The Star – Tarot card meaning

The Star is the seventeenth card in the Major Arcana. a refreshing change from recent cards, the Star is a positive change.

The Star represents inspiration, hope and confidence. Stars remind us of where we are in the universe, as well as inspiring us.

In antiquity we never knew what they were, and by creating constellations we sought to explain the cosmos. The Star as a tarot card represents this feeling; reality is bigger than us, and we are a part in a grand cosmic creation.

Card meanings

Past

There may have been some issues in the past but you’re well over them when the Star shows in the past position. Look to the past as inspiration.

Treat everything you have done as a lesson, training for a greater future. In the past you may have gone with a gut choice, a decision which has played out for good or bad.

No matter what, you’re here now. use the past as a tool and learn from the experience. While the past cannot be used to predict the future for certain; it is a great indicator of the future, especially regarding human behaviour.

Present

You’ve been in a calm, relaxed state of mind recently, especially when compared to the past.

You could be feeling a sense of relief that you’ve just finished something, but soon that feeling of having to start something new will dawn on you.

There is no need to rush at all, let the ideas and inspiration flow through you. You may just be getting over something, and your new view is being put into perspective. Sometimes a crisis can form a path to a good future, so be on the look out for potential ways to move forward.

Future

There is light at the end of the tunnel when you see The Star in the future position. in nay situation we tend to favour one point of view.

True clarity can be seen from all points. Try to play devils advocate with yourself when you’re assessing any situation. Look for contradictions in your own arguments.

Understand how people can think and act differently than you. The Star can in a way symbolise one-ness with the universe. Stars act as the crucible for all physical matter. As you, yes you and all of your constituent matter were once part of a star.

Work, careers and education

Things should be going well in your professions life when The Star shows up. If you have a good idea, then run with it. Work on it alone if you have to. Sometimes we realise our goals and destiny and have to go it alone. Don’t let anybody stop you if you feel so determined.

Inspiration can come from many sources, The Star reminds you not to ignore things which are putting pressure on you for the better. A tough teacher just wants you to succeed. A tough project at work is just a challenge that you can overcome. The negative is rarely just so, but rather one side of a coin which flips and turns.

Nobody achieved greatness by staying in line and we have to make opportunities for ourselves. If somebody has done something, then anybody can do it. Anybody. The Star is a great equaliser; remind yourself that we are all made of the same physical matter, down to the bone we are all the same. Therefore we are all capable of great feats.

Love and Relationships

Get to know your partner at an even deeper level. Have more conversations and spend more time together. Relationships change over time and it can change everything to learn something new about your partner years down the line. You may have more in common than previously thought, possibly a connection that goes back longer than either of you realised.

Go and explore somewhere new, and build new experiences if you wish to deepen your relationship. The Star shows its a good time to get out and meet new people; potential loving partners will make themselves known.

Even if you don’t feel it now, you may be at least a little more approachable and personable than you have been recently. If somebody new comes into your life, be sure to greet them happily as they were already a friend.

Wealth

Things should be going well when you draw The Star in relation to finances and wealth. The Star is a positive card; so expect gains if you follow your instinct. Also, consider your passions. Many people are able to turn their passions and hobbies into a core aspect of their life; one which provides for them fully. Consider if you could turn your hobby into your career.

It’s never safe to expect to get money from any game of chance, but if you can afford to lose it, then by all means take a risk. It could well pay off.

Use your wealth to achieve your goals. All too often you can squirrel away for a rainy day that never comes. Taking an opportunity could prove to be the best move; as making your money work for you is one of the main ways to get rich.

Health and well-being

Expect a recovery if you’ve been going through a rough patch, physically or mentally. You should be at, or heading towards, one of the healthiest points of your recent life.

Being around others and creating and maintaining friends are some of the best things we can do to improve our quality of life. Look actively to make new friends and connections.

If you aren’t personable, or prefer to be alone, then it can do you well to force yourself into social situations; say yes to invites to parties and social gatherings. There are many people exactly like you and it might do you well to meet them, they may have had to force themselves along too!

Other associations

Element: Air

Astrology: Aquarius

As a Yes or No question: Yes

Crystal: Amber

Keywords

Hope, help, tranquillity, optimism, happiness, inspiration

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