The juggling Mad Hatter in the 10 Coins from the exquisite Baba Studio's Alice Tarot deck aptly expresses in a unique way the meaning of this card. The Mad Hatter's playful exuberance on a beautiful day as he juggles his many tea cakes by a table overflowing with alluring delicacies, shows someone comfortably happy, materially fulfilled, open to the moment and overflowing with joy. The large manor house in the background further underscores the material comfort, even opulence this card may indicate. The sun is shining, the grass is a glowing healthy spring-green, the sky is blue with only a few puffy (non-rain) clouds floating by. The Mad Hatter's juggling ability also indicates balance and harmony in his life, where everything is working as it should, in its place and there's nothing more to do than enjoy.
The 10 of Coins is also a reminder that there's more to life than only the material. The very fact that the environment is glowing with lushness and illuminated with clear light shows us that riches are to be found everywhere and in everything. A mere table laden with cakes and tea becomes a crazy riot of color and abundance, eliciting joy at the very sight; There are flowers blooming from a teapot, glowing hearts and fruit on a bright yellow cake, hearts on the teacakes themselves. The beauty of the day itself, the profusion of colors and shapes act as heart-openers in themselves, bringing smiling appreciation and joy to the beholder. These are the "signs and wonders" of the world, the beauty and hence joy that's always there around us, and all it takes is the seeing and acknowledgement of the riches that fill our lives every day. This world is abundant with the pleasures of beauty and so we are all wealthy beyond our imaginations. When the 10 of Coins appears, it's an invitation to enjoy and a reminder of this truth. Like the Mad Hatter on the country estate, we've really got all we need and then some!
I am an intuitive counselor and visionary artist who has studied and worked with Tarot for over 20 years. I am an avid collector of tarot art, as well as a creator. I am the creator of four oracle decks. I also have an extensive collection of tarot art images on Pinterest.com which you can enjoy.