Yesterday was the first day in about nine weeks that I didn't meditate :( However, I got back to it today, which felt good. Still doing half a mala chanting to Dhanvantari, and half a mala chanting to Tara. This time, I tried to visualise their images while I chanted - the ones I now have on my altar.
I also drew some cards for the day. One card fell out while I was shuffling, so I decided to take that as the theme of the reading. Here they are from the Mystical Lenormand (Königsfurt-Urania, 2004).
I read this as saying that to calm my worries and anxiety, I need to listen to the messages of my instincts, particularly regarding health. This is a tough one for me. Years of doing too much exercise and eating really poorly mean that I spent a long time intentionally not paying attention to what my body and my instincts were telling me. So, today I tried to be mindful to those messages. I chose a quite mellow and short workout, and I paid attention to what I was eating. I also tried to be aware of my posture, which is often poor when I'm with my son - I hunch over him in a protective way that isn't helpful for him or me *doh*
This is probably something I need to work on generally, rather than just for today, so I may keep these cards on my altar for a while. Today is a good day to start, with the power of the full moon...