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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 Nine of Wands mean?

Nine of Wands -- Tarot of the MastersI recently came across a quote that reminded me of the Nine of Wands, so here it is — a pithy meaning for this card:
“If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.”

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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 Nine of Cups suggests a way to live a happier life

RWS 9 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 Nine of Cups.

The Nine of Cups is sometimes called “the wish card.” Consequently, people are generally happy when this card turns up in a reading. However, it can have some unfortunate connotations, as suggested by the following two pithy meanings for it.

“The price of getting what you want is getting what you once wanted.” — Neil Gaiman

Sometimes this card reminds me of an ironic curse, “May all your wishes come true.”

Nevertheless, the next pithy meaning for the Nine of Cups, also based on its “wish card” interpretation, provides a suggestion for what we can do today to create a happier life for ourselves:

Count your blessings.

Today, sit down with pen and paper (or sit at your computer if you must) and make a list of all the blessings in your life. Don’t worry if this list is not comprehensive; you can’t be expected to remember everything. But do try to write down as many things as you can.

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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 Chariot card mean?

The Chariot -- Tarot of the MastersHere is a pithy meaning for the Chariot:
There is a hero in everyone. Let your inner hero carry you to a successful, fulfilling life.

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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 Eight of Cups suggests a way to live a happier life

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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What does the Two of Cups mean?

Two of Cups -- Tarot of the MastersHere is a pithy meaning for the Two of Cups:
“It is more important to be the right person than to find the right person.” — Ken Keyes, Jr. (Handbook to Higher Consciousness)

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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 Seven of Cups suggests a way to live a happier life

Seven 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 Seven of Cups.

Imagination is a powerful creative tool, and as such, it can be a source of either pain or gain. It is the former when it carries us away into the land of our fears. It is the latter when we use it to create a better future, so let’s do that one instead. Let’s create something wonderful with our imagination. In other words, let’s “dream with our eyes open” as I once said in a pithy meaning for the Seven of Cups. To do this, here is a suggestion for today that will help you create a happier life.

Begin by thinking of something that you want in your life. Next, breathe deeply and calmly until you are in a calm, meditative state, then imagine that you have that thing you want and visualize yourself experiencing it.  Spend some time in this process of creative visualization.

PS: If you want to learn more about using creative visualization to improve your life, here is a books you might find useful: Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain

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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 Five of Pentacles mean?

Pentacles05Here is a pithy meaning for the Five of Pentacles:
Once it starts raining, it’s too late to start saving for a rainy day.

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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 Hierophant mean?

High Priest / Hierophant -- Tarot of the MastersHere is a pithy meaning for the Hierophant:
A good teacher teaches you how to think, not what to think.

This pithy meaning for the Hierophant card (the teacher card) is a paraphrase of something that Margaret Mead once said: “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”

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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 Six of Cups suggests a way to live a happier life

Six 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 Six of Cups.

The reciprocity of the Sixes and the compassion of the suit of Cups combine in this card to urge us to create a better world and a better life through random acts of kindness. Here, then, is a suggestion for a way to make your life happier today, which is an excerpt from a previous blog post about the Six of Cups:

Be nice and friendly to the people you encounter working in stores, such as the clerks, cashiers, etc. If you ask someone for help, say “please” and “thank you,” and when you say thank you, look the person in the eye and say it from your heart with feeling and great sincerity. The perfunctory “thank you” we usually give doesn’t really do it. When you are at the checkout stand, ask the checker “How is your day going?” and say, “Have a nice day.”  Things like that.  I know this all sounds very simple, but you may be amazed at the results.  Not only will this brighten someone else’s day, it will lift your spirits too.

Here is another suggestion for today based on the fact that the Six of Cups is also associated with nostalgia:

Think of something or someone from your childhood that you are nostalgic for. It might be a childhood friend, a TV show you used to love, or a book you enjoyed. Whatever it is, try to get in touch with that memory again. Contact that old friend if possible, find an episode of that TV show on YouTube, or look for that book in the attic or at the library.
Note that this exercise uses a bit of advice that I mentioned during my discussion of the Ace of Cups:
Studies at the Institute of HeartMath have shown that merely focusing our attention on a loving memory and its associated positive feelings a few times a day promotes good health.

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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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