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78 Easy Ways to Live a Happier Life

March 1, 2017

Okay, everyone. You’ve seen my series of spiritual meanings for the cards (several hundred of them) and Pithy Tarot posts (about a thousand of them). Now I’m starting something new.

As I’ve mentioned before, there are many ways to use Tarot cards beyond the well-known process of doing a traditional reading. (For a few suggestions, check out an article I posted here on my blog called “How to use Tarot cards in novel ways.”)  What I would now like to explore here for a while is how each one of the cards can give us valuable pointers as to how we can live happier and more fulfilled lives.

I plan to run through the cards in order (Major Arcana first), with a brief discussion of what each card might suggest you can do that day to make your life a bit happier and more fulfilled. This may be something to do that day, or it might be something you’ll want to create a habit of doing from now on.

Once I’ve done this for all seventy-eight cards, what you’ll have here is a resource to use as you pull a card each day to see what simple thing you can do that day to improve your life.

So now, without further ado, here is a way to use the Fool card to create a happier life:

The FoolDo something wild and crazy today. Don’t worry if it may seem foolish to other people.

This is a way to practice seizing the day.  Go ahead and march to the beat of a different drummer. Go where your soul leads you, and do what your heart tells you to do.  See what that feels like. You might just like it a lot more than you expected. As Mark Twain once said:

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.  So throw off the bowlines.  Sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore.  Dream.  Discover.

PS: If you want to read a bit more about this idea, it was adapted from material in my book, The Soul’s Journey and from a blog post about the Fool’s spiritual message of the day.

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