A perfect pull from The Stretch Tarot. If you did not get a chance to read last weeks card, please do—as the Five of Swords is the perfect follow up.
In the week ahead, you may learn new tricks, embrace change and be tempted and convinced to switch up old patterns for new—with a better promised outcome if you can stick to it. Change can be uncomfortable, and the Five reminds us to sit ok with the push-pull that change can toss up, in and around the mind. It's like a Mind Game: one in which we dialogue with the past, although we know better.
Also, the Five of Swords perfectly sets off this new moon in Virgo with an affinity for Venus: and promises a cycle of integrity, clarity, perseverance and, yes, change. The key? Keep faith, trust, love and hold responsible to that which you endeavor. Keep yourself well nourished (in all ways). Check in regularly with yourself (YOUR SELF). Keep true.
Crystals: Aventurine, Carnelian, Moonstone, Lavender, Lavender Obsidian
Herbs: Valerian, Rose, Hawthorn
Tarot Alter Cards: Strength, the Hermit, the Chariot