I feel good this evening.
Because the latter half of my day promised to be busier, I kind of bummed around this morning at home; even returning to bed for a short nap while my parents were out. I have been trying not to do that over the last few weeks, but knowing that I was going out, I wanted to sleep away my tiredness for a bit so that I was prepared. My friend came to pick me up around 3, so I was just about ready when she got here. It has been rainy and we are expecting storms, so I belted up in my long military coat and pinned a jewelled crown to my lapel to add a bit of sparkle. She took me to town and we talked over a coffee. After an hour, Kate turned up too and the three of us chatted before Kate and I went off to our yoga session.
I undertook a yoga course about three years ago at the local Adult Education Centre. Me and my friend Jim went once a week for about three months. Even though we enjoyed it, we didn't think so much of the instructor. I didn't feel as though she was too experienced and quite often, I think she worryingly pushed us to do things past our beginners status, saying 'I think it'll be alright'. Jim and I didn't sign up again after the course had finished. When Kate suggested it, I was a little apprehensive, due to my previous experience.
I had no reason to be dubious about going. The free starter session was run in a yoga centre in town. I could instantly see the difference between the instructor there and the woman who had instructed me before. She was very focused and knew her stuff. Due to it being half term, the group was apparently smaller than usual, which I think was just right for Kate and I. We slipped into the back behind the four other people and got on with the basic poses. I had told the instructor about my M.E. before we started. She suggested I let her know if I was feeling tired, but to be honest, the stretches actually left me feeling more energised than before. Kate felt it too, saying that it had helped her back and posture. We've decided that we will make it again next week and sign up for their course.
After our yoga session, we hit the pub - but not for alcohol. We found a sofa at the back and spent an hour indulging in Tarot Talk.
|Kate ponders cards from Doreen Virtue's Angel Tarot during Tarot Talk|
We worked our way through from The Hanged Man to Death, looking at the cards' symbolism and thinking about different ways they could be read. Kate has been on a one-to-one beginners tarot course, so for her, it helps to take the meanings of the cards and think of ways that they can provide answers to an array of questions. Discussing details, such as the figures on the Rider Waite Death card, was interesting and I enjoy hearing her perspective and reaction to the images. She and I have been friends for over twenty years. I wonder why it took us so long to do this together, because we both really enjoy Tarot Talk. Next week, we are going to look at combinations of cards which we have already gone over on previous weeks.
For today, I have drawn the Six of Fire. I often speak about how this card doesn't come up for me too often. I was hoping that it might represent a job interview, but I haven't heard anything. However, I did get a response to my tax return, telling me that I needn't pay any tax as I didn't break through the earning barrier. As it says on this card's front 'Good news is on it's way'. Yup, I can see that. With little money at the moment, I am relieved that my tax situation is now finalised.
Illustration from Doreen Virtue's Angel Tarot Cards by Steve A. Roberts