Week of the last quarter moon in Gemini
“The last quarter moon phase symbolizes the power of an acute awareness of ideals and high standards and implementation of these standards into daily life. Disappointment can occur if these standards are not met.”
￼2 of Coins
Planetary ruler Mercury
The image for the 2 of Coins is mystical view of what the sun's path looks like when viewed from the same spot at the same time of day for one year’s time. This image, called an analemma can be captured with the help of time-lapse photography. Interestingly enough the crossing over point that forms the top loop shape of the figure eight occurs around August 30th every year. On the analemma in the 2 of Coins card floats an image of the ancient Egyptian god Ra in his sun boat, symbolizing the sun’s journey. My analemma appears in the skies above Stonehenge symbolizing the ancient Egyptian belief that Ra ruled over Egypt and also all foreign lands. The image of Stonehenge also acknowledges the wisdom of the ancient Neolithic people who created stone circles aligned with celestial/terrestrial events like the equinoxes, solstices and full moons. These remarkable architectural feats enabled the ancients to predict events like solar and lunar eclipses as well as the more obvious uses like determining when to plant and when to harvest crops.
The 2 of Coins represents the blending of the two worlds, the world of the physical and the world of the spiritual. This card represents the ability to understand the physical and spiritual worlds and the ability to live in both worlds simultaneously. Once you become one with the two worlds you can never go back and live as if there is just one world. The two worlds coexist much like the to lobes of the analemma. Our contact with the spiritual realm is only as clear as our ability to understand how the other world communicates with us. Our cultural fears of ‘evil’ and the pressure of a prevailing cultural bias that a world just as real as the physical world does not exist only limit us.
Traditional tarot meaning: the juggler
In a Reading: You feel as though you have done this before or maybe you just dreamed it. This card represents the ability to live in two worlds at once… the spiritual and the physical.
Right now I am working on a NEW activity book for MAAT Tarot. Here is a sample of what the pages will be like. Your Feedback would be appreciated your likes, dislikes and additional ideas will help make this pending publication the best it can be.
1.My spontaneous thoughts and ideas about this card are:
￼2. Color the 2 of Coins card image (see attachment) use the colors found in the original deck.
Or use your own color choices.
3.My usual definition for 2 of Coins card is:
4. How does the MAAT Tarot 2 of Coins card meaning compare to your other tarot decks?
5. Write down your thoughts about this card
How do I feel about this card?
What do I like about this card?
What do I dislike about this card?
This card reminds me of...
6. What did I learn from this card?
MORE Tarot Journaling exercises
These exercises should be done in your tarot journal, notebook or on a separate piece of paper.
1.Write a short story about this card.
2. Meditate or use shamanic techniques to journey to the image of this card and record the insights you receive.
3. The key phrase for Gemini is " I think" how do you think the 2 of Coins exemplifies this idea?
4 How do you think the energy of the waning moon expresses itself in this card?
5.How would you interpret MAAT Tarot's version of the 2 of Coins if it came up for?
MAAT Tarot’s 2 of Coins card is the last card in the general view of its Wheel of the Year system. This year the card falls near the beginning of this cycle encouraging us to finish what we have started before the circle begins again.
Have a great week.