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The Tarot can empower you to create the future you want and transform your life by providing you with insights about yourself and the world around you.

The Ace of Cups suggests a way to live a happier life

Ace of Cups -- Tarot of the MastersThere are many ways to use Tarot cards beyond the well-known process of doing a traditional reading. The following are a couple of ways to create a happier life today using advice from the Ace of Cups.

First, here is an excerpt from the section of my book, The Soul’s Journey, about this card which concludes with a suggested exercise:

According to most religious traditions, one of the primary elements of right living is universal love. … Universal love comes from the realization of our oneness with everything.  It is the purity of heart that sees beyond distinctions between people.  It is of oneness and unity, not divisions and separation.

It is hard for us to rediscover our sense of union when we are living in a culture that exalts an illusory sense of separation, but there are many ways to cultivate unconditional love and to practice this purity of heart.  For example, try the following exercise for one day to see how it feels and how it affects your life.

Every time you encounter someone—whether it’s a loved one, a friend, a casual acquaintance, a stranger, or even an enemy—silently say to that person, “I love you.”  This thought of love will probably be easy if the other person is a member of your family, it may feel a bit awkward when the other person is a stranger, and it can be very hard to do when the other person is an adversary of some sort.  However, the amount of benefit this will bring into your life and into the world is highest in that final case.  Also do this whenever you even think about someone else.  For example, this may be someone you hear about in the news or someone from your past who comes to mind for any reason.  Try to make “I love you” your first thought about other people, and as you do this, you will find your life drawn toward the light of unconditional love, which is the essence of your innate, divine nature.

Second, here’s another suggestion from a blog post called “Better Living with the Tarot Aces”:

Feel love. Here’s what I mean by this:  Studies at the Institute of HeartMath have shown that merely focusing our attention on a loving memory and its associated positive feelings a few times a day promotes good health. So spend a few moments now and then with a memory of a loving experience. 

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Many of these suggestions from the cards about how to live a happier, more fulfilled life were inspired by my pithy Tarot meanings and by material in my book, The Soul’s Journey. If you like them, you’ll love my books, Pithy Tarot and The Soul’s Journey. Also, for more Tarot messages, LIKE my Tarot Facebook page.
For a list of all my “Tarot and Happiness” posts see my article titled Find Happiness with Tarot Cards.

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The King of Wands suggests a way to live a happier life

King of Wands -- Tarot of the MastersThere are many ways to use Tarot cards beyond the well-known process of doing a traditional reading. Here’s a way to create a happier life today using a bit of advice from the King of Wands.

This card urges you to realize that you are the master of your own destiny, which empowers you to create a life of joy and fulfillment.  When you have a clear vision of your destiny and purpose, one that you follow faithfully, you will find that your life and all that you experience has meaning.  The trick is to discover what your destiny and purpose is. So here is something you can do today to make your life happier and more fulfilling:

Take time today to consider what your purpose in life is.  Just sit quietly and ponder questions like these:

What do I want to do with my life?
Why am I here?
What am I meant to create in this life?
How can I be more creative?
How can I bring more love and joy into the world?

Note: You can just pick one of these questions to consider, or come up with one of your own.

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Many of these suggestions from the cards about how to live a happier, more fulfilled life were inspired by my pithy Tarot meanings and by material in my book, The Soul’s Journey. If you like them, you’ll love my books, Pithy Tarot and The Soul’s Journey. Also, for more Tarot messages, LIKE my Tarot Facebook page.

For a list of all my “Tarot and Happiness” posts see my article titled Find Happiness with Tarot Cards.

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What does the Sun card mean?

The Sun -- Tarot of the MastersHere is a pithy meaning for the Sun card:
Just take it one day at a time.

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Note: Each of these pithy Tarot meanings is just one facet of its card. Find more of them on my Card Meanings page.  Also, get my Pithy Tarot Book and LIKE my Pithy Tarot Facebook page!

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The Queen of Wands suggests a way to live a happier life

Queen of Wands -- Tarot of the MastersThere are many ways to use Tarot cards beyond the well-known process of doing a traditional reading. Here’s a way to create a happier life today using a bit of advice from the Queen of Wands.

Let me start with a couple of pithy meanings for this card.

The first one is a quote from Mark Twain:
“The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.” — Mark Twain

The second one is a line spoken by Dolly Parton in the movie Best Little Whorehouse in Texas:
“If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours.”

This suggests the following simple advice for making your life happier:

Do something today to cheer up another person.

And if that isn’t enough, I would like to refer you to the advice of the Queen of Wands in another of my Pithy Tarot blog posts.

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Many of these suggestions from the cards about how to live a happier, more fulfilled life were inspired by my pithy Tarot meanings and by material in my book, The Soul’s Journey. If you like them, you’ll like my books, Pithy Tarot and The Soul’s Journey. Also, for more Tarot messages, LIKE my Tarot Facebook page.

For a list of all my “Tarot and Happiness” posts see my article titled Find Happiness with Tarot Cards.

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The Knight of Wands suggests a way to live a happier life

Knight of Wands -- Tarot of the MastersThere are many ways to use Tarot cards beyond the well-known process of doing a traditional reading. Here’s a way to create a happier life today using a bit of advice from the Knight of Wands.

A few years ago I posted these pithy meanings for the Knight of Wands, which may be considered to be shadow meanings for this card:

Does it seem sometimes that we’re always going somewhere instead of being anywhere?
Become a “human being” instead of a “human doing.”

Consider also the following excerpt from my book, The Soul’s Journey:

“You’re only here for a short visit.  Don’t hurry, don’t worry.  And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.” — Walter Hagen

Doesn’t it seem like we’re always in a hurry?  We live our lives in fits and starts, rushing to complete something, hurrying to get somewhere.  Then when we get there (wherever “there” may be) we may stop, relax, and enjoy the moment briefly, but then we dash off again to somewhere else. … It is impossible to stop and smell the flowers when we don’t even see them, especially when we are zooming past them at 60 miles per hour.  But we can learn to pay attention to where we are and what is going on around us—flowers or no flowers—even when we are rushing along from here to there.

Based on these considerations about this card, here is a suggestion for making your life happier today:

Today, whenever you find yourself running late, take a few deep breaths to relax yourself.  Then, without any judgment, focus your attention on where you are and what is happening.  Pay attention to your breath and if any worrying thoughts intrude, just notice them, dismiss them, and return to your breath.  Worrying about getting there on time will not get you there any faster, and getting stressed will not make your life any better, so take this opportunity to stop and smell the flowers.

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Many of these suggestions from the cards about how to live a happier, more fulfilled life were inspired by my pithy Tarot meanings and by material in my book, The Soul’s Journey. If you like them, you’ll like my books, Pithy Tarot and The Soul’s Journey. Also, for more Tarot messages, LIKE my Tarot Facebook page.

For a list of all my “Tarot and Happiness” posts see my article titled Find Happiness with Tarot Cards.

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What does the Emperor card mean?

Emperor -- Tarot of the MastersHere is a pithy meaning for the Emperor:
Take control of your life – Think outside the box.

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Note: Each of these pithy Tarot meanings is just one facet of its card. Find more of them on my Card Meanings page.  Also, get my Pithy Tarot Book and LIKE my Pithy Tarot Facebook page!

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The Page of Wands suggests a way to live a happier life

Youth / Page of Wands -- Tarot of the MastersThere are many ways to use Tarot cards beyond the well-known process of doing a traditional reading. Today I would like to present a bit of advice from the Page of Wands about how to create a happier life. This card has a strong sense of playfulness, which is important at any (and every) age, as exemplified by the old saying, “You don’t stop playing because you get old; you get old because you stop playing.”

This card urges you to give yourself permission to be a kid again. Go out into the world and be playful.  More specifically, learn and play a game you’ve never played before. As a beginner at a game, you can play without a feeling of attachment to the results since no one expects you to be adept at it. You will be happy if you win, but if you lose, that’s okay too. It’s all in the fun of playing the game.

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Many of these suggestions from the cards about how to live a happier, more fulfilled life were inspired by my pithy Tarot meanings and by material in my book, The Soul’s Journey. If you like them, you’ll like my books, Pithy Tarot and The Soul’s Journey. Also, for more Tarot messages, LIKE my Tarot Facebook page.
For a list of all my “Tarot and Happiness” posts see my article titled Find Happiness with Tarot Cards.

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The Ten of Wands suggests a way to live a happier life

Ten of Wands -- Tarot of the MastersThere are many ways to use Tarot cards beyond the well-known process of doing a traditional reading. Here’s a way to create a happier life today using a bit of advice from the Ten of Wands.

This card typically suggests the burdens we carry, and that includes all the things that society and other people tell us we should be or do. So, for example, I created this pithy meaning for the Ten of Wands:

Aren’t you tired of being “should upon?”

Similarly, in my book, The Soul’s Journey, I wrote the following:

Maybe we have allowed ourselves to be burdened by things that other people feel we should do.  When we realize that we have let ourselves be “should upon,” it is time to reexamine what we want to do in life.

So here is a suggestion from the Nine of Wands about what you can do today to make your life a bit happier:

Simply put: Stop being ‘should upon.’ To help you do this, you can make a list of things that you don’t really want to do (or be), but you do them anyway out of a sense that you “should” do them based on the expectations of others.  Then reevaluate these things to see which burdens you might be able to shed. This does not mean that you should neglect or walk away from your true responsibilities, however. It just advises you to reevaluate what is truly important in your life and which responsibilities you really do need to shoulder. 

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Many of these suggestions from the cards about how to live a happier, more fulfilled life were inspired by my pithy Tarot meanings and others by material in my book, The Soul’s Journey. So if you like them, you might also like my books, Pithy Tarot and The Soul’s Journey. Also, for more Tarot messages, LIKE my Tarot Facebook page.

For a list of all my “Tarot and Happiness” posts see my article titled Find Happiness with Tarot Cards.

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What does the Five of Swords mean?

Five of Swords -- RWS2.0Here is a pithy meaning for the Five of Swords:
Let go of negative people.

This one is #4 on a list of “16 Things Your Successful Friends Have Given Up
Here is a quote from that article that might also serve as a pithy meaning for this card:
“Don’t let negative people tell you how the world is supposed to be. Find out for your yourself.”

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Note: Each of these pithy Tarot meanings is just one facet of its card. Find more of them on my Card Meanings page.  Also, get my Pithy Tarot Book and LIKE my Pithy Tarot Facebook page!

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