The Star tarot card is sometimes called “the fairy godmother” card, because it arrives to let you know everything is going to work out fine. This is very good news, especially after the upheaval of The Tower, which proceeds it.
In the Fool’s Journey through the Major Arcana, The Star is paired with The Moon and The Sun. Together these three cards wrap up the climax of our quest and start to bring us back to where we started, only as completely changed individuals.
This card takes the turmoil of The Tower and turns that energy into renewal, hope, and peace.
In the Rider-Waite-Smith-based tradition, The Star shows a naked woman pouring one jug of water into a pond, while she pours another jug onto the ground. Eight stars shine down, lighting the world around her.
Unlike the moon and the sun, the stars are lighting up the sky above us even when we don’t see them. You don’t need to believe in them to make them exist. They are always there, no matter what you think or do.
The Universe has your back in the same way that the stars shine during the day. You don’t need to believe in the support of the Universe for it to exist. The support is always there, no matter what you think or do.
Have faith and believe that things are going to be okay, or even better than okay. They always have been and they always will be.
Sometimes, The Star is a bit of a “show business” card, too. If you’ve ever wanted to see your name in lights, it’s time to take center stage. Be authentically you and let your true light shine through.
Keywords for The Star Tarot Card
- Renewal, hope, healing
- All is calm and clear
- Have faith, believe in miracles
- Unexpected help
Keywords for The Star Reversed
- Fear takes over
- Depression, illness, impotence
- Arrogance, despair
Patterns and Correspondences of The Star Card
- Major Arcana = your life’s journey and spiritual growth
- Zodiac sign = Aquarius
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The Star Tarot Card Meanings for Love
The Star is a positive card in a love reading, especially if you’ve had difficulties in your relationship or in finding a good partner.
The key is to be yourself and to have faith that you are enough, exactly as you are. To succeed with a healthy and loving relationship, you need to bring all the good and all the not-so-good bits of yourself into view. No more hiding or pretending to be someone you’re not.
If you are looking for new love, put on your sparkliest outfit and get out there. You need to shine to be seen, so make sure you are mingling and meeting people. Never give up faith. When the time is right for you both, you will meet your perfect partner.
The Star Tarot Card Meanings for Work
This card shows up in a reading when things are going to get better. If you’ve been struggling at work or with finding the perfect career path, things are on the way up. Don’t give up hope!
The Universe wants you to be of service to the world. It needs you to be your strongest, bravest, and best self.
Concentrate on letting yourself shine. Don’t hide your best assets or apologize for who you are and what you desire.
You have very bright prospects, but you have to be visible and seen to make things happen. Get out there and keep the faith.
The Star Tarot Card Meanings for Health
This is a great card for healing and renewal. If you’ve had health problems, it looks like they are going to resolve themselves positively.
To take better care of your health, consider meditation and stress-relieving activities. You’ve been under a lot of pressure lately, so put yourself at the center of your life and get your own needs met.
No matter how scary, awful, or frustrating things have been, you are on the way back to solid good health. Visualizing yourself as a healthy person and truly believing good health is possible are requirements. If you stay stuck in fear, confusion, or frustration, you will never improve.
The Star Tarot Card Meanings for Money and Finances
The Star points out areas that need a bit of light, so if you’ve been ignoring financial matters, address them. Take a good hard and honest look at your money situation. Shine a light on everything, just as The Star would.
Things will work out but you can no longer hide from the truth.
Fretting, worrying, and stressing about money will not help you. Clarity, acceptance, and a plan will. Adjust your attitude and stay positive.
Even in the worst financial pits, there are still many things to be grateful for. Begin a daily Gratitude Journal to note all of the wonderful things you do have in your life. It’s impossible to stay stuck in lack once you realize how full your life actually is!
Don’t rely on it, but you may be the recipient of unseen and unexpected help. Be open to receiving this gift and don’t push it away.
The Star Tarot Card Meanings for Spiritual Guidance
Everyone’s spiritual journey is different, but we end up in the same place. (Unfortunately, it’s a place filled with cliches that don’t mean anything until you’ve walked the path yourself)!
Phrases like “you already have everything you need,” and “you are one with the Universe” sound hokey until you internalize them.
Ultimately, the thing you’ve been searching for is…YOU.
It’s not about learning something new to become a better version of yourself. It’s about learning how to bring yourself – your full sell – into everything you think, say, and do.
Once you realize this, then the hard work begins!
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