The Star

Star tarot card

Lucky you! If the Star card is coming up in your reading then you should feel just a little bit special.

The universe shines it light on you through the Star card bringing forth peace, tranquility, and most of all hope. The Star card represents a true connection with the divine and that there are favorable energies guiding you at this time. You are on the right path. You are making the right decision. You must trust in yourself as you already have the answer that you seek.

The symbolism of the Star card tells a story of a woman (or goddess) renewing the land (the material world) and water (the emotional or spiritual world) by pouring from the two pitchers in her hands. The bird above her shoulder is Ibis, a favorable sign from the ancient Egyptians of the God Thoth and he knows a secret. Thoth is good at that. The whole world is still in the moment of twilight as the stars begin to shine. This is a time of wisdom and a time for listening.

Often this card comes up during a time of emotional turmoil where you don’t know which way is the right way for you and you feel overwhelmed or even afraid of making the wrong choice. It’s a card that begs the question: What does your heart tell you? If you listen to the truth within yourself, once you allow it to all be silenced, what answer resounds the most? It’s difficult, because the trick to the Star card is learning how to listen and for most of us, that is the hardest lesson of all. To get there you first have to understand that there is hope in your situation and all is not lost. The solution is not as far away as you think and you are not alone.

The Star in Love

If you are seeing this card there are likely deep questions within your relationship or towards love in general. Now is a time to follow your instinct regarding a partner for better or for worse. If you are questioning fidelity in a relationship, for example… understand this does not mean that just because you fear that they are cheating that it is true. Rather, again you have to remember to remove yourself from the situation. Your current relationship is not your past relationship and often you will find that when questioning that you are not putting true standards up to your current partner. Listen to your instincts, which does not mean listen to your fear. You may find that now is a good time to take a step back in the relationship and look at the positives and the negatives. Most of the time the Star is a good sign for a relationship that tells you that things in a rocky relationship can be mended if you open your heart and allow yourself to be a little more vulnerable.

In regards to being single and looking for love, the Star card is also a positive sign. It usually will reveal a long term relationship growing into more rather than meeting someone completely fresh and new. The Star offers a time to mend old relationships and you may be surprised to see someone from your past coming back into your life. On a more personal note, it can also tell you to take a look at your own emotions regarding love and take stock in areas where you have been hurt in the past. Now is a good time to be open to new beginnings and a reminder that with each new relationship comes new possibilities. It also carries a warning of comparing new relationships to past ones.

The Star in Health

What else but good health would you expect from a card that offers hope and renewal? This is a very favorable omen when dealing with health concerns and says that there is a positive energy around you that will help keep you on the mend. It is also a card that reminds you that a healthy body comes from a healthy mind. You need to be sure that you are promoting positive thoughts about your health to keep healing or strengthening your body. When this card comes up it is a great time to think about making a positive change in your health as well – such as starting a new routine that focuses on wellness of both the mind and body such as yoga, tai chi, or eating healthier.

The Star in Work and Wealth

If you are having issues with money the Star card often comes up once everything has spun out of control. Financially it can talk about needing time to recover from a loss, to get unhealthy spending habits in check, and to focus your efforts on charity. The hope in this card clearly shows that there is a path to getting your financial troubles on track. If you are not having financial troubles when this card comes up (which is rare) the Star card acts as a warning card. Now is a good time to seek financial guidance before making a big purchase or taking out a loan. You need to be wary of doing business that requires heavy investments or risk.

On the work front the Star is a good omen that increased work is coming your way. Usually coming up when one feels stuck or in a dead end sort of position, it offers a preverbal light at the end of the tunnel. If you are currently employed do not be surprised if something new arises in small doses like an increase of responsibility or someone important taking an interest in your work. For the job seeker, you are more than likely feeling like your job search will never end. The Star card offers hope that things are going to be changing soon. It may be in your best interest to consult an agency or headhunter – seek assistance to get yourself on track.

The Star Advice

The star in an advice position (what action you should take or the best course of action) drawing this card means that things will get better soon, and that your hopes and dreams will help you to aim forward. There is a "deep guiding" intuition and the advice here is to “look inside” for answers. What is your inner voice telling you? This card also shows that things will be slow to come to life. If you want to speed up the situation then you need to be positive, but accept that things will take time. The main point here is to “go with the flow” do not make things unnecessary and eventually things will happen. There is a danger to want to push a relationship so it is perfect, and trying to create an “ideal” relationship. Something that you have dreamed of all your life but you need to focus on the here and now. Be honest, pour love without any expectations just be who you are. Give yourself to others and do not withhold anything and shine like the star. 

Reversed The Star

Reversed Meaning - The Star

The star in reversed is a less than a positive card, but before you give up all hope understand that even negative cards or positions are without merit. The Star card emphasizes that based on your current path unwanted changes are coming in one or more areas of your life and that you either need to prepare yourself or take steps to correct the current path that you are on. You are likely to find that you are not adapting to change well, are overly sensitive to criticism, or on edge recently. It is time for you to look at the areas in which things are no longer working for you. Once you identify the things that are causing your unhappiness you need to take steps to remove them from your life. Usually it is time for you to make the needed changes by leaving an unhealthy relationship or workplace. The first step is often the hardest but most rewarding.

By Flo Saul
Jul 9, 2012