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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.

What does the Three of Cups mean?

RWS 2.0 Three of CupsHere is a pithy meaning for the Three of Cups:
“The enemy of my enemy is my friend.” — An ancient proverb

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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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What does the Two of Swords mean?

RWS 2.0 Two of SwordsHere is a pithy meaning for the Two of Swords:
You can always find a different way of looking at things if you choose to.

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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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What does the King of Swords mean?

RWS 2.0 King of SwordsHere is a pithy meaning for the King of Swords:
The problem I have with you is not that you’re stupid. It’s that you’re stupid, but you think you’re smart.

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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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What does the Devil card mean?

RWS 2.0 DevilHere is a pithy meaning for the Devil card:
You’re taking yourself way too seriously.

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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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What does the Ten of Swords mean?

RWS 2.0 Ten of SwordsHere is a pithy meaning for the Ten of Swords:
Your thoughts are killing you.

This pithy meaning is meant metaphorically (more or less), so we can also make it a little more explicit, albeit a bit less pithy:
Your negative thoughts are killing your happiness.

Here is some background information about this pithy meaning:

I recently read (in a book called Happy for No Reason) that “every day, most people have more than 45,000 negative thoughts.” These are thoughts of complaining, blaming, shaming, judging, worrying, regretting, etc. This is a big factor in blocking our happiness, so this card suggests paying attention to your thoughts for a while and see which habitual ones you should try to weed out.

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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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What does the Wheel of Fortune mean?

RWS 2.0 Wheel of FortuneHere is a pithy meaning for the Wheel of Fortune:
It’s a vicious cycle, and it’s pulling you down.

(This pithy meaning may be seen as a negative or reversed aspect of this card.)

Note: A vicious cycle refers to a chain of events that reinforce themselves through a feedback loop.

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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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What does the Ace of Wands mean?

RWS 2.0 Ace of WandsHere is a pithy meaning for the Ace of Wands:
Don’t give up; the beginning is always the hardest.
(I found this in a fortune cookie)

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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 Three of Pentacles suggests a way to live a happier life

RWS 2.0 Three of PentaclesThere are many ways to use Tarot cards beyond the well-known process of traditional readings. Here is a way to create a happier, more fulfilled life today using messages and advice from the Three of Pentacles.

This card says that there is a very fulfilling aspect to ordinary labor when we express our creativity in what we do. We all have great creative potential (whether we are aware of it or not), and it is very satisfying to manifest that potential.

In the RWS version of the Three of Pentacles, we see three people performing varying roles as they work together to build a cathedral.  We might infer from this that we have to create something majestic in order to be fulfilled, but that’s not the case. It is not the grandeur of what we do that defines us.  We need not build a castle, discover a cure for cancer, or compose a symphony in order for our lives to have value.  Rather, it is the sincerity of our efforts, the care we take in them, and the spirit we put into them that creates worth and greatness in anything we do.

Our sense of purpose and fulfillment can be discovered and expressed through even the simplest labor; it is all in how we view it and approach it.  This message can be seen in the following story about three brick masons, which is attributed to a writer named Margaret M. Stevens:

When the first man was asked what he was building, he answered gruffly, “I’m laying bricks.” The second man said simply, “I’m building a wall.” But the third man replied enthusiastically and with obvious pride, “I’m building a cathedral.”

So a question to keep in mind is this: Which person are you?  Are you merely laying bricks or are you building a cathedral?

Inspired by this message from the Three of Pentacles, here is a suggestion for a way to bring more happiness and abundance into your life:

Consider the work you do and write a paragraph about how it is part of something wonderful. Alternatively, write about how it expresses your creativity or perhaps about how you could make it more soulful.  Note that this work can be anything from your career to volunteer work that you do to a hobby you enjoy. Then, commit to seeing your work in this deeper, more fulfilling context every day from now on.

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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 Two of Pentacles mean?

RWS 2.0 Two of PentaclesHere is a pithy meaning for the Two of Pentacles:
Choose to change.
In support of this very pithy meaning, here is a slightly less pithy quote:
“If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we are not really living.” — Gail Sheehy

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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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