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

July 19, 2019

RWS 2.0 Four 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 Four of Pentacles.

Although this card warns us against possessiveness and becoming dependent upon material things, it also indicates the importance of security and stability on a physical and material level. In consideration of this card’s aspect of physical stability, we can see the following suggestion for a way to bring more happiness and abundance into your life:

Maintaining a good physical structure requires good nutrition. So in support of that, this card urges you to eat more healthfully today. As well as improving your physical health, it will also improve your psychological well being because your mind and mood are supported by good health.

You can take just one step at this time if you want to start slow. For example, today, you might read the labels on the boxes and jars of the food you have in your home, so you can begin to avoid sugar and other things that are not good for you. Or you can do some research about nutrition, especially in regards to any health issues you have, to see what dietary changes might be beneficial to you.

Besides its aspect of physical health, the Four of Pentacles has another suggestion for a way to bring more happiness into your life. In consideration of its meanings related to financial stability, we may see that it poses some questions about our relationship to money since it is our relationship to money, not our possession of it (or lack of it) that makes a difference in our life. (The oft-quoted saying “Money is the root of all evil” is actually a truncation of the quote, “The love of money is the root of all evil.” Those first three words make a world of difference!)

We must realize that true wealth lies not in what we possess, but in our willingness and ability to give, which is determined more by how big our heart is than by how big our bank account is.  Indeed, if we do not share what we have with others, financial security has no deep and lasting significance.

So let’s consider a vital question that this card suggests we think about:

“How much money do we need to have in order to find peace and happiness?”

The problem is that for many of us, the immediate answer is generally “More!”  In truth, however, when we have our basic needs met so that we do not have to worry about them, then we do not need more money to become happier; we need more stability within.  Through practices like meditation and mindfulness, we can create inner stability and find a place of refuge within where we will find peace and security in times of turbulence and anxiety.  This sort of practice is like putting money into a savings account when times are good so that it will be there to carry us through when times get tough.

Here, then, is another suggestion for a way to bring more happiness and abundance into your life:

If you have not already started a practice of meditation or mindfulness, perhaps today is the day to start. I referenced an introduction to meditation in a blog post titled “Meditation and Tarot” and I talk about an easy way to practice mindfulness in one called “Easy Spiritual practices: Eight of Pentacles.”

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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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