Okay, so today i pulled my COTD from the gorgeous Tarot of the Sevenfold Mystery deck by Bob Place and drew the matching card from Caitlin & John Matthews’ Steampunk Tarot. My card was the Lady of Coins (or Messenger of Leviathans). Quite honestly, looking at these cards left me a bit stumped. It’s not that I couldn’t come up with some meaning for them, it was simply that none of them felt right. So as I was standing the feeling puzzled, I decided to try something I used at a past Readers Studio – I drew the matching card from the Transparent Tarot and laid it over my card of the day.
It’s an interesting tool. The simplicity of the images in the Transparent Tarot allows the card to focus your attention to one specific area. For example on the Lady of Coins you can see the small figure of the Princess of Pentacles from the Transparent Tarot is right over the coin itself.
For me, this suggests that perhaps this lady is bringing me a message about focusing on issues of prosperity or physical matters. In fact the more I looked at her, the more I was convinced that the simple line drawing was offering an apple to the Lady. This made me thing of health issues and I ended up realizing that perhaps this Lady of Coins was reminding me that I haven’t been paying the attention I should to my general health and well-being.
When I used this same technique on the Messenger of Leviathans, it appears that the Transparent Princess of Pentacles is hovering over the chopsticks and the scroll they hold. In this instance I get the sense that she is offering me a secret formula to success in this area. Her message is that I can find the answers to address my health concerns as long as I know where to look.
In reality, I might have come to these realizations without using the Transparent Tarot. However one of my new goals is to play with my Tarot decks in new ways and to find new techniques to add some life to my card of the days draws. I think this fits the bill on both counts.