III OF COINS
There’s that lovely Moon again, looking very peaceful and enjoying the beauty of the light. The “ingenue” in the 3 of Coins is being mentored by a golden frog. I think of this 3 as the master card and the 8 of coins as the apprentice card. In this deck the girl in the 3 is an apprentice which is a bit strange.
Focus on study and learning. I think it might be an ageing thing, but when I learn new techniques or try things out these days, it is also tinged with anxiety. Where before I would leap in with confidence, now it seems like too much. My abilities have not diminished but my confidence has taken a knock.
Therefore I feel like the girl in the picture, hesitant. I see the tracery behind her, which has to be carved and has tricky bits, but the way to do it is to plod away, chip away, chisel, refine, modify as you go.
Similarly, The Moon says not to play into your darkest fears and fantasies. We often do fantasize about the worst thing, instead of getting on, taking our time, learning gradually. Forget the inner doubt and negative shackles of the mind.