well guess what that’s okay too. They will ebb and flow this month. But show up with full heart when they show up for you. And trust in the moments of disconnect that you are just needing time to reconnect within. These may feel extreme this month, but it feels important you trust that process. For it is part of the work for you.

Sleep potion: Silver Fir is the essential oil for you this month.  Silver fir comes from the Abies Alba evergreen. Its scent can be helpful for fatigue and depressed spirits. Put it in the shower or your bath and let it take you away.

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VIRGO (Aug 23 - Sep 22)

Influenced by KNIGHT OF WANDS

“Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present.” – Albert Camus

Your soul is craving more, bursting to expand, and seeking how to direct all this energy. Virgo, seek by listening and learning now. This is your expansion. Soak up the books. Seek out knowledge – perhaps even in travel if you can.  Just let yourself be taken by the seeking. You are an explorer this month. Everything is an investigation. Look more.  Dig deeper. Even if you know not what you are seeking or why, keep seeking. Whatever you are frustrated by at this time, whatever it is that seems to be the weighing problem now, trust that it is being healed. Without you needing to figure it out. Just imagine how it feels best to be on the other side of the issue and then go back to your exploration. And seriously, even if you cannot get on a plane, go for some day trips. Or weekend trips. It’s just about the newness and wonder that travel opens.

Sleep potion: Neroli Oil is your essence. Put the scent in your suitcase. Sprinkle on pillowcases. Let it soothe your soul.

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LIBRA (Sept 23 - Oct 22)

Influenced by STRENGTH

“Life is not a dress rehearsal. Everyday, you should have at least one exquisite moment.”  – Sally Karioth

How are you taking extra special care of yourself this month, Libra? And that’s not meant to control or fear others.  But perhaps to just keep choosing yourself? In some moments, this might mean saying clearly what you need from another. In other moments, it might mean being compassionate as you take space just for you when the energy feels overwhelming around you. Listen not to your fears but to the wisdom of friends and soul family, who can keep you in your heart when life feels like a lot or you feel caught up in the madness around you. This is the month to also take care of your health as stress could take its toll. So notice when you need to rest and reset. And do just that, no question.

Sleep potion: Rose water is your superpower this month. Put rose in the bath. Spray Rose water on your face for a refresh. Buy yourself roses to remind you of your beautiful heart.

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SCORPIO (Oct 23 - Nov 21)

Influenced by THE TOWER

“Surround yourself with the dreams and the doers, the believers and thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself.” – Edmund Lee

Powerful revelations are coming for you, Scorpio. Whether you are ready for them or not. It’s time. It’s time for you to let yourself be seen. No more hiding – as safe as it feels in there. Use this month to fall in love with yourself again.  No shame. No doubt. Just all love. Every time you want to judge yourself, remember the parts you love. You are finally seeing more of those parts and if you're lucky, loving the parts you judged before. Without even trying. The other part of loving yourself is taking the rest. Naps are your friends. Cuddles with your kids or animals are the big scores.

Sleep potion: Orange Blossom. Orange oil gives you the glow.  It’s incredible for the skin and hair.  It also reduces cortisol levels. Put it in your bath at night!

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 - Dec 19)

Influenced by 3 OF SWORDS

“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” – Buddha

Time to get out of your own way, Sag. No more head games. And don’t go back in your mind upset with the past, we are forgiving ALL that.  It’s time to move forward and allow the spirit to show you the magic of the divine feminine. If you do yoga, this is your month to go deeper in practice. If you don't do yoga, this might be the month to try it. Or at least get yourself out in nature and do a stretch or two. Listen in to what your soul is telling you in yoga, in meditation and in those moments you aren’t over thinking. That part of you – the obedient child, the one who always knows the right thing to say for everyone else – well that one can be put aside and you get to listen just for you. (Don’t worry, we will all still see that beautiful optimist you represent for us!) This is your energetic awakening. And all that is happening, you can take it for you this month.

Sleep potion: Lavender for you. Go pick your own if you can. Throw it in the bath. Keep it in the kitchen, in your bedroom. Let it soothe you everywhere.

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CAPRICORN (Dec 20 - Jan 19)

Influenced by PAGE OF SWORDS

“An invisible thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but it will never break.” – Ancient Chinese Belief

Disengage from the struggle, Capricorn. Expect the delays. Allow the changes to plans. Learn to appreciate them. What is the rush? You have some gifts coming for you. Stop being so damn hard on yourself, Capricorn, and learn to look for the magic. Open your door in the morning expecting a surprise present. Answer the call expecting the offer.  See how these slight mind shifts will assist you to be at peace so you can glide through the delays and changes and then not be as surprised by the gifts!

Sleep potion: Peppermint. Peppermint is what the witchy woman calls for this April. Drink the tea for your digestion. Let it clear your headaches.

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AQUARIUS (Jan 20 - Feb 18)


“Go forward in life with a twinkle in your eye and a smile on your face, but with great purpose in heart.” – Gordon B. Hinckley

Stillness. Complete stillness. Can you practice some stillness this month, Aquarius? You’ve been doing, doing, and now you can take some time for yourself. Take it. Where can you find moments to be in stillness? Take a break from the hustle. Take a break from the kids. Take a break from the routine. It seems there’s an event, trip or magical invite coming this way this month. Say yes. Go. Get glamorous. Let yourself receive what you know you deserve. It’s time. You’re going from stillness to glamorous in an instant. And maybe back to stillness. Just let yourself be called.

Sleep potion: Egyptian musk oil is your relief. In aromatherapy the scent acts as an aphrodisiac. It also can bring about feelings of calmness and security.

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PISCES (Feb 19 - Mar 20)

Influenced by 10 OF SWORDS

“There’s no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this.” – Anon

It’s time to stand out, Pisces. It’s time to let go of worrying about who is going to judge, be jealous or try to hurt you.  You are larger than any of those doubts. You know your gift in shining a light for others and sometimes even slyly helping them by example. Keep that up. Go listen to THE MOB. The number seven is your lucky number this month.  Watch for it to help guide you or give you the sign where to go! Seven is a highly spiritual number that can represent wisdom, charisma, ambition, and huge growth. Seven is the Chariot in the tarot. Climb aboard and get ready to go faster, higher, and with more connection than you’ve known.

Sleep potion: Lemon Lime. Lime is perky. It’s lively.  It can improve your mood. Put on lime oil in the morning. Drink lemon water at night.

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