Sometimes, the place we end up is unexpected, yet joy may be found in the most unusual of places. The Dance of Ecstasy reminds us that, as strange and unexpected as life may be, it is also a place filled with joy, if we but choose to see it. Life is the triumph of optimism over despair.
In a reading, it suggests that the world is not as horrifying as it appears to be; even though we do not always choose what happens to us, and weven though we may make choices without knowing the outcome, we can still find joy. It tells us that this joy may appear in the oddest places; we must be able to recognize it for what it is. By moving through the world with confidence, we can learn to see the joy all around us.
Keywords: Happiness Joy Triumph
This card reminds us of the pure delight our dreams can bring us, and shows us that our dreams are most beautiful when given some freedom. It suggests a time when our eyes are open to all the possibilities of the day; having a specific goal, or a plan for ourselves, doesn't have to mean letting them blind us or bind us.
In a reading, it represents a time when we are open to the beauty of the world. Our dreams are not hindering us; instead, they are freeing us.
Keywords: Freedom Joy Happiness Awareness
The Custodian represents a pragmatic approach to life. Whatever happens to him, there is an inner core of self that is resolute and untouched by the slings and arrows of adversity. He does not seek to alter the world to suit himself; instead, he alters himself to suit the world. He knows that happiness is a choice.
In a reading, the Custodian reminds us that our happiness is our responsibility; it must come from within, rather than being something we seek from without. However, there is also a dark side to the Custodian. He may warn us not to settle for less than what we are capable of.
Keywords: Pragmatism Happiness