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

April 16, 2017

Tarot of the Masters -- Four of WandsThere 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 Four of Wands.

One of my favorite meanings for this card is “Celebration,” and many of my pithy meanings are rooted in this interpretation. Here are several of them:

In my book, The Soul’s Journey, I talk about why we love to celebrate our achievements and milestones. Here is an excerpt:

While a celebration can honor an achievement or an important passage in life, there is another very important reason of which we may be unaware.  We celebrate as a way of honoring who we are—either as an individual or as a group.  A celebration can be about expressing a sense of joy in our being, making an affirmation of life, or showing appreciation for the people in our life.  All of that is tremendously important, so it is always appropriate to celebrate who you are, no matter how small the festivity.  You don’t have to wait for a major milestone because every moment in your life is a milestone worth celebrating.

So this card urges us to celebrate everything.  Celebrate the new day.  Celebrate your love for someone else.  Celebrate life.  That’s the secret to joyful living, and it’s also one of the secrets to living a spiritual life.

This explanation leads us into this card’s happiness suggestion for today:

Celebrate something today—anything, big or small. The celebration need not be a big party (although it can be, of course) since that might be an unreasonable expectation on such short notice. It can be as small as putting on some music and doing a little dance to celebrate Life. Here is another example:

A few years ago, when taking the advice of this card, I decided to do a little something to celebrate my marriage. (It wasn’t our anniversary or anything like that; it was just an ordinary day.)  So I went to a nearby store that has a lot of fun things. (It was Pier 1, in case you’re curious). I looked around until I found dinner plates with a lovely pattern on them that called to me. I bought a couple of them, brought them home, and put a bow on them.  It made for a simple little celebration, but simple though it was, it’s one that keeps on giving. To this day, whenever we use those plates for dinner, there’s a bit of celebration in them still.

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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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