A left hand reaches upward from clouds that are at the bottom of the card holding a large gold coin decorated with a five-petalled flower. There are letters along the outside of the flower - I'm not sure I can read them all... they look like A, T, E, R, E (eater? terea? hmm...). There is a pale grey ribbon loosely wrapped around the arm, labeled "Terra" and what looks like a zero with a slash in the middle of it. Sheaves of wheat are also wrapped in the ribbon, and coins are raining down from the sky.
The sky itself is centered by the elemental symbol for Earth, in a calm blue shade and blue rays are coming out of it, covering the entire backgrop of the card.
The Ace of Coins as an earthy, material gift being presented is clear here, though the clouds and the blueness of the background make me think that this is earthy opportunity that needs to be thoughtfully applied.
There've been a couple Ace of Coins experiences today - my daughter, whose car got hit the other day while it was in a parking lot, recieved a check for its repair today from the other person's insurance company.. they were only out yesterday morning to inspect the damage, so this was an incredibly swift resolution. The company also provided a rental while the car is being repaired, and throughout have been swift, polite and thorough. Because her boyfriend works on cars and the repair is only requiring a replaced bumper and headlamp, she should have a decent amount of money left over from the check.
The other Ace of Coins experience shows a bit of the less favorable side of Ace energy and how it works for the positive even when it isn't experienced entirely positively. When I went out last week to see the doctor and get my meds, I was put back on methotrexate, which is taken once a week. And I've been on it long enough to know for sure it has a positive impact on reducing flaring - but I'd forgotten until I took it this morning how harsh it was and how long it took me to get used to it. It's recommended you take it on a day when you've got nothing important going on, because you *will* feel like crap all day.
And I am.. my little pills that look like this coin... these little things that are vital to my health, come with a price. To take this opportunity, I'm going to need to expect to not feel well once a week, and hope it doesn't take me so long this time to get used to it.
I'm ok with that and it's good to remember that opportunity doesn't come without cost, whether it's an upset stomach or banged up car. The universe does have gifts to offer, but it's rare that they come with no strings attached.