Cards: 2 of Coins

Compromise. The page of coins might not allude to this word as he holds his coin aloft, unaware or not really caring about the big coin on the ground next to him, but as he is young and full of ideas of gaining, this young page will soon have to learn about the give and take. The compromises that spring up in the pursuit of any endeavor.

Tarot de Marseille Jean Dodal
Tarot de Marseille Jean Dodal reproduced by Jean-Claude Flornoy, France 2009.

Here we are with two coins, both laced with an elaborate ribbon that has flowers at each end. In the journey of attainment, seeking profit, and refining knowledge the young page has reached a threshold of sorts. Agreements must be struck, and bargains must be made. With the two of coins the concept of the contract can be seen. Here the two spinning coins are intertwined with the ribbon, limited and equal. Each is aware of the other, each acquiesces to the other. Here there is compromise. There is no going forward without an agreement.

It is my experience that plans rarely go according to plan (excuse the redundancy). This is the lesson that the anxious page will learn. One has an idea, the benefits are clear, and the trajectory is mapped, now the two coins sign the contract and seal the compromise. What will be given in order to take, so that one can proceed with the project? Clearly, this requires mental clarity and involvement, denoting the qualities of the suit of coins, which are those of learning, investing, formulating, using cunning prowess in order to reach the goal with financial benefits in hand. I hold my coin in one hand, how can I invest this coin so as to gain two? In a roundabout way, this reminds me of the parable of the talents found in Matthew 25:14-30, about the three men that were entrusted each with talents according to their skill. Two of the men invested the talents and doubled their gains, and one buried the talent in the earth. He sure did miss an opportunity.

Tarot de Marseille Jean Dodal
Tarot de Marseille Jean Dodal reproduced by Jean-Claude Flornoy, France 2009.

Therefore, with these two coins here and the potential for more lying just beyond, what compromises will be made? What deals will be struck? What boons will be reaped?

I hope these two cogs get minds turning and set blessings in motion.


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