The Star

 Stars are symbols of hope, wishes, guidance and illumination. the star has long been a symbol of guidance. From the wise men being led to the Christ child, to star-eyes of Mithras that when open, served as windows to the cosmos, the star is an ancient oracle.

The star is just over our maiden’s crown, from this we can intuit that guidance is her crowning glory, and that her own higher-consciousness is her ultimate guide. Note that there are seven stars surrounding the center star which is the number of prime Chakra, which is thought to be symbolic of perfectly balanced health.

It is also interesting to note the seven-pointed star is a common emblem among the Gnostics. The eight-pointed star is a symbol of Venus as the evening star, and thus reinforcing this Tarot card meanings of love, peace and hope. (1), (2), (3)

The Star

The Star: The card of peace, hope and renewal
Key Words: Optimism, Renewal, Peace, Astrology, Boundlessness

The star brings optimism and a fresh start. When a star comes up, have trust in the constantly changing energy of the Universe. Remember, after the darkest hours comes the dawn of a new day, and a star lights that way! This refers to a healing path. Be sure to nurture both the physical and the spiritual sides of your life. Being calm and still may be required for you to heal. Do what you must to physically get by, but keep your eye to the future. Visualize your perfect future. The star can be a sign of success in a creative venture! The star is a sign of success in general and should be seen as the light that leads you to where you need to be.

This card also represents astrology and other divine arts. Pay attention to the Universe.

Key Symbols

Bird: represents a messenger, as well as freedom. They represent speech and clear thinking. The are most often associated with the intellect.

Cup: is a receptive vessel associated with the feminine and the element of water.  What is in the cup? Is it standing upright or turned over?

Garden: represent abundance, growth and creativity.

Mountains: as well as hills, represent challenges that will lead us to growth, once we over come that mountain (or mole hill). The steepness and size of the mountain indicates the challenge or degree of risk involved.

Nudity: is a symbol of being open or exposed. It also represents your degree of receptiveness. It can also represent sexuality.

Pools of water: are associated with the moon, feminine energy, our emotions, and cleansing.

Key Questions
When the Star Tarot comes up:

Do I allow my higher source to be my guide?
How can I nurture myself and those around me more?
Do I emit a presence of peace and harmony to others?
What can I do to allow more tranquility into my day?
Am I allowing peace and relaxation to flow through my life?
What can I do to be more at ease with myself and my surroundings?

The Star:
Major Arcana
Chakra: Sacral Spleen Chakra, Crown Chakra
I Ching: Zhong Fu
Runes: Kenaz, Wunjo, Laguz
Number 17 (see number 8)
Element: Air
Planet: Uranus
Rules: Aquarius
Colors: Yellow, Green, Blue, Beige
Crystal: Tektite, Moldavite, Sugilite, Turquoise

Characteristics: Independent, visionary, social, rebellious, impractical, emphasizes individuality, popular, intellectual. Optimism, spirituality, insight, positive, balance, hope, inspiration, faith. The Star is hope and divine inspiration. Two overlapping stars, represent enlightenment, and are surrounded by seven smaller stars, representing the mingling of earth with the heavens. The fertile earth is being nurtured with water from one red urn and one blue urn. One foot of the young girl is planted firmly on earth, meaning stability and grounding while her other foot is in the water of spirituality and the soul flow.





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