I like your card descriptions Steve, they sound almost poetic!
OK, I couldn't believe you said it took a few looks before you noticed her hands weren't visible. This was one of only a few cards which really made me stop and think on my first look through the cards, ..I was immediately struck, (disturbed!) by the absence of her hands. Also, around the same time as getting my deck, I accidentally knocked the hand off my "Divine Mercy" statue as I was letting down the window blinds, (I feel sure there is some significance to that!). Then, about a week later, I decided to organise my bookshelves, (thus was looking through books I hadn't picked up in a long time) ...when by sheer synchronicity
I came across a story of "The handless maiden" (one of the stages of the story being 'dismemberment') ..I haven't actually sat down to read the whole story yet, but gathered enough to know she does regenerate her hands, (remembering?!).
"In the sleep of forgetting, our very dreams serve to awaken our memories"
A reminder that the inner and outer landscapes (psyche/experience) are merely different aspects of the same reality.
Self is one in all ..and all in one ..there isn't any other.
The contents (memories) of the subconscious flowing ceaselessly into the sea of consciousness. (in actively repressing memories, we disrupt the flow between the two, and thus deprive ourSelf of the refreshment of a cycle of necessary growth or healing, risking the waters of the soul becoming stagnant).
***"Unchained Melody" is playing in my head now!"***