Wednesday, 13 June 2012
The Gift of Time and Balance
I woke at 6.30 this morning and pulled this card in bed with my tea and yogurt. Even though I was being picked up an hour later, I couldn't miss doing my draw. I was saying as much to Kate on the phone this evening, since I think that a daily one-card pull is a great way for her to become acquainted and attuned to her Radiant deck. I have suggested that she spend five minutes with a daily card, writing a few brief notes in a book, so that we can discuss them at Tarot Talk. I think that personalising and living the tarot would really aid her learning.
Even though rain was predicted, it was beautifully hot and sunny today. In the car to school, I was a little worried. I felt tired and fatigued and started to become anxious about how I was going to make it through the day. However, once we got into lessons and started working with the kids, being occupied actually energised me and I started to feel better. In my sessions, I facilitated group projects, where reception age children made large wall art based on friendship. Nova lead classes on stone painting and mobiles. For the afternoon, we both ran the same lesson in different classes of thirty kids, helping them to make cubes out of card. Each cube made a piece of a larger puzzle, which we will put together tomorrow as a wall with a completed design on one side. The children got a lot out of it, and even though I felt tired at the end of the day, it was a good tired.
For today, I have drawn the Six of Earth. The image shows some scales, with a faery moving golden nuggets between either side to strike a balance. I promised my friends some time ago that I would help them out with their new business and that was what today was all about. I gifted them my time. It was good for me too, to push myself a little more like my therapist wants me to. I feel good for knowing that it was achievable. I wouldn't have thought it beforehand, since I have had some bad M.E. days of late, where I have crashed by 2pm and needed to sleep.
The Six of Earth is about balance. One of the things I do with my therapist is work out and plan my time. On looking at this card this morning, I realised how important the balance between being active and non-active is. My working relationship with Nova is very balanced as we step in to help one another and split everything down the middle. But as well as that, the card describes how I need to find a balance between doing thing and resting. I took my breaks throughout the day, and now I am home, I intend to rest the evening away so that I am refreshed for another day of it in the morning.
Illustration from Doreen Virtue's Angel Tarot Cards by Steve A. Roberts