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

June 21, 2017

Eight of Cups -- 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 Eight of Cups.

This card says that you can’t find fulfillment and deeper meaning in your life until you release those things that no longer bring you fulfillment and deeper meaning. Unfortunately, we often become attached to all sorts of unfulfilling things since their familiarity becomes a source of security.

You can discover what some of your dysfunctional attachments are by thinking of something in your life that upsets you and then try to release your attachment to it.  If you encounter strong internal resistance, then there you are; you found one.  For example, does someone in your life (a friend, neighbor, co-worker, family member, etc.) aggravate you?  If you start thinking about what a jerk that person is, can you replace that thought with one of compassion and understanding instead?  If not, that indicates that you are emotionally attached to that aggravation.

Today, think of something or someone that annoys you. Then practice replacing negative thoughts about it (or him or her) with positive ones, even if it initially feels false to do so, which it probably will. In this way, you can start to leave that attachment behind so you can move forward in your life. As you release that which is unfulfilling, you will open up space for things that are fulfilling.

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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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