The Star Tarot Card Meanings
Star Tarot Card Table of Contents
- Key Symbolic Meanings
- The Star Upright
- The Star Reversed
- Metaphysical Correspondences
- Numerology Symbolism of The Star
- Back to the Major Arcana
- Back to all Tarot Card Meanings
The Star Tarot Card Meanings
When The Star tarot presents itself in a reading it carries great messages of healing and hope – symbolized by the seven yellow stars, the Pleiades. The white star in the middle of the Star tarot card represents divine guidance and our ability to live connected to that source of Wisdom.
The Star tarot is the soul initiation which follows The Tower (stripping away of all that is false and tied to the material world) so it makes sense the beautiful maiden depicted in the Star card is nude, showing her state of innocence. There is no sense of self-consciousness or discomfort in her posture. Rather she embodies calm, composure and tranquility.
From the maiden’s pitchers in the Star tarot card flows the water of life.
Notice in the Star tarot she has one knee on the land (Earth – conscious) and a foot on the Water (subconscious). She is perfectly balanced between the two.
This maiden (Empress, Earth Mother) is in a meditative state. Indeed, The Star tarot card teaches us that it is during meditation our higher self, spirit guides and the Divine can get a word in edgewise – if we will but listen.
Associated with the Hebrew letter Tzaddi, The Star tarot symbolizes the energy flow between the creative, intuitive powers of the lunar consciousness and pure, limitless inspiration. It is the wisdom gained from the processes of meditation and imagination. This makes The Star tarot an excellent visualization tool for artists who hit the wall or psychics who feel that they need a “tune up.”
The Star tarot card encourages you to try out new ideas before putting them into practice. You can explore philosophical concepts and more mundane things, like alternate career choices – risk free and without any strings attached. Think of it like being at the movies where your inner vision is the screen (bring popcorn if it helps).
This characteristic is why Kabbalists call The Star tarot the “natural intelligence.” The knowledge gained in this process is symbolized by the Ibis, a bird sacred to Thoth, the Egyptian god of knowledge. Natural intelligence is not simply about our experiences, it is something that hums right down to our cellular level touching genetic memory and awareness. It also embodies our past life lessons.
Upright Star Tarot Card Meanings
When the Star card shows up in a tarot reading upright, the universe has given you a well-deserved play break. Use it. And more importantly, enjoy it.
You’ve been chopping wood and carrying water for so long. Now your arms are feeling like they are about to fall off. After crunching all those numbers and making plans for the future, you can take some time to dream. In the Star tarot you are invited to see yourself enjoying the success you’ve worked so hard to build, and if possible ask a friend or family member to celebrate in leisure with you.
After all, what good is having a dream, if you can’t live it every once in a while? And often such things are even more satisfying when you can share them.
If things have been a bit rough lately, relax. They’re about to get better. The Star tarot is a card of hope and healing. Remember that nothing in the universe is ever truly lost. While you may still be hurting from recent setbacks, you can already see that things aren’t nearly as bad as they may seem.
In fact, you’re already recouping a significant share, and you can see the rest trickling back to the source over time.
Keep your eyes on that Star card – the good things, the blessings. Embrace the attitude of gratitude!
As far as physical or emotional wounds are concerned, they’re healing nicely, as well. Allow yourself the time to let the healing process run its course. No, it won’t happen right away. But you can see some progress every day, and you have to let that progress take its own pace (not your normal high octane approach to life).
Soon enough, you can be off again and on your way to bigger and better things.
While you’re recovering, take time to journey within. Your conscious and subconscious minds are a treasure trove of information. You’ll discover important insights about yourself and your place in the universe, not to mention integrating all those daily life moments that you can’t always stop and appreciate.
Star Reversed Tarot Card Meanings
When the Star tarot card shows up reversed, it is time to Relax. Be patient.
Things may be going too slowly for your liking, but this lull is only temporary. Right now, the universe has pulled the breaks on your rapid progress, because your inner self has some important messages for you – and you’ve been ignoring them.
Taking some time to listen to them will do you a lot of good. And let’s face it, aren’t you feeling a little worn out right now? In fact, you may be exhausted that you’re not even aware of what you’ve already accomplished. What’s worse, thinking you’re not getting anywhere, you may get so discouraged that you could throw in the towel right before you reach your goal.
Here in the Star card, the universe encourages you to just let this moment be. Don’t give up hope! Okay, progress seems elusive. But have you been looking in the right places? Look again!
You’ll see that your subconscious mind is actually working overtime. Below the surface, it’s working on solutions to long standing problems. It is paving the way for new and better opportunities. But to see that, you need to stop right where you are and listen to that inner voice.
Ask yourself – When was last time you meditated or went for a nice, long walk in the woods? Things like that can do wonders for your physical and spiritual health. Clear out the clutter in your mind so you can refocus on positivity. Right now you’re mired and spinning your wheels.
What you need is a push – you don’t always have to be an island, so don’t be afraid to reach outward or upward. The Universe is waiting for a signal from you that you’re ready for the “green light” again.
Remember Stephen Covey’s seventh habit of highly effective people: Sometimes you need take time to sharpen the saw. You can’t cut a tree with it, if you have made it dull from constant use. It’s no surprise you’re so exhausted!
What spiritual tools have you left unattended in your proverbial psychic closet? Time to dust them off.
Besides, taking your mind off mundane things for a while will open it to new ways of getting things done in all aspects of your life.
Don’t let that tunnel vision get the best of you. Take off the blinders and let the Light in!
The Star Tarot Card Metaphysical Correspondences:
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Kabbalistic Letter: Tzaddi
Path on The Tree of Life: Netzach (Victory) to Yesod (Foundation)
Healing Crystals: Azurite, Sodalite
The Star Card & Tarot Numerology
The Star tarot card is the seventeenth Major Arcanum. Viewed as 1+7, it points to new beginnings and the unfolding of love, like the petals of a glorious rose. Added together, they make the divine Number 8, showing that it is possible to manifest your hopes, dreams and musings in the material world. Watch for opportunity’s knock.
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