Isidore Tarot (self-published, year unclear). It is based on the artwork of J.J. Grandville, as was the Fantastic Menagerie Tarot (Baba Studios, 2006). Still, this deck very much has its own voice, and is quite distinct and delightful.
Situation - Ace of Coins
A hand emerges from a mustard-colour cloud, holding a black circle with a hole in it. Up close, there is delicate etching on the coin. A new beginning, a coin to spend or invest as we choose. Will it be spent on a gym membership, a cake, or invested in a fund or a personal project?
Don't - Queen of Cups
A yellow-bonnetted figure on a Victorian armchair looks deeply into a very large and ornate cup. Looking closely, she also has a fishtail. Hardly your traditional
bathing beauty mermaid, though :D Still, a person who can flow with the
emotions around her, and one who is not afraid to look deeply into her
own feelings. However, this is what we should avoid this week.
Do - King of Cups
An austere man with a strong nose holds a cup high. That, at least, is
the first impression. Looking closer, though, his face appears to be a
mask, and a mertail rises behind him. So, a figure who hides his
emotions from others behind a mask, and keeps his own feelings at arm's
Hmm, seems like a new start is called for, but one where I shouldn't focus directly on my emotions, though they may be very present. It makes me think of tapping (EFT), where you work through emotions without actually going into the feelings. I've tried tapping to change my eating patterns in the past, maybe I should focus on that again this week...