For today I've drawn the Five of Swords from the Goddess tarot. Since we are now in the waning phase of the moon cycle, I've asked what I needed to release during this period. So let’s look at what I've got; The woman in the card is holding three of the five swords; one ready to use in action. The other two have been laid down crossed on a large rock as a symbol of truce. However she is still suspicious and is looking in the distance for possible approaching enemies
This is a card of distrust and feeling uncomfortable and insecure. Often we anticipate quarrels and arguments and in doing so are fulfilling our own expectations. We send out hostile vibes of suspicion and when our expectations are fulfilled, we victoriously shout: I told you so!
This card is also about setting boundaries and protecting yourself by being vigilant and alert.
Somehow I get the feeling it is telling me to let go of my suspicion and fear of possible arguments and conflicts. This might just be what is needed for a more peaceful environment. If I dare to let my guard down and expect good intentions from others; if I dare to be more trustful, this will be beneficial for our well being. We surely will feel more peaceful and loving towards one and other. I know I have to set boundaries but they are not supposed to shut everybody out. I have to find a balance between self-protection and reaching out.
So my affirmation for the coming time will be: Today I will protect my boundaries but I will keep the gate open and let people in.