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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 Hierophant mean?

High Priest / Hierophant -- Tarot of the MastersHere is a pithy meaning for the Hierophant:
There’s nothing like differing religious convictions to make us hate each other.

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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 Seven of Wands mean?

Wands 07 10pctHere is a pithy meaning for the Seven of Wands:
“Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.” — Friedrich Nietzsche
(You may feel that this pithy meaning reflects this card when it is reversed.)

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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 Queen of Cups suggests a way to live a happier life

Tarot of the Masters -- Queen of CupsThere 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 Queen of Cups.

This queen represents the part of us that is able to see everyone through the eyes of love.  It reminds us that we don’t just act in a loving way because we are full of love; we also are full of love because we act in loving ways.  In other words, as we practice compassion in our relationships with others, we fill our lives with love.

Today, consider someone you love and ask yourself if you have told them lately how much they mean to you.  We often assume that the people we love know that we love them (and they probably do), but there is great power in saying it out loud or demonstrating it some way, so find a way to do that. This practice can make your life (and the lives of others) happier and more fulfilled because the power of love and compassion can vitally transform your life.

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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 Queen of Swords mean?

Queen of Swords -- Tarot of the MastersHere is a pithy meaning for the Queen of Swords:
When you scratch her polished veneer, you’ll find a wounded and bitter person.

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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 Wands mean?

King of Wands -- Tarot of the MastersHere is a pithy meaning for the King of Wands:
The following pithy meaning is adapted from content in an article titled, “Viktor Frankl and the Search for Meaning: A Conversation with Alexander Vesely and Mary Cimiluca

Focus on the best version of a person and act as if they are already that person.

This meaning arises from an interpretation of the King of Wands as a leader.
Note that taking the advice of this pithy meaning will have an uplifting effect on people.

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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 Five of Wands mean?

Five of Wands -- Tarot of the MastersHere is a pithy meaning for the Five of Wands:
Some people just love to cause trouble.

This pithy meaning arises from the fact that the Five of Wands sometimes reminds me of Eris, the Goddess of Discord. See the following tale from her entry in Wikipedia:

The most famous tale of Eris recounts her initiating the Trojan War by causing the Judgment of Paris. The goddesses Hera, Athena and Aphrodite had been invited along with the rest of Olympus to the forced wedding of Peleus and Thetis, who would become the parents of Achilles, but Eris had been snubbed because of her trouble-making inclinations.

She therefore tossed into the party the Apple of Discord, a golden apple inscribed – “For the most beautiful one”, thus provoking the goddesses to begin quarreling about the appropriate recipient. The hapless Paris, Prince of Troy, was appointed by Zeus to select the fairest. The goddesses stripped naked to try to win Paris’ decision, and also attempted to bribe him. Hera offered political power; Athena promised infinite wisdom; and Aphrodite tempted him with the most beautiful woman in the world: Helen, wife of Menelaus of Sparta. Paris chose to award the apple to Aphrodite, thereby dooming his city, which was destroyed in the war that ensued.

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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 Seven of Cups mean?

Seven of Cups -- Tarot of the MastersHere is a pithy meaning for the Seven of Cups:

If you want to get literal with this card, you might use this pithy meaning:

What you’re waiting for just a “pie in the sky.”

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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 Knight of Cups suggests a way to live a happier life

Knight of Cups -- Tarot of the MastersThere are many ways to use Tarot cards beyond the well-known process of doing a traditional reading. Today’s advice for how to create a happier life comes from the Knight of Cups. We may interpret this card as actions (Knight) of the heart (Cups), which may suggest that we should follow the advice of our heart.  Or, as one of my pithy meanings for this card says:

Pause, reflect, and then act upon the intuitive wisdom of your heart.

When we are overwhelmed by problems that we don’t know how to handle, we may feel lost and bewildered. It can seem like we have been thrown off course like a ship tossed about in a storm.  Things like depression, financial difficulties, or frustration with a relationship can do this. At such times, it helps to let your heart show you how to regain your bearings and find your way.

Here, then, is a way to make your life a bit happier today:

First, take a break so you can relax and breathe deeply, focusing your concentration on your breath. Then reflect upon a difficult issue you are facing. Don’t judge it (or yourself) and don’t try to think of a solution, just bring it to your awareness calmly and lovingly. Then listen for the intuitive wisdom your heart, and let it show you how to proceed.

Perhaps you are now experiencing a difficult time, in which case this is a valuable exercise.  But even if you are doing okay right now, it can be valuable to practice this technique so you will be better able to use it when you really do need it. In that case, you can use any problematic situation in your life, even if it is not traumatic.

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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 Nine of Wands mean?

wands-09-10pctHere is a pithy meaning for the Nine of Wands:
“God will not look you over for medals, degrees, or diplomas, but for scars.” — Elbert Hubbard

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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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